Wynsett She’s a Flirt

Wynsett She's a Flirt


Sh Ch Brody dal Podere At Wynsett (imp) NL Ch Afterfull Di Val Potenza Ch Full Erboros Dell Angelo Del Summano
Ira Di Val Potenza Asso Di Val Potenza
Perla Di Val Potenza
Eur Ch Mantegna Ambra Wynsett Explosione of Mantegna Trusco Dell Angelo del Summano del Gaesten
Sacul Romeo Rio of Wynsett
Petra of Mantegna Int Ch Ander
Epithelium Hostaria At Wynsett (imp) It Ch Duca It Int Rip Ch Ali It Int Rip Ch Barba del Mucrone
Carla del Torrione
Chica Milu
It Ch Zarina Di Val Potenza Rasti Aro
Mery Di Val Potenza It Ch Tano del Subasio
Gilda di Scacciano

When Gloria died in early summer 2003, Mick was naturally devastated and he was adamant that we weren’t having another bitch, however, Linda and I had other ideas. After producing her last litter, Coco had gone to live with a young couple who sadly split up 6 months later, the remaining family weren’t able to cope so Linda rang to ask if I would go with her to collect Coco. Linda was one of those people who was hard to say “no” to and Coco found herself living in Sheffield.

Lui had virtually retired from the show ring at this point, as Linda was busy campaigning the next generation, so I decided it was about time I had a go at showing myself. I had shown Lui at Open shows, but I’d never shown at a champ show before, so this was to be a steep learning curve for the both of us. Linda wasn’t convinced that we’d have much success as Coco’s only foray into the ring was as a pup at Driffield some 5 years previously, Coco had hated it, so she was retired before her show career had started.

All that summer, we practiced at open shows while I waited for her clippered coat to grow back. At one show at Newark, someone told me that we’d never get anywhere if I couldn’t get her to be a little more animated on the move. It didn’t take long to find something to motivate her, sausages, Coco would move mountains to get a sausage and if that meant trotting round a ring, then that was ok by her.

One year later she gained her stud book number, beating some lovely exhibits in the process at Birmingham National.

Other memorable moments for us included a 1st in Mid Limit at the Club Champ Show under Kim Parris and winning Open Bitch and best brown roan at the Club Open Show under another specialist, Chris Bennett.

Coco died in April 2008 and has left a big hole in our lives, but we were fortunate to have her share our lives for almost 5 years.

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Coco at the Wall Wynsett She's a Flirt Cocoa head study