In Memoriam

Ch Maple Manse’s Ruff and Trump CGC

07/14/2000 — 11/30/2007

Cheryl & Foster Beach
Color: Black
Sex: Dog
Sire: Whisperwinds Beyond the Law
Dam: Prairielight Card up the Sleeve
Breeder: Jackie Capes

If love could have saved you,

You would have lived forever.


Our first flatcoat, our first Champion, magnificent beyond our wildest imaginations, driven retriever of tennis balls, swimmer extraordinaire,  lapdog to watch TV, bedtime companion.  He led us to conformation and field retrieving adventures with such joy and enthusiasm. Our special boy.

Loved with a Love beyond all feeling,

Missed with a Grief beyond all tears.

Victory Message In a Bottle for Riverwind

06/13/2015 — 10/14/2017

Cheryl and Buzz Beach
Color: Liver
Sex: Bitch
Sire: Victory Flight to Riverwind
Dam: Swallowsflight Freya-Gaia
Breeder: Judy Gladson

Our quintessential Peter Pan

SR Ch Hillbrook Dory of Tidalflats CD JH Am/Can WC TDI


Jane Boraczek & Cliff Williams
Color: Black
Sex: Bitch
Sire: Adelhard Hillbrook Yankee
Dam: Hillbrook’s Peggy Sue

Dories are tough little work boats with classic lines. This was our hope for Dory when we got her. She really lived up to her name with her physical elegance and completely fearless field attitude. She was our first flat-coat and the sweetest dog we have ever owned.

We lost Dory to malignant histioytosis just before her 8th birthday. This disease is all too common in Flat-Coats. Surf here to see what the FCRSA is doing about it.

Dory had two litters before we lost her. You can read more about her and her kids here.

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.


07/10/2004 — 08/01/2014

Helena and Tomas Dahlen
Color: Black
Sex: Dog
Sire: Hawksthorne Caliph
Dam: Hovhill’s Kaffebona
Breeder: Kerstin Olsson
Little Hen’s Stanley Cup

07/05/2002 — 08/06/2013

Betsy and Steve Surprenant
Color: Black
Sex: Bitch
Sire: CH Ryvertown Johnny B Good CGC TDI
Dam: CH Darach Jet Black Good Little Hen
Breeder: Steven Hinson & Patricia Hinson
Riverwind’s Never Say Never

12/30/2003 — 08/11/2007

Cheryl & Foster Beach
Color: Black
Sex: Dog
Sire: Maple Manse’s Ruff and Trump
Dam: Bertschire’s Not Even a Mouse

“We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan.”( from The Once Again Prince by Irving Townsend)

Ch Quillquest Xuberance CDX JH WCX CGC Can CDX JH WC


Gillian Impey
Color: Black
Sex: Bitch
Sire: Quillquest Kaos
Dam: Lyneholme Escallonia
Breeder: Gillian Impey
K’Mander Dancin’ Boogaloo


Holly Stein
Color: Liver
Sex: Dog
Sire: Dancin’ Sampson
Dam: Whisperwind Petersfield Tia
Breeder: Kurt Anderson and Pat DeBree
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