In Memoriam

Ch Quillquest Ghillie’s Gem MH Am/Can WCX


Gillian Impey
Sex: Bitch
Sire: Almanza Wet or Dry at Prairielight
Dam: Quillquest Wendy’s Wagtail
Ch Bolingbroke’s Reggae Rocker UD CGC TDI

Melody Daniels
Sex: Bitch

Reggae’s life’s journey was completed before the Capital Region Flat-Coat Club was formed, but through her descendants, she continues to influence the breed locally, across the country, and now in Europe. Over 30 of the flat-coats in this gallery of CRFCRC dogs are her descendants, including a great-granddaughter of the same call name. Reggae’s elegant breed type and sound movement can still be seen coming down through the generations. Reggae was a confident and self-motivated worker, earning her CDX with 10 qualifying scores at age 2, and her UD in one trial season at age 3. She also earned JH legs both weekends that she was entered in hunt tests.

Ch SR U-CD U-AGI Whisper Winds Always Harmony UDT SH OA WCX CGC TDI Can CD WCI (HOF)


Melody Daniels
Color: Liver
Sex: Bitch
Sire: Bertschires Jesse James
Dam: Petersfield Irish Rose

Waylynn was an honest, capable and biddable working companion, earning Unsteady Singles field JAM’s at the 1993 and 1994 National Specialties and strongly finishing the 1997 Steady Singles; placing numerous times in obedience and agility; and earning her tracking title at her first test. In the show ring, she placed in Open Bitches at the 1993 National Specialty and won the Field Trial Bitch class in 1996 and 1998.

Always owner trained and handled, at the age of 5 she became the first liver bitch in breed history to qualify for the Flat-Coat Hall of Fame.  As a Veteran, she earned 2 legs toward her UKC CDX and 2 legs toward her NAHRA Working Retriever title. Waylynn was an ace Frisbee player, a playmate to all the neighborhood kids, and a gentle, patient Therapy Dog at the nearby nursing home. Her devotion to us was matched only by ours to her. 

Bertschire’s Ragin Shenandoah CGC


Christine Lebel
Color: Black
Sex: Bitch
Sire: Windfall’s CAG Capt Maverick
Dam: Bertschire’s Bad to the Bone
Breeder: Andrea Holsinger
BGCh Streett’s End Pride And Joy CGC

08/30/2006 — 08/03/2018

Richard Streett & Deb Brady
Color: Black
Sex: Bitch
Ch Blazins Isaac the Lucky Knight

03/27/2006 — 10/14/2013

Melvin Knight
Color: Black
Sex: Dog
Sire: Dexmoor Shoot the Moon
Dam: Blazin’s Enchanted Forest
Breeder: Dawn Buttion and Marty Archambeault
Ch Blazin’s Cosmic Thing NA NAJ NJP NAP CGC

11/06/1996 — 10/06/2011

Dawn Buttion & Marty Archambeault
Color: Black
Sex: Bitch
Sire: Flatford Zeus the Major God
Dam: Blazin’s Alluvion Solitaire
Breeder: Dawn M. Buttion & Martin J. Archambeault
Victory’s Got Game UDX OM1 RA JH AX MXJ NF WC

02/25/2009 — 06/20/2017

Diane Orth
Color: Black
Sex: Dog
Sire: Swallowsflight Raven Lion Lad NVK
Dam: Victory’s Clear Sailing
Breeder: Judy Gladson
Fowlplay Just Rewards


Kurt Anderson
Color: Black
Sex: Dog
Sire: Comics Catman Dooley
Dam: Huntlane’s Fowlplay Citori
Ch Tidalflats’ Selkie JH Am/Can WC CGC


Jane Boraczek & Cliff Williams
Color: Black
Sex: Bitch
Sire: Flatford Fareforward
Dam: Hillbrook Dory of Tidalflats

Traditionally, “selkies” were mythical creatures: half seal & half human;living partly at sea and partly on land (while always longing to be in the water).   In our minds, this is the 1 nature of Flat-Coats! On the Orkney Isles, ‘selkie’ is still the word for ‘seal’.  Our Selkie lives up to her name by being a strong, agile, and enthusiastic swimmer with an impish personality.  Very much like her mother (Dory), Selkie *is* our seal!