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Dual Ch. Almaden's Lone Shadow Dancer

Breeders: FG & Sherry Larsen
Owners:  FG & Sherry Larsen & Sara Hellett
wh. 9/27/03

Click here to view Dottie's pedigree

"Dottie" is a sister to River, who I co-own with Bud & Sherry. As granddad Rock's owner and "matchmaker" in the breeding of Shadow & Winnie, I was given charge of Dottie in the show ring in June 2004, and thereafter she never won anything less than a blue ribbon. Shown sparingly between field trials, she finished easily, winning a 5-point specialty Best of Opposite Sex over a special along the way. She also gained two Best in Sweepstakes wins (one over the ABC Summer Specialty weekend) and was Best of Opposite Sex in Sweepstakes at the ABC National Specialty show in 2004.

Dottie was started in the field by trainer John Kline. She had multiple Puppy and Derby placements as well as her Puppy points, with myself, breeder/owner Sherry Larsen, and John Kline handling. She is a little rocket in the field with drive and intensity to spare, that she also carried to the show ring where her beautiful, flowing side gait always got her a good look. After John's retirement from trialing at the 2005 Nationals, Dottie got her first All Age win with handler Tommy Tracy. She returned home in 2007, well on her way to her Dual Championship but had to take a break from competition as she was treated for Lyme disease. She had her first litter in April 2009 (sired by DC Lost Creek Timber Ridge). Their daughter, Ch. Almaden's Timber Ridge Tess finished her show title in just one month of shows at 13 months old, and has multiple Puppy and Derby wins in the field. Dottie returned to field trials in Fall 2009 with Ed Tillson, and completed her Dual Championship with Ed handing in January 2011. See her win record & littermates below. Dottie's second litter, sired by DC Masked Jack of Diamonds, was born in March 2012 and already has two winners including GCH Almaden's Masked Shadow Dancer, who finished her show title in one month followed by her Grand Championship in 7 shows, at 15 months of age.

sire "Shadow"

dam "Winnie"

First show major - 13 months

New Champion - 18 months old

16 months

Dottie on the move, 13 months

Date Event Win
June 2004 Golden Empire Brittany Club, Gridley California Best in Sweepstakes
July 2004 Washington Brittany Club, Hillsboro Oregon Best in Sweepstakes
Sept. 2004 Iowa Brittany Club, Thayer Iowa 3rd Open Puppy (15 starters)
Oct.2004 California Brittany Club, California City CA 1st Open Puppy - 2 field points
Nov.2004 Sahuaro Brittany Club, Tucson Arizona BOS in Sweepstakes
Nov. 2004 Coyote Cluster, Tucson Arizona 2 show wins including a 4-pt major
Nov. 2004 American Brittany Club Natl. Specialty, Ft Smith Arkansas BOS in Sweepstakes
Nov. 2004 American Brittany Club Natl. Specialty, Ft Smith Arkansas 1st in 12-18 Months Bitches
Jan. 2005 Sahuaro Brittany Club, Sonoita Arizona 3rd Open Derby (19 starters)
Jan. 2005 Gtr Phoenix Brittany Club, Sonoita Arizona 2nd Am. Wlk. Derby (11 starters)
Feb.2005 ABC Western Futurity Show Best of Opposite Sex in Futurity
Feb.2005 Sierra View Brittany Club, Santa Nella California Award of Merit, Open Derby (17 starters)
March 2005 Hanford California & Scottsdale Arizona 4 more show points
March 2004 Texas Coastal Brittany Club, Houston Texas WB/BOS for a 5-point specialty major
March 2005 ABC Central Futurity Show, Burlington Colorado 2nd Money Female
April 2005 Desert GSP Club, Cordes Junction Arizona 3rd Open Derby
April 2005 Lake Mathews KC, Chino California WB/BOS, New Show Champion
Sept. 2005 Ringneck Brittany Club, Bonesteel South Dakota 2nd Open Derby (23 starters)
March 2006 Music City Brittany Club, LaVergne, Tennessee 1st Open All Age (20 starters) - 4 field points
Oct. 2010 Sooner Brittany Club, Ardmore Oklahoma 2nd Open Gun Dog (26 starters) - 2 field points
Jan. 2011 Greater Phoenix Brittany Club, Sonoita Arizona 3rd Open Gun Dog (22 starters)
Jan. 2011 Central New Mexico Brittany Club, Bernardo New Mexico 1st Open Gun Dog (26 starters) - 5 pts & New DC!


DC Almaden's River of Shadows
"River" owned by FG & Sherry Larsen & Jessica Carlson
see River's page

Ch. Almaden's Grace Under Fire
"Gracie" owned by FG & Sherry Larsen
Dual Pointed - see Gracie's page

Ch. Almaden's Miss Satin Doll
"Missy" owned by Bill & Judy Cappello
Juvenile Field Trial Placement

Almaden's Rocky River
"Rocky" owned by Katie Patrick & Sherry Larsen
Dual pointed (now deceased)

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