2020 has come to an end, finally!

31 december, 2020 av Anna Wannberg

So finally 2020 has come to an end! We do hope that 2021 will be a better year when we will get to meet our friends again at shows and other dog activities! We have had a good year considering the state of the world, it has had its ups and downs, you know – life as it is! We will give you the events of 2020 as we wish y’all a Happy New Year! 

We started the year with and big up when we welcomed our Eye-litter 

We kept two girls – T. Eye Lash Franz” (10 months old on the photo)

And T. Eye Candy ” Diza” with breeding rights (10 months old on the photo)

We lost our wonderful bitch T. Crazy Daisy ”Zäta” after she had to undergo surgery for patellar luxation that didn’t heal properly – this left us devestated..

In August we had a kennel gathering at beautiful Herrfallet, it was a success as we finally got to meet some friends, outside of course!

T. Cheer up Buttercup ”Lotuz” and his owner Lena got four qualifying results in a row making him Rally Novice (RLD N)

In August we got this wonderful girl, T. For Tune, back since she didn’t fit with the other dog in her family! Sometimes we have to believe in fate as we didn’t really want to sell her when she was a puppy and now here she is back home!

We had no shows 2020, but Finland had a few and the fantastic T. Double or Nothing ”Uno” did a hat-trick making him Finnish Show Champion!

Ztella had a busy year as she had a second litter fall! We got welcome 7 new lives into the world

And once again we kept two puppies, but one male T. Goes to Show ”Biz”

And his sister T. Goes Dutch ” Zplit”

During the year we have had one more big down though, surronded by ups, life is good at giving us curved balls!
So these are the health checks done during 2020:

T. Atteso – eyes clear and patella 0/0
T. Appariscente – patella 0/0
T. Alba – eyes partial cortical cataract, mild.
T. Amorosa – eyes PRA
T. Buon Baciatore – eyes clear and patella 0/0
T. Buona Regina – eyes clear
T. Double or Nothing – patella 0/0
T. For Life – HD C, ED 0, eyes clear and patella 0/0
T. For Richer or Poorer – HD C, ED 0, eyes clear and patella 0/0
T. For Tune – HD B and ED 0, eyes clear and patella 0/0
T. For Fox Sake – HD A and ED 0
T. For King and Country – HD C, ED 0, eyes clear and patella 0/0

As you can see one of our bitches has been diagnosed with PRA (progressive retinal atrophy) so we have made her and her mother Bonebreakers Girasole available for the research that is going on at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Her siblings and offspring has given blood and we hope that they will find the gene or genes that cause PRA in lagotto soon. Right now the Swedish Lagotto Club has started a fundraiser to help the university. Please donate, every penny counts!