Friday, April 24, 2015

FRIDAY IN WEST VIRGINIA

GCH CH Cerise Blindside 

Judge Beth Speich was in Morgantown WV for today’s Mountaineer Kennel Club final. The seven dogs she considered were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Blindside, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Thaon's Sanjaya, the St Bernard, GCH CH Aksala’s Peyton CGCA, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Whiskybae Lochraven Lollypop, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Merry Go Round Coach Master, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus' Rumor Has It V Kenlyn. 

GCH CH Merry Go Round Coach Master 

Her Best was the Springer, Timmy, and her Reserve the Dalmatian, Flash. It was Timmy’s fourth BIS in 14 trips to the final ring this year.

BEAGLE BEST IN ILLINOIS

GCH CH Torquay Midnight Victory 

With 351 entries Thursday’s Champaign Illinois Kennel Club show in Decatur IL was one of the smaller shows we will see this year, yet it drew formidable competition. Among judge Victoria Johnson’s were several top ranked BIS winners. They were the English Setter, GCH CH Stargaze'R 'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don't Tell, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Torquay Midnight Victory, the Mastiff, GCH CH Goldleaf's Trouble Coming CGC, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Torquay S Ravel, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country's Tag I'm It, the Finnish Spitz, GCH CH Kunniaka’s Whizz Bang Wallop, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv' Sultry Sensation. 

GCH CH Hill Country's Tag I'm It
(photo by Gay Glazbrook)

Picking up the BIS was the Beagle, Vicki. Collecting the RBIS was the Pug, JJ. It was Vicki’s second BIS in eight final appearances this year.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

THE GENERAL IS ON THE MARCH



GCH CH Pequest General Tso 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Our first results this week are from the South Hills Kennel Club who opened the four day Black Diamond Cluster in Morgantown WV.  Judge Chuck Winslow chose his top two dogs from the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Ashdown’s Time To Thrill, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Thaon's Sanjaya, the Boxer, GCH CH Mephisto's Speak Of The Devil, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Fyrewyre Fit To Be Tied, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Bluvali Players Paradigm, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus' Rumor Has It V Kenlyn.

GCH CH Lockenhaus' Rumor Has It V Kenlyn

Going to the head of the line was America’s Number Six Dog All Breeds, the Peke, The General, followed by the GSD, Rumor.   It was The General’s fourth straight BIS, his eighth in the last month, and his tenth in 31 final appearances this year. The General is on the march.

Monday, April 20, 2015

HAVANESE BIS IN IDAHO

GCH CH Peluito's Papi Chulo 

The Havanese, GCH CH Peluito's Papi Chulo, was judge Dr Steve Keating’s Best In Show at today’s Lewis-Clark Kennel Club show in Lewiston ID. Dr Keating also liked the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, whom he named his Reserve. Rounding out his final were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Rush Hill's Drama'geddon JH RATN, the Tibetan Mastiff, GCH CH Dawa's Primo Argento Gomez At Tiems, the White Bull Terrier, Lordbull Larry, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Blackflash Star's Comet, and the Norwegian Buhund, GCH CH Jotunn Bella Binna. 

GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless 

 It was the first BIS of the year for the three year old dog. Congratulations to breeder/owner Arlene Etzig, owner Lynn Curtis, and handler Andy Linton.

ROTTWEILER BIS IN MARYLAND

GCH CH Big Beach's Rhumba Man 

The Catoctin Kennel Club extended the weekend into Monday, putting judge Grace Fritz in the final ring. The seven who joined her were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Legacy Random Titleist, the Black and Tan Coonhound, GCH CH Bayaway Jersey's Due Process Of Law, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Big Beach's Rhumba Man, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Seagryphs Sleeping With The Anemone, the Bichon Frise, CH Barberry's Take A Chance On Me, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Dunhill Steeler Nation. 
 
GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie 

Taking the BIS was the Rottweiler, Rico Collecting the RBIS was the Skye, Charlie. Rico is another one of our well-bred first time BIS winners this weekend. Rico is the son of the multi-BIS winning GCH CH Chancellor Flirt's Hi Flyin Gladiator. Congratulations to breeder Jackie Payne, owner Elaine Namour, and handler Michelle Scott.

BOSTON BEST IN SOCAL SUNDAY

(GCH CH Sabe's Simply Invincible by Callea Photo)

Our final Sunday report comes in from City of Industry CA where the Angeles Canyon Kennel Club capped the four day stop. Judge Jackie Stacy had the final final and her pick of the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Sweetgrass White Diamonds, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Thaon’s Wallstreet, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, GCH CH Derby’s Toast with Gusto, the GCH CH Round Town Queen of Hearts of Maryscot, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitimes What the Inferno, the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Sabe's Simply Invincible, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Country Squire. 

GCH CH Hitimes What the Inferno 
(photo by Vicki Holloway)

Her Best was the Boston Terrier, Vinnie, and her Reserve, the Pom, Danny. It was the four BIS in ten final appearances this year for the nation’s Number Five Non-Sporting Dog.

ANOTHER FIRST TIMER IN NORCAL

GCH Brocade Lil Deuce Coupe BarJen 

Judge Terry Carter closed the four day set in Vallejo CA, calling the final at Sunday’s Chief Solano Kennel Club show. The seven dogs that stayed to the end were the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, GCH CH Whiskeytown Si Drakes Gran Legacy CGC, the Norwegian Elkhound, GCH CH Bristlecone's ItSuitsMe, the Rottweiler, GCH CH High Hills Holy Smoke BN CD RE CGC, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Absolutely Stand Back Look Out, the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Kulana's Sh-Boom, the Keeshond, GCH CH Skyline's Unit Of Measure, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Brocade Lil Deuce Coupe BarJen. 

GCH CH Skyline's Unit Of Measure 

The two getting the top awards were the Bouvier, Cooper, and the Keeshond, Cubit. It was the first AKC BIS for the Canadian Cooper. Cooper's father is GCH CH Rocheuses Me And My Shadow Of Cornus, 2012's Number Three Herding Dog and the Herding Group winner at the 2012 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Sandra Brind, Yvonne Savard, & Ray Waterman, owner Janice Brind, and handler Larry Fenner.

GSD SWEEPS WISCONSIN

GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It v Kenlyn 

AKC’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It v Kenlyn, started her week in Terre Haute IN where she collected a BIS at Friday’s Bloomington Indiana Kennel Club show. She then moved on to Fond du Lac WI where the hometown Fond du Lac County Kennel Club was offering bigger points. 

GCH CH Starline’s Jimmy Choo 

Judge Carol Herbel named Rumor her BIS and the Whippet, GCH CH Starline’s Jimmy Choo, her RBIS, on Saturday after considering the English Setter, GCH CH Esquire Fourwinds Traveln Man, the Doberman Pinscher, Holly Wood’s Lucky Charm, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Foxheart’s Rough and Ready, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Lomar Swags One Tin Soldier, and the Tibetan Terrier, CH Ri Lee’s Diamond Hunter. 

GCH CH Baghdad A Missdemeanor 
(photo by Dow Jac Photos)

Sunday Rumor would top judge Pat Hastings other finalists, the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, her RBIS, the Saluki, GCH CH Baghdad A Missdemeanor, the Great Pyrenees, GCH CH Rivergroves Cloudy Bay, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Epoch’s New York Minute, the Pug, Jayar’s Master of The Treasure, and the Lowchen, GCH CH Willowcreek’s Fat Bottom Girl. 

Rumor has built a formidable lead on the field with 26 BIS and 48 Herding groups this year.

DOG2WATCH BIS IN IDAHO

Lordbull Larry 

Our newest Dog2Watch, the White Bull Terrier, Lordbull Larry, added another BIS to his resume during his first month in the US, collecting the big rosette at Sunday’s Lewis-Clark Kennel Club show in Lewiston ID. 

GCH CH Peluito’s Papi Chulo 

Judge Vincent Grosso chose Larry out of a lineup that included the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Rush Hill's Drama'geddon JH RATN, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Tibetan Mastiff, GCH CH Dawa's Primo Argento Gomez At Tiems, the RBIS, the Havanese, GCH CH Peluito’s Papi Chulo, the American Eskimo Dog, GCH CH Eskyblue Fuji Ltd Dom Perignon, and the Norwegian Buhund, GCH CH Jotunn Bella Binna. 

It was the Larry's third BIS since the Spanish import’s debut earlier this month. Now when's the last time a dog finished his championship with three BIS?

QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY

GCH CH Rivendel's Barefoot Bandit 

One of our axioms is that even small shows draw tough competition. Witness this weekend’s Grand Island Kennel Club shows in that Nebraska town with just 332 entries. Judge Jack Ireland’s final included several dogs in the current Top 100 All Breeds. His seven were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH My Buddy’s I Belize In The Magic, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Foxtails Race For The Chase, the Akita, GCH CH Mojo’s Continuation of a Myth, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Nileefox Taylor Made, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Classic’s Coco Chanel, the Schipperke, GCH CH Rivendel's Barefoot Bandit, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Spring Fever’s Wanna Dance. 

GCH CH Mojo’s Continuation of a Myth 

His BIS was the Number Eight Non-sporting Dog, the Schipperke, Colton, and his RBIS, the Number Working Six Dog, the Akita, Nik. Congratulations to breeder/owner Amy Halterman, co-breeder Laura Halterman, and handler Erin Roberts.