Very sadly I have to report that my lovely little Illya died in May 2017 following an accident at home when he sustained severe damage to his spine.   He fought hard to recover but it was not to be and he was given sleep to save any further suffering.   Sleep tight, little man, you will always live on in my heart.  


          Illya aged 6 months

          Illya August 2010

      (Photo by Michelle Barnett)

Illya at the Club show 2010

    (Photo by Hana Petrusova)


              Illya's pedigree



Illya was a real little character, always cheerful and cheeky, mischievous and into everything.   He was supremely confident and outgoing, taking everything in his stride, and was a real show-off.   He  made his show debut, qualifying for Cruft's 2009 at his very first championship show with a 1st in the Dog Puppy class at just over 6 months of age.  He was quite a handful to show as he found it well nigh impossible to keep all four feet on the ground, preferring to show everyone just how very much he was enjoying himself.  


He did in fact manage to keep still long enough to take 3rd place in Junior Dog at Cruft's 2009, and at City of Birmingham Championship Show in September 2009 he took Best Dog.  


On October 8th 2010 Illya won Post Graduate Dog at South Wales Kennel Association Championship show under judge Les Aspin, and was then placed Reserve Best Dog.  


At the Cesky Club Open Show in August 2011 Illya won the Limit Dog class, with his son Miloš taking 1st place in Puppy Dog and also Reserve Best Puppy in Show.

Illya's son Grancek Modré Mesicé (see his page)  qualified for Cruft's 2012, as did Grancek Modry Mraz, sold to Jayne Rusby.   These two boys are from Illya's first litter.   Both have inherited their father's cheerful, outgoing temperament, good mouth, and superb movement.    Illya also sired a litter of 5 out of my Jana (G. Jitrenka)(the Grancek 'N' litter).













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