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Who is a better match for a breeder than another breeder?

I and Jim met through the dogs, same passion led to a new chapter in our lives and some huge changes. We married in 2017 and on April 19th, 2019 we welcomed our precious son Evan. 

I and Jim lived on two different sides of the world. Traveling can get you only this far so some decisions had to be made, language barrier for Jim meant that I made the move and so we settled down in beautiful Kentucky.

Throughout the year we did probably the biggest and most expensive move this breed has seen and moved through the Ocean from Poland to the USA with 17 dogs of mine and of course me too. From then on Rey Gladiador is located in Kentucky, and our dogs have 50 acres of farmland to exercise and work at.

I (Ewa) breed under kennel name REY GLADIADOR. Jim breeds under the kennel name RIVER CITY.

We share the passion and we do share some dogs. But we are both individuals with our own approaches and goals, and even though they are very similar we decided to keep two separate breeding programs. 

To see Jim’s work and dogs visit his website:

In this cute picture with Evan, you can see the puppy from our cooperation. This female is Kiwi, breed by River City, parents are Debo de Rey Gladiador and Kropka de Rey Gladiador. The parents of Debo are Hooch de Rey Gladiador and Ivy del River City – Ivy coming from many generations of Jim’s breeding program. Ivy del River City is the first dog Jim gave me and Kropka de Rey Gladiador was my first dog gift to Jim. 

Ewa Ziemska

Breeder and researcher of Presa Canario. Lived in Poland, London UK and presently stays in Kentucky, USA and traveled through whole Europe and 22 States discovering the breed. Speaks Polish, English and Spanish. Master of Science of Management and Computer Modeling and Engineer of Production Engineering of Kielce University of Technology. Avid traveler, photographer and dog book collector. Instagram @reygladiador