Spinnaker is a beautiful boy who hails from the world-renowned Xanthos Kennel in the UK where Heather Morss has dedicated decades of time and energy to her outstanding breeding program. Spinnaker is the son of Heather's beautiful "DUTCH" (International Champion Xanthos Mondriaan) and was bred by Brigit Vlaar in Holland out of her beautiful VDH and German Club Champion Goldstrike Wild Cherry. His pedigree is stacked with influential champions known for producing consistently in both character and structure.
In July 2013 at only 6 months of age, Spinnaker had a smashing start to his career in the UK at the esteemed Golden Retriever Club Centenary Show and was awarded VHC (Very Highly Commended) in the Minor Puppy class of 14. Spinnaker continued to do well in the show ring and gained his Junior Warrant in a record 3 months then went on to prove his versatility by completing his Show Gundog Working Certificate with ease.
While still in the UK, Spinnaker was campaigned as a junior dog at the prestigious CRUFTS dog show (2014) where he placed an impressive 2nd in a large class of quality goldens.
In October 2015, Spinnaker travelled down to Northern Italy to spend a couple of months with Giovanni Monteverde. One week after arriving he won his first CAC and CACIB.
Spinnaker is a gentle and confident boy with a solid temperament. He quickly wins his way into the hearts of all those he meets is now proudly co-owned by Michele Tuominen, Jamie Veraldi and Christina Degazio. We will be forever grateful to Heather Morss for allowing this spectacular boy to cross the ocean and join us here in Canada.
Show News 2017
Following his move to Canada in March, Spinnaker won Winners Dog and Best of Opposite Sex at the Seaway Shows under Mrs. I. Latchford and WD and BOS under Mr John Hodgkinson giving him his first points since arriving from England.
At the Forest City shows Spinnaker took WD and Best Of Winners under judge Ann Long-Doyle from Ireland and Winners dog under Judge John R Walsh from Ireland. This easily took him over the points needed for his Championship title which was achieved in a very short time and limited number of shows.
In June at the Erie Shores Kennel Club Spinnaker took Select Dog under Judge Kay Sneath then took Best Of Breed under Judge Dianne Jovanovic at the Valley Kennel Club to earn his Grand Champion title!
Thank you so much to all the judges and our handlers Sarah Drake and Sara Manzi.
Stud Enquiries may be made to either Michele Tuominen or Christina Degazio
JW = JUNIOR WARRANT (UK)
SGWC = SHOW GUNDOG WORKING CERTIFICATE (UK)
GCH = GRAND CHAMPION (CAN)