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
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
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
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,
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
August 16 and 17, 2008 -
Hope 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, 2008 -
Groovy 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 -
wins another major at the Anoka County KC
under breeder judge Virginia Lyne!
June 8, 2008 -
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
15, 2008 - ECSCA National Specialty Show,
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Groovy won her first 2 points the day
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
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
Easter Sunday April 8, 2007 from Hemi x
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March 6, 2007
March 6, 2007 from Rocky and
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March 2, 2007
Sunny goes Best in Veteran Sweepstakes under breeder judge
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!