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                    Ch Berinshill Sophia

                                    Sire: Ch Merry Monarch of Berinshill    Dam: Berinshill Shakia

Sophia was our first Italian Greyhound & our  foundation bitch bred by Cecelia Boyle & Diana Waugh.  She came to us at 10 weeks old & changed our lives totally.


She was our introduction in to the show ring.  She won her first CC & BOB at Crufts 1992 under Breed Specialist Mrs Annette Oliver & went on to make the cut for the final line up of the Toy Group under Lionel Hamilton Renwick.


She quickly gained her title & went on to win 6 CC's, 5 RCC's plus the Champion Stakes under judge Peggy Grayson & several BIS's at IG Club Shows.


Her first litter by Ch Dairylane Savoir-Faire produced our first home bred Champion, Ch Salatini Valentino.


A later unplanned liaison between Sophia & Valentino produced our second home bred Champion, Ch Salatini Romeo.


Sophia died peacefully in her sleep in 2005 at 15 years of age, she left a huge void in our lives, the most stunning show girl, fabulous bed warmer & the best thief of anything edible i've ever known.

Crufts 1992, Ch Berinshill Sophia BCC & BOB, with judge Mrs Annette Oliver & Marion Sprague White with Ch Berinshill Azadah of Fleetgrace DCC

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