MushGO is growing and evolving – in all directions – humanly, philosophically and over time gradually, too. And because we don't just want to be a business, but from the start strive to be something more as well, we decided to start supporting selected racing teams.
The Levíček Kennel of course doesn't count – that's MushGO itself – but the first such team is Jana Tomášková and her pack. We met when Jana started to harness Sedrik in 2003 and immediately after the first season she took Fram, her first Eurohound, from our kennel. In training together with the "Levíček pack", she gained experience and the cooperation became a friendship.
Over time, Jana has done pretty much all the individual disciplines, bikejöring, scootering, skijöring, and she has even ran canicross.
Together with Verča Navrátilová they founded "Canicross v Brně", thanks to which dozens of people have discovered canicross, many of whom took mushing to heart and you can still meet them at races even though the group is no longer active.
For the last two years Jana's favorite thing has been scootering and sledding with two dogs. The current racing trio Lexi, Orion and Gripen are offspring of the exceptional Lota (Eurohound, born 2013).
A long list of Jana's racing achievements can be found at the end of this article.
For us, however, results are only half the reason we support Jana.
The other half is Jana herself – who she is and what she is like. She has left behind the office rat life and is fully committed to what she enjoys and finds fulfilling, which is therapy of dogs, people, and especially children. In her life she has been accompanied not only by dog racing specials, but also by her teachers – the chronically ill Snoopy, Kešu, and Bajča.
Years ago it all started with the Dorn Method, but gradually craniosacral osteopathy and osteodynamics were added to her areas of expertise, making it clear that her priority is physical health hand in hand with mental well-being.
Jana is currently devoting maximum time to this year's puppies, the offspring of Lota and Peak – Tutti and Moby – and preparing the racing dogs for the 2021/2022 season culminating in the World Championships in Sweden. Another big task is to select a fit, healthy and unrelated sire for the future racing dogs after LexiXX.
And what does Janina herself say? "This way of support is actually the culmination of my long-standing cooperation with the Levíček family, which makes me all the more pleased and I hope it will lead to mutual satisfaction."
Greatest racing achievements
2008 ICF European Championship in Děčín – 2nd place Snoopy BKJ
2008 ICF EC Děčín – 2nd place Kešu SC
2010 Czech Republic Championship Tři studně – 1st place Bajča SC
2010 CRC Tři studně – 3rd place Snoopy BKJ
2016 ICF EC Nové město na Moravě – 4th place Lotka SC
2017 CRC MID Stochov – 2nd place Lota BKJ
2018 CRC MID Běleč – 1st place Lexi BKJ
2019 CRC Abertamy – 3rd place Lexi+Orion SC2
2019 ICF EC Belgium Chevetogne – 1st place Lexi SC
2020 IFSS EC Sweden Asarna – 1st place Orion+Gripen D
2020 IFSS EC Sweden Asarna – 2nd place relay