MEET THE WICANI SABLE BOYS
OUR STUD DOGS ARE UNIQUE IN ENGLAND, THEY ARE DNA TESTED FOR CEA (collie eye anomaly) MDR1 (multi drug resistance) DM ( degenerative myelopathy) we are the ONLY kennel in England to have proven stud dogs who are genetically tested to be free of CEA. A non carrier will produce 100% unaffected puppies.
We are thrilled to see his first children making a splash in the big ring. A son from his very first litter (Wicani Sweet talking Guy) has just won his first CC with 'best male' in Denmark, and here in the UK, Gemhied China Doll at Stregato recently won the bitch CC with Best of Breed at LKA.
Above photo shows our golden boy 'Scandal' (Wicani Rumours) ably handled by our friend Heidi at Leeds championship show where he qualified for Crufts 2018. This is the only show he has ever attended...so didn't he do well!
'Cadmus' is from our first ever litter sired by Wicani rumours and is litter brother to 'Sweet
Talking Guy' we love his ultra dark coat colour which will get even darker as he matures, he was born in October 2015 from a litter of twelve surviving puppies!
Cadmus is a very gentle male but also full of fun. Like his sire he is mdr1 +/+ ( the best result possible) and he is also genetically free of pra and dm. He carries lines to International Champion Wicani Dragonsblood, Ch Wicani written in Legend and Wicani Waltz of the New Moon. He and all of his siblings have superb length of neck, a feature we love to see in our Collies!
As yet Cadmus is unproven, once proven he will be placed at public stud.
WICANI RUBY TIGER
'Tiger' was born in December 2016, the day after my mothers funeral.
He is a son of Wicani Hookey Tom and the beautiful female Wicani Cinnabar 'Moth'
Tiger is one of the lucky rarities in that he has inherited two 'normal' eye genes which means he is not carrying the defective gene for CEA and can not develop it, nor can he produce affected puppies! In this he joins Scandal and Cadmus. These three sable males are amongst a very select group in the UK and we understand this and cherish them.
Tiger is mdr1 +/- and is free of dm and pra.
We really do look forward to seeing this lad mature. In this photo he is age 9 months
MICERI'S PHOENIX RISING
'Felix' is another young male, born in January 2016. He brings us something new and also brings back something old that was almost lost to us. His sire Champion Steadwyn Firepoint is a son of Wicani Firelight who was exported to finland many years ago. He was from what became known as the famous 'light litter' which produced several Champions, but alas we kept nothing from that litter in our own kennel, so bring Felix here brings us a touch of the litter we had otherwise lost! The mother of Ch Steadwyn Firepoint is the fabulous Champion Steadwyn Most Ravishing who brings us a completely different bloodline and so gives us some extra diversity in our future pedigrees. Diversity is important.
Felix is a small male which could come in handy when mating some of our larger females. He has a very sweet eye and expression.
Felix is mildly affected with cea (the only affected sable in our kennel) and he is mdr1 +/-
He is a kind hearted male and came to us from the Miceri's kennel in Belgium.
'Remix' has matured into an incredible dog who draws admiration from everyone that visits us. He has outstanding coat qualities and a very sweet yet dignified expression, and is so reminiscent of his beautiful 'mum' Wicani Wears Red (1 CC) 'Rouge'
He has sired one litter to date but we hope this will not be his last, as he has many outstanding qualities. He is carrying the gene for tricolour.
Remix is cea clear (dna tested carrier) and mdr1 +/-
NEW TO WICANI
1) BALTHAZAR DELLA PORTA SARACENA ( imported from Italy) photos coming soon. See his pedigree below.
His mother is International Champion Wicani Poshly dressed. His sire brings us some quality line breeding on the Famous Swedish kennel 'Steadwyn'
Zack is normal eyed (dna tested carrier)
Above is the pedigree of our second new import male puppy Glenoak Hot Chocolate. 'Errol' brings some wonderful diversity to our
pedigrees. He is clinically eye clear (dna affected) mdr1 +/- and he is DM free. All of our dogs are PRA clear.