Lando 21/03/03

Lando came to live with us when he was 12 weeks old. A little late, some would say, for a puppy to go to his new home. The reason was that I had recently lost Monza, my first Spinone and my soul mate, and was so heart broken I swore I wouldn't have another dog. However, Jabba had other ideas, he pined so much after Monza died he made himself quite ill so I relented and Lando came to stay.

He was very slow maturing, and still wasn't fully mature when he died, but he did his fare share of winning in the show ring. At open shows he had many Best Puppy and Best of Breed awards as well as a Puppy Group 2, a Group 2 and Group 1. Only lightly shown at Championship shows he won well to take 3 Best puppy awards, and 3 Reserve Challenge Certificates. He was Reserve Best in Show at the ISCGB Open Show 2001 and Best in Show in 2002.

Lando was diagnosed with a malignant type of cancer in his top jaw in October 2002 and to save him from more pain I had to say goodbye to him in June 2003. He was a true gentleman, his temperament was 110% and except for his lack of interest in food which, at times, drove me to distraction, he was an absolute joy to live with. Very much missed, very much loved.


Lando 21/03/03