Important dogs in Knightcastle's history
Can Ch & OTCh Knightcastle Spyders From Moun RN JH WC CGN / Am RN
Céleste, my baby girl Céleste! She is Nova's daughter from her first litter, back in 2005. I am giving her the title of Ambassador for Knightcastle not only for her performances in the obedience ring (being my third Utility dog and placing in the Top 5) but also for the good things she did for my kennel and the breed.
Céleste had three litters, each of them with very nice puppies and great working dogs. She is the mother of four Knightcastle Ambassadors and also of my little Forrest who is probably the best puppy coming out of my kennel, earning a 'Best Puppy in Show' and a 'Best Bred By in Show'.
She was my 'Action girl', surprising me every day with her will to please me.
What a great dog she was, I love her a lot!
Can Ch BPIS BBE Knightcastle Forrest Gump CD JH WC CGN
As a puppy, on May 8 2011 in Mont Joli (Québec), Forrest made a Group 4 placement and also a Best Puppy In Show! It was the first time for one of my dogs to win such an award. Forrest completed his Championship at 11 months old on June 4 2011 by doing another Group 4th placement! Also in June 2011, at the US Specialty in Maryland, Forrest took third place in the sweepstake and second place in the regular show (in the 9-12 months puppy class).
Forrest earned his first hunt test title ( WC ) on September 4 2011 in Maxville.
On November 18 2011 at 17 months old, he took BOW and BOB from the 'Bred By class' in Syracuse (NY) defeating 13 flatcoats, including two specials with professional handlers, for a 4 points major en route for his American championship!
At the Ottawa show on May 25 2012, Forrest took a Group 4th placement and a Best Bred By Exhibitor in Show. For a breeder/owner/handler, that was quite a special moment! On June 9 2012 in Oromocto (New-Brunswick), Forrest took a nice 'Second in group' placement, putting him in the Top 10 flat-coated retrievers in Canada at the time.
In February 2013, Forrest went to the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York City. His father, Hall of Famer 'Roman', took Best of Breed.
With multiple group placements, a 'Best puppy in show', a 'Best Bred-by exhibitor in show', his titles in show, obedience and field, he deserves to be the sixth Knightcastle Ambassador.
Can Ch & OTCh Happyshack Macha JH WC CGN / Am CD
Nova was truly a wonderful dog and certainly the most important one in my life. She is Knightcastle's foundation girl. She also changed my life forever by allowing me to become a serious breeder.
So far, her kids and grand kids have cumulated more than 140 titles. They are spread across the continent, all having fun. The gene pool she left is humongous and her legacy is a major one. I also met great friends because of her.
If you're reading this page now, it's all because of her. After 3963 days together, Nova died in my arms at 11 from cancer on August 19, 2014. Nova was my heart and soul over the 11 years we spent together. I am very proud of her, she really has the best place in my heart. I'll love her forever!
Bermuda Ch BIS Knightcastle Bermuda Triangle CGC
Indigo lives in Bermuda with owner Geralyn Counsell and uncle Looney (Knightcastle Looney Tunes). So you can find two Knightcastle dogs in this British overseas territory, which makes me very proud!
Indigo made most of his points toward his Bermuda Championshio in Fall 2014 but what happened at the Bermuda Kennel Club show in October 2015 brought him to the status of Knightcastle Ambassador. He made four times a Group First to complete his Championship and on the third show, he achieved what no other dogs from my kennel have done before: winning a Best in Show!
Him and Looney also did well in the 'Brace' category (unoficial class).
Canine Good Citizen title for Indigo in November 2016.
Well done Geralyn, I'm very proud of what you've done with your dogs!