Congratulations to Randy & Pat McKinney on Mattie getting the final passes to join the elite 500 Point Club in HRC!

This is a huge accomplishment.




Dec 2021
Two MACH3 and a MACH for the Topmast dogs in 2021!!

Congratulations to Bob Young and Caper (Spice Litter) on their fantastic year and MACH3! 
Caper had a tremendous year. The 37 QQs he created this year resulted in MACH’s 2 & 3, MXS, MXG, MJS and MJG and he is Nationally ranked among Golden’s for QQ’s in AKCs Breed Rankings.

Congratulations to Barb Croy and Calli (Liquor Litter) on finishing their MACH 3!  Amazing team wracking up those QQ’s and lots of ribbons.

Congratulations to Pat McKinney and Mattie for finishing their MACH in October!                                                      Randy also finished their HRC HRCH!                                                                                                                                              What a great year they’ve had, especially after an injury in the spring.  Go Mattie!

Oct 2021
GRCA National was a success for several Topmast dogs. 
  • SHR Topmast Double Buckshot Buddy BN RN JH WC CCA – Passed his JH & WC tests, qualified in Rally Novice,Beginning Novice, and passed his CCA.  This qualified him for the GRCA Triathlon Award.
  • SHR Topmast Traveling with Scotti BN RE JH WC CCA – Passed both JH & WC tests, qualified in Rally Excellent &    Beginning Novice placing 3rd in a class of 50+ entries.
  • Topmast Remy Martin Cognac MH16 – (Critch)- passed his Master Hunter test.
  • Topmast Partridge Berry Sauce (Critch) – passed her first Junior Hunter test at 1 year old.
  • One of our Topmast owners, Jan Masica, judged the Master Test at the National and had a great time judging the dogs.
  • Kerri & Keeper were in the Parade of Titleholders and were the oldest dogs in the parade….14 yrs 3 mo!

Sept 2021
Congratulations to Steph Critch and Remy for passing the Master National!
It was a grueling test and they did well.
These two are such a great team together.
Congratulations Steph!

Nov 22, 2020
A New MACH!! and ADHF!  

Congratulations to Bob Young and Caper on finishing his MACH!! and ADHF!!

All before the age of 3 and with Covid restrictions taking out a half a year.
Great work for you two!  
                                                       MACH Topmast Salty Little Caper Bud MXB MJB TKN ADHF

Sept 20, 2020
Congratulations to Pat & Randy McKinney for finishing Mattie’s MH!!  


Mattie finished in one weekend with a Double Master qualifying in both tests.
She’s also qualified for the Amateur Master National.


Aug 2020
Congratulations to Jan Masica and Kix for finishing his MH!!
Topmast Kick-A-Poo Joy Juice CD MH OAJ WCX AX OF

Dec 2019
Congratulations to Bob Young and 2 y.o. Caper finishing his MX & MXJ. 
From start to finish in 7 months.  Nice work!


Sept 2019
Ritzy qualifies at the GRCA National for the Triathlon Award!
Ritzy is the dam of the Double Litter.

May 20th, 2019
Congratulations to Barb Croy and Calli on their MACH!!
These two have become such a great team together on the agility field
and we are so proud of how well they’ve done.
Calli is from our Liquor Litter.


June 2018
Congratulations to Jan and Keeper on completing their MH50, 
which qualifies them for the GRCA Hunt Test Hall of Fame!
What a team!  Getting 50 Master Hunt test passes is a HUGE feat and this team is a well oiled machine together.
Watching Keeper run hunt tests is such a joy….you can see how much she loves the game.
We are so proud of you two!
Keeper is now known as:

Sept 2017


Congratulations to Donna Schmidt and Jade on taking High in Trial Agility at the GRCA 2017 National!!   What an honor.  Jade took first place in Master Excellent and Jumpers to take the award.  She also won Premier Jumpers.  What an amazing National they had.  She also passed her Junior Hunter test.
More Topmast dogs did well at the 2017 Golden Retriever National in Maryland.
Mattie qualified for the coveted Triathlon award
SHR Topmast True Grit JH WC CCA CGC
Mattie passed the CCA, passed in Junior Hunter and the WC, finished 4th in Novice Rally B, and 1st in Novice Fast Agility.  Qualifying in three areas:  CCA, Performance, and Field.
Topmast Saddle Up ‘N Ride NF –  Ranger finished his Novice Fast Agility title, passed the Junior Hunter test and WC.
Topmast Kick-A-Poo Joy Juice CD JH NAJ NF WC – Kix passed the WC and WCX.  He is back to great health.
U-CDX Topmast Twist of Slate CDX BN PCD GN RE CCA CGC – Ryder did well in Rally, getting another RAE pass.
Topmast Jump to Light Speed NA OAJ CGC – Luke had some great runs in Novice Preferred Jumpers and Fast, finishing first place both classes.
And not to be outdone, the three Abbi daughters from her Irish Litter had a great National.  
Keeper passed her WCX, Kerri passed JH, WC, and took 4th in Excellent Rally for #6 RAE2 pass, and Jamie Q’d in agility.
It was a great National
Karli, Keeper, and Jamie were in the Parade of Titleholders and received huge ribbons!




Sending a big congratulations out to Donna Schmidt and Jade on finishing
their first ever Junior Hunter!  Jade loves those birds!
And that gives her the points she needs in all three categories for her
Wahoo!  What a dog and what a trainer!
Jade is officially known as:
MACH5 Topmast Purple Jade
Sept 3, 2017


A big congratulations goes out to Barbara Verga and Perri from the
Traveling Litter.
Today they finished their MACH, and yesterday they qualified for the
What a team they are.
Perri is officially known as:
Topmast Perri’s Home For The Holidays


Congratulations to Jan Masica and Keeper (Irish Litter) on their continued success in Hunt tests and Obedience.
This year, Keeper has qualified in Master Hunt tests 7 times in a row, completing her MH32, and qualifying for the Master National again.  She also finished her UDX & OM2 this spring.  
That girl just keeps on going!
Sept 6, 2015
Congratulations to Pam Martin and Bon on completing their AKC Master Hunter title today!!  WAHOO!  Go Bon!
I’m sure they finished it in style.
Pam and Bon skipped SH and went straight to Master, so had to get SIX MH passes for their title.  
What a great team these two are.
Bon is now known as:

Can CH. GMOTCh Topmast Take the High Road MH WCX CDX CCA VC OD,


She really does walk on water!

Congratulations to Doug and Lexie on achieving their high goal of getting an OTCH!!  
Lexie is Doug’s very first obedience dog and he went from Novice A to OTCH!
Lexie is now known as 
We are so proud of Doug and Lexie for taking this wonderful trip together. 
Special thanks goes out to Doug’s trainer, Linda Smithberger, who has helped guide Doug and Lexie thru this incredible journey.
And of course, a big cheer goes out to Doug’s wife, Nanci, who has supported Doug thru-out his adventure with his very special girl.
Lexie is from our Traveling litter, out of our Abbi and Collin.  
She and Doug have done some wonderful traveling in obtaining this goal.

May 2, 2015

Wow, what a great obedience day all of us had today.

Jan and Keeper got
#2 UDX leg today! What a talented girl she is in
obedience too.

passed both Beginning Novice A trials with Topmast Karli and her other dog Glenbrier Keagan both!

AND……wait for it…..she had a run-off with herself with both her
dogs in the first trial!!

Keagan won the run-off for 1st place.

Then Myra and Karli did really well in her second
trial with a 198.5 and another first place. And she got her first CD leg
with a 2nd place! Wahoo! That finishes Karli and Keagan’s BN titles.

The run-off in Beginning Novice was hilarious as the judge
called Keagan’s number to come back in the ring (just when Myra was ready to
go in the Novice A ring) and didn’t tell her what it was for until he had
her in there and lined up to heel. Myra is pretty new to obedience, so
she didn’t really have a clue what was happening but went with it and did
a great job heeling Keagan after pulling him straight from his crate.

For those of you that know Keagan, he can be a pretty big party boy a lot
of times. He gave a few woo-woo’s in the ring today, but did a really
good job for Myra all day. Myra has never taken a formal obedience class
and only been training at home, reading the rule book, and having a few
private lessons with me and my girls. What a great job she did today with both her dogs!!

Chime and Kerri went in Beginning Novice B for both trials and Chime took
the honors in both classes with first places and a 199.5 score! Kerri
had a few no sits, so let her sister take the high honors and took home a couple of 4th place ribbons.


Feb 22, 2015
Pam & Bonny finished their GMOTCH!!
The Canadian Kennel Club awards the Grand Master Obedience Trial Champion title to the dog that meets the following requirements:
Grand Master Obedience Trial Champion
Requirements for this title may only be accumulated after the completion of
the Master Obedience Trial Champion Title.
 The requirements are:
                       (a) a minimum score of 195 points in both the Open B and Utility B
classes at the same trial at 10 separate trials. (phew!)
                      (b) pairs must be earned under a minimum of 10 different judges. A pair may be counted under 2                              different judges, provided it is earned in the same trial.
                      (c) a High in Trial with a score of 195 or higher out of the Open B class.
                      (d) a High in Trial with a score of 195 or higher out of the Utility B class.
Today was also Bon’s 19th HIT.  
She’s the
first and only female golden with a CH and GMOTCH and only the 5th CH/GMOTCH Golden.

Feb 15, 2015
A big Congratulations to Pam Martin and the Bonster for earning a 200 perfect score and taking back-to-back High in Trials this past weekend!!
Wow!  What a great weekend for this amazing team.  They are so close to their Grand MOTCH title.  Taking a little time off for those babies seems to have improved their game!  And not having much hair doesn’t seem to have hurt either. 
Big Congratulations to an Amazing Team!



    December, 2014
Just heard from Mary Ellen.  She finished Nina’s UD the end of November, handled by Mary Ellen herself!!
That is so exciting!  Mary Ellen is an inspiration to us all.  She had a bad stroke when Nina was just over two and it took over a year to get back to training (and even walking!).
She diligently pressed on with Nina’s obedience career, getting her BN, CD, CDX.  Then on to Utility training.  She had to overcome her difficulty in comprehension and speech while in the ring, remnants of her stroke.  But she kept at it.  On July 26th, they entered the ring and qualified for their first Utility A leg for a 3rd place!  The next day, while walking into the building, MaryEllen tripped and broke her hip.  She was taken to the hospital in the ambulance, her husband accompanying her.  They left Nina with a friend and asked her to take her in and show her.  MaryEllen’s friend/trainer couldn’t take her in because she can only show in the B classes.  So another friend offered to take her in, a stranger to Nina.  She started warming up Nina and realized they didn’t have any articles….Nina’s set had gone to the hospital in Mary Ellen’s husband’s car.  So they drummed up a set of articles, practiced a minute with them, and off into the ring they went.  Showing how stable a dog Nina is, they not only qualified, but placed 1st with a 197!!!
Never one to give up, Mary Ellen went back in the ring in November and finished Nina’s UD with another 1st place!!!   WAHOO!!!
She is now known as Topmast Nina Travelyn Girl BN UD GO.
What a team!
We are so proud of them.  


Sept 14, 2014

A big Congratulations to Steph Critch and Luk on getting their Master Hunter title!!!  Steph put all of Luk’s MH passes on herself and he’s her first dog to do field training!

Go Steph & Luk!!

Luk is Topmast Karluk’s North Pole Voyage MH CGC, from our Traveling litter. 



May 25, 2014

Max CD!!

Gordy and Max completed their CD in three straight shows with three First Places!!!  WAHOO!

Go Max!

This is Gordy’s first title he’s put on a dog, so we think he’s done a great job!


Nov 3, 2013

CT Keeper!!!

Congratulations to Jan Masica and CT Keeper on completing their VST track in 12 minutes and obtaining their Champion Tracker title!!  WAHOO!!  A CT is not an easy title to obtain.  Only 5% of dogs pass that VST, which is tracking on concrete, asphalt, and grass.  I was there to watch Abbi’s daughter complete that track in 12 minutes and it was breathtaking.  The crowd was estactic for Jan & Keeper and Jan was so happy.

 Congratulations to Jan and 

CT Gaylan’s Lucky Four Leaf Clover  CDX RE MH MXB MXJ MXF ADHF WCX VCD2 CL1-F CGC.

    What an amazing dog Keeper is and what a great trainer Jan is.


Oct 2013

We have our first MACH!!!  Donna & Jade finished their MACH at the tender age of 2 yrs 4 months!!  This right on top of her getting her ADHF!  Wow, this team is really rolling along.  Talk about Consistancy!

Congratulations to MACH Topmast Purple Jade ADHF!!


July 7, 2013
obtained her 10th QQ this weekend to qualify for the Agility Dog Hall of Fame!
This title is given to dogs that have 10 QQ’s, with 6 of them with double placements.  This is not an easy title to obtain, especially for Keeper competing in the 20″ class, which is the highly competitive class with lots of Border Collies.
Way to Go, Keeper & Jan!!!!


 June 2, 2013
A big WAHOO to all three of my young girls for finishing their SHR (Started Hunting Retriever) titles this weekend!!!  Diamond and Chime did it in four straight and Kerri needed that fifth one.
I am so proud of my girls for loving the retrieving game and having fun with me.
So proud of Diamond, who has been completely trained by Tom, and I get to show her for her titles.

March 10, 2013

Congratulations to Barbara Verga on two new titles on both her dogs, Bing and Perri. Bing finished his UDX2 and Perri obtained her Rally Advanced title.

They are official known as:

Gaylan’s Bingsville Bugle

Topmast Perri’s Home For The Holidays

Feb 28, 2013
Congratulations to Donna Schmidt and Jade (Topmast Purple Jade OA NAJ) on finishing their Open Agility title with three first places!!
What a great team they are becoming!!


Feb 17, 2013
Congratulations to Pam Martin and Bon,
 for finishing their Can CDX with another High in Trial!!  WAHOO!!
These girls are on a roll!

Congratulations to another Traveling litter pup Nina,
and her owner MaryEllen Moyse on their new CD from the Novice B class, in three straight shows!

Feb 3, 2013
Congratulations to Pam Martin and her Bon on her new Can CD and two HIT’s!!
She is now known as
Wahoo!!  Go Bon!!!

January 20, 2013

It sure has been quiet with Abbi’s offspring or I am way behind on news.  And now Chime’s offspring are making news!

Big Congratulations to Barbara Verga and her Topmast Traveling pup Perri on completing their Utility Dog title (UD).

Wahoo!!! Barbara’s second UD!! Bing (Perri’s big half-brother) was Barbara’s first UDX! Great Accomplishment with two of Abbi’s offspring!

Big News!!Chime’s daughter is the first off Chime’s offspring to get agility titles!! Jade (Topmast Purple Jade NA NAJ) completed her Novice Agility and Novice Jumpers titles with all first places! Wow! These guys are becoming a great team! She also has her first Open Std and Jumpers legs. See the link below to watch her latest run.!i=2328631769&k=x3FJNhN

Congratulations to Jan and Keeper on several more OTCH points and her 7th QQ!! That girl is on a roll.

October 14, 2012
Congratulations to Laura McGarrell-Young and her Traveling litter pup Joy (Topmast Joy’s Country Mile CD JH WC TDI CGC) on passing her WC this weekend and finishing her CD last weekend!!  WAHOO!  You go, girls!

August 12, 2012
Congratulations to Abbi’s daughter from the Irish litter,
 Gaylan’s Lucky Four Leaf Clover CDX RE TDX MH MX MXJ MXF WCX VCD2 CL1-F CGC (Keeper) and her owner/handler Jan Masica on getting that fifth MH pass to obtain Keeper’s Master Hunter title!!!  
WAHOO!!!  Go Keeper & Jan.
We are so proud of you guys for this accomplishment!

July 31, 2012
Chime had FIVE puppies from her breeding to Kamikaze!!
 (see our puppies page for further information)
Congratulations to Traveling litter Lexie (Topmast Wings of Travel UD RE JH CCA CGC) on getting her Utility Dog title!!  All with  Placements too!!
Way to go, Doug & Lexie!!!

May/June 2012
Congratulations to the two sisters Kerri and Karli for passing their WC test!!  Wahoo!!  Both girls did a fine job getting their first field title!
Congratulations to Rocky, the sire of our Gemstone Litter, for finishing off his Master Hunter title on the Gemstone’s first birthday!!  Wahoo Rocky MH!!!
Keeper, from our Irish litter, also got her 3rd Master Hunter pass at the same test!
 Go Keeper!

March 28, 2012
Congratulations to Barbara Verga and Perri for finishing their NA, NAJ, and NF in two weekends of trialing, and getting Open Agility legs too!  Placements for all her Q’s!!  Way to go, Ms Perri!!!


March 25, 2012

Congratulations to Bing and Barbara Verga (Music Litter) for finishing his Versatility obedience title (VER) in three straight titles.

Congratulations to Perri and Barbara Verga (Traveling litter) on getting her 2nd UD leg with a 2nd place!  She’s moving right along towards that UD.  Now back to agility.

Congratulations to Skipper & Joe (Traveling litter) on finishing his Rally Excellent title (RE) with three FIRST places!



Feb 13, 2011

Wow, what a weekend Abbi’s babies have had!

Keeper (Irish Litter) got QQ #2 with double placements (2nd & 3rd) and another MX Q with a 3rd place.  Very impressive weekend, Keeper!

Not to be outdone, her brother Jig (another Irish pup) got his first QQ with double      placements too.  Way to go Jig!

Karli (Traveling litter) got her first agility Q this weekend in Novice Standard with a First Place.  Wahoo, Ms Karli!!

Skipper (Traveling litter) got his first two Rally Excellent legs this weekend with TWO first places!!  Go Skip!!

Perri (Traveling Litter) came home with her first UD leg and 4th place.  Very impressive!

Her brother, Bing (Music Litter), did a fantastic job! He won the Utility B class
once, got another UDX leg, got 2 Versatility legs with more Master
Points and OTCH points, and won Highest Scoring Golden with a Field
Title both days of the Golden Specialty. He qualified 3 out of 4 times
in the Utility ring and once in the open ring.   Bing is on a roll!


Nov 13, 2011

Just heard from Stephanie.  Luk passed his Senior test today with flying colors and is now a Senior Hunter!!
We are so proud of these guys.  Stephanie is a Novice A handler and this field handling thing is all brand new to her.  She and her pro trainer Mike, have done a wonderful training Luk to his potential and showing that beauty, brains, and field ability can go together.  And this love of field for Steph all started with the Carol Cassity seminar (thanks Gayle and Carol).
Luk’s marking is fantastic, just like his momma’s. 
It’s nice to know that breeding choices for the risk we take breeding to a conformation dog that has no performance titles has paid off.  The Traveling litter is really out there showing everybody that the combination worked!
Thanks Abbi and Collin!

Oct 30, 2011

Congratulations to Irish litter pup Jig on getting his Junior Hunter title!!  This is Sandy’s first field title and she’s thrilled having Jig showing her how much fun it is!

Gaylan’s Irish Ceili Dancer RN AX AXJ MXF JH WC VC CCA O-NAC/NCC/NJC/TN  



Oct 9, 2011

Busy weekends for the Abbi’s Topmast/Gaylan’s offspring.

Sept 3, 2011

Lexie, (Topmast Wings of Travel CD RE CCA CGC) (Doug & Nanci Braun),finished her CD a couple of weeks ago with another first place and then has added two Junior Hunter passes to her and Doug’s accomplishments.  WAHOO!!!  Pretty impressive for this Novice A team!!
Bonny, Can. CH. Topmast Take the High Road JH WCX CCA Can. WCX (Pam Martin) added an Am WCX a few weeks back and then this weekend, passed her Can WCI and WCX!!!  Way to go Bonny & Pam!!!


July, 2011

It’s been a busy month for Abbi’s offspring. 

Keeper (Gaylan’s Lucky Four Leaf Clover VCD2 CDX RE TDX SH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC) (Masica) finished her Senior Hunter in four straight hunt tests!!

Bonny (Can. CH. Topmast Take the High Road JH CCA Can. WC) (Martin) finished her Canadian Championship in four weekends of showing!

Bing (Gaylan’s Bingsville Bugle UDX JH OA AXJ NJP NF VCX CCA CGC) (Verga) finished his UDX and obtained more Obedience Master points.

Perri (Topmast Perri’s Home For The Holidays CDX) (Verga) finished her CDX in three straight shows with an extra leg too.

Jig (Gaylan’s Irish Ceili Dancer RN AX AXJ MXF CCA O-NAC/NCC/NJC/TN) (Ziemski) finished his AXJ.

And Chime sent her puppies home to their new homes (Abbi’s grandpups).


May 20, 2011

Chime’s Gemstones are here!!

Five babies born May 20, 3 females, 2 males.

Check them out here!


February 14, 2011

Abbi’s pups had a great weekend!!

Charge,  U-Ch Topmast American Express Traveler CD RN TDI CGC (Zelinski), finished his CD and RA this past weekend, in three straight shows.
Now on to Open!

Skipper, Topmast Atlantic Traveler RN CGC TDI TT (Cona), got his first Rally Advanced leg this weekend.

Perri ,Topmast Perri’s Home for the Holidays CD (Verga),obtained her CD in three straight shows, with a bumper leg to boot.  All with placements and in the 190’s.

Big brother Bing, Gaylan’s Bingsville Bugle UD JH OA AXJ NJP NF VCX CCA CGC (Verga), earned his 6thUDX leg and qualified in either open or utility in all four shows with scores of 190 or above each time.He had one 2nd place and 3 third places for the weekend! He earned 42 more Master points and is now just 12 Utility points away from his Obedience Master Title!

Keeper,  Gaylan’s Lucky Four Leaf Clover TDX JH MX AXJ MXF RE WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica)  obtained her first two CD legs with beautiful performances, just missing two 199’s by a no sit.  She looked great out there!