We had a fabulous weekend at the English Cocker Spaniel Club of Southern CA specialty weekend in Santa Barbara! Nutmeg (After Hours Money Maker) finished her championship with her 4th major on Friday. Maguire (After Hours Show Me The Money) was Best of Winners on Friday and Winners Dog/Best Puppy at the Specialty on Saturday. Eve (GCh. After Hours Miss Moneypenny) was in the ribbons all weekend and BOS in Sweepstakes at the specialty. To top it all off, Raven (GCh. Marimac After Hours Nevermore) was Best of Breed at the Specialty!
Raven (Marimac After Hours Nevermore) finished her championship with her fourth major at just her third weekend of shows! Shown a total of eight times, including three specialties and three supported entries, she was Winners Bitch four times (including a Best of Breed over specials), and Reserve three times. We can’t wait to watch her grow up!
Lewis (Marimac After Hours Northwest Trek) finished his championship at the Whidbey Island KC, at just 13 months of age. Shown just a few weekends, Lewis finished with four majors, including wins on a Specialty weekend.
We had a fabulous weekend in Pleasanton, CA, for the ECSCNC back-to-back specialties and Supported Entry at the Harvest Moon Classic! At the Friday Specialty, Raven (Marimac After Hours Nevermore) was Best of Opposite Sex in Sweepstakes and Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best Bred By Exhibitor, and McCaffrey (GCh. After Hours Topsails Mile High) was awarded Best of Opposite Sex. At the Saturday Specialty, Raven was again WB/BOW/Best Bred By and McCaffrey received the 1st Award of Merit under breeder/judge Bonnie Threlfall. At the Sunday Supported Entry, Raven was Reserve to the major, and McCaffrey received an Award of Merit.
McCaffrey (Ch. After Hours Topsails Mile High) was awarded Best of Breed at the ECSCSC Specialty on July 5th by breeder/judge Sandi Olsen. Coral (Marimac After Hours Nightcap) was awarded BOS in Sweepstakes under breeder/judge Lori Kvamme. At the Supported Entry the next day, Raven (Marimac After Hours Nevermore) was WB/BOW/BOB, Coral was RWB, and McCaffrey was Select Dog. The following day, at another Supported Entry, Raven was RWB and McCaffrey was Best of Opposite Sex. Up in WA, Lewis (Marimac After Hours Northwest Trek) was WD/BOW for a major. A fabulous weekend to be sure!
Lewis (Marimac After Hours Northwest Trek) started off his show career with a Best of Breed over specials at his first weekend, from the 6-9 months class. He also placed in the large 6-9 months Sweepstakes class at the 2018 National! We are excited to watch him grow up!
What a great weekend in Palm Springs! Gibbs (new Ch. Topsails After Hours High Five) finished with his third major at the Sporting Dog show on Friday. Gus (GCh. Topsails After Hours Smoke N Mirrors) was Select Dog to finish his Bronze Grand Championship on Friday as well. Bella (new Ch. After Hours Topsails High Gear) finished with her fourth major on Saturday. On Sunday, Gibbs was Select Dog in a major entry. This makes four champions from the Peyton x Kat litter at just over 18 months of age!
Congratulations to Melissa Bothne and Kelly Thomas, owners of new Champion Piper (After Hours Make Mine a Double). Piper finished in October, and was owner/handled by Melissa to all of her points, including three majors! Piper is the younger sister to Sid, Rory, and Kat (Wyatt x Charlotte).
Congratulations also to Deb Davenport, owner of new Champion Maverick (After Hours Top Gun)! Maverick finished in November, handled by Deb. Along the way, he was also RWD and Best Puppy at the ECSCNC Specialty. He is a Wyatt x Kenley son.
We had a good showing at the English Cocker Spaniel Club of Northern California specialties in Pleasanton. McCaffrey was BOS in Sweepstakes at the Saturday specialty, made the cut in a huge Best of Breed lineup at the Friday specialty, and received an Award of Merit at the Sunday show. Sawyer won 2 of the 3 Bred By classes, and was awarded Reserve Winners Dog and Best Bred By at the Saturday specialty. Gus received an Award of Merit at the Saturday specialty and was Select Dog on Sunday. Bella won the Bred By class on Sunday and placed the other two days.