History

David Fitzpatrick is a Professional Handler of Toy breeds and some Non-Sporting breeds. Born in Wilmington, Delaware he began his life in dogs working for dog handlers, and breeders in 1970.

 

He has handled many of the top winning Pekingese since, finishing hundreds of dogs for clients around the world . Of special significance is that he has handled dogs that have won Best of Breed over twenty times at The Pekingese Club of America. Fourteen times he has guided Pekes  to  Best in Show at the Progressive Dog Club in New York.  Seven times his charges have been awarded the award for number one Toy Dog, and many times they have been ranked in the top ten all breeds.  In 1987 Coral Gable was the group winner at Westminster followed by Damien Gable, his son winning in 1993 and 1994. In 2005 Ch. Yakee If Only “’Jeffrey” also won the group at Westminster, he went on to become the number one dog all breeds. This same year Jeffrey broke the longstanding record of Ch. Chik T’Sun of Caversham by winning 128 BIS’s, making him the top winning Pekingese and Toy dog of all time. In 2010 Gr. Ch. Palacegarden Malachy rose to fame. Malachy became the Top Toy dog of 2010 and 2011. He won the group at Westminster in 2011, and  in 2012 he went one step further to be awarded  Best in Show at the Garden. His total Best in Shows number 115.

 

In 2006, David was awarded the “Dogs in Review” award for annual achievement for “Best Professional Handler” .followed in 2009 by awards for  “Mentor of the Year” from the Pekingese Association, and  the  “Toy Group Breeder of the Year” awarded by the American Kennel Club.

 

Notable winners:

BIS Ch. Briarcourt’s Coral Gable

BIS Ch. Jo-Li Wind in the Willows

BIS Ch. Briarcourt’s Damien Gable

BIS Ch. Reedmar Power Broker

BISS Ch. King’s Court Social Lion

BIS Ch. Merri Paloma

BIS Ch. Merri Bentley

BIS Ch. Pequest Picasso

BIS Ch. Lakshmi Valentino of Jo-Li

BIS Ch. Hope’s Don Juan of Mirador

BISS Ch. Linn-Lee’s Dancing with Dragons

BISS Ch. Durrer’s Steal the Show

BIS Ch. Linn-Lee’s St.Martin

BIS Ch. Yakee If Only

BIS Ch. Yakee Playing Footsie

BIS Ch. Pequest Persuasive

BIS Ch. Pequest Match Point

BIS Ch. Linn-Lee’s For the Good Times

BIS Gr. Ch. Palacegarden Malachy
 

David is known as a breeder of Pekingese and continually strives to maintain good heath, as well as true Pekingese type. He has produced many Champions, Best in Show winners, as well as top producing sires and Dams. He looks to the future hoping to not only  produce show winners but also dogs to be enjoyed as delightful companions. Occasionally dogs are available as well as stud service to approved bitches.