O'REILLY caught our eye while field training
in California. This magnificent show dog was a firecracker in the field--fast
and birdy with an awesome water entry. But it is his conformation, temperament
and pedigree that have brought us back to him for breeding. O'REILLY earned
his first points at thirteen months of age and finished his championship
about ten months later. He spent the next year earning his field degrees
before heading back to the breed ring as a special. In only six months
of showing, O'Reilly entered the Golden Retriever Club of America Show Dog
Hall of Fame with multiple Sporting Group wins. In 1995, he was NORCAL GRC
Show Dog of the Year.
O'REILLY stands 23 ½ inches at
the shoulder and has a wonderful head with a soft, intelligent expression,
short, broad muzzle and good backskull. He has dark eyes, good pigment, and
a scissor bite with complete dentition. O'REILLY is a wonderfully balanced
dog with good length of upper arm, good depth and breadth of forechest, and
a solid shoulder. He has moderate to heavy bone without being overdone. He
has a solid topline and correct tail carriage. He carries a proper
thick, medium-gold coat with beautiful length of feathers.
O'REILLY is a clown at heart--he can
always make you smile. He is very up and trainable, achieving his CD with
in three straight shows, and both his WC and WCX on his first try. He
finished his CDX with all scores in the 190s and his UD at nearly 10 years of age. Although he has a medium-
to high-energy level, he is easy to live with and quite calm around the house.
He is a solid swimmer and loves to retrieve. His intelligence and willingness
to please make him a pleasure to train.
O'REILLY's offspring are excelling in a variety of arenas. He has at least two champion kids, CH Quailrun's Saffron QD McGraw, (who was also Norcal GRC's Show Dog of the Year in 1997) and CH Dolce's Return of the Jedi. O'REILLY's pups are also excelling in the obedience and agility rings. Most impressive have been the Coppertop kids from a three-pup litter:
CDX TDX JH AX AXJ WC (multiple HITs, Dog World Award), OTCH Coppertop
Keepsake UDX TDX JH OA NAJ WC (GRCA Obedience Hall of Fame, multiple
200s), and Coppertop's Amber Aggie CDX TDX AX. Check out
the Coppertop website for more on these dogs.
In general, O'REILLY is consistently throwing his head, overall balance, and true movement. In addition, he is passing on his wonderful temperament including his sense of humor, intelligence and desire to please. So far, he has an excellent record producing pups who are clearing hips, eyes and heart certifications. O'REILLY is OFA good, eye and heart clear, as are three of his littermates, including CH Ashford's Molly Weintraub UD JH WCX VCX and CH Ashford Monts Luisants.
We have bred to O'Reilly twice, producing fabulous litters: West Point and Wine.