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Ch Orchardhill Stop Shopping Maria.
Sheeba Fernando x Orchardhill Intrigue
Best of Winners ~ Griffin Georgia KC
Jan 29th 2015 Judge Mr R R Hartinger

New Champion

Orchard Hill Yes It's True ("True") By USA/AKC GCh. Orchard Hill Why Wonder, J. W.
ex Ch. Orchard Hill Next Stop, Wonderland ~ Best Puppy in Sweeps, Cavaliers of the North East,
June 11th 2015, Judge Katherine Kates

Ch Orchardhill Why Wonder, JW x Ch Forestcreek Piece Of My Heart

Red and his son, Lucky

Orchard Hill Unadorned
Best of Winners / New Champion
Elm City KC - Springfield MA - August 21st 2013
Judge ~ Mrs P Gutierrez-Otero

Ch. Orchard Hill On Cloud Nine at Alexa (Lara)
Best of Breed & Group Four at Middleburg Kennel Club 2013
Co-owned by the breeders with Anita Alexander
Handled by Ernesto Lara, Greenfield Kennel

Best Puppy in Show at the ACKCSC National Specialty Phoenix Az.
Judge Mr. Frank Kane (UK) April 2013.

With this win Orchard Hill Cavaliers retired the ACKCSC National Specialty Trophy for Best Puppy in Show by winning that honor with three separate homebred puppies: Orchard Hill Ingenue (2009), Orchard Hill Kid You Not (2012) and Orchard Hill Why Wonder? (2013)


Orchard Hill Why Wonder
Best Puppy in Show CNE, Williamsburg Va, March 2013
Breeder/Judge Ken Town (Barsac - Scotland)


AKC Gr. Ch. Orchard Hill Letters Home
Reserve Best in Show CNE, York, PA November 2012
Breeder/Judge Anne Eckersley (Chadwick)



Lara Best of Breed Winner



Orchard Hill Indiscreet, J.W. Winners Bitch, Best of Winners & Group 3, Boardwalk KC 02.05.2012 ~ Judge Mr. Mr Jason Hoke



In March, 2012, our tricolor bitch Orchard Hill Buy Me A Pony, J.W. finished her CKCSC-USA championship. "Devon" becomes the eighth CKCSC-USA Champion to finish for her dam, MBISS CKCSC-USA/AKC Ch. Orchard Hill Never Grow Up, ROM.

By CKCSC-USA/AKC Ch. Hurleaze Birthday Boy, ROM

  By Eng Ch. Pascavale Enchanted, ROM

CKCSC-USA/AKC/CKC Ch. Orchard Hill Shirmont Back Talk, J. W.
(All-breed BIS & Multiple BISS Winner)

CKCSC-USA/AKC Gr. Ch. Orchard Hill Tough Enough, J. W.
(CKCSC-USA National Specialty BPIS, 2010)

CKCSC-USA/AKC/CKC Ch. Orchard Hill Never Say Never, J.W.
(CKCSC-USA National Specialty RWB, 2010)

Wendy's Champion offspring

CKCSC-USA/AKC/CKC Ch. Orchard Hill Charismatic
(ACKCSC National Specialty Best of Breed Winner, 2011)

CKCSC-USA/AKC/CKC Ch. Orchard Hill Homegrown
(CKCSC-USA National Specialty WB, 2009)

CKCSC-USA/AKC Orchard Hill Buy Me a Pony, J.W.
(ACKCSC National Futurity Winner, 2011)

CKCSC-USA/CKC Ch. Orchard Hill Nevertheless

AKC Ch. Orchard Hill Next Stop, Wonderland
(Meadowlands Specialty WB, 2011)

  By CKCSC-USA/AKC CH. Sheeba Special Discovery

CKCSC-USA/AKC Ch. Orchard Hill on a Lark

AKC Ch. Orchard Hill On Holiday



Worth the Wait: A Breeder's Dream

Orchardhill Charismatic

Orchard Hill Charismatic (Brady) Winners dog, Best of Winners & Best of Breed ACKCSC National Specialty 2011 UK breeder/judge Mr. Kenneth Town (Barsac Cavaliers

Flash back several years, 2007 to be exact. Our tricolor bitch, Ch. Orchard Hill Never Grow Up, was being shown by Ernesto Lara and was the Number Three Cavalier in the country. "Wendy" had been Top Cavalier in the CKCSC-USA for 2006 and in 2007 had earned four Best in Specialty wins and several Toy Specialty Breed wins. But she was almost four years old and was due in season.

Our plan had been to breed Wendy to Eng. Ch. Pascavale Enchanted. I had been to the UK and seen him and several of his get: I thought he and Wendy complimented each other very well.

But Enchanted had not yet arrived in the States when Wendy came in season. Instead we bred her to another top-producer, Ch. Hurleaze Birthday Boy at Shirmont. The breeding produced four CKCSC-USA champions, one of which eventually became an all-breed Best in Show winner.

By the time we were ready to breed Wendy again Enchanted had gone home to the UK. Another choice was made, also a good one, and time passed.

In 2010 Wendy finally produced her Enchanted litter. At last we were able to see our imagined puppies in the flesh, and we were not disappointed: a Blenheim male is now USA/AKC Ch. Orchard Hill Tough Enough, J.W. Handled by Rachel, "Paddington" finished easily with a five-point Specialty major, Breed wins over Specials and a Group Four. His tri litter sister, Ch. Orchard Hill Next Stop, Wonderland, also has a five-point specialty major and was Best of Opposite Puppy at the CKCSC-USA Puppy of the Year under UK breeder Gil Baker. A second tri female is Orchard Hill Buy Me a Pony, J. W., who was Best in Futurity at the recent ACKCSC National under breeder- judge Mrs. Judy Gates.

And finally there's Brady, no one had seen Brady "in person" until his debut in San Jose in May of 2011. And suddenly there he was, first time at a show, sparkling and wagging, seemingly glad to have been invited to the party.

It was a Cinderella Story minus the large orange pumpkin: we watched with bated breath as Brady charmed British breeder/judge Mr. Ken Town into giving him first Winners Dog and later, Best of Winners and Best of Breed from the classes. Winning the National from the classes with a homebred dog is a breeder's dream and just about as good as it gets.

Thank-you, everyone, for your overwhelming support and good sportsmanship. We appreciate every kind word.

Erica Venier, Orchard Hill Cavaliers

AKC/USA Ch. Orchard Hill Tough Enough, J.W. "Paddington"

Orchard Hill Buy Me a Pony, J. W. (Devon) ACKCSC National Specialty Best in Futurity US breeder Mrs. Judy Gates, breeder/owner handler Rachel Venier

Ch. Orchard Hill Next Stop, Wonderland Best Puppy Bitch, CKCSC-USA Puppy of the Year, 2011 UK Breeder/Judge Mrs. Gil Baker