MAY -NOVEMBER 2017
It has been a whirlwind and I will get this up to date with photos but . . .
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.
One show week-end in December which was very frustrating. Desmond (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) won a largish Open Class on Friday, Sunday and Monday but was only RWD each day. On Saturday Steven - Sunbeam Woodland Forever Young ((Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) was RWD. I tell myself that that says much about the Sunbeam breeding program but still . . .
Because of raising the Jill/Brock puppies we were not able to get to most of the shows in the latter part of October and November. But we were able to dragoon our dog sitter, Carol Moon, and get to
the first set of Tucson shows. We call them the Breeder shows because the judges are Golden breeders and they represent (in our view) the best of the best. Cathie was honored to judge that show in 2014. We are pleased to report that Steven - Sunbeam Woodland Forever Young (Ch.
Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) was WD for a 4 point major under breeder-judge June Smith of Smithhaven Goldens. He won from the 12-18 class.
The next week-end Bill drove Andrew and Desmond over to Tucson to compete in another set of shows. Andrew - Sunbeam’s Boogie Woogie Bagel Boy (Ch. Icarian’s Field of Dreams x Sunbeam Toasty Calico Ciabatta Love Her) was WD on Friday while Desmond - Sunbeam Woodland Private Setup (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) was WD on Saturday and Sunday. Kudos to Lauren Lavitt and Janice Hayes who showed them. And thanks to Bill for doing the drive.
Our first dog show since coming back from Canada was September 13th. We just went one day and didn’t even take the motorhome - just two dogs, two leashes and a comb. Pleased to announce that Andrew (Sunbeam’s Boogies Woogie Bagel Boy) was Winners Dog (now down to 5 singles) and Walsh (Am/Can GCh Sunbeam Karizma Blockbuster via Woodland) was Best Opposite Sex.
The NORCAL Specialty in Pleasanton is one of our favorite shows. On the day of the first Specialty, a puppy shown by our friend Cindy Tayek - Sunbeam Kanvas By Katin Custom Surf Shorts - Trunks - was RWD from the 9-12 class. Can you tell that surfing matters? On the second
- day Andrew - Sunbeam’s Boogie Woogie Bagel Boy (Ch. Icarian’s Field of Dreams x Sunbeam Toasty
- Calico Ciabatta Love Her) was RWD. On the third day of the show Desmond - Sunbeam Woodland
- Private Setup was Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a four point major.
Delighted to announce that Sarah — GCh. Sunbeam Love Me Tender (BISS Ch. Sunbeam’s Command Performance SDHF OS x Sunbeam’s Five and Dime) was fourth in the Veteran Class at the Ohio National. Exciting news from Ohio. Chuck - BIS BISS Am/Can GCh. Castlerock Come Together (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party OS x Can Ch. Something About Mary OD) received a JAM at the National while his son Andy won the 6-9 puppy class.
Back home Woodland Sunbeam Four Play (Tease) was Winners Bitch Saturday and Sunday. Tease - (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) was bred and is owned by Sharon Shilkoff and me.
Jill (Paradigm’s Key Largo), owned by Debbie and David Ramsey (and leased by the three of us) is the proud mother of nine puppies sired by Am/Can. Ch. 24KT Daytona Coupe Cruisin’ to Sunbeam.
Canada continued to be exciting. We showed at two of the three Alberta Kennel Club shows and did quite well. Although Steven and Tease’s run of winning their puppy classes was broken at the Alberta Golden Retriever Club, Steven - Sunbeam Woodland Forever Young (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) and Andrew - Sunbeam’s Boogie Woogie Bagel Boy (Ch. Icarian’s Field of Dreams x Sunbeam Toasty Calico Ciabatta Love Her) both finished their Canadian Championships at AKC. They went onto make the cut in Specials (as move ups) under breeder judge Thomas Schultz. Walsh received an Award of Merit in Specials from Schultz. So by the time we came home five new Canadian champions and Walsh (Ch. Sunbeam Karizma Blockbuster Via Woodland) came home as a Canadian Grand Champion..
Back home our friend Cindy Tayek was taking one of the puppies from her litter out for the first time - and winning the class! So congratulations to Trunks - Sunbeam Kanvas by Katin Custom Surf Shorts (Ch. Pebwin’s Inside Out x Sunbeam’s Singular Sensation). Can you guess there are surfers in the family? And thanks to Cindy for using the Sunbeam kennel name - very nice thing to do.
July in Ventura was a bit of a mixed blessing. Steven - Sunbeam Woodland Forever Young (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) managed to run pell mell into Cathie doing a great deal of damage to her right ankle and leg which left her on crutches for the balance of the Ventura week-end and through part of the Canada trip. As always, great dog friends stepped up and walked and fed dogs, showed dogs and proved we are quite the family. And under sporting dog judge Bob Ennis Andrew - Sunbeam’s Boogie Woogie Bagel Boy (Ch. Icarian’s Field of Dreams x Sunbeam Toasty Calico Ciabatta Love Her) was WD (for his second major - thanks to Lauren Lavitt) and Walsh (Ch. Sunbeam Karizma Blockbuster Via Woodland) was Select Bitch (thanks Janice Hayes).
After Ventura it was off on our Canadian adventure. We stayed for a day and a half in Hansville (where I want to live) with Scott and Debra Dalgleish where we trimmed and bathed dogs before boarding the ferry and heading up to Surrey. We arrived at Surry at the same time as Dave and Debbie Ramsey, our traveling companions for the rest of the trip.
My great friend Deb Pampiks came up to Surrey to show my dogs as I could not walk - forget run. Is there enough wine in Washington to properly thank her? On Friday Walsh (Ch. Sunbeam Karizma Blockbuster Via Woodland) was WB and Best Opposite Sex at the British Columbia Golden Retriever Club under breeder judge Wendy Hamilton Petkau. On Saturday she was WB and BOW under Michael Woods to finish her Canadian Championship and on
Sunday she was Select Bitch to start accumulating points for her Grand Championship. Also on Sunday both Tease - Woodland Sunbeam Four Play (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) and Steven - Sunbeam Woodland Forever Young (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) won and were WB and WD with Tease going on to get Best Opposite Sex. Chuck - BIS BISS Am/Can. GCh.Castlerock Come Together (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party OS x Am/Can. Ch. There’s Something About Mary) won the breed on Saturday and Sunday and got Group placements both days.
We had a few days off in Surrey before the Pacific Kennel Club shows the next week. It’s a little bit of a blur. Chuck was Best of Breed 2 of the days and Walsh won the Breed and got a Group 3 one day. Tease, Andrew and Steven won so much that we pulled Tease and Steven the last two days as I wanted them to be eligible to compete at the Canadian National Specialty - our reason for going to Canada.
We had several days off before the Canadian National who was held in Calgary. So we spent three days at Revelstoke in the Canadian rockies and then traveled east through some of the most beautiful and rugged county I have ever seen. And once we got to Spruce Meadows, an amazing horse facility where the National and Alberta Kennel Club were held, it got even better. An amazing location.
The high point of the Canadian National Specialty was Steven - Sunbeam Woodland Forever Young (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) getting RWD from the 12-18 class.
While we were off in Canada, Misty May - Ch. Sunbeam Woodland Can You Dig It (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) was busy racking up Grand Championship points at home by going Best Opposite Sex and Select at the Lompoc shows and then Best of Breed in Dixon.
WOOFSTOCK - Always one of my favorite shows. This year it was supported by NORCAL and Steven - Sunbeam Woodland Forever Young (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) was Best in Sweepstakes. In the regular judging Tease - Woodland Sunbeam Four Play ((Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) was RWB under Michael Faulkner and WB under Paula Nykiel. The the shows at the end of June, Harriet - GCh. Sunbeam’s Let’s Get This Party Started (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Karisma Sunbeam Can’t Buy Me Mauve) was Select at the Sporting Dog Specialty and Best Opposite Sex the next day at Beverly Hills Kennel Club.
May was a good month for us. Tease was Best in Sweepstakes at the New Mexico Golden Specialty.
Two days later Misty May was WB for a Major. The next day Andrew - Sunbeam’s Boogie Woogie Bagel Boy (Ch. Icarian’s Field of Dreams x Sunbeam Toasty Calico Ciabatta Love Her) was Winners Dog and Best of Winners under breeder-judge Gloria Kerr for a major.
At the end of the month we headed up to Spokane for the Golden Retriever Club of American Western Regional. Steven - Sunbeam Woodland Forever Young (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) was first in Sweeps and 2nd in his regular class.
Walsh - Sunbeam Karisma Blockbuster Via Woodland (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) won the Open class. The next day Walsh was Winners Bitch under breeder-judge Jane Jensen and Andrew was Reserve Winners Dog. That was the end for Andrew as he came down with Kennel Cough. Poor Brock had kennel cough as soon as we got there and so was never shown. At the all breed show Walsh was Winners Bitch again for another major and so finished her Championship.
Thank you Rebecca Hiemann and Nic Black for great handling and great grooming. Meanwhile at home Molly - Woodland Sunbeam Good Volley Miss Molly at Mohrcrest (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) was Winner’s Bitch and Best Opposite Sex at the Pasadena Dog Show.
This was a very bittersweet month. My brother, Scott Carpenter, who helped me enormously with the dogs before he became too ill, died on April 19th in the early hours. He had been living with us for a few months and had only moved into a hospice facility a week before. It’s still very painful to think about. He was good on the Saturday; well enough I could take him out to lunch and he could cheat at Scrabble in the afternoon.
On that same week-end at the ACDC shows Desmond - Sunbeam Woodland Private Setup (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) was Winners Dog and Best of Winners. The next day his sister Molly - Woodland Sunbeam Good Volley Miss Molly at Mohrcrest (Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party x Ch. Woodland’s Take A Chance on Me) was Winner’s Bitch and Best Opposite Sex.
The following week-end was the Club’s Specialty week-end where we had a great couple of days. Under Sweeps judge Brianna Bishoff Madison - Ch. Westmont Sunbeam Garden Party Was Best Veteran in Sweepstakes. In regular judging under breeder-judge Ellen Hardin, Madison received an
Award of Merit. Not to be outdone Sarah - GCh. Sunbeam’s Love Me Tender (BISS Ch. Sunbeam’s Command Performance OS SDHF x Sunbeam’s Five and Dime) was Best Veteran in the Regular classes and also received an Award of Merit. Not bad for the old girls.
The next day at the Lake Matthews Kennel Club these Hank (BISS Ch. Sunbeam’s Private Party OS) kids did the following:
Tease - WB and Best Puppy from the 9-12 class for a four point major
Molly - Won the Open Class
Steven - Was Reserve Winners Dog from the 9-12 class
Harriet - Was Best Opposite Sex