Specialty Best In Show Winner
All Breeds Best In Show Winner
He was a favorite of many Australian breeders. We always felt he deserved to win more specialties than he did – he was so often the hot tip ! Nevertheless, he made it into Specialty history as an 8 year old dog when Cinzia Aimaretti judged in Sydney and awarded him BIS handled by MaryJayne Blunden.
Mandella has only had 4 litters, and only one was bred by us. His most famous off-spring is Australia and New Zealand Ch. Kalutara Guns N Roses, a Specialty and multiple All-Breeds Best-In-Show Winner who now features in many English and European pedigrees. Unfortunately, he became sterile quite young, and the several litters we had planned for him never eventuated. We were able to continue this line through Ch. Khandhu Didgeri Blue - his dam was Ch. Khandhu flo Jo, litter sister to Mandella.
Always a super showman, he was shown in full coat at the National in sydney in 2000 as a 10 year old, and was placed 5th in the Open Dog Class. Mandella won so many fifth placings at specialties, that his nick name was "Fifth". He was co-owned with MaryJayne Eather, but lived his entire life with us.