Welcome to Calico Field Spaniels - Celebrating 32 years improving the breed - 1984 - 2017

Clara

CH Squier's Clara Barton UD HOF ROM

(CH Squier’s Valley Forge x CH Squier’s Reverie)

April 14, 1984 - 1996
Liver Bitch

An outstanding “first” Field Spaniel, Clara produced one litter of 8 (scroll down to see them) all of whom became Champions and included the first OTCH in breed history. Bred by Win McCann (Pickwick), Clara was our introduction to the dog show world in general and Field Spaniels in particular. Bringing her home, after a 2 year wait, in June 1984, was the beginning of our association with Field Spaniels. Clara was known as the, “Little Brown Dog” everywhere we went.     

 

Patient with our initial attempts at grooming , which resulted in some interesting haircuts, she was equally as patient and resilient with our initial attempts at training a high scoring obedience competitor at a time when those “in the know” said it was impossible to train a Field Spaniel to competition obedience level scores. Affectionately known as “the little brown dog”, she set numerous obedience competition records and was our first Utility Dog titlist—ever!  She left us late in September 1996.  We are delighted to see glimpses of her in our current dogs and every Calico Field Spaniel traces back to this great lady. An outstanding “first” Field Spaniel, Clara produced one litter of 8 (scroll down to see them) all of whom became Champions and included the first OTCH in breed history. Bred by Win McCann (Pickwick), Clara was our introduction to the dog show world in general and Field Spaniels in particular. Bringing her home, after a 2 year wait, in June 1984, was the beginning of our association with Field Spaniel.


The Great Eight—the first litter produced under the Calico Prefix

 

¨ CH Calico’s Geoffrey Chaucer CD TD NA WD HOF

¨ CH Calico’s Brandywine

¨ CH Calico’s Cruise Control

¨ CH Calico’s Pinball Wizard UD ROM

¨ CH Calico’s Quiet Riot

¨ CH Calico’s Casanova

¨ CH OTCH Calico’s Lil Deuce Coupe UDX HOF ROM

¨ CH Calico’s Baird CD


This photo was taken after the judging of the 1988 National Specialty Supported Entry in Pennsylvania, where the dog at far left in the photo (CH Calico’s Geoffrey Chaucer CD TD NA WD HOF) went Winner’s Dog while his littermate (CH Calico’s Cruise Control), who is just to the right of the judge in the photo, went Best of Winners.





Left to Right:  CH Calico’s Geoffrey Chaucer CD TD WD HOF; CH Calico’s Casanova; CH Calico’s Baird CD; CH OTCH Calico’s Lil Deuce Coupe UDX ROM HOF; CH Calico’s Cruise Control; CH Calico’s Brandywine; CH Calico’s Quiet Riot; CH Calico’s Pinball Wizard UD ROM.    Bred by Becki Jo Hirschy and Frank Wolkenheim