CHAMPION Goldmali Over the Rainbow
Photo by Alan Seymour (Main ring Crufts 2022, Pastoral group)

Malinois bitch, d.o.b. 16th July 2017

Red with black mask

Sire: Mats Van De Vaardekenshoeve at Goldmali (IMP BEL)
Dam: Goldmali Fabulous

Breeder: Marianne Brett
Hips: 2/2
Elbows 1/0 Eyes tested clear 23/10 2022

3 CCs and 8 RCCs. BEST OF BREED CRUFTS 2022.
RBCC Crufts 2020 & 2024 (there was no Crufts in 2021, Bambi not shown there in 2023)

Bambi is from two CC winning parents - Mats and Rona. (Both have also won multiple RCCs including at Crufts, as did Bambi in 2020.)
She's from a mating I had wanted to do for a long time,
and I'm very pleased with the result.
Bambi is 50 % Belgian blood, 25 % Dutch and 25 % UK.

Her names (pet name and KC name) are direct references to her great granny Ripley. I wanted to call Ripley Bambi originally,
but as I had Dandy at the same time it sounded too similar.
"Over the Rainbow" is of course after the song, and every time I see a rainbow I say "hello Rip",
taking it as a sign from Ripley at the Rainbow Bridge.

In 2022 Bambi did what her great granny Ripley did in 2010; won Best of Breed at Crufts. She then took her third CC in July 2022.
Our first HOME BRED Champion. 17 years of hard work!

Bambi RBCC Crufts 2+24. Photo by Yvonne M Davis.

Bambi at National Working & Pastoral Breeds 2022, 3rd CC and BOB. Photo Yvonne M Davis.

Photo: Yulia Titovets (Main ring Crufts 2022)

Photo: Yvonne Davis (Breed ring Crufts 2022)

Photo: Yvonne Davis (Breed ring Crufts 2022)

Bambi on TV


4 years old. Photo by Yvonne Davis.

2 ½ years old

Crufts 2020 (RCC)

Bambi's pedigree:


8 ½ month old

Bambi at her first show aged 6 months

Bambi 5 ½ month

5 months old in her favourite lookout spot

Bambi 5 months old with Paul McCatney. Now look at this old photo of Bambi's great granny Ripley -same cat!
Neither photo posed.

4 ½ month old

Cuddled up to granny Rio

4 ½ month old

Bambi aged 3 months with half brother Fen

3 months old and have just realised she can look out the window

Baby Bambi

One red, one grey (Ritzy) -but we are sisters. Half sisters anyway, same mum.

At puppy class aged about 12 weeks

For photos of Bambi being born and the first few weeks, visit the blog I did: O LITTER