Montecani White Bryony

Best of Breed
Exonian CA
   
Montecani Elara at Lyndyck

Best Puppy In Breed
Exonian CA
 


Owned by Lynne McVittie

   

Owned by Lynne Luff

 
 

1st Dec 2018
Judge: Elaine Whitehall

 

Montecani Thalassa

Best AVNSC Gundog Puppy
Horsham & DCS
 


   

 

Owned by Clare Wilson

29th Nov 2018
Judge: Karl Jarvinen

Montecani Elara at Lyndyck

Best Puppy In Breed
Truro & DCS
 


Owned by Lynne Luff

 
 
24th November 2018
Judge: Mrs L Reed
 

Havana (Montecani Havana Nights) 23rd January 2005 to 20th November 2018.. Tears flowing here tonight. A time for reflection of a wonderful old girl who was so loved. My olden, my Han..Almost 14 years together, but time just caught up with us.
It was always you and me against the world, Havana..That was our motto. Now it's just me. But we did so much together. You had great show potential, but you didnt care much for men (except John), or the show ring, so you were retired early.
The highlight of your life was your 4 puppies, but the shock for me that day I caught you in a compromising position with Nemo was unbelievable. A 6 year old bitch with bad hips having a litter, not ideal, but we weathered it as it was my mistake and how you loved those puppies. It was the best decision I made and those pups were beautiful.
You were my upstairs dog when I lived alone for a while, that gentle snoring you were famous for, was somehow comforting.
These last two years your rear legs became weaker, our bond became stronger, we treated falling over as a good thing and you looked for a biscuit if your rear end ever failed you. It made you happy in a strange way! One day you stopped dead on our walk and let me know your legs just couldnt go that far anymore, so we stuck to the garden and you were happy with that. Your routine was out twice a day for a potter, a sniff around then back in and gawd were you determined if you wanted to go in, you would take off like a rocket..with me shouting 'slow down, wait for me'
I was happy to lift you up the steps here in Somerset when your legs wouldnt go and we came down the steps together, you would wait for me at the top, me holding your tail to steady you.. I would have done anything for you and at that time, despite the legs, you were happy with your life.
These last few days, you grew more tired, your legs more wobbly, the food you loved so much seemed an effort to get down. You didnt get up for mealtimes anymore. Usually you were on your feet like a shot, ate your dinner and then waited for the bowl of tripe blood that you drank voraciously, bouncing if it didnt arrive quickly enough!! I fed you whatever you wanted to eat on your bed these last days but it was a struggle to find something you wanted to eat. I have packets and packets of fish treats, ham, meat, anything tasty!
It was so hard to let you go and I changed my mind several times. I cuddled you on your bed so much these last few days and stroked that old dog soft fur and you would respond with a paw and a gentle groan, looking up at me with cloudy, tired eyes. I willed you to turn a corner, get up, eat properly, prove me and the vets wrong, but life had become a chore and you were just so tired.
I will miss you already, Havana :'( Your raised bed at my feet that was yours and yours alone is now being kept warm by another old dog.

 

Montecani She's A Rainbow over Thandiwe

Best of Breed
Best Puppy In Breed

Windsor Gundog

 

 


 
 


Owned by Debs Channon & Tracy Davies

3rd October 2018
Judge: Liz Lacey

 

 

Montecani True Colours

2nd Puppy Dog
ISCGB Open Show
   
Montecani She's A Rainbow over Thandiwe

1st Puppy Bitch
Reserve Best Puppy In Show
ISCGB Open Show
 


Owned by Jane Cayford

   

Owned by Debs Channon & Tracy Davies

 
 

 

29th Sept 2018
Judge: Tracey Mayou

 

Montecani True Colours

2nd Puppy Dog
South of England Gundog
   
Montecani She's A Rainbow over Thandiwe

Reserve Best of Breed
Best Puppy In Breed
South of England Gundog
 


Owned by Jane Cayford

   

Owned by Debs Channon & Tracy Davies

 
 

 

23rd Sept 2018
Judge: Steve Rose

 

 

 

Montecani She's A Rainbow over Thandiwe

1st Minor Puppy Bitch
BEST PUPPY IN BREED
 



   

 

Owned by Debs Channon & Tracy Davies

 

Montecani True Colours

1st Minor Puppy Dog
Richmond
 


Owned by Jane Cayford

 

9th Sept 2018
Judge: Karl Jarvinen

Montecani True Colours

1st Minor Puppy Dog
Bournemouth
   
Montecani She's A Rainbow over Thandiwe

1st Minor Puppy Bitch
Bournemouth
 


Owned by Jane Cayford

   

Owned by Debs Channon & Tracy Davies

 
 

 

11th August 2018
Judge: Lesley Coldwell

 

 

Montecani True Colours

1st Minor Puppy Dog
National Gundog
   
Montecani She's A Rainbow over Thandiwe

1st Minor Puppy Bitch
National Gundog
 


Owned by Jane Cayford

   

Owned by Debs Channon & Tracy Davies

 
 

 

5th August 2018
Judge: Nicola Spencer

 

 

Montecani White Bryony

1st Junior Bitch
Paignton
 


Owned by Lynne McVittie

 
 
4th August 2018
Judge: Frank Whyte
 

Montecani White Bryony

1st Junior Bitch
Leeds
 

Owned by Lynne McVittie

 
 
28th July 2018
Judge: Sally Sutton
 

 

 

Wess del Montecani (Imp Ita)

1st Junior Dog
Birmingham National
   
Montecani White Bryony

1st Junior Bitch
Birmingham National
 


   

Owned by Lynne McVittie

 
 

 

12th May 2018
Judge: Val Woodward

 

 

Montecani Fran Ccesca (Fresca) celebrated her 12th Birthday on the 22nd April

 

 

Sh Ch Montecani Uma ‘Uma’ 2004 to 2018
It was time to say goodbye to our beautiful matriarch this morning….Feeling heartbroken. Its always the hardest decision to make, but sometimes we just cant make our beloved dogs live any longer..
When you were born, the vets tried to convince me I had a cross breed litter as they handed me the box of pups after your Mum, Nova’s C Section. You and your colourful brothers, Oscar and Nando were very striking!
You grew into a wonderful Spinone, both in the show ring and as a Mum. You leave behind a whole legacy that will continue on…
But..Who will keep the youngsters in order?
Who is going to eat the carrot peelings as I peel veg for Sunday roast? You loved food so much and these last few days we shared bags of crisps and lay by the fire together.
I will miss those wise dark eyes, that gentle face, your firm but fair way of chastising the errant youngsters.
You were always with me in the garden, always watching , with that gaze that your Mum and Grandmother both had.. We became very close in the last few years as you grew older..
I wish I could tell my Mum, Uma… It makes it even harder as we always sat and held paws and talked about memories when we had to say good bye. I hope she was waiting for you.

Montecani Havana Nights (Havana) celebrated her 13th Birthday on the 23rd January

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

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