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I began showing in conformation and Junior Showmanship in 1987, and later worked for professional show handlers for 3 years, learning to train, groom, and show dogs of many breeds in all of the AKC Groups. I have handled dogs to multiple Group and Specialty wins and have been proud to finish many Champions, including putting most or all of the show points on 35 Dual Champion Brittanys. I have enjoyed many terrific wins at American Brittany Club National Specialty shows in the past 20+ years, and look forward to more!

I spend most of my time traveling to shows & field trials throughout the US. I show just a few times during spring and fall field trial season, but from late April through mid-July I show every week in several states. I compete at most of the American Brittany Club events including the National Specialty, Summer Specialty (most years), and some of the Futurities. One of my main goals is to promote the Dual Champion, so I am always looking for great field trial dogs to show; but I have finished dogs from many varied backgrounds. Please contact me for rates and availability for show handling, grooming, evaluations and training.

DUAL CHAMPIONS GALLERY

2018 - DC/AFC Tequila Scorcher
owned by Bernie Crain
son of River & Taryn, DC in 2008 & 2007

2017 - DC Kokomo Josey Joe
owned & handled to first major by Pam Baird

2017 - DC Hoochie Coochie Man (show CH in 2013)
owned by Pam Baird

2016 - DC Alar's Dirty Dancer (show CH in 2014)
owned by Jessica Carlson
daughter of Skye, DC in 2011

DC Chikamin's Tub O'Gold
2016 - DC Breton's Sam I Am
owned by Gordon Theilen
littermate to Cookie, DC in 2015
2016 - DC Kinwashkly Tempo
owned by Leslie Andreas & Joyce Miley
2016 - DC Coco Dot
owned by Meam Floyd
2015 - DC/GCH Breton's Golden Heart of Pepper-Sun
owned by Jim & Mary Cullor
2015 - DC Just Call Me Lucky Ned Pepper
owned by Frank Campbell
son of Ned, DC in 2012
2013 - DC Mikey's Spice Girl
owned by Jerry & Carolyn Cape
daughter of Emme, DC in 2004
2012 - Am/Can DC Kinwashkly Dirty Ned Pepper
owned by Vern Brunen
2012 - DC/AFC Beaver's Straight Arrow (show CH in 2009)
owned by Richard Beaver
2012 - DC/AFC Shadow's Tequila Tryst (show CH in 2011)
owned by Jessica Carlson
daughter of Taryn, DC in 2007
2012 - DC/AFC TJ's Prairie Blizzard
owned by Vicki Rankin
2011 - DC KD's Slip And Slide
owned by Tom Jagielski & Debbie Connell
handled to minor points by owner, Debbie
2011 - DC MB's Ruby Red Tequila
owned by Christine Landerholm-Miller & Bob Miller
handled to her first 3 points by owner, Christine
daughter of Smokey, DC in 2005
2011 - DC Alar's Sky Dancer (show CH in 2008)
owned by Ann Farinas & G Schanzenbacher & J Carlson
2011 - DC Almaden's Lone Shadow Dancer (show CH in 2005)
owned by FG & Sherry Larsen
2010 - DC Masked Jack of Diamonds (show CH in 2007)
owned by Rod & Carol Maves
2010 - DC/AFC In It For The Fun, MH
owned by Wayne Hale
handled to his first 2 majors by Robin Tomasi
2010 - DC/AFC Tsunami
owned by Jim & Meam Floyd
2010 - DC/AFC MTB Cabo Rita de Scipio
owned by Margaret Horstmeyer & Tom White
daughter of Emme, DC in 2004
2010 - DC Rusty Ridge Lucky Strike (show CH in 2008)
owned by Jan & Claude
handled to minor points by owner, Jan
2009 - DC Breton's Truckee River Gold (show CH in 2008)
owned by Gordon Theilen & Christine Zink
daughter of Tubby, DC in 2003
2009 - DC/AFC Megasmoke Limited Edition
owned by Margaret Horstmeyer & Tom White
son of Smokey, DC in 2005
2009 - DC Shadow Attack (show CH in 2008)
owned by Phil Dangerfield
2008 - DC/AFC MTB Emme's Cabo de Scipio
owned by Margaret Horstmeyer & Tom White
finished in 10 shows - son of Emme, DC in 2004
2008 - DC/AFC Rubyridge's Meg Will Do CDX MH MX MXJ
owned by Jan & Bob Hamner
handled to her last 5 points & major
2008 - DC Almaden's River of Shadows
owned by Bud & Sherry Larsen & Jessica Carlson
handled to his last 3 wins by Clint Livingston
2008 - DC Redlines Tequila Moon
owned by Bill & Cindy Leffingwell
son of Smokey, DC in 2005
2007 - DC Sawtooth Sam's 4Runner, MH
owned by Ken & Paula Barber
2007 - DC/AFC Tequila With A Twist
owned by Jessica Carlson
2005 - DC/AFC Redlines Tequila Smoker
owned by Bill & Cindy Leffingwell
handled to his first points by Linda Langford
2004 - DC/AFC TJ's Single Shot of Scipio
owned by Margaret Horstmeyer & Tom White
2003 - DC/AFC Chikamin's Tub O'Gold
owned by Gordon & Carolyn Theilen
 
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PAST CHAMPIONS & SPECIAL WINS
2018

Ch. LOL Dirty Dancer
GCHS Sovereign's Chasing Legends x DC/AFC Alar's Dirty Dancer
owned by Jim Leverich

2017

New Dual Champion!
DC Kokomo Josey Joe

DC Hi Proof Whizki x Blaze'n Little Chick
owned by Pam Baird

Ch. JZ's Little Moose On The Loose
DC/AFC Beaver's Straight Arrow x Warbonnet's Little Ida JH
owned by Jim & Alexandra O'Connor

Ch. Straight Arrow Quiver
DC/AFC Beaver's Straight Arrow x Tru Grits Baked Alaska
owned by Richard & Amanda Beaver

Ch. Shadow's Tribute To TJ
DC Shadow Attack x Sniksoh Tequila Caliente
owned by Janet Gabriel

Ch. Splash's Fire Goddess
DC KD's Slip And Slide x JD's Hawk's Phoenix
owned by Debbie Connell & Tom Jagielski

2016

New Dual Champion!
DC Breton's Sam I Am

FC Breton's Soleil de Midi x French Roast Pepper, SH
owned by Gordon Theilen

New Dual Champion!
DC Kinwashkly Tempo

FC/AFC Trademark's Iceman x Can. DC Kinwashkly French Velour
owned by Leslie Andreas & Joyce Miley

New Dual Champion!
DC Coco Dot

FC/AFC Wimberley Jimdandy x DC Sovereign Copley Kiss My Chips
owned by Meam & Jim Floyd

Ch. TJ's Greatest Joy
DC Shadow Attack x Sniksoh Tequila Caliente
owned by Joe Cummings & Scott Kohler

Ch. Shadow's Peppermint Twist
DC Kinwashkly Dirty Ned Pepper x DC/AFC Shadow's Tequila Tryst
owned by Jessica Carlson

2015

New Dual Champion in 3 weeks & New Grand Champion in 3 weeks!
DC/GCH Breton's Golden Heart of Pepper-Sun

FC Breton's Soleil de Midi x French Roast Pepper, SH
owned by Jim & Mary Cullor

New Dual Champion in 3 weeks!
DC Just Call Me Lucky Ned Pepper

DC Kinwashkly Dirty Ned Pepper x Caney River TNT's Special Budget
owned by Frank Campbell

New Champion at 17 months - finished with a specialty major
Ch. Bandit's Mr Twister

DC/AFC Bandit's Cinderella Man x Tequila Twister
owned by Victor Retherford

Ch. Tullamore With A Twist
NFC/FC/AFC Shambo's Dark Shadow x DC/AFC Tequila With A Twist
owned by Jessica Carlson

2014

Ch. Alar's Double Shot of Tequila
DC Warbonnet's Orion In The Big Sky JH x Tullamore With A Twist
owned by Joe Holzinger

Ch. Flatrock's Mona Lisa
NFC/FC/AFC Shambo's Dark Shadow x Frida's Masterpiece
owned by Bonnie Pirtle

Ch. Alar's Dirty Dancer
(became a Dual Champion in 2016)
DC Lost Creek Timber Ridge x DC Alar's Sky Dancer
owned by Jessica Carlson

ABC National Specialty 1st place Field Trial Bitch
DC Shadow's Tequila Tryst

NFC/FC/AFC Shambo's Dark Shadow x DC/AFC Tequila With A Twist
owned by Jessica Carlson

2013

DC Mikey's Spice Girl
FC/AFC Clyde's Micro-Breeze x DC/AFC TJ's Single Shot of Scipio
owned by Jerry & Carolyn Cape

New Champion & Grand Champion
GCh. Almaden's Masked Shadow Dancer

DC/GCh. Masked Jack of Diamonds x DC Almaden's Lone Shadow Dancer
owned by Bill & Judy Cappello

Ch. FamilyTradition
FC/AFC Ramblin Man x FC Dr. Block's Rebel Millie
owned by Pam Baird

Ch. 5 O'Clock Shadow
NFC/FC/AFC Shambo's Dark Shadow x DC/AFC Tequila With A Twist
owned by Ed & Judy Graves

Ch. Triple Shot of Tequila
Nitro Express x DC/AFC Tequila With A Twist
owned by Katherine Thompson & Jessica Carlson

New Champion - all points from the 6-9 months puppy class
Ch. Hoochie Coochie Man
FC/AFC Ramblin Man x Independence Day
owned by Pam Baird

ABC National Specialty 1st place Field Trial Bitch
DC Shadow's Tequila Tryst

NFC/FC/AFC Shambo's Dark Shadow x DC/AFC Tequila With A Twist
owned by Jessica Carlson

 
2012

DC/AFC TJ's Prairie Blizzard
NFC/DC/AFC Tequila's Joker x FC/AFC The Prairie Tornado
owned by Vicki Rankin

DC Kinwashkly Dirty Ned Pepper
Can. DC Kinwashkly Mac Magoo x Can. DC Kinwashkly French Velour
owned by Vern Brunen

Ch. FireStarter's Tequila Torrent
DC Almaden's River of Shadows x DC/AFC Tequila With A Twist
owned by Andi Christensen

 
2011

Multiple Best in Specialty Wins & Group Placements - New Grand Champion
GCh. Ammo's One Man Band
Ammo's Hot Wheels x Dirty Bird's No Fear Ammo
owned by Gary & Sandra Leavens

DC MB's Ruby Red Tequila
DC/AFC Redlines Tequila Smoker x Timberline's Scip-O-Dee Doo Dah
owned by Christine Landerholm-Miller & Bob Miller

DC KD's Slip And Slide
FC/AFC RJ's Microtuck x DC/AFC Birchwood's Koko Dot
owned by Tom Jagielski & Debbie Connell

Ch. Shadow's Tequila Tryst
(became a Dual Champion in 2012)
NFC/FC/AFC Shambo's Dark Shadow x DC/AFC Tequila With A Twist
owned by Jessica Carlson

Ch. Ammo's High Tide
Ch. Ammo's Little Devil JH x Ch. Ammo's Autumn Sunset Rose
owned by Angela Thompson

 
2010

ABC National Specialty Show Winners Dog & Award of Merit to finish his Championship
Ch. Ammo's One Man Band
Ammo's Hot Wheels x Dirty Bird's No Fear Ammo
owned by Gary & Sandra Leavens

DC AFC Tsunami
NAFC/FC/AFC Lea's Running Jayhawk x FC/AFC Poki-Dot
owned by Jim & Meam Floyd

DC AFC In It For The Fun, MH
Ch. RJ's River's Bend MH x Miss Fontenella Big Cheese MH
owned by Wayne Hale

Ch. Almaden's Timber Ridge Tess (finished at 13 months old)
DC Lost Creek Timber Ridge x DC Almaden's Lone Shadow Dancer
owned by Julius & Becky Vatalaro

Ch. Rocklan's Smart Alec Kid
DC/AFC The Whiz Kid x FC Sniksoh Corky
owned by Bob Miller & Christine Landerholm-Miller

ABC Western Futurity Show Best of Opposite Sex
Shadow's Tequila Tryst
NFC/FC/AFC Shambo's Dark Shadow x DC/AFC Tequila With A Twist
owned by Jessica Carlson

 
2009

ABC Central & Western Futurity Shows Best of Breed
ABC Summer Specialty 1st Place Field Trial Dog & 1st Judge's Award of Merit
Multiple Best of Breed Wins, Sporting Group 2nd
Ch. Shelttany Against All Odds
Ch. Castle One In A Millennium JH x Can Ch. Shelttany's Itsy Bitsy
owned by Robin Tomasi & Barbara Scott Dayton

DC AFC Megasmoke Limited Edition
DC/AFC Redlines Tequila Smoker x NFC/DC/AFC Micro Chips of Nutmeg
owned by Margaret Horstmeyer & Tom White

Ch. Beaver's Straight Arrow
(became a Dual Champion in 2012)
Hula's Bulletproof Rustler x Big Sky Brandy II
owned by Richard Beaver

ABC National Specialty Best in Sweepstakes & Reserve Winners Dog
Ammo's One Man Band
Ammo's Hot Wheels x Dirty Bird's No Fear Ammo
owned by Sandra & Gary Leavens

ABC Central & Western Futurity Shows 2nd Money Female
Ammo's Misty Morning Breeze
Ch.Millette's Let The Games Begin x DC Ammo's Gone With The Wind
owned by Patty McCarthy & Sandra Leavens

ABC Central Futurity Show 3rd Money Male
Gun Runner's IMA Hunk
NFC/FC/AFC Shambo's Dark Shadow x TJ's Prairie Starr
owned by Bill Hancock & Beverly Stokes


2008 - "A Banner Year!"

ABC National Specialty Best of Breed - DC/AFC Tequila With A Twist
NFC/DC/AFC Tequila's Joker x Princess Haley II
The first Dual Champion Brittany bitch to ever win the National Specialty Show!
owned by Jessica Carlson

ABC National Specialty Best of Winners - Shelttany Against All Odds
Ch. Castle One In A Millennium JH x Can Ch. Shelttany's Itsy Bitsy
owned by Robin Tomasi & Barbara Scott Dayton

DC AFC Rubyridge's Meg Will Do CDX MH MX MXJ
CH Britt Fan's Ridge Runner Cody SH x CH Three B's Lady of Lace CD JH OA OAJ RN
owned by Jan & Bob Hamner (handled to her last 5 points & major by me)

DC Almaden's River of Shadows
NFC/AFC/AFC Shambo's Dark Shadow x CH Almaden's Lone River Romance
owned by Bud & Sherry Larsen & Jessica Carlson (handled to his last 5 points by Clint Livingston)

DC/AFC MTB Emme's Cabo de Scipio (finished in 10 shows)
DC/AFC Terra's Cabo Wabo x DC/AFC TJ's Single Shot of Scipio
owned by Tom White & Margaret Horstmeyer

CH/AFC Nahela, JH
Sintaska SH x Bar None's Red Ribbon SH
owned by Terry Gowin

Ch. Shadow Attack
(became a Dual Champion in January 2009)
NFC/FC/AFC Shambo's Dark Shadow x FC/AFC The Prairie Tornado
owned by Phil Dangerfield

Ch. Breton's Truckee River Gold
(became a Dual Champion in 2009)
FC/AFC Hi Scor Jac D Ruffian x DC/AFC Chikamin's Tub O'Gold
owned by Gordon Theilen & Christine Zink

Ch. Alar's Sky Dancer
(became a Dual Champion in 2011)
FC KB's Shadow-Dancer x Ch. Sovereign Alar Skyrocket JH
owned by Ann Farinas, Gunter Schanzenbacher & Jessica Carlson

Ch. Once In A Blue Moon, JH
FC/AFC Oak Hill's Blue Moon x Oak Hill's Maul-E-Hatchet
owned by Ken & Paula Barber

Ch. Rusty Ridge Lucky Strike
(became a Dual Champion in 2010)
DC/AFC Awards Rusty Ridge Jake MH x DC/AFC Rusty Ridge Bookers Last Fling
owned by Claude & Jan Kilpatrick (handled to his first points by owner)

Ch. Gerstdale's Money To Burn, JH
CH Castle Brittstorm Lghtng Bolt x CH Gerstdale's Mad Money SH
owned by Debbie Inferrera (handled to minor points by owner)

2007

DC Sawtooth Sam's 4Runner, MH
DC Chick's Blaze'n Sawtooth Sam JH x FC BG's Trademark Lawyer MH
owned by Ken & Paula Barber

Ch. Masked Jack of Diamonds (finished in 12 shows)
(became a Dual Champion in 2010)
Ch. Jayhawker's Masked Bandit x Reddevil's Lucky Diamond at FF
owned by Rod & Carol Maves

Ch. Almaden's Grace Under Fire
NFC/FC/AFC Shambo's Dark Shadow x Ch. Almaden's Lone River Romance
owned by FG & Sherry Larsen

Best in Specialty Winner - 5 Group Placements - TOP 10 Brittany in Show AND Field rankings
DC Sovereign Copley Kiss My Chips

DC/AFC Roja's Gambling Chips x Ch. Sovereign's Classical Code JH
owned by Robin Tomasi

ABC National Specialty Award of Merit - DC/AFC Tequila With A Twist
NFC/DC/AFC Tequila's Joker x Princess Haley II
owned by Jessica Carlson

ABC Western Futurity Best of Opposite Sex - Ch. Copley Millennium Martini
Ch. Castle One In A Millennium JH x Ch. Wincrest Romantic Melody
owned by Robin Tomasi & Barb Scott

2006

Ch. Mega Chip
NAFC/FC/AFC Lea's Running Jayhawk x NFC/DC/AFC Micro Chips of Nutmeg
owned by Margaret Horstmeyer & Tom White (shown to first point by owner)

Ch. Rodeo's Shady Lady, JH
Ch. Rodeo's Rough Rider JH x Ch. Rodeo's Every Cowboys Dream
owned by Jackie Nicol & Poul Jessen (shown to first points by owner)

Ch. Chad's Rebel With A Cause (finished at 11 months old)
DC/AFC The Whiz Kid x FC/AFC Martin's Rusty Diamond Hunter MH
owned by Chad Connor

Best in Specialty Winner - Top 25 Brittany - Qualified for AKC/Eukanuba Invitational Show
Ch. Sovereign Copley Kiss My Chips

DC/AFC Roja's Gambling Chips x Ch. Sovereign's Classical Code JH
owned by Robin Tomasi

ABC National Specialty 1st place Field Trial Bitch - CH/AFC Tequila With A Twist
owned by Jessica Carlson & Ed Tillson

2005

DC/AFC Redlines Tequila Smoker
owned by Bill & Cindy Leffingwell (shown to first points by Linda Langford)

Ch. Almaden's Lone Shadow Dancer
(became a Dual Champion in 2011)
owned by FG & Sherry Larsen & Sara Hellett

ABC National Specialty Award of Merit - Ch. Tequila With A Twist
owned by Jessica Carlson & Ed Tillson

ABC Western Futurity Best of Breed - Almaden's River of Shadows
NFC/AFC/AFC Shambo's Dark Shadow x CH Almaden's Lone River Romance
owned by Bud & Sherry Larsen & Jessica Carlson

ABC Western Futurity Best of Opposite Sex - Almaden's Lone Shadow Dancer
NFC/AFC/AFC Shambo's Dark Shadow x CH Almaden's Lone River Romance
owned by Bud & Sherry Larsen & Jessica Carlson

2004

Ch. Lone Oak's Sovereign Delta
New CH & ABC Western Futurity Best of Breed
owned by Beverly & Ron Bemis (shown to other points by Loran Morgan)

Ch. Tequila With A Twist
(became a Dual Champion in 2007)
owned by Jessica Carlson & Ed Tillson

DC/AFC TJ's Single Shot of Scipio
owned by Margaret Horstmeyer & Tom White

Group First, & ABC Summer Specialty Award of Merit/Best Veteran - Ch. Burford's Delta Flyer
owned by Beverly & Ron Bemis

2004 ABC Summer Specialty Veteran Dog & Award of Merit, followed by a BOB & Group First win from the Veterans class
BISS Ch. Burford's Delta Flyer, owned by Beverly Bemis
2003

Ch. Sovereign's Architect's Code, JH
New CH & ABC Western Futurity Best of Breed
owned by Jessica Carlson & Dawn & Joe Droel

Am/Can Ch. Jayhawker Huntersheart Mtn Jeb
owned by Lori Haldorson & Helen Rogers

DC Chikamin's Tub O'Gold
owned by Gordon Thielen DVM

Ch. Almaden's Lone River Romance
owned by F.G. & Sherry Larsen (shown to minor points by Katie Patrick)

Ch. Sovereign Alar Skyrocket, JH
owned by Rhonda & Jessica Carlson

Ch. Cedaridge Obi-Wan O'Dee
owned by Bob Travers

Best in Specialty Show win & Group placement - Ch. Lone Oak's Delta Force
owned by Beverly & Ron Bemis

 

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