Am. Braz. Champion Beaujolais' Minnesota Magic
and his best friend, Flavio Werneck.
Sire: Ch. Silverpine California Dream Dam: Ch.
Beaujolais' Bust My Bustle
Bred by: Mike and Ronnie DeClerk
Owned by: Patty
Allen, Sonia Sontiago and Jill DuCharme
Much to the great sadness and disbelief of the
entire dog fancy, the highly admired handler Flavio Werneck and his wife
Daniella were tragically killed in an automobile accident. Flavio was very
well-known in the dog world, and enjoyed great success in the United States,
and South America, handling some of the breed's greatest dogs. He was
perhaps most admired for his incredible grooming and conditioning of the
dogs in his care. He and Daniella are greatly missed.
The most famous dog shown by Flavio was
American & Brazilian Champion Minnesota Magic ("Kirby".)
Flavio and Kirby enjoyed many, many prestigious wins, (see below) and shared
a very special bond. Kirby passed over the rainbow bridge in May, 2002. It
is highly likely that Flavio was there to greet him. Kirby was a great dog, and will
truly be missed. His legacy lives on in his many wonderful offspring.
Kirby was a two time American Spaniel Club Best
of Variety Winner and produced ASC winners as well. Ch. Kenwood's Livin' La Vida Loca,
(Ricky) was his Winners Dog and Ch. Coleman's Gentleman Jack (JD) was Best of
Variety. Littermate, Ch. Coleman's Rainy Nite in Georgia, was BOS to Best
of Breed at the ASC Summer National in 1997. Ch. Sherwood's Wholly Moses
acheived an Award of Merit at the young age of 14 months. His co-owner, Sonia
Santiago, campaigned him in her homeland Brazil in 1993, where he ended the year as the #1
Dog all breeds in their country. He had multiple Best in Shows in Brazil, and also
obtained his International and World titles while being campaigned by
Flavio. He enjoyed his retirement in Minnesota with Patty Allen.