Topsfield Bassets of Vermont

2006 Highlights

Topsfield proudly presented these Specials for 2006

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

MULTIPLE BEST IN SHOW AND BISS WINNING

CH Topsfield Beethoven

Beethoven is handled exclusively by Bryan Martin.

Beethoven is a well balanced Basset Hound with exceptional breed type.  He's an agile mover, correct coming and going and has a beautiful side gait.  He comes with a wonderful personality, and is always ready to perform. 

He was bred by Claudia Orlandi and is owned by Claudia and Claire "K" Steidel. Sanchu and Topsfield Basset Hounds are proud to have presented this wonderful Basset Hound to the fancy. 

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.

Beethoven's record includes:

Number One Basset All Breed, All systems  2005 & 2006

Number 2 All Breed Hound 2006

Number 4 All Breed Hound  2006

107 Group Wins in 2006

 

Purina Show Dog of the Year (Hound)  for the Most Hound Group Firsts in one year.

8 Specialty Bests In Show

Beethoven's Career Record includes:

31 All Breed Bests In Show

15 Specialty Bests In Show

175 Group Firsts

Multiple Group and BISS Winning

CH Topsfield-Vision Silver Noodles

Noodles was handled in 2006 by Topsfield's Resident Handler, Sue Frischmann.

Noodles is pictured above left going Best in Maturity in the very first Maturity Stakes offered at the 2006 BHCA National Specialty under b/j Hayes Ingram (she was Best in Futurity the previous year).  She is pictured above right going Group 2 under Judge Dana Cline.   Below, pictured going BOS at the 2006 BHCA National Specialty under B/J Hal Pybus. 

Noodles is the daughter of CH Topsfield Beethoven

Noodles' record for 2006 includes:

46 Bests of Breed

3 Group 1's

9 Group 2's

6 Group 4's

Best of Opposite at the 2006 BHCA National Specialty

2 Specialty Bests In Show

Noodles was bred by Nancy L. Richmond (Vision Bassets), Lisa Brackett, Anne Testoni and Bjorn Zetterlund (Spectrum Bassets).  She is sired by Claudia's Ch Topsfield Beethoven.
She is co-owned by Claudia Orlandi (Topsfield), Claire "K" Steidel (Sanchu Bassets), Nancy Richmond, Anne Testoni and Bjorn Zetterlund. 

Pedigree Award Winner - Number 1 Basset, Breed - All Breed All Systems

CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN

New Champions

CH TOPSFIELD-CLOVERHILL BUGGY BUMPERS
CH CLOVERHILL-TOPSFIELD COLUMBO
2006 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX

 

CH TOPSFIELD VISION SILVER NOODLES

   

B/J Hal Pybus

BEST IN MATURITY

 

CH TOPSFIELD VISION SILVER NOODLES

   

B/J Hayes Ingram

AWARD OF MERIT

 

CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN

   

B/J Hal Pybus

VETERAN DOG & BEST VETERAN IN SWEEPS

 

CH TOPSFIELD BUMPER CARS, CD, ROM

   

B/J Nigel Luxmoore Ball & Margery Cook respectively

BEST IN FUTURITY

 

TOPSFIELD-SANCHU MADAME BOUVARY

   

B/J Hayes Ingram

BEST OF OPPOSITE IN FUTURITY

 

TOPFLD SNCHU DICE VISION SPCTRM

   

B/J Hayes Ingram

2006 Basset Hound Specialty Wins
BHCA REGIONAL BOB CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN
2/16/06   B/J Brian Pechtold
KENTUCKIANA BHC BOB CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN
3/17/06   B/J Penny Swan
BHCA REGIONALSPECIALTY BOB CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU YAHTZEE
5/27/06   B/J Joan Scholz
  WD TOPSFIELD JOLLY TIME YO-YO MA
5/27/06   B/J Joan Scholz
BERKSHIRE VALLEY BHC SPECIALTY BOS CH TOPSFIELD VISION SILVER NOODLES
5/28/06   Judge Joan Goldstein
BERKSHIRE VALLEY BHC SPECIALTY WB TOPSFIELD SANCHU PASTEL O'BRIDI
5/28/06   Judge Joan Goldstein
BASSET HOUND CLUB OF WESTERN PA. BOB CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN
08/04/06   B/J Joan Urban
BHCA REGIONALSPECIALTY BOB CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN
08/05/06   B/J Gwen M McCullagh
PILGRIM BASSET HOUND CLUB BOB CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN
08/17/06   B/J Kathy Forbes
PILGRIM BASSET HOUND CLUB BOW CLOVERHILL-TOPSFIELD CABLE CARS
08/17/06   B/J Kathy Forbes
 FORT DEARBORN BASSET HOUND CLUB BOB CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN
08/26/06   Judge R L Byrd
BERKSHIRE VALLEY BASSET HOUND CL. BOW TOPSFIELD-SANCHU POP ART O'BRIDI
10/02/06   B/J S N Smyth
BERKSHIRE VALLEY BASSET HOUND CL. WB TOPSFIELD-SANCHU PASTEL O'BRIDI
10/02/06   B/J S N Smyth
LINCOLNLAND BASSET HOUND CLUB BOB CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN
10/20/06   B/J B Deans
MISSOURI RIVER BASSET HOUND CLUB BOB CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN
10/21/06   Judge W F Potter II
POTOMAC BASSET HOUND CLUB BOB CH MAREDGE GOOD TO GO
10/28/06   Judge Kent H. Delaney
POTOMAC BASSET HOUND CLUB BOB CH MAREDGE GOOD TO GO
10/29/06   Judge Susan St. John Brown
POTOMAC BASSET HOUND CLUB WB TOPSFIELD-SANCHU LUCKY CHARMS
10/29/06   Judge Susan St. John Brown
PILGRIM BASSET HOUND CLUB BOB CH TOPSFIELD VISION SILVER NOODLES
/06   Judge Dana Cline
PILGRIM BASSET HOUND CLUB WD TOPSFIELD-SANCHU WAR AND PEACE
/06   Judge Dana Cline

 

2006 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

 Multiple BIS and BISS Winning

CH TOPSFIELD
BEETHOVEN

"Beethoven"

Award of Merit

B/J Hal Pybus

2006 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

 

Handled Exclusively by Bryan Martin

Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "K" Steidel

 BISS Winning

CH TOPSFIELD-VISION
SILVER NOODLES

"Noodles"

Best of Opposite Sex

B/J Hal Pybus

2006 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty
Handled by Sue Frischmann
Breeders
Nancy L. Richmond, Lisa Brackett, Anne Testoni and Bjorn Zetterlund
Owners: 
Claudia Orlandi, Claire K.Steidel , Nancy Richmond, Anne Testoni & Bjorn Zetterlund

CH TOPSFIELD-VISION

 SILVER NOODLES

"Noodles"

Best in Maturity

B/J Hayes Ingram

2006 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty
Handled by Sue Frischmann
 
Breeders
Nancy L. Richmond, Lisa Brackett, Anne Testoni and Bjorn Zetterlund
Owners: 
Claudia Orlandi, Claire K.Steidel , Nancy Richmond, Anne Testoni & Bjorn Zetterlund

 

CH TOPSFIELD
BUMPER CARS, CD, ROM

"Bumpers"

Best Veteran in Sweepstakes

Veteran Dog Class Winner

2006 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

Pictured with Judge Nigel Luxmore Ball - Veteran Dog

Sweeps Judge was Margery Cook

Handled Exclusively by Bryan Martin

Breeders:  Claudia and Dom Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire K. Steidel

TOPSFIELD-SANCHU

 MADAME BOUVARY

"Maddie"

Best in Futurity

B/J Hayes Ingram

2006 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty
Handled by Bryan Martin

Breeders/Owners: 

Claudia Orlandi and Claire K. Steidel

TOPSFIELD-SANCHU
DICE VISION SPECTRUM

"Dice"

Best of Opposite in Futurity

B/J Hayes Ingram

2006 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

Breeders:  Nancy Richmond, Lisa Bracket, Anne Testoni & Bjorn Zetterlund

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi, Nancy Richmond, Anne Testoni & Bjorn Zetterlund

Handled By Anne Testoni

A Few of the 2006 Basset Hound Specialty Wins

CH TOPSFIELD BEETHOVEN

"Beethoven"

Best of Breed

Kentuckiana Basset Hound Club

 3/17/06

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

BHCA Regional Specialty

5/27/06
B/J Joan Scholz
Handled by Candy Carswell
 
Breeders/Owners: Claudia Orlandi and Claire Steidel

TOPSFIELD-JOLLYTIME

 YO-YO MA

"Yo-Yo"

Best of Breed

2006 Basset Hound Club America

Regional Specialty  P

5/27/06

B/J Joan Scholz

Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeder:  Celeste Gonzalez

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Celeste Gonzalez

 
TOPSFIELD-SANCHU

PASTEL O'BRIDI

"Stella"

Winners Bitch

Berkshire Valley Basset Hound

5/28/06

Judge Joan Goldstein

Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi, Judi Kinnear and Jim Bacha

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "Kitty"  Steidel

CH TOPSFIELD

BEETHOVEN

"Beethoven"

Best of Breed

Basset Hound Club of Western Pennsylvania

08/04/06

B/J Joan Urban

Handled by Bryan Martin

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire K. Steidel

 
CH TOPSFIELD

BEETHOVEN

"Beethoven"

Best of Breed

BHCA Regional Specialty

8/20/05i

B/J Gwen McCullaghP

Handled by Bryan Martin

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "Kitty"  Steidel

CH TOPSFIELD

BEETHOVEN

"Beethoven"

Best of Breed

Pilgrim Basset Hound Club

8/17/06

B/J Kathy Forbes

Handled by Bryan Martin

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire K. Steidel

 
CLOVERHILL-TOPSFIELD

CABLE CARS

"Cable"

Best of Winners

Pilgrim Basset Hound Club

8/17/06

B/J Kathy Forbes

Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi & Judy Tuck

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Judy Tuck

CH TOPSFIELD

BEETHOVEN

"Beethoven"

Best of Breed

Fort Dearborn Basset Hound Club

8/26/06

Judge Rick Byrd

Handled by Bryan Martin

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire K. Steidel

 
TOPSFIELD-SANCHU

POP ART O'BRIDI

"Artie"

Best of Winners

Berkshire Valley Basset Hound Club

10/02/06

B/J Susan Smyth

Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeders: Claudia Orlandi, Judi Kinnear and jim Bacha

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "K" Steidel

TOPSFIELD-SANCHU

PASTEL O'BRIDI

"Stella"

Winners Bitch

Berkshire Valley Basset Hound Club

12/10/06

B/J Nick Frost

Handled by Gwen McCullagh

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi, Judi Kinnear and Jim Bacha

Owners:  Gwen and Jack McCullagh

 
CH MAREDGE

 GOOD TO GO

"Slugger"

Best of Breed

Potomac Basset Hound Club

10/28/06

Judge Kent DelaneyP

Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeders:  Ed and Mary Smizer

Owner:  Claudia Orlandi

CH MAREDGE GOOD TO GO

"Slugger"

Best of Breed

Potomac Basset Hound Club

10/29/06
Judge Susan St. John Brown
Handled by Sue Frischmann
Breeders:  Ed and Mary Smizer

Owner:  Claudia Orlandi

 
 

CH TOPSFIELD-VISION

SILVER NOODLES

"Noodles"

Best of Breed

Pilgrim Basset Hound Club

12/10/06i

Judge Dana ClineP

Handled by Sue Frischmann

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

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi, Claire Steidel, Nancy Richmond, Anne Testoni & Bjorn Zetterlund

New Champions

CH TOPSFIELD-CLOVERHILL

BUGGY BUMPERS

Buggy finished his championship on the west coast with Mike Stone handling.  He will be specialed in 2007 and 2008.

Breeders:  Judy Tuck and Claudia Orlandi 

Owners:  Claire K. Steidel and Sukey Shor

CH CLOVERHILL-TOPSFIELD
COLUMBO

"Columbo"

Columbo finished his championship owner handled by Judy Tuck, of Cloverhill Bassets in Maine.

 

Breeders:  Judy Tuck and Claudia Orlandi
Owner:  Judy Tuck

A Few of the 2006 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 Best of Breed

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Judge Dee Hutchinson
 
Pictured below going Hound Group 1 Judge Dana Cline

Pictured above going Best In Show

Judge Sandra Goose Allen

Handled exclusively by Bryan Martin

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "Kitty" Steidel

BISS & Multiple Group Winning

CH TOPFIELD-VISION

SILVER NOODLES

"Noodles"

Hound Group 2

Pictured right with Judge B. Krause

Exclusively handled by Sue Frischmann

Pictured above going Hound Group 1 Judge T. Kilcullen

 

Pictured below going Hound Group 1

Judge Lisa Warren

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

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi, Claire "Kitty" Steidel, Nancy Richmond, Anne Testoni and Bjorn Zetterlund

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.