Topsfield Bassets of Vermont

2003 Highlights

Topsfield proudly presented in 2003

 

Pedigree Award Winner - Number 1 Basset

 Breed - All Breed

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU SPORTS CAR, ROM

Pedigree Award Winner

Multiple Best in Show and BISS

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU SPORTS CAR, ROM

"Sporty"

# 1 BASSET HOUND 2003, All Systems

2004 Pedigree Award Winner
Best of Breed at Westminster
Award of Merit Winner 2003 BHCA National Specialty

Handled Exclusively by Bryan Martin

 
Sporty's wins in 2003 included:
4 All Breed Bests in Show
 7 Specialty Bests in Show
24 Group 1's 
51 Other Group Placements

Breeders/Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "Kitty" Steidel

Multiple Best in Specialty & Multiple Group Winning
CH SANCHU-TOPSFIELD GO-CARS

Go-Cars retired following his BISS win at the Pilgrim Basset Hound Club Specialty in December.

Handled exclusively by Sue Frischmann

Pictured Group 1

 Judge David Mc Intyre

Go-Cars wins in 2003:

3 Specialty
Bests in Shows
56 Breeds
6 Group 1's
5 Group 2's
7 Group 3's
5 Group 4's
 
Pictured Group 1
Judge G. Morgan Jones

From the beginning of his career, Go-Cars was a very special Basset Hound.  There will never be another one quite like him.

Breeders/Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "Kitty" Steidel

Co-Owner:  Charles Frischmann

Register of Merit

CH TOPSFIELD BUMPER CARS, CD, ROM

CH TOPSFIELD DON QUIJOTE , ROM

CH TOPSFIELD ORION, ROM

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU SPORTS CAR, ROM

CH TOPSFIELD LOOP-THE-LOOP, ROM 

Top Producing Basset Hound Bitch

CH Topsfield Loop-The-Loop, ROM    (2 way tie)

New Champions

CH SANCHU-TOPSFIELD WHITE LINEN

CH SANCHU-TOPSFIELD YAHTZEE

CH SANCHU-TOPSFIELD KIDDIE CARS

CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN
CH TOPSFIELD MOZART
CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU HAWAIIAN PUNCH
CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU HURRAY
CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU HULLABALOO

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU KA-BOOM

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU SODA POP
CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU WHOOPI

New Obedience Title

TOPSFIELD CHOPIN, CD

2003 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty
BEST OF BREED   CH TOPSFIELD BUMPER CARS
AWARD OF MERIT   CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU SPORTS CAR, ROM
2003Basset Hound Specialty Wins
BHC OF CENTRAL INDIANA  BOB CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU SPORTS CAR, ROM
LINCOLNLAND BHC BOB CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU SPORTS CAR, ROM
BERKSHIRE VALLEY BHC BOB CH SANCHU-TOPSFIELD GO-CARS
GTR. MINNEAPOLIS ST PAUL BHC BOB CH TOPSFIELD SANCHU SPORTS CAR, ROM
FORT DEARBORN BHC BOB CH TOPSFIELD SANCHU SPORTS CAR, ROM
PILGRIM BHC BOB CH SANCHU-TOPSFIELD GO-CARS
PILGRIM BHC WB/BOW TOPSFIELD ANDROMEDA OF VISION
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BHC WB/BOW SANCHU-TOPSFIELD WHITE LINEN
VALLEY FORGE BHC WD/BOW TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN
LINCOLNLAND BHC BOS TOPSFIELD-SANCHU SODA POP
POTOMAC BHC BOB CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU KA-BOOM
GTR. SAN DIEGO BHC WD/BOS TOPSFIELD-SANCHU KA-CHING
GTR. SAN DIEGO BHC WB SANCHU TOPSFIELD WHITE LINEN
BHC OF GTR. SAN ANTONIO BOB CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU SPORTS CAR, ROM
HIGHLAND LAKES BHA BOB CH TOPSFIELD SANCHU SPORTS CAR, ROM
PILGRIM BHC BOB CH SANCHU-TOPSFIELD GO-CARS

Register of Merit

CH Topsfield Bumper Cars, CD, ROM

Breeders: Dom and Claudia Orlandi
Owners: Claudia Orlandi & Claire "Kitty" Steidel

CH Topsfield-Sanchu Sports Car, ROM

Breeders/Owners:
Owners: Claudia Orlandi & Claire "Kitty" Steidel
CH Topsfield Orion, ROM
Breeders: Dom and Claudia Orlandi
Owner: Claudia Orlandi

CH Topsfield Don Quijote, ROM

Breeders:  Dom and Claudia Orlandi

Owner:  Judy Tuck

CH Topsfield Loop-The-Loop

Breeders: Dom and Claudia Orlandi
Owner: Claudia Orlandi

In addition to attaining Register of Merit Status, Loopie was

2003

 Top Producing

Basset Hound Bitch
 (2 way tie)

2003 Basset Hound Club of America

 National Specialty Wins

Multiple Best in Show and BISS

CH TOPSFIELD BUMPER CARS, ROM

"Bumpers"

Best of Breed

2003 Basset Hound Club of America

National Specialty
 B/J Augusto Rizzi
Handled Exclusively by Bryan Martin

Breeders:  Dom and Claudia Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "Kitty" Steidel

Multiple Best in Show and BISS

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU SPORTS CAR, ROM

"Sporty"

Award of Merit

2003 Basset Hound Club of America

National Specialty
 B/J Augusto Rizzi
Handled Exclusively by Bryan Martin

Breeders/Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "Kitty" Steidel

New Champions

CH SANCHU-TOPSFIELD YAHTZEE

"Yahtzee"

Finished his championship
 November 14, 2003.
Handled exclusively by Sue Frischmann
 

Breeders/Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "Kitty" Steidel

CH TOPSFIELD MOZART

"Mo"

 

Pictured going Best of Winners
under Judge Constance Barton.
 Mo is pictured at 13 months of age. 
He finished his championship
October 31, 2003

Mo was handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeder/Owner:  Claudia Orlandi

CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN

 

"Bay"

Finished his championship at the Nationals Week - Valley Forge BHC Specialty by going Best of Winners

September 29, 2003

B/J Birte Scheel
 Handled exclusively by Bryan Martin

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "Kitty" Steidel

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU

HAWAIIAN PUNCH

"Punch"

Finished his championship December 7, 2003 two days before his first birthday. 

Punch was BOS in Sweeps - Nationals Week Valley Forge BHC Specialty

Punch is pictured two weeks

 before he finished. 

B/J Knox Williams
 Handled exclusively by Sue Frischmann

Breeder: Claudia Orlandi   Owners; Gail Allen and Gil Tankard (Tailgate Bassets)

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU HULLABALOO

"Spotty"

Pictured going Winners Dog
for a major under B/J Jim White
 
He finished his championship in 2003.
Spotty was handled here by owner Dr. Al Inclan

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "Kitty" Steidel

Owner:  Dr. Al Inclan

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU HURRAY

"Hannah"

Hannah is pictured here finishing her championship June 28, 2003 at 15 months of age under judge Jackie Gregory

 

Hannah was RWB at the 2002 BHCA National Specialty from the 6-9 class under B/J Judy Webb.  

 
 Handled exclusively by Sue Frischmann

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Carol Ann Hunt

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU WHOOPI

"Whoopi"

Whoopi is pictured finishing his championship at the Basset Hound Club of Southern California where he was both Best of Winners  and Best in Sweepstakes
 March, 2003
 
Whoopi was handled by his owner Karen Spillane

Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "Kitty" Steidel

Owner:  Karen Spillane

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU KA-BOOM

"Freckles"

 

Freckles is pictured going Group Three with Judge Bonnie Linnell Clarke in August, 2003.

He finished in July, 2003.

 
 Handled in the group by Dorothea Simberlund

Breeder/Owner:  Claudia Orlandi

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU SODA POP

"Poppy"

Poppy is pictured finishing her championship October 17, 2003 at ten months of age.    
 She was Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite at the Mattoon Kennel Club Dog Show. 
 
Poppy was handled by Bryan Martin

Breeder/Owner:  Claudia Orlandi

New Obedience Titles

 

 TOPSFIELD CHOPIN, CD, CGC

"Freddy"

 

Freddy is pictured in one of his 3 qualifying legs, handled by his good friend, Linda Panella. 

 
He was awarded his third leg the following day,
July 13, to achieve his status
as a "Companion Dog."
 
 Handled  by Linda Panella

Breeder/Owner:  Claudia Orlandi

CH TOPSFIELD TWISTER, CD

"Twister"

 

 Twister attained his "Companion Dog"

 in 2003.  He was handled throughout ,

by owner Jill Kanowitz.

 

 Our congratulations to Jill and Twister!

 

 

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi

Owner:  Jill Kanowitz

 Some of the 2003 Basset Hound Specialty Wins

CH Topsfield-Sanchu Sports Car, ROM

Best of Breed

Lake Minnetonka Comb. Sp.

 B/J Col. Robert E. Booth

Handled by Bryan Martin
Breeders/Owners:
Claudia Orlandi

CH Topsfield-Sanchu Sports Car, ROM

Best of Breed

Lincolnland Basset Hound Club

B/J Joan Urban

Handled by Bryan Martin

Breeders/Owners:

Claudia Orlandi & Claire "Kitty" Steidel

CH Sanchu-Topsfield Go-Cars

Best of Breed

Pilgrim Basset Hound Club (Aug)

B/J Judy Webb

Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeders: Claudia Orlandi

Owners: Claudia Orlandi & Claire "Kitty" Steidel

Co-owner:  Charles Frischmann

CH Sanchu-Topsfield Go-Cars

Best of Breed

Pilgrim BHC (Dec)

B/J  Carla Lafave

Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeders/Owners:

Claudia Orlandi & Claire "Kitty" Steidel

Co-owner:  Charles Frischmann

CH Topsfield-Sanchu Sports Car, ROM

Best of Breed

 BHC of Central Indiana (Jan)

B/J Pat Gellerman

Handled by Bryan Martin
Breeders/Owners:
Claudia Orlandi

CH Topsfield-Sanchu Sports Car, ROM

Best of Breed

BHC of Central Indiana (Feb)

B/J Brian Pechtold

Handled by Bryan Martin

Breeders/Owners:

Claudia Orlandi & Claire "Kitty" Steidel

CH Topsfield-Sanchu Sports Car, ROM

Best of Breed

Highland Lakes BH Assn.

B/J Sanda Launey

Handled by Bryan Martin
Breeders/Owners:
Claudia Orlandi

 Topsfield Andromeda of Vision

WB & Best of Winners

Pilgrim Basset Hound Club

B/J Judy Webb

Handled by Claudia Orlandi

Owners:

Claudia Orlandi & Judy Tuck

A Few of the 2003 All Breed Highlights

It would be difficult to list all of all breed highlights for the year.  Below are a few.

Multiple Best in Show and BISS
CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU SPORTS CAR, ROM
Best In Show
Mr. R. J. Moore

Best In Show

Mr. James R. White

Best In Show

Mrs. S. Greendale-Paveza

Handled Exclusively by Bryan Martin

Group 1

Judge Jane Forsyth
 

Group 1

Judge Lee Canalizo

Breeders/Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "Kitty" Steidel

Multiple Best in Specialty & Multiple Group Winning

CH SANCHU-TOPSFIELD GO-CARS, CGC

Group 1

Judge Carla Lafave

Group 1

Judge R. L. Reynolds

Group 2

Judge Patricia Laurans
Group 2

Judge June Penta

Breeders/Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "Kitty" Steidel

Co-Owner:  Charles Frischmann

Our thanks to all the judges who have recognized the quality of our Basset Hounds, both in the breed and group rings. 

Pictures are not available for all Wins.