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'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.
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 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.

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.