Topsfield Bassets of Vermont

2007 Highlights

Topsfield was well represented by Specials in 2007

Though different styles, each demonstrates the qualities breeders strive for to meet the Basset Hound Standard.
Multiple BEST IN SHOW AND Multiple SPECIALTY BIS WINNING
CH Topsfield-Vision Silver Noodles

Number Four Hound

All Breed

 

Number One Basset Hound

All Systems

 

Noodles is exclusively handle by Bryan Martin

Not since the early 1960’s has a Basset Hound BITCH commanded such a ring presence as Ch. Topsfield-Vision Silver Noodles.

Ch. The Ring’s Banshee, Owned by the late Chris Teeter and shown by the late, great Frank Hardy, set the bar for bitch competition, and Noodles is fast reaching that goal with 11 All-Breed Bests In Show and 52 Group Firsts in 2007.

In the Topsfield-Sanchu tradition, Noodles joined her
Multiple Best In Show kennelmates:
Ch. Topsfield Bumper Cars, Ch. Topsfield Beethoven, Ch. Topsfield-Sanchu Sports Car & Ch. Sanchu-Topsfield Yahtzee

Noodles' record for 2007 includes:

Number 4 Hound, All Breed - 2007

Number One Basset - 2007 - All Systems

52 Group 1's

27 Group 2's

18 Group 3's

11 Group 4's

11 Bests In Show

7 Specialty Bests In Show

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

Multiple SBIS Winning and Group Winning

CH Maredge Good To Go

 
 

"Good To Go"  was bred by Ed and Mary Smizer (Maredge) and was owned by Gwen and Jack  McCullagh (Brendan) .  During the 2007 Season, he was owned by Claudia Orlandi (Topsfield)  

Good To Go has excellent shoulders and angulation, both front and rear, beautiful backline and side gait and a mild loyal temperament. 

Good To Go's record for 2007 includes:

Number 7 Basset Hound, All Breed -2007

60 Bests of Breed

16 Group Placements

3 Specialty Bests In Show

Best of Breed - 2007 - Westminster Kennel Club

Sluggo won the Stud Dog Class at the 2007 BHCA Nationals, where his son, Topsfield-Sanchu Pop Art O'Bridi finished his championship by going Best of Winners. 

At the end of 2007, Sluggo returned to his former owners, Gwen and Jack McCullagh and has now retired at his breeders' , Ed and Mary Smizer's home.  He's snoozing away left, bed and toys are not optional.    

Our sincere appreciation to Gwen and Jack and Ed and Mary. 

 

MULTIPLE GROUP and BISS WINNING

 

CH Topsfield-Cloverhill Buggy Bumpers

 

Buggy was bred by Claudia Orlandi (Topsfield) and Judy Tuck (Cloverhill).  He is owned by Claire K. Steidel (Sanchu) and Sukey Shor.  Buggy is handled exclusively by Mike Stone.   His first year as a Special has been quite a nice one. 

Buggy has beautiful breed type, exceptional bone and feet, and very correct, deliberate movement.  Topsfield is proud to have Buggy in the ring.

 

Buggy is the son of  CH Topsfield Bumper Cars, CD, ROM, the top group winning Basset in breed history, and CH Topsfield Andromeda of Vision.

 

Buggy's record for 2007 includes:

Number 4 Basset Hound, All Breed 

43 Bests of Breed

3 Group 1's

4 Group 2's

6 Group 3's

5 Group 4's

1 Specialty Best In Show

 Number 1 Basset, Breed - All Breed & Number 4 Hound

CH TOPSFIELD-VISION SILVER NOODLES

 

Number 4 Basset Hound All Breed

CH TOPSFIELD CLOVERHILL BUGGY BUMPERS

 

Number 7 Basset Hound

CH  MAREDGE GOOD TO GO

New Champions

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU POP ART O'BRIDI
CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU PASTEL O'BRIDI
CH BRIDI-TOPSFIELD DALI OF SANCHU
CH TAILGATE TOPSFIELD COGNAC
CH TPFLD-SNCHU DICE VISION SPECTRM
CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU MADAME BOUVARY
CH TOPSFIELD-JOLLYTIME YO-YO MA
CH TOPSFIELD-JOLLYTIME CELLO
CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU LUCKY CHARMS
CH CLOVERHILL-TOPSFIELD GRISSOM
2007 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

AWARD OF MERIT

 

CH TOPSFIELD VISION SILVER NOODLES

 

B/J Diane Malenfant

   

 

WINNERS DOG AND BEST OF WINNERS

 TOPSFIELD-SANCHU POP ART O'BRIDI

   

WD - B/J Peter Martin BOW D. Malenfant

   

 

BEST IN MATURITY

 

CH TOPSFIELD CLOVERHILL BUGGY BUMPERS

   

B/J Mike Guisti

   

 

        BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX IN FUTURITY

TOPSFIELD SANCHU JIMMY CHOO SPECTRUM

   

B/J Mike Guisti

   

 

       BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX JR. SWEEPS

TOPSFIELD MAREDGE SPLENDA

   

B/J Sharon Calhoun

2007 Basset Hound Specialty Wins
BASSET HOUND CLUB OF SACRAMENTO BOB CH TOPSFIELD-CLOVERHILL BUGGY BUMPERS
4/13/07   B/J Diane Malenfant
     
PILGRIM BASSET HOUND CLUB BOB CH MAREDGE GOOD TO GO
06/01/07   B/J Joan Urban
     
FORT DEARBORN BASSET HOUND CLUB BOB CH TOPSFIELD-VISION SILVER NOODLES
06/16/07   B/J Professor D C Taylor
     
BASSET HOUND CLUB OF WESTERN PA BOB CH TOPSFIELD-VISION SILVER NOODLES
08/03/07 B/J M L Sherman
     
FORT DEARBORN BASSET HOUND CLUB BOB CH TOPSFIELD-VISION SILVER NOODLES
08/25/07 Judge Patricia Mowbray-Morgan
     
BERKSHIRE VALLEY BHC BOB CH TOPSFIELD-VISION SILVER NOODLES
09/01/07 B/J Carol Makowski
     
LINCOLNLAND BASSET HOUND CLUB BOB CH TOPSFIELD-VISION SILVER NOODLES
10/19/07   B/J Sandy Chryssanthis
     
MISSOURI RIVER BASSET HOUND CLUB BOB CH TOPSFIELD-VISION SILVER NOODLES
10/20/07 B/J Dr. C McArdle, DVM
     
POTOMAC BASSET HOUND CLUB BOB CH MAREDGE GOOD TO GO
10/27/07 B/J Blackie Nyegood
     
POTOMAC BASSET HOUND CLUB WD BRIDI-TOPSFIELD DALI OF SANCHU
10/27/07   B/J Blackie Nyegood
     
PILGRIM BASSET HOUND CLUB BOB CH TOPSFIELD-VISION SILVER NOODLES
12/08/07 B/J Barbara Cromley
     
PILGRIM BASSET HOUND CLUB BOW TOPSFIELD-SANCHU AMERICAN EXPRESS
12/08/07   B/J Barbara Cromley

 

2007 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

 Multiple BIS and BISS Winning

CH TOPSFIELD VISION
SILVER NOODLES

"Noodles"

AWARD OF MERIT

2007 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

B/J Diane Malenfant

Handled Exclusively by Bryan Martin

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-SANCHU
POP ART O'BRIDI

Winners Dog

B/J Peter Martin

2007 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty
Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi, Judi Kinnear and Jim Bacha 

Owners: Claudia Orlandi and Claire K Steidel   

TOPSFIELD-SANCHU
POP ART O'BRIDI
Best of Winners
B/J Diane Malenfant
2007 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty
Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi, Judi Kinnar and Jim Bacha 

Owners: Claudia Orlandi and Claire K Steidel   

CH TOPSFIELD-CLOVERHILL
BUGGY BUMPERS

Best In Maturity

B/J Mike Guisti

2007 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty
Handled by Mike Stone

Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi and Judy Tuck

Owners: Claire K Steidel and Sukey Shor 

TOPSFIELD-SANCHU
JIMMY CHOO SPECTRUM
Best of Opposite Sex in Futurity
B/J Mike Guisti
2007 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty
Handled by Bryan Martin

Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi, Judi Kinnear and Jim Bacha 

Owners: Claudia Orlandi and Claire K Steidel   

TOPSFIELD-MAREDGE
SPLENDA

 Best of Opposite Sex in Sweepstakes

B/J Sharon Calhoun

2007 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty
Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi, Judi Kinnear and Jim Bacha 

Owners: Claudia Orlandi and Claire K Steidel   

 

 

A Few of the 2007 Basset Hound Specialty Wins

 

CH MAREDGE GOOD TO GO

"Sluggo"

Best of Breed

Pilgrim Basset Hound Club 6/10/07

B/J Joan Urban

Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeders:  Ed and Mary Smizer

Owner:  Claudia Orlandi

 
CH TOPSFIELD-VISION

 SILVER NOODLES

"Noodles"

Best of Breed

Basset Hound Club of Western PA

 8/03/07

B/J M L Sherman
Handled by Bryan Martin
  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
 

 
CH TOPSFIELD-VISION

 SILVER NOODLES

"Noodles"

 Best of Breed

Fort Dearborn BHC

Judge Pat Mowbray-Morgan

August 25, 2007

Handled by Bryan Martin

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
 
CH TOPSFIELD-VISION

 SILVER NOODLES

"Noodles"

 

Berkshire Valley Basset Hound Club  September 1, 2007

B/J Carol Makowski

Handled by Bryan Martin

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

 
 
CH TOPSFIELD-VISION

 SILVER NOODLES

"Noodles"

Lincolnland BHC 

October 19, 2007

B/J Sandy Chryssanthis

Handled by Bryan Martin

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

CH TOPSFIELD-VISION

 SILVER NOODLES

"Noodles"

Missouri River BHC

October 20, 2007

B/J Dr. C McArdle, DVM

Handled by Bryan Martin

 
 

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

 

 
CH MAREDGE GOOD TO GO

 

"Sluggo"

Best of Breed

Potomac Basset Hound Club 10/27/07

B/J Blackie Nyegoodi

Handled by Sue Frischmann

 

Breeders:  Ed and Mary Smizer

Owner:  Claudia Orlandi

 

 

 

CH BRIDI-TOPSFIELD

DALI OF SANCHU

"Smokey"

Winners Dog to finish his Championship

Potomac Basset Hound Club

10/27/07

B/J Blackie Nyegood

Handled by Damara Bolte

 

 Photo with Sue Frischmann Handling

 
 

Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi, Judi Kinnear and Jim Bacha

Owners:  Judi Kinnear and Jim Bacha

 
CH TOPSFIELD-VISION

 SILVER NOODLES

"Noodles"

2007 Pilgrim Basset Hound Club

 P12/08/07 

B/J Barbara Cromley

Handled by Bryan Martin

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-SANCHU

AMERICAN EXPRESS

"Timmy"

Best of Winners

Pilgrim Basset Hound Club

12/08/07

B/J Barbara Cromleyi

Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeders/Owners:  Claudia Orlandi, Claire "Kitty"  Steidel and Sue Frischmann

 

New Champions

CH TPFLD-SNCHU
DICE VISION SPECTRUM

"Dice"

Finished his championship 1/13/2007
 handled by co-owner Anne Testoni. 
 Breeders:  Nancy Richmond, Lisa Bracket, Anne Testoni & Bjorn Zetterlund

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

CH TOPSFIELD-JOLLYTIME

CELLO

 

Cello finished her championship on 2/17/07.

Handled exclusively by Sue Frischmann

 

Breeder: Celeste Gonzalez

Owner: Claudia Orlandi

CH TOPSFIELD-JOLLYTIME

YO-YO-MA

"Yo-Yo"

Yo-Yo finished his championship July 15, 2007.

Handled exclusively by Sue Frischmann

Breeder: Celeste Gonzalez
Owner: Celeste Gonzalez and Claudia Orlandi

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU
LUCKY CHARMS
Lucky Charms finished her championship 8/24/07.
 She was handled by Sue Frischmann. 
 Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi
Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Ami Nakamoto

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU

POP ART O'BRIDI

Arty finished his championship by going

WD/BOW at the 2007 BHCA National Specialty

 in October, 2007

Arty was handled by Sue Frischmann
Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi, Judi Kinnear & Jim Bacha   
Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire K. Steidel

CH BRIDI-TOPSFIELD DALI OF SANCHU

"Smokey"

Winners Dog to finish his Championship

Potomac Basset Hound Club

10/27/07

B/J Blackie Nyegood

 

 Handled by Damara Bolte

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU

PASTEL O'BRIDI

"Stella"
Finished her championship
10/28/07 under Judge Rita Holloway.
She was handled by Gwen McCullagh
Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi, Judi Kinnear &  Jim Bacha   

Owners:  Gwen & Jack McCullagh

Photo from another win

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU MADAME BOUVARY

"Maddie"

Maddie finished her championship11/24/07. 
 
Breeders/Owners:

Claudia Orlandi, Claire K. Steidel and Sue Frischmann

 
CH TAILGATE TOPSFIELD
COGNAC

"Coney"

Coney finished her championship in December, handled by her co-owner, Anne Testoni. 

Breeders:  Gail Allen and Gillen Tankard

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi, Gail Allen and Anne Testoni

CH CLOVERHILL-TOPSFIELD

GRISSOM

 

Grissom was breeder/owner handled to his championship by Judy Tuck, Cloverhill Bassets

 

Breeders:

Judy Tuck and Claudia Orlandi

Owner: Judy Tuck
 

A Few of the 2007 All Breed Highlights

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

 

Noodles - 2007 Bests In Show

Slide Show

 Multiple Best in Show and BISS

CH TOPSFIELD-VISION

SILVER NOODLES

"Noodles"
Handled exclusively by Bryan Martin
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

 

Noodles Hound Group 1 Judge Donald Sturz

Noodles Hound Group 1 Judge Sari Tietjan

Noodles Best of Breed - Eukanuba Judge Gretchen Bernardi

Noodles Hound Group 1 International Kennel Club of Chicago

Multiple BISS & Group Winning
CH Maredge Good To Go
 
"Sluggo"
 
Sluggo is pictured right with handler  Sue Frischmann
 

Breeders:  Ed and Mary Smizer

Owner:  Claudia Orlandi

 

Sluggo is pictured above winning the breed at Westminster under Breeder/Judge Peter Martin.

 

Hound Group Judge

Dennis Gallant

 

Hound Group Judge

Denny Mounce

 

Hound Group Judge

Eugene Blake

 

Hound Group Judge

Bill Bergum

Breeders:  Ed and Mary Smizer

Owner:  Claudia Orlandi

CH Topsfield-Sanchu

Pop Art O'Bridi

Perhaps for us, one of the most rewarding highlights of the year was Sluggo's son Topsfield-Sanchu Pop Art O'Bridi going Winners Dog & Best of Winners at the 2007 BHCA National Specialty, finishing his championship. 

(Arty went on to win the breed in 2009 at the Nationals)

 

Thanks, Sluggo!

 

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.