Gamble was 5th top winning Golden Retriever in Canada that year, having only been shown a few times.
Ch. Carolee's Bran Muffin Am. & Can. CD, Can. WC
Born April 4th 1977 - December 21, 1990
Her Sire -Am/Can. Ch.HGL's GoldenPine Gibson Solo,Can/Am. CD and WC.
Her Dam - Can. Ch. Carolee's Cafe au Lait, Can/Am. CD & WC GRCC OD.
At her debut, October 1977, Muffin won 1st in Junior Puppy at the GardenStateRegional Specialty, New Jersey.
Muffin had a whirlwind entry into the ring and achieved this record by April, 4 1978.
In Canada, Muffin got three Best of Breeds, one from Junior Puppy class each time over Specials and a multi B.I.S Golden, two Sporting Group 3rds, oneSporting Group 1st (Sportsmen's Show), seven Best Puppy in Group, and took two Best Puppy in Show the same week, March, 1978.
Muffin (just under a year of age) winning at CNSS March 1978
Muffin earned 12 American points and her three majors, including one at a Specialty in Michigan, April 1978, where she was Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex, over an entry of 129, many Specials.
Unfortunately, after two litters and a 4 year hiatus from the ring, Muffin did not finish those last 3 US points, but had Reserve wins from Alabama to California. Muffin did achieve her Am/Can. CD and WC, when she made her home with Kathy O'Connor, one of our instructors, after 7 years of age; Kathy also had 2 females from Muffin's litter.
Muffin was 'Best of Opposite Sex' at the GRCC National Specialty, two years, 1980 & 1981over a large entry.
We are grateful to those who handled Muffin, and to the judges that liked her, helping achieve her remarkable
Carolee's Johnny Be Goode CD, CGC, JH, SH, Can. WC & WCI, Can. /Am. WCX
Joan & Jasper after earning his CGC, May 6, 2001
Living in British Columbia, Jasper has earned several working titles, the latest being his Senior Hunter.
He is trained and handled solely by his owner, Joan Galley.
His Dam - Carolee's One and Only "Sophie". His Sire - Ch. Kyon's Super Trouper.
Jasper is the third Carolee Golden Joan has lovingly owned over the years.
Ch. Carolee's Sovereign Treu CD
Treu was a great friend and hunting companion to Bernard Garich
Muffin, Bumper and Treu, three champion litter- mates, all died at 13, in 1990.
Ch. Meadowlakes Carolee's Miss Magic, Am. & Can. CD
Tia, daughter of Bumper, handled by myself, took the same 5 pt major, at the same show, Fort Detroit Golden Retriever Specialty, defeating about the same number of females, 1983. Wow - we were excited!
Tia was the GRCC Top Show Puppy for 1981. Bumper won Best of Breed and Group Second at the Canadian National Sportsmen's Show, GR Booster, under Nicholas Kay 1980.
Ch. Carolee's Great Expectations, CDX, WC
Riley was another lovely Golden.
He had a wonderful owner, Audrey Bennett that enjoyed working with him. He was ready for a UD but as other circumstances changed he didn't get to the trials.
He was a male of Fable's and his dam was Sherhaven's Carolee's Tabitha, CD.
"Harley" Ch. Carolee's Amazing Grace "Jackson" Ch. Carolee's Stonewall Jackson
Pictured here finishing her Championship in 3 days Handled by Al, Jackson finished his title in ten days.
Ch. Carolee's Keeper of the Hearth
Shown here with Alan in 1989.
This was a 5 point win, with an entry of 54 goldens.
On his way to his championship, Keeper got points from 3 "breeder judges" as did his sire "Gamble".
His dam was "Lacey" and he was a litter brother to "Clipper" who lived in the Maritimes.
Happy Acres Vegas Starlight
Born November 27, 1990.
Vegas, handled by Susan Betts, pictured here on his way to his championship.
A Gamble son from Happy Acres Maid of the Mist, owners, Gary and Susan Stortina, Toronto.
Beckwith's Meadowpond Fable CDX, Am. CD
Beckwith Golden, Beckwiths Meadowpond Fable CDX, Am. CD was awarded GRCC's Top Stud Dog in 1982.
Show pointed and an amazing therapy dog.
We retired Fable to allow him to be happy doing a bit of field and
tracking as well as lots of baby sitting, both babies and puppies which he adored.
Fable also appeared in numerous advertisments.
Fable & grand-daughter "Echo" Ch. Carolee's Echo of Fable CD
(Echo was line bred on Fable. Her dam was 'Harley' Carolee's Amazing Grace, her sire was one of Fable's sons.)