Linda Brennan has trained with Betsy Scapicchio since 1986. Linda started out as an instructor for Morris Hills Dog Training Club and now has been an instructor at Top Dog since 1991.
Linda and Heart 1st place overall at the 2016 Regional Qualifier in NH.
Linda and Heart won the first ever Westminster KC Obedience Trial in Feb 2016
Linda and Heart won the Masters Class at the 2015 AKC Classic.
Heart has earned three perfect 200 scores in Beginner Novice, Open B and Utility B.
Linda and Heart 1st place overall at the 2015 Regional Qualifier in Bloomsburg PA.
Linda and Heart have earned 280 OTCH points in just five months!
At the 2014 All Star Championships Heart won Novice Obedience, second in Excellent Rally and won Ultimate dog. Not to be out done, Spell won Super Rally.
Heart placed first in Novice Rally at the 2014 AKC Rally National Championship.
Spell placed second in the RAE division at the 2015 AKC Rally National Championships.
Earned CD, CDX, UD, and OTCH on Spy (BC) in 11 months. Only 9 shows to earn his OTCH!
Earned CD, CDX, UD and OTCH on Heart (Lab) in 10 months. Only 4 shows to earn her OTCH!
Earned HITs and Dogworld Awards with Ruby (Welsh Springer), Kate (Golden) and Spy (BC).
Placed second in Novice at the 2000 Classic with Spy. Placed in Super Star at the All Star Championships in 2002, 2003 and 2005.
Linda and Spy have earned 27 HITs, 16 HCs, over 1000 OTCH points, and over 60 first places.
Earned the first MACH title on a Welsh Springer with Maddie.
Placed 4th and 10th in the 16 Division at the All Star Championships in 2005 and 2006.
Competed in 2006, 2007 and 2009 AKC AgilityNationals with five clean runs.
Maddie (Welsh Springer) was number one Welsh Springer in both obedience and agility for 2004. Ruby and Kelsey (Welsh Springer) have been number one Welsh Springer in obedience in the past.
Earned conformation championships on both Maddie and Ruby, in addition to showing many other dogs in conformation, including Betsy's Jesse, Jinx, Neo, and Chloe.
Earned first MACH title on a Welsh Springer with Maddie. Placed 4th and 10th in the 16 Division at the All Star Championships in 2005 and 2006. Competed at 2006 and 2007 AKC Agility Nationals with five clean runs in 2006.
Won Ultimate Dog, 2nd in Utility and 9th in Agility with Maddie at the 2008 All Star Championships.
Earned Spy's AX and OAJ titles and AX and AXJ titles on her Norfolk Terrier, Oz. Also earned Novice titles on Storm (Golden) and Open titles Maggie (Westie) for students.
Earned RAE on Spy, Oz, Spell and Maddie.
Earned Excellent and Masters titles in agility on Spy, Oz(Norfolk Terrier), and Spell.
Also earned Novice titles on Storm (Golden) and Open titles on Maggie (Westie) for students.
Earned over 50 obedience titles and 20 rally titles on her own eight dogs, plus a CD on Gracie (Malamute) with class placements and a CD and RN/RA/RE on Diesel (Rottweiler) as well as a CDX on Casey and Dylan (Lab).
Linda's own dogs include:
Rolyart's Play Time, RN
Linda’s newest baby is “Reese,” a Welsh Springer Spaniel. Linda loves trying different breeds, but always has to have a Welshie girl to train. Reese is already started training for obedience, agility and the field. She is half way to her breed championship title with 7 points including a major! Reese has also already earned her Rally Novice title. Below is a video of Reese in Rally.
OTCH Rhumbline's Once In A Blue Moon, UDX3, OM5, BN, GN, RE
Linda’s first Labrador Retriever is “Heart.” She couldn’t resist a daughter from Petra Ford’s Tyler! Heart is lots of fun and boundless energy. Linda and Heart are having fun training in obedience and field work too! Heart’s up for anything. Heart earned her UD in just 3 shows, and just 4 shows later earned her OTCH! Heart has already earned 200s in Beginner Novice, Open and in Utility. She won Novice Obedience and Ultimate at All Star in 2014. She also won Novice at the 2014 AKC Rally National Championship and placed in Novice Obedience at the 2014 AKC Classic. But she didn't stop there, winning the AKC Classic in the Masters class in 2015 and the first ever Westminster Obedience trial in Feb. 2016. In March 2016 Heart was fifth overall at the National Obedience Championships in Tulsa, OK coming in fourth place in the Sporting Group. In Oct. 2016 Heart was first after 3 days of competition at the regional qualifier in NH. The future is bright and the sky is the limit for this girl!
Spell is Linda’s little star! She started as cover girl on Woman’s Day magazine while just a puppy and now Spell is the star of the new Wellness Dog Food commercials and ad campaign. She even has her own Facebook page. Spell placed second in the RAE division at the 2015 AKC Rally Nationals and first in Super Rally at the 2014 All Star Championship. She completed her conformation Championship with three majors. Earned her UDX2, OM3 and is working on her OTCH. Spell earned a 200 in Open in ASCA obedience. She took a break from obedience to go back to agility where she finished her MX, MXJ and MXF and is working on her MACH. Eventually, Spell hopes to get back to herding too. She’s a multitalented girl!
Linda also enjoys showing dogs in conformation and she has successfully shown many different breeds, including Welsh Springers, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shorthaired Pointers, an Alaskan Malamute, Samoyeds, Australian Shepherds, Border Collies, Great Pyrenees, and a Belgian Tervuren. Linda also earned a CD title--with class placements--on "Gracie" the Alaskan Malamute. She is currently training "Diesel" the Rottie with whom Linda has earned CD, RN, and RA titles! She also earned an NA and NAJ on Storm, the Golden Retriever pictured above. Linda earned NAP, NJP, OAJ, OJP, and NA titles on "Maggie" the West Highland White Terrier. Linda also trains in sheep herding, spaniel field work, and earthdog.
Linda's Dogs, Gone but never forgotten:
(Click on each dog to visit their personal page outlining all of their accomplishments)