My new buddy Frank was sent to me via Dee Duffy and Three D Sussex in Virginia. He has an interesting pedigree, double bred on Westminster BIS winner "Stump", and out-crossed with an imported bitch from the Czech Republic. He is also very handsome, very sound, and a great mover.
I really like Frank, he is incredibly sweet, gentle, and loves to snuggle with his mummy. Physically, he is maturing very slowly and will probably be an "adult male" around age 6 or so.
Frank easily finished his Grand Championship in July 2017, handled to all 26 points by me! Even better, he finished his first season out as a special as #4 Sussex Spaniel, with very limited showing, and earned a coveted Top 5 Westminster Invitation. I'll bring him back out to the show ring at some point. Meanwhile he is working on his Rally Obedience moves, and seriously LOVES hunting for rats!
I am especially happy to say that he is one of the few male Sussex in the United States that has been fully health screened, and has normal OFA certificates for hips, eyes, heart (via specialist) and PDP1 .
Thus far, four of Frank and Marv's daughters are champions:
CH Hellfires Big Skye Surprise @ Three D "Skye"
CH Hellfires Serendipity is Marvelous "GG"
CH Hellfires Marvelous Serendipity "Gwynnie"
CH Hellfires Ruby Flash @ Primetime "Ruby"