Rio 24/4 2006 - 30/1 2020

Photo by Michelle Hulbert 2013


Malinois bitch, d.o.b. 24th April 2006

Fawn with black mask

Sire: Champion Sioux Warrior Dam: Champion Sabrefield Zimply Zuper

Breeder: Marianne Brett

Hips 5/4 Eyes: Clear as of March 2013

Passed Character Assessment

KC Good Citizen Bronze certificate

Qualified for Crufts 2008/9/10 then had a break from shows. Back out as a veteran in 2013! Qualified for Crufts 2014.

Several show wins inc. BP, BOB, BB, RBB, BV etc, at both open and Championship shows. Latest BOB and BV Darlington championship show September  2013.

Mother of CC and RCC winners from both her litters.
 In fact, as of September 2013, her puppies have between them won 3 CCs and no less than 14 RCCs.
Her daughter Goldmali Flashdance has won the largest number of RCCs for any Malinois ever; 8.

Two of her daughters have won RCCs at Crufts.

March 2018, almost 12 years old.

Photos by Lewis Baucutt




Rio 13 weeks old

Ears looking very silly at this stage !

A rare quiet moment.

It is SO difficult to get photos of pups that haven't yet learned the command "stay" !!

13 weeks 6 days old

Trying to get a stand at the WRONG table -not a very solid one !

Tail wagging!

Last photo with her brother -Rio to the right.

20 weeks old

With big brother Rambo (whose face is all scarred after having picked fights with poor old Dandy!)

13th of September 2006; 20 weeks old.

Rio 6 months 3 days old at her first show (27th of October 2006)

6 months old

6 months old (29th of October 2006)


9 ½ months old

Staaaand !

Oh, you want me to watch you?

Rio with mum Ripley, 19th of February 2007.

At Discover Dogs, Crufts 2007.

Ears behaving a bit better these days!

14 months old

Rio (left) with Ripley (right) June 2007.

September 2007; 16 months old.

Yes I DO retrieve !

Usually I work with a dumbbell, this one was more fun because it squeaks. (And I borrowed it off the Papillons.)

And I'm starting to enjoy playing tug . Here with Melanie.

January 2008. What IS this white stuff?

Taking part at Crufts for the first time, Rio to the left.

and doing Discover Dogs again, with Ripley and Z.

Rio February 2009

In the show ring as a veteran, August 2013.

Bournemouth beach August 2013

November 2017, Rio to the right with her great granddaughter Riley to the left

March 2018