Topsfield Bassets of Vermont

2005 Highlights

Topsfield proudly presents these Specials for 2005

Though different styles, each demonstrates the qualities breeders strive for to meet the Basset Hound Standard.

Multiple Best In Show, Multiple Specialty Best in Show Winning

CH Topsfield Beethoven

 

Beethoven is handled exclusively by Bryan Martin.   In his first days showing as a Special, he became a multiple goup winning hound. 

Beethoven has wonderful breed type, exceptional bone and feet, and beautiful movement. 

Number Two Hound

Number One Basset All Breed All systems 

68 Group Wins in 2005

Beethoven was bred by Claudia Orlandi and is owned by Claudia and Claire "K" Steidel

 
Beethoven is the son of  CH Topsfield Jingle Bells, ROM and CH Topsfield Orion.  He's a grandson and half brother to CH Topsfield Bumper Cars, the Number One All Breed Hound in 2001.

Multiple Best In Show, Multiple Specialty Best in Show Winning
CH Sanchu-Topsfield Yahtzee

 

 

Number 3 All Breed Basset
Number Four Basset , Breed Standings
Yahtzee was handled exclusively by Topsfield's resident handler, Sue Frischmann.  In his first year as a special, 2004, he was a Top Ten Basset Hound, both breed and all breed in limited showing.   Yahtzee started 2005 with three Group One's his first two weekends in January.
 Yahtzee is a well balanced, athletic Basset Hound whose movement is exceptional, demonstrating the correct reach and drive for a Basset Hound.  He has the smooth shoulder assembly and prominent sternum that our standard calls for.  His expression is soft, his temperament, loyal and kind. 
 

Yahtzee is the son of BISS CH Topsfield Calypso, and out of CH Sanchu's Ginger, Best of Winners at the 1999 BHCA National Specialty.  He is the half brother of CH Topsfield-Sanchu Sports Car, the Number One Basset Hound in 2003 and 2004.

His breeder/owners are Claudia Orlandi and Claire "K" Steidel. 

Pedigree Award Winner - Number 1 Basset

Breed - All Breed All Systems

CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN

Number 3 Breed, Number 4 All Breed

CH SANCHU-TOPSFIELD YAHTZEE

New Champions

CH TOPSFIELD-CLOVERHILL SHERLOCK H
CH TOPSFIELD-DEERHILL VALENTINE
New Obedience Titles
CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU SODA POP, CD, RN (both CD & RN)
2005 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

AWARD OF MERIT

 

CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN

AWARD OF MERIT

 

CH SANCHU-TOPSFIELD YAHTZEE

BEST JUNIOR IN SWEEPSTAKES

 

CLOVERHILL-TOPSFIELD CABLE CARS

BEST OF OPPOSITE IN FUTURITY

 

TOPSFIELD-CLOVERHILL BUGGY BUMPERS

2005 Basset Hound Specialty Wins
MISSOURI RIVER BASSET HOUND CLUB  BOB CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN
3/12/05 B/J Penny Swan
BERKSHIRE VALLEY BHC   BOB CH SANCHU-TOPSFIELD YAHTZEE
5/29/05 B/J Joan Urban
BHCA REGIONAL SPECIALTY  BOB CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN
6/25/05 B/J Diane Malenfant
PILGRIM BHC BOB CH SANCHU-TOPSFIELD YAHTZEE
8/19/05  B/J Mr. Robert (Gene) McDonald
PILGRIM BHC WD CLOVERHILL-TOPSFIELD COLUMBO
8/19/05  B/J Mr. Robert (Gene) McDonald
PILGRIM BHC RWD TOPSFIELD-CLOVERHILL SHERLOCK HW
8/19/05  B/JMr. Robert (Gene) McDonald
BHC OF CENT. INDIANA  BOB CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN 
8/19/05 B/J C.L. O'Bryant
BHC OF CENT. INDIANA  BOB CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN
8/20/05 B/J Pat Gellerman
FORT DEARBORN BHC BOB CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN
8/27/05 B/J Penny Swan
BASSET HOUND CLUB OF PORTLAND, OR. BOB CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN
9/3/2005  B/J Gwen McCullagh
LINCOLNLAND BASSET HOUND CLUB BOB CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN
10/03/05   B/J Diane Malenfant
     
PILGRIM BHC BOB CH TOPSFIELD VISION SILVER NOODLES
12/10/05   B/J Nick Frost
     
PILGRIM BHC BOW TOPSFIELD JOLLY TIME CELLO
12/10/05   B/J Nick Frost
 

2005 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

 Multiple BIS and BISS Winning

CH TOPSFIELD
BEETHOVEN

"Beethoven"

Award of Merit

B/J Joan Urban

2005 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

Handled Exclusively by Bryan Martin

Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "K" Steidel

 Multiple BIS and BISS Winning

CH SANCHU-TOPSFIELD YAHTZEE

"Yahtz"

Award of Merit

B/J Joan Urban

2005 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty
Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeders/Owners: 

Claudia Orlandi and Claire Kitty Steidel 

 

CLOVERHILL-TOPSFIELD
CABLE CARS

"Cable"

Best Junior in Sweepstakes

2005 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

Handled Exclusively by Sue Frischmann

Breeders/Owners:  Claudia Orlandi & Judy Tuck

TOPSFIELD-CLOVERHILL

 BUGGY BUMPERS

"Buggy"

Best of Opposite in Futurity

B/J Baba Monk

2005 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty
Handled by Bryan Martin

Breeders/Owners: 

Claudia Orlandi and Judy Tuck

A Few of the 2005 Basset Hound Specialty Wins

CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN

"Beethoven"

Best of Breed

2005 Missouri River

Basset Hound Club

3/12/05

B/J Penny Swan

Handled by Bryan Martin

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "Kitty"  Steidel

CH SANCHU TOPSFIELD YAHTZEE

"Yahtzee"

Best of Breed

2005 Berkshire Valley  Basset Hound Club

5/29/05
B/J Joan Urban
Handled by Sue Frischmann
 
Breeders/Owners: Claudia Orlandi and Claire Steidel

CH TOPSFIELD

 BEETHOVEN

"Beethoven"

Best of Breed

2005 Basset Hound Club America

Regional Specialty  P

6/25/05

B/J Diane Malenfant

Handled by Bryan Martin

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "Kitty"  Steidel

 
CH SANCHU-TOPSFIELD

YAHTZEE

"Yahtzee"

Best of Breed

Pilgrim Basset Hound

6/25/05

B/J Robert (Gene) McDonald

Handled by Sue Frischmann

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

CH TOPSFIELD

BEETHOVEN

"Beethoven"

Best of Breed

Basset Hound Club of Central Indiana

8/19/05

B/J Carol O'bryant

Handled by Bryan Martin

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire K. Steidel

 
CH TOPSFIELD

BEETHOVEN

"Beethoven"

Best of Breed

Basset Hound Club of Central Indiana

8/20/05

B/J Pat GellermanPi

Handled by Bryan Martin

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "Kitty"  Steidel

CH TOPSFIELD

BEETHOVEN

"Beethoven"

Best of Breed

 Fort Dearborn Basset Hound Club

8/27/05

B/J Penny Swan

Handled by Bryan Martin

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire K. Steidel

 
CH TOPSFIELD

BEETHOVEN

"Beethoven"

Best of Breed

Basset Hound Club of Portland, Or.

9/3/05

B/J Gwen McCullaghi

Handled by Bryan Martin

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "Kitty"  Steidel

CH TOPSFIELD

BEETHOVEN

"Beethoven"

Best of Breed

Lincolnland BHC

10/3/05

B/J Diane Malenfant

Handled by Bryan Martin

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire K. Steidel

 
CH TOPSFIELD-VISION

SILVER NOODLES

"Noodles"

Best of Breed

Pilgrim Basset Hound Club

12/10/05

B/J Nick Frost

Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeders:  Nancy L. Richmond, Lisa Brackett, Anne Testoni and Bjorn Zetterlund

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi, Claire "K" Steidel, Nancy L. Richmond, Anne Testoni and Bjorn Zetterlund

TOPSFIELD-JOLLY TIME

CELLO

"Cello"

Winners Bitch & Best of Winners

Pilgrim Basset Hound Club

12/10/05

B/J Nick Frost

Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeder:  Celeste Gonzalez

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Celeste Gonzalez

New Obedience Title

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU

SODA POP, CD

"Poppy"

Qualified
for the Obedience Title

COMPANION DOG

Handled by Linda Panella

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners:

Claudia Orlandi, Anne Testoni and Sue Frischmann

 
CH TOPSFIELD

SODA POP, CD, RN

"Poppy"

Qualified
for the Obedience Title

RALLY NOVICE

Handled by Anne Testoni

Breeder: 

Claudia Orlandi

Owners:

 Claudia Orlandi, Anne Testoni and Sue Frischmann

New Champions

CH TOPSFIELD-CLOVERHILL

SHERLOCK H

Bert finished his championship

12/3/2005

Bert was handled by co-owner Anne Testoni

Bert has now retired to a pet home from Anne's with his favorite pet sitter. 

Breeder:  Judy Tuck and Claudia Orlandi 

CH TOPSFIELD-DEERHILL
VALENTINE

"Val"

Valentine finished her championship

September 20, 2005

Breeders:  Archie and Carole Kintner and Claudia Orlandi
Owner:  Celeste Gonzalez

A Few of the 2005 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

BEETHOVEN

"Beethoven"

Pictured left going Group 1

Detroit Kennel Club Dog Show
Judge Joy Brewster
 
Pictured below going Hound Group 1 Judge Pat Mowbray Morgan

Pictured above going Best In Show

Judge Robert Stein

Handled exclusively by Bryan Martin

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "Kitty" Steidel

Best in Show & Multiple Group Winning

CH SANCHU-TOPSFIELD YAHTZEE

"Yahtzee"

Hound Group First 

Pictured right with B/Judge Jim White

Exclusively handled by Sue Frischmann

Pictured above going Best In Show  Judge Houston Clark

 
 

Pictured below going Hound Group 2

Judge Nikki Riggsbee

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

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.