Abba Melina Bohemica

All our dogs are special. Some are just more special....
Abba was joint top-winning bitch in the UK in 2002, despite attending just 4 shows. In 2005, she was the winner of the Horak Memorial Trophy at the Czech Club Show in Melnik (entry of 78 dogs!). In 2006 she retired from the show ring after winning BIS and BVIS at the CTC Open Show from an entry of 54, judge: Hana Petrusova. She had many BV awards. She held the KC Good Citizen Award.

But show wins are not that important.... above all, Abba was just a lovely 'person', my constant companion and friend. She loved life to the full, enjoying a visit to the pub (red wine was her favourite tipple) or a walk in the forest. Above all she liked to meet her friends, both human and canine, and specially loved representing the breed each year at Discover Dogs .

Abba was bred at Jablonec nad Nisou in the Czech Republic by Lenka Machanova.


February 17th 1996 - April 23rd 2007














BIS, Cesky Terrier Club
August 2006





Photo by RBT



Crufts 2006











Winner, Horak Memorial, Melnik 2005
Judge: Michael Pospich





Photo courtesy of Michael Pospich







Abba had a starring role in the 'Pedigree Chum' Calendar published in 1996.


The same photograph was also used in a series of stamps depicting different breeds issued by the Republic of Tartarstan in 1999




Tartarstan Stamp, 1999










Sire
Ben Prasek
Sire
Echo Lovu zdar
Sire
Vanek Lovu zdar
Dam
Rychla Lovu zdar
Dam
Fuga del Monte
Sire
Yonk Lovu zdar
Dam
Tecka Lovu zdar
Dam
Fauna Kvitko
Sire
Frederic zum Lichtenrader Hof
Sire
Echo Lovu zdar
Dam
Ambra Laraff
Dam
Bety Prasek
Sire
Echo Lovu zdar
Dam
Fuga del Monte



On October 15th, 2007 her good friend Zara (Ridley Iza) slipped away to join Abba.





Abba and Zara were always together, the one extrovert and enjoying life to the full, the other quiet and thoughtful - preferring to be an observer, rather than a participant.

Described by Jitka Paulinova as "super", Zara didn't really enjoy the show ring, although she managed two championship show BOS awards as well as BIS4 at Sporting Terrier of Yorkshire.

For Zara, happiness was a walk in the woods.





Sire
Nelson du Domaine de la Tourne Pierre
Sire
Flint Laraff
Sire
Divoch Bard
Dam
Hana Mercury
Dam
Arlett von Pleissendamm
Sire
Echo Lovu zdar
Dam
Gitta von der Altenmuhle
Dam
Malsville Atlanta
Sire
Dainty's Tiberius
Sire
Charlie
Dam
Solkusten's Hannah
Dam
Mala del Monte Malsville for Ridley
Sire
Kent Ahoj
Dam
Sotnosar's Lavinia







Run free together girls!