Vahan Modra Pisnicka, ROMX
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 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.
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.