Montecani Cuba Remember Me
"Louis"
Best of Breed & Group 4
Luton CS
 


 

Judge: Goran Bodegard
29th December 2011

Owned by
Jean Kelley

Montecani Good As Gold del Mavaya
"Nora"

Best Puppy In Breed
Wealdstone & Northolt CS
 


 
 
Judge: Ann Cook (Jaspins)
27th December 2011

Owned by
Helen & Pam Glading
 

Montecani Quella D'oro del Quebaikei
"Quella"

Best Puppy In Breed
GBAS
 


 
 
Judge: Doreen Smilie
12th November 2011

Owned by
Shaz Burrows
 

On Friday 21st of October 2011 I took a healthy, happy Ava into the vets for a spay and removal of mammary tumours. I made the decision to try and give her a chance of a long and happy life. Unfortunately during the operation Ava refluxed, inhaling her own stomach acid. It caused irreparable damage and Sunday morning she died. I still have many questions that still need answering, but nothing will bring her back. I am devastated. Like Cuba she was a favourite and i can't bear to think she died alone at the vets with no one to comfort her and stroke that beautiful head. I can only hope she went peacefully in her sleep and that is what it looked like when I visited her body that morning she died. I cuddled her for ages and said how sorry I was, how I had failed her. All the life gone. Those beautiful eyes, closed and cold and Ava had the most beautiful eyes. When Ava was born I was drawn to her. She had the most beautiful face and I knew she would stay. She was not sure about a show career at first. Didn't like flapping tents, noise, but together we overcome all that and she did lots of winning, including a CC, before fashion changed and she was considered too big. Her last show was Crufts 2011 with a 2nd in Veteran. She was big, but that made her even more beautiful. A stunningly beautiful white dog, with the sweetest expression. Above anything else she loved to hunt, it was her passion. I loved her stubborness which often resulted in me yelling across the field 'Ava, I am talking to you!' She made me laugh. If you called her, she would often trot off in the opposite direction with a 'what does she want' look on her face! That week before she died she hunted with her daughter Rivana every night. With me having to wait for them at the bottom of the field. Both returned panting hard, living life to the full. That is why her loss is so cruel. Indoors she loved to sleep by the front door, often rushing in and plonking herself down before I could stop her. Most of the time I left her there, although I always thought the kitchen was a far nicer place to sleep than a draughty front door! She came upstairs to bed with me when I was home alone. She loved people and whenever people came to visit the breed she was always the one to sit with people offering a paw. Everyone loved her and wanted to take her home. She was special and for some reason those special ones are always taken too soon. I never expected I would say goodbye to her so soon. It is almost too hard to bear, but I can't get her back. Hope you are still out there hunting, Ava and now you won't ever have to come back before you are ready...xx

 

Montecani Rianna
"Dizzy"

4th place and the Guns Award
BWWGS Novice Field Trial
 


 
 
Judges: Fred Alcock & Mark Spearing
31st October 2011

Owned by
Alix Johnson
 
For more photos see the Working Page

Montecani Good As Gold del Mavaya
"Nora"
Best Puppy In Breed
Mid Herts Gundog Premier Show

 


 

Judge: Lucy Kirkham (Alfigio)
23rd October 2011
Owned by Helen & Pam Glading

Montecani Cuba Il Divo JW
"Brando"
Best of Breed
Birmingham Gundog
   
Montecani Our Man In Havana
"Romeo"
Best Puppy
Birmingham Gundog
 


     
 
Judge: Richard Bott (Quensha)
16th October 2011

Owned by
Sharon Stoughton
 

Montecani Good As Gold del Mavaya
"Nora"

Best Puppy Bitch & Res. Best Puppy In Show
Italian Spinone Club of Great Britain
 


 
 
Judge: Italian Breed Specialist, Roberto Amadori (Epithelium)
9th October 2011

Owned by
Helen & Pam Glading
 

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Also...
Montecani Our Man In Havana
"Romeo"
Best Brown Roan Puppy
 


 

Owned by Sharon Stoughton

Montecani Quella D'Oro del Quebaikei
"Quella"
Best Minor Puppy
Angus & Kincardine
 


 

Judge: Bill Orzel
25th September 2011

Owned by
Shaz Burrows

Montecani Good As Gold del Mavaya
"Nora"

Qualifes for Crufts 2012
Richmond
 


 
 
Judge: Mike Spencer
11th September 2011

Owned by
Helen & Pam Glading
 

Montecani Quella D'oro del Quebaikei
"Quella"

Qualifes for Crufts 2012
SKC
 


 
 
Judge: Jenny Miller
28th August 2011

Owned by
Shaz Burrows
 

Montecani Cuba Il Divo JW
"Brando"
Best of Breed
Milton Keynes
   
Montecani Our Man In Havana
"Romeo"
Best Puppy
Milton Keynes
 


   
 
 
Judge: Gary Green
27th August 2011

Owned by
Sharon Stoughton
 

Montecani Our Man In Havana
"Romeo"
Best Puppy
WKC
 


 

Judge: Jeff Roberts
21st August 2011

Owned by
Sharon Stoughton

Montecani Just William del Quebaikei
"Quest"
Best of Breed
Tayside, Lochee & DCS
 


 

Judge: John Steven
13th August 2011

Owned by
Shaz Burrows

Montecani Lucio
"Lu"
Undertaking some water training

Owned by Helen Thomas

To see some other Montecani Spinoni in action at the
Bracco Italiano Society's Water Training Day please see the Working page

Montecani Cuba Il Divo JW
"Brando"
Best of Breed & G4
EELKS
Montecani Our Man In Havana
"Romeo"
Best Puppy & PG1
EELKS
 


 
 
Breed Judge: Ray McDonald Group Judge: Neville Thorpe
31st July 2011

Owned by
Sharon Stoughton
 

Montecani Cuba Il Divo JW
"Brando"
Best of Breed
Thame
Montecani Our Man In Havana
"Romeo"
Best Puppy
Thame
 


 
 
Judge: Val Wade (Oldestone)
30th July 2011

Owned by
Sharon Stoughton
 

Montecani Cuba Remember Me
"Louis"
Best of Breed
Worthing & DCS
 


 

Judge: Karen Bicknell
17th July 2011

Owned by
Jean Kelley

Montecani Cuba Il Divo JW
"Brando"
Best of Breed
Alfreton
Montecani Our Man In Havana
"Romeo"
Best Puppy & PG2
Alfreton
 


 
 
Judge: Andrew Caine
17th July 2011

Owned by
Sharon Stoughton
 

Montecani Cuba Il Divo JW
"Brando"
RCC
East of England
Montecani Our Man In Havana
"Romeo"
Best Puppy
East of England
 


 
 
Judge: Pam Blay
8th July 2011

Owned by
Sharon Stoughton
 

Montecani Our Man In Havana
"Romeo"
Best Puppy
Windsor
 


 

Judge: Robyn Griffin
2nd July 2011

Owned by
Sharon Stoughton

Montecani Our Man In Havana
"Romeo"

Best Puppy
Southampton
 


 
 
Judge: Jean Lanning
18th June 2011

Owned by
Shaz Burrows
 

Montecani Just William del Quebaikei
"Quest"
Best of Breed
Dundee
 


 

Judge: Geoff Hargreaves
11th June 2011

Owned by
Shaz Burrows

Montecani Cuba Il Divo JW
"Brando"
Best of Breed
Chertsey CS
 


 

Judge: Rita Allum (Macarica)
18th May 2011

Owned by
Sharon Stoughton

Montecani Cuba Il Divo JW
"Brando"
Best of Breed
Mid Herts Gundog
 


 

Judge: Ray Strudwick (Burpham)
15th May 2011

Owned by
Sharon Stoughton

Montecani Cuba Il Divo JW
"Brando"
Best of Breed
Redditch & DCS
 


 

Judge: Lorna Hastings (Lorianna)
14th May 2011

Owned by
Sharon Stoughton

Montecani Cuba Remember Me
"Louis"
Best of Breed
Sutton DDS
 


 

Judge: Pat Predith (Rigmoor)
15th May 2011

Owned by
Jean Kelley

Montecani Cuba Remember Me
"Louis"
Best AVNSC Gundog
South of England
 


 

Judge: Linda Thorogood (Harrifield)
2nd May 2011

Owned by
Jean Kelley

Montecani Just William del Quebaikei
"Quest"
Best of Breed & G3
Angus & Kincardinshire (Limited Show)
 


 

Judge: Claire gray (Knockothie)
3rd April 2011

Owned by
Shaz Burrows

Montecani Moon River
"Ava"
2nd Veteran Bitch
CRUFTS

Judge - Janet Neil (Kevardhu)
10th March 2011

On 12th February 2011 I had to say Goodbye to Nando, aged 13. He was a true Dog in a Million. Never put a paw wrong thoughout his whole life. He was the sweetest boy you could ever meet and everyone who met him fell instantly in love. Not only a Show Champion and excellent Gundog, he was my 'Big Man' and was so very special to me.


If it should be that I grow weak,
and pain should keep me from my sleep,
then you must do what must be done,
for this last battle can't be won.

You will be sad, I understand,
don't let your grief then stay your hand,
for this day more than all the rest,
your love for me must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years,
what is to come must hold no fears,
you'd not want me to suffer so,
the time has come please let me go.

Take me to where my needs they'll tend,
and please stay with me to the end,
hold me firm and speak to me,
until my eyes no longer see.

Please do not grieve it must be you,
who has this painful thing to do,
we've been so close, we two these years,
don't let your heart hold back the tears.

Montecani Cuba Il Divo JW
"Brando"
Reserve Best Dog
Boston
 


 

Judge: Jane Maxwell
7th January 2011

Owned by
Sharon Stoughton

 

 

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