Norman’s Puppies Accomplishments

Norman’s Puppies Accomplishments

See all Gambler’s accomplishments HERE.


August 22, 2017 Gambler received his AKC Canine Good Citizen Urban title.


Gambler showing off his titles

Gambler received his AKC Trick Dog Novice and Intermediate titles.



IMG_0324 IMG_0295

Gambler is now USJ HRCH UCH Sand Spring Ev’ry Paw’s A Winner MH CGCA THDN TT. He received his UKC HRCH (Hunting Retriever Champion) title on June 18th, 2016 at Horicon Marsh Hunting Retriever Club.



USJ HR U-GRCH Sand Spring Ev’ry Paw’s A Winner MH CGCA THDN TT earned his AKC Master Hunter title in Manitowoc WI. Gambler is owned by JoAnn Stancer


11253923_10153343399074724_4392230077180092407_n Gambler passed another UKC HRC Finished test, he needs one more pass for his Finished title.11745813_10153311677384724_1160352209656175061_nGambler passed 4 AKC Master Hunter tests, he needs one more pass for his title.


8/9/14 & 7/19/14


On Saturday July 19, 2014 “Gambler” USJ HR U-GRCH Sand Spring Ev’ry Paw’s A Winner SH CGC TT completed and passed his Canine Good Citizen test (CGC). Then on August 9, 2014 Gambler completed and passed her American Temperament Test (TT). These tests were held byCanine Solutions, LLC.

4/12/14 Norman & Fatty’s daughter Punkin recieved her AKC Master Hunter title (MH). She is now HRCH UH Hilltop’s Stealing Cinderella MH.

1960095_736892343001939_1601161689_n Norman & Fatty’s daughter “Annie” recieved her HRC  Started Title (SHR). She is now SHR Shaw’s Go Gett’em Annie O/T/H by Ken Shaw.

3/1/141655840_10152212677250743_747743862_n 1970489_10201896697959354_132381472_nNorman’s daughter Annie, owned by Ken and Joy from St. Louis, MO was the model for the Bayer Advantage Multi advertisement.

Norman’s daughter Punkin earned her UKC HRC Upland Hunter Title as well as her AKC Master Hunter Title. She is now HRCH UH Hilltop’s Stealing Cinderella MH.


Punkin earned her UKC HRCH finished title she is now HRCH Hill Top’s Stealing Cinderella SH. She has one AKC Master pass.

DSC_0023 DSC_0005

“Gambler” USJ HR U-CH Sand Spring Ev’ry Paw’s A Winner SH (HRCH Sand Spring Norm Of Caroway MH x HRCH Hope Springs Dowry MH***) has had a full summer by competing in and receiving his AKC Senior Hunter title on August 24th at the Manitowoc Kennel Club. He also competed his UKC HRC Seasoned events and received his Seasoned HR title on August 4th and Muddley Waters Retreiver Club. He is bred by, owned by, trained by and sometimes handled by JoAnn Stancer. John Stancer handled him for his HR title and the last 3 passes of his Senior Hunter Title.


1/5/12 Sand Spring Voo Doo Queen -AKA- Marie went to the UK (United Kingdom). She will be competing in trials overseas.



HR Hill Top’s Stealing Cinderella SH (HRCH Sand Spring Norm of Caroway MH X HRCH Hope Springs Dowry MH**)

No joke- On April 1st, 2012, Punkin became the youngest Chesapeake Bay Retriever ever to
earn an AKC Senior Hunter title at the age of 11 months, titling at Shreveport Bossier Retriever Club.

Punkin and her litter mates were born on Friday the 13th (!)- 8 pups in all. At the age of 5 weeks,
Punkin, who was to go to Ken Shaw in IL, was bitten above her left eye by a copperhead snake. She
spent three days at the vet’s, having surgery to remove dead tissue. Litter owner Alan Sandifer was
told she would lose the affected eye. Now Punkin was not Alan’s pick of the litter; he had planned on
keeping a different little girl. But he couldn’t very well send a one-eyed pup to Ken, so Alan’s first pick
went north to IL. Punkin went on the truck with the big dogs, and headed to North Dakota to train. The
stitches were removed from Punkin’s face fourteen days later, and Alan reports “ I saw the prettiest
little blue eye looking back at me.”

So, time to train little Punkin. Of this, Alan says, “I have never seen a pup so eager to learn. She
can problem solve better than most humans, and breezed through OB, CC and FF; she was casting and
running a T at five months.” Punkin ran and passed her first ever HRC Started test at twelve weeks. She
then ran the Junior Duck Dog Challenge at thirteen weeks, losing to an eighteen month old lab.

When not training, she hunted, setting out on her first duck hunt at six months. Flooded fields and
pit blinds, flooded timber and dog stands- she handled hunting like a seasoned dog.

Her hunt test career continued, with Punkin qualifying in two seasoned tests before she reached the
age of eight months. Now she is running Finished, where she needs just two more passes to become a
HRCH. On to AKC, where Punkin was double-staked in four junior and senior tests to complete BOTH
titles on April Fool’s Day!

Currently, Alan and Punkin are training hard, the goal being to qualify for the 2012 Master National!
Look for Team Punkin at the FTS in Idaho as well, where Punkin will debut in the Derby and the Qualifier,
and maybe even the AM and Open.

Punkin is certainly one young dog to keep an eye on! Bred, owned, trained, handled and loved by
Alan Sandifer


February 18-19, 2012 Hilltop’s Stealing Cinderella – aka Punkin passed 2 HRC Seasoned tests for her HR started title. She is out of HRCH Hope Springs Dowry MH and HRCH Sand Spring Norm Of Caroway MH. Punkin is 9 months old. Owned/Trained/Handled by Alan Sandifer, breeder of this litter.


Video’s of Norman’s Puppies

10/12 Marie in the UK driven pheasant shoot
2/12 Picture video of Punkin and mom Fatty
1/12 Goodbye picture viedo of Marie
10/11 Saskatchewan Marie
10/11 Saskatchewan Goose Marie
8/11 Picture video Marie