Swedish, Finnish and American Champion
Vahan Modra Pisnicka, ROMX

In September, 2005, Vani came to us from Agenta Reis of Sweden in an exchange of champions.  We thank her for sharing this wonderful dog - and hope she continues to enjoy Ch. Shenanwood It's All About Me.

Vani was bred by Marta Dlabolova of the Czech Republic - her wonderful dogs can be seen at http://modrapisnicka.sweb.cz/main_e.html

Vani's debut was at the Wine Country circuit two weeks after his arrival in the United States.  And, what a debut it was - BEST OF BREED from the Open Dog Class the first time shown.   Vani was shown to Winner's Dog by Colleen and then handed off to our good friend Deb Bain for the special's competition since we had a champion entered.  Deb showed all of us by winning the breed with a dog she had only meet a few minutes prior to entering the ring (she's standing next to me in the photo below).  And, his debut was not done - Vani was awarded a Group 4 placement to finish the first day of his show career here.  He was Reserve Winners at the FLTSA Specialty and Winners Dog on Sunday - both under breeder judges.

 
Vani first show
Vani first group placement
Vani's next two times in the ring completed his AKC championship.   He again was Winners Dog, Best of Winners  and Best of Breed over specials and on to another Group 4 placement on November 5th and then completed his championship on November 6th with another Best of Winners award.  Not bad - 5 shows, four majors, a new champion and we were all looking forward to 2006 to see what he could do as a special.
Vani bill bob
2006 was a great year for Vani.  His specials career took off with some very nice wins.  The TSCA National weekend was in April in Baltimore and Vani was Best of Breed the day after the National under breeder judge Carole Jeffery over an entry of 120 Tibetan Spaniels.
Vani baltimore

Vani became a multiple group winner with many other group placements during the next few months.  At the Wine Country circuit, he was Best of Breed at the Finger Lakes Tibetan Spaniel Association as well as two Group 2 placements at this very competitive circuit.

Vani fltsa
2006 ended with Vani being the #1 owner-handled Tibetan Spaniel, the #1 male Tibetan Spaniel -and #2 in breed points.  He was also the #1 owner-handled Tibetan Spaniel in all-breed points - #3 in the actual rankings.  He is pictured below with one of his three Group 1 wins during the year.
Vani group 1
Vani continued to be shown in 2007 occasionally.  We were thrilled with his Award of Merit at the Tibetan Club of American National Specialty in Fort Worth, Texas in March under breeder judge Richard Jeffery.  Vani was handled by Bill to this great win. 
Vani tsca aom
Vani turned 7 in 2008 so Bill showed him in the Veterans Class at the FLTSA Specialty and the TSCA Supported Entry in September during the Wine Country circuit.  He was awarded Best Veteran in Sweepstakes both days.
Vani best vet
Not only a great show dog, Vani is producing very nicely.  Vani was the Top Producing Tibetan Spaniel in 2008 (a two way tie) with 9 champions that year and Dogs in Review had him featured in an article in the May issue.  WIth well over a dozen champion offspring so far, we look forward to more Vani kids in the future.  Vani is a great house dog - quiet and easy to live with.  He also travels with us to most shows since he loves it so much.

At the age of 8, Vani still looks great in our opinion.  Check out his candid photo below, taken by Dawn Gabig in March, 2010.
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