IN THE RING

The focus of my breeding program is to produce basset hounds that closely conform to the breed standard. Judges recognize dogs that are excellent representatives the breed through awards at dog shows, and several of my dogs have accumulated multiple wins to be designated a champion and have the title "Ch." appended to the front of their registered names.

This page shows Renaissance hounds who have had — or are about to start — active careers in the show ring and the whelping box.


MEMORIES: Click here to learn about some of the Renaissance Bassets dogs who graced us with their beauty and their love, and now have gone to the Rainbow Bridge.


Group-placing GCH Renaissance Flying Fortress
GCH Foxglen Special Forces ROM x Renaissance Starry Night

Bomber is an exciting prospect who finished his Championship in July 2016 at the Greater DeKalb Kennel Club show in DeKalb, Ill., at 14 months of age after only four weekends of competition. He garnered Winners Dog at several competitive specialties: a Basset Hound Club of America Regional in Louisville, and the Greater Minneapolis St. Paul and Fort Dearborn Basset Hound Clubs.

In limited showing, Bomber has already defeated ranked dog and is placing in the Hound Group. He recently earned his Grand Championship as Best of Breed over specials at the Northeast Maryland Kennel Club show in West Friendship, Md.

Group-placing BISS Ch. Renaissance Superfortress
GCH Foxglen Special Forces ROM x Renaissance Starry Night

Griffin is owned and shown by Sydney Aubert of Holland, Michigan. Sydney is an exciting young talent in the dog fancy, and with Griffin on the end of the lead, the pair has been doing a lot of winning.

Griffin finished his Championship at the Detroit Kennel Club show in Novi, Michigan, in June 2017, and he is being shown as a special by Sydney at shows in the Midwest. A Best in Specialty Show winner, Griffin recently sired a litter by Grace (Renaissance Breda).

Ch. Renaissance Versailles
GCH Foxglen Takin It To The House x Ch. Renaissance Black Cherry

Odin — Reserve Winners Dog at the 2017 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty in Lancaster, Pennsylvania — is another up-and-coming show dog who keeps getting more and more impressive as he matures. Owned and shown by Novia Staviski of Lindley, New York, Odin displays excellent movement coupled with a gorgeous head.

He took Winners Dog at the Rubber City Kennel Club show in Tallmadge, Ohio, in January 2018 to finish his championship. He has a very promising future.

Renaissance Malabar
Ch. Foxglen Takin It To The House x Ch. Renaissance Black Cherry

Judy has shown impressive movement for a young girl, and she's proving to be a quick study at learning the ropes in the show ring.

Judy recently took Winners Bitch at the Basset Hound Club of Greater Detroit specialty in Davisburg, Michigan.

Renaissance Normandy RN
Renaissance Arnhem x Ch. Renaissance Weeping Willow

Panda, owned by Michael Meckler of Columbus, Ohio, has grown into an impressive girl, but she's not a fan of the show ring. She may figure in future Renaissance breedings.

Meanwhile, companion events will be her forte, and she recently earned her second Rally Advanced leg at the Cental Ohio Kennel Club show in Columbus, Ohio.

Renaissance Sir Oliver Ashlyn CA
Renaissance Kaizen Liberator x Renaissance Breda

Oliver, sired by Beau out of Grace, wasn't going to make it in the show ring, but owners Kasey Darr and Janet Wright of Toledo, Ohio, found other things for him to do, including coursing, which is an unusual activity for short-legged Basset Hounds.

Oliver has become the first Renaissance Basset — and one of the few Basset Hounds in the entire country — to earn a coursing title.

Renaissance Juliana
Ch. Renaissance Van Gogh x Ch. Renaissance Parris Island

Madam is an excellent example of the classic, elegant basset hound.

She recently took Winners Bitch and Best Opposite Sex at the Oakland County Kennel Club show in Novi, Michigan, for a 4-point major, and she needs only the final major to finish her Championship.

Renaissance Arnhem
Ch. Renaissance Van Gogh x Ch. Renaissance Parris Island

Gavin, who lives with the Winiarksi family of Rochester, Michigan, has become an impressive dog in the show ring, and he has already sired a daughter, Panda (Renaissance Normandy), out of Willow (Ch. Renaissance Weeping Willow).

Gavin recently took Winners Dog at the Macomb Kennel Club show in Davisburg, Michigan, having taking Winners Dog the day before at the Basset Hound Club of Greater Detroit specialty. He needs only his final major to finish his Championship.

Renaissance Starry Night
Ch. Renaissance Van Gogh x Ch. Renaissance Parris Island

Sweetie displays impressive beauty, structure and mechanics. She wasn't keen on the show ring but has shown herself to be an excellent mother, whelping a litter sired by GCh. Foxglen Special Forces, the only dog ever to win Best in Show at the Basset Hound Club of America Nationals three years in a row.

Among her offspring are Bomber (Renaissance Flying Fortress) and Griffin (Renaissance Superfortress.

Renaissance Breda
Ch. Renaissance Van Gogh x Ch. Renaissance Parris Island

Grace is another wonderful hound who preferred to play rather than taking an interest in being shown.

Grace recently whelped a litter sired by Griffin (Ch. Renaissance Superfortress).

Ch. Renaissance Phantom of the Opera
Ch. Renaissance Rembrandt x Ch. Renaissance Trapeze

Phantom's distinctive elegance turns heads wherever he goes, including at the 2010 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty, where he received a placement in a very competitive 12-18 month dog class.

Phantom finished his Championship in April 2014 at the Progressive Dog Club show in Birch Run, Michigan. He now attempts to "rule the roost" full-time at Renaissance in retirement.

Ch. Renaissance Black Cherry
Ch. Foxglen Bracken Brown Beauty ROM x Renaissance Mona Lisa ROM

Baby Sister finished her Championship in May 2014 at the New Castle Kennel Club show in New Castle, Pennsylvania. She then whelped a litter by Ch. Foxglen Takin It To The House. Her offspring, including Odin (Ch. Renaissance Versailles) and Judy (Renaissance Malabar), have already posted wins in show rings across the country.

Baby Sister is now spending retirement as a companion to Barbara and Larry Keller of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Ch. Renaissance Weeping Willow
Ch. Foxglen Bracken Brown Beauty ROM x Renaissance Mona Lisa ROM

Reminiscent of dogs bred by some of the top breeders a generation ago, Willow finished her Championship with back-to-back Winners Bitch and Best Opposite Sex ribbons at the Medina Kennel Club and Richland County Kennel Club shows in Cleveland, Ohio, in December 2014. She then whelped a daughter, Panda (Renaissance Normandy), by Gavin (Renaissance Arnhem).

Willow is now enjoying her retirement as the companion of Steve and Susan Reeser of Columbus, Ohio.

Group-placing GCH Renaissance Force Recon BN RE RN (Can.) CGC TKA
Ch. Foxglen Delta Force ROM x Renaissance Mona Lisa ROM

Dermot, a multiple Best of Breed winner, finished his Championship in September 2011 at the Butler County Kennel Club show in Prospect, Pennsylvania. Returning to the show ring as a veteran (over age 7), he then went on to finish a Grand Championship in July 2017 at the Dan Emmett Kennel Club show in Marion, Ohio.

Owned by Michael Meckler of Columbus, Ohio, Dermot has competed in Rally and Obedience, and has become one of the few basset hounds ever to earn a Rally Excellent title. He recently earned the Trick Dog Novice, Trick Dog Intermediate and Trick Dog Advanced titles during an evaluation session at Columbus All-Breed Training Club.

Ch. Renaissance Vogue Dino
Ch. Topsfield Circus Circus x Stoneybluff Vertigo ROM

Dino finished his Championship in November 2008 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Dino is enjoying his retirement as the companion of Cheryl Pogan of Elyria, Ohio.

Ch. Renaissance Hydraulic Jack
Ch. Stoneybluff Freightliner x Stoneybluff Vertigo ROM

Jack — shown here at 18 months — finished his Championship in March 2008 in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Jack is owned by Harvey Harger of Grand Rapids, Michigan.