We’ve just moved into a New Year and I think it is always good to honour what the previous year has left, both to celebrate and also to consider improvements for the future.
The main reason for this post is to recognise, thank and celebrate the work of all the people who’ve put efforts in my breeding.
So, to resume a great year I will start with the oldie, he deserves every mention, Rico.
CH Let It Be de Trufas Negras turned 9 years old in 2016 and crowned himself with two new titles and lovely winnings!
He was shown at Split Int Show where he won Best of Breed twice and earned his last CACIB to become INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION! Some weeks later he became also CHAMPION of Finland and NORDIC CHAMPION!
Last December I had the joy to see him in the ring at Stockholm Int Show, were he entered in veteran class with a top quality competition, first day he won the class and second best male, and second day he was second best veteran. Nothing to complain about this, as all the dogs where pretty famous great quality veterans.
Quiero Mas de Trufas Negras is one of my favourite girls as she reminds me so much of her mother, Zissis. Certainly her owner has been working hard on this young girl and brought home a lot great winnings. Quiero has been showing around in Europe and winning Best of Breed in big shows with great quality competition in the ring.
Here are the main titles she obtained in 2016:
-Middle East European Winner’16
-Austrian Bundessieger ’16
What else?? Yes, it is just a resume of the year!!! Too many BOB & BOS too count and also great placements as a couple with Grey Tetis Poker 🙂
CH An Affair in Buenos Aires de Trufas Negras had represented us very well this year. Not only he became Grand Champion in Israel and had been placed BISS multiple times also BIG. He’s attended the World Dog Show in Russia being just 2 yrs old and had won CAC and was the 3rd best male after two russian born, cropped ear males. Not bad! 🙂
CH Silver Dreams de Trufas Negras, yes, a black & silver… She became a mother this year and right after having pups she was ready to go catch her titles.
German VDH Champion
German PSK Champion
and just to mention BISS winner, CACIB winner, several BOB & BOS, also CAC + CACIB in Finland.
CH Gardel de Trufas Negras became Norwegian Champion and he’s also multi BOB winner and several group II placements.
Tu Diras de Trufas Negras, Keesi, she became Champion of Latvia and also gave birth to a stunning litter, I had the luck to meet her son who is a little copy of her, I look forward to see this young boy growing up!
CH Princess of Lemonshire de Trufas Negras and her owner are working hard. Lenny is being trained in obedience and she received her Novice title, well done Shirley and Lenny!!
One more mention from the show ring! Diego, CH Dire Straits de Trufas Negras, was just ‘just for fun’ this year at Split and he won Best in Group one of the nights!! Amazing!!
Perhaps the most important new for me during 2016 has NOTHING to do with show results, but it’s about my personal dogs, with whom I’ve meet again after one and a half year. Due to personal circumstances of life, continent relocation and other stories, both Irbis and Zissis were living in Finland with great Arja Niemijarvi, whom I thank from my heart to have taken care so preciously of my two little kids.
HEALTH: there’s been an update in the general status of MAC (microbacterium avium complex) Last June PennGen laboratory in USA has finally made available a DNA test, which for me and my breeding is of great matter. I have already written a long post about this some months ago, so I won’t go further now, but here is the link for who has interest https://trufasnegras.wordpress.com/2016/10/22/mac-information-updated/
Another health related issue that I would mention, is the fact that for the first time in 15 years of breeding one of my breeding has been diagnosed with juvenile cataracts. It is very sad news, but not much to do about else than being aware, this is unpredictable and I didn’t have any previous record of these lines producing problems, so I hope it won’t happen again. The dog name is Evita, SiSiSi de Trufas Negras, owned by Kristina Olsson in Sweden.
Wishing you all a Happy 2017!
Trufas Negras kennel.