It is always said that good quality things last long, and some even get better with time, like good wine… I find it appropriated with good quality dogs too.
So, today, I am very happy to share this photos that I received few days ago. This is RICO, soon to be a ‘veteran’ (9 yrs old); he was born in October 2007.
Danish & Swedish Champion, Copenhagen Winner’12 – LET IT BE de Trufas Negras
Rico, is not only a nice dog in the outside, he has also passed the Swedish mentality test including shooting.
He’s has also proved himself to be a superb stud dog in Sweden and, I am extremely pleased to see winners dogs today carrying Rico’s name in their pedigree. He is father of 7 Champions, and he also won together with his progeny several Best in Show and BIS placements along all these years!
BEST IN SHOW in Gimo 2012.
BEST IN SHOW at SSPK’s show in Stockhlom 2011-06-11
BEST IN SHOW Progeny at Schnauzer/Pinscher Club national show in Norrköping, Sweden
Breeding group BEST IN SHOW-2 at Swedish Kennel Club National Show, Öland Sept 8th, 2013.
BEST IN SHOW 3 at the Swedish Kennel Club Show in Västerås 2012-04-28
I have too many favorite photos of this dog, so I won’t post them all now. I also have some great memories of seeing him winning when I had the luck to be in the ring side. He is absolutely amazing to look at, and of course I say this with breeders eyes, but a very lucky one who share this view with the judges too.
I selected few Rico’s photos to show his growing evolution. To me, he always looked awesome, but increasingly awesome with the age… and my idea did’t change a bit almost 9 years later.
Rico is blessed with an amazing owner, and I’m very, very happy for that, even more than all his winnings and beauty altogether! Thank you so much Yvonne!!
Rico is owned by Yvonne Broberg, kennel New Era, Sweden.
I started April traveling to Stockholm. I owed this city a visit since my last time there in 2011 when I brought Diego (INT CH Dire Straits de Trufas Negras) to Yvonne. At that time Stockholm was white and cold, but attractive and with personality.
I needed to find a new excuse to visit the city when it doesn’t look frozen and death, so I accepted Maria Landergård’s invitation to visit her puppies after Messi (WW’15 INT CH Little Star de Trufas Negras) in the spring. Last time we met was last year in Milano when Messi won World Winner title and BOS.
I definitively had an awesome time in Stockholm while walking around on my own and discovering that the sun can also shine in this town, sometimes… however some of the greatest time I had was while meeting dogs and breeders.
Of course I was stunned by seeing Messi and having the chance to steal him every night so he would be my night companion; Messi is so easy going he just behaved as he’d knew me forever, LOL, indeed, he’s born in my hands, but it was like he never left me. I know he is like that with everyone, so I do not feel ‘that special’ 🙂
During the week Maria organized two evening where friend breeder came to see the puppies and we shared a nice table, with great food and candle lights, funny anecdotes and of course seeing the most important “The Puppies” – They were the stars of the evening, and they were all more or less well behaved on the table while I tried to stack them so the rest of the guest could have a look.
The photos shared here were taken by Marthe Norström and Marie Bäckström (who has a new born litter after Messi) – They are 6 weeks old and their mother is a lovely female bred by Maria, CH Schnauzi-Hero’s Anthonia of Victory.
Barbara, Messi, Maria
Messi & co. on the rocks 😉
Thank you Maria for an amazing time, looking forward to meeting you again soon!