Schipperke Named 'Colton' Sets Breed Record with 32 Bests in Show
The top-winning Schipperke in breed history is a handsome, outgoing 8-year-old black male named “Colton.” Earning 38 career Bests in Show and over 200 Groups Firsts, Multi-BIS/Multi-BISS GCH Rivendel’s Barefoot Bandit surpassed the 2012 record of 20 Bests in Show held by his famous uncle, GCH Dante Fire When Ready HOF (“TJ”). Handling her first Schipperke after many years working with Boxers, Christa Cook of Edwardsville, Illinois, says, “Colton has a correct profile, a hallmark of the breed, which is created by the varying lengths of coat from the ruff around his neck to his thick culottes, giving him a gorgeous silhouette. He is well-built, with a compact, cobby, thickset body, and has a beautiful head and face.” Colton became the first Schipperke to win the Non-Sporting Group at Westminster in 2019, though he was not able to compete for Best in Show due to a business conflict between the owners and partner of judge Peter Green. The friendly little Schipperke is owned by Sandra Middlebrooks of Fairhope, Alabama, Dr. William and Tina Truesdale of Seekonk, Massachusetts, and breeder Amy Halterman of Howell, Michigan. Colton is fed Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Skin & Stomach Small Breed Formula dog food.