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Month By Month Review

Santamaria now have 3 Dual Champions with both Lewis and Zoe gaining their Championships in Tracking.
Harvey has gained his Track and Search Dog, Track and Search Dog Excellent and Track and Search Championship this year. He has been very busy with also being in shows most weekend. Santamaria have the No1 Golden Bitch and Dog in Victoria.
Zoe gains her final points(her 30 Neuter of Show) to now be a Neuter Grand Champion. She is the first Golden Retriever and the first Gundog in Victoria to gain this title. Poppy wins Best Baby in Group at her first show. What a day we had at Lang Lang.
First show of 2017 Demi wins Best of Breed, Lewis wins a big Dog Challenge and gets his final points for his Australian Championship. He will now be known as Ch Santamaria Let the Games Begin and will take a rest from the show ring. Zoe win Neuter of Group. Poppy the new member of the team will be making her debut in the show ring later this month. We cant wait to see how she goes.
What a year for Santamaria. Demi is No1 Golden Retriever Show Dog of the Year (dogzonline)for Victoria and No1 Bitch in Australia and No 1 in the Breed challenge competition in Australia.
Lewis No 1 Rising Star for Victoria and his sister Max is 2nd.
Harvey got his Tracking Championship and won a Best in Show.
Zoe is No1 Neutered Golden Retriever in Australia and the Top Neutered show dog for Victoria.
Last show of the years see Demi winning Best in Group under breed specialist Anthea Adams and goes on to win Aust Bred in show.. Lewis winning dog challenge and Zoe wining runner up neuter of show. A great way to see out 2016. Castlemaine KC Demi gets Bitch Challenge, Lewis is Res Dog and Junior of Group, Zoe is Neuter of Show.
October Demi is still the No1 Golden retriever in Victoria and has won Best in Group at Royal Geelong, Euroa and Cobram this month.
Harvey win Best in Show at the Victorian Gundog Show under gundog specialist Mrs E Megginson from South Africa.
Zoe is the No1 neutered show dog for Victoria.
Meme wins Runner up in Group at Mildura
Lewis is 3/4 of the way to his Championship.
Jan-July Where do l begin. In Jan under a international panel we started the year with a bang with Demi winning Group 1st under worl renowned judges and continued on her winning streak. She was placed 1st at Sydney Royal, and that was putting her up into the open bitch class where she beat many older bitches. What a year it has been, presently July 2015, and we have ended July with a huge BANG with our young 2 1/2 year old bitch "Demi" Santamaria Indecent Proposal not only gaining her Grand Championship at frankston Ch Show under Mr Adam Druce but 1 week later obtaining her SUPREME CHAMPIONSHIP at wangarrata Ch show with her 3rd Best Exhibit In Show award. This is our 5th grand Champion and our 2nd Supreme Champion, and the very first Supreme Champuon bitch for the breed for our state and the 2nd for Australia. You cannot do much better than that. Our newest youngster "Lex" has ended her baby time with leading top puppy for the breed in our state and is the consistent winner for her age class with only being beaten twice. MeMe has just been mated but came out for Sydney Royal with no coat and was placed and then had a huge break only to come out again a few weeks ago and only being beaten by her kennel mate Demi. We remain the number 1 conformation/show kennel for our state, and finish the month with Number 1 Golden for the state. August and the remainder of the year is shaping up pretty nicely with 2 fabulous litters planned and already under way. And of course our daughter cassidy has just been awarded 1st place for the state at the Junior Handler state finals for her age class. December so far has been such a rewarding month for me with my beautiful boy obtaining his last group giving him his Supreme Championship, and 2 of my bitches being good girls and coming into season. October/November Wow another great month with Santamaria again having successful months in the show ring, an amazing year we have had. We had our National where all my dogs were placed and thus having the most successful kennel in Victoria. September Royal month And what a month it has been. We travelled to Adelaide where all our dogs did extremely well with Game Of Thrones going Reserve CC and then her kennel mate MeMe went on to be awarded Best Of Breed . Very exciting for us . Melbourne Royal also we did extremely well with all our dogs. July and August 2014 What a few busy months with outstanding results. After a 7 month break l returned my special boy "Winter" to the show ring and at his first show out he was awarded Best Exhibit in Group and the next day Runner Up In Group and beating a huge amount of Goldens and immediately going half way to his title. the August 16th he gained his Australian Championship. The girls and of course Austin held their own with all 3 taking out Group 1st, group 2nds and classes in group and in show, with Austin nearing his Supreme Championship. With judging and showing it has been a busy few months, cant wait to catch my breath. Our daughter Cassidy pictured above also started her junior Handler show career with going 2nd in her age group in the state finals and presently leading Best New handler for australia. Very proud Mummy and Daddy and headquarters. June
Sees our puppies go to their new home and we decided that as the litter was just outstanding we have kept a stunning youn male "Dom" starts his show career in the month of July/August. Again we end the month of June with still reaching for the stars and both Charli and Austin always hard to beat.

another busy month for us at Santamaria, with a litter of lovely puppies sired by our Best In Show winner "Austin" and keeping up to date with judging and other day to day business Santamaria ends May with still being TOP Bitch and Puppy in our state and TOP breeder in our state.

A bucy month judging for me, in NZ with some outstanding dogs.
We travelled to Mildura for a weekend of shows and again Austin, Hilary and Charli taking out Top Awards with Charli coming back into coat and taking Intermediate in Group both days.

Hilary is back in the ring and has matured up very nicely taking many Junior Bitch 1st, and now starting to behave as she matures. Long Kiss Goodnite still Number 1 bitch in Victoria with an incredible tally of points towards her Grand Championship. Austin again Top Puppy and now a proven sire with a wonderful hip score just back.

Feb 2012
"Austin" gains his Australian Championship. and goes Reserve Challange Dog at Canberra Royal. Still top puppy in Victoria.

Jan 2012.
another great month but a more lighter month as well being so hot. Austin goes BOB at his first 2 shows for the year and another few Puppy in group awards.

Austin also been given invitiation to Victoria Top Puppy Award, We are so very proud of him.

A quiet month however we ended the year with both Hilary and Austin winning Minor in Show and Puppy in Show as well as Hilary earning points for her Australian Championship and Austin gaining more points putting him closer to his title.
Santamaria ended up being the TOP GOLDEN BREEDER in the state of VICTORIA as well as taking out No 1 Puppy with Austin and No 1 and No 2 Bitch with charli and Drama.
A Great end of the year for us.


again saw Long Kiss Goodnite, DRAMA and Austin winning top awards.

WOW what a month we have had so far, "Austin" half way to his Australian Championship at 8 mths of age, Puppy in show and Runner up in Group under interantionally acclaimed judges. Drama only 2 pts away from her title and l passed my Hound Championship licence which now gives me 3 championship groups. Phew, busy month and more to come.

A busy time for us at santamaria with caring for our litter and study time for me. All our dogs gained top placings at Australias largest show.

August 2011.
Its Baby Time at Santamaria with Star due to give birth at the beginning of the Month.

July 2011
Drama goes Bitch CC and RUBOB at Junior Kennel Club of Victoria and both Austin and Million Dollar Bay , "Hilary" both respectively winning every baby class for the enntire month with austin going Baby in Show at the prestigious Melbourne Dog Club Championship Show.

June 2011

Saw a great number of shows with this time our new man "Austin" winning many baby in group awards. Drama also nearing her title at only 12 mths of age.

May 2011.

May saw us start the month in style with Austin making his debut, the return into the show ring with Mandaleh and yet another Res CC and RUBOB with Drama.

Austin, Man Of Mystery goes Baby of breed both days on the 28th and 29th of May and tops May off with Baby In Group under Mrs Steidel (USA) on my birthday.
Hilary makes her debut socialising also.

April 2011
At Bunyip Champ Show under Gundog Speacialist Mrs Jill Hocking (Vic), Charli goes Bitch CC and RUBOB and Drama goes Res CC, Puppy in Group and 2nd in the Scottish Breeds sweepstakes.

The the following week under Ms K Martin from NZ Drama went Bitch CC with Drama this time going Res CC.


Santamaria Golden Retrievers
Dianne Lee
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