My big, soppy white girl, Sophie, who taught me so much and ensured this breed got under my skin and became the breed for me. She was a friend to all.

And her daughter, Alba, a true "heart dog" that had such character. Sadly taken too early by cancer at just 8 years old, only 17 days after we lost her Mum. I am indebted to my two "girls" for changing my life.

Still sadly missed and remembered with love.