Topsfield Bassets of Vermont

2017 Highlights

Topsfield proudly presents  for 2017

Grand Champion

Multiple Best in Specialty Show Winning

GCH Topsfield-Sanchu Poppycock

"Pepe"

Whelped  11/11/2014

Pepe's record for 2016 in just twenty total shows included: 

Best of Breed - Westminster 2016

76 Bests in Specialty Shows - 7 Career

Best in Maturity at the 2016 BHCA National Specialty

Award of Merit at the 2016 BHCA Nationals & the two pre-shows

# 9 Basset Hound - Breed Points*

# 10 Basset Hound - All Breed*

* Canine Chronicle

Breeders:  Claudia Orlandi, Guillermo Gonzalez, Nancy Richmond & Sue Frischmann
Owners:  Claudia Orlandi, Niket Rele, Guillermo Gonzalez & Sue Frischmann. 

 Pepe is handled by breeder/owner handler Sue Frischmann, and by Candy Carswell when scheduling requires. 

"Pepe," is temporarily sidelined with a broken toe.  We expect him to return to the ring in February or March, 2017.

We are proud to present this up and coming young dog to the fancy.  He shows great promise and is blessed with correct 45 Degree angles, front and rear, beautiful backline, great temperament and wonderful breed type. 

Multiple Group & Multiple Reserve Best In Show Winning

Silver Grand Champion

GCHS Daddy Douglas V. Grunsven

"Dougie"

Whelped 10/14/2008

# 3 All Breed*  
2 Reserve Bests in Show
2 Bests in Specialty Show
6 Group 1's
15 additional group placements
#4 Breed Basset*  
#2 Grand Championship Points*  

 * Canine Chronicle

Breeder:  H.L.M Smits (Netherlands) 
Owners:  Claudia Orlandi & Guillermo Gonzalez

 Dougie is handled by A. Candy Carswell

Dougie's record for 2016 in just ten months of shows included: 

 
Our thanks go to Rudy for entrusting Dougie to us.  Our sincere appreciation to the judges who have recognized the qualities that Douglas brings to our kennel.  Dougie's beautiful backline and reach and drive and temperament are second to none. 
Dougie in the first few weeks of 2017 has two group placements in very strong hound groups.

CH Topsfield-Sanchu Pop Secret of Vision

"Jag"

Whelped  11/11/2014

"Jag," pictured left was bred by at 12 months was bred by Claudia Orlandi, Guillermo Gonzalez, Nancy Richmond and Sue Frischmann.  He is owned by Claudia, Guillermo, and Sue. 

Jag finished his championship in October, 2016, Nationals Week.  He will be spot specialed this year. 

We are proud to present this young dog to the fancy.  He is a beautiful stacked picture, great type, and comes and goes with the best of them. We look forward to his maturing for the future.  His temperament and backline are without question. 

Jag, his first week out since finishing in October picked up a nice breed win in Fredericksburg, VA, in January. 

Silver Grand Champion

Multiple Best in Specialty Show Winning

GCHS Blossomhil's Topsfield A Little Princess

"Sweet Pea"

Whelped  03/19/2013

Sweet Pea's record for 2016 included: 

# 2 All Breed*  
2 Bests in Show
3 Reserve Bests in Show
1 Best in Specialty Show
19 Group 1's
26 additional group placements
#3 Breed Basset*  
#3 Grand Championship Points*  

 * Canine Chronicle

Breeder:  Suzanne "Sukey" Shore
Owners:  Sukey Shor, Claudia Orlandi & Claire K. Steidel

 "Sweet Pea" is handled by Mike Stone

Sweet Pea is a beautiful, feminine bitch, with terrific angulation and great side gait.  She is a true breeder's bitch who sparkles in the ring.  Claudia couldn't be happier to co-own this beautiful bitch with Sukey.  Sweet Pea's sire is CH Topsfield Maredge Earl Grey and her dam is GCHB Blosssomhil's Mamma Mia.

Sweet Pea will continue showing throughout  2017.  Very proud to have Sweet Pea as a Basset Ambassador for the dog fancy.

A Few of the 2017 All Breed Highlights

GCH Silver

 Daddy Douglas V. Grunsven

Dougie with a Group 2

Merrimack Valley KC

Jan. 7, 2017

B/J William R. Russell

 

CH Topsfield-Sanchu Pop Secret of Vision

Jag on his way to Best of Breed at the Greater Fredericksburg KC Dog Show, Jan. 13, 2017.  

GCHS Daddy Douglas V. Grunsven &

CH Topsfield-Sanchu Pop Secret of Vision

Dougie & Jag,  Candy & Sue handling at the Greater Fredericksburg KC Dog Show, Jan. 14, 2017.

Dougie, Best of Breed, Jag, Select Dog

Our appreciation to judge Dr. Robert A. Indeglia.   

Dougie went on to a nice Hound Group 4 under Dr. Indeglia. 

GCHS Topsfield-Sanchu Pizza Pizza

First show of the year and one of the biggest in Portugal. 

Pictured left with Raquel Colaco handling Best of Breed and on the right, Group 1st.

 

The first day, he won the CAC, the CACIB, Best Male and Best of Opposite Sex under Rafael de Santiago. The second day, under Jed Chua, from the Philipines, he won the CAC, CACIB, Best Male, Best of Breed and Best in Group 6!!!  Pizza is owned by Raquel & Jose Homen DeMello. 

 

During the year, it is hard to keep up with results.  We try to keep up to date on Facebook, but the care and time spent with the dogs takes priority over updates.  We try to do major updates during the Winter Break. 

 

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.