HISTORY PAGE

Yacanto in Sweden.


On this page we will tell you a little bit about Yacanto in the U.K., and show you some of the wonderful dogs we have bred.

It all started in late 1979 when my sister decided she would like a Great Dane. Since she felt I had a good eye for horses, she asked for her help picking a Great Dane.

We visited a number of well known kennels in England and some not so well known and eventually came upon a breeder who had run on two bitch puppies that were 5 months. Impressed by the size of bone and general substance of those pups my sister decided she would like to purchase one of them. However, I liked one and my sister preferred the other and so after much deliberation we decided to go away and think about it.
My sister later decided not to buy one, but I could not get those pups out of my head so I went back and found that the one I had chosen had gone, so I bought the other one Adcote Bianca.

"Bianca", although very big had a poor topline so she was never bread from. My husband Michael and I had decided to start breeding, so we set out to buy what was to be our foundation bitch. We had liked puppies sired by the American import Lincoln's Winstead Von Raseac who was also Adcote Bianca's sire. We found a six month brindle bitch for sale, by Von Raseac out of an Impton bitch bred by Sven Petersson. Her name was Chapala Dixie Pixie of Yacanto , a lovely bitch, not great in size, but very correct.
"Dixie Pixie" was mated to a dog named CH Samani Desert Chief and that mating produced the first Champion of the Kennel, GBCH Yacanto Tudor Melody who in turn mated to Daneagle Elgar of Walkmyll produced the very successful sires GBCH Yacanto Sir Ken and GBCH Yacanto Top Gun. "Sir Ken" was responsible for siring many champions, group winner and the top winning male all time in the U.K. "Top Gun" was the sire of many champions, Group winners not only in the UK but also in Sweden and Australia. He sired the top winning Great Dane in the U.K. 1995. Semen from GBCH Yacanto Top Gun is stored for export and a litter out of frozen semen is due shortly in New Zealand. "Top Gun" was the Top Stud Dog in Great Danes in the U.K. in 1994 and finished number 3 all breeds, beaten for top spot by one point! In the summer of 1994 he died and yet was still Top Stud Dog in Great Danes for 1995 and finished tenth all breeds.
His daughter Swedish and English Champion GBSUCH Yacanto This Is Sunny, won Dane of The Year 1992; Top Twelve Best Bitch Superleague 1992; The Working Group at Midland Counties Championship Show 1992 from approx.3500 working dogs. She was sent to Sweden to Barbro and Lars-Erik Troback and became the foundation bitch of Yacanto in Sweden.
In 1992 Grand Fawns Nemesis was imported from Sweden. She was mated first to "Top Gun", and then to his best fawn son GBCH Dainwood Taken By Force and produced the top winning GBCH Yacanto Reason to Dream, a champion at 15 months Reserve Dane of the Year 1995 at 13 months of age, Dane of the Year 1996 out of a total of 266 exhibits, and only two years old. We currently have an import male from Denmark Great Granadas Washington Yacanto who is only one step away from his title. We look forward with excitement to the years to come and hope our achievements and our accolades will be many both in England and in Scandinavia..

Diana Bousfield



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