"Dogs are our link to paradise"
Few words about us and how it all started
Penkivil FCI was established out of genuine love towards dogs and their welfare. We always strive to find the best, loving homes for every puppy out of our kennel, so that they can live a long and truly happy life next to their owners.
We have puppies only after serious planning, always aiming to improve the breed. Please check our puppy page for updates on our breeding plans.
Our kennel was registered in 2015 in Fédération Cynologique Internationale, one of the oldest organisations uniting dog breeders in the world. I myself undergo judge training since 2019, currently as an FCI group VII judge's assistant.
Founder & Breeder
My name is Marta Król, and I am very pleased to welcome you on this website.
Here is my story...
For some reason, since I remember, my family had a "no-animal" policy. One day, as a 7 year-old girl, I received a pocket album with photos and descriptions of 300+ dog breeds (instead of a real fluffy dog I wildly dreamed about). According to my parents, it was just another book to keep me interested in various topics. Little did they know that topic clicked in my head and, as a result, I shortly became fluent in recognising almost any dog breed I met. Useful trait for a 7-year-old, wasn't it?
Today, being an adult, I still remember clearly the idea that flourished in my mind back then, while reading it: "I'm going to own all these cute doggies one day". Well, hopefully that didn't come true :) Life would be surely very interesting with Pugs, Beagles, German Shepherds and Great Danes living all together in one flat.
But, as years passed by and the pocket album got covered with dust, I still did not forget my genuine interest toward these wonderful creatures - dogs. As a teenage girl, after countless discussions with my family, I finally became an owner of my first pedigree dog! It was a tricolour beagle male, named Arnold. I can surely say, that on the day Arnold joined our family I got "lost forever" in the dog world.
During my teenage years I took part in obedience classes, first dog shows, junior handling competitions and learned a ton about training, taking care of and living with a dog. After my beloved beagle passed away suddenly at the beautiful age of over 13 years - I was devastated.
I soon found out I could not live without a dog by my side...
Being already independant, I no longer had to ask my parents for "permission" to have an animal. I knew, though, I will not find a beagle that could replace beloved Arnold. I was looking for a dog a bit similar to a beagle (long ears, athletic silhouette, hunting type), yet bigger and more elegant and human oriented. After long and difficult research, the choice was obvious: an English Setter.
As no puppies were available in the country at that time, Nela, an orange belton girl, joined our family arriving from Hungary in 2015. Nela made our home filled with life and goofiness again. In the following months I returned to my beloved dog world meeting many new friends, sharing the same passions.
Till this day, that small dog album has a special place in my heart. It reminds me of how it all started from a childish dream.
A dream, that actually did come true. I am a happy dog owner, waking up each day next to couple of fluffy, smiling, furry muzzles and wagging tails waiting for their morning walk.
Apart from a joyful life close to dogs, I strive to be a responsible English Setter breeder, here at Penkivil FCI.
Penkivil is an FCI kennel registered in Zwiazek Kynologiczny w Polsce - the only organisation in Poland that unites dog breeders since 1939 and is a member of FCI. Pedigrees issued by this organisation are recognised worldwide.
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