Topsfield Bassets of Vermont

2013 Highlights

Topsfield proudly presented in 2013

two very special Bassets, brother and sister, Tiger & Boo.

Multiple Best In Show & Specialty Best In Show Winning

Gold Grand Champion

Topsfield-Sanchu Eeenie Meenie Miney Moe

Whelped 08/19/09

 # 8 Hound, All Breed*

# 1 Breed & All Breed Basset*

'Tiger' - Boo's Brother

"Tiger" was bred and owned by Claudia Orlandi & Claire 'Kitty'. Steidel.  In 2013, we welcomed his new co-owner, Sukey Shor, Blossmhill Bassets. 

Tiger has had a great career which began by going Best in Futurity at the 2010 BHCA Nationals with Bryan Martin Handling.

Mike took over handling duties when Bryan retired in 2013 and has done a great job with Tiger, including his Breed win at the 2013 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty.   We look forward to 2014.

 

Gold GCH Topsfield-Sanchu

Eenie Meenie Miney Moe

Tiger's 2013 record includes: 

# 1 Breed & All Breed Basset

# 8 Hound All Breed 2013

# 1 All Breed Basset 2012

12 All Breed Bests in Show

67 Hound Group 1sts
58 Hound Group 2nds
32 Hound Group 3's
16 Hound Group 4's
BOB National Specialty 2013

Hound Group 2 Westminster 2013

Tiger is pictured above going Hound Group 2 at the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show under Judge Luc Boileau.   

Thanks Bryan, for a great job, and a lot of great memories.

 

Silver Grand Champion

Topsfield-Sanchu Bibidy-Bobidy Boo

Whelped 08/19/09

# 2 Breed & All Breed Basset,  2013

'Boo' - Tiger's Sister

"Boo" was bred and owned by Claudia Orlandi & Claire 'Kitty'. Steidel. She was handled throughout the year by Sue Frischmann, with an occasional assist by Candy Carswell.

Boo's career includes Back to Back Best in Maturity wins at the 2011 and 2012 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty.

She is an All Breed Best in Show winner and Multiple Best in Specialty Show Winner.  She was Select Bitch at the 2013 BHCA Nationals following her brother Tiger's Best of Breed.

Silver GCH Topsfield-Sanchu

Bibidy-Bobidy-Boo

Boo's record in 2013 includes: 

# 2 Breed & All Breed Basset

 

1 All Breed Best in Show

2 Specialty Bests in Show
28 Group Placements

 Boo also made history with back to back 2011 & 2012 Best in Maturity at the BHCA National Specialty.

Boo is pictured above BOB at the 2013 Berkshire Valley BHC Specialty handled by Sue Frischmann, judged by Priscilla Gabosch. 

Number 1 Basset Hound - Breed & All Breed  - Number 8 Hound

Dog News Top Ten*

Gold Grand Champion Topsfield-Sanchu Eeenie Meenie Miney Moe

 

Number 2 Basset Hound , Breed  & All Breed

Dog News Top Ten*

Silver Grand Champion Topsfield-Sanchu Bibidy-Bobidy Boo

New Champions
CH Topsfield-Sanchu The Year of the Dragon
CH Topsfield-Sanchu House of Mirrors
CH Topsfield-Sanchu Pow-Wow
CH Topsfield-Sanchu Fireworks
CH Cloverhill-Topsfield Free Spin
CH Cloverhill-Roulette
CH Spectrum-Topsfield Pippin of Sanchu
2013Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

BEST OF BREED

 

Gold GCH Topsfield-Sanchu Eenie Meenie Miney Moe

   

B/J Gayle Yamaguchi

     

SELECT BITCH

 

Silver GCH Topsfield-Sanchu Bibidy-Bobidy Boo

 

 

B/J Gayle Yamaguchi

     

RESERVE WINNERS BITCH

 

Topsfield-Sanchu House of Mirrors of Cloverhill

   

B/J Carla LaFave

     

BEST of OPPOSITE IN MATURITY

 

Vision Topsfield The Poppies Blow of Cloverhill

   

B/J Sylvie McGee

     

VETERAN  TRIBUTE

 

GCH Topsfield-Sanchu Pop Art O'Bridi

JUDGES AND PEOPLES CHOICE  

B/J Beverly Barringer Ruggeri,

   

Jackie Beare, Ed Smizer

2013 Basset Hound Specialty Wins
Berkshire Valley BHC SB Silver GCH Topsfield-Sanchu Bibidy Bobidy Boo
    B/J  D.L. Malenfant
     
Berkshire Valley BHC BOB Silver GCH Topsfield-Sanchu Bibidy Bobidy Boo
    Judge Priscilla Gabosch
     
Kentuckiana BHC BOB Gold GCH Topsfield-Sanchu Eenie Meenie Miney Moe
    B/J Barbara Cromley
     
BHC of Western Pennsylvania SB Silver GCH Topsfield-Sanchu
Bibidy Bobidy Boo
    B/J Sharon Nance
     
Northern California BHC BOB Gold GCH Topsfield-Sanchu
Eenie Meenie Miney Moe
    B/J Carol Makowski
     
Pilgrim BHC, Aug. BOB Silver GCH Topsfield-Sanchu
Bibidy Bobidy Boo
     
  BOS GCH Topsfield-Sanchu Pop Art O'Bridi
     
  BOW/WD Topsfield-Sanchu Pow-Wow
     
  WB Topsfield-Sanchu House of Mirrors of Cloverhill
    B/J Blackie Nyegood
     
Missouri River BHC WB Long Bay Belle Starr
    B/J Lamont 'Doc' Steedle
     
Pilgrim BHC, Dec. BOB CH Long Bay Belle Starr
    B/J Diane Malenfant
     
 

2013 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

Gold GCH Topsfield-Sanchu
Eenie Meenie Miney Moe

"TIGER"

BEST OF BREED

2013 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

B/J Gayle Yamaguchi

Handled  by Mike Stone

Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi & Claire 'Kitty' Steidel

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi, Claire 'Kitty' Steidel & Suzanne 'Sukey' Shor

 Silver GCH Topsfield-Sanchu
Bibidy-Bobidy-Boo

"BOO"

SELECT BITCH

2013 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

B/J Gayle Yamaguchi
Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeders/Owners:  

Owners: Claudia Orlandi & Claire K. Steidel  

GCH Topsfield-Sanchu
Pop Art O'Bridi

"Arty"

Veteran Tribute

Judges's  & People's Choice

2013 BHCA National Specialty

B/J Beverly Barringer Ruggieri, Jackie Baere, and Ed Smizer

  Breeders/Owners: Owners: Claudia Orlandi & Claire K. Steidel  

 Handled By Sue Frischmann

 Topsfield-Sanchu
House of Mirrors of Cloverhill

"Mirror"

Reserve Winners Bitch

2013 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty

B/J Carla Lafave
Handled  by Judy Tuck

Breeders/Owners:  

Owners: Claudia Orlandi & Claire K. Steidel  

Vision Topsfield
THE Poppies Blow of Cloverhill

"Poppie"

Best of Opposite in Maturity

 

2013 BHCA National Specialty

B/J Sylvie McGee

  Breeders/Owners: Nancy Richmond, Lisa Brackett, Anne Testoni & Claudia Orlandi

 Handled By Sue Frischmann

A Few of the 2013 Basset Hound Specialty Wins

Silver GCH Topsfield-Sanchu
Bibidy-Bobidy-Boo

"Boo"

Best of Breed

Berkshire Valley  BHC

6/19/2013

Judge Priscilla Gabosch

Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeders/Owners:

Claudia Orlandi & Claire Steidel

 
Topsfield-Sanchu
House of Mirrors of Cloverhill

"Mirror"

Mirror is pictured
going Winners Bitch
 at the summer Pilgrim BHC Specialty
Handled by Candy Carswell

 Breeders/Owners:

  Claudia Orlandi & Judy Tuck

AUS CH Long Bay
Belle Starr
 
Belle is pictured
going Winners Bitch
 at the Missouri River BHC Specialty
the day prior to the Nationals
B/J Lamont 'Doc' Steedle
Handled by Sue Frischmann

Breeder:  Jane Miller (Australia)

Owners:  Claudia Orlandi, Claire Steidel and Sue Frischmann

2013 Champions

It's impossible to list all the highlights but below are a few of them.

 
CH Topsfield-Sanchu

The Year of the Dragon

Dragon finished his championship in 2013. 

 He will be going to New Zealand in the spring to his new owners, Maurice & Jill Brooker, Bayparque Bassets & Clumbers. 

Breeders:

Claudia Orlandi, Claire K. Steidel & Sue Frischmann

 Dragon was handled by Sue Frischmann and Candy Carswell

CH Topsfield-Sanchu
House of Mirrors of Cloverhill

"Mirror"

Mirror finished her championship going RWB at the 2013 BHCA National Specialty

where she was handled by

Judy Tuck

Breeders/Owners:

 Judy Tuck & Claudia Orlandi

CH Topsfield-Sanchu
Pow-Wow

"Pow"

He was handled in 2013 by

Candy Carswell & Sue Frischmann

 

He was bred and is owned by Claudia Orlandi, Claire K. Steidel & Sue Frischmann.

He is co-owned by Guillermo Gonzalez of Spain.

CH Topsfield-Sanchu
Fireworks

"Fireworks"

Finished his championship going BOW

November 22, 2013 at the South Windsor KC Dog Show.

He was bred and is owned by Claudia Orlandi, Claire K. Steidel & Sue Frischmann.

He is co-owned by Guillermo Gonzalez of Spain.

Handled by Sue Frischmann & Candy Carswell

CH Cloverhill-Topsfield

Free Spin

Spinner finished her  championship in 2013.

She resides at Judy Tuck's home and will be bred in the future. 

 Spinner was handled by Judy Tuck and Candy Carswell.

Breeders:

Claudia Orlandi & Judy Tuck

CH Cloverhill-Topsfield 
Roulette

"Lettie"

Lettie finished her championship in 2013. 

She was handled by Judy Tuck & Candy Carswell

 

Breeders/Owners:

Claudia Orlandi & Judy Tuck

 

CH Spectrum-Topsfield
Pippin of Sanchu

"Pippin"

Finished his championship quickly as a puppy handled by Candy Carswell. 

Breeder/Owners

Claudia Orlandi, Anne Testoni, Claire Steidel and Sue Frischmann

He was handled by Candy Carswell

 

A Few of the 2013 All Breed Highlights

Normally we list winning highlights, but this year, we thought we would share a few well deserved Thank You's. 

These groups of pictures is not just about wins, but about friends in the dog world, and giving credit to those we have worked with.

Thank you Bryan Martin for many great years.  

 

And Thank You for the many memories. 

This is one of our favorites at the Garden in 2013. 

 

   

From early on, Bryan's success with Topsfield has been amazing.  The winning teams were:
CH Topsfield Bumper Cars, ROM, CD
CH Topsfield-Sanchu Sports Car, ROM
CH Topsfield Beethoven
CH Topsfield Vision Silver Noodles
Silver GCH Topsfield-Sanchu American Express
Silver GCH Topsfield Fort Merrill Yahoo
Gold GCH Topsfield-Sanchu
Eenie Meenie Miney Moe

Bryan Martin, worked with Topsfield Bassets for fourteen years.  During that time, we had much success, garnering over 100 All Breed Bests in Show, Pedigree Awards & Group Winning Hounds of the Year.

Bryan, thank you so much, and Nancy, thank you too!  Good luck in the next faze of your lives. 

When faced with a litter of 16, Judy Tuck drove five hours from Maine and stayed at Topsfield for several days with me to help with a challenging litter of 16. 

Anne Testoni also gave up her weekend, driving four hours the day the puppies were born and worked 24/7.  Both dropped everything and came to help.  Thanks, guys. 

A Big Thank you to Judy, Anne and my vets and their techs. 

Judy is pictured in the whelping box with Belle, supervising nursing, the puppies at birth, and at about 7 weeks of age.

Puppies in the tub while they are waiting for a fresh bed and a warm meal.  They were voicing their opinions.

     

When Bryan retired, Claudia and Kitty welcomed a new Co-Owner, Suzanne "Sukey" Shor for Tiger.

Mike Stone has taken over handling duties  and hit the ground running.  He went on to win the Breed at the 2013 BHCA Nationals.  

 Thank you, and welcome to a good friend, Sukey.

Tiger, pictured right with B/J Gayle Yamaguchi, Mike, as well as co-owners, Kitty, Claudia & Sukey. 

 

When Sue was busy with puppies and things at home at the kennel, Candy Carswell stepped up to the plate and spent untold hours working with the dogs. 

Candy is a great handler, and a loyal and kind friend to Topsfield.  She embraces all challenges with a great attitude and a big heart. 

Her care of the dogs is great, she has a soft hand and understands the Bassets very well. 

Thank you Candy for all that you have done for us. 

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.