CH J&As Heartfelt Legend of Acton
Sire: CH Hill's Blazen Jac JH
Dam: KJ Requet's Bouncin' Crysta
Breeders/Owners: John & Ann Short
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With 9 Dual Champions (DC's) within her immediate background, the beautiful Miss Pippin became the the second Brittany from our hunting dog breeding program to finish as an AKC Champion of Record. In September, just 3 months after her brother, CH J&A's High Caliber Harris Special SH "Bullet" became our first, the Pippinator was handled to her championship title on September 15, 2012 by Joyce M. Coccia (also Bullet's handler) at the South Shore Kennel Club show in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. (Pippins daughter "Thistle" became our third champion two months later!) Previously, Joyce hand handled Pip to her second major on August 19, 2012 at the Northern New England Brittany Club Supported Entry Show. In July 2010, Pippin won a 5 point major at the 2012 Southern New England Brittany Club Specialty Show with Dawn Hill (sire owner) handling. Pippins breeder (Ann Short) handled Pippin exclusively the first year putting several single points on Pip. Pamela Jackson also helped put points on Pippin (also handled by Julie Harris and Shania Hersey). Pippin, born a singleton, is the result of a well planned line breeding on 3XAmFldCh Multi BISS DC AFC Masked Shoshoni War Chief JH. Pippin's beautiful mother, Chrissy, is a 'Chief' daughter whose breeders are Ken and Jane Windom. We were truly blessed to obtain Chrissy for the purpose of successfully improving the conformation of the J&A's Brittanys line of Brittany bird dogs. The solid foundation behind Pippin also includes 2008 Hall of Fame Brittany 4xAmFldCh 5xAmFldR-U FC AFC Hi-Scor Jac D Ruffian. We were very blessed to have the opportunity to breed Pippin to GCH CH Tonan-Hopes RU Kidding Me "CHEVY" (Best in Show Winner - 2009 #1 Brittany in the country all-breed points) to continue to improve the conformation of our hunting dogs. (Their progeny are now carrying forward into the future the evidence of this excellent pairing which brought us HEMI and THISTLE Within a very short time this brother and sister duo were both titled as AKC Bench Champions and AKC Junior Hunters. Thistle finished her AKC Grand Champion title in November 2013. Hemi has points towards his Grand Championship as well. She has grandpups who are excelling in the field and in the ring and we expect this to continue.) We are equally pleased with her pups sired by CH J&A's Quiet Courage JH NA 107 Prize 1 "WILSON" born in 2014. Pippin is all business when it comes to her birds and is quite intense! She handles nicely to voice, whistle, and/or hand. Pippin is officially retired however her legacy is strong in our breeding program and indeed, Pippin has always been one in a million.