About the owner of Marjetta
Pointers and English Cocker Spaniels,
Marjorie Martorella

Marjorie Martorella was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her involvement in purebred dogs began in 1966 with the purchase of a pet Irish Setter. Obedience training and obedience trials brought her into contact with the show world. In 1968, Marjorie purchased her first Pointer and has not been without one since.

Marjorie graduated from Wagner College and received a Masters Degree from Long Island University. She is a retired New York City Intermediate School Teacher of Spanish. She currently resides in Millstone Township, New Jersey.

In 1974, Marjorie had her first Pointer litter under the Marjetta prefix. Since then she has bred over 112 champions, 8 Best in Show winners a National Specialty winner. The most momentous win was of course Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club in 1985 with Ch. Marjetta National Acclaim, handled by Michael Zollo and owned by Mrs. Robson. He went on to become the Top Stud Dog in the History of the breed and his dam is the Top Brood bitch as well.

She has always maintained a small kennel, breeding usually just one litter a year. In addition to Pointers, Marjorie has owned a French Bulldog, a Whippet, a Basenji, several Bichon Frise and Irish Setters. She is currently breeding English Cockers in addition to her Pointers.

Marjorie was an AKC licensed handler and eventually applied for her judges license in 1981. She is currently licensed to judge the Sporting and Hound and Working Groups and 3 Non-Sporting breeds. She has judged numerous National Specialties, Pointers, Sussex Spaniels, Brittany, German Wirehaired Pointers, Labrador Retrievers, Irish Setters and Mastiffs as well as Pointers at the AKC Centennial Show. Judging has taken her to many foreign countries as well, including Canada, England, Ireland, Finland, Brazil, Spain, Colombia, Australia, Mexico, China, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, South Africa, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand, South Korea and Japan.

She has been President of the American Pointer Club, President of the newly formed Pointer Club of Central New Jersey and President and Show Chairman for the New Brunswick Kennel Club.

A brief history of Marjetta Pointers

Marjetta Pointers began in 1968 with the purchase of a Male Pointer from Bill Metz. He went on to become Ch. Waldschloss Kemo Sahbee. I later purchased a linebred Shandown bitch from Helen Duggins, Ch. Braemerwood Shooting Star. She was bred to Ch. Shandown's Celebration. I did not get what I was looking for in this litter and then luckily acquired a lovely liver and white bitch from Dr. Robert F. Parker's Truewithem Pointers, who became the foundation bitch for Marjetta Pointers. "Donna", as she was called was a closely linebred bitch on Bryant lines. Her sire was the famous Ch. Counterpoint's Lord Ashley and her dam Ch. Truewithem Majestic Triumph.

Marjetta Kennels has been honored as Top Breeder in the American Pointer Club for the years 1979, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994.

Ch. Truewithem A Taste of Triumph (Donna), is the All Time Top Pointer Dam with 29 champion get. Four of these champions were also Best in Show winners: Ch. Marjetta Lord Carlton, Ch. Marjetta Lady Vanessa, Ch. Marjetta Mylestone and Ch. Marjetta National Acclaim. (Mylestone and Vanessa were sired by Ch. Rossenarra Amontillado of Cookrise)Donna was honored in 1986 and inducted into the American Pointer Club Hall of Fame. She was the Number One Pointer in 1976. Donna won the Brood Bitch Class at the 1984 APC National under Mrs. Tom Stevenson with 4 of her Best in Show winning get.

Ch. Marjetta National Acclaim (Deputy)
, (Ch. Firesign's Smackwater Jack ex Ch. Truewithem A Taste of Triumph). Deputy is also inducted into the APC Hall of Fame. His many accomplishments include Best in Show at Wesminster Kennel Club 1986, 19 Best in Shows, Top Sire in the History of the Breed with 109 Champions. Deputy can be found in the pedigrees of the Ablearm, Bee Serious, Tahari, Coralwood, Paladen and many other winning kennels of today.

Ch. Marjetta Lord Carlton (Smudge)
, (sired by Ch. Waldschloss Thunderbolt ex Ch. Truewithem A Taste Of Triumph) is a Best In Show winner and one of the breeds Top Sires having sired 47 champions. He spent his retirement at the Cumbrian Kennels of Henri Tuthill where he made a large impact on their breeding program, siring amongst others, Ch. Cumbrian Black Pearl. Pearl was the Number 1 Pointer and Top Sporting Dog in 1984 as well as Number 3 All Breeds. Smudge can be found in the pedigrees of most current Cumbrian Pointers. Smudge's litter sister, Ch. Marjetta A Taste Of Victory has also been very successful. She is the dam of 10 Champions.

Ch. Marjetta Reatta of Kintyre, (Ch. Marjetta Johnny Appleseed ex Ch. Truewithem Sweet N Sassy). Reatta won 3 All Breed Best in Shows and the 1993 American Pointer Club National Specialty. She was the #1 Pointer in 1993.Reatta is the dam of 14 champions and the foundation bitch for Bee Serious and Equinnoxx Pointers. Reatta is ranked #6 All Time Top Producing Dams.

Ch. Truewithem Sweet N Sassy
, was added to my breeding program shortly after having been exhibited to me. She impressed me so much and so resembled the dam of my foundation bitch, Ch. Truewithem A Taste of Triumph. She surpassed my expectations becoming a major factor in my breeding program. She is the dam of Ch. Reatta of Kintyre and a total of 19 champions making her the #3 All Time Top Producing Dam. Sassy was APC's Top Dam in 1991.

Ch. Pipeaway Pineapple Poll
, an English import was added to my kennel in 1985. She played a major role in the development of this kennel and is the dam of 13 Champions, thus ranking her as #7 All Time Top Producing Dam. Polly was APC's Top Dam in 1989.

Ch. Hurwyn Marjetta Majestic, An English import from the Winning kennel of Sue Wilkinson, Broadway, England. Chuck was imported specifically with the intention of being bred to my BIS Ch. Marjetta Darkside of the Moon JH. In addition to producing several champions from that litter, he has currently sired 23 American Champions with Group Winners in the US, Venezuela and Brazil. He himself is a Group and Specialty winner. I feel strongly that this dog will have an impact on the breed in this country.


Ch. Marjetta Cookies N Cream- dam of 6 champions and foundation for Kingscroft Pointers of Nancy Parr.

Ch. Marjetta Acanthacea Olympus
-dam of 6 champions is a foundation of the Olympus Kennels of Karen Breeden

Marjetta Honey Dew-dam of 7 champions and a foundation bitch for Steinhoff Kennels of Sharon Davies.

Ch. Marjetta Over the Moon
- foundation bitch for the Sunset Kennels of Steven and Eileen Herman. Lea is the dam of 4 champions including multiple Best in Show winner, Ch. Marjetta Darkside of the Moon JH. Four of her get also completed their Junior Hunting Titles. Lea is the dam of 4 champions sired by Ch. Marjetta Dick Tracey.

Ch. Marjetta Cameo- dam of 5 champions and foundation bitch for Patricia Lillesand Bowman.

Ch. Marjetta National Intrigue
- foundation bitch for the Karolina Kennel of Steve and Karen Mayo and dam of Best in Show winner, Ch.Karolina Sir Red.

Ch. Marjetta Image of Victory (Midge)
, is the dam of 13 champions and the foundation bitch for Roger Garlick's Kennel. She is ranked # 7 All Time Top Producing Dams.

Ch. Marjetta A Toast To Victory
- (by Ch. Marjetta Follow The Rainbow ex Ch. Marjetta A Taste of Victory) foundation bitch for the Birnamwood Pointers of Rich and Maureen Ciecwisz. Dam of 7 champions.

Ch. Marjetta Emblem Of Victory
- (Ch. Crookrise Talent ex Ch. Marjetta A Taste of Victory) owned by Pam and John Mohr can be found behind many of the Takara Pointers

Ch. Marjetta An Echo of Triumph - (Ch. Marjetta Mylestone ex Ch. Truewithem A Taste of Triumph) dam of 9 champions and the foundation bitch for the Homestead Kennels of Roberta Beckhorn

Am.Can. Marjetta Sunruuner
- (Ch. Marjetta Johnny Appleseed ex Ch. Truewithem Sweet N Sassy) has played a major role in the Sunrunner Pointers of Barbara Young in BC Canada. Sunny is a Canadian BIS winner and a littermate to "Reatta"

and Marjetta English Cocker Spaniels

I have always admired the beauty of the English Cocker but it wasn't until a judging assignment to Finland in 1992 that I considered owning one. On that trip I was very impressed with the quality of the Cockers I had exhibited to me. I gave the Group to a lovely red dog called Northworth Clapman. He was bred, owned and handled by Nina Kauhanen. I started communicating with Nina and have had several dogs from her. My foundation bitch is Ch. Northworth Ring Over, bred to Fin. & Am. Ch. Northworth Madman's Return.

My goal is to breed English type dogs that have the merry temperament that is typical for the breed. I will do my best to breed healthy cockers that are free from inherited diseases.