Topsfield Bassets of Vermont

2008 Highlights

Topsfield Basset Hounds were well represented in 2008.

MULTIPLE BEST IN SHOW AND MULTIPLE GROUP WINNING

CH Topsfield-Vision Silver Noodles

Number Four Hound

All Breed 2008

 

Number One Basset Hound

All Systems 2008

 

Exclusively handled by Bryan Martin

Noodles became the top winning bitch in breed history, and was the winner of the Hound of the Year for the most hound groups won in 2008

Noodles' record for 2008 includes:

12 Bests in Show

103 Group 1's

33 Group 2's

11 Group 3's

5 Group 4's

8 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 GROUP & MULTIPLE BISS WINNING

 

CH Topsfield-Mozart

 

Mozart is exclusively handled by Sue Frischmann

With a very limited schedule, his 2008 record included: Three Group 1's, Five Group 2's, 5 Group 3's and 2 Group 4's. and a Specialty Best In Show.

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi
Owners:  Claudia Orlandi & Claire K. Steidel

MULTIPLE GROUP and BISS WINNING

 

CH Topsfield-Cloverhill Buggy Bumpers

 

Buggy was handled exclusively by Mike Stone in 2007 & 2008.   

His 2008 record included: Five Group 1's, Four Group 2's and Three Group 4's.

Buggy was bred by Claudia Orlandi (Topsfield) and Judy Tuck (Cloverhill). 
He was owned for 2007 & 2008 by Claire K. Steidel (Sanchu) and Sukey Shor.

Number 1 Basset Hound - Breed & All Breed - All Systems

  Top Group Winning Hound

CH TOPSFIELD-VISION SILVER NOODLES

Number 5 Basset - All Breed*

*Dog News Top Ten

CH TOPFIELD-CLOVERHILL BUGGYBUMPERS

Number 8 Basset Hound - All Breed*

*Dog News Top Ten

CH TOPSFIELD MOZART

New Champions
CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU WHEATIES (4/19/2008)
CH CLOVERHILL-TOPSFIELD CABLE CARS (05/31/2008)
CH TOPSFIELD-MAREDGE EARL GREY (06/14/2008)
CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU ANNA KARENINA (7/03/2008)
CH  TOPFIELD-SPECTRUM HOPSCOTCH (11/09/2008)
CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU AMERICAN EXPRESS (11/13/2008)
CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU JIMMY CHOO
CH VISION -TOPSFIELD LOVE COMES SOFTLY
2008 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX

 

CH TOPSFIELD VISION SILVER NOODLES

   

B/J Mrs. C L O'Bryant

BEST IN FUTURITY

 

TOPSFIELD-SANCHU AMERICAN EXPRESS

   

B/J Joanie Rush

BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX MATURITY 

 

TOPSFIELD MAREDGE SPLENDA

   

B/J Joanie Rush

2008 Basset Hound Specialty Wins
BHC of Central Indiana BOB CH TOPSFIELD VISION SILVER NOODLES
2/09/2008 B/J Joan Urban
     
BHC of Central Indiana BOB CH TOPSFIELD VISION SILVER NOODLES
2/102008   B/J Mrs. C L O'Bryant
     
Pilgrim Basset Hound Club WB TOPSFIELD-SANCHU PRADA
5/30/2008   B/J S Chryssanthis
     
BHC of America Regional Specialty BOB CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU KING OF QUEENS
5/31/2008   B/J S Dok
     
BHC of America Regional Specialty WD CLOVERHILL TOPSFIELD CABLE CARS
5/31/2008   B/J S Dok
     
BHC of America Regional Specialty BOW VISION TOPSFIELD LOVE COMES SOFTLY
5/31/2008   B/J S Dok
     
Badgerland BHC BOB CH TOPSFIELD VISION SILVER NOODLES
07/25/2008   B/J Joan Urban
     
BHC of America Regional Specialty BOB CH TOPSFIELD VISION SILVER NOODLES
08/02/2008   B/J Professor D C Taylor
     
Susquehanna BHC  BOB CH TOPSFIELD VISION SILVER NOODLES
08/22/2008   B/J G M McCullagh
     
BHC of America Regional Specialty BOB CH TOPSFIELD VISION SILVER NOODLES
08/23/2008   B/J A Clemento
Fort Dearborn BHC BOB CH TOPSFIELD VISION SILVER NOODLES
08/23/2008   B/J H M Yost
Berkshire Valley BHC BOB CH TOPSFIELD MOZART
09/05/2008   B/J S N Smyth
Basset Hound Club of Greater Fort Worth BOS CH TOPSFIELD VISION SILVER NOODLES
09/05/2008   B/J M L Webber
Potomac Basset Hound Club BOB CH TOPSFIELD VISION SILVER NOODLES
10/25/2008   Judge June Penta
Potomac Basset Hound Club BOW TOPSFIELD-SANCHU AMERICAN EXPRESS
10/25/2008   J June Penta
 Basset Hound Club BOW TOPSFIELD-SANCHU AMERICAN EXPRESS
10/25/2008   J June Penta

 

2008 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

2008 Nationals Snood Contest

Our New England friends, our own "Village People" and ourselves decided to enter the 2008 Nationals Snood Contest!
After considering our options, we decided to put on our own award winning version of the "Serta Sheep Commercials"
Kitty Steidel is pictured left - One of our fellow contestants thought a kiss might sway her!
 
Our Serta Sheep!
Costumes: 
Nancy Richmond & Anne Testoni
Props: 
Judy Tuck & Denise & Bob Rushworth
Casting: 
Sue Frischmann
Dog Wrangler: 
Candy Carswell
Special Appearances:  
Bryan Martin & Claudia Orlandi
 

 Multiple BIS and BISS Winning

CH TOPSFIELD VISION
SILVER NOODLES

"Noodles"

Best of Opposite Sex

2008 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

B/J Mrs. C L O'Bryant

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

CH TOPSFIELD
MOZART
Award of Merit
B/J Mrs. C L O'Bryant
2008 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty
Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners: Claudia Orlandi and Claire K. Steidel  

TOPSFIELD-SANCHU
AMERICAN EXPRESS

Best In Futurity

B/J Joani Rush

2008 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty
Handled by Bryan Martin

Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi, Claire K. Steidel & Sue Frischmann

Owners: Claudia Orlandi, Claire K Steidel & Sue Frischmann   

TOPSFIELD-MAREDGE
SPLENDA
Best of Opposite Sex in Maturity
B/J Joani Rush
2008 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty
Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi & Sue Frischmann

Owners: Claudia Orlandi and Sue Frischmann   

TOPSFIELD-SANCHU
AMERICAN EXPRESS

Reserve Winners Dog

B/J Jerry Rush

2008 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty
Handled by Bryan Martin

Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi, Claire K. Steidel & Sue Frischmann

Owners: Claudia Orlandi, Claire K Steidel & Sue Frischmann   

A Few of the 2008 Basset Hound Specialty Wins

CH TOPSFIELD-VISION

 SILVER NOODLES

"Noodles"

Best of Breed

BHC of Central Indiana

February 9, 2008

B/J Joan Urban

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

BHC of Central Indiana

 February 10, 2008

B/J Mrs. C L O'Bryant
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 PRADA

"Prada"

Winners Bitch

Pilgrim Basset Hound Club

May 30, 2008

B/J Sandy Chryssanthis

Handled by Sue Frischmann

 

 Breeders: Claudia Orlandi, Anne Testoni & Bjorn Zetterlund

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi & Claire K. Steidel

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU

 KING OF QUEENS

"Qbie"

Best of Breed

BHCA Regional Specialty

 5/31/2008

B/J Sharon Dok
Handled here by Candy Carswell
Breeders/Owners: Dr. Claudia Orlandi & Sue Frischmann

CLOVERHILL-TOPSFIELD CABLE CARS

"Cable"

Winners Dog

2008 Basset Hound Club

May 31, 2008

B/J Sharon Dok

Handled by Judy Tuck

Breeders/Owners:  Claudia Orlandi & Judy Tuck

VISION TOPSFIELD

 LOVE COMES SOFTLY

"Lovey"

Winners Bitch & Best of Winners

2008  Basset Hound Club

May 31, 2008

B/J Sharon Dok
Handled by Nancy Richmond
Breeders: Nancy Richmond, L Brackett, A Testoni & B Zetterlund
Owners:  Nancy Richmond, L Brackett, A Testoni & Claudia Orlandi
CH TOPSFIELD-VISION

 SILVER NOODLES

"Noodles"

Best of Breed

Badgerland BHC

July 25, 2008

B/J Joan Urban

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

BHCA Regional Specialty

August 2, 2008

B/J Professor Douglas Taylor
Handled by Bryan Martin

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

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

CH TOPSFIELD-VISION

 SILVER NOODLES

"Noodles"

Best of Breed

Susquehanna BHC

August 22, 2008

B/J Gwen M McCullagh

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

BHCA Regional Specialty

 August 23, 2008

B/J A Clemento
Handled by Bryan Martin

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

Owner:  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

 August 23, 2008

Judge Howard M Yost

Handled by Bryan Martin

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

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

CH TOPSFIELD

MOZART

"Mo"

Best of Breed

Berkshire Valley BHC

 September 5, 2008

B/J S N Smyth
Handled by Sue Frischmann
Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi
Owners:  Claudia Orlandi & Claire K Steidel
CH TOPSFIELD-VISION

 SILVER NOODLES

 

"Noodles"

 

Best of Opposite Sex

 

BHC of Greater Fort Worth

 

 September 29, 2008

 

Judge Margaret Weber

 

Handled by Bryan Martin

 

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

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

CH TOPSFIELD

MOZART

"Mo"

Best of Breed

Berkshire Valley BHC

 September 5, 2008

B/J S N Smyth
Handled by Sue Frischmann
 

CH TOPSFIELD-VISION

 SILVER NOODLES

"Noodles"

Best of Breed

Potomac Basset Hound Club

 October 25, 2008

Judge June Penta

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"

Winners Dog & Best of Winners

Potomac Basset Hound Club

  October 25, 2008

Judge June Penta
Handled by Bryan Martin

Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi, Claire K. Steidel & Sue Frischmann

Owners: Claudia Orlandi, Claire K Steidel & Sue Frischmann   

TOPSFIELD-SANCHU
AMERICAN EXPRESS

"Timmy"

Best in Sweepstakes

Potomac Basset Hound Club

October 25, 2008

Judge Douglas Holloway

Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi, Claire K. Steidel & Sue Frischmann

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi, Claire K Steidel & Sue Frischmann   

2008 New Champions

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU
WHEATIES

Wheaties finished his championship April 19, 2008. 

Wheaties was handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeder/Owner 

Claudia Orlandi

 

 
CH CLOVERHILL-TOPSFIELD

CABLE CARS

"Cable"

Cable finished his championship at a BHCA Regional Specialty on 5/31/2008 under B/J Sharon Dok. 

He was handled by his co-breeder/owner, Judy Tuck 
 

Breeders/Owners: 

 

Claudia Orlandi & Judy Tuck

CH TOPSFIELD-MAREDGE

EARL GREY

"Grey"

Finished his championship
06/14/2008 handled by Sue Frischmann. 
 Breeders/Owners:
  Claudia Orlandi & Sue Frischmann

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU
SPECTRUM HOPSCOTCH

"Hoppy"

Hoppy finished her championship November 9, 2008.  She was handled by Sue Frischmann. 
Breeders/Owners:
Claudia Orlandi, Claire K. Steidel, Anne Testoni and Sue Frischmann

CH TOPSFIELD-SANCHU
AMERICAN EXPRESS

"Timmy"

Timmy finished his championship November 13, 2008 under Judge Denny Mounce. 
Handled by Bryan Martin 
Breeders/Owners:
Claudia Orlandi, Claire K. Steidel and Sue Frischmann

A Few of the 2008 All Breed Highlights

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

Noodles - 2008 Bests In 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 - AKC Eukanuba

Judge Michael J. Dougherty

Noodles - Hound Group

Judge Luc Boileau

Noodles - Hound Group 1 - Kennel Club of Philadelphia
Judge Beverly Captstick

Mozart - Hound Group 1

Judge Barbara Alderman
CH TOPSFIELD
MOZART
 
"Mo"
 
Handled by Sue Frischmann
 
Mo returned to the ring in 2008 as a special and at the age of six, with very limited showing did quite a good job.

Our appreciation to the judges who appreciated Mo's qualities.    

Breeder:  Claudia Orlandi

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi and Claire "Kitty" Steidel

Mozart - Hound Group 1

Judge Jackie Stacey

Mozart - Hound Group 1

Judge Terry Stacey

Mozart - Hound Group 1

Judge Daniel Dowling

Mozart - Hound Group 1

Judge Joan Goldstein

Mozart - Hound Group 1

Judge Helene Nietsche

Mozart - Hound Group 1

Judge June Penta

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.