Are But Not’s Captivating Cliopatra, FCh


The girl that started it all!! Are But Not’s Captivating Cliopatra! Artfully bred by Ann Drevland. Waited on hand and foot by her slave, Nancy Lee Wight.

Who knew that the acquisition of this gentle girl would change our lives forever in a short eight years?! Her entry into our lives was unexpected, gentle and slow. We never knew what hit us! She is the Quintessential Queen, the Grand Dam of all Cirnechi! Assuming correctly that we all would adore her, she has been the finest ambassador for the breed possible. Clio has never met a stranger or anyone she did not love.

One of the first Cirnechi bitches seen at the shows in the Pacific Northwest, the constant comment heard from the judges was, “How did you get such a high quality dog in such a rare breed?” We all knew she was special. To have it validated by all of the judges who adjudicated over her and awarded her so many wins and Best in Shows wins not only added credibility to her fine pedigree and conformation, but also was truly captivating, as her name implies. Her love of her family and friends is legendary. Her solid structure was apparent whenever she stacked or gaited. Her radiance is resplendent walking this girl about the ring; her free shoulder, excellent reach and drive propel her around the ring in the style of the greatest of show dogs… she knows she is a winner! She would display herself with such aplomb around the ring, and then set herself up with such panache; she captivated judges and spectators alike into noticing her…and they did!!

As if her show wins were not enough, Clio was a working girl. In breaks between her show career, and with time off for a couple of litters, she managed to garner a Field Championship too! All done with her usual regal self-assurance. Dam of no less than 3 Best in Show offspring and many other offspring with International Championships Clio has done more than we could have ever asked or imagined of her. All completed with an injury to her sacral spine. Yet she managed to keep herself fit enough to finish her Field Championship with great passion and style.

All who came to Rockin Heart Ranch fell under her charming spell. Many threatened to steal her when they left, that we had to do vehicle inspections and frisk guests before they depart.

Clio unfortunately left us way too soon, but is remembered through her offspring, and in our hearts.