Daniel, GCHP CH Hillock’s Jack Daniel’s RA JH WCX RATN RATI VC CGC CA SDHF

  • 2020 Winner of the Westminster Sporting Group
  • #1 Golden Retriever in the USA 2019
  • 2018 Breed and All-Breed wins
  • 2019 Breed and All-Breed wins
  • 2020 All-Breed wins
  • 21 All Breed Best In Shows
  • 2019 Best of Breed Golden Retriever National Specialty
  • 26 Best of Breed Specialty Wins

In February 2020, Tomlinson’s 6-year-old dog, GCHP CH Hillock’s Jack Daniel’s RA JH CA RATN CGC, known as “Daniel”, skyrocketed to stardom after winning the Sporting Group at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Daniel nearly became the first Golden Retriever to ever capture the venerated event’s coveted Best In Show crown, but that honor ultimately went to a stunning Standard Poodle named Siba. However, Daniel certainly stole a lot of hearts, as Americans stood in awe of the stellar specimen representing one of the country’s most beloved breeds. Evidence of that admiration included rafter-raising chants of “DANIEL!” erupting across Madison Square Garden as the Best In Show judge deliberated his decision.

While some exhibitors competing at such high levels justifiably focus solely on conformation, Daniel is just as comfortable in all manner of environments as he is in the show ring. The gallant Golden eagerly adapts to challenges and boasts titles in Barn Hunt, AKC Rally, coursing ability, and hunting tests.

“Daniel was very slow at maturing so that is why I started doing many other venues with him until I thought he was ready to enter the ring,” says Tomlinson. “He’s not just a pretty face, so we constantly are thinking of new ways to keep his mind and body in tip-top shape. His skills are very versatile.”

Among the important building blocks which helped shaped Daniel’s sustained success is that ultimate acronym affixed to his name — CGC. While the seven group winners each wowed Westminster crowds in their own right at MSG that February night, Daniel was, incidentally, the only one to have earned an AKC Canine Good Citizen title.

Aila, UCH, INTL CH BBG Wow She’s Mermazing! CGC, DASH, USPOT-ON

Aila is my beautiful baby girl. She is my working psychiatric service dog and always by my side. She has a sweet loving nature, but also is full of spunk and loves to play ball and swim till the sun goes down. She’s birdie, and I have plans to hunt title her after puppies. She’s a beautiful mover in the ring with nice reach and drive. Aila is a UKC and INTL Champion, and has a few easy working titles. She’s two majors away from finishing her AKC championship. She’s going to take a puppy break then head back in the ring and we’ll pursue working titles such as hunt, obedience, rally, and dock diving

Both parents have passing OFAs on hips, elbows, heart, and eyes. Also DM, Ichthyosis 1 & 2, PRA1, PRA2, prcd-PRA, & NCL clear.