You cannot have a Sopranos litter without a nod to the family's club...or without
someone named "Rocco".
Rocco was a terrific show dog from the start, winning the Delaware Valley Soft
Coated Wheaten Terrier Club Sweepstakes. He was a "made man" before he turned
a year, finishing his championship with a number of Best of Breed wins.
In 2007, Rocco was briefly specialled. At the Hatboro Dog Club show during the
National Specialty weekend, in a 93-dog entry, he received 1 of only 2 Awards of
Merit given. During the Specialty, he made the first cut in the specials' class. Then Rocco became a TV star....briefly! Having won the breed at the Philadelphia Kennel Club/National Dog Show, he was seen for a few seconds on national TV on Thanksgiving Day 2007 as
the camera panned the Terrier Group.
Always a contender in the ring, Rocco was always breeder-owner handled. He sired
his only litter, born July 2008, by CH Ballybae Una's Willow. His daughter,
Ballybae Willow's Zoe became a champion in August 2009 at the same show her
father finished at 3 years earlier.