Malinois bitch, d.o.b. 24th October 2010
Fawn with black mask
Sire: sr Casyka's
Ituha (IMP NLD -2 CCs 1 RCC) Dam: Goldmali Believe
KC Good Citizen Bronze, Silver and Gold awards
2 CCs and 6 Reserve CCs (including RCC at Crufts 2013)
13 Best of Breeds (as of April 2016)
Hip score: 6/4 = 10
Last eye tested clear 27/2 2016
"Fabulous by name
and fabulous by nature" -judge Colin Munro after awarding
Rona Best of Breed Northern BSD Club Open show October 2012.
(The name Fabulous
from the song in High School Musical 2. "I want fabulous
-bigger and better and best!" Indeed Rona is bigger and better
than her sisters Dot and Fame.)
WE ARE PLANNING TO LET RONA HAVE A SECOND
LITTER IN 2016. SHE WILL BE MATED TO OUR BELGIAN IMPORT
MATS VAN DE VAARDEKENSHOEVE AT GOLDMALI. Pups should be
great both for work and showing purposes.
Photo by Nick Ridley
PUPPYHOOD UNTIL NOW:
To see the F litter be born and grow, click HERE
Rona at 7 weeks 2
days of age
Rona went to the MOD
as a pup, together with her sister Fancy. Fancy passed her
assessments a year later but Rona was found to not have enough
ball drive etc, so she came back to us in mid December 2011.
She settled in extremely well within just hours, being
accepted back by her family. It's like she's always been here,
and she will now stay!
In the pack less
than 24 hours after arriving back home!
A very first and basic attempt at a show stand after 4 days with us.
After exactly one month with us; 14th of January 2012.
They wanted me to pose with my mum (Rona to the left, Rio the the right)
But it's so boooooooring!
This is much more fun!
Posing with sister Fame (left) and granny Ripley (right), February 2012
Watching what Fame
is up to
Down stay in the snow
Rona likes her comforts. Her she is with granny Ripley (Rona to the left)
What do you mean I'm not a lap dog??
with friend Ginny
Rona's first ever show was May 2012. At her fourth show on the 5th of August 2012, granny Ripley retired and Rona won the RCC, proving worthy to carry on in Ripley's footsteps. She's been passed the Olympic torch! Photo of Ripley (left) and Rona with their medals.
Rona and John in the ring at the Northern Belgian Shepherd Dog Club's championship show, in front of judge Sonny Ström, where Rona was awarded the Reserve Bitch CC, thus gaining her stud book number and qualifying for Crufts for life. Hasn't she done well!
Rona with her wins from the back to back breed club Championship shows 4th/5th of August 2012: Graded Excellent and placed 1st in PGB on the 4th, graded Excellent, placed 1st in PGB and awarded the Reserve Bitch CC on the 5th.
At her fifth show,
Darlington Championship 15/9 2012, Rona won her first Best of
Breed. At her sixth show, Northern BSD Open show 21/10 2012,
she took BOB again. Judge Colin Munro said in his critique
later "Fabulous by name and fabulous by nature"
Rona loves other dogs and is so good even with tiny ones and especially with puppies. Here she is playing tug with Melanie's Papillon Angel.
Relaxing with cousin Penny, her new best friend (middle) and granny Ripley (right)
2nd of December 2012; just under a year since she came back to us
In January 2013,
Rona won BOB at the Lichfield CS Open show. In February 2013
she won BOB at the Matlock & DCS Open show. In March 2013
she won BOB at the West Torrington & DCS Open show.
Rona won 1st (out of 4) in Post Graduate Bitch at her very first Crufts in 2013, under French judge Mme Berton-Sarlat. She also won 1st (out of 3) in Good Citizen Bitch -Ripley's special class that she has won more than any other Malinois bitch. Rona still following in granny's footsteps! This photo shows her competing in the bitch challenge, where she was awarded the Reserve Bitch CC.
Photo by Nick Ridley
Rona getting ready for one of the summer shows
At Bournemouth beach August 2013 -Rona to the right, cousin Penny to the left
Rona to the right
A small family get together in June 2013. Left to right dad Luta, Fame (back), Taima, Rona in front of Benjamin, and mum Rio.
Richmond championship show 2013. The bitch challenge. Rona second from left with John. Rona wins Best Bitch, Best of Breed and the CC!
December 2013, with Benjamin
Rona had 7 puppies on the 13th of February 2014.
Playing on the beach at Blackpool with Penny, June 2014.