RIP Vegas March 16, 2004 – December 4, 2018
“With great pain I communicate that today 4 December 2018 at 21:15 pm Vegas left us. It was wonderful to live so much time with him and thank him for everything he gave me.”
Daniele Francioni – Kennel D’Ulmental
Today we lost a great one, 2x VA1 Vegas du Haut Mansard. March 16, 2004, to December 4, 2018. He was a magnificent dog, that only got better as he aged. As a young dog, I did not see his promise but the SV judges did. He was a dog that needed time to mature, they could see it, I did not. As he matured I went from “he is not my type” to truly appreciating him and recognizing his quality, to “my God is he incredible”. He was not a dog that matured quickly then fell apart, he took his time and continued to get better and better. He went on to be 2 times World Sieger, and came back at 10 years of age and was presented at a Sieger show, moving with the athletic ability of a dog half his age. I am so proud to have in my home Pepe vom Leithawald, a living tribute to Vegas. Pepe is line-bred 3 – 3 on Vegas and is very much an image of Great-Grand-sire Vegas. I can also see Vegas in his P-litter kids (Pepe x Inga).
RIP Vegas XOXO