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Blueridge Vista Pumi Kennel is  located in the  foothills of the  beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Northern Greenville County, SC - just south of Asheville, NC and west of Charlotte, NC.  

The view above, of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a few minutes from our home, was the inspiration for our kennel name.

Our Kennel is located on our 20 acre horse farm, which is also home to On The Top Obedience and Agility School, owned  and operated by us, Nancy & Meir Ben-Dror. We share our  home with 3 English Cocker Spaniels, two Pumik (plural of Pumi in Hungarian) and a Canaan Dog. Although the dogs had or presently have show and performance careers in  conformation, herding, agility, obedience and rally, they are pets first and foremost. They  always have a home with us. Our two horses are seniors now and enjoying their retirement.

Over the last 30 + years we  have put numerous titles on several  breeds and mixed breeds, in  UKC, AKC , USDAA, NADAC, AMBOR & Mixed Breed Dog Clubs of America. Our two Pumik are among the very few Pumik who have earned a UKC Championship. They were among the first Pumik to earn  points towards AKC’s Certificate of  Merit by winning  Miscellaneous Classes. 

Meir is of Hungarian descent, so we have been interested in the Pumi for some time.  We imported our first Pumi, Bohemia Vivace Ash (Asztró) from the Czech Republic, in 2009, and after showing him in Europe, and much research, came home with our  girl, Cseri-Subás Édes (Szikra) from Hungary, to start our Pumi kennel.  We had never considered breeding ourselves, but we became so enamored of Asztró, with his wonderful work ethic, trainability and cuddliness, that we decided  we should share our joy with others.  Asztró and Szikra are a great combination of bloodlines, conformation, performance and loving house pets, who should produce great puppies. We had our first Pumi litter on July 26, 2011! 

We are members of  the Blue Ridge Agility Club,  where Nancy was past Vice-President, secretary,  and is still a board member. We are members of the Spartanburg Kennel Club, The Canaan Dog Club of America, The Hungarian Pumi Club of America, where Meir is presently a board member; and Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

Click here to watch some of our activities on YouTube.

 

                                                            Welcome!                                                    "Meet the breeds" event, Charlotte, NC, December 2010