GCh.Irish Coffey Tipperary Sparkling Wine was bred by Bob and Pat Coffey of Irish Coffey Beagles and owned by the Coffeys and Mary. In a short time, she had an amazing show career. Tipper is the foundation dam for MerryLee beagles.
Tipper finished from the bred-by class at 11 months old. Tipper earned numerous group placements including two hound group wins! Mary was only 10 years old when she handled Tipper to back-to-back group firsts. At Westminster Kennel Club in 2010, handled by 11 year old Mary, Tipper was awarded the First Award of Merit by Judge Patricia Keenan.
Mary handled Tipper to her UKC conformation championship with a Best in Show and two Reserve Best in Show wins in one weekend.
Tipper completed 2010 ranked #16 in 15" beagles for all-breed dogs defeated.
Thank you to all the Judges who have honored Tipper with hound group placements! Mary handled Tipper to her group wins and all but two of her placements.
Judge Denny Mounce Group 1
Judge Charles Olvis Group 1
Judge Owen Derryberry Group 3
Judge Rita Biddle, Esq. Group 2
Judge Albert Berrios Group 4
Judge June Penta Group 2
Judge Joe Gregory Group 4, G 3, G 4, G 4
Judge Francine Schwartz Group 3
Judge Richard Greathouse Group 2
Judge Joe Tacker Group 3
Judge Anne Gallant Group 3
Judge Linda More Group 3
Judge James Frederiksen Group 3, G 3
Judge Roger Hartinger Group 4, Group 3