Champion Roquinho (Haw-key-no) is pictured at the Westminster Kennel Club Show Feb10,2002 winning First Award of Merit under Mr. Tim Catterson handled by Pat Keen-Fernandes.
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Roquinho was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the White Field Kennel of Katia Fernandes-Araujo. Sired by the Am. Brazil Champion Richelieu All Fired Up out of the Brazilian -Argentine bred mother. He finished his Brazilian Championshipquickly with Group wins and reserve Best in Shows.
In 2000 Roquinho to the American Maltese Assn National Show in Las Vegas .where he was awarded Best Bred By in Show and Best of Winners. He completed his American Championship in 5 shows with all majors.
Roquinho remined in the USA throughout 2000-2009 and sired over 20 Champions. His producing ability due to his Richelieu lineage was so impressive he was purchased by the Richelieu Maltese Kennels of Judy E. McQuiston in partnership with Pat Keen-Fernandes Roquinho began his Specials career in Jan 2002. In the first 3 months he became a multi-Group winner and then an All-Breed Best in Show winner in California. and ranked among the Top Winning Malteses of 2002 2003 Roquinho remained in the care of Richelieu Maltese in California until his retirement in 2009 when he was then returned to Katia in Brasil.
Roquinho is one of the Top living champion producing sires in North American having sired a record 29 champion children.