Influential Harborview dogs that we have bred and/or owned who have now passed on
|March 5th, 1994 – August 23rd, 2004
Jazz had been one of the dogs who introduced me into the world of competing with goldens and he was truly one of a kind. He taught me so very much and I will always miss him dearly. Always a quiet, noble gentleman- I couldn’t have asked for a better best friend. Never your typical golden- we had to teach him to get up on the furniture and to put his feet on you. He was always such a good dog that I started calling him my “old man” when he was still a puppy.He had a tumor removed from his mouth a few months before his passing and it was growing back quickly. He was still in good spirits until the end. I guess there just aren’t quite the words to thank him for everything that he gave to me. I will miss you so very much, Jazz. Rest well my sweet old man…………
CH Harborview Just U Wait OS BISS,
Rocky was truly a once in a lifetime kind of dog. He had 7 points(with a major) before he was a year old with his owner/breeder/handler showing him. He also accrued a number of Best In Sweepstakes wins, Best Opposite in Sweepstakes, his championship, Best of Breed wins and even group placements, all before he was 2 years old. He was our first Harborview bred Champion, our first GRCA Harborview Outstanding Sire, our first OFA excellent, our first sweepstakes winner and the list goes on and on.
We were blessed to have Rocky with us until he was a little over 14.5 years old. He was doing well right up until the end. He had developed kidney disease and succumbed to renal failure.
Harborview Just One Look
Aspen was the original “imp” and always had had a silly side to her. She would lay on her back and rolls tennis balls between her paws, stuff them down between cushions on the couch and had even been known to put them in the toilet!
Aspen was a great producer for us. She has kids who are licensed therapy dogs, tracking titles, obedience titles and who are also champions. She was the dam of three Harborview Champions: CH Harborview Perfect Game-Sandy owned by Marylou Meersman of Noble Goldens, CH Harborview Legal Action-Justice owned by Jennifer Craig and CH Harborview Winning Ticket-Lotto owned by Jennifer Craig. Her kids, Justice, Naughty and Lotto have been an integral part of our breeding program so Aspen continues to have a big influence in the Harborview dogs we are breeding and showing today!
Aspen was with us until she was 15 years old and was a littermate to Rocky.
CH Tuxedo’s Sonic
Sonic finished his Championship in May of 2000 by going BOB over Specials from the Open Dog Class.
Sonic was almost always “in the ribbons” no matter what part of the country we were showing or what the preference of the judge for that day. Almost every judge who gave him points had the same comment…..”Just a nice, honest dog.”
Sonic became a GRCA Outstanding Sire in January of 2006 when CH Harborview Legal Action – “Justice” became a champion. We couldn’t be prouder of the fact that a Harborview dog made him an Outstanding Sire!!
Words fail me but wonderful memories surround me when I think of Sonic. I loved him from the first minute I saw him and will be forever indebted to Melody Weil for making my dream of owning him a reality. Sonic was always my constant companion and my shadow. I don’t know how or why we deserve such devotion but Sonic exemplified the word devoted. He was the first golden I finished myself and he later even became an outstanding sire, but more importantly he was my best friend. Over the years, we shared many things, we traveled many miles and got to know many golden friends together. He went to schools to teach children about dogs, chased geese for our township, listened to problems, washed many hands and faces and his beautiful coat even caught many tears. I will miss so many things about you, Sonic.
Sonic passed away on January 5th, 2008 from a blood clot to his brain.
CH Harborview Winning Ticket OS
Lotto was from Aspen‘s last litter which was born in July of 2004. Lotto started his show career off with a bang by going Best Puppy at the Potomac Valley Specialty in April of 2005. Later that month, he went BOSS at the Columbus Specialty under Judge Vicki Seiler. To top that off, he was BISS at the Toledo Specialty under breeder Judge Bruce Wylie. He was also awarded BOSS under breeder Judge Donna Edwards at the Ft Detroit GRC. After going to the national in Harrisburg and picking up some placements, Lotto began his campaign for his American championship. His first weekend, he was awarded WD & BOS over male specials from the 12-18 mos class under Judge Roy Holloway. We then began to show in the bred-by exhibitor class in February of ’06. He picked up back to back wins in Buffalo, NY under Judges JR White and Betsy Stites and then back to back majors at the WPKA shows in Pittsburgh under Judges Ron Spritzer and KeKe Kahn. Lotto has also won many Best Bred By Awards and Group placements. He finished his championship from the Bred By Class in February of 2008 under Judge Joe Gregory. He is mom, Aspen’s 3rd Champion.
Lotto was a fun loving guy who is very gregarious and is famous for his hugs! He was an easy dog to live with and gets along with everyone- canine or human, that he meets.
Lotto passed away just before his 13th birthday due to a kidney infection that wasn’t responding to antibiotics and led to renal failure.
Lotto was an absolutely amazing dog and we were so very blessed to have him as a part of our family. His gentle nature and sweet smile will be with us always.
Vannah was all about tennis balls!!! She was retired in the spring of 2007. She is the dam of two very influential girls in our pedigrees: CH Harborview Golden Glitter- JLo and Harborview Preferred Ticket Holder-Terra.
Vannah passed away at 15.5 years young.
Hearthside’s Chip Off The Rock OD
Rocky X Am/Can CH Hearthside French Connection
Pebbles had an amazing personality and is quite the little comedian. Always with Arianna and her first best friend in life. Loving playing “dress up” with Arianna and always quite proud of all the different looks that they came up with.
Pebbles was quite a wonderful producer for our breeding program. She was awarded the GRCA’s title of Outstanding Dam. She is the dam to Detour–GCH Harborview Under Construction, Dazzle–CH Harborview Show Girl RE CGC TDI, Molly–CH Harborview She’s All That BISS RN TDIA TT THD DSR, and Sassy–Harborview All That Glitters OAJ AX, along with many other wonderful companions and therapy dogs.
Lotto X Vannah
Terra had your typical golden girl personality and was very sweet and gentle, but she was also one of the resident queen bees!! She was great with the kids and a wonderful mother but she also lived to play and race through the woods!
Terra was been a wonderful producer and has given us many beautiful “kids”. She has kids that are therapy dogs, showing in conformation, kids that hunt and many that are beloved family members. She is the dam of CH Harborview Yankee Doodle, CH Harborview Too Cool To Drool-Clooney and Harborview Pie In The Sky-Fancy.
Terra passed away just before her 13th birthday from hemorrhagic gastroenteritis.
CH Harborview That Girl
Marlo was nick-named the Go-Go girl because she loved to run and run and run some more all while having the other dogs chase after her! She also ALWAYS has to have something in her mouth. We often had to move the couch or go out and dig for her favorite toys in a foot of snow just so Marlo would be happy!
Marlo had an adorable face and very good breed type. She was balanced and has a good neck to shoulder blend and moves well both coming and going. She also has very fluid side gait. Marlo made her show debut in April of 2008 and got her first points in September of 2008 as just a baby. She then was shown in BBE for awhile and picked up 5 points toward her Championship from there. She was moved to open and she quickly picked up the rest of her points and finished her AKC Championship in Houston TX on July 23, 2010 under Judge Jane Forsyth winning her second 4 point major. A big thank you to Clint and Karen Livingston for finishing her!
Marlo passed away at age 12.5 years young.