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2013 SHOW SPRINGER AND SHOW BITCH OF THE YEAR
GCH CH SUNCOAST WIL-ORION ANTICIPATION
– Carlee –
Owned by Susan Zuker, Kathie Milne, and Nancy Siver
Bred by Kathie Milne, Erica R. Johnson, and Janice L. Johnson

Stats: 1,359 Breed Points

Photo by Ruth Dehmel

We are very proud and excited that GCH Suncoast Wil-Orion Anticipation “Carlee” is the Show Bitch AND Show Springer of the Year for 2013!

I was so lucky that Kathie Milne had taken me under her wing shortly before she, Janice Johnson and Erika Brookshire bred this beautiful bitch. Carlee was the first springer I had ever shown and it was a thrill for me to learn with her. More than one judge told me not to act so surprised when we won!! As a complete novice, I was able to put all of Carlee’s single points on her. Kathie did the hard part and showed her to both her majors. Carlee finished in style with a 5 point major at the Dallas/Ft.Worth supported entry.

Luck struck again when our friend Nancy Siver joined our partnership after seeing Carlee at the National in 2012. We decided to send her out with Meagan Ulfers for the remaining months of 2012 to test her potential. To our delight, she and Meagan became a beautiful team and finished the 2012 year as the Number 4 Springer Bitch.

But 2013 was our year!! Carlee has had four Group 1 wins, numerous group placements as well as a Best in Specialty. She and Meagan formed a bond and had so much fun campaigning together. We are very grateful to Meagan for her beautiful presentation of Carlee and for helping us surpass our goals.

This has been a team effort and I am thrilled to be part of this with Kathie Milne, Nancy Siver, Meagan Ulfers and of course, Carlee. We are “anticipating” more success in the whelping box.


2013 SHOW DOG OF THE YEAR
GCH CH OCOEE D SQD WITH A VENGEANCE
Ch. Sprucehaven Under Time RA NA NAJ NAP NJP WD ex Ch. Wil Orion Illusion
– George –
Owned by Melanie King, Kathy Lorentzen, B.A. Breese and Liz Kiener
Bred by Melanie King, Corrine Johnson, Janice and Erica Johnson

Stats: 1,277 Breed Points

Photo by Trisha Dunn

George was born in a litter of eleven black and white puppies, eight of them males. Melanie chose him from the litter as her puppy to keep. Their first weekend in the ring together brought him a major from the puppy class. Their next weekend brought back to back Best In Sweepstakes wins at the Chattahoochee Specialty shows. They were off and running! Mel finished George with Specialty majors at the Eastern, Michigan and Twin Cities Specialty shows.

George was shown on a very limited basis as a special in 2011 and 2012, winning and placing in some groups and winning a few Specialty Best of Breeds. Not campaigned nor advertised he was nonetheless in the Top Ten of both breed and all breed for both of those years. His serious career began the first show weekend of 2013 with three consecutive group placements including a first.

George was shown at a total of 85 dog shows in 2013, a number of them Specialty shows. To have him finish the year as number #1 English Springer Spaniel all systems, having been shown only half the amount of times as his closest competitors, and breeder-owner-handled, is a testament to his outstanding quality and the amazing bond he and Melanie have in the ring. Together they took on all competition and won Best in Shows, many Groups, Specialties, and both the National Specialty and the Top Twenty. It was a fairy tale year for us all. George is now being shown only at Specialties and special events. He and Mel will continue to be together in the ring on those occasions as long as they both have fun and love what they are doing.


2013 RUNNER-UP SHOW DOG OF THE YEAR
BIS BISS GCH CH WINAMERE N GOLD CAMP SIMPLY “D” BEST
– Patron –
Owned by Glenda McCain and Lynda O’Connor
Bred by Glenda McCain

Stats: 896 Breed Points

Photo by Tom Weigand

After finishing his championship before he was a year old and waiting his turn in the show ring Patron started his “Specials Career” in July of 2012. In his first 6 months he won 2 All-Breed Best In Shows and a Reserve Best In Show. In 2012 he was the #4 Dog In All-Breed points and #5 in Breed points. Patron was Select Dog at the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club. In 2013 he was #2 Breed points and #7 All-Breed points.

Patron has won 8 Specialty Best In Shows and numerous Sporting Group Best In Shows.

Thank you Glenda McCain for breeding such a great dog with an excellent temperament. And allowing him to come to live at Gold Camp.


2013 RUNNER-UP SHOW BITCH OF THE YEAR
GCH CH CERISE DIXIELAND DUCHESS
Ch Felicity’s Rendition Guardian Angel ex Gch Cerise Barefoot Contessa
– Duchess –
Owned by Dorothy Cherry and Ann Summerfelt
Bred by Dorothy Cherry and Kathy Kirk

Stats: 1,256 Breed Points

Photo by xxx

Duchess has been a bright star in the Cerise constellation from the start. At 9 mos she was Best in Sweeps at the Nat’l 2010 and she was Winners Bitch there the following year.

In 2013, handled beautifully be Howard Huber III (Howie), she went on to be #2 ESS Canine Chronicle Breed System and #1 Bitch All Systems. She won 13 Grp First and many placements. She won BOB at Eastern ESS Club both Fri and Sat.

She retired after winning OS at Westminster Kennel 2014 and gave birth to four lovely puppies soon after. Since recovering from whelp. Duchess is often seen in the Junior’s ring. We continue to be in awe of her.

She is worthy of her regal name.


2013 SIRE OF THE YEAR
GCH CH OCOEE D SQD WITH A VENGEANCE
Ch. Sprucehaven Under Time RA NA NAJ NAP NJP WD ex Ch. Wil Orion Illusion
– George –
Owned by Melanie King, Kathy Lorentzen, B.A. Breese and Liz Kiener
Bred by Melanie King, Corrine Johnson, Janice and Erica Johnson

Stats: 9 Champions

Photo by Trisha Dunn

George’s award as Sire of the Year came as a very pleasant surprise to us all. He was not bred until he was three years old, and then to only a small handful of bitches, so having him named Sire of the Year for the year in which he turned five is a wonderful and exciting accomplishment!

He had nine Champion finish in 2013 without any plan or anyone trying to make it happen. He is the sire of the 2012 National Best In Sweepstakes winner (who was his first CH offspring) and many others with Specialty Best in Sweeps and specialty major wins.

He has a number of children just a few points from finishing and a lovely new crop of youngsters just beginning what we hope will be exciting careers. We are very proud of George’s ability to produce typey, sound, correct spaniels with outstanding temperaments and health and we are excited to watch all his offspring in the future.


2013 DAM OF THE YEAR
CH TELLTALE WYNMOOR AMANDA
– Mandy –
Owned by Celie Florence, Delores Streng, and Erin Kerfoot
Bred by Billie and Erin Kerfoot, Ruth Kirby, and Nancy Siver

Stats: 5 Champions

Photo by Tom Nutting

Mandy is a daughter of CH Telltale Freestyle, and was a stud fee puppy. She began her campaign to championship from the 6-9 puppy bitch class, and at her first dog show, she was Winners Bitch for 3 points. Four days later at the International in Chicago, Mandy was Best of Winners for 4 points. She finished at Eastern with a 5 pt major.

Mandy was bred three times and has 10 champion children, and they finished as quickly as their mother. Some of them are:
**CH Telltale Statuette, Best in Sweeps and Winners Bitch from the puppy class at the 2013 ESSFTA National Specialty;
**CH Telltale Crossroads Opposites Attract, who finished and earned her Grand Champion title from the puppy classes;
**CH Telltale Curtain Call, also finishing from the puppy classes, and
**CH Telltale Playbill, (“Eli”) owned and shown by Jeff Hanlin.

Mandy lives in her forever home where she shares a bed with her best friend, a 10 year old girl.


2013 RUNNER-UP SIRE OF THE YEAR
CH TELLTALE DO THE DEW
– Ernie –
Owned by Celie Florence, Robin Novak, Delores Streng, and Elizabeth Fink
Bred by Celie Florence, Delores Streng, and Elizabeth Fink

Stats: 7 Champions

Photo by xxx

Ernie (named for Dale Earnhardt Jr., Celie’s favorite NASCAR celebrity) is sired by CH Telltale Salute and is out of CH Telltale Fair Voyage. Very early in his growing up, Ernie’s potential was a spark in the eye of Delores, Celie, and Robin. His campaign to his championship was a short one, with wins under some of the greats—Michelle Leathers Billings, Michael Faulkner, Betty-Anne Stenmark, Carol Callahan, Ron Menaker, Dorothy Macdonald, and others, and he finished at Eastern with a 5 pt major and Best of Winners under Debra Davis.

To date, Ernie has 12 champion children, and counting. Ernie’s contribution to the breed has been impressive, as some of his children are:
–CH Telltale In Dew Time
–CH Telltale Brightwater Time To Dew It
–CH Telltale Darlington
–CH Telltale Just Dew It
–CH Telltale American Idol
–GCH Wynmoor Sweetgrass White Diamonds. “Liz” is, at this writing, the #1 Springer Bitch in the breed and in all-breed points.
–and of course, our “Randy”– Multi Best in Specialty and Multi Best in Show GCH Telltale American Ride.
Randy is the #1 English Springer in the USA, and #4 Sporting Dog.

Ernie’s potential is still developing as he continues to sire lovely, sound and typy puppies.


2013 RUNNER-UP DAM OF THE YEAR
Not Awarded