CSNE was treated to a fun night of awards on 4/19/23 in Oxford MA at a dinner meeting.
Beautifully organized and presented by Barb Comer, we acknowledged the winners of titles in 2022 as well as our several '13 Club' dogs who have reached that milestone. We enjoyed many photos on display as well as the luscious cake that magically appeared. It was fair to say that "a good time" was had by all who attended.
PICCADIL'S HIGH SOCIETY (Gracie)
Breeder: Janet York
Owner: Richard Alexander
Sire: CH Frederick VH Lamslag RAE
Dam: Winning Colors Shuvee of Piccadil
DOB/DOD: 12/16/07 - 10/16/22
Gracie was my all star athlete; a super agility dog. She won numerous agility events until she was 9 years old. Gracie did not like obedience; she always wanted to run and jump. She loved to travel, loved people and other dogs. She was super smart and kept those pesky rabbits and crows out of the yard! Fantastic personality!
MACH 2 TREFOILS MAGIC DRAGON (Magic)
Breeder: Stephanie & David Abraham
Owner: Joan Curtiss
Sire: CH Trefoils Syllabub
Dam: CH Trefoils Chenille
DOB/DOD: 11/14/2007 - 6/15/2022
Magic lived to 14 ½ years. He was a very healthy boy and only developed a slight murmur at age 12. He loved being with me and being part of our little family. He was my partner kayaking, hiking and camping in Maine. Magic liked competing in Rally and Obedience and I would say he did Agility for me because he loved me. One summer I broke my foot and he would run out of the ring with any person who tried to take him. The only other person that could run him was Fiona. I dropped him off at her house the night before and he would sleep on her bed with her. Not only would he run for her he would double Q two days in a row for her!!
Fiona owned Magic's late sister, Molly. They will both be missed and were truly the sweetest most willing little Cavaliers ever! Thank you to Stephanie Abraham for entrusting us with Magic and Molly!
VINEYARD HIACOOMES' HIGHLAND LILY AT BROOKSYDE (Lily)
Breeder: Jeanne Hinckley Slovin
Owner(s): Anne G. O'Reilly & Anita N Broberg
Sire: CH Elevenhome Rake's Progress
Dam: Catesby's Katama at Vineyard
DOB/DOD: 8/16/2008 - 8/1/2022
Lily was the highest scoring Cavalier at the 2017 CSNE Performance Trials. She was our "active" Cavalier, she wanted to be busy all the time. At the age of 9 she became depressed at the thought of being retired so we trained in rally and obedience and managed to earn a Rally Novice title and a CD title.
"13 CLUB" AWARDS
TREFOIL'S GLORIANA (Bessie)
Owners & Breeders: David & Stephanie Abraham
Sire: UK CH Timsar Mister Moonlighter
Dam: Trefoil's Lemon Tree
Bessie was bred once and did not have an easy time - so she was never bred again and has spent her life as a beloved house pet who sleeps on the bed and is a cherished member of the family.
TREFOIL'S BROOKSYDE SERENADE (Clare)
Breeder: Stephanie Abraham & Rebecca Zalewski
Owners: Anne O'Reilly & Annita Broberg
Sire: GCHS Kavalor Fenway Park
Dam: CH Trefoil's Boston Symphony
Clare won Best American Bred twice and Best Veteran three times (retiring the challenge trophy in 2021). We are so lucky to have her going strong and being super sweet. She loves veggies and fruit to help keep her girlish figure!
GCHS SWISHTHREES MOMMALUVS TCM STEWDIOS "Stewie"
Breeder/Owner: Heather Donahue
Sire: GCH Karlee Gray Stone Stuart at Cempa
Dam: Howlinwinds Aida at Swishthrees
Bronze GCH 2/27/2022
Silver GCH 7/8/2022
2022 was a very successful year for Mr Stewie! Having won a total of 100 Grand Champion points in late February, he earned his Grand Champion Bronze, and then just 17 weeks later, after winning another 100 Grand CH points, he earned his Silver Grand Champion title. This is an not easy feat for a Cavalier being shown in the Northeast area of the country, and being shown entirely by his breeder/owner handler, Heather.
Stewie finished 2022 ranked #2 Cavalier in the country in NOHS (Owner-Handled competition), earning him an invitation to the AKC National in Orlando this past December.
At the AKC National, with a breed entry of 72 Cavaliers, Stewie won 1st Award of Excellence, and qualified for Crufts Dog Show in England. Some of Stewie’s other accomplishments in 2022 include a respectable showing at Westminster, where he made the cut out of a beautiful field of 33 Cavaliers from all over the country.
What more to say about Stewie? He’s a “Once on Lifetime” dog. I do know that, and I am blessed and privileged to be his owner and to be able to spend so much time with him. Not only does he bring so much joy and happiness to me and my family but he does to everyone, everywhere we go. For 2023, I am hoping to add some new challenges for Stewie, such as CGC, Trick Dog and Agility Titles.
Stewie finished 2022 with:
- 28 Bests of Breed
- 4 Toy Group Firsts
- 12 Toy Group Placements
- 4 NOHS BIS (Owner Handled Bests in Show)
- 1 NOHS RBIS (Owner-Handled Reserve Best in Show)
- 2 Bests in Show at the Toy Cluster shows
A big thank you to my fellow CSNE members for all your support, all the time. We have appreciated it!
Sincerely, Heather Donahue
CH CRYSTALKANE JUSTIN TIME "Justin"
Breeders/Owners: Richard & Deborah Alexander
Sire: CH Chantismere Chandos at Valentyne
Dam: Althof With Love Only
AKC Championship completed June 17, 2022.
Justin won Reserve Winners Dog at the CSNE Regional Specialty from the 9-12 puppy class. He had numerous BBE placements in specialties. He returned to ring after Covid restrictions and completed his AKC Championship very quickly.
Justin is one of at least 22 Champions (at last count) sired by Seamus, who has reproduced his proper structure, movement and excellent color and pigment. I thank Liz O'Brien and Liz Keane for contributing to my kennel with this wonderful boy!
GCHB HOWLINWINDS PRINCESS IDA "Ida"
Breeder/Owner: Joan Curtiss
Sire: Angels' Pride Kasanova
Dam: Howlinwinds Amazing Grace
GCHB completed 9/17/2022
Ida is from the only litter I ever had with all girls in it. They were the "Diva" litter of 6 puppies! All were named after operas. Ida is named after an obscure Gilbert & Sullivan operetta named "Princess Ida". She was the smallest and had more chestnut on her than the rest so I kept her because she was different. She is very quiet and laid back most of the time. Who would know that she enjoyed trotting her stuff around the ring. I am so proud of all her achievements! She is my first GCH and first GCH Bronze. I'm so proud of my little girl!
HOWLINWINDS SOME ENCHANTED EVENING AJP, AXP
Breeder: Joan Curtiss
Owners: Peggy & Gil Clark
Sire: GCH/CH Piccadil's With Flying Colors
Dam: Howlinwinds My Fair Lady
AJP (Excellent Agility Jumper Preferred)
AXP (Excellent Agility Preferred)
I love Evie's energy. She has great drive and a fun, honest dog to run agility with. She also enjoys doing nose work but is a real cuddlebug at home.
HOWLINWINDS CATCH ME IF YOU CAN AFJ AFO "Enzo"
Breeder(s): Joan Curtis & Karen Galipeault
Owner: Joan Curtiss
Sire: GCH Harley Davidson Phat Boy
Dam: Kavalor Windi at Howlinwinds
OAJ and AFO
Enzo was a singleton from my very first Cavalier puppy girl bought from Karen Galipeault. He is a noisy little guy as I guess he was spoiled being an only child and also always being in Magic's shadow. Magic was 7 years older than Enzo.
GCH CHADWICK PURPLE PASSION (Plum)
Breeder: C. Anne Eckersley
Owners: Liz Greak & Barbara Comer, C. Anne Eckersley
Sire: Chadwick Anecdote
Dam: Chadwick Nightfall
AKC GCH 7/2022
Plum has just the nicest temperament of all our dogs. Her great movement and showmanship helped her stand out in the ring. Liz handled her to 2 points short of her Championship and then COVID intervened. Plum, as one of many dogs, had her show life cut short by our lockdown. Plum lost 1 ½ years of showing at her prime. She finished her Championship and Grand Championship quickly with our long time handler, Kaki Fisher. We are running on a bitch from her last litter, a little tri-color.
MEANT TO BE ROYAL PRINCE RUSSELL TKN CGC (Rusty)
Breeder: Keya Sleister
Owner: Bobbie Jo Hunt
Sire: Gold Oak Winchester
Dam: Gold Oak Miss Lollie June of Texas
1st RAT title 11/19/2022
Rusty is a sweet tempered non-barking cavalier that loves everyone and seeks out to comfort those that need a cuddle. His Sire's father is also a trained therapy dog. Rusty has a calm easy going demeanor. Our trainer often asks for Rusty to join the puppy socialization class to help scared puppies as he is so calm with them. He is very smart and enjoys working for toys or treat, and to just please me. He is a fantastic first cavalier for me and shows me every day how wonderful this breed really is.
MEANT TO BE NALA OF THE NIGHT SKY (Nala)
Breeder: Cheryl Marlene Bays
Owner: Bobbie-Jo Hunt
Sire: Duke Cambridge James
Dam: Princess Victoria Anne
BCAT in Fast Cat 11/12/2022
1st RAT title 11/19/2022
Nala is ranked 41 out of 132 Cavaliers in 2022 with an average speed of 19.80mph. She only competed in 6 runs in 2022. Nala absolutely loves the thrill of the chase and has a strong prey drive at a year and a half. She is fast and hasn't yet put her full speed into Fast Cat. Right now she is ranked in the top 50 dogs in 2022 in the US. I'm expecting she will only get faster as she gets more comfortable with the environment. Nala is a sweet, active young girl that is constantly on the go. She is loving and wants to be involved in all activities. She is athletic and fast, with even faster kisses. Nala loves scentwork and has a high prey drive. Happy Ratters is one of her favorite events. She makes fast work finding the rats and shows so much enjoyment in working with me in this event.
GCHB BORYS DOBRY ROK THDN, CGC, TKN, RN
Breeder: Wioletta Matusiak
Owner: Dr. Tracie Laliberte
Sire: Clopsville Las Vegas
Dam: Konni Dobry Rok
RN (rally novice)
He earned this title at the CSNE Performance event. He placed first among all breeds in the class and first among the Cavaliers in the class!
GCHB INFINIDAD INSTANT GRATIFICATION ACTlJ, VHMA, VSWTB, TKA
Breeder/Owner: Dr. Tracie Laliberte
Sire: GCHB Borys Dobry Rok THDN, CGC, TKN, RN
Dam: Infinidad Black Betty
Grand Champion Bronze
GCH INFINIDAD CELTIC KNOT
Breeder/Owner: Dr. Tracie Laliberte
Sire: GCHB Infinidad Instant Gratification ACTlJ, VHMA, VSWTB, TKA
Dam: CH Infinidad Chocolate Box
Champion, Grand Champion
GCH INFINIDAD CODENAME LACE
Breeder/Owner: Dr. Tracie Laliberte & Thelma Laliberte
Sire: GCHB Infinidad Instant Gratification ACT1J, VHMA, VSWTB, TKA
Dam: Katrine Doby Rok
Champion, Grand Champion
CHADWICK HELLO GORGEOUS CDX-C CD CCD BN CBN RM2 RAE2 CRM AX OAJ NW1 (MONET)
Breeder: Anne Eckersley
Owner: Cheryl Mandeville
Sire: Toraylac Bravado for Kean
Dam: Chadwick Funny Girl
Rally Master 1 & 2 (RM & RAE 3/6/2022)
Rally Advanced Excellent 1 & 2 (RM2 & RAE2 11/11/2022)
To achieve RM2 and RAE2 Monet had to qualify 60 times in 3 different levels of competition. She competed in all breed competition 27 times, 13 of those were in 1st place. She also earned high triple and high combined at both the Toy Cluster and our CSNE Specialty.
Monet is joy to have as a partner. She has willingly given her all in Obedience, Rally, Agility and now Nosework. She is currently working on finishing her Rally Championship, needing only 53 more Master Points. I have been blessed to have her in my life.
GCH TIBBEDON MISTY MORNING (Misty)
Breeder/Owner: Edith Tibbetts
Sire: Riverdale of an Excellent Choice
Dam: GCH Chantismere Carrieanna
Misty is my first Champion and Grand Champion from my own breeding. She is out of Riverdale of an Excellent Choice and GCH Chantismere Carrieanna.
WELLINGTON G-Q RI, RA, AX, AXJ, MJP, MXP, CA, CAA, TKA, CGC, CD (Dapper)
Breeder: Alane Landry
Owner: Allison Zorba
Sire: Wellsworth Winning Trifecta
Dam: Queen Elizabeth Rose of Wellington
Rally Advanced, Coursing Ability Advanced, CD
Finished in 1st place in Rally Advanced and CD
CSNE recognizes three categories for Awards:
- Awards are given to members and their dogs who have earned any AKC title in the previous year. This includes Conformation, Obedience, Rally, Agility, Coursing, Tracking, AKC Therapy Dog, CGC, Flyball, Barn Hunt and Trick Dog.
- Members' dogs who reached their 12th birthday in the previous year are eligible for membership in the "13 CLUB". This is a special group of dogs who are recognized for longevity which is something all breeders should strive for and be especially proud of.
- We also memorialize Members' dogs who passed during the previous year.
CSNE's 2023 Awards will be held in April 2024.
Looking ahead to our 2024 Awards Night, if you have a dog who qualifies for the above during 2023 please download and fill out the Awards Application Form and either mail or email to: Barbara Comer PO Box 225 New Hartford, CT 06057 Email: email@example.com
Awards Application in DOC format
Awards Application in PDF format
All 2023 forms MUST be received by March 1, 2024.