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"Topper" was born April 1, 1990. He was approximately 27 3/4 inches and 97 pounds. He had a
brown nose, red wheaten with a little white on chest, neck and toes. He had beautiful movement from
the side or coming and going - nice sweeping, effortless gait.
Topper was in his first point show at ten months old where he was WD/BW/BOB both days. At eleven
months, Topper was WD for 4-point major and BOW under breeder-judge Barbara Rupert, went on to
the large Louisville circuit where he won a 5-point major finished in just nine shows at twelve
months of age from the Bred-by-Exhibitor Class and was Best of Opposite Sex over a
multi-BIS-winning Special. Bumped up as a Special, he won the Breed the next day over a major entry
and four other Specials.
At the National Specialty in June 1991, he was one of only nine Specials out of 100 to make the
final cut for Best of Breed, the year prior to the awarding of AOM. This was only his 14th
show; he was by far the youngest and least experienced Special. Topper had a number of impressive
Breed wins with some "cuts" in group. He is a RRCUS Medallion winner with BOB at a RRCUS
supported show in Dallas, Texas.
For information about the litter from which Topper came, see Ch. Globe's CaLia Toi Soldier.
Topper was not only exceptionally nice in conformation and movement, but he also had personality
plus! He was a real charmer. Among his get out of Ch. Rakiara Rapidan Ricochet are: Ch. Rapidan's
Racketeer owned by Jane and David McMillan, Rapidan Ramnes Iron Liege, LCM, CD, NA, SC, HIC,
TDI, TT, CGC, VC ("Hektor") owned by Tammy McGill, and Rapidan's Touche of Lyonvelt (CC pointed
in Ireland) owned by Tony Edwards of the UK.