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DC Almaden's River of ShadowsDual Ch. Almaden's River Of Shadows

Breeders: FG & Sherry Larsen
Owners:  FG & Sherry Larsen & Jessica Carlson
wh. 9/27/03 - OFA Good, PennHIP .42L/.33R (90th percentile), CERF normal

Click here to view River's pedigree

"River The Liver" is a joint venture between myself and Sherry Larsen of Almaden Brittanys in California. River's sire is one of my all-time favorite Brittanys, the 2001 National Field Champion "Shadow", and his dam was Rock's last Champion daughter. River's pedigree includes many National Champions and Hall of Fame members. River's parents proved to be an outstanding match that produced a litter full of true Dual quality dogs.

River won his first two show majors from the 6-9 months Puppy class, and then went to work in the field. He was with John Kline for his first year in the field, got his Puppy and Derby points and first two summers in Montana. John retired at the end of 2005, so I ran River myself in Open and Amateur All Age stakes in 2006, got his first adult points and got him qualified for the National Amateur Championship. River went to trainer Ed Tillson in 2007, where his run continued to mature, and he again qualified for the NAFC in 2007, but unfortunately his breeder/co-owners were unable to send him back out with Ed the next year. I continued running River in Amateur stakes only, and he completed his Field Championship in February 2008 by winning an Amateur All Age stake. This also brought him within 3 points of his Amateur Field Championship and completed his third qualification for the NAFC. He went back to the show ring that summer and completed his Dual Championship in style with a 5-point major win. In the off-season, River gets to enjoy some hunting trips with me and friends. He is proof that a smart, biddable All Age dog can make a great hunting companion too, as he naturally adapts to foot hunting and handles with ease.

River proved himself to be a strong competitor with class, speed, strength, and an incredibly strong nose. He is intense and stylish on point, very smooth and sound moving in both the field and the show ring, and (equally important to us) he is an absolute pleasure to have at home. His sweet demeanor has earned him friends wherever he goes. We're happy to see that River's puppies are inheriting many of his best traits! He is now happily retired at home in central California.

Click to view pictures & videos of litters sired by River:
River x Ch. Gourley's Maximum Bet JH (May 2009): photos | evaluation videos
River x WR Tequila Tiger Lily (Dec. 2009): photos | evaluation videos
River x DC/AFC Tequila With A Twist (July 2010): photos
River's Winning Offspring

DC Schonhund Winning Wager
out of Ch. Gourley's Maximum Bet JH

FC/AFC Tequila Scorcher
2016 US Open Brittany Championship Winner
out of DC/AFC Tequila With A Twist

Ch. Copley's Gunnery Sergeant JH
Reserve Winners Dog & Best Puppy, American
Brittany Club Summer Specialty Show, Aug. 2009
Field Trial Pointed & Sporting Group Placer
out of Ch. Copley's Millennium Martini

Am./Can. Ch. Copley's Deep In The Briar Patch
Winners Dog & Best Puppy, Canadian
National Specialty Show, July 2009
BOB over top specials en route to his American Ch.
out of Ch. Copley's Millennium Martini

Ch. Alar's Hearts of Fire
out of Ch. Gourley's Maximum Bet JH

Ch. Schonhund Out Of The Shadows
Dual pointed
out of Ch. Gourley's Maximum Bet JH
more winning River pups...
also out of Ch. Copley's Millennium Martini (2008 & 2009):
GCh. Copley's Last Call Martini AX AXJ CGC - Sporting Group winner
Ch. Copley Wincrest Dirty Martini
- multiple field trial placements
Ch. Copley Cando Wincrest of the West - field trial placer
Ch. Copley's Speakeasy Martini
Copley's Bellini Martini - field trial placer

also out of Ch. Gourley's Maximum Bet JH:
Ch. Flatrock's Riverboat Gambler JH - Best of Breed winner
Schonhund River Romance - show pointed

out of WR Tequila Tiger Lily:
Alar's Red Tequila River - field & show pointed

out of Ch. TK's Dancing Across the Sky (2010 & 2011):
Ch. TK's Rogue River Dancer
TK's Little Miss Sunshine - major show pointed

out of DC Sovereign Copley Kiss My Chips (2 puppies):
Alar's Iroc Z - multiple juvenile field trial wins (Puppy & Derby pointed)

also out of DC/AFC Tequila With A Twist (4 puppies):
Ch. FireStarter's Tequila Torrent
Ch. Tequila Tempest
Tequila Twister - field trial pointed
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sire "Shadow"

dam "Winnie"

on point, 5 months

18 months old

pheasant find, December 2007

new Field Champion, February 2008

December 2007

new Dual Champion, July 2008

ABC Western Region Futurity, 2/10/05
4th Place All Age Stake (15 starters)

that night - ABC Western Region Futurity Show
Best of Breed (19 entries)

Date Event Win
May 2004 Rio Grande KC, Albuquerque New Mexico 4-point major WD/BOW from 6-9
June 2004 Chico DF, Gridley California 3-point show major from 6-9
Sept. 2004 Mo-Valley Brittany Club, Raymond Nebraska 3rd Open Puppy (14 starters)
Oct. 2004 Southern Kansas Brittany Club, Eureka KS 1st Open Puppy (15 starters) - 2 field points
Oct. 2004 Northern Virginia Brittany Club, Sumerduck VA 1st Open Puppy
Feb. 2005 ABC Western Futurity, Los Banos California 4th All Age Futurity Stake (15 starters)
Feb. 2005 ABC Western Futurity Show, Los Banos CA Best of Breed
Feb. 2005 Sierra View Brittany Club, Santa Nella California 3rd Open Derby (17 starters)
March 2005 Southern Oklahoma Brittany Club, Ardmore OK 3rd Open Derby (24 starters)
March 2005 Sooner Brittany Club, Ardmore Oklahoma 1st Open Derby (26 starters) - 2 field points
March 2005 ABC Central Futurity Show, Burlington Colorado 3rd Money Male
Sept. 2005 Ringneck Brittany Club, Bonesteel South Dakota 3rd Open Derby (23 starters)
Oct. 2005 Missouri Brittany Club, Thayer Iowa First adult stake - 3rd Open All Age (34 starters)
Feb. 2006 Fort Worth Brittany Club, Hubbard Texas 1st Open All Age (25 starters) - 5 field points, owner-handled!
Sep. 2006 Iowa Brittany Club, Thayer Iowa 4th Amateur All Age (25 starters)
Qualified for the 2006 National Amateur Championship
March 2007 Sooner Brittany Club, Ardmore Oklahoma 3rd Amateur All Age (26 starters) - 1 AFC point
April 2007 Iowa Brittany Club, Thayer Iowa 2nd Amateur All Age (25 starters) - 3 AFC points
Qualified for the 2007 National Amateur Championship
Oct. 2007 Missouri Brittany Club, Thayer Iowa 3rd Amateur All Age (18 starters)
Jan. 2008 Sunland Brittany Club, Engle New Mexico 4th Amateur All Age (20 starters)
Feb. 2008 Greater St Louis Brittany Club, Grovespring MO 4th Amateur All Age (14 starters)
Feb. 2008 Bluebonnet Brittany Club, Brownwood Texas 1st Amateur All Age (13 starters) - 3 points & New Field Champion!
Qualified for the 2008 National Amateur Championship
May 2008 Utah Valley KC, South Jordan UT Winners Dog, 1 more show point
May 2008 Southern Oregon KC, Klamath Falls OR WD/BOS each day for 2 more show points
June 2008 Pocatello KC, Blackfoot Idaho WD for 2 more show points
June 2008 Yellowstone Valley KC, Billings Montana WD for 1 more show point
July 2008 Bexar County KC, San Antonio Texas Winners Dog - 5 point major & New DUAL Champion!
Sept. 2008 Iowa Brittany Club, Thayer IA 3rd Amateur All Age (20 starters)

More to come!


DC Almaden's Lone Shadow Dancer
"Dottie" owned by FG & Sherry Larsen
see Dottie's page

Ch. Almaden's Grace Under Fire

"Gracie" owned by FG & Sherry Larsen
Dual Pointed - see Gracie's page

Ch. Almaden's Miss Satin Doll
"Missy" owned by Bill & Judy Cappello
Juvenile Field Trial Placement

Almaden's Rocky River
"Rocky" owned by Katie Patrick & Sherry Larsen
Dual pointed (now deceased)
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