Project Description

Call Name: Pippin
Full Name: CH Spectrum Topsfield Pippin of Sanchu BN RN C-SN C-CD NAP NJP NFP CGC TKN TDI
Pedigree: GCH Topsfield Maredge Earl Grey x CH Topsfield Sanchu Spectrum Hopscotch
Date of Birth: 10-May-2012

Pippin was the first singleton puppy we ever whelped. To make matters worse, his mother (the diva of our pack, Hoppy) rejected him and never dropped any milk! Fortunately we are blessed with wonderful, experienced mentors and friends, one of whom – Sue Frischmann – took Pippin and hand raised him until he was able to eat solid food.

Pippin is a wonderful and intelligent dog, sensitive to others and a great lover of children. He is not shy about letting us know what he wants and when he wants it, especially his daily serving of Greenies.

Pip was certified as a therapy dog by Therapy Dogs International and together we started a Tail Waggin’ Tutors program at the Bolton Public Library in December 2019.  Pip sees 4 children or families on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month and looks forward to his sessions at the Library.

Some of Pip’s career & training highlights:

  • Conformation:
    • Handled by Candy Carswell to his AKC Championship before 1 years old and in 10 shows
    • Wonderful mentor dog to his buddy Cooper Casto in AKC Pee Wee events
  • Obedience:
    • Titled in both AKC (Beginner Novice) and CDSP (Starter Novice, Novice) obedience competitions
    • Needs one more “leg” for his AKC Companion Dog (Novice) title
  • Scent Work / Nose Work:
    • Starting Nosework/Scentwork training in November 2019
  • Field Trial
    • Has ¾ of a point towards his field trial championship
  • Tricks:
    • Able to jump up onto a bed from a standing start without any boosting
    • Passed his AKC Trick Dog Novice class and is working on his Trick Dog Advanced title.