Happy 2nd Birthday, Freda, Bea and their siblings Bisto, Muk, Lui and Badger.
Tried and failed to get a pretty photo of the Birthday sisters!
Far too much excitement!

 

30th August

Montecani You're My Only Hope

1st Yearling Dog
Driffield
 



 
 
27th August 2021
Judge: Max Munday
 

 

Beau (Imp Ita)

1st Yearling Dog
Bournemouth CA
 


Co-owned with Lynne Luff

 
 
14th August 2021
Judge: Pam Blay
 

 

Happy 10th Birthday Cuda and siblings.
Cuda is my little travelling companion who loves to share a box of KFC popcorn chicken on long trips and would happily live in the car if she could.
She also does the best morning lie ins of any dog I know!
Guess she is just a bit lazy!??

 

18th August

Montecani Just Freddo

1st Puppy Dog & Best Puppy In Breed

Paignton Championship Show
 



 
Beau (Imp Ita)
Co-owned with Lynne Luff

1st Junior Dog

Paignton

 
Montecani Hell You Doin


1st Yearling Bitch

Paignton
 


7th August 2021
Judge: Jan Neil (Kevardhu)

 

 

Montecani Hell You Doin Fred

1st Novice Bitch & RCC
National Gundog
   
Montecani Just Freddo

1st Puppy Dog & Best Puppy Dog
National Gundog
 


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Montecani Last Chance with Kubear

1st Graduate Dog

National Gundog
 


Owned by Max Munday & Mark Spalding

 
 

1st August 2021
Judge: Carolyn Fry (Bedeslea)
 

 

Montecani Just Freddo

1st Puppy Dog
ISCGB Championship Show
   
Montecani True Colours

1st Graduate Dog & RCC
ISCGB Championship Show
 


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Owned by Jane Cayford

 
 

 

 
Montecani Hell You Doin Fred

1st Yearling Bitch
ISCGB Championship Show
 
Montecani My Precious

1st Graduate Bitch
ISCGB Championship Show
 


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25th July 2021
Judge: Val Woodward (Connomar)

 

 

 

Emanuela Asca Del Montecani. 2011-2021

A very sad day at Montecani HQ yesterday. We said goodbye to Asca after a progressive degenerative disease of which we never found the cause, despite various tests. We noticed a stiffness in her rear legs a few months ago and occasional left rear leg drag. Otherwise perfectly normal in herself and I put it down to age.
The last week was the downturn and it was clear that Asca was starting to struggle, losing sight in her left eye and her balance.She stayed very close to me and I made sure she always knew where I was.
Her appetite remained and that was the hardest part of letting her go. She was all there, still stalking chickens abeit wobbly and barking at a dog that came in for grooming, tail lashing like a wild animal! The old Asca I knew so well! It was our bone of contention. Asca was a noisy sod and would also answer me back if I told her off! I will miss that feisty character.
The last morning I fed her breakfast, then we sat quietly in the living room, she knew I was there and with me by her side she went peacefully to sleep. Its a memory I treasure as for a moment, I could imagine she was still well. She looked so perfect and I snapped a last photo which I will treasure forever.
We then made that journey to the vets and she slipped peacefully away, in the back of the car with me by her side.
The end of an era, another connection to my Mum. Asca loved Mum. The other person she always loved and remembered was Helen Thomas.
Asca was my stud puppy from my Italian import Siro out of a bitch I had bred (Siena's sister)
I travelled to Shropshire those 10 years ago to pick my puppy and when I arrived, I was drawn to this beautiful pretty face, the first born pup. That was Asca. She slept all the way home to Hertfordshire in the front well.
She was a successful show dog. Perhaps if I hadnt been winding down my showing career at the time, I may have made her up to a Champion. She was a beautiful Spinone with one of the best heads, from her Mucrone ancestry.
She loved to chase and fetch a ball.
Asca had two beautiful litters and lives on through her beautiful sons and daughters and also through their progeny.
We will so miss Asca, she was truly a beautiful Spinone....except perhaps for the barking!
I hope Mum was there waiting on Asca's last journey

 

12th April

 

Wishing Twista a very Happy 12th Birthday today.
As always she wasnt keen on keeping still for a moment!
She is still my puppy who never grew up!

 

9th April

 

Happy 13th Birthday Rivana

You have gone from heart in the mouth hunter to mellow old lady with a bit of spirit!! We love you

 

8th Feb

HAPPY 4th Birthday to Wess today

 

23rd January

Not a great fan of the camera...can you tell?
Happy 12th Birthday Kallie and brother Ernie.
Remembering their siblings, Rubra, Brando, Louis, Gertie, Daisy and Mathilda

 

20th January

 

 


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