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BIS / BISS  Am/Can CH Stelor's High Noon
Wh. 3/1/02
AKC & CKC registered

Cooper possesses tremendous breed type…looking like you expect a GSP to and able to fulfill his intended function.  Of proper size and short of back, he is a clean and efficient moving dog.  Cooper has the proper mix of size, substance and angulation – a truly correct, symmetrical and well-balanced dog.  When on point, he presents a very stylish image.  With a beautiful head and expression, Cooper has the desired look of nobility called for in the standard.

Eager and biddable, Cooper is also a loving home companion, gentle with children and playful with other dogs.   He is a happy dog, and like some very special people, can warm a room with his presence.

Pioneer Valley KC / Nutmeg GSPC - BEST OF BREED
Cooper @ 4-1/2 years

Cooper is everything and more than I ever could have asked for in a GSP!  I started showing him in late 2002, and by the last shows of 2003 I had owner-handled my first champion.   Even at an early stage, his style and winning attitude brought success. 

Good things do come to those who wait.  There was an inkling of what Cooper could attain with a very nice win over top-ranked specials at the Old Dominion KC show on October 3, 2005 in Leesburg, VA.  Cooper  made the final cut in the group ring that afternoon, and it was clear he was capable of even greater accomplishments.

Fast forward to August 5, 2006.  Coop prevails over a large specials entry to win the Nutmeg GSPC Specialty, and then goes on to win the Sporting Group and ultimately Best In Show - the first of only two shorthairs to accomplish that feat in 2006!  In fact, in recent years there have been relatively few GSPs to earn a coveted All-Breed Best In Show.  Quite an achievement, indeed. 
This success remains today, even with Cooper being over seven years old.  He continues to show and to win; awarded Best in Veteran Sweeps and within the hour outshining younger dogs as Winners Dog/Best of Winners at the Canadian GSP National Specialty in June 2009!  Now a Canadian Champion, Cooper has withstood the test of time to remain a winner!  That is what great dogs do.

My heartfelt thanks to the many who have supported Cooper with their compliments and applause, and much appreciation to the judges who have recognized his outstanding conformation and breed type.

Special thanks are due to handler Dennis Witzke.  Dennis met Coop only 15 minutes before ring time at the Nutmeg, and in the course of moving him a bit commented "I think you've got a pretty nice dog here."  Dennis and Coop went on to have the day of a lifetime.  Since then he has trained Cooper to be a true showdog, and together they have earned a number of nice wins.  I am indebted to Dennis for his selflessness, professionalism and positive influence in support of both Cooper and me.

I still show Cooper, and am honored to be at the end of his lead!!  I look forward to many more years with my best boy - he has enriched my life beyond my wildest dreams!

For a fun photo journey from puppy to Best In Show, please visit our "Best In Show" page!


Cooper's Pedigree

Pedigree also on!

(Please contact me for a 7-gen pedigree.)

Cooper's health clearances. 
Cooper is CHIC-certified!

Then - a promising youngster!

Carroll KC - May 19, 2003
@ just over 1 year

Now - still goin' strong!!

after GSPCC Nationals - June 2009
@ nearly 7-1/2 years!!



puppy Coop

playful Coop

Dennis Kirouac * Annapolis, MD