Sussex Spaniel 'Bean' Thrives on Attention
With clownish energy, Multi-BIS GCH Kamand Full Of Beans @ Erinhill has become the No. 1 Sussex Spaniel in all-breed competition. The 6 ½-year-old male, called “Bean,” earned five Bests in Show his first year on the circuit. Bred from the first Sussex Spaniel litter for mother-daughter owners Karen and Amanda Toner of Hampden, Massachusetts, Bean was purposely held back from showing until his littermate brother, “Barney,” retired. Pro handler Per Ingar Rismyhr of East Granby, Connecticut, guided the longtime Cocker Spaniel breeders to getting a Sussex bitch, Bean’s dam, from the renown Clussexx Spaniel kennel of Doug Johnson. Bean’s famous maternal grandsire, “Stump,” is the winningest Sussex of all time, with 51 Bests in Show, setting a record as the oldest dog to win Westminster when he took Best in Show in 2009 at age 10, and his paternal grandsire, “Stoney,” is the second top-winning Sussex, with 17 Bests in Show. Bean is fed Purina® Pro Plan®SPORT Performance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula.