About us


My name is Lenka and I fell in love with maltese dogs few years ago. Two beautiful malts joined our family in years 2008 and 2009 - Herbee and Guči, they´re both from Zbenvak kennel - owned by our friend Zdena. Guči was very successfully shown (he gained championships in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, C.I.B. = International championship and some more), Herbee is our playful pet.

Due to showing Guči my demand for the "just perfect" maltese bows increased so I decided to make my own bows in autumn 2009. I met many exhibitors demanding my bows so I started to make show bows for others at the end of the year 2009.

Since that year I´ve met more and more show people who just fell in love with my bows and soon my bows reached a huge success on the European trade and there came the need to choose a brand name for them. And here it is - a beginning of ELITE show bows - the bows that enhance the beauty of every dog.


  • Elite (occasionally spelled élite) is taken originally from the Latin, eligere, "to elect". In sociology as in general usage, the elite is a hypothetical group of relatively small size, that is dominant within a large society, having a privileged status perceived as being envied by others of a lower line of order. 

Nowadays ELITE show bows are very well known all around the world, we have customers from America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia. 

I have also designed new shapes of maltese bows and set up a trend of fancy centres.

About ELITE show bows

ELITE show bows are top quality and carefully handcrafted dog bows from finest quality ribbons, decorated mostly with crystals and rhinestones - Swarovski, Preciosa. There are two clear latex or latex free bands on every bow. ELITE bows are super stiffened for their long life.

By request we´ll make whatever colour combination you like and decorate the bow with material you wish.

Nowadays we prefer making double topknot bows that are highly demanded for the perfect shape we produce. But we also make single topknot bows that can be worn everywhere not just in the show rings.

ELITE bows are worn by dogs all around the world - the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Norway, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, France, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Russia, Spain, Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, the USA, Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, South Africa, Japan, Ireland, Ukraine, South Korea, Malaysia, Denmark , Finland, China, Lithuania, Latvia and other countries - see Dogs in ELITE bows (updated gradually). Our customers are not only show dogs but also pets that are loved and pampered by their owners.

ELITE show bows enhance the beauty of every dog.  

Maltese pairs (double topknot bows)

These bows are intended mostly for the show ring, but can be used for puppies or tiny dogs too. They are made from ribbons 9mm - 10 mm (3/8) wide. We can decorate due customers´ request.

We offer the most favourite shapes of double topknot bows we created and that met with a huge success on the European trade. But we also offer the wider shape, maltese pairs with side flags, double loop maltese pairs (without flags) and velvet pairs. 

Single topknot bows

These bows are bigger, they are made from 1,2 - 1,5 cm wide ribbon (1/2 - 5/8) and can be worn at many occations (not only show ring but also at home or any special occation). By request we´ll make a single topknot bow perfect just for you.

A standard size is 5/8 (1,5cm) wide ribbon. But we have high demands for bows made from 1/2 (1,2cm) ribbon. Those smaller - puppy - bows are suitable either for puppies (youngsters) or for smaller dogs (2 - 3kg / 4 - 6 1/2 pounds).

Yorkie / shih-tzu topknot bows

These bows are made for yorkshire terriers or shih-tzus. They are made from 2,5 cm wide ribbons. Most of the bows are one of a kind - absolutely unique. If a certain bow is sold, no one can get the same bow.

Larger breeds pairs

Pairs designed specially for larger breeds than maltese or yorkshire terriers. Owners of larger breeds want to pamper their pets too so ELITE show bows decided to offer new pairs specially designed for them. They are made from 3/8 ribbon too but much wider than maltese pairs.

Ring number holders - clips

We came out with an absolute novelty in the world. We offer ring number holders (clips) decorated with a bow matching your show dog´s bow(s). We make the ring number holders - clips by request as we need to know bows the clip need to match.

Show leads

We offer kindness show leads specially designed for maltese. If you´re interested for a specific colour, do not hesitate to ask us for availability. Most of our leads have a white neck piece that is so hard to find on the market.

Fancy kindness show leads

My dream came true with fancy kindness show leads. They look gorgeous in the ring and are easy to hold (no need to quickly fold the end of the lead in your palm) and they hang down nicely around your neck when stacking your dog. Every lead is unique. If you´re interested for a specific colour, do not hesitate to ask us for availability. 

Maltese brooches / pendants

Brooches or pendants are carefully handcrafted for Elite show bows by our friend therefore every brooch / pendant is unique.

Maltese ring number clips

We produce original maltese ring number clips.