Champions
BREEDING CONSISTENCY
In six recent years, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 Verdant produced the most AKC champion Norwich terriers in the USA. This is a measure of a kennels success in consistently breeding high quality dogs that meet conformation standards for a given breed. Unlike many breeders, for the most part, we and those who buy our dogs, put the championship titles on the dogs ourselves. Meaning we show against professionals who often have great influence with the judges. 

2017 - 3 AKC champions (tied with 2 other breeders)
2018 - 8 AKC champions
2020 - 3 AKC champions (tied with 2 other breeders)
2021 - 7 AKC champions
2022 - 6 AKC champions
2023 - 7 AKC champions


 
CH VERDANT'S TREMENDOUS HONOR
DECEMBER 2023

Sire: 
GCHS Goldrush's Don't Worry Baby
Dam:  CH Verdant's Journey To Olympia



Timothee earned his championship at the Candy Cane Cluster shows in Woodland CA. He is the first of his siblings to become a champion. He's brothers will be shownin 2024. Timmy will now stay home with his loving  family - Angel and Jeremy.
CH VERDANT'S PEPPER UPPER
OCTOBER 2023

Sire:  CH CH Verdant's Infinite Possiblities
Dam:  Verdant's
Eficacious Emma

Pepper was awarded her championship at the
Sacramento Valley Dog Fanciers' show in Vallejo CA.  Pepper will now grow up a little more and will have babies when she is ready.
CH VERDANT'S A VIRUOUS QUEST
JULY 2023

Sire:  GCHG CH Littlefield's Jersey Boy
Dam: CH Verdant's Fergie the Fashionista


Johnny earned his championship at the Coos Kennel Club
show in
Coquille Oregon by winning Best of Breed.  Johnny's dad, Frankie, won Best of Breed at the Westminster KC in 2021. He is owned and loved by Christine Kino and Maris Purvins.
CH VERDANT'S KIA ORA
JULY 2023


Sire:  CH Verdant's Taki the Tiny Greek
Dam: GCH Verdant's Kantanerous Karissa


Kiwi earned her championship at the Coos Kennel Club
show in
Coquille Oregon. Kiwi is a full sister to Khalessi, Kobe, Ingrid, and Ian. She is owned and loved by Carmela Richards.

Taki's 8th champion
 
CH VERDANT'S BREAKER OF HEARTS
May 2023


Sire:  CH Verdant's Taki the Tiny Greek
Dam: GCH Verdant's Kantanerous Karissa


Khalessi became a champion at the Mount Ogden Kennel Club
show in Logan Utah. Khalessi is a full sister to Kobe, Kiwi, Ingrid, and Ian.

Taki's 7th champion
 
CH VERDANT'S LOVELY LEXIE FROM GLENGARIFF
April 2023

Sire:  CH Verdant's Taki the Tiny Greek
Dam: GCH
Glengariff's Verdant Meadow



Lexie became an AKC champion at the Sacramento Kennel Club. Both Clover's sire and dam were bred by Verdant. We asked Judy Laffey from Glengariff if we could buy Lex, because her mom's first two litters of 6 pups were whelped without c-sections.

Taki's 6th champion

 
CH VERDANT'S O' WHAT A CONUNDRUM
January 2023


Sire:  GCH Casanewf's Little Red Corvette
Dam: GCHB Verdant's Yare Hannha

Stanley finished his championship at the Desert Empire Terrier Club of Southern California with three 5 point majors. The same day he completed his championship, he also was awarded Group 1 Bred-By Exhibitor and Group 1 Noice Owner Handled dog. Stanley is owned and loved by Mark Jensen and Keith
McDonough. Stanley was co-bred by Linda Martin.


 
CH Glengariff’s Field of Red Clover
November 2022

Sire:  CH Verdant's Taki the Tiny Greek
Dam: GCH
Glengariff's Verdant Meadow

Clover is owned by Judy Laffey. Both Clover's sire and dam were bred by Verdant. Judy finished Clover's AKC championship out of the Bred-by classes at Philadelphia KC. Clover went on to win Select Bitch at AKC National Championship in Orlando under judge William Potter.

Taki's 5th champion
CH VERDANT'S INFINITY AND BEYOND
August 2022


Sire:  CH Verdant's Taki the Tiny Greek
Dam: GCH Verdant's Kantanerous Karissa


Ingrid finished at the Richmond Dog Fanciers show in Dixon. She was carrying her first litter when she earned her championship.

Taki's 4th champion

 
CH VERDANT'S JOURNEY TO OLYMPIA
AUGUST 2022


Sire:  CH Verdant's Validation By Design
Dam: CH Verdant's Darling Layla


Pia finished her championship at the Sacrmento Valley Kennel Club in Dixon.  Eight months before she was selected as the Best Bred-By Exhibitor Terrier at the 
2022 Desert Empire Terrier Club of Southern California Specialty in Palm Springs - the largest terrier show on the West Coast. She is owned and loved by Carol Rotas.
CH VERDANT'S KOBE BRYANT
June 2022


Sire:  CH Verdant's Taki the Tiny Greek
Dam: GCH Verdant's Kantanerous Karissa


Kobe finished his championship at 8 months of age at the
Contra Costa County Kennel Club during the Woofstock cluster. He lives in LA with his owner Bryant.

Taki's 3rd champion.

 
CH VERDANT'S ZOOM ZOOM ZOMMY
April 2022

Sire:  CH Verdant's Gary Cooper

Dam: CH Verdant's Chica Bonita

Zoom finished her championship at the Chief Solano Kennel Club. She is our first dog to become a champion with a natural tail. We hope Zoom will follow in her mom's, Bonnie, foot steps and have sucess as a free whelper.

Bonnie's 8th and final champion.

 
CH VERDANT'S HALF A MEASURE OF KINA LILLET
April 2022

Sire:  CH Verdant's Taki the Tiny Greek

Dam: CH Verdant's Fergie the Fashionista

Vespers finished her championship at the Sacramento Kennel Club. She started showing 9 months prior at the Sacramento KC - when it was delayed because of COVID. She is expertly handled by her owner Kelly Davis.



 
CH VERDANT'S SALONA HILL GEMSTONE
February 2022

Sire:  CH
Verdant's Advantage To Vance
Dam: CH Verdant's Radiant Camila

Gemma finished her championship at the 100th Anniversary of the Sun Maid Kennel Club. She also was selected as Best Opposite Sex from the classes during the 3 day event. Gemma was shown by Lauren Hiil and is owned by Madeline Hill.
CH VERDANT'S INFINITE POSSIBLITIES
NOVEMBER 2021

Sire:  CH Verdant's Taki the Tiny Greek
Dam: GCH Verdant's Kantanerous Karissa

Ian won Best Puppy in Show at the Hangtown Kennel Club when he was 4 months old. Five months later he earned his championship at the Contra Costa Kennel Club and went onto win Best of Breed over 5 champions at the Wine Country Kennel Club.

 
GCH VERDANT'S FANCIFUL FRIDA
NOVEMBER 2021

Sire: GCHG Den-mar's Wild Card
Dam: CH Verdant's Darling Layla

Frida was awarded Best in Sweepstakes at the Norwich Terrier Club of America National Specialty show in October 2021.  She went onto complete her AKC championship in the next show she entered - the Yosemite Kennel Club at the world renowned Woofstock.

 
CH VERDANT'S HOUSE OF CARDS
AUGUST 2021

Sire: GCHG Den-mar's Wild Card
Dam: CH Verdant's Darling Layla

Francis was shown 2 weekends and finshed his championship at the San Joaquin Kennel Club in Lodi California. Thanks so much to Marco Rodgriquez for allowing us to show Francis. Because he finished his champoinship prior to his first birthday, Francis will now be staying at home with Marco until it's time to start his breeding career.
CH VERDANT'S A STAR IS BORN
AUGUST 2021

Sire: CH Verdant's Baci Amore
Dam: CH Verdant's Darling Layla

Allie finished her championship at the Golden Valley Kennel Club in Lodi California. She now will grow up a bit and then start raising cute little babies.
GCH VERDANT'S YARE HANNAH
MARCH 2021

Sire: GCH Verdant's Mister Carson
Dam: GCH Verdant's Dreamin of the Ivy League

Hannah finished his championship at the Oakland Kennel Club. Hannah is owned and loved by Linda Martin.
CH VERDANT'S TAKI THE TINY GREEK
MARCH 2021

Sire: GCHG Apollo
Dam: GCH Den-mar's Chloepatra at Verdant

Taki finished his championship the day after Camila at the Shasta Kennel Club.  He already has puppies on the ground and they are looking pretty nice. Taki is owned and loved by Carol Rotas.
CH VERDANT'S RADIANT CAMILA
March 2021

Sire: GCHG Den-mar's Wild Card
Dam: CH Verdant's Final Concepcion of Nina

Camilia is our first champion of 2021. She finsihed her championship from the Bred-By classes. Because of COVID, we waited to show Camila until the Shata Kennel Club. She is owned by Jesus Reyes.
CH VERDANT'S VALIDATION BY DESIGN
December 2020


Sire:
GCH Beric Russell Square
Dam: GCH Verdant's Dreamin' of the Ivy Leauge

Gucci became a champion in Dallas. He finished with all major wins. The day after he became a champion, he went onto win Select dog (second best champion) over some of the top dogs in the country.  He is owned by Mercedes; she and her son Sutter are in the win photo above. Gucci is Vance's brother; Vance in pictured below.

 
CH MYK-LYN'S CLOVERRIDGE SILAS

NOVEMBER 2020

Sire: GCHG Apollo
Dam:
GCH Amblegreen Raffi Taffi

Silas is owned by Linda Martin.  We called him the reserve king because he was judged the 2nd best non-chmapion dog on many many occasions.  Silas got his 2 major wins in Palm Springs and in Corning in 2020.


 
CH GLENGARIFF'S VERDANT MEADOW
September 2020

Sire:
GCH Taliesin Double Brass
Dam: Verdant's Talulah



Meadow is owned by Judy Laffey. She became a champion at the Sarasota Kennel Club in Florida. After finishing her championship, she went onto win Best of Breed over 6 champions the following day.
CH VERDANT'S ADVANTAGE TO VANCE
September 2020


Sire:
GCH Beric Russell Square
Dam: GCH Verdant's Dreamin' of the Ivy Leauge

Vance became a champion during the COVID times. He earned his championship in Reno NV at the Sacramento Valley Dog Fancier's show. After finishing his championship, he went onto win Best of Breed.
CH VERDANT'S GARY COOPER
June 2019


Sire: GCH Verdant's Mr. Carson
Dam: GCH
Den-Mar's Chloepatra at Verdant 

Coop finished at 12 months at the world renowned Woofstock show in Vallejo CA. Thanks to Cooper's owners Pat and Agnes for letting us show this boy.
GCH VERDANT"S KANTANEROUS KARISSA

Sire: GCHG Michan's Mick Like A Rolling Stone
Dam: CH Verdant’s Chica Bonita

Kari finished her championship at the Idaho Capital City Kennel Club in 2018.

Bonnie's 7th champion
CH VERDANT'S DARLING LAYLA

Sire: GCHG Apollo
Dam: CH Verdant's Fergie the Fashionista

Layla earned her AKC Championship at the 2018 Devon Dog Show Assoication in PA.  This was the same show where her brother, Levi, also became a champion.



 
GCHS VERDANT'S LEVI THE LUCKY ONE

Sire: GCHG Apollo
Dam: CH Verdant's Fergie the Fashionista


Levi finished the 2020 show year as the #1 AKC Norwich terrier in the USA.

He got his first major at the 2018 NTCA National Specialty where he was awarded Reserve Winners Dog from the 6-9 puppy class.  In 2018, he was shown 4 days during the largest terrier show weekend in Pennsylvania.  There, he was awarded Best of Winners at both the Hatboro and Devon shows. 
Levi was co-owned by Ms. Barbara Miller from Long Island, while he was shown.

 
CH VERDANT"S BACI AMORE

Sire: GCHG Michan's Mick Like A Rolling Stone
Dam: CH Verdant’s Chica Bonita

In 2018, Baci finshed at 12 months old with all major wins. He now is enjoying his life as a loving pet with Rose and Michael in Carmel. Thanks to Carole for helping with Baci.

Bonnie's 6th champion
CH VERDANT'S TINY DANCER MATA HARI

Sire: CH Briardales Lone Ranger
Dam: CH Verdant's Final Conception of Nina

Hari was Best Puppy in Show at the Sacramento Kennel Club in 2017 and finished her championship in 2018.


 
CH. VERDANT'S DREAM'IN OF THE IVY LEAGUE (14 months)

Sire: GCHG Apollo
Dam: GCH Den-Mar's Chloepatra at Verdant 


Ivy became a champion at the Norwich Terrier Club of America National Specialty in 2018

Ivy was award the NTCA #1 Brood Bitch in 2020 - meaning she produced the most AKC champion dogs. This is a great honor when coupled with her past achievements in confirmation competitions.
CH Verdant's Fergie the Fashionista

Sire: GCH Taliesin Double Brass
Dam: CH Verdant's Chica Bonita

Bonnie's 5th champion

 
CH VERDANT MICHAN'S THE FORMIDABLE GENGHIS KHAN

Sire: GCHG Michan's Mick Like A Rolling Stone
Dam: CH Verdant’s Chica Bonita

Gengis finshed at 8 months old with all major wins. 

Bonnie's 4th champion

 
CH Verdant's Final Conception of Nina (Connie)

Sire: GCH Waiterock Jack Fallstaff
Dam: CH Briarsdale No Nonsense Nina

November 2017
Finished her championship at Wine Country Kennel Club Show
Sire: CH Briarsdale's Lion King
Dam: CH Verdant
Sire: CH Briarsdale's Lion King Dam: CH Verdant

CH. Verdant's Disco Diva (Dee Dee)

Sire: CH Briarsdale's Lion King
Dam: CH Verdant’s Chica Bonita


Bonnie's 3rd champion

 

Name: GCH Verdant's Mr. Carson

Sire: GCH Taliesin Double Brass  
Dam: CH Verdant’s Chica Bonita           

Mr. Carson finished at 11 months with 3 major wins at the Palm Springs terrrier weekend in January 2017. He is co-own by Vince and Mary Lou who love and adore him.

One year after getting his championship, Mr. Carson finshed his Grand Champion title at the 2018 Palm Springs weekend shows.
Name: GCH Verdant's Entusiasta Evita

Sire:
GCH Den-Mar’s Wild Card
Dam: CH Verdant’s Athena
Evita was awarded Best Puppy in the Sweepstakes competition 
at the Norwich Terrier Club of America's National Speciality in 2016.


 


Sire: Briarsdale's Lion King
Dam: CH Verdant
Sire: Briarsdale's Lion King Dam: CH Verdant

CH Verdant's I Love Lucy

Sire: CH Briarsdale's Lion King
Dam: CH Verdant’s Chica Bonita

 

Name: GCH Den-mar's Chloepatra at Verdant

Sire: Den-mar's Shoot for the Moon
Dam: Mondance Never a Dull Moment at Demar

2015 National Specialty Reserve Winners Bitch
Name:  CH Verdant's Go Go Diego

Sire: GGCH Apollo
Dam: Moondance the Sky's the Limit at Den-Mar (Pipin)

 
Verdant's Chica Bonita
Verdant's Chica Bonita
CH Verdant's Chica Bonita

Sire: GCH Foxwood Chasing a Dream
Dam: CH Briardales No Nonsense Niña 


Bonnie is the 2018 NTCA #1 Brood Bitch. - meaning she produced the most AKC champion dogs. Bonnie is our star. Not only has she produced 5 litters of pups and free-whelped them all, but 4 of her girls have done back into our breeding program.
Verdant's Bonaventure Beyond Dream
Verdant's Bonaventure Beyond Dream
CH Verdant's Bonaventure Beyond Dream

Sire: GCH Foxwood Chasing a Dream
Dam: CH Briardales No Nonsense Niña 
CH Verdant's Athena
CH Verdant's Athena
CH Verdant's Athena

Sire: CH Briardales King of the Road
Dam: CH Briardales No Nonsense Niña 
GCH Apollo
GCH Apollo
GCHG Apollo (Paulo)

Sire: CH Briardales King of the Road
Dam: CH Briardales No Nonsense Niña

2013 #1 Norwich Terrier in breed points. Paulo was the first dog we bred. He doesn't have the Verdant kennel prefix because we were arguing with AKC about a name for our kennel. He got his first points while we were trying to get the name "No Nonsense" for our kennel and once a dog earns his first points he can't change his name.


 
CH Briardales No Nonsense Nina
CH Briardales No Nonsense Nina
Name: CH Briardales No Nonsense Niña

Dam: CH Briardales Precious Moments
Sire: CH Astro Briardale Major Decision 


Our first Norwich, the one who started it all.  Nina is now a great great great great grandma.