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 Championship quickly with Group wins and reserve Best in Shows.
 In 2000 Katia brought Roquinho to the American Maltese Assn National Show in Las Vegas .There handled by Katia's brother Wagner Fernandes  he was awarded Best Bred By in Show and Best of Winners. He remained in California to  completed his American Championship in 5 shows with all majors.
 Roquinho  contuining his promising career in the USA throughout 2000-2001  he sired several litters to Champion bitches with very promising puppies resulting in several finishing from puppy class. His producing ability was  so impressive he was purchased by the Richelieu Maltese Kennels of Judy E. McQuiston in partnership with Pat Keen-Fernandes and her husband Wagner Fernandes. Roquinho began his Specials career in Jan 2002. In the first 3 months he became a multi-Group winner and then was All-Breed Best in Show  at the Sun Maid Kennel Club  March 24,2002 in California. a multi group winner and Best in Show in addition to    Award of Merit at the National and Westminster Kennel Clubs 
 Roquinho will remain in the care & presentation of Pat & Wagner Fernandes until his retirement in 2009  where  he lived out his final  years in Brazil with his breeder until age 15 plus. 
He brought a positive pedigree siring many wonderful Maltese champions  who became  top winning Maltese in America. 
                  Gone now but not forgotten.