Project Description

HISTORY

David Fitzpatrick was 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. Sixteen times he has guided Pekes to Best in Show at the Progressive Dog Club in New York. Eight 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 129 BIS’s, making him the top winning Pekingese. In 2010 Gr. Ch. Palacegarden Malachy rose to fame. Malachy became the Top Toy dog of 2010 and 2011. Malachy was the winner of BIS at Morris & Essex in 2010 under Mr. Robert S. Forsyth at his final assignment. 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.

Ch. Pequest General Tso did a lot of fine winning in 2015. He was the Best of Breed winner at the Pekingese Club of America’s National Specialty, as well as, Best In Show at Morris & Essex Kennel Club.

2019 started as a quiet year showing Ch. Pequest Wasabi, a bit as a youngster. In November he won his first BIS under Dinky Santos from the Philippines. His next shows were the Orlando show and the AKC National where he won Best in Show. Wasabi stands alone in history as the first Toy dog and the youngest dog to have won this prestigious title. Ms. Dorothy Collier was the judge.

In 2020 Ch. Pequest Wasabi won Best Bred By Exhibitor in Show at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin. Wasabi competed in 96 shows to become Top Toy, as well as, the Top Dog All Breeds.

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 GCh. Palacegarden Malachy
  • BIS GCh. Yakee Easily Persuaded
  • BIS GCh. Pequest General Tso
  • BIS GCh. Pequest Pickwick
  • BIS GCh. Pequest Feel The Burn
  • BIS GCh. Pequest Primrose
  • BIS GCh. Pequest Wasabi

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.

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