I finally had my long awaited heart procedure done, we won't know if it has been a success just yet, but I am very pleased to be in this very hopeful position.
Our stunning young male Arthur 'Wicani By Sword and Sorcery' left us at Crufts with handler Denis Sabolic, he gone for one year and is now at stud with the Dennisays / Geantles Kennel. This does mean however, that all litters planned for this year to be sired by him in the UK cannot take place now until after his return to the UK at Crufts 2019.
We have therefore had a change of plan. Aisling (Wicani Ravishing) will be mated at her next season but the prospective sire is now Wicani Who Dunnit 'Sherlock' who we feel complements her well. Sherlock has a superb character, he is a solid soundly moving male with fabulous natural tail carriage. He has a very clean head without any trace of flair through the cheeks, and an excellent fill of muzzle. Aisling on the other hand is extremely feminine. She is due in season in May.
We also plan to mate our feminine young shaded sable female Wicani True t' the Mistress. Trudy is cea non carrier. The prospective sire is Magnum (Wicani Magnum Opus) the inbreeding COI will be well below the breed average in both litters, and characters should be extremely good too. These litters are designed to produce the classic style of Rough Collie, with strong legs, a long arched neck and the longer head type.
Great news today from Europe where the wonderful 'Arthur' attended his 3rd show in Croatia winning his 3rd CC his 3rd BOB and to cap it all, he won the Pastoral group!
In France, the lovely Ziggy (Wicani Sharp Dressed Man) took the CAC, the CACIB and BOB at his first International show with new owners Cathy and Gerard Sontag.
These two fabulous young tricolour males are flying the 'Wicani' flag for us and are making my heart sing, whilst I am not fit enough to show dogs myself, I am super proud of these achievements!