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Crosby Head Shot

Crosby Head Shot

Cdn. CH Carfrae Walk of Life PCD CD CDI CDX RN, Am CD
Am CH Berridale’s The Last Straw x AmCdn CH & Cdn OTCH Carfrae Life Is A Highway RA, Am CD RN
Born March 1, 2010

PRA and FN Normal, BAER Normal, OFA Hips Excellent, Patellas & Thyroid Normal, AN Normal/Clear

CERF eye examinations performed annually

From Olivia’s second and last litter we kept two puppies, Crosby and Dorothy. Neither puppy was seriously shown in conformation; our real estate and renovation plans were definitely been the focus of our attention “from 2011 to early 2013.  Crosby seems to be a later maturing male, like his very famous grandsire, “Higgins”.  Crosby (and his litter sister Dorothy) go back to Am CH Timeless Traveller ECM and Am CH Springhill Slapjack MX MXJ WD ECM, on both sides of their pedigree.

Crosby completed the requirements for his Canadian conformation championship the summer of  2013.  He was shown in the Bred By Exhibitor class in only two shows the summer of 2012 and in two shows June/July 2013.  He obtained a Group 4th at the Ontario County Kennel Club show in June.  Crosby obtained another Group 4th at the Bobcaygeon Kennel Club show in July 2013, in a very competitive Sporting Group.

Crosby completed his Rally Novice title in November 2012, with placements in all three rally trials and his Pre Companion Dog obedience title in October 2013.  May 2014 marked the completion of his Companion Dog obedience title.  Crosby completed his Companion Dog Intermediate title in December 2015, his American CD in May 2017 and his Canadian CDX in July 2017.

Crosby is naturally very attentive, focused on me and is anxious to please.  Crosby has his mother’s desire to train and please.  He has a calmer demeanor than his older half brother and I find him a “more honest” boy in training than TUX.

Crosby loves swimming in the pool in the summer and diving for floating toys.  His only vice is that he likes to “sing” on occasion.  He is very tolerant of his daughter Adele’s antics and abuse.

Crosby is currently training in Utility and we’ll be back in the UD ring in early 2019.  I’m also training him for the command discrimination exercises now used in the Open classes in both Canada and the US.   Hopefully in 2019 he will obtain both his Canadian UD and his American CDX.

According to “CanuckDogs”, Crosby was the top obedience English Cocker Spaniel in 2017.  Most recently, Front and Finish magazine listed him as the #4 Novice obedience English Cocker in the United States for 2017.  Not bad, considering we only went to 1 weekend of US obedience trials. 🙂

Crosby will be retired from competition and breeding in 2019.


Crosby, 8 weeks old

Crosby, 8 weeks old

Here is a link to Crosby’s 5 generation pedigree on the international English Cocker Spaniel database: “”

Crosby’s Pedigree

Parents Grandparents G-GrandParents G-G-GParents
Am CH Berridale’s The Last Straw Am CH Berridale’s Dream Come True ECM Am CH Chantilly’s Fire n Ice Am CH Maidavale Firethorne ECM
Am CH Dunelm Ladybug
Dickins Tracy Tupman Am CH Successor of Sorts ECM
Am CH Kedgwick Love Me Do
Am CH Berridale’s One by One Am CH Timeless Traveller ECM Cdn CH Palacecraig Sultan of Swing
Timeless Ceridwen Promises
Am CH Berridale’s One to Treasure Am CH Amawalk’s British Sterling
BISS Am CH Bellflower Berridale Revelry
AmCH CdnCH & OTCH Carfrae Life is a Highway RA, Am CD RN Am CH Timeless Traveller ECM Cdn CH Palacecraig Sultan of Swing Mistfall Meddler
Lennoxgrove Temptress at Palacecraig
Timeless Ceridwen Promises Am CH Bellflower Nonconformist JH WDX
AmCdn CH Timeless Key to It All
AmCdn CH Springhill Sorceress AmCdn CD BIS BISS Am CH Sunnyside Skylark PlaybyPlay ECM BIS Am CH Daisymead’s Playboy ECM
Am CH Sunnyside Starry Night
Am CH Springhill Somethingwicked, MX MXJ JH SH WDX ECM Am CH Springhill Slapjack MXJ, WD ECM
Am CH Boxhill Springhill Lullabye NA ECM