Stanley Steamer - the Great One

This amazing portrait of Stanley was given to us by  Lâle Aksu and her husband Matt. It was done by Christina Shalaby. It is exactly how Stanley looked right up to his final day. Beautiful expression, loving eyes, and the look of anticipation that a treat may be coming by his way any minute now, or perhaps someone is getting ready to throw him a bird. When I look at this picture I see Stanley’s soul. I will cherish this picture and every day it will give us a special memory of Stanley.

FC AFC OTCH, Cdn FTCH AFTCH MOTCH TNT’s Stanley Steamer,
UDX, OS, FDHF, OBHF, Cdn MH, JFTR, WCX, FDHF, ODHF

June 17, 2001 – January 7. 2017 – 15.7 years old

Last night we said our final goodbye to the “great one” a true legend for the Golden Retriever breed “Stanley”. In his lifetime he achieved title combinations that no other Golden has ever done. Incredibly Stanley achieved all major titles by the age of 5 years old. Not only was he talented, he showed great desire to work and to please, a real team player. I ran Stanley through-out his derby career and he became the top derby Golden and made the National derby list. At 3 years old he won his first US field trial Open with John, and I handled him to his Cdn Open win. Stanley won about every possible GRCA year end field trophy offered, an incredible honour. He competed at numerous field trial Nationals, John was his main handler in the field while I concentrated on Stanley’s competition obedience career and his Master Hunter title. Not only did he excel in the field but Stanley was a multi-200 OTCH obedience dog. Stanley was a dream come true!

He was a true gentleman in every sense. A kind, gentle soul, and he loved to entertain & flirt with the ladies both 2 and 4 legged. Stanley was the only male in the litter, bred by Chris Braswell of Brassfire Retrievers. Chris knew right from the beginning she had a special puppy, and as the original buyer had to back out, we stepped up and brought Stanley home. Somehow it was meant to be. Chris has become a close friend and strong supporter of Stanley for the past 15.7 years.

Stanley has a long list of highly accomplished progeny in the field, agility and obedience, with most recently a litter born to Heads Up Goldens, and a litter due any day with WildFire Retrievers. His legacy will live on for years to come thru the magic of frozen semen. Stanley lived every day to the fullest, up to his final day he went everywhere with us and kept up with the younger dogs on a daily basis going for walks and acting as training supervisor, always insisting a bird or two be thrown for him as well. Stanley has been with us for so long, it is difficult adjusting to him not always by our side. He had a long, full, pain free, cancer free life, for that we are very grateful.

Now it is time for him to run free with his kennel mates that are waiting to meet him.
♥♥♥ you so much Stanley!

FC AFC OTCH FTCH AFTCH MOTCH TNT’s Stanley Steamer, MH, FDHF, OBHF, Am. OTCH, UDX, FDHF, OBHF, OS
WOW, what can i say about Stanley! He is an amazing dog in every way. Below you will read about what Stanley has accomplished in his lifetime, and what he is still accomplishing at 9 years of age! Most recently in September he placed 2nd in the Amateur in Idaho, which was on the way to run the GRCA National Speciality in Colorado, where he earned both an Amateur 2nd and Open Jam.

Then he came home and brushed up a little on his obedience skills, which he has been retired from for the past year so that Janice can bring along the young dogs. Well, Stanley waltzed into the Open B ring and earned a perfect 200 score!

What an incredible dog! Stanley is all heart. He is a true team player. He also has the kindest, sweetest temperment you could ever imagine. And to top it all off, he is one very handsome and structurally well put together Golden Achiever!

Stanley holds a dumbbell

Stanley’s Accomplishments

  • Multiple perfect 200 scores in the obedience ring
  • The only dog to achieve 4 Championship FIELD TRIAL TITLES plus Am & Can OTCH titles… all by 5 years of age!
  • Qualified for US Amateur National – needs 1 point for Open National
  • Qualified for both Open and Amateur Canadian Nationals
  • 100% amateur trained and handled

Stanley’s Gallery

Stanley Steamer’s Field Trial Results

DateTrialLevelPlacement
April 16, 11Northwest Ret. Club, WAAmateur4th
May 14, 11Oregon Retriever Club, ORAmateur2nd
Sept. 25, 10GRCA SpecialityAmateur2nd
Sept. 17, 10Wood River, IdahoAmateur2nd
Aug. 13,10Tacoma, WAOpenJam
June 12,10PRTA, OregonAmateur4th
April 17, 10Northwest Ret. Club, WAOpen3rd
Mar 20, 10Tacoma, WAOpenJam
Feb. 19,10Sagehens, CAOpenJam
Feb 12,10Lassen, CAOpenRjam
Sept 20, 09GRCBC TestMaster HunterPass
Sept 18, 09Williamette, OROpenJam
Jun 28, 09Logan Lake Ret. ClubOpen4th
Jun 27, 09Logan Lake Ret. ClubAmateur1st
May 16, 09Spokane, WAOpenJam
April 20, 09BC GunAmateurJam
QUALIFIED FOR THE US AMATEUR NATIONAL AND BOTH CDN NATIONALS for 2009 !!!
April 19, 09BC Gun Dog Trial, BCOpen4th
Mar 27-29, 09Samish, WAOpenJam
Feb 20, 09Sacramento Trial, CalifOpen2nd
Aug. 2, 08NW Trial, WAAmateurJam
July 25, 08Puget Sound, WAAmateur1st
May 10, 08Spokane Ret. Club, WAAmateurJam
STANLEY WINS THE AMATEUR STAKE 2007 GRCA NATIONAL!
Mar 21, 08Tacoma, WAOpen3rd
Sept 18, 07GRCA Speciality, WAAmateur1st
Sept 17, 07GRCA Speciality, WAOpenJam
Sept 2, 07A.R.C.A , ABOpen4th
Aug 25, 07Stampede City, ABOpen4th
Aug. 10, 07Tacoma Club, WAAmateur2nd
Aug 04, 07Northwest, WAAmateur4th
STANLEY WINS THE AMATEUR STAKE 2007 GRCA NATIONAL!
May 11, 07Snake River, IDOpen1st
May 4-6, 07Idaho Ret. ClubAmateur3rd
Apr.28, 07BC Gun TrialAmateur1st
Apr 22, 07Oregon Ret. ClubAmateur2nd
Apr 7, 07BC AmateurOpenRJam
Apr 7, 07BC AmateurOpen3rd
Apr 1, 07Samish FT, WAAmateurJam
Mar 30, 07Samish FT, WAOpen3rd
Feb 9, 07Lassen Trial CAOpenRJam
COMPLETES FTCH TITLE !
Oct 1, 06VIRC, BCOpen1st
Aug. 6, 06Northwest Trial, WAAmateurJam
May 14, 06Rmd Ret. ClubAmateur3rd
May 14, 06Rmd Ret. ClubAmateur3rd
Apr. 30, 06BC Gun TrialOpen3rd
Apr.29, 06BC Gun TrialAmateurJam
April 9,06Rmd Ret. Club, BCOpen1st
Mar. 26,06VIRC, BCAmateur3rd

Stanley Steamer Obedience Trial Results

DateTrialLevelPlacement
Oct. 28,10LMDFOpen BPERFECT 200 – HIT
Oct 10, 09Fraser ValleyOpen B198
Oct 10, 09Fraser ValleyOpen B197.5
Sept 25, 09Mt. Cheam, BCOpen B199 HIT
Sept 25, 09Mt. Cheam, BCOpen B198
May 24, 09Spokane, WAOpen B197.5
May 23, 09Spokane, WAOpen B198.5
May 2, 09OVOTCOpen B199 HIC
Jan. 10, 09Puyallup, WAOpen B198
Nov. 16, 08Nanaimo KCOpen B199 – HIT
Nov. 15, 08Nanaimo KCOpen B199.5 – HIT
Sept. 7, 08FPOTCUtility197
Sept. 6, 08FPOTCOpen B199 – HIT
Aug 17,08Olympic KC, WAOpen B198
Aug 16, 08Olympic KC, WAOpen B197
May 4, 08OVOTCUtility199.5
May 4, 08OVOTCOpen B199.5 – HIT
May 3, 08OVOTCOpen B199.5 – HIT
Jan. 12, 08Sammamish KCOpen B198 – HIT

Stanley Steamer’s Pedigree

ParentsGrandparentsGreat-GrandparentsGreat-Great-Grandparents
FTCH – AFTCH FDHF
Cedarpond’s RV OS
FTCH AFTCH
Shurmark’s Split Decision
MH
FC AFC
Mioak’s Shake N’ Jake
FC AFC Mioak’s Main Event
Mioak’s Kate
Sun Fire Sure Mark TessAFC Wildfire of Riverview CDX, OS
Sunfire’s Dyno of Chances R
FTCH NAFTCH
Brasdor’s Razzl Dazzl
AFC
Yankee’s Smoke N’ Red Devil OS
FC AFC Northbreaks Kinike Sir Jim
Yankee Fluff
FC
Windbreakers Razzmatazz
AFC Holway Barty OS
Nutmeg’s Harvestgold Heather
Brassfire’s Mustang Sally
MH **, WCX, OD, MNH
GMHR Anya’s Brassy Boss
MH, CD, Am/Can
WCX
FC NAFC
Topbrass Cotton
AFC Holway Barty OS
Ch Sunstream Gypsy of Topbrass
FTCH AFTCH
Osmington Anya
Whistledown Tally
Eng. FT. CH. Treunair Strathcarron Alexa
MHR Sungold Super Brass
MH, Am/Can CDX/WCX
Sungold Major MotionAFC Yankee’s Smoke n’ Red Devil OS
Topbrass Kinetic Kelly
Sungold Ginger RedFC AFC Sungold Lad’s Talisman OS FDHF
Sungold Applause