23 September 2019
Elegance with Strength
Grafmax Ninette de Valois
13 January 2012-27 May 2022.
Int, Lux Ch Aritaur Histabraq ex Cosajoro Nina Simone at Grafmax
Kiki was from Nina and Bracco’s last litter. She was a supremely elegant and curvaceous bitch and has done well in the show ring, gaining her stud book number, despite being quite lightly shown. Kiki lived with Iain and Alison Godfrey.
Kiki was placed each year she was at Crufts, culminating in a wonderful 3rd out of 18 in Open Bitch at Crufts 2016, beating two champions amongst others.
Kiki also did obedience and agility.
Kiki was vWD clear, hips 5:5, PHPV clear and normal for the two cardiac biomarkers in 2015 and 2018. She had her BFL-1 certificate (bred for longevity), indicating that both her parents lived to over 10. Both were 11 when they died and neither had any signs of DCM.
Kiki was mated in March 2016 to Ch Chancepixies Locomotive, then aged 11. The pups were born on 27 May and we had lots of boys! Two of the pups started their show careers in November 2016, with Ringo (Ch Grafmax Roberto Alagna JW) winning Best Puppy in Breed at Crufts 2017 and gaining his champion title in January 2018 at only 19 months.
VWD - Clear
PHPV - Clear
Hips - 5:5
Troponin - Normal
Cardiac ProBNP - Normal