Welcome to the website of Angel Silvestre kennel

About me:
I am a dog breeder. I spend a lifetime learning pedigrees, genetics, breed standards and learning from those in my breed and those outside it. I raise each litter as if I gave birth to them and spend an equal amount of time finding them loving forever homes. I only put animals on this planet that I think will be the healthiest (mentally and physically) and nicest examples of their breed. I support each family who chose one of my babies and let them know they are now a part of our extended family. I celebrate their wins in shows with my stock. I shed a tear when one dies. I am there if one needs to come back. I hold them when they arrive and leave this world. I share my knowledge and socialize my dogs so that they will be the advertisement for my dedication. I don't keep track of the money and time I put in to my love of them, it would not be a true measure of how I feel. The price I charge for my babies is never profit, but investment in the next generation. I am not ashamed of who I am... I work hard at being a good dog person and encouraging others to be the same. I am a breeder and I am proud of it. If we don't support each other - we are doomed as a fancy.

My short story:

After several years breeding and working with the breed Dogo Argentino, I've made a decision to stop with this wonderfull but difficult breed. 7 from the 8 dogos owned by the kennel has been sold to other responsible breeders in Europe (Italy, Sweden, France, Belgium). The dog material from the kennel has been given free for dogs in need.

Now, few years later, a new begin has came for Angel Silvestre. With the same passion for beautifull, healty, correct - following the standarts and high quality dogs my attention is directed to the breed - Collie Rough. The most important at this stage of breeding for me are character and health, but also exterieur. I'm working a lot on the socialisation of the dogs and in mean while making full tests for important deseases speciffic for the breeds. Our dogs are participating on dog shows, being trained and of course regulary vet checked. They have a playground at home, big training field and yet I'm walking my dogs daily.

ABOUT ME and Angel Silvestre

Since i remember myself my familly has owned dogs. Our first collie rough came in the family 1995. He was from german bloodlines, but unfortunatelly not compleet pedigree. Anyway he was my best friend for almost 12 happy years! R.I.P. my beautiful Buck!

In meanwhile i already had my first Dogo Argentino dog. This dog has won many dog shows and started my passion to dog shows. Few years later i imported my first breeding female from France and the same time another male from Argentinian/Italian bloodlines. With this trio i have moved to Belgium (from Bulgaria) and a year after made the first litter on my kennel name with studding my female with the World Champion! From this litter i kept male, who won the attention of many breeders! I've bred several litters of dogo argentino, i imported 3 females from Argentina and more from other countries. I was paying a visit to every sold puppy out of my kennel and this is what made me stop breeding this breed. Finding owners with big heart for this breed was not easy. Very often they landed in wrong hands and later the dogs were blamed when things go wrong. For studying the breed i have visited different kennels and had many friends who were helping me to get to know the breed even better. I'm proud with my successes with the breed and i'm still following the breed active. But now my passion is to other breed.

Shortly before Christmas 2012-13 i got my collie rough Bucky (Ricks Machagony) from Poland with help of Elwira (Actis kennel). Bucky has learned me again how big was my passion to the breed and i started the "new" kennel.
* I have followed course for "Proffessional handlers" by Antoan Hlebarov in Bulgaria.
* Multiple Junior Handler Winner!
* Often assisting in the show ring as ring-secretary
* Therapy-animals course by Inge Pauwels
* Seminar followed for Dominant dogs

* Course Cynology by St.Hubertus

* Participation on shows in: Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Croatia, Austria, Slovakia, Chech Republic, Poland, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Nederland, Denmark, UK (World dog shows, European dog shows, International, National and Specialty Club Shows)



Ricks Machagony (Bucky), was trained as therapy dog and has succesfully passed the official test in Belgium organised by Therapiedier vzw and Toscanzahoeve with main judge Inge Pauwels. Bucky was working as therapy dog, not just to heal my trauma after the dogo argentino's, but had finished course and exams for it. Now Bucky lives in Bulgaria, where he keep's his therapy works and also participates in breeding program.
All our dogs are available for a friendly walk with people, who just want to get closer with dogs or need animal therapy. For info please contact me.


I hope you will enjoy my new website and if there are questions or interest, feel free to contact me.

Best Regards! Inna Van de Ven

Lichtaart, Belgium

Mobile: +32 470 609 787

E-mail: innavdv22@gmail.com

Languages spoken: English, Dutch, Bulgarian