We were born, raised and educated in the country that does not exist anymore, in what was then the Soviet Union.  We came to the United States in the early 90s, and since then reside just outside of Washington D.C.  We  both are Ph.D. scientists conducting biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

Our first dog was a beagle. Seeing how beagles are much akin to cats, we decided to name our kennel after a famous Ukrainian fairy tale about one resourceful pussy – the one and only Pun Kotzky. Beagles are small, purr when petted, and love wasting time observing the great big world looking out the window.  Beagles are also highly independent and very strong willed – much like Rudyard Kipling’s cat, they walk by themselves to the beat of their own drum.  

Pun Kotzky, the eponymous cat of fairy tale fame, was ditched in the middle of a forest after failing to become the mouse-hunting beast the owner thought he should be.  Pun Kotzky managed to survive various hardships, eventually marrying the Lady Fox and becoming King of the Forest.  In the same spirit as Pun Kotzky, our dogs grew to be the kings of our castle.  
We have owned beagles since 1994; however the first show beagle appeared in our house in 2004 and a couple years later we bred our first litter.  Our breeding program is limited and very selective; we don’t have litters often, not even every year.  We breed with the purpose to produce the next generation of our show dogs and always keep 2-3 puppies from each litter to further evaluate their show potential; the rest of puppies are available to approved pet homes or to fellow breeders. Occasionally we have older puppies, young adults or retired show champions available as pets.  ​​
All our dogs are born, raised and live in our house as a part of our family, kenneling dogs is against our philosophy of dog ownership. Our hounds have 24 hours a day access to the one acre-big securely fenced back yard via a dog door and they all live as one pack. That’s why, when breeding, we pay close attention to producing happy, friendly dogs with easy going temperaments. Health issues are of paramount importance for us too and we do careful health evaluation of our breeding stock that includes DNA testing for breed specific disorders.

We were blessed to start our breeding program with exceptional breed specimens that resulted from dedication and hard work of many generations of breeders in this country and around the world. Now it is our turn to share our success with fellow breeders - our beagles are making an impact in show rings and whelping boxes not only in Western hemisphere but in many European countries as well.