~ Sergio goes BOB at Westminster Kennel Club ~
February 15, 2010

"The Hounds of BigStar"

We would like to take this time to thank Susan and Jim Brown for entrusting us with some of the most amazing hounds in the world! We are honored to have the opportunity to present and love such quality dogs. Susan and Jim have been wonderful mentors as well as valued friends. We are thrilled to be considered "Serandida East" and look forward to our continued experiences with these fascinating and irresistible red & white dogs!
Please visit Jim and Susan (and the Hounds of Serandida) at

~ Sergio ~

Sergio's Champion Offspring:

BISS Group Winning CH Serandida's Spirit of Luxor, aka Handsome
Group Placing CH Serandida's Luxor Indeed, aka WhatFor
Group Winning CH Serandida's Shadow on the Moon, aka Eclipse
CH Serandida Spirit of Kala, aka Kala
CH Serandida's Sonbird of Equinox, aka Lark
Group Placing Serandida's Red Hot, aka Chili
EUK '11 BBE CH BigStar's Tin Can Sailor aka Fletcher
Group Placing CH Serandida East So Bigstar aka Nefertari
AKC Pt'd Serandida East Salutes BigStar aka Ramesses

**Sergio is invited to the 2010 Eukanuba Invitational**

Multiple BIS Int'l CH AKC GCH Mjr Pt'd Serandida Spirit of Serqet

Weight: 55 lbs
Breed:  Ibizan Hound
Color: Red & White
Height: 27"
D.O.B. 02/03/05

AKA: Sergio, Serg, Nurg

Health Clearances:
Baer - IH-BR74/75M-PI

Sergio was the No. 1 Ibizan Hound Dog for 2006. He is the producer of Multiple Top Ten Ranked Ibizans, including "Handsome"-2007's No. 1 Ibizan Hound Dog, Multiple Group Winning CH. Serandida's Spirit of Luxor. 


Sergio is coming off the sofa to obatin his Grand CH title; one weekend out with Lesa and he has (2) Major wins and a total of 11 pts toward his GCH!

Westminster 2011: Sergio's son, Eclipse goes BOS!

Nationals, MO 2010: Sergio's kids clean up! Handsome wins the breed; Neffer takes WB on Thurs; Eclipse wins Grp 1 at supported entry (Sat); Ramesses wins WD on Sun

Westminster 2010: Sergio goes Best of Breed and his son, Eclipse gets an AOM at the Garden - Sergio was handled by his 13 yr old co-owner - what a prestigious win for such a lovely team!

Westminster 2009: Sergio's son, Eclipse goes BOS at Westminster.

Louisville, April 2008: Sergio's boys (Handsome & Eclipse) clean-up at the 2008 Beezerfest winning Best of Breed and an AOM!

Westminster 2008: Sergio's son, Handsome goes Best of Breed and his daughter, Whatfor goes Best of Opposite at the 2008 Westminster Kennel Club Show.

Eukanuba Invitational, December 2007: Handsome's littermate, Eclipse goes Best of Breed !

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*Bred by Serandida; residing with Jon, Reading, PA

~ Cashmere~


CH Serandida's Cashmere of BigStar JC 

Weight: 50 lbs
Color: Red & White
D.O.B. 06/19/05

AKA: Mere-cat, 'Schmere, Cashi-mere

Health Clearances:

Baer - IH-BR6/10F-PI

Our stunning Group Placing girl was invited to attend the Eukanuba Invitational in Long Beach, CA and has attended the Westminster Kennel Club in 2007, 2008 (capturing an Award of Merit) and 2009 – bringing home her second AOM!

Cashmere will be Specialed on a limited basis in 2009. Watch for her in a ring near you!

Westminster 2009: Cashmere gets AOM at the Garden.

Westminster 2008: Cashmere gets AOM at the Garden.
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*Bred by Serandida; co-owned and residing with the Foley's, MA

~ Fletcher~



Eukanuba '11 BOB-BBE
CH BigStar 's Tin
Can Sailor

Weight: Still growing
Breed: Ibizan Hound
Color: Red & White
D.O.B. 01/24/2010

AKA: Fletcher
Eyes - CERF #IH-346590 ('11)

Fletcher is a special boy out of Cashmere and Sergio. He is named in memory of Jon's father, a Navy Veteran, whom we lost unexpectedly in Feb. 2010. Tim was Sergio's biggest fan and we miss him so very much!

Fletcher has already proven himself in the show ring with multiple BOB wins, including some over his father! We look forward to his future and know that Pop is watching over him.

Fletcher is currently undeated in BBE & WD classes.

Update: Fletcher finishes his Championship in style by going BOW for a 5 pt major in Louisville 3/20/11. All his points were obtained from the BBE with Jon :0)

Visit Tin Can Sailors ~ The National Assoc. of Destroyer Veterans ~ by clicking

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*Bred by BigStar; residing with co-owner, Karen Manoskey

Proud Members of the Ibizan Hound Club of the
United States

~ Vanity ~

Be sure to visit Vanity's Facebook page:

The Whippet Has Stolen My Soul!

~ Retired  Star ~
BIS, Multiple RBIS,  Int'l CH SportingField's Mirror Mirror

Weight: 25 lbs
Breed: Whippet
Color: White w/ Fawn Brindle
Height: 20"
D.O.B. 06/27/05

AKA: Whippy-Girl, VanVan, WHIPPET! Bossy Bertha!, Pippin-Whippin

In my eyes Vanity is the quintessential Whippet; she conveys an impression of beautifully balanced muscular power and strength, combined with great elegance and grace of outline. With that said, she is also my heart dog...my constant companion. I truly adore this beautiful creature and could watch her for hours just being her "b-otchy" self !

Vanity's dad goes breed at 2008 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show!!
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*Bred by Sportingfield; residing with BigStar
         ~ Solitare ~      

~ Retired  Star ~
CH Serandida Spirit Solitaire

Weight: 55 lbs
Breed: Ibizan Hound
Color: Red & White
Height: 26"
D.O.B. 05/13/04

AKA: Soli, Soli-Bear

Solitaire is Jon's first Champion, now spayed and big couch potato! She has been a joy to share our lives with and we would consider placing her in th right forever home so please visit our "Available" page for more information.

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*Bred by Serandida; residing with Jon, Reading, PA


  ~ Mintsitani ~   


Mintsi is #1 Xolo Bitch in America
(CC Stats as of 2/28/11)

Eukanuba '11 ~ AOM ~
~ AKC Group Winning  ~

AKC GCh  AKC CH  XCUSA CH Besitos Mintsitani

Weight: 65 lbs
Xoloitzcuintle (Standard)
Color: Black Hairless
Height: 23"
D.O.B. 04/08/2010

AKA: Mintsi, Mini Moo, Naked Beast

Health Clearances:
Cardiac - XC-CA6/23F/C-NOPI
Eyes CERF - XO-113 ('10)

Well, I cant say enough about this girl. She has been a true blessing to our family. We are very thankful to Patty (Besitos Xolo) for entrusting Mintsi with us. She has proven herself invaluable as a warning dog, show dog and true companion.

Ian has "taken" over the Mini Moo as his own but she is still a daily presence downstairs (until bed time...lol).

Mintsi has multiple Best in Show Misc winner already and we are looking for to her debut in January when AKC welcomes the breed into the NS Group!

Update: 3/24-27/11 - Mintsi finishes her AKC CH & XCUSA CH undefeated in Edison with two more major wins and also picks up two majors toward her Grand CH!!

Update: 2/26-27/11 -Mintsi picks up both her majors her debut weekend out (fully AKC recognized) as well as winning the Non-Sporting Group on 2/26/11 handled by her co-owner Travis!!! Woot Hoot!!!

Can you say "Show-low-eats-quint-lee"
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*Bred by Besitos; residing with BigStar (on recliner or Ian's bed...lol) - yep - WORKING DOG!!





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