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'... People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life, like loving everybody all the time and being nice. Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.'

Voor Quintano

"A Dog's Purpose (from a 6-year-old).
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish  Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home. As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure.They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience. The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away. The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, 'I know why.' Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, 'People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life, like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?' The Six-year-old continued, 'Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.'

Quintano * 07-09-2003  21-04-2014

Quintano, called Quin, was from Italy. After the death of Amaranto I went to look for an other male that would be suitable for mating my bitches. I met Gabriella Adanti, who wanted to mate Edelweiss with the later legendary Cafiero di Lucus Angitiae (Video 1 - Video 2). Quin was terribly sweet and affectionate; preferably he would crawl into your lap. He didn't really like other dogs, especially not as he had to defend his ladies! He could be very stubborn and suspicious, particularly when he didn't trust someone or something. When the ice was broken, he loved to be petted and hugged. His greatest playmate was Catootje, but he could also play very nicely with Charybdys, the cat.

On the night of Easter Monday 2014 Quin wasn't feeling well; He was restless, whining, and his stomach felt really tight. I feared for bloat and rang the vet in the middle of the night, we could come right away. X-rays confirmed a large amount of air in the stomach. After emptying and gastric lavage everything seemed fine again. Relieved, we drove home, but unfortunately the next morning Quin collapsed and passed away. My little mouse is no more.

2007 Winner 2007
BOB/Club Champion VHB
International Champion
Matings: 7
Offspring: 54
2006 Dutch Champion
2005/2006 Best male Clubmatch
shown 15x: 12 x exc, 9 x cac, 2 x rescac, 7 x cacib, 2 x rescacib, 7 x bob

Quintano (A) Cafiero di Lucus Angitae (A) Turco Celio
Brezza di Lucus Angitiae Furio di Paiatici
Edelweiss (B) Duca Mose
Armonia di Selvaspina Girodivalzer (A)
Serenissima di Selvaspina


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