The Sounder/Lana puppy boys made their debut at the South Bay shows and Grace came to watch as they are now 6 months of age. They are all doing great. It was also Lana's first day back in the ring and she was Select Bitch - 5 points (including one major) to her GCH!
Early in July, Oz was Winners Dog again for 2 points, leaving him needing only 1 point to finish his Championship. That can be exciting and can be a curse.
I drove up to Surrey, Canada for the Canadian National where Henry basically did nothing and where it was hot.
And speaking of hot, that describes Emalie's two week-ends in Canada. Emalie is now Can. Ch. Paradigm's Unwritten (Ch. Sunbeam's Private Setup x Paradigm's Key Largo)WOW. She finished her Canadian Championship and took many other honors along the way. Huge congratulations to Deb Ramsey who guided her on this magical journey and to Dave Ramsey who handled all bathing and grooming responsibilities! And the day Emalie finished, their Special, Andy, was Best of Breed and Group two. Not a bad day.
Rather than staying for the second week-end, Andrew (Am/Can. Ch. Sunbeam's boogie Boogie Bagel Boy) and Henry (Krishna N Magagold's Just The Ticket at Sunbeam) took off for cooler climes and some camping. We spent several days at Fidalgo Bay in Anacortes.
And then went on to Long Beach, WA which my friend David Clendenon raves about. And other than that Astoria bridge, it was great.
While we were off playing, Charlie - Sunbeam 24 KT Sweet Little Brock and Roller at Greymoor (Am/Can. Ch. 24 KT Daytona Coupe Cruisin' to Sunbeam x Sunbeam's Going Taupe-less) was continuing her hunt training with Cindy Tayek and modeling career.
The following day Oz (Ch. Sunbeam's Private Setup x GCh. Krishna's Just For The Hell of It) got his second major and was perfectly shown by Lauren Morgan.
The next day Grace (Sunbeam Westwood Tweed of Sound - Ch. Quailwood's Sound of Music OS X Ch. Sunbeam Westwood Center of Apension) make her (and my) debut in the 4-6 puppy class. She won the Breed (and yes there were other Goldens) and then went on to take a Sporting Group 1. Quite an accomplishment for this girl who had never even seen a dog show before. Very proud of Grace. A very nice win under Terry Stacy.
But in all honesty I was somewhat distracted by trying to see what was happening in Open Bitches from across the show grounds. Fortunately we finished showing in time to watch Lulu (Am/Can. Ch. 24 KT Daytona Coupe Cruisin' to Sunbeam x Paradigm's Key Largo) win the major and finish her championship. What a day. And thank you Jackie Stacy - who just set - aah - she has legs.
What a great June it was - if you do not count record breaking heat! At the San Diego GRC, Emilie - Paradigm's Unwritten (Ch. Sunbeam's Private Setup x Paradigm's Key Largo) was BOSS and looked great.
I could not resist the temptation of showing to three Breeder-Judges (and seen old friends) and so, along with Gloria Kerr, drove to the Kansas City Golden Retriever Specialty which was in Pleasant Hiil, Missouri at the 'home' of Nickie Hertzog. It was my first time there and hopefully will not miss it again. One of the striking things for me was that people came from all around the country, proving that if you hire good judges 'they will come'.
I took Henry (who I co-own with Gloria Kerr) - Krishna N Malagold Just The Ticket at Sunbeam who was entered in the 9-12 class. I am delighted to report that on Sunday he was WD/BOW under judge Tom Schulz for a three point major.
As soon I I got back, it was off to Dodger Stadium for the Dodger All-Access Night. Thanks to Bill Kamer and Becky Criegler for including us once again. And I have the pictures to show what a good time we had. Personally I think Bill is holding the bat a little high but hey . . .
Starting to get cute puppy pictures. Reggie - Sunbeam Westwood Follow My Twitter Tweed, conferred with his financial advisors to make sure he will have cookies in his old age. Susan Rodin was glad to hear that news as well.
Cindy Tayek has Charlie - Sunbeam 24KT Sweet Little Brock and Roller at Greymoor hard at work on her retrieving.
Luke - Sunbeam's Winning at the Hippodrome - (Am GCH/Can. CH. BISS Sunbeam's Your Cheatin' Heart x Sunbeam Karizma Uptown Girl) earned his CGC on the first try and is on to Therapy Work.
Luke is owned by Jan Buckner and me.
In our warm-up week-end for the Specialty, Gidget was Select Bitch 2 of the days at the City of Industry; Oz was WD and Lulu - Sunbeam Paradigm Flower Power (Am/Can. Ch. 24KT Daytona Coupe Cruising' to Sunbeam x Paradigm's Key Largo) was Winners Bitch.
The highlight of the LA Golden Specialty was Harriet - GCH. Sunbeam's Let's Get This Part Started (BISS Ch. Sunbeam's Private Party OS X Karizma Sunbeam Can't Buy Me Mauve) who won her Veterans Class. As always, she showed poorly in the morning and the next time in the ring was flawless.
Lots of beautiful dogs at the Specialty and pleased to report that Tease - GCH. Woodland Sunbeam Four Play OA OAJ (BISS Ch. Sunbeam's Private Party OS X Ch. Woodland Take A Chance on Me OD) was Select Bitch on Friday and Sunday.
Even with the puppies, I snuck away for a day to go to the Specialty pit on by the Valle del Sol GRC. Oz, Sunbeam's Over the Rainbow (Ch. Sunbeam's Private Setup x GCh. Krishna's Just For The Hell of It), was Best in Sweepstakes.
and Gidget, Ch. Sunbeam's Sail Away to Soundview (Ch. Toasty's Treasure Cover OS X Ch. Sunbeam Woodland Can You Dig It) was Best Opposite Sex.
Two weeks later, at the San Diego Specialty, we had an amazing day. Best in Sweepstakes went to Buck - Paridigm Having A Blast at Sunbeam (Ch. Sunbeam's Private Setup x Paridigm's Key Largo) from the 6-9 class.
In the regular judging Henry - Krishna N Malagold's Just The Ticket at Sunbeam was RWD. This was Henry's first time in the ring as well.
To top the day off, GCH Woodland Sunbeam Petit Fours - Yummy (Ch. Sunbeam's Private Party OS X Ch. Woodland Take A Chance of Me) was Best in Specialty. Yummy is owned by Julie Matney and Sharon Shilkoff..
While I was happily home with puppies, Sunbeam had a great day at the dog show.
Oz - Ch. Sunbeam's Private Setup x GCh. Krishna's Just For The Hell of It) was Winners Dog his first time in Open for a 3 point major.
Not to be outdone, Gidget (Sunbeam's Sail Away to Soundview - Ch. Toasty's Treasure Cove x Ch. Sunbeam Woodland Can You Dig It ) was WB, BOW and Best Opposite to finish her Championship in great style. Lauren Lavitt showed Oz and Janice Hayes showed Gidget.
Ten days later, 11 more puppies. Brock - Am/Can. Ch. 24KT Daytona Coupe Cruising to Sunbeam (BIS BISS Am/Can. Ch. Sunbeam's Cruise Control x Ch. Dalane Season Magic Moment OD) out of Malone - Sunbeam's Going Taupe-less (Am/Can. Ch. Sunbeam's Boogie Woogie Bagel Boy x Am/Can. Ch. Sunbeam Karizma Blockbuster Via Woodland).
I did the only sensible thing - I left for New York where I was honored to judge the Long Island Specialty. Because this is just before the Garden, many of the dogs who are going to compete at the Garden are at the Specialty. And as anticipated, the quality was wonderful - I just did not have nearly enough ribbons to reward the special dogs that were there.
The Long Island Specialty is very special to me. In 2000, Cruiser (BIS BISS Am/Can. Ch. Sunbeam's Cruise Control OS SDHF won this Specialty when it was at the Pier. A few years later his son, Hawthorne, BISS Ch. Sunbeam's Command Performance OS SDHF won this Specialty when it was at the Hockey rink. And probably most moving for me personally in 2011, I was shocked to see that Hawthorne's son Hank (Ch. Sunbeam's Private Party OS was entered in the Veterans class. I missed most of it because I was in the bathroom sobbing. He was shown by Greg Wessel and he won the Veterans Class at 11 years of age.
He then went on to be Best of Breed at the Long Island Specialty, just as his father and grandfather had done. Ann Johnson agreed with me that it would never get better than that and Hank was never shown again. I miss him terribly.
In mid-January I judged a Golden Specialty in St Louis and had to choose from among some very lovely dogs. Shortly thereafter Lana had her puppies out of Ch. Quailwood's Sound of Music - a Cruiser son. This was the first time I had used his semen although others have and he was quickly an outstanding sire. We are expecting great things from these puppies.
This was a Whoops! Month. I was so busy in December that I totally forgot to enter dogs for the Golden Retriever Specialty. Fortunately Bill and Becky Kamer were more organized than me so I got to dhow one dog one day. Oz is Ch. Sunbeam's Private Setup x GCh. Krishna's Just For The Hell of It) and be was Best Opposite in Sweeps from the 15-18 class under breeder Kathy Whipple.
One of the Brock girls (who does not live here) was bred and we raised the litter for 5 weeks so late November and December were quiet vis a vis outside activities. But Gidget Gidget (Sunbeam's Sail Away to Soundview - Ch. Toasty's Treasure Cove x Ch. Sunbeam Woodland Can You Dig It ) picked up two more points in December.
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The rest of November was pretty quiet as we bred Lana and Malone.
Gidget (Sunbeam's Sail Away to Soundview - Ch. Toasty's Treasure Cove x Ch. Sunbeam Woodland Can You Dig It ) was WB/BOW at the second set of Tucson shows to under judge Jackie Stacy. This is one of my favorite pictures of her.
Tuffy - Sunbeam Woodland Hey Look Me Over was RWD (at 12 months) from the 12-18 class in Tucson under breeder-judge Jeff Pepper.
Tuffy is Ch. Sunbeam's Private Setup x GCh. Krishna's Just For The Hell of It). It was a huge honor to be recognized in that competition.
Malone - Sunbeam's Going Taupe-less was RWD from Best By (WB was also from Bred By) at the Palo Verde Golden Specialty. Malone is out of Am/Can. Ch. Sunbeam's Boogie Woogie Bagel Boy and Am/Can. Ch. Sunbeam Karizma Blockbuster Via Woodland.
Chase - Sunbeam Woodland Thyme-ing is Everything (Ch. Appollo's Cinco de Mayo x Am GCh/Can. Ch. Woodland Sunbeam Four Play )
won his 6-9 class every day at the Del Valle week-end. He also went to the first set of Tucson shows - the shows where are all the judges are breeders and won his class, was Best in Sweepstakes and Best Puppy.
Lana - Sunbeam Westwood Center of Apension (GCh. Redog's Magic Hat Trick OS x GCh. Sunbeam's Let's Get This Party Started) finished her Championship and has, I think, 14 GCH. points including 2 majors.
Her Select's under breeder judges Don Sturz (Norcal) and Jeff Pepper (Tucson) were very exciting.
Gidget (Sunbeam's Sail Away to Soundview - Ch. Toasty's Treasure Cover x Ch. Sunbeam Woodland Can You Dig It ) came down in July for some shows. At this point she has 10points including a Best of Breed over Specials.
Sad news from Tom and Marla English. We lost Player (GCh/Can Ch Sunbeam's Your Cheatin' Heart SDHF) a few days ago. Player is the dog at the top of this page - a great Golden in structure and movement and temperament. Our thoughts are with Tom and Marla. Snap
Delighted to report that Jade - Sunbeam's The Party Starts Now earned her CGC (Canine Good Citizen) title this month. Congratulations to Jade and Diane and Dale Waller.
On the 23rd, Lana - Sunbeam Westwood Center of Apension (GCh. Redog's Magic Hat Trick OS x GCh. Sunbeam's Let's Get This Party Started) aged out of 12-18 and had to move to the Open Class. She was not only Winner's Bitch but also won the breed over some lovely and well-regarded Specials. Very exciting and all her breeders/owners were there to see it! Thanks to Loran Morgan for showing her while Janice Hayes was gadding about with Annie Mac.
At the Los Angeles Golden Retriever Specialty on April 28th, Tuffy - Sunbeam Westwood Hey Look Me Over (Ch. Sunbeam's Private Setup x GCH. Krishna's Dream For The Hell of It) was Reserve Winners Bitch. This happened the week she became 6 months old and her first time in the ring. Very exciting for Turner/Coopers/Wallers.
Once again, it was pretty much a Lana - Sunbeam Westwood Center of Apension (GCh. Redog's Magic Hat Trick OS x GCh. Sunbeam's Let's Get This Party Started) month with Lana getting Best in Sweeps as well as Reserve Winners Bitch. Thanks to Kathy McIntyre and Bill Lauderdale.
Can you say rain? And more rain. I can say we were literally inundated with rain in February. Cathie missed some of it as she went back to New York for the Specialties and the Garden. AND DID NOT GET SICK - a first. Let's hear it for Airborne! She traveled with Gloria Kerr and Tom and Mary Schulz and met up with Allan and Carey Cooper. Many great meals were eaten! At the end of the month Lana - Sunbeam Westwood Center of Apension owned by Allan and Carey Cooper and Cathie Turner and Diane Waller was WB for her second major.
And the same week-end Gidget - Sunbeam's Sailing to Soundview owned by Debra and Scott Dalgleish and Cathie Turner was WB, BOS and Group 1 in the Puppy Group. Thanks to Heidi Gervais and Jaime Larkman.
And if that were not enough Cindy Tayek let us know that our granddog Apple (Ch. Sunbeam Wink N Nod at Woodriver x Sunbeam's One Singular Sensation), bred by Cindy Tayek and owned by Diane Schlesinger qualified all four days in her agility trial (with four 1st place wins) to get two MORE agility titles - Open Agility Preferred and Excellent Jumpers with Weaves Preferred. How cool is that.
Can it really be 2017? Other than the Palm Springs Specialty, which was memorable only because it was Cathie's responsibility, January was a pretty quiet month as far as showing dogs. Cathie judged in Washington the second week-end and then in Maryland the last week-end. All great fun but that meant no dog shows here.
Tease - Woodland Sunbeam Four Play (Ch. Sunbeam's Private Party OS x Woodland Take A Chance on Me) was bred in January and completed another agility title so she is now Tease OA OAJ. She is owned by Sharon Shilkoff and me.
By Christmas five of the puppies were home but the ones left here were not without attention.
The rest of December was a blur of puppies - 10; 9 girls and 1 boy. Their mother is a fantastic bitch owned by Gloria Kerr- GCh. Krishna's Dream For The Hell Of It bred to Ch. Sunbeam's Private Setup - Desmond. As always the photos were taken by the amazing Mary Thompson - but I did wrangle.
One of the proudest things for a breeder to achieve is longevity. And we do it by working hard and having dogs in great homes. This is Bella - Sunbeam's Just a Twinkle In Her Eye. Her parents were Gainsborough (BISS Ch. Sunbeam's Worth The Wait OS SDHF ) and Tigger (Ch. Laurell Sunbeam Pink Panther OD SDHF), both of whom lived to 14. This is Bella as a youngster.
But this is Bella's 16th birthday picture.
In the second picture you'll see her with her sons Webster (BIS BISS BOSS Ch. Belmont's First Edition SDHF); sired by BIS BISS Am/Can. Ch. Sunbeam's Cruise Control OD SDHF and Jackson (Belmont's Best Paw Forward Cd RN CCA and a High in Trial dog) sired by BISS Am/Can. Ch. Kalar's Four Paw Drive. These are the really delightful things. Congrats to owners Frank and Debbie Pampiks.
Obviously devastated by the Election Results and still not looking at any new in print or other media - have even abandoned my twitter feed. Bill came home the day after the election and all people and dogs were happy to see him.
Ten puppies are keeping us busy. We are lucky that we have such great people and home where these puppies will be. And it's been very busy managing puppy visits.
On October 14th, Nelson - far right (Quailwood n Sunbeam BeBopBaby - BIS BISS Ch/Can. Ch. Sunbeam's Cruise Control OS SDHF x Ch. Quailwood's Limited Edition) celebrates his 13th birthday with his friends Capri (Limelite's Brown Eyed Girl); Sonic (Ch. Limelite Fly'N At The Speed of Sound BISS); and Mia (GCh. Limelite's Color Me Beautiful RN SH WCX THD CGC RATN VC HR BVISS). Congratulations to Claudia Shaw.
A different story. The Golden Retriever National was held in Placerville in October. Bill and I actually went up a bit early and stopped in some of the Gold Rush towns along the way.
Once we were there, there was exploring Placerville - especially the oldest hardware store. I understand I was accused by someone of casting a spell so had a good time with these.
One of the highlights of the National is the Welcome dinner. Most of us did not get any food but a good time was had by all. Always enjoy and National and being with the Sunbeam gang from around the country.
Once the National started it was go go go. Very very proud of the girls we showed in Sweeps and regular classes - Sunbeam's Set Sail to Soundview, Sunbeam Karizma Center of Apension
and Sunbeam's Flour Power. But we were skunked by Mary Widman's bitch Woodland Sunbeam Curtain Call who got 4th in her class - a huge accomplishment at the National.
In the boys, Barkley - Calico Sunbeam Bark the Herald Angels Sing - was 3rd in the Amateur Owner Handler class (congratulations to Nancy and Dave Elm)
and Player - GCh/Can. Ch. BISS Sunbeam's Your Cheatin' Heart SDHF was 3rd in Sweeps for the 10 - 12 shown by Cathie and second in regular Veterans class shown by Rebecca Hiemann. And what a job she did getting him groomed - with great prelim help from Frank Pampiks. I think Veterans is one of my favorite classes and I thank Tom and Marla English for making it happen.
Got back from Placerville and Bill left for Las Vegas to work on the campaign there. Biggest excitement was Helen's litter of puppies on Wednesday, October 25th. Ten lovely puppies but somewhat disappointment for people who wanted boys as there are 9 girls and 1 boy. Waiting for and having the puppies has meant that I missed the Del Valle shows, one of my favorites - but worth it to have puppies.
After a very busy summer, we just took August off. California is simply too hot in September to drag dogs to the show ring. Walsh was in season, we kept Fenway andRio for Debbis and Cheryl Buster while they went back to Boston to watch Red Sox play (and win). Cathie helped organize the annual GRCGLA Health Clinic and we confirmed that Helen - GCh, Krishna Dream for the Hell of It was indeed expecting puppies!
August has been my traveling to Specialties month (too hot to show in California) and that's what I did. Deb Ramsey and I traveled to Colorado for the Mile Hi Specialty and Western Regional.
We had a great trip and lots of fun while we were there. We only took puppies and they all got ribbons. Of the dogs we took, EZ (soon to be called Clooney - who is Ch. Sunbeam's Private Setup x Ch. Kate's Irish Coffee) was the big winner with his wins in 6-9 sweeps both days, going Best Opposite in Sweeps at the Mile Hi Specialty and and and winning the 6-9 class under breeder judge Nancy Talbott.
And equally exciting was Gidget. This is the puppy I could not evaluate in a large area and picked in one hour (brother ended up in rescue). She is Ch. Toasty's Treasure Cove x Ch. Sunbeam's Can You Dig It and was shown to Nancy Talbott and Michael Faulkner and won both her 4-6 classes. Very very proud. But it could be expensive as Clint has already spoken up!
And she retrieves! Thanks Scott and Debra.
After I got home Bill and I made a mad dash up to Washington for the Evergreen Specialties to show dogs and have a quick visit with friends. Happy to report that Lana - Sunbeam Westwood Center of Apension did well and was RWB and Best Puppy from the 9-12 class under judge Kathy Lorentzen.
July 12th - In May I wrote about the end of the co-ownership nightmare. Too soon. The people who were sold the Hank/Mia bitch for $1.00 sold the puppies (for more money than we have ever asked for a puppy) and without a "take back at any time contract." Unbelievable. But it gets worse. When a puppy buyer had a problem, they simply told her to get a trainer. When the puppy owner tried to reach the breeders again, they did not get back to her. So a very special puppy ended up in rescue. It took a while to resolve because these people started using Teena Kemmer's kennel name (she has been breeding under that name since 1992) rather than choosing one not in use. But thank goodness for Gerri Monohan to persevered and the puppy is now in a good home. Of course these 'breeders' (no wonder we have a bad name) did not refund the full purchase price to the original owners and they resold the puppy to the home Gerri found - but the puppy is safe.
July 4th - Had to share this great picture of Calico Bark the Herald Angels Sing at Sunbeam (GCh. Sunbeam's The Last of the Singing Cowboys RN CGC x Calico's Promising Joy)
July 1st-3rd- On the first day of the Ventura shows Louis (or Lulu as Alexis and I call her) was WB. Lulu is Sunbeam Paradigm Flour Power (Am/Can. Ch. 24KT Daytona Coupe Cruising' to Sunbeam x Paradigm Key Largo). Lulu is owned by Bill me and me. AS you can tell from the 'grass', California is still having a drought.
On the 2nd Desmond was Select Dog and on the 3rd Lana Turner Cooper was Reserve Winners Bitch.
May 31st - Great news from Sharon Shilkoff - GCh/Can. Ch. Woodland Sunbeam Four Play (BISS Ch. Sunbeam's Private Party OS x Ch. Woodland Take A Chance of Me OD) got her clearances back from OFA. Good hips and elbows! Tease will be bred after the GRCA National. And it was followed with the outstanding news that Yummy - Woodland Sunbeam Petit Four finished her Championship. What a litter.
May 30th - Was lucky to have one of the puppies from the Crayon litter - Asja here for the week-end, along with her cousin bean, who was sired by Desmond. Both puppies are just lovely. Had a great time watching them run around with Killian and Malone. And while I was watching puppies, we heard that Yummy - Woodland Sunbeam Petit Four (BISS Ch. Sunbeam's Private Party OS x Ch. Woodland Take A Chance of Me OD) won a fourth major and finished her Championship and then went on to get a Major Select the following day. Way to go Yummy, Julie and Megan. And Tease - Ch. Sunbeam Woodland Four Play was Select Bitch on the Mission Circuit.
May 29th - Steven (Can. Ch. Sunbeam Woodland Forever Young) was WD under judge Donald Sturz. So four points to go! Sunbeam Westwood Center of Pension - Lana - won her 6-9 class both days she was shown.
May 8th. Tease, Am/Can. Ch. Woodland Sunbeam Four Play finished her Grand Championship by going Best of Breed. Tease was bred and is owned by Sharon Shilkoff (and me). Another great Hank kid!
What a day. It started with Lana going Best in Sweepstakes under breeder judge Sue Schwartz.
Then Steven - Can. Ch. Sunbeam Woodland Forever Young was WD for a 4 point major (9 points and both majors now) shown by Heidi Gervais.
Frank Pampiks added to excitement by winning the 6-9m regular class with Lulu (Am/Can. Ch. 24KT Daytona Coupe Cruising to Sunbeam x Paradigm’s Key Largo) - just edging out Lana.
And then in the Breed Harriet - GCh. Sunbeam’s Let Get This Party Started (BISS Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party OS x Karizma Sunbeam Can’t Buy Me Mauve) was select bitch - even without her coat.
What a great day.
I traveled to Vallejo because I don’t show puppies at intimidating grounds and I wanted to start Lana who was finally six months of age. I also took
who needed a point to finish. Andrew was WD/BOW and Best of Breed over several Specials. He then went on to win the Owner/Handler Sporting Group.
Then it was Lana’s turn. She won the 6-9 puppy class and was also Best Puppy. What a day. Worth the drive.
April 12th - Long time friends and Sunbeam co-owners Allan and Carey Cooper (see Lana) lost their minds a few years ago and added a Sussex Spaniel to their family. Bred by Pluis Davern and co-owned with Juliet and David Clendenen, Rig is now an adopted Golden. So I must brag about him getting his last Senior Hunter leg to add that title.
April 11th - Loved these pictures of Luke - Sunbeam’s Winning at the Hippodrome body surfing.
April 7th. Jade (Sunbeam’s The Party Starts Now) was bred to BIS BISS Am/Can GCh. Castlerock’s Come Together SDHF). See information under Sunbeam puppies.
April 1st - We had two visitors from the Food Pun litter here at the end of March. Ollie went home on Friday and here is a picture of this handsome boy when he left. Ollie is Sunbeam Paradigm Taco The Town (Am/Can. Ch. 24KT Daytona Coupe Cruising’ to Sunbeam x Paradigm Key Largo) and is owned by the Jones family in Santa Barbara.
April 3rd. Had Mimosa’s and coffee with Diane and Dale Waller this morning and had an opportunity to ooh and aah over Ira (Sunbeam’s 401k - GCh, Venture’s Magic Hat Trick and GCh. Sunbeam’s Let’s Get This Party Started). Some of us stand in line for Apple products and others for Teslas. Dale can make me look thrifty. He was #3 in line at his dealer where he ordered not one but two of the cars. First non-internet friend to get one. We have co-owned dogs with Dale and Diane Waller for 12 years (Jade is being bred to Chuck any day now) it’s always fun and always a surprise. Go Dale.
Cathie was invited to be a CCA Evaluator at the Valle del Sol Specialty in Phoenix and joined Bruce McLean and Jan Owens in looking at some very nice Goldens. It’s always a great honor to be invited.
The next week-end we went to Hanford for four days of dog shows during what can only be described as bad weather. Andrew - Can. Ch. Sunbeam’s Boogie Woogie Bagel Boy (Ch. Icarian’s Field of Dreams x Sunbeam Toasty Calico Ciabatta Love Her) was WD under sporting dog judge Leita Estes and now, like Desmond, only needs a point to finish.
When we arrived the sun was shining - this is what our site looked like on Friday night. During the four day show Tease was Select Bitch three of the four days!
In mid-March we attended the San Diego Specialty and had a wonderful day. I’d like to start y thanking my co-owners on the Food Pun litter for pulling out all the stops so we could show some of the puppies on their 6 month birthday. I was able to show Moki, co-owned the Robert and Leila Hartman (Sunbeam Paradigm Hang Ten-derloin - Am/Can. Ch. 24 KT Daytona Couple Cruising to Sunbeam - Brock and Paradigm Key Largo - Jill) and his sister Louis (Sunbeam Paradigm Flour Power) - called Lulu by some of us - co-owned with William and Alexis Heath. Here is a picture we took late the day before the Specialty in my one hour of training. And thanks to Bill and Claudia Major for letting Dave and Debbie Ramsey borrow Clementine (Sunbeam Paradigm Take Olive Me for the show.
I also had the pleasure of showing Luke - Sunbeam’s Winning at the Hippodrome - Am GCh/Can. Ch. Sunbeam’s Your Cheatin’ Heart SDHF x Sunbeam Karizma Uptown Girl. Only 2, Luke has some maturing to do but as always he showed beautifully and was a pleasure to have around. Thanks Jan Bucker for letting me borrow him.
I am over-the-moon to announce that WD was new Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Setup (BISS Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party OS
and Ch. Woodland Take A Chance of Me OD. Please note that OD, Mia is now an outstanding dam. His sister Tease was Select bitch. It was a great day for Sharon Shilkofff as we co-bred Desmond and the WB/BOW was shown by our good friend Maureen Smith who co-owns and co-bred her with Sharon.
It got even better the next day with Tease going Best of Breed and Desmond getting Select dog.
Most of the month was taken up with raising and socializing puppies here. One of the things we feel is important is lots of one- on-one attention and making sure the puppies have a variety of experiences and especially that they spend their time on a variety of surfaces.
There is some new information on how any hard surfaces can contribute to hip laxity which can lead to hip dysplasia. Sunbeam puppies spend each day, once they are outside, on grass, wood chips, dirt paths, stone paths, and a 1/2 acre that is natural - all very soft surfaces that ensure no slippery concrete and that provide the best way for muscles to develop. Luckily we have a really big piece of property so puppies get lots of self exercise and many places to explore. Puppies raised here also have access to go outside to potty and so are accustomed to a dog door and going outside to relieve themselves. And before they leave, we try to make sure they have slept a few nights in a crate so that won’t be new experience when they go home. I think we may have one of the largest supplies of puppy crates in Los Angeles. We recently redid one of the puppy areas.
At the end of the month we did go to San Diego for a dog show and Tease (Woodland Sunbeam Four Play) got that final point to become Am/Can. Ch. Woodland Sunbeam Four Play (Multiple BISS Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party OS x Ch. Woodland Take A Chance on Me) while her brother Desmond got his second major and only needs one point to finish his Championship. Our appreciation to judge Carl Lippmann who found these littermates in a large entry.
Desmond (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) was RWD two days of the Palm Springs week-end, including the Golden Retriever Specialty. Luke - Sunbeam’s Winning At the Hippodrome ( Ch. Sunbeam’s Worth The Weight x Sunbeam Karizma Uptown Girl) was shown for the first time in several months and was in the ribbons three of the four days. Because we had puppies, those were the only shows we participated in during January. But Yummy - Woodland Sunbeam Petit Four (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) won two majors in January and is closing in on her Championship quickly.