ParrisHill Standard Poodles
CH Parrish Hill Bettina

3/29/1998 - 5/5/2010, Dam: CH Pinafore Parrish Hill; Sire: AM CH Maestoso's Comic Relief
For her pedigree, click here

Puppy picture Lehigh Valley Poodle Club, class win, no points, picture just to have a puppy picture. Judge Barbara Furbush.

Her first two points, Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best of Variety! Penn Ridge Kennel Club, August 3, 2000, Judge Larry Terricone.

Sand & Sea, August 13, 2000 WB and BOS for 2 points, in the rain.  Bettina was shown by Beth Paynter for most of her career.  Judge Anitra Cuneo.

South Jersey Kennel Club, October 22, 2000.  WB and BOS for 1 point.  Judge Anitra Cuneo. They always have such a nice background for pictures. :-)

Gloucester County Kennel Club, January 19, 2001. WB & BOS for 3 pts - first major win.  Judge Lydia Coleman Hutchinson

Twin Brooks Kennel Club, March 25, 2001. WB & BOS for second 3-point major. Judge Ann Hearn.

Monmouth County Kennel Club, May 26, 2001.  WB & BOS for 1 point.  Judge Desmond Murphy.

Final point September 30, 2001, Westbury Kennel Association, WB and BOS for 1 point.  Shown by Lucille Perzan, Judge Robert Indeglia.
Not shown: Taconic Hills Kennel Club, June 8, 2001.  WB, BW & BOS for 1 point.  Dr. Harold Orenstein.

Burlington County Kennel Club, June 17, 2001, 1 point.  Judge Frank Wolaniuk.
Bettina thumbnail gallery (some of these are on the alumni page)
I'll always remember Bettina as a young, sweet poodle shown by Beth Paynter. Bettina was a great ambassador for the breed. She was always happy to greet visitors under the grooming tent and loved the attention. She was very friendly, and she loved to jump up on you light as a feather to dance around with you. She used to spend more time on her hind legs then she did on all four, thus her nickname, Bettina Ballerina. (I had to resist naming her that as her registered name!)

Beautiful Bettina retired to a private home in Washington, DC at age seven to live with her dam, Hillary (photos below).  They were wonderful companions for one another.  Bettina and Hillary were regulars at Georgetown University, where they entertained the students as unofficial mascots and friends of Jack the Bulldog.  They even marched with the Provost in the New Student Convocation, and Poodle Review ran a story about it.

She lived to a little past age 12, and was healthy until the last.  With her gentle temperament and long, lean beauty, people always mistook her for a much younger girl.  She met Sebastian Junger and Madeleine Albright, she traveled to Clearwater, Florida every winter for a long holiday vacation, and she loved Honeymoon Island, where she ran with Hillary and later Dahlia (INT CH ParrisHill Dahlia at Twilight) in the gentle surf chasing  tennis balls. 

This is the last photo taken of her (r) with Dahlia on Georgetown Day, Friday April 30, 2010.
She is smiling with one of her Georgetown student dogsitters, Paola, and a friendly med student passing by.

The photos below were taken in 2003 when Hillary and Bettina
posed for the Versatility in Poodles annual calendar





Ch. Pinafore Parrish Hill

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