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From Art Breslau: "Solo" Windrush's Man from U.N.C.L.E earned the last two required qualifying Master Upland scores to earn his Master Hunter Upland Advanced title at this past weekend's ECSCA Hunt Test in Chester Springs PA. This means he is probably the 4th AKC Golden earning the title. His mother Remi earned the title less than two months ago. Lisa had put so much time and effort into running these tests and earning the titles. Even though her funeral was the weekend before I owed it to her to carry on. I have never run the dogs, I only did the driving and shooting during training and watched from afar. It was a triple double weekend. Saturday and Sunday, Solo and Remi both passed Master and earned qualifying scores towards the Advanced title. She would have been so proud of them for how they performed. I received many compliments on how the dogs worked and remembrances of Lisa.

The best compliment was from one of the gunners who shot at tests she ran in and who's wife has judged her a number of times. That the AKC should do a video of Solo, showing how Golden's should work the field quartering and flushing birds. He sat like a statue on the flushes looking like a James Spencer painting with just his head and shoulders peaking out from the brush. Sunday he out did himself on the "Hunt Dead" almost giving me a heart attack. I had lined him up, sent him, he went about 5 yards and suddenly made a turn veering off into the woods. He had scented a bird, hunted for it, flushed a chukar, sat, waited to be given a command, went back to the original task and retrieved the bird he was sent for. Topping it off Sunday there were only (2) Master qualifiers in our division. Solo and Remi. Lisa always wore that hat while working the dogs, I brought it with me and kept it on the dash so she could watch.

Alyson Fuge reports that ChelseaJacaranda's Dancing With The Stars – won her TD at the National. Chelsea




  The Hellman family has welcomed a new puppy into their home. She is: Goodtime's Sea Breeze at Sunjays, and we call her Breeze or Breezy. We are very grateful to her breeder Lisa Smith for this gorgeous puppy. We would like to offer our best wishes to Mike and Elaine Jones on their new puppy who is also from this litter.
Carol Russo's Beckett (MBVIS Picabo's You Are My Sunshine CCA CGCA THDX BN NW1 MBVISS) had a very successful outing at the Garden State Golden RC Specialty in September. He was awarded a JAM in the AM Specialty show by Judge Michael Faulkner over a large BOB entry and Best Veteran in Specialty and a JAM in the PM show by Judge Linda C. Flynn. He received some outstandingly beautiful rosettes from Garden State GRC for these wins.  



Beckett   Beckett has now won the lovely Garden State GRC CH. Tangeloft Odds on Pebwin CD WC VC Memorial Trophy three times and is eligible to rededicate or retire the trophy! This win marked his 14th Best Veteran in Specialty and 4th Judge's Award of Merit. A few weeks later, it was off to the GRCA National Specialty in Maryland. What a thrill to see so many beautiful Goldens from near and far. Beckett enjoyed sharing a hotel room with a lovely young Golden girl and took a fun turn with Carol in Veteran Sweeps, loving the applause.
Finally at week's end, Diana Mason presented him in the 1012 Veteran class. Beckett was awarded 2nd placement in that very competitive group, making everyone's day! Carol would like to thank the judges who have recognized Beckett with so many honors and Diana Mason who makes him shine whenever they step out together. He continues to do Therapy visits every weekend sharing that Golden smile with everyone he meets.   Beckett

From Lisa Smith Gamble, Goodtime's High Roller, was the winner of the 9-12 puppy class at the National! He is a Casey son. He is also pointed and has multiple BISS. Always breeder/owner handled.






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