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DECEMBER, 2003
  • Dec. 31, 2003 -- To cap off an extremely rewarding year, news just in that 2-year-old Geyser, *Ch.* Kaydin's Old Faithful CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Karen and Susan Beardslee (CO) and Vanessa Rhodes, finished his Championship with a major on Dec. 5 in CA, under Glenn Fancy!

  • Dec. 7, 2003 -- In MD, 10-month-old Jetta, Salasana Silver Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned and handled by Judy Terchek (MD), earned a ribbon in the NAHRA Puppy/Beginner field stake!

  • Dec. 7, 2003 -- In MD, 2-year-old Tink, *SR* Claymore's Tinker Bell CD JH CGC (Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Peter Alea (VA) and Al Jenkins (MD), qualified in both tests to finish her NAHRA Started Retriever title, trained and handled by Peter! Tink was 4 for 4 in her SR as well as her JH!

  • Dec. 6 - 7, 2003 -- In WI, 22-month-old Jewel, TLC's Starlit Superior Jewel CD *NA* CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Tom and Glenna Sprague DVM (MI) and handled by Tom, finished her NA title in agility on Saturday with first place! Moved up to Open on Sunday, Jewel earned her first OA leg with fourth place!

  • Dec. 6 - 7, 2003 -- In MN, 2-year-old Snicker, Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh CGC (Liver female, Cosmo x. Katie) owned by Linda and Les Conrad (MN) and handled by Dave Slattum, was Best of Opposite; and 16-month-old half sister Larkin, Jettaway’s Light Of The Moon (Cosmo x. Willow) owned and handled by Heather Mishefske (WI), was Reserve, on Saturday under Mrs. Edeltraud Laurin! Larkin wasn't entered on Sunday, but Snicker again was Best of Opposite under Houston Clark.

  • Dec. 5, 2003 -- In MA, 10-month-old Onni, Salasana Golden Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Michelle and Aaron Caplan (MA) and handled by Michelle, was Best of Winners for 2 points, under Sari Brewster Tietjen!
NOVEMBER, 2003
  • Nov. 30, 2003 -- In MN, 16-month-old Luke, Jettaway's Northern Lights (Cosmo x. Willow), bred and owned by Heidi and Jon Ellefson (WI), was Winners Dog for another point, under Betty Sandberg! See photo of Snicker and Luke winning together here!

  • Nov. 29 - 30, 2003 -- In MN, 2-year-old Snicker, Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh CGC (Liver female, Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Linda and Les Conrad (MN) and handled by Dave Slattum, won Best of Breed both days, under Helen Miller Fisher and Betty Sandberg!

  • Nov. 21 - 23, 2003 -- In AL, 2-year-old Faith, Kaydin's Finding Faith CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), breeder-owner handled by Vanessa Rhodes, won the points 2 out of 3 days, under R. J. Moore and Estelle B. Cohen! These wins are especially meaningful as it's been over a year since Vanessa has been well enough to enter a show . . . we wish for her a full recovery to health, and continued success!

  • Nov. 23, 2003 -- In FL, 9-month-old Lucy, Salasana Flaming Arrow (Liver, Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Katy Postrozny (FL), won Puppy Sporting Group One at the Pasco KC match!

  • Nov. 23, 2003 -- A new Champion! At the CRFCRC Supported Entry show in MD, 9-month-old Eagle, *Ch.* Salasana Double Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja) owned by Blazin Kennels (MD), won Best of Winners for a 4-point major under James Burns, finishing his Championship with 3 majors!

  • Nov. 22, 2003 -- At the NEFCRC Supported Entry show in MA, 9-month-old Riley, Flatford Autumn Equinox (Cosmo x. Bonus), owned by Nancy Brown (CT) and Mary Farwell and handled by Rick Krieger, won Best of Winners for the 5 point major under Bettyann Hale, in an entry of 18-27-(8-2)-6!

  • Nov. 22, 2003 -- At the FCRCI Supported Entry show in IL, 16-month-old Luke, Jettaway's Northern Lights (Cosmo x. Willow), bred and owned by Heidi and Jon Ellefson (WI), won Best in Puppy Sweeps, under Shelly Spencer Marx! In the regular class judging at the same show, brother Connor, Jettaway's Seventh Heaven, was Reserve Winners Dog to the 5 point major, under Sydney Marx! Their mom Willow, Ch. Jettaway's Wild Water Willow JH NA WCX Can WC CGC, was Best of Opposite!

  • Nov. 22, 2003 -- At the CRFCRC Supported Entry show in MD, 9-month-old Eagle, Salasana Double Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja) owned by Blazin Kennels (MD), won Best of Opposite in Puppy Sweeps, under Carol Brown! At the same show, his 8-year-old dad Cosmo (Major x. Ravin), won the Working Dog class and made all the cuts in Best of Breed, under Don Evans! There were many memorable moments . . . Eagle and Sky both won their 9-12 month puppy classes each time they went in the ring, and Cosmo's mother Ravin, Ch. SR Lyric Queen Of The Mountain CDX JH NA NAJ WCX CGC Can CD WC (Topper x. Reggae Rocker), won her Veteran Sweeps class at the age of 13 and a half years!

  • Nov. 18, 2003 -- In CT, 21-month-old Cody, TLC Starlight Of The Rockies *CGC* (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Nancy and James Brown (CT) and handled by Nancy, earned his Canine Good Citizen designation!

  • Nov. 15 - 16, 2003 -- In VA, 2-year-old Atticus, Ch. Claymore's Mockingbird of TudorHill (Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Beverly McWhirter (WV), earned 2 NAP and 1 NJP Legs in agility, with a first and two 2nd placements!

  • Nov. 15 - 16, 2003 -- In FL, 9-month-old Lucy, Salasana Flaming Arrow (Liver, Cosmo x. Ronja), owner handled by Katy Postrozny (FL), won Best of Breed Puppy on Saturday under Robert Ennis, and her first point on Sunday under Ann Hearn !

  • Nov. 9, 2003 -- The Whazthat litter has arrived in Oregon! Reba, Ch. Whazthat Plain Brown Wrapper, owned by Jeanne Allen, whelped 2 black males, 1 liver male, and 2 liver females, sired by Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD JH AX NAP NJP WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravn)! See details!

  • Nov. 9, 2003 -- In MD, 9-month-old Eagle, Salasana Double Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja) owned by Blazin Kennels (MD), was shown by Junior Handler Alex to WD, BW and Best of Breed over a special for 2 points under Jan Krohne, giving him 14 points with both majors! At the same show, littermate Sky, Salasana Blazin Arrow, owned by Blazin Kennels and handled by Dawn, won WB and BOS for a point, giving her 9 with a major! Win photo!

  • Nov. 3, 2003 -- Happy 2nd birthday to the Yahtaris litter (Cosmo x. Eva), bred by Jessica Sedivy!

  • Nov. 2, 2003 -- At the NEFCRC fun field day in CT, 9-month-old Riley, Flatford Autumn Equinox (Cosmo x. Bonus), owned by Nancy Brown (CT) and Mary Farwell, won first place in her stake, and 21-month-old Cody, TLC Starlight Of The Rockies (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Nancy and James Brown, placed 4th in his stake!

  • Nov. 2, 2003 – At the 15th Annual Wisconsin Dog Fair put on by the Badger Kennel Club, the flat-coat breed booth (one of about 50) was well represented by 15-month-old littermates Larkin, Jettaway’s Light Of The Moon owned by Heather Mishefske, and Phoebe, Jettaway’s New Moon (Cosmo x. Willow) owned by Scott and Cary Reich!

  • Nov. 1 - 2, 2003 -- In OR, 9-month-old Abbie, Flatford's Summer Skyline (Cosmo x. Bonus), owned by Laura Fordice and Mary Farwell, won a point each day under Ronald Menaker and George Marquis, giving her 5 with a major!

  • Nov. 1 - 2, 2003 -- At the MAFCRC Supported Entry weekend in PA, 8-month-old Eagle, Salasana Double Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD), won Best of Opposite Sex in Puppy Sweeps on Saturday under Jennifer Andrews; and Best Winners for the 5 point major on Sunday under Doug Windsor! Eagle now has 12 points with both majors!!

  • Nov. 1, 2003 – Congratulations to these 8-month-old littermates out of Cosmo x. Ronja on their show debut in Finland, under judge Paavo Mattila!

    • Salma, Salasana Bright Arrow, owned by breeder Piia Ulvinen, won Best of Breed Puppy and HP (Prize of Honor);

    • Sulo, Salasana Shooting Arrow, owned by Anneli and Tapio Nevalaine, won Best of Opposite Sex Puppy and HP; and

    • Little Ronja, Salasana Red Arrow, owned by Minna Karvinen and Piia Ulvinen, won HP!
OCTOBER, 2003
  • Oct. 31, 2003 -- And now he's a Grandpa! Cosmo's daughter Reggae, Ch. SR. TLC Shalyn Rhythm O' The Island CD NAP CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned by Sherri Lilley (VA), whelped a litter of 4 girls, all black, sired by Dino, Ch. Blazin's Carpe Diem CDX SH WCX CGC HOF (Zeus x. Augie). See details!

  • Oct. 30, 2003 -- In VA, a big Best of Breed win for Cosmo! From the Veteran Dog class, Cosmo (Major x. Ravin) won the breed over 6 other male specials, under Honey Anne Glendinning! Cosmo has only been shown a few times this year, and today he reminded me what a thrill it is to let him take me around the ring.

  • Oct. 26, 2003 -- In MD, 2-year-old Tink, Claymore's Tinker Bell CD JH CGC (Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Peter Alea (VA) and Al Jenkins (MD), earned her 2nd NAHRA Started Retriever leg, trained and handled by Peter!

  • Oct. 25 - 26, 2003 -- In SD, 2-year-old Snicker, Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh CGC (Liver female, Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Linda and Les Conrad (MN) and handled by Dave Slattum, won Best of Breed both days, under Wayne Bousek and John Lawreck!

  • Oct. 25, 2003 -- In FL, 8-month-old Lucy, Salasana Flaming Arrow (Liver, Cosmo x. Ronja), owner handled by Katy Postrozny (FL), won Best Puppy In Match!

  • Oct. 19, 2003 -- At the International All-Breed Canine Association show in MN, 15-month-old Connor, Jettaway's Seventh Heaven (Cosmo x. Willow), bred and owned by Heidi and Jon Ellefson (WI), received a rating of SG-1 from the 14-18 month class, the highest rating a puppy can receive. Connor also won Puppy Sporting Group 2, and Reserve Best in Show in the Puppy Bred By Exhibitor competition!

  • Oct. 18, 2003 -- In MD, 2-year-old Tink, Claymore's Tinker Bell CD *JH* CGC (Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Peter Alea (VA) and Al Jenkins (MD), finished her Junior Hunter title, trained and handled by Peter! Tink completed her title in 4 consecutive tests!

  • Oct. 18, 2003 -- In NJ, 8-month-old Sky, Salasana Blazin Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD), won Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite over a special for a point, under Donald Sturz! At the same show, brother Eagle, Salasana Double Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), was Reserve Winners Dog and Best Puppy!

  • Oct. 16, 2003 -- Congratulations to Snicker, Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh CGC (Liver, Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Linda and Les Conrad (MN), and Luna, Ch. Kaydin's Leap Of Faith CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Charlotte O'Tiarnaigh and Scott Altmann (NJ) and Vanessa Rhodes, for being in the Top 25 Flat-Coats and receiving invitations to the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Show! These 2-year-old Cosmo daughters are among the Top 10 Flat-Coat bitches in the country, and we are very proud of them and their breeders and owners!!

  • Oct. 12, 2003 -- In WI, 20-month-old Jewel, TLC's Starlit Superior Jewel CD CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Tom and Glenna Sprague DVM (MI), earned her first NA leg! Tom and Jewel placed 2nd out of 30 in the 24" Novice A standard agility class!

  • Oct. 11, 2003 -- In OR, at the NWFCRC Supported Entry show, 8-month-old Abbie, Flatford's Summer Skyline (Cosmo x. Bonus), owned by Laura Fordice and Mary Farwell, won Best of Winners for a 3 point major under James White, and also won the Puppy Sporting Group!

  • Oct. 11, 2003 – In Finland, 8-month-old Salma, Salasana Bright Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by her breeder Piia Ulvinen (Finland), passed the Retriever Test held by Finland’s Retriever Association! For a description of this test, click here.

  • Oct. 11, 2003 -- In MD, 8-month-old Eagle, Salasana Double Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD) and handled by Dawn, won Best of Winners for a 3 point major, under Charles Olvis! Eagle now has 7 points. Sister Jetta, Salasana Silver Arrow, owned and handled by Judy Terchek (MD) won her class at the same show!

  • Oct. 11, 2003 -- In NJ, 2-year-old Luna, Ch. Kaydin's Leap Of Faith CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Charlotte O'Tiarnaigh and Scott Altmann (NJ) and Vanessa Rhodes and handled by Charlotte, won Best of Opposite, under Meredith Johnson-Snyder!

  • Oct. 10, 2003 -- In MD, 8-month-old Eagle, Salasana Double Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD) and handled by Dawn, won Best of Winners for another point, under Bonnie Threlfall!

  • Oct. 4, 2003 -- In VA, 2-year-old Tink, Claymore's Tinker Bell CD CGC (Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Peter Alea (VA) and Al Jenkins (MD), earned her 3rd JH leg, trained and handled by Peter!
SEPTEMBER, 2003
  • Sept. 27, 2003 -- In VA, 2-year-old Tink, Claymore's Tinker Bell CD CGC (Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Peter Alea (VA) and Al Jenkins (MD), earned her 2nd JH leg, trained and handled by Peter!

  • Sept. 27, 2003 -- In NY, 19-month-old Blue, TLC Bluemoon's Starlight (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Ed Miley and Sue Van Buren (NY), won 2 points under Jeanette McGinnis from the Bred-By Exhibitor class, handled by Sue!

  • Sept. 20 - 21, 2003 -- In TX, just turned 3-year-old Drummer, TLC's Survivor-Special Delivery *NA* CGC TT (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Georgette Palinkas (TX), finished his NA title and earned two NAJ legs, with first place in the 24" class each time!

  • Sept. 21, 2003 -- In FL, 7-month-old Lucy, Salasana Flaming Arrow (Liver, Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Katy Postrozny (FL), made her show ring debut at the Supported Entry weekend, taking Reserve to the 4 point major, under Sandra Goose Allen!

  • Sept. 21, 2003 -- In PA, 7-month-old Eagle, Salasana Double Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD) and handled by Dawn, picked up another point, under Douglas Gaudin!

  • Sept. 16, 2003 -- Happy 3rd birthday to Cosmo's first litter, the TLC kids (Cosmo x. Ashley), bred by Sue Van Buren!

  • Sept. 14, 2003 -- In NY, 19-month-old Crystal, TLC Starlite's First Gleaming CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Terry and Margaret Uminsky and Sue Van Buren (NY) and handled by Margaret, won match adult Sporting Group One *and* scored 190 for 2nd place in Pre-Novice obedience!

  • Sept. 13 - 14, 2003 -- In MN, 14-month-old Luke, Jettaway's Northern Lights (Cosmo x. Willow), bred and owned by Heidi and Jon Ellefson (WI), was Best of Winners for 2 points each day, under Cynthia Sommers and Paula Hartinger!

  • Sept. 13 - 14, 2003 -- In MN, 2-year-old Snicker, Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh CGC (Liver female, Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Linda and Les Conrad (MN), was Best of Opposite both days in an entry of 3-5-(2-2), under Cynthia Sommers and Paula Hartinger! Update: Snicker continues to be ranked in the Top 20 by flat-coats defeated year to date (Canine Chronicle, through Aug. 31)!

  • Sept. 13, 2003 -- In PA, 2-year-old Luna, Ch. Kaydin's Leap Of Faith CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Charlotte O'Tiarnaigh and Scott Altmann (NJ) and Vanessa Rhodes and handled by Charlotte, won Best of Breed with 9 FCR's entered, under Elizabeth Muthard!

  • Sept. 6 - 7, 2003 -- In PA, 19-month-old Blue, TLC Bluemoon's Starlight (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Ed Miley and Sue Van Buren (NY), qualified both days for his 2nd and 3rd JH legs!

  • Sept. 6 - 7, 2003 -- In IA, 29-month-old Snicker, Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh CGC (Liver female, Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Linda and Les Conrad (MN) and handled by Dave Slattum, won Best of Breed both days, under Frank Summerside and Christina Hubbell!

  • Sept. 1, 2003 -- At the NCA shows in NY, 19-month-old Blue, TLC Bluemoon's Starlight (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Ed Miley and Sue Van Buren (NY), won Group 2 and 3! A nice start toward his NCA Championship. Blue also has 1 CD leg and 1 JH leg, and is pointed in Canada.

  • Sept., 2003 -- In MI, 19-month-old TLC's Starlit Superior Jewel CD *CGC* (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Tom and Glenna Sprague DVM (MI), earned her CGC! Tom and Jewel have started their second hunting season with a successful pheasant hunt!
AUGUST, 2003
  • Aug. 30, 2003 -- In NJ, 6-month-old Sky, Salasana Blazin Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels and handled by Dawn, picked up 2 points under Finnish judge Eeva Rautala! Sky now has 7 points. Her litter brother Eagle, Salasana Double Arrow, also owned by Blazin Kennels, was Reserve to the 4 point major in dogs at the same show! In their first 3 shows, both Eagle and Sky have come away with the points or Reserve each time!

  • Aug. 24, 2003 -- In MA, 6-month-old Sky, Salasana Blazin Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels and handled by Dawn, won the 5 point major under Marilyn Spacht! Sky's litter brother Eagle, Salasana Double Arrow, also owned by Blazin Kennels, was Reserve to the major at the same show!

  • Aug. 24, 2003 -- In MN, 13-month-old Connor, Jettaway's Seventh Heaven (Cosmo x. Willow), bred and owned by Heidi and Jon Ellefson (WI), was Reserve to a 5-point major, under Dr. Spritzer!

  • Aug. 23, 2003 -- In MA, 28-month-old Chase, Ch. Kaydin's Knight of Faith CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Shannon and Sherry Walker (MA) and Vanessa Rhodes and handled by Shannon, made the cut in Best of Breed at the Supported Entry (with 46 flat-coats entered), under Christine Pollender!

  • Aug. 21, 2003 -- In MA, 18-month-old Cody, TLC Starlight Of The Rockies (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Nancy and James Brown (CT) and handled by Rick Krieger, was Best of Winners for 2 points, under Eva Berg!

  • Aug. 17, 2003 -- In MD, 6-month-old Eagle, Salasana Double Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD) and handled by Dawn, was Best of Winners for 2 points under Betsy Horn Humer, at his first show! Eagle's litter sister Sky, Salasana Blazin Arrow, also owned by Blazin Kennels, was Reserve at the same show! The Finland babies are off to a great start in their show careers!

  • Aug. 16 - 17, 2003 -- In CO, 28-month-old Geyser, Kaydin's Old Faithful CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Karen and Susan Beardslee (CO) and Vanessa Rhodes and handled by Karen, was Best of Winners for 2 points under Mrs. Edeltraud Laurin on Saturday, and Winners Dog for another point under Bud DiDonato on Sunday! Geyser now has 12 points with a major!

  • Aug. 16, 2003 -- A new Champion! In MA, 28-month-old Chase, *Ch.* Kaydin's Knight of Faith CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Shannon and Sherry Walker (MA) and Vanessa Rhodes and handled by Shannon, was Best of Winners for 2 points, to finish his Championship under Cherie Berger!

  • Aug. 10, 2003 -- In CO, 28-month-old Geyser, Kaydin's Old Faithful CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Karen and Susan Beardslee (CO) and Vanessa Rhodes and handled by Karen, picked up another point under Paula Nykiel, giving him 9 with a major!

  • Aug. 9 - 10, 2003 -- In TX, 2-year-old Drummer, TLC's Survivor-Special Delivery CGC TT (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Georgette Palinkas (TX), earned his first two NA legs at his first agility trials, with first place both days!

  • Aug. 7, 2003 -- The Flatford *repeat* litter has arrived in Illinois: 5 girls and 2 boys whelped by Mary and Marv Farwell's Bonus, Ch. Flatford Promises, Promises JH (Promise x. Velvet). The proud dad is Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD JH AX NAP NJP WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin). See details or newborn puppy photos!

  • Aug. 3, 2003 -- In NY, 18-month-old Crystal, TLC Starlite's First Gleaming CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Terry and Margaret Uminsky and Sue Van Buren (NY), won first place in the Pre-Novice Obedience class, and High in Match!

  • Aug. 3, 2003 -- In WI, 12-month old Larkin, Jettaway's Light of The Moon (Cosmo x. Willow), owned by Heather Mischefske and Heidi and Jon Ellefson (WI) and handled by Heather, was Best of Winners for a point, under Robert J. Moore!

  • Aug. 2 - 3, 2003 -- In WI, 28-month-old Snicker, Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh CGC (Liver female, Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Linda and Les Conrad (MN), won Best of Breed both days, under Robert Forsyth and Robert J. Moore! Snicker, handled by Dave Slattum, has won the Breed at her last 6 shows in a row! Update: Snicker is ranked in the Top 20 by flat-coats defeated year to date (Canine Chronicle, through July 31)!

  • Aug. 2 - 3, 2003 -- In PA and NJ, 27-month-old Luna, Ch. Kaydin's Leap Of Faith CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Charlotte O'Tiarnaigh and Scott Altmann (NJ) and Vanessa Rhodes and handled by Charlotte, won Best of Breed both days in entries of 9 flat-coats, under William P. Dwelly and Thomas J. Feneis!
JULY, 2003
  • July 27, 2003 -- In WI, 12-month-old Connor, Jettaway's Seventh Heaven (Cosmo x. Willow), bred and owned by Heidi and Jon Ellefson (WI), was Best of Winners for 2 points, under Miss Kimberly Anne Meredith! On Saturday, Connor was Reserve to the major, under Finnish judge Ms. Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen!

  • July 18, 2003 -- In NY, 27-month-old Luna, Ch. Kaydin's Leap Of Faith CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Charlotte O'Tiarnaigh and Scott Altmann (NJ) and Vanessa Rhodes and handled by Charlotte, won Best of Breed over a ranked male special, under Charlotte McGowan!

  • July 13, 2003 -- In IL, 20-month-old Maisy, Yahtaris Moon Over Clarenjoy CGC (Cosmo x. Eva), owned by Joyce Ann Krueger (IL), won another point, under Bernard Schwartz!

  • July 11, 12, and 13, 2003 -- In MN, 28-month-old Snicker, Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh CGC (Liver female, Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Linda and Les Conrad (MN), won Best of Breed all 3 days, over a ranked male special in entries of 9 to 15 flat-coats, under the following judges: Dr. Lee Anthony Reasin; last year's Specialty judge James Reynolds; and Mrs. James Edward (Anne Rogers) Clark! Snicker, handled by Dave Slattum, has won the Breed at her last 4 shows in a row!

  • July 9 and 10, 2003 -- In NH, 17-month-old Cody, TLC Starlight Of The Rockies (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Nancy and James Brown (CT), won Best of Breed for a point each day, under Ann Hearn and Miguel Angel Martinez!

  • July 8, 2003 -- Happy 1st Birthday to the Jettaway litter (Cosmo x. Willow) bred by Jon and Heidi Ellefson -- Connor, Luke, Larkin, Phoebe, River and Blue! And in loving memory of Miss Yellow Ribbon and Envy.

  • July 6, 2003 -- In NY, 17-month-old Blue, TLC Bluemoon's Starlight (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), earned his first JH leg in the WNY retriever hunt test at the Tonawanda Wildlife Reserve, owner trained and handled by Ed Miley!

  • July 6, 2003 -- In MN, 20-month-old Jay, Yahtaris My Janus Sky Dancer (Cosmo x. Eva), breeder/owner handled by Jessica Sedivy (MN), won Best of Breed in an entry of 10 flat-coats, under J. S. Covey, for 2 more points! Jay now has 11 points with 3 majors. His younger half-brother Connor, Jettaway's Seventh Heaven (Cosmo x. Willow), was Reserve!

  • July 6, 2003 -- In IL, 20-month-old Maisy, Yahtaris Moon Over Clarenjoy CGC (Cosmo x. Eva), owned by Joyce Ann Krueger (IL), won Best of Breed under Mrs. George John Wanner, for another point!

  • July 5, 2003 -- In MA, 26-month-old Chase, Kaydin's Knight of Faith CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Shannon and Sherry Walker (MA) and Vanessa Rhodes and handled by Shannon, won Best of Winners for a 4-point major under Christine Pollender, giving him 14 points with 3 majors!

  • July 5, 2003 -- In MN, 27-month-old Snicker, Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh CGC (Liver female, Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Linda and Les Conrad (MN), won Best of Breed in an entry of 12 flat-coats, under Anne Katona!

  • July 3, 2003 -- In MA, 2-year-old Ch. TLC Carry The Torch Chance CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley), owner trained and handled by Judy Riedel (CT), earned his first CD leg from the Novice A class!

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JUNE, 2003

  • June 29, 2003 -- In MA, 26-month-old Chase, Kaydin's Knight of Faith CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Shannon and Sherry Walker (MA) and Vanessa Rhodes and handled by Shannon, won Best of Breed for another point, under Carl Liepmann, giving him 10 points with both majors!

  • June 22, 2003 -- In NY, 26-month-old Luna, Ch. Kaydin's Leap Of Faith CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Charlotte O'Tiarnaigh and Scott Altmann (NJ) and Vanessa Rhodes and handled by Scott today (his ring debut!), won Best of Breed, under Mrs. Edeltraud Laurin!

  • June 21 - 22, 2003 -- In MD, 2-year-old Reggae, Ch. SR TLC Shalyn Rhythm O' The Island CD *NAP* CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Sherri Lilley (VA), earned her second and third NAP legs in agility for the title, with a clean run 2nd place, and a 3rd place!

  • June 15, 2003 -- In NJ, 26-month-old Luna, Ch. Kaydin's Leap Of Faith CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Charlotte O'Tiarnaigh and Scott Altmann (NJ) and Vanessa Rhodes and handled by Charlotte, won Best of Breed over a ranked male special, under Dana Cline!

  • June 14, 2003 -- In MI, 16-month-old TLC's Starlit Superior Jewel *CD* (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Tom and Glenna Sprague DVM (MI) and handled by Tom, finished her CD title with a 190.5, second place!

  • June 14, 2003 -- In FL, 4-month-old Lucy, Salasana Flaming Arrow (Liver, Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Katy Postrozny (FL), won Puppy Sporting Group 4, at her first match!

  • June 13, 2003 -- In IL, 19-month-old Maisy, Yahtaris Moon Over Clarenjoy CGC (Cosmo x. Eva), owned by Joyce Ann Krueger (IL), won Best of Winners for 2 points, under Eugene Blake!

  • June 8, 2003 -- In MN, 27-month-old Snicker, Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh CGC (Liver, Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Linda and Les Conrad (MN), won Best of Opposite in an entry of 21 flat-coats, under Frank Summerside!

  • June 1, 2003 -- In MD, 3-month-old Sky, Salasana Blazin Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD), won Best Puppy In Match at her first match!

  • June 1, 2003 -- In ND, 18-month-old Jay, Yahtaris My Janus Sky Dancer (Cosmo x. Eva), breeder/owner handled by Jessica Sedivy (MN), won Best of Breed over a special under Rick Chashoudian, for his *third* major! Sister Nikka was RWB.

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MAY, 2003
  • May 31, 2003 -- In ND, 18-month-old littermates (Cosmo x. Eva) Jay, Yahtaris My Janus Sky Dancer, owned by Jessica Sedivy (MN), and Nikka, Yahtaris Melody of My Neona, owned by Sandra Sedivy (MN), won Best of Breed and Best of Opposite, respectively, both for majors, under Keke Kahn! This is Jay's second major win this month!

  • May 24, 2003 -- Father and daughter wins . . . In VA, 8-year-old Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD JH AX NAP NJP WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin), won Best of Breed over specials, from the Veteran Dog class, under Christine Pollender! At the same show, his daughter, 2-year old Reggae, Ch. SR TLC Shalyn Rhythm O' The Island *CD* CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley), won Best of Opposite *and* finished her CD, with 2nd place in Novice B, owner handled by Sherri Lilley!

  • May 11 - 17, 2003 -- A great National Specialty!

    • 8-year-old Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD JH AX NAP *NJP* WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin), was one of 10 dogs to win the Versatility Award for ribbons in 3 sports at the Specialty, and he was the *only* one to do it with ribbons in all 4 sports! Cosmo made the cut in Veteran Sweeps 7-9 Years and Stud Dogs and won first place in Working Retriever Dogs; qualified in Junior Hunter; won first place in his agility class with a clean run to finish his NJP title; and placed third in Veterans Obedience with a 191. The week concluded with his appearance in the Ring of Honor and his induction into the Hall of Fame. See photos of Cosmo at the Specialty here!

    • 13-year-old Ravin, Ch. SR Lyric Queen Of The Mountain CDX JH NA NAJ WCX CGC Can CD WC (Topper x. Reggae Rocker), owned by Dawn Buttion and Marty Archambeault, won fourth place in Veteran Sweeps 11+ year Bitches, and first place in regular class 11+ Veteran Bitches!

    • 2-year-old Tink, Claymore's Tinker Bell CD CGC (Cosmo x. Katie), earned her first JH leg!

    • 2-year old China, Ch. TLC Agape's Treasure Chest NAJ CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley), won first place in her agility class!

    • 2-year old Reggae, Ch. SR TLC Shalyn Rhythm O' The Island CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley), earned her second CD leg, and made the cut in Best of Breed!

    • China and Reggae (Cosmo x. Ashley) helped their mom place second in Brood Bitches!

    • 15-month-old Blue, TLC Bluemoon's Starlight (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), placed third in 12-18 Month Dogs!

    • 10-month old Connor, Jettaway's Seventh Heaven (Cosmo x. Willow), placed third in 9-12 Month Dogs!

    • 10-month old Larkin, Jettaway's Light of The Moon (Cosmo x. Willow), made the cut in both 9-12 Month Sweeps and regular 9-12 Month Bitches!

    • Top FCR Junior Handler for 2002 went to Karen Beardslee handling Geyser, Kaydin's Old Faithful CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon)!

    I was very proud of ALL the Cosmo kids and other Reggae Rocker and Waylynn descendants who were at the Specialty!

  • May 10, 2003 -- In MN, 18-month-old Jay, Yahtaris My Janus Sky Dancer (Cosmo x. Eva), bred, owned and handled by Jessica Sedivy (MN), won Winners Dog and Best of Opposite over a ranked male special for a major, under Dana Cline!

  • May 3 - 4, 2003 -- In WI, 9-month-old Connor, Jettaway's Seventh Heaven (Cosmo x. Willow), bred and owned by Jon and Heidi Ellefson (WI), was Best of Winners for 2 points on under Larry Kereluke, and Winners Dog for 2 points under Richard Lake!

  • May 4, 2003 -- In NJ, 24-month-old Luna, Ch. Kaydin's Leap Of Faith CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Charlotte O'Tiarnaigh and Scott Altmann (NJ) and Vanessa Rhodes and handled by Charlotte, won Best of Opposite in a large entry, under Klaus Anselm!

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APRIL, 2003
  • April 27, 2003 -- In NY, 14-month-old Crystal, TLC Starlite's First Gleaming *CGC* (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Terry and Margaret Uminsky and Sue Van Buren (NY), earned her Canine Good Citizen!

  • April 27, 2003 -- In VA, 2-year-old Reggae, Ch. SR TLC Shalyn Rhythm O' The Island CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned by Sherri Lilley (VA), earned her first CD leg with a 191.5 in Novice B!

  • April 21, 2003 -- Happy 8th birthday to my best friend, Cosmo!

  • April 19 - 20, 2003 -- In WI, 14-month-old TLC's Starlit Superior Jewel (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Tom and Glenna Sprague DVM (MI), earned 2 CD legs!

  • April 19, 2003 -- In VA, 25-month-old Tink, Claymore's Tinker Bell CD CGC (Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Peter Alea (VA) and Al Jenkins (MD), earned her first NAHRA Started Retriever pass!

  • April 19, 2003 -- In VA, 24-month-old Luna, Ch. Kaydin's Leap Of Faith CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Charlotte O'Tiarnaigh and Scott Altmann (NJ) and Vanessa Rhodes and handled by Charlotte, won Best of Opposite under Michael Faulkner!

  • April 13, 2003 -- In VA, 2-year-old Reggae, Ch. SR TLC Shalyn Rhythm O' The Island CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned by Sherri Lilley (VA), earned her first NAP leg!

  • April 12, 2003 -- In VA, Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD JH AX *NAP* WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin), finished his NAP agility title!

  • April 8, 2003 -- Happy 2nd Birthday to the Kaydin litter (Cosmo x. Jaxon) bred by Vanessa Rhodes -- Ch. Luna CGC, Chase CGC, Faith CGC, and Geyser CGC!

  • April 6, 2003 -- Happy 13th Birthday to Ravin, Ch. SR Lyric Queen Of The Mountain CDX JH NA NAJ WCX CGC Can CD WC (Topper x. Reggae Rocker), owned by Dawn Buttion, Marty Archambeault and their sons Colin and Bryce. See Ravin's page!

  • April 5 - 6, 2003 -- In his Preferred agility debut in VA, Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD JH AX WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin), had 4 clean runs, 3 firsts, all 15-26 seconds under course time, for 2 NAP and 2 NJP legs!

  • April 5 - 6, 2003 -- In KS, 23-month-old Geyser, Kaydin's Old Faithful CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Karen and Susan Beardslee (CO) and Vanessa Rhodes and handled by Karen, won Best of Winners for a point each day under the Kauffmans! Geyser now has 8 points with a major.

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MARCH, 2003
  • March 29, 2003 -- At the CRFCRC match in MD, Ravin, Ch. SR Lyric Queen Of The Mountain CDX JH NA NAJ WCX CGC Can CD WC (Topper x. Reggae Rocker), owned by Dawn Buttion and Marty Archambeault, won Best Veteran in Match! Ravin will turn *13 years old* on April 6.

  • March 22, 2003 -- In IA, 24-month-old Snicker, Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh CGC (Liver, Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Linda and Les Conrad (MN), won Best of Breed in an entry of 6 flat-coats, under Dana Cline!

  • March 19, 2003 -- Two weeks short of her 13th birthday, a loving farewell to Lyric's Violets Loch Nessie (Topper x. Reggae Rocker), steadfast companion of the Pegler family.

  • March 13, 2003 -- Our heavy hearts mark the passing of Katie, Ch. WR Lyric's Kay CD SH WCX CGC TDI (Tomas x. Waylynn), beloved companion of Al Jenkins, at the age of 8 years.

  • March 9, 2003 -- At the FCRSA/MAFCRC Supported Entry show in MD, Ravin, Ch. SR Lyric Queen Of The Mountain CDX JH NA NAJ WCX CGC Can CD WC (Topper x. Reggae Rocker), owned by Dawn Buttion and Marty Archambeault, won Best of Opposite in Veteran Sweepstakes under Gale Young!

  • March 9, 2003 -- In NY, 23-month-old Luna, Ch. Kaydin's Leap Of Faith CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Charlotte O'Tiarnaigh and Scott Altmann (NJ) and Vanessa Rhodes and handled by Charlotte, won Best of Breed under Bonnie Threlfall!

  • March 8, 2003 -- Happy 2nd Birthday to the Claymore litter (Cosmo x. Katie) bred by Al Jenkins -- Tink CD CGC, Ch. Snicker CGC, Ch. Atticus, Marlowe CGC, Scout, Jasper and Cosmo!

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FEBRUARY, 2003
  • Feb. 22, 2003 -- Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR *U-CDX* U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD JH AX WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin), qualified in 2 UKC obedience trials with 2nd and 3rd place in Open B, finishing his U-CDX title!

  • Feb. 19, 2003 -- 22-month-old Luna is in the Top 10! Ch. Kaydin's Leap Of Faith CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Charlotte O'Tiarnaigh and Scott Altmann (NJ) and Vanessa Rhodes and handled by Charlotte, is ranked in the Top 10 Flat-Coats year to date (Canine Chronicle)!

  • Feb. 15, 2003 -- In WI, 7-month-old Connor, Jettaway's Seventh Heaven (Cosmo x. Willow), bred and owned by Jon and Heidi Ellefson (WI), was Reserve to the 4-point major from the Bred By Exhibitor class, under Bettie Krause!

  • Feb. 15, 2003 -- Happy 8th birthday to the 2nd Lyric litter: Katie, Kesey, Jesse, Rosie, Rhett, Perdie, and Lorelei (Tomas x. Waylynn)! And in loving memory of their brothers, Ajax and Reilly.

  • Feb. 5, 2003 -- The Salasana litter has arrived in Finland! 13 puppies: 5 black males, 2 liver males, 5 black females, and 1 liver female, whelped by Piia Ulvinen's Ronja, Mei Dan Haukansilmä, sired by Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CD U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD JH AX WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin). See Details or puppy photos!

  • Feb. 1, 2003 -- Happy first birthday to the TLC repeat litter (Cosmo x. Ashley) pups -- Crystal, Jewel, Blue, Cody, Shadow, Maximus, Canuk, and Sir Finnegan!

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JANUARY, 2003

  • Jan. 25, 2003 -- At the NEMD KC match, 22-month-old Tink, Claymore's Tinker Bell CD CGC (Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Peter Alea (VA) and Al Jenkins (MD), won adult Sporting Group One, under Helen Horn!

  • Jan. 23, 2003 -- Three girls and a boy! The Flatford litter sired by Cosmo has arrived in Illinois, whelped by Mary and Marv Farwell's Bonus, Ch. Flatford Promises, Promises JH. See details or puppy photos!

  • Jan. 18 - 21, 2003 -- In NJ and MA, 21-month-old littermates Luna, Ch. Kaydin's Leap Of Faith *CGC*, and Chase, Kaydin's Knight of Faith *CGC* (Cosmo x. Jaxon), earned their Canine Good Citizen designations! Luna also won Best of Breed under Ms. Jane Roppolo!

  • Jan. 18, 2003 -- In MN, 22-month-old Snicker, Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh *CGC* (Liver, Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Linda and Les Conrad (MN), earned her Canine Good Citizen designation!

  • Jan. 12, 2003 -- In NY, 11-month-old Blue, TLC Bluemoon's Starlight (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Ed Miley and Sue Van Buren (NY), earned his first CD leg!

  • Jan. 11, 2003 -- A new Champion! In MA, 21-month-old Luna, *Ch.* Kaydin's Leap Of Faith (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Charlotte O'Tiarnaigh and Scott Altmann (NJ) and Vanessa Rhodes and handled by Charlotte, won Best of Breed over specials for a 5-point major to finish, under Michael Faulkner!

  • Jan. 4, 2003 -- In MN, 21-month-old Snicker, Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh (Liver, Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Linda and Les Conrad (MN), won Best of Opposite under Charlotte McGowan, in an entry of over 30 flat-coats!

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