was born just before we lost our much loved first Spinone, Dante,
at the age of 6 with bloat. Paula McGregor kindly let us have the
only brown bitch in her litter from Cenerentola of Connomar at Armando,
by Int It Ch Briciola del Monte Amiata at Spiriton. She was a joy
to live with, a real charmer right to the end, full of fun and loved
by everyone who met her.
A friend who
was so frightened of dogs all her life, when found with her arms
around Dulcie said "But it's not a dog, it's Dulcie."
All the prospective puppy buyers who came to see Spinoni in their
home environment were won over by her "Sales Pitch" -
upside down having her tummy tickled.
a long, successful Show career winning many Best Puppy Awards then
3 CC's (under Val Woodward - 1994, Zena Thorn Andrews - 1995 and
Shirley Roberts - 1998), and 2 Res CCs.
She was Top
(joint) brown roan bitch in 1994 and 1995.
In 1997 at
the ISCGB Open Show (Entry 200) judged by Sig. Nadir Guerrini, Dulcie
was Res Best In Show then again in 2000 (at just on 8 years) - judge
She also won
the Veteran Stakes at Gundog Society of Wales in 1999 - judge Clive
of that Special breed known as "dog lovers" we have loved
them all but every so often a very special dog comes along and Dulcie
was such a one. She will be sorely missed by family, friends, Sophie,
Tarenna and Penny and especially by Kerra, her best friend, settee
sharer and constant companion.