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I'm so behind on posting News updates!  Sorry!!  :-)
September 12, 2010 - Heart of Michigan Specialty was good for my 4 Rocky kids!  Breeder Judge Mary Ann Alston judged and Hope won the Select Bitch award and Leo won Winners Dog for a 5 point specialty show major! Selah won her Sweeps class too. Then, at the puppy match, my new puppy Noah went Best Opposite Sex in Match! Noah is liking this "showing" game.....you get to eat treats!
September 4 and 5, 2010 - Hope wins back to back Group placements at the Danville KC!  Group 4 from Judge Dana Cline and Group 3 from Judge Doug Johnson!  My new puppy Noah plays in the puppy match for his first outting and he goes Best Puppy in Match! There were lots of puppies there!  Noah is off to a good start!
July 30, 2010 - Hope wins Select Bitch at the ECSC of SE Wisconsin Specialty under breeder judge Donna O'Connell.  Leo won his sweeps class.  He is growing up nicely!
July 19, 2010 - Groovy is out in Washington visiting her boyfriend Dusty.  Puppies expected around September  20. 2010.  They're going to be so cute and so sweet!  Visit the puppy page for updates.
May 17, 2010 - We are STILL waiting for Ms. Groovy to come into season.....
May 7, 2010 - English Cocker Spaniel Club of American National Specialty Show - I can hardly believe it!  Hope wins an Award of Merit at the NATIONAL in Wisconsin.  How cool is that?  We are sooooooo excited and so proud of Hope.  She showed her heart out!
April 18, 2010 - Stone City KC - Handler Robin Novak comes through for us again and helps this time to get that last major we've been looking for my co-owned Cammie.  Cammie is now CH. Calypso Golden Gait Granduer.  Congrats to owner Mike Alper and breeder Kelly Monroe of Calypso.
April 2, 2010 - North Country KC - Selah, Golden Gait Majestic Melody, goes on a road trip with handler Robin Novak to Syracuse NY and ends up winning Best of Breed from the classes over several specials for a 4 point major under breeder judge Bonne Threlfall.  Go Selah!
March 29, 2010 - Somewhere in Iowa - Tango goes out with handler Robin Novak to try to find her last major and wins! and finishes!  She is now CH. Jerabee Golden Gait Sundance.
March 28, 2010 - Western Pennsylvania KC - Hope wins a Sporting Group 3rd under breeder judge Mary Ann Alston.  She's on a roll!
March 4, 2010 - English Cocker Spaniel Club of SE Wisconsin Specialty - Hope takes Best of Opposite Sex at the specialty under breeder judge Valerie Johnson Brown.  The same weekend, she takes another Best of Opposite Sex at the Wisconsin KC under breeder judge David Flanagan.  Hope loves to show and I love showing her!
February 20, 2010 - ECSCA Regional Specialty XV - Hope wins Best of Breed at the Specialty show in Greenville, North Carolina under breeder judge Marissa O'Conner.  She is now Best in Specialty Ch. Golden Gait's Never Lose Hope.  Weeeeee!!
December 12, 2009 - Hope flies across the country to Long Beach, California and wins Best of Breed and Best Bred by Exhibitor at the AKC Eukanuba National Championship show under breeder judge Mary Ann Alston!  We will be on TV in February 2010 on Animal Planet.  Watch for us!
December 10, 2009 - Groovy flies across the country to Long Beach, California and goes Best of Breed at Los Encinos KC under breeder judge Karen Roth. This show was the day before the Southern California Specialty and the prestigious AKC Eukanuba show.  This was supposed to be Groovy's retirement show.  We are waiting for her to come into season so she can have puppies in 2010!
November 2009 - Brandon finishes his championship!  He is now CH. Golden Gait Jerabee Journeyman.  Beautiful boy, inside and out.
September 6, 2010 - Heart of Michigan English Cocker Spaniel Club - Groovy loves Awards of Merit!  She wins another Specialty Award of Merit under breeder judge Karen Roth!
March 6, 2009 - English Cocker Spaniel Club of SE Wisconsin - Groovy, Ch. Golden Gait's Dance for Joy, wins another Specialty Award of Merit under breeder judge David Flanigan!
January 12, 2009 - Sophie , Cantabria Golden Gait Sunblest, whelps 2 beautiful red puppies, 1 boy and 1 girl. Sire is Rocky, Am Can Ch. Jerabee Golden Gait Sequel.  Sophie is the BEST Mom and we are expecting beautiful and super sweet kids from this cross.  Rocky is the cuddliest boy dog I have ever had and Sophie is super smart. Can't wait to watch them grow up! 
January 10-11, 2009, American Spaniel Club - Woohoo! Groovy, Ch. Golden Gait's Dance for Joy, wins an Award of Merit under Breeder Judge Karen Whitfield! We are so proud.  This is the 2nd daughter of "Joy", BISS Am Can Ch. Jerabee Joy of Golden Gait which has won an Award of Merit at the super competitive American Spaniel Club Specialty Show.   The rest of the "kids" did good at Spaniel Club too....Brandon, Golden Gait Jerabee Journeyman won his large Bred by Exhibitor class, Cammie, Calypso Golden Gait Grandeur, won 2nd in the open solid bitch class, and Tango, Jerabee Golden Gait Sundance, was 2nd in the Bred by Exhibitor bitch class.
October 19, 2008 - Brandon wins a major under breeder judge Doug McFarlane at the Springfield, Illinois dog shows!

September 6 and 7, 2008, Heart of Michigan back to back specialties - What a busy weekend!  The highlight of the weekend was 16 month old Brandon going Best of Opposite Sex in Puppy Sweepstakes on Sunday September 7.   Georgia, Tango, Joy and Sunny all did well, winning some classes and having fun.  Click here to see Brandon's show picture....he's growing up and turning into one handsome boy!

August 16 and 17, 2008Hope is a new Champion!  Hope and I flew out to Washington State for the Cascade Specialty show and all breed shows needing just 5 points to finish.  Hope took a 4 point major at the Olympic KC show on Saturday after the Specialty by going WB/BOW under judge Michael Faulkner.  The next day she needed just a single point but instead she won a 5 point major to "finish" by going WB/BOW and then Best of Breed under judge Mrs. D. Stoddard!  Check out her show picture from the Saturday show....I am so glad she finished while she still had all that gorgeous coat!!
June 27, 2008Groovy is now CHAMPION Golden Gait's Dance for Joy!  Mom and I took a road trip out to beautiful Colorado for the English Cocker specialty hosted by the EC Fanciers of Greater Denver and Groovy went WB/BOW and Best Bred by Exhibitor under breeder judge Bonnie Threlfall!  Her younger sister Hope also made us proud by going Best Puppy in Sweepstakes under breeder judge Sue Dwelly!  And if that wasn't enough excitement for the day, Grandma "Joy" was Best in Veteran Sweeps and Brandon was RWD.  Whew!  We had a a wonderful trip visiting with friends and seeing the beautiful mountains. Now we are taking a month off to rest. ;-)
June 19, 2008 -  Groovy wins another major at the Anoka County KC under breeder judge Virginia Lyne!
June 8, 2008Cammie wins her first point by going WB/BOW and Best of Breed under breeder judge Margie Wilson!
June 7, 2008 - Wheaton KC, Hope wins WB for another point under breeder judge Sherrie Morgan!
May 17, 2008 - OshKosh KC, Groovy wins WB/BOW and Best of Breed over Specials for a Major under Judge Dana Cline.  Then, Judge Cline went on to give Groovy a Fourth place in the Sporting Group!!  Wowsa!!
April 19, 2008 - Terre Haute KC, Groovy wins WB/BOW under breeder judge David Flanagan!
April 15, 2008 -  ECSCA National Specialty Show, Cammie wins her very large 9-12 month Sweepstakes class! Sunny wins 4th place in the 9-11 year Veteran Dog Sweepstakes class (very competitive class!), and Joy wins 3rd place in the 7-9 year Veteran Bitch Sweepstakes class. Sweepstakes judge was Margie Wilson.
April 12, 2008 -  Steel City KC, Hope wins WB/BOW and on to Best of Breed over Specials under judge Ed Bivin!
April 5, 2008 - KC of Yorkville, Hope wins WB/BOW under breeder judge Mary Ann Alston!
February 29, 2008 - ECSC of SE Wisconsin Specialty, Hope wins a 5 point  major WB/BOW/Best Puppy and Best in Sweepstakes!  Breed judge was Richard Powell.  Sweeps judge was breeder judge Lynn Monroe.
February 16, 2008 - Spartanburg KC (ECSCA Supported), Tango wins RWB to a 5 point major under breeder judge Doug McFarlane.
January 26, 2008 - Park Shore KC, Groovy wins WB/BOW/BOS for 2 points under breeder judge Marjorie Martorella.  Go Groovy!  And, the picture turned out beautiful! (I am even smiling!)
December 16, 2007 - Western Reserve KC, ECSC of NE Ohio Specialty Show, Cleveland Ohio:
Sweepstakes with breeder judge Kerri Brangers - SUNNY takes Best in Veteran Sweeps!  Groovy, Hope, Summer, and Brandon all take 2nd in their big sweeps classes.
Regular classes with breeder judge David Flanagan - Sunny takes Veteran Dog class.  Groovy peed her crate and didn't make it to the ring in time. ;-)  Hope wins her class and Brandon and Summer take 2nd in their class.
WHEW.....4 days of dog shows is just WAY TOO MUCH. Never again.  And, we didn't get to go home until Monday because we got stuck in the blizzard.
December 15, 2007 - Richland County KC, ECSC of NE Ohio Supported Show, Cleveland Ohio:
Groovy wins her bred by class again, and Hope, Summer, and Brandon take 2nd in their very competitive classes. Judge was breeder judge Sharon Derrick.
December 13, 2007 - Lorain County KC, ECSC of NE Ohio Supported Show, Cleveland Ohio:
Summer takes WB for a 5 point major at her first show and beats her half sister Groovy who took RWB.  Hope and Brandon also won their puppy class.  Judge was Michael Faulkner. We love Michael Faulkner. :-)
December 1, 2008 - Brandon goes WD/BOW for a point at the Kankakee KC.
December 2, 2008 - Brandon goes WD/BOW for a point and Hope goes WB for a point at the Kankakee KC.
November 25, 2007 - Brandon goes WD for a point at the Lake Shore Kennel Club.
October 28, 2007 - Groovy goes Reserve Best in Puppy Sweepstakes at the Mason Dixon Specialty in Middleburg, Virginia under breeder judge Tracey Deyette.  Brandon gets 2nd in his 6-9 month sweeps class, and Hope wins her 6-9 month regular class and goes on to win Best Puppy in the regular classes!
October 27, 2007 - Groovy goes Best in Puppy Sweepstakes at the Mason Dixon Specialty in Middleburg, Virginia under breeder judge Sandy LaFlamme.  Hope wins both her 6-9 month sweeps and regular class, Brandon wins his 6-9 month sweeps class, and Veteran gal Joy continues to have fun and wins Reserve Best in Veteran Sweeps.
September 21, 2007 - TALLY GETS HER LAST MAJOR TO FINISH at Jefferson County KC!! It's CHAMPION Tally now!  Congrats to owner Chris Weber and breeder Gail Harlan and sire Sunny!  Tally was always a FUN dog to show....as sound as they come and could free bait like no other dog I have ever shown.
September 9, 2007 - Heart of Michigan English Cocker Spaniel Club Specialty Show, Howell, Michigan
Tally wins her open class, Groovy goes 2nd in the Bred By class and 2nd in the 12-15 mo puppy sweeps class, Hope gets 2nd in her sweepstakes class and 3rd in her regular 6-9 mo class.  The "old" girl Joy wins Reserve Best in Veteran Sweepstakes under breeder judge Mindy Bartholomew and she was ALL JOY!!
September 8, 2007 - Heart of Michigan English Cocker Spaniel Club Specialty Show, Howell, Michigan
Tally goes Reserve Winners Bitch under breeder judge Sue Rose. Groovy gets 2nd place in the Bred By Class, and   Hope gets 2nd place in the 6-9 puppy sweepstakes class, her first dog show!
August 17, 2007 - Cascade English Cocker Spaniel Fanciers Specialty Show, Enumclaw, Washington
Groovy goes Best in Puppy Sweepstakes under breeder judge Becky Johnson and Reserve Winners Bitch under breeder judge Judy Corbett-Bauer.  Groovy's mom Joy goes Best of Opposite Sex in Veteran Sweepstakes as well as Best Veteran at Specialty!
Aug 11, 2007
Tally gets a major!  One more to go!  Groovy won her first 2 points the day before.
July 29, 2007 - English Cocker Spaniel Club of South East Wisconsin Supported Show, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Tally gets reserve to a 5 point major. So close!!!
July 27, 2007 - English Cocker Spaniel Club of South East Wisconsin Specialty Show, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Groovy goes Reserve Best in Puppy Sweepstakes and Sunny goes Best in Veteran Sweepstakes under Sweepstakes Breeder Judge Liz Neff!
June 15, 2007
Tally gets to her nine single points (to her Championship of 15 points) by taking Winners Bitch 2 days in a row.  The week earlier, Tally took Best of Breed over 2 specials!  She now waits to find those 2 majors.
May 8-11, 2007 - English Cocker Spaniel Club of America National Specialty Show, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Groovy WINS her very large 9-12 month Sweepstakes class under breeder judge Karen Roth and then ALSO WINS the 9-12 month regular class under breeder judge Sandy Olsen! She is TOO GROOVY!!
Winston places 4th in the Open Solid Dog Class
April 29, 2007
Tally gets a point and Journey goes Best of Breed at Sandemac KC under breeder Judge Mary Ann Alston. Journey then goes on to Group 4th under Mrs. Alston!
April 21, 2007
Chase gets a major at Terre Haute KC under breeder Judge Judy Corbett Bauer

April 14, 2007
Winston gets a major at Steel City KC under Judge Doug Johnson

April 8, 2007
Puppies born Easter Sunday April 8, 2007 from Hemi x Sophie!! CLICK HERE to see their puppies

March 6, 2007
Puppies born March 6, 2007 from Rocky and Journey!!  CLICK HERE to see their puppies

March 2, 2007
Sunny goes Best in Veteran Sweepstakes under breeder judge Margie Wilson!

Chase gets a major reserve at the English Cocker Spaniel Club of Southeast Wisconsin Specialty
January 7, 2007
Journey gets an Award of Merit at the big American Spaniel Club Specialty Show in Philadelphia!

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