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Breeding Plans for 2017

Epagneul Breton:

Puppies are due around APRIL 15th!!!

An exciting pairing between Fanny vom Falkenhof and TopperLyn Marco is planned early spring. This breeding offers several unique aspects. Fanny who was imported from Germany is an exceptional dog in the field and water. Fanny’s hips are rated EXCELLENT. She is also unique in that she is naturally short-tailed (a relatively rare characteristic). In Fanny’s first litter – 5 of the 6 puppies were born naturally short-tailed. Those pups (Oct 2015) were already proving themselves in the field and water at less than a year of age. Fanny’s clear white coloration is highly desirable.

Marco is a stunning young male. He received a Natural Ability Prize III with a 4 in Water at 13 months as well he was rated Reserve Best Male in the Epagneul Breton Gun Dog Club Regional Specialty the fall of 2016. Marco has GOOD hips.

Both Fanny and Marco have been DNA Tested and neither carries the Sable Gene. This cross has the POTENTIAL (no guarantee) of producing Orange and White; Black and White, or TRI-Color pups.

Cirneco dell’Etna:

We are excited to announce the planned mating of CH Cyrenensis Nicla to GRCH Vito dell’Ovo in 2017. Our thanks to Vito’s owners – Nancy Wight and Janise Gray for giving us the opportunity to breed Nicla to Vito.

Nancy (Rockin’ Heart Cirneco) says about Vito:

“Vito is our amazingly beautiful Sicilian import! At first glance, you are taken by his perfect size and magnificent deep, dark, red color. Not only does he exude exotic beauty with a typy and beautiful head with perfect, amazing ears, exotic, soulful eyes and wonderful expression, but his body structure is extremely correct. In addition to his extensive, versatile pedigree comprised of hunting and show dogs, Son Vito (Saint Vito as we call him) has a natural show dog pose, “He can’t put a foot down wrong’”

His lovely face sets atop an elegantly arched and well set neck with a free, slopey shoulder and balanced drive from his hindquarters. His topline is flat and has the correct gentle slope to his sloping

croup. He floats around the ring like an upper level Dressage horse. His movement is clean and straight coming and going, balanced, light, ground covering and so pleasing to the eye that everyone who has seen him move has exclaimed about how lovely he and his phenomenal movement are.

Vito is an AKC Grand Champion and he was also the first Cirneco to win a Hound Group 1st. He was ranked #2 Cirneco in 2015. Vito is also the sire of the first Grand Champion in the breed, and the sire of the first Owner-Handled Group winner! His kids are just getting started in their show ring careers and they are already making their mark.”

TopperLyn Kennels – CH Cyrenensis Nicla

Nicla is a beautiful, refined bitch that we imported from Belgium, however her breeder, Diana Elisova, currently resides in Sicily. Nicla comes from a well-established bloodline originating in Sicily and Russia. Nicla was not even a year old when the Cirneco was officially recognized by AKC and she began her show career. Nicla was recognized as Best of Breed over Champions on multiple occasions and also received multiple Hound Group Placements.

Nicla is a kind soul with a lovely head and beautiful movement. She has a delightful – FUN – personality that we hope she passes on to her kids.

We are very excited about this mating of perfect conformation – movement – and disposition.



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