What's New at Amethyst!!
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Amethyst proudly presents *Ch. Titan &
Amethyst's Bailey Boy, who finished his AKC championship at the
tender age of 11 months and 9 days on May 25, 2002. Bailey won
BOB/BOW/WD for a 3-point major in New Castle, PA under Mrs. Beth Speich.
Thank you very much for recognizing this youngster!!
Bailey won Best of Breed 3 out of the 4 days in
Pennsylvania. Thanks to Dick and D Fitzgerald for allowing us to
show their youngster and for their friendship and support!!
Congrats also to Judy Browne (Titan), Bailey's co-breeder!!
Bailey is out of Ch. Timbaray's Dangerous Liaison, CD, JH x Ch. O'Eire
Titan Encore o' Amethyst!!
Congratulations also to Amethyst's Fire of
MacKenna (Patch) on earning WD/BOW under Mr. Joe Tacker in St. Peter, MN
on Saturday, May 25, 2002!! Patch is out of Ch. Glen Oak's Maltese
Falcon, CD, MH x Trial By Fire o' Amethyst, CGC. Patch is owned
and loved by Carmen Schwitzer, St. Paul, MN. Carmen handled Patch
to his win!! Way to go!!
Shojin's Somewhere is Time (Dude) is OFA Good!!
Other May wins and awards:
- Congratulations to Amethyst's Wager With the Wind (Casey) who has just
earned his CGC title!! Congrats Bob Anderson (AK)!!
- Amethyst's Sparkling MacEdan (MacE-Pfeil-WI) on earning his Junior
Hunter title on Saturday, April 28, 2002 one day after he turned 14 months
of age. MacE is out of CH. Glen Oaks' Firedance o' Amethyst x
CH. Clansmen 'n' Amethyst Hi Ground. Congratulations, MacE and Ron
- Titan & Amethyst's Bailey Boy on earning WD/BOS on Saturday, April
27, 2002 under Mr. Arley D. Hussin and then earning WD/BOW/BOB on Sunday,
April 28, 2002 under Mrs. Patricia Leakey Brenner in Marshalltown, IA.
- Tri-Sett Lady Leah Sevenoaks (Emma-Frones-MN) who is a dog we show for
Sally Frones. Emma earned WB/BOW/BOB under Mr. Arley D. Hussin for a
point on Saturday, April 27, 2002. Emma earned WB/BOS on
April 28, 2002 at Marshalltown, IA.
- On Saturday, May 4, 2002 at the Janesville-Beloit Kennel Club Show,
Titan & Amethyst's Bailey boy earned his first major by going Winners
Dog from the puppy class under Mr. Eilliott B.Weiss.
- Amethyst's Sparkling MacEdan won Reserve Winners Dog also under Mr.
- Tri-Sett Lady Leah Sevenoaks won Reserve Winners Bitch under Mr. Weiss
as well. Both MacE's and Emma's reserves were major reserves!!
We proudly salute, Titan & Amethyst's Bailey Boy
(Bailey) (Fitzgerald-WI) who is currently ranked in the top 25 of Gordon
Setters in the United States. Bailey is currently in the running for an
invitation to the AKC/Eukanuba
Classic Invitational to be held in Orlando, FL in December
2002. As breeders of this puppy, we are extremely proud of
his show career, thus far!! Congrats, Dick and Daleen and Bailey!!
Congratulations to Titan & Amethyst's Bailey Boy
(Fitzgerald-WI) on yet another major-reserve from puppy class at the Fond du
Lac Kennel Club Show on Saturday, April 20, 2002. Also congratulations
to his sister, Amethyst's Encore o' Danger (Lacey-Darnick/DaValt-WI) on a
first in her puppy class at her first two shows on Saturday/Sunday, April
20-21, 2002. Finally, congratulations to Titan Making The Grade, CGC
(Grady-Browne-WI) on earning his Canine Good Citizen title. These
youngsters are out of Ch. Timbaray's Dangerous Liaison, CD, JH x Ch. O'Eire
Titan Encore o' Amethyst. The litter was co-bred by Judy Browne (Titan)
and Peggy and Greg DaValt (Amethyst).
Congratulations to Fallon Flights o' Fancy (RB) the
Irish Setter we show for Anne Schilling (WI). RB won WD/BOW for another
point!! Thank you, Mrs. Marcia Foy!! This was at the
Fond du Lac County Kennel Club Show on Saturday,
April 20, 2002.
Congratulations to Amethyst's Aberlour o' Autumn
(Hawk x Storm) who recently received an OFA-Good. Abby is owned by
Bethany Breneman Lathrop, DVM and Peggy DaValt.
Congratulations to Amethyst's Sparkling MacEdan (MacE)
who is out of our Fire x Asti on winning his 2nd and 3rd JH legs the 13th and
14th of April!! We are proud of this young dog and his hunting
ability. Congrats, Ron and Gwen!!
Congratulations to Ron and Gwen Pfeil (WI). Amethyst's
Sparkling MacEdan (MacE) (Fire x Asti) earned his first JH leg with an average
of 9s!! We're very pleased with this lovely young son of Fire and
Asti. Watch for him!! He also earned a Group 2 Sporting puppy at a
Fun Match in Washington County, WI on April 7, 2002.
Finally, congratulations to RB the Irish Setter we show for Anne
Schilling. He earned 4th in a large open dog class in Arlington Heights,
IL on Sunday, April 7, 2002 under Dr. Klaus Anselm. His full sister,
Jackie, earned a 3-point major!! Congrats to Ann Alves.
Congratulations to Bailey and his brother, Clifford!! We are proud to
announce that Titan & Amethyst's Bailey Boy (Fitzgerald-WI) and Amethyst's
Tristan Traveler (Farias-TX) have reason to celebrate. Bailey earned
two more show points in South Sioux City, NE on March 30-31. He also
earned Best of Breed Puppy honors and a Group 2 Sporting Puppy under Mrs.
Patricia Trotter. Mrs. Lorraine Bosso awarded him WD/BOW the next
day. He then earned two more points on April 6-7 in Arlington Heights,
IL. He won Best of Breed/Best of Winners and Best Puppy under Mrs. Keke
Kahn and a Group 4 Sporting Puppy under Mrs. Ann D. Hearn. On Sunday,
Dr. Klaus Anselm awarded him BOB/BOW/WD. Bailey now has 6 points and
he's not even 10 months old yet!!
Imagine our surprise when we got back from Nebraska when there was a voice
mail message from Kerry Farias. She told us that Clifford earned a
3-point major at his VERY FIRST show under Mr. Edd E. Biven in Texas.
Congratulations to Kerry and Tristan Farias on this fine showing. We
couldn't be more proud of your youngster!! Keep up the great work!!
On March 17, 2001 we lost our beloved Ch. Daybreak
Blue's Brother (Trouble). We remember him today (3.17.2002) and if you'd
like to see the memorial for Trouble please click
On Sunday, March 3, 2002, we showed
Titan & Amethyst's Bailey Boy (Bailey), Amethyst's Jazzy Aidan, JH,
CGC, TDI (Aidan) and RB the Irish Setter. The judge was Mrs.
Patricia Laurens. We are pleased to announce that Bailey earned a
4-point major reserve from puppy class. Thank you, Mrs.
Laurens!! RB placed in open dog class. Congratulations to
Dick and Dee Fitzgerald on Bailey's nice showing.
On February 19, 2002, Greg and I headed
to Niagara Falls, New York for the Rainbow Classic Cluster. We had
a fun time and visited with Bethany Brenneman Lathrop, DVM and her
husband, Josh, who own Amethyst's Aberlour o' Autumn (Abby). Abby
earned two major-reserves during the cluster. One award was from Mrs.
Judy Doniere and the other from Miss Virginia Lyne. Abby had a
great time and we enjoyed showing this lovely girl out of Ch. Glen Oak's
Maltese Falcon, CD, MH out of our MacAlder J'Amethyst Royale.
also showed Titan & Amethyst's Bailey Boy (Bailey) for his owners
Dick and Dee Fitzgerald. Bailey earned a major reserve on
Thursday, under Mr. William D. Ashbey.
While in Niagara Falls, we met
up with our good friends, Steve and Becky Spicer of Nashua, NH who raise
and show Skye Terriers. We met them last year in Louisville, KY
when I attended a breeders' seminar that was sponsored by their parent
club. The seminar presenter was Dr. Carmen Battaglia. We
enjoyed a nice evening out with Steve and Becky and their Skye Terrier
friends and others who have Cardigan Welsh Corgis. Bethany, Steve,
Becky, Greg and I all took a trip to see the Falls. A good time
was had by all!!
We also need to salute and congratulate fellow
breeder, Holly Wachuta (Tartana) on her 4th Dual Champion.
FC Tartana Cutty Sark, JH earned his bench championship on Sunday,
February 24, 2002 at the Kennel Club of Niagara Falls (2) Show under
Col. Joe Weiss. Cutter had also won WD on Friday, February
22, 2002 under Mrs. Judy Doniere. Cutter is out of Dual Ch.
Gordon Hill Hangfire x Dual Ch. Tartana Clarion Clipper. Cutter
was also co-bred by Susan DeSilver and Jean Webb. Cutter's owner
is Marianne Goodwin. This is a very cool accomplishment and we
were pleased to have shared in this dog's completion of his bench
championship. It's really nice to know that it is possible for a
Gordon Setter to be a true dual representative.
Greg and I traveled to Muncie, IN to the Cabin Fever Cluster and had
a great time and we're proud to announce the following:
Titan & Amethyst's Bailey Boy (Bailey) who is owned by
Dick and Dee Fitzgerald of Wisconsin earned a Reserve Winners Dog on
January 31, 2002 under Mrs. Rosalie Anderson. On Saturday,
February 2, 2002, Bailey was awarded Winners Dog and Best of Breed under
Dr. Asa Mays. This gave Bailey 2 points. On Sunday, February
3, 2002, Bailey was Reserve Winners Dog under Mr. Chuck Herendeen.
Bailey is a puppy that we co-bred with Judy Browne (Titan) who is out of
CH. Timbaray's Dangerous Liaison, CD, JH (Devlin) out of CH. O'Eire
Titan Encore (Sweeper). We are very proud of Bailey who is just 7
months old!! Congratulations, Dick and Dee on your boy's nice wins!!
We also salute our Shojin's Somewhere in Time (Dude) who came
to Amethyst in August of 2001. Dude won Winners Dog, Best of
Winners and Best of Breed on Friday, February 1, 2002 under Mrs.
Bernadette Cox. On Saturday, February 2, 2002, Dude was awarded
Reserve Winners Dog under Dr. Asa Mays. Mr. Chuck Herendeen
awarded Dude Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best of Breed on Sunday,
February 3, 2002. Dude now has 4 points toward his
championship. We couldn't be happier for our Chipper boy!!
Bob Anderson of Alaska sent word that his boy, Amethyst's Wager
With the Wind (Casey) earned two more points the last weekend of
January. He earned WD and BOS for a point on January 25, 2002 and
earned WD and BOB for another point on January 26, 2002.
Congratulations, Bob and Casey!! This now puts Casey at 13 points
and 1 major.
Out in the State of New York, we find that Amethyst's Aberlour o'
Autumn (Abby) who is owned by Bethany Breneman Lathrop, DVM and Peggy
DaValt took Winners Bitch in Pennsauken, NJ for her first point in early
January. Bethany called to say that Abby took another point this
weekend in Saratoga Springs, NY. Super job, Bethany and
Congratulations to Mary Klein and her Gordon
Setter, Amethyst's Redheaded Stranger, JH, NA, NAJ (Willie) who
earned his Junior Hunter Title in 4 tries. Mary says that Willie
had great scores and loves to hunt!! Willie is a red Gordon
We are pleased to announce that our Ch.
Kilernan's Spice o' My Life has been featured in the 2001 Gordon
Setter Annual as a Great of the Past!! This hardcover book is
published by Hoflin
Congratulations to Ron and Gwen Pfeil on their Amethyst's
Sparkling MacEdan (MacE) who earned Winners Dog at the Minneapolis
Kennel Club Dog Show on Sunday, November 18, 2001. The judge was
Mrs. Patricia Trotter. It was almost a deja vu for the Pfeils, as
Mrs. Trotter had awarded Aidan BOB over two male specials from puppy
class in February of this year. Amethyst's Jazzy Aidan, JH, CGC,
TDI (Aidan) earned Reserve Winners Dog.
Congratulations to Sally Frones and Les Oakes
on their bitch, Tri-Sett Lady Leah Sevenoaks (Emma) who earned
Reserve Winners Bitch honors at the Minneapolis Kennel Club Dog Show on
both Saturday and Sunday, November 17-18, 2001. The judge Saturday
was Mr. Carl Liepmann and on Sunday, Mrs. Trotter. Emma was shown
by Peggy DaValt, Amethyst Gordon Setters, and won from the 12-18 month
September and October have been busy months for
us. We have been traveling about the US with our dogs and that
included the GSCA National Specialty that was held in Allentown,
Pennsylvania. I am working on the narrative for this exciting
event. Watch here for updates.
Amethyst salutes our newest titleholder!!
Amethyst's Jazzy Aidan, JH, CGC, TDI had a busy fall. Aidan
was busy growing up for the show ring, but didn't waste any time earning
3 other titles. In September of 2001 at the Manitowoc Cluster he
earned his Canine Good Citizen Award as well as his Therapy Dog
International certificate. Then he earned his Junior Hunter
title. Congratulations, Aidan and his owners, Ron and Gwen Pfeil!!
We are very pleased and proud of what you have accomplished with
Aidan. Aidan needs a major to finish his AKC show championship.
Not to be outdone, Ron and Gwen's newest
addition, Amethyst's Sparkling MacEdan (MacE) who is out of our
Ch. Glen Oaks' Firedance o' Amethyst x Ch. Clansmen 'n' Amethyst Hi
Ground earned 4 Best of Breeds at the Manitowoc Cluster. Way to
go, MacE and Gwen!! MacE almost earned a JH leg as well. We
are very proud of this youngster!! I understand that MacE's
brother, Gilly owned by John and Maggie Pernice is quite the
We are proud of our Ch. Glen Oaks' Firedance
o' Amethyst. Fire has maintained his presence in the Top #25
for most of the year. While he did not earn an invitation to the
AKC/Eukanuba Invitational we are proud of our boy. Thank you to
all of you who rooted for us and who supported us as we endeavored to
take Fire to Florida.
In October of 2001 at the Indianhead Kennel Club our Amethyst's
Fire of MacKenna (Patch) who is out of CH. Glen Oak's Maltese
Falcon, CD, MH (Hawk) x Trial By Fire o' Amethyst (Ice)
earned his first point under Ms. Marcia Foy on Sunday, October 7,
2001. Patch is proudly co-owned with Carmen Schwitzer of
In addition to the dogs at Amethyst, we have
been handling a couple other dogs for clients.
We salute: Tri-Sett Lady Leah
Sevenoaks (Emma) who earned 6 points this summer while staying with
us. Emma is owned by Sally and Dale Frones. Emma did very
well for us at the GSCA National Specialty earning a "cut" in
her 12-18 month class along with two of her sisters who actually placed
in the class. Emma also got to participate in the Judges Education
Seminar at the National. That was a fun experience. Watch
for upcoming photos from that event.
We also salute: Fallon's Flights o'
Fancy (RB) an Irish Setter that we have been handling for his owner,
Anne Schilling. RB has earned 5 points this summer along with a
major-reserve. We are having fun with this red dog.
Watch for him in other arenas as he is Tracking Certified as well as an
agility dog. Go RBQ!!
Specialty - September 17-20, 2001 is still going ahead as
Amethyst proudly salutes, Amethyst's Jazzy
Aidan (Aidan) on earning his first Junior Hunter (JH) test leg on
Sunday, September 9, 2001!! We also salute Amethyst's Bit o'
Autumn (Talon) on earning his first JH leg in May of 2001.
Congratulations to Ron and Gwen Pfeil and Don and Linda Darnick!
We couldn't be more pleased!!
Also, we salute Amethyst's Wager with the Wind (Casey) on earning a
couple more show points in Alaska. Casey now has 11 points and a
major. Casey and Aidan are brothers!! Congratulations, Bob
Anderson. Keep up your fine work!!
Check out Casey's page and Aidan's
Catch the National fever!! Check out our
rendition of the 2000 GSCA National
Specialty and fire-up for the 2001 GSCA National Specialty to be
held September 17-20, 2001 in Allentown, Pennsylvania!! Enjoy the
tour of last year's national held in Minnesota!!
Amethyst proudly welcomes Shojin's
Somewhere In Time (Dude) to our house!!
Amethyst salutes its UK Import, Hernwood Crystal Snowfall (Blizzard)
on earning WD at the James River Kennel Club Show (Salem, VA) on August
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Tuesday, June 25, 2002
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