“Poppy” was bred by Ruth Dehmel (Rendition), Maryann Stephenson (Autumfire) and Mary Burney (Embur) and co-owned with Ruth. She came to live with us when she was 4 1/2 months old and she was named after the beautiful, bright red flower that reminded us of her personality. I am grateful to Ruth for entrusting us with our Beloved “Doodle”. At the age of 2 when she was ready to hit the show trail, Steve Dainard beautifully handled Poppy to her American and Canadian Championships in 5 weekends. She was Winners Bitch and BOW at the prestigious Eastern English Springer Spaniel Club specialty and was later the ESSFTA Dam of the Year (a tie) in 2003.
“Poppy”is the Dam of the 2007 Westminster Best in Show winner, Ch. Felicity’s Diamond Jim, CD, RAE; Ch. Felicity’s Darling Darla; Ch. Felicity’s Johnny Angel; Ch. Felicity’s Rendition Guardian Angel and Ch. Felicity’s On Angel’s Wings. She is dearly loved and missed by us. She gave us so much to be thankful for. Rest well, sweet love.
Photo of Poppy – Photo credit to Ruth Dehmel