CH DiGuardia's Francesca de Mar E Sol
Born: Feb. 29, 1996
ICCF Grand Champion
1997 ICCF Bitch of the Year
ARBA Master Champion
Rarities Supreme Grand Champion
12 Best in Shows!!!
CAL 1, and CAL 2
Champion & Junior Champion
Worldwide KC Champion
CKC Champion & Junior Champion
IABCA National Junghund & International Championships
States KC Champion
Francesca, lovingly known as "Frankie", was the beginning of my love affair with this noble breed, the Cane Corso. She has accomplished so much, but first and foremost she is my beloved pet, companion and best friend. She sleeps at my bedside every evening, where she is joined by some of her housemates. Although she is retired from the show ring and from my breeding program she continues to achieve. Amazingly at the age of 9 1/2 she has successfully competed and been awarded the working titles CAL1, CAL2, GDT (Guard Dog title), and IDT3 (Iron Dog title). Frankie is the foundation of my entire breeding program. At over 10 years of age Frankie is in exceptional health and as active as ever, enjoying her days poolside and chasing balls. It is now time for her children and grandchildren to carry on her legacy. Such as her granddaughter Giovanna, who at the young age of 18 months was awarded Best of Opposite at the 2003 ICCF National Specialty.
Frankie was bred by DiGuardia kennels in NJ. Although no longer involved in the breed, they were responsible for importing Gr. Ch. Prince Del Cerberus, littermate to World Champion Paco. Prince is probably the most influential male to be imported from Italy. Prince and Francesca were the first father & daughter to become Grand Champions. On her mother's side we have several dogs who have contributed greatly to the breed here in the US, such as Dual CH. Cocomo Bel Monte, CH. Alaric's Bruno, and CH. Bel Monte Zagara. I was fortunate enough to have been graced by two of Prince's daughters, Frankie and Fannie. These two are the foundation of my breeding program and have produced very well for me.
I could go on forever about how awesome Frankie is, but all you need to do is to look her pictures and see for yourself.