Gold-Rush at the Shows and in the News!
(Click on the Name for a picture if available!)
|Garden State Golden Retriever Club||October 7, 2012||GCh. Gold-Rush Troubadour, "Tru", and GCh. Gold-Rush Ragtime Cowboy, "Raggs" were at the Garden State Golden Retriever club specialty. Tru took home a Best of Opposite Sex, and Raggs walked away with a Select.|
|Valley Forge Kennel Club||September 23, 2012||
"Chaucer", Ch. Gold-Rush Shakespear's Understudy
takes a Select at the Valley Forge Kennel Club Show!
Update: In addition to the win pictured in the photo, Chaucer has been busy in the show ring this past month!
9/6/2012, Best of Breed, Big Apple Sporting Society, Bridgewater, N.J.
9/7/2012, Best of Breed, Tuxedo Park Kennel Club, Bridgewater, N.J.
9/8/2012, Select, Somerset Hills Kennel Club, Bridgewater, N.J.
9/9/2012, Select, Westchester Kennel Club, Bridgewater, N.J.
Chaucer is owned by our dear friend, Curt Seifert.
|Greater Pittsburgh Golden Retriever Club||June 22, 2012||"Tru", GCh. Gold-Rush Troubadour wins a Best of Opposite at the Greater Pittsburgh Golden Retriever Club show.|
|Asheville Kennel Club||June 9, 2012||"Tru", GCh. Gold-Rush Troubadour, wins a Best of Breed at the Fayetteville Kennel Club show and then went on to take 2nd place in the Sporting Group!|
|Fayetteville Kennel Club||March 25, 2012||"Tru", GCh. Gold-Rush Troubadour, again takes home a Best of Breed, this time at the Fayetteville Kennel Club show.|
|Greater Lowell Kennel Club||January 14, 2012||"Tru", GCh. Gold-Rush Troubadour, took Best of Breed at the Greater Lowell Kennel Club, then went on to take a Group 3rd!|
|The Kennel Club of Buffalo||January 12, 2012||"Tru", GCh. Gold-Rush Troubadour, took a Best of Breed then followed up with a Group 2nd.|
|Ch. Gold-Rush Unchained Melody||January 7, 2012||"Melody", Ch. Gold-Rush Unchained Melody, earned her American Championship today!|
|The Kennel Club of Philadelphia||November 20, 2012||"Caroline", Ch. Gold-Rush Caroline Kennedy, earned her American Championship today!|
|Tioga County Kennel Club||August 21, 2011||"Tru" took home a Group 2nd at the Tioga County Kennel Club show in New York state.|
|Greater Pittsburgh Golden Retriever Club||June 23, 2011||"Tru" wins again! Best of Breed at the Greater Pittsburgh show, handled by Greg Wessel!|
|Lenape Golden Retriever Club||May 4, 2011||"Tru" takes home another Best of Breed, this time at the Lenape Golden Retriever Club Specialty!|
|Maryland Sporting Dog Association||March 5-6, 2011||Gold-Rush had another great weekend! Led by the outstanding skills of handler Greg Wessel, "Raggs" and "Tru" took turns--both winning Best of Breed in Maryland!|
|Gold-Rush West||February 19-21, 2011||
Johnson out on the West Coast had an equally exceptional
weekend at the Orchid Island Dog Fancier Club shows in
"Caroline," Gold-Rush Caroline Kennedy, took a 3pt Best of Opposite Sex major on Saturday. On Sunday, she repeated the feat for another Best of Opposite Sex major. On Monday, Caroline won Best of Breed, then went on to win a Group First!
|Long Island Golden Retriever Specialty||February 11, 2011||
had a extraordinary week at the Long Island GR Specialty
"Melody," Gold-Rush Unchained Melody, a full sister to Tru, won first place in her 12-18 month puppy class.
|Gold-Rush Troubadour||April 8-11, 2010||"Tru," Gold-Rush Troubadour, at only 8 months old took a 1st place in his puppy class, went on and took Winners. Then Best of Winners. Then Best of Breed. He finished his amazing day by taking a Group 1st at the Salina Kennel Club show at the Sunflower Cluster shows. This was two days after he took Reserve Winners, once again up from the puppy classes at the Wheatland Golden Retriever Club of Wichita.|
|Ch. Gold-Rush Ragtime Cowboy||March 11-12, 2010||"Raggs" took Best of breed then went on to take a Group 1st on the 11th. Just a day later he again took Best of Breed, and a Group 2nd at the Kennel Club of Greater Victoria Dog Shows!|
|Can. Ch. Gold-Rush's Crime Investigator||2010 Spring Show||"Calleigh" winning Best of Breed at the Nickel District Kennel Club show. A new Canadian Champion! Calleigh is out of Hank and Gold-Rush Marquis.|
|Am. Can. Ch. Gold-Rush Ragtime Cowboy||March 11-12, 2010||On one Raggs' first times out as a special, he took a Group 1st and a Group 2nd back to back at the Kennel Club of Greater Victoria dog shows!|
|Oak Lanes Sufts Up||August 28, 2009||"Hobie," a Nate son owned by David & Sandi Christensen, took first in his class, winners, breed, best of winners, and a group 2nd at the Newton Kennel Club show on Friday. He's just two points away from his American Championship after only two months at the dog shows!|
|Ch. Sunbeam's Private Party||May 1 & 3, 2009||Hank won Veteran's Dog and Stud Dog at the Lenape Golden Retriever Club show!|
|Gold-Rush Ragtime Cowboy||June 2007||At just under a year of age, Ragtime Cowboy took Best Puppy in Group at the Club Loisirs Canins show in Quebec. Picture Here!|
|Can. Ch. A Piece of the Rock||May 7, 2007||"Rocky" took 1st place in his class at the Delaware Water Gap Kennel Club show!|
|Gold-Rush Wordsmith||May 6, 2007||"Smitty" started off the day by winning 1st place in his puppy class, to then go on and take Reserve Winners Dog. After that he took Best Puppy in Classes.|
|Can. Ch. A Piece of the Rock||May 5, 2007||"Rocky" got a 3 point major towards his American Championship at the Bucks County Kennel Club show! Picture Here!|
|Gold-Rush Wordsmith||May 4, 2007||"Smitty" took 1st place in his puppy class at the Lenape Golden Retriever Club show.|
|Gold-Rush Canterbury Tails||April 5, 2007||"Emmy" took Best of Opposite Sex at the Wheatland Golden Retriever Club of Wichita show, part of the Sunflower Cluster, and finished her American Championship! Picture Here!|
|Ch. Sunbeam's Private Party||March 22, 2007||"Hank" took first place in Stud Dog at the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Golden Retriever Club show! Picture Here!|
|Ann goes to Crufts||March 8-11, 2007||
Hi, I had a very good trip. No problems and good weather. Much warmer than here at home. I took the Airtrain both coming and going so no one had to drive me. The flight was direct to Birmingham, and both coming and going I had a delightful person to sit with, with an empty space between us (The only empty space on the plane I might add). I left at 7:30 PM and arrived in the morning. The Arden Hotel was within walking distance of the airport and Crufts, though I took a taxi on the morning I arrived. Kim met me there later that day. She had been with her Australian Cavalier breeder friend visiting in northern England. We had a good breakfast included with our room and managed to eat lightly the rest of the time. Prices were very high. Kim and I took an all day tour of the Cottswold area and Stratford, and otherwise were at the show. I took advantage of the weight room at the Hotel to get a little exercise too.
I found the trip very refreshing and am glad to get home at back to the dogs and everything.
As far as the dogs, I was disappointed with the English Goldens. Although I like their heads OK, their general soundness left much to be desired. They looked like a different breed to me. It was hard for me to see how one could incorporate what they have to offer into our dogs. It was interesting to see the lack of professional showmanship in the ring. I wished for Audra and Hank or Nate in the ring just to show them a real Golden. I think the Brits would be amazed. On the other hand the Cavaliers were excellent.
There were lots of Americans there and on the plane. A number that I knew. Everyone was very friendly. I was glad I went.
Here is a picture I took while at the shows. These dogs took Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex.
|Ch. Sunbeam's Private Party||March 1, 2007||"Hank" took Best of Opposite Sex as well as a 1st place in the Stud Dog class at the Valle De Sol Golden Retriever Club show.|
|February 9, 2007||We brought home three 1st place ribbons and one 2nd place from the Long Island Golden Retriever Club show.|
|Gold-Rush Leo The Lionhearted||November 2006||"Leo" finishes his Canadian Championship at the United Kennel Club show.|
|Creekwood Johnny On The Spot||Fall 2006||"Critter," although not owned by Gold-Rush, is the product of our very own Ch. Sunbeam's Private Party and Gold-Rush Spring Fling. Critter took off with a great start, at his very first show he won Best of Opposite Sex at the Greater Shelby Kennel Club show. Soon after followed Best of Winners at the Mattoon Kennel Club show, Best of Winners at the Huntsville Kennel Club show two days in a row, Winners at the Brandon Kennel Club of Mississippi show, and Best of Winners at the Mississippi State Kennel Club show.|
|Garden State Golden Retriever Club - Annual Point Show||October 8, 2006||Starting with the puppies, Gold-Rush Private Ryan took first place in 9-12mos Puppy Dogs. In 9-12mos Puppy Bitches, Gold-Rush You Bet took second place and Gold-Rush Love Bug took fourth. Gold-Rush A Piece of the Rock took second place in Am. Bred Dogs. Gold-Rush Canterbury Tails took second place in Open Bitches. At the ripe old age of eleven and a half, Ch. Gold-Rush Pelcorp Uncle Sam, "Sam," took first place in Veteran Dogs! Last but not least, our Ch. Sunbeam's Private Party, "Hank," took first place in his Stud Dogs class. Thank you to Audra Snyder for all her hard work! Click here for pictures!|
|Limestone City Kennel Club||July 27-30, 2006||"Bugsy" (left - Gold-Rush Love Bug) took Best of Winners and Best Puppy in Sporting Group pictured with "Rocky" (right - Gold-Rush A Piece Of The Rock) who took Winners Dog at the Limestone City Kennel Club show.|
|Gold-Rush National Treasure||July 19, 2006||"Nate" won a 5 point major at the Greater Houston Golden Retriever Club under Judge Nancy Talbot.|
|Gold-Rush National Treasure||July 9, 2006||"Nate" again takes winners on the second day of the Ann Arbor Kennel Club Show for 2 points, under Judge Mr. Sam Houston McDonald, handled by Denny Snyder.|
|Gold-Rush National Treasure||July 8, 2006||"Nate" takes Winners at the Ann Arbor Kennel Club Show for another 2 points, under Judge Mrs. Betsy A. Yates, handled by Denny Snyder.|
|Gold-Rush National Treasure||July 1, 2006||"Nate" takes Winners at the Mid-Del-Tinker Kennel Club show under Judge Mr. Charles L. Olvis, handled by Audra Snyder.|
|Gold-Rush A Piece Of The Rock||June 23-25, 2006||"Rocky" takes Best of Winners at the Association Canine de la Mauricie, Inc. Kennel Club show, handled by Bob LaCroix|
|Moberly Kennel Club||June 11, 2006||Gold-Rush National Treasure took Reserve Winners!|
|Moberly Kennel Club||June 10, 2006||Gold-Rush National Treasure winning Best of Breed over two Specials.|
|Pine Barrens Golden Retriever Club Specialty||May 7, 2006||Pictures can be found here!|
|Can. Ch. Gold-Rush Peter Pan||October 2005||New Champion! Peter has recently completed his Canadian Championship! Picture Here!|
|Ch. Sunbeam's Private Party||May 8, 2005||Hank took Best of Breed at the Pine Barrens Golden Retriever Club's first Specialty, over one-hundred twenty-five entries, held in conjunction with the Trenton KC Dog Show. Picture Here.|
|May 7, 2005|
|Gold-Rush A Piece Of The Rock||April 30, 2005||Rocky won Best Senior Puppy In Match at the Garden State Golden Retriever Club Sanctioned Match.|
|Ch. Gold-Rush Spencer Tracy||March 25, 2005||Spencer finished his American championship at two recent specialties. Photo of him taking Best of Winners at the Ft. Worth-Dallas Area Specialty here! You can also see Spencer and the other winners from that specialty at this website.|
|Gold-Rush Charlie's Angel||March 13, 2005||Angel won Best of Opposite Puppy at the Lenape Golden Retriever Club Sanctioned Match.|
|Ch. Creekwood Zeke by Gold-Rush||March 2005||Zeke has just finished his American championship! Picture here!|
|Ch. Westben Claridge Double Trouble||November 12, 2004||DT took Best of Breed at the Lumberton Kennel Club show here in New Jersey.|
|Can. Ch. Gold-Rush Spencer Tracy||September 9-12, 2004||Spencer took Best of Breed then went on to take group 4th at the Save the Children show of Canada. This win also finished his Canadian Championship!|
|Ch. Sunbeams Private Party||June 20, 2004||Hank took a Best of Breed at the Long Beach Kennel Club show in California.|
|Ch. Sunbeams Private Party||June 13, 2004||Hank took another Best of Breed at the Bahia Sur Kennel Club show, then moved on to take a Group 3rd.|
|Ch. Sunbeams Private Party||June 12, 2004||Hank took Best of Breed at the Bahia Sur Kennel Club show in California.|
|Creekwood Zeke by Gold-Rush||Zeke took a 3 point major in Columbia, MO. The next week he took a 5 point major in Ft. Worth, TX. Picture Here. Owned by Frank and Paula Myers.|
|Gold-Rush Spencer Tracy||Spencer won a 5 pt major reserve on the Florida circuit in Jan 2004. He then went on to win another major reserve in Canada in April 2004, handled by Kristin Vitti.|
|May, 2002||Watch for Gold-Rush Katherine Hepburn! (litter mate to Spencer)|
|May, 2002||Briggs' Goldrush First Lady is currently being shown by Carol and Len Hoare|
|Ch. Gold-Rush Shel-Be My Friend||March 16th, 2002||Buddy has taken yet another major today! Completing his American Championship at the 2002 Kentuckiana Cluster dog shows!|
|Ch. Gold-Rush Shel-Be My Friend||February 17, 2002||Buddy has taken another major, this one for four points at the Maryland Kennel Club show. Only one point to go for his American Championship!|
|Gold-Rush Shel-Be My Friend||January 18, 2002||Buddy takes Winners at Gloucester County Kennel Club. He also won a major on 2-16-2002 at the Annapolis Kennel Club show. Co-owned by R. Ann Johnson and David T. Chan.|
|Gold-Rush Peacemaker||August 4, 2001||Peacemaker wins Best of Breed Puppy at the Penn Ridge Kennel Club.|
|Gold-Rush Harry Potter||May 28, 2001||Harry taking Winners at the Union County Kennel Club, under Judge George J. Heitzman|
|Ch. Westben Oak Ridge Cadet||May 4,2001||Dillon wins first place in 8-10 Veteran Dogs class at the Lenape Golden Retriever Club Specialty! Also, Gold-Rush Hop To It takes first place in American Bred!|
|Am. Can. Ch. Gold-Rush Kathie Lee||March 16, 2001||* Kudos to Kathie Lee and Kristin! * Kathie Lee finished her American Championship by winning Best of Breed over 72 dogs at the Kentuckiana Cluster Dog Shows!|
|Gold-Rush Bank On It||January 15, 2001||Coso wins Winners Dog at the Merrimack Valley Kennel Club.|
|Gold-Rush Patient Dreamer||January 15, 2001||Patience wins Reserve Winners at the Merrimack Valley Kennel Club.|
|Gold-Rush Flying Hobie Cat||November 12, 2000||Winning Winners at the Mispillion Kennel Club Dog Show.|
|Ch. Briggs' Gold-Rush Hercules||October 8, 2000||Herc wins Best Veteran at the Garden State Golden Retriever Club Specialty.|
|Ch. Gingerbread Lucky Lady||August 20, 2000||Ginger wins her third major at the Annapolis Kennel Club.|
|Gingerbread Lucky Lady||May 19, 2000||Winning Winners Bitch at the Gunpowder River Golden Retriever Club Specialty|
|Pictures here!||May 6, 2000||Gold-Rush Celebrates its 30th anniversary!|
|Gold-Rush Kathie Lee||April 26, 2000||Winning Best of Winners at the Wilmington Kennel Club|
|Gold-Rush Kathie Lee||April 15, 2000||Winning Winners Bitch at the Potomac Valley Golden Retriever Club|
|Gold-Rush Spinnaker Wildcard||April 13, 14, 2000||Ace wins second place in 9-12 months at the GRCA Eastern Regional.|
|Am. Can. Ch. Gold-Rush Mr. Briggs||February 12, 2000||Winning Best of Winners at the Long Island GRC Specialty, under judge Carol Esterkin, handled by Kristin Vitti and completing his 4th major and his American Championship|