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CH Cloud Dancer's Jet to Bertschire JH WCX    "Jet" is our first Dutch import.  Click here to read about our first visit to Holland.  Jet won his 6-9 month puppy Sweepstakes and regular classes at the 2003 national specialty in Carlisle PA, then went on to Best of Opposite Sex in Sweeps and Reserve Winners Dog!!   Jet is co-owned with Kellie Kanipe.  See pictures of his dam, "Dazzle" on this site.  More Jet pictures can be found here.  Jet is an outstanding house dog and quite an entertaining character.  His field work is also outstanding, as he demonstrates natural marking ability, high drive, excellent water attitude/entry and trainability!  Jet is a dog of excellent stability and extraordinary judgment in matters of the "pack". He is an easy dog to live with and has a wicked sense of humor! Jet has fabulous side movement and is light on his feet. He has a beautiful forechest, nice balance and great bone. His feet are the best we have ever had; his nails have NEVER been trimmed. His head is unmistakably flatcoat and very masculine. He has nice length and depth of rib and is a dog of good proportions, with excellent bone.  Level bite.  Eyes are clear and his gonioscopy is slightly affected.  Pure for black.  OFA information 

Dutch, German, Luxembourg and American CH Serilde Qualcosadatenere JH WC (Kai) spent 2 years in the US, on loan from Swallowsflight kennel in the Netherlands.  Kai is a lovely dog of outstanding character, who has been a consistent and important producer in Europe, and has achieved a "B" working certificate (intermediate level) in Holland.  He is 24", carrying substantial bone, a lovely head, very deep in body and a beautiful topline and tailset.  Kai finished his American championship in his first 4 consecutive shows, with 4 majors.  He was also awarded Best of Breed from the veteran's class at the NEFCRC supported entry in September 06 and Best Veteran at the CRFCRC supported entry in March 07.  At the 2006 national specialty, Kai was awarded Best In Veteran's Sweepstakes and placed 2nd in a large 7 - 9 year veteran's class.  Click here for inquiries.  Health information available on request.  Scissor bite. Pure for black.  Eyes are normal.  Kai passed away just shy of his 10th birthday; frozen semen has been retained.





GCH Bertschire Fly By Night JH - Pictured at 7 years old, Flyer is our pick from our Dutch/Madison litter.  He has lovely bone, a great topline, good forechest and correct ribcage.  With a charming personality, Flyer gets along well with puppies as well as adult males  Flyer finished with a 5 pt major from the Bred By Exhibitor class and was placed 2nd in a large 9-12 months puppy class at the 2006 national specialty.  He was awarded Best of Opposite Sex in the CRFCRC puppy sweepstakes, and had a Group pull his first time out as a special. Flyer was awarded a Judge's Award of Merit at both the 2008 and 2009  national specialties and has a breeder/owner handled Group 3.  Flyer finished his Junior Hunter title in 4 consecutive tests with minimal training. He has a pleasing head with excellent bone, coat, a good topline , correct proportions and lovely movement, with beautiful tight feet. Scissor bite. He has produced no health issues to date. Eye exam is normal.  OFA information  Click here to view a video of Flyer. More health and temperament information available on request.


'03 BISS CH Dutch Lux  Swedish CH Steelriver Could It Be Magic JH, CW2006

"Robin" was on loan to us from the Netherlands from early 2003 until early 2004.  He is owned by Wilma van der Horst.  His breed type, silhouette and temperament are exceptional.  In addition to winning several Group placements in Europe, Robin was awarded Best of Breed at the Dutch clubshow (May 2006), making him a specialty winner in the USA and in Holland.  We hope that his qualities will be of great use to us, and he has already produced some exciting children in the US!  He is consistently producing his silhouette, coat, working ability (especially marking), water attitude and wonderful temperament. In the US, Robin has 1 Master hunter, 3 Senior Hunter titled offspring and another with Senior legs.  Robin has received a clear gonioscopy as well as cleared for eye diseases by a board-certified ophthalmologist.  Scissor bite.  He is pure for black.  OFA information  Frozen semen has been retained. For frozen semen, please call (706-742-5743) or email Andrea for details.

We received news that Robin passed away in his sleep in early September, 2009.  He was an extraordinary dog in every way, and he will be greatly missed.

Dutch Am Can CH Flat Castle's Olympic Torch JH

Thor (Tor) was on loan to us from Swallowsflight kennel in Holland.  Thor has been an exceptional producer in Europe, as well as a successful show dog, winning the Dutch clubshow in 2005, then came to the States to win '07 FCRSA national specialty Winners Dog/Best of Winners.  He finished his US CH by winning BOB over specials, and going on to win the Sporting Group.  In his short specials career since then, Thor has won several more group placements, including a second Sporting Group 1.  He is consistently producing his silhouette, headpiece and overall quality. Thor produces best when bred to bitches of excellent substance.  Thor was awarded a Judge's Award of Merit at the 2008 national specialty in Albany, OR.  Quite a character, with a happy "life is a bowl of cherries" attitude, Thor never has a bad day!  Thor has all Dutch clearances (available on request).  Eyes clear. More information on Thor can be obtained from Leonie Galdermans at

Thor finished his Junior Hunter title in 4 consecutive tests.  He returned to Holland December 1, 2008.  Frozen semen has been retained.






GCH Bertschire Horse Power JH WC - at 6 yrs old.  We didn't intend to keep a boy from the Kai x Barrett litter, but "Power" was quality from the day he was born.  He has great bone, a gorgeous head, beautiful forechest, topline and length and depth of rib.  Power has begun his field training and is very exciting; exhibiting above-average biddability, strong retrieve desire, great water attitude and a quiet sensibility.  He is trustworthy with puppies as well as adult male dogs.  At his first national specialty, Power placed 3rd in his sweepstakes class, and 2nd in the competitive Bred By Exhibitor class at the tender age of 17 months!  At the 2008 national specialty, Power again placed 2nd in a strong Bred-by dog class, then went on to Reserve Winners Dog.  Power was Winners Dog from the Bred-By class at the 2009 specialty to finish his championship, then picked up his final JH leg to title.  Power was awarded a Judge's Award of Merit at the SEFCRF supported entry May '10.  At the 2010 national specialty in Auburn, IN, Power was named Best of Opposite Sex and received a Judge's Award of Merit at the 2011 national specialty and was named Select Dog at the 2012 national specialty!  He has topped off his specialty career with best of breed at the 2013 national specialty in Conyers, GA!  Power lives with Annemiek Kuik and family near Atlanta.  Level bite. Eyes clear.     OFA information






CH Bertschire Independence JH WC - "Freedom" was our pick male from Jet's first litter.  He is a striking dog of excellent type and construction.  He finished easily in very limited showing.  Freedom won his sweepstakes class at the 2008 FCRSA national specialty, and placed 2nd in the 12-15 regular class at the same show.  He also placed 2nd in a large, strong Open class at the 2009 national specialty.  Freedom earned his JH in 4 tests and his WC in his first attempt.  Freedom was awarded a JAM at the 2012 national specialty, then was Select Sog at FCRSA 2014.  He is showing much promise in every venue and we are very proud to co-own him with Christine Teneralli in Columbia, SC.  Scissor bite OFA information    Click here to view a video of Freedom.




GCH Bertschire Pyromania - Spark is our pick from the Dutch/Flame litter.  We love his head, bone, topline, forechest and rib proportions!  He is a clean mover coming and going, with lovely side movement.  In addition, he loves to retrieve and swim, so we think he is very promising!  Spark began his show career in a big way - his first time in the ring at 7 months old, he was Reserve Winners Dog behind his cousin, Slide at the FCRCI supported entry in Illinois, November 2009, then was Winners Dog and Best Of Opposite (to his mother, who was Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, Best of Breed!) over multiple specials for a 5 point major the following day!  Spark placed 4th is his sweepstakes class and made the cut in the Bred-by Exhibitor class at the 2010 FCRSA national specialty, placed 4th in Bred-by at the 2011 specialty and 3rd in a strong bred-by class at the 2012 specialty, and finished with 4 majors in very limited showing, including a best of breed over specials. His first litters are on the ground, and are most promising in type, temperament and working ability.  Spark was the BOB/Best Bred by Exhibitor in Breed winner at the 2013 Eukanuba national championship and is a multiple group placer.  Scissor bite   Eyes clear  OFA information






CH Flat Castle's Aristolochia Durior - Drum is our first import from the Flat Castle's kennel in Holland.  We had long admired both of his parents and were delighted to be able to buy this nice pup.  Drum has fantastic bone, a gorgeous head and a correct silhouette.  He is a charming dog; delightful to live with.  Drum won Best In Sweepstakes at the MD Sporting Dog supported entry in March '10, then was Best of Opposite Sex in the puppy sweepstakes at the SEFCRF supported entry in May '10 and followed that with a 3 point major from the 9-12 class.  Drum won a sweepstakes 2nd and a regular class 3rd at the 2010 FCRSA national specialty, and won his 2nd major by going Winners Dog at the 2011 SEFCRF supported entry.  He placed 3rd in the large open dog class at the 2011 national specialty and finished with 4 majors, winning Best of Breed over a large class of specials.  His first litter shows much promise in every area.  Scissor bite    Eyes clear.  OFA information



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