Sunday, April 20, 2014

BLOODHOUND LEADS HOUND GROUP

GCH CH Flessner's International S'Cess 

Day three in Terre Haute IN was day two for the hometown Kennel Club, who asked judge Bill Shelton to take the final ring. 

The dogs who waited all day to see judge Shelton were the English Setter, GCH CH Stargaze'R 'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don’t Tell, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner's International S'Cess, the Cane Corso, GCH CH Red Rock Canyon’s Pretty Boy, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, GCH CH King’s Mtn. Angelina Ballerina, the Japanese Chin, GCH CH Randalets Wok N In Sunshine, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Serenaide Renaissance Live It Up, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgable The Frat Boy. 


GCH CH King’s Mtn. Angelina Ballerina 

Going to the head of the line was the Bloodhound, Nathan, followed by the Dandie, Angie. The win, Nathan’s fourth BIS in 22 trips to the final ring this year, will put him back at the top of the Hound Group. It’s a great year for scent hounds…hey, it’s a great year for dogs!

ROTTWEILER BEST IN WISCONSIN

GCH CH Gamegards I'Ll Have Another V Braeside 
(photo by Lynda Beam)

The Fond du Lac County Kennel Club was in that Wisconsin city for their Saturday shows. The day one final featured judge Douglas Taylor and the Golden Retriever, CH Forever’s All Jacked Up CGC, the Basenji, GCH CH Laurel S’Simply Shocking Sabrina, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gamegards I'Ll Have Another V Braeside, the West Highland White Terrier , CH Mac Ken Char’s One Man Band at Shaireign, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Baliwick Honey Boo Boo, the Keeshond, CH Dreamwoods On The Rocks, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Margaux’s Va Voom. 

CH Forever’s All Jacked Up CGC 

His Best was the Rottweiler, Indy. His Reserve was the Golden, Whiskey. It’s the first BIS in ten trips to the final ring this year for Indy owner/handler Holly Eldred. Congratulations to Holly and breeders Listle Friede, Vicky Obrien, Vicky Weaver, & Dr Bach.

TOY SPANIEL BIS IN NEBRASKA

GCH CH LTO Prosperity 

This weekend we have a rare opportunity to report a Nebraska show. The Grand Island Kennel Club is hosting two in their Nebraska hometown. 

GCH CH Goldleaf's Trouble Coming CGC 

Judge Pat Trotter had the Saturday BIS call. Her options were the Pointer, CH Solovia’s Dexterity At Sky Hi, the Norwegian Elkhound, CH Aspen’s It Takes A Thief, the Mastiff, GCH CH Goldleaf's Trouble Coming CGC, the Skye Terrier, CH Royalist Son Knight I Kulbreeze, the Kin Charles English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH LTO Prosperity, the Keeshond, GCH CH Trumpet’s No Questions Asked, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH McMatt's Autumn Breeze. 

 Collecting the top awards were the Toy Spaniel, Prosperity, who took the BIS, and the Mastiff, Aji. It was the first BIS of the year for Prosperity in 20 trips to the final ring. Prosperity is the Number one King Charles and Ruby English Toy Spaniel and the Number Six Toy Dog. Congratulations to breeder/owner Mark A Landers, owners Ray J Cole & & Susan M Carter, and handler Jeff L Wright.

CORGI BIS IN LOUISIANA

GCH CH Coventry Just A Little Crush 

 Our next stop is in Bossier City LA, a quaint little hamlet that’s just a pleasant ride from Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Saturday was day two for the Shreveport Kennel Club and judge Alice Inman’s turn to call the BIS. 

 GCH CH Appalachia’s Allamyrra Hajji 

 Hoping to gain judge Inman’s favor were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Militza’s My Cherie Amour, the Saluki, GCH CH Appalachia’s Allamyrra Hajji, the Mastiff, GCH CH Willow Ridge Risky Business, the Glen Of Imaal Terrier, GCH CH Finnabair Ardmore Ned, the Japanese Chin, CH Touche’s Bravado, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Winning Card, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Just A Little Crush. 

The two that succeeded were the Corgi, Etta, and the Saluki, Hajji. Once again we have an outstanding crop of Corgis this year. Etta leads all Pembroke Welsh Corgis with two BIS and 12 Herding Groups this season.

POM BIS IN SOCAL

GCH CH Hitimes What The Inferno 
(photo by Karen Evasuik)

We return to Southern California and Saturday’s Angeles Canyon Kennel Club show for our next report. Judge Norm Patton chose his top two from a seven that included the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Foxboro N Shardust Authentic, the Basenji, GCH CH Jasiri-Sukari Win Tin Tin, the Boxer, GCH CH Hi Jinx This Is How I Roll, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Hjohoo’s Save Hjour Love For Me, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitimes What The Inferno, the Finnish Spitz, GCH CH Mickywins Mainio Skandia, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Wigglesworth Thriller. 

GCH CH Foxboro N Shardust Authentic 

Friday’s RBIS, the Pom, Danny, was Saturday’s BIS. Saturday’s RBIS was the Springer, Maddox. Danny started the year as the nation’s Number One Toy Dog and hopes to regain that title soon with six BIS and 15 Toy Groups so far this year.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

SECOND BIS FOR SIBERIAN

GCH CH Topaz Bad Action 

Yesterday the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Topaz Bad Action, was in Southern California collecting a BIS at the Conejo Kennel Club show in City of Industry CA. Today he was in the San Francisco Bay Area picking up the BIS at the Chief Solano Kennel Club show in Vallejo CA. 

 Joining Reese and handler Stephanie House in judge Dr Dale Simmons were the Field Spaniel, GCH CH Promenade's Pay It Forward, the Basset Hound GCH Topsfield-Sanchu Eenie Meenie Miney Moe, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Absolutely Talk Of The Town, the Maltese, CH P-Birdie Of Princess MTS, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Fulla Bull Soulja Boy, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Bon Idee's Love American Style RN CA CGC. 

The win brings Topaz’ 2014 record to two BIS and nine Working Groups.

HARRIER BIS IN IDAHO

GCH CH Pacific Happytail's Heartbreaker 

The Palouse Hills Dog Fanciers were far away from the crowds today in Lewiston ID for day two of the Lewiston spring cluster. 

Dr Gareth Morgan-Jones had the judge’s book for Saturday’s final and the company of the Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash's Ruggedly Handsome, the Harrier, GCH CH Pacific Happytail's Heartbreaker, the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Peace River's Gathers No Moss At Sunstra, the American Staffordshire Terrier, CH Sierra's Ground Zero, the Havanese, GCH CH Peluito's Papi Chulo, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Country Luvz A Rockstar, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Tang Dynasty Rocky. 


GCH CH Rainbow Splash's Ruggedly Handsome 

The BIS was the Harrier. The RBIS was the Brittany. It’s the first BIS for the four year old dog and handler Luke Baggenstos. Congratulations to Luke, breeder/owner Wendy McCleery, co-breeder Karen A Crary, and owners Steve & Eileen Biles.

DOBERMAN BIS IN OHIO

CH Philmar Superman 

The Medina Kennel Club is sharing the weekend in Columbus OH with the Central Ohio Kennel Club. Judge Joan Luna Liebes had the MKC final and her choice of the Golden Retriever, GCH CH My Buddy's Eye Of The Beholder RA NA, the Whippet, GCH CH Artemis Hypnotic Opium SC, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Philmar Superman, the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Adiebabes Griffin In Sanherpinc, the Yorkshire Terrier, GCH CH Stratford's Rose De France, the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Ken's Always Gets The Last Laugh, and the Pyrenean Shepherd, GCH CH La Brise Sun Bear. 


GCH CH La Brise Sun Bear 

 Her top two were the Doberman, Clark, and the Pyrenean Shepherd, Sunny Bear. It was the second consecutive BIS in just three trips to the final ring.

PWD BIS AT OLD DOMINION

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 

A Best In Show at the Old Dominion Kennel Club of Northern Virginia spring show has been for decades one of the most prestigious titles in the dog game. 

The seven hoping to secure the award from BIS judge Dorothy Collier were the English Setter, GCH CH Weymouths En Fuego, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Colored Bull Terrier, GCH CH Banbury Bedrock Bright Star Bright, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), the Tibetan Terrier, CH Aurora's Welcome To The Jungle, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Stonepillar's Steel Blu. 

GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez) 

This year’s title goes to the US’ Number One Dog All Breeds, the Portie, Matisse. The Reserve award went to the Chihuahua, Sonnito Matisse continues on his record pace, now standing at 36 BIS and 48 Working Groups this year.

SPRINGER WINS IN MASSACHUSETTS

CH Legacy Random Titleist 

The Pioneer Valley Kennel Club had the coveted Saturday spot in West Springfield MA and they put judge Peter Frost in the final ring. Joining him were the English Springer Spaniel, CH Legacy Random Titleist, the Norwegian Elkhound, GCH CH Tioka’s American Ride, the Akita GCH CH CR-Wicca’s Trade Secret, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Bluestone Mirror Mirror, the Pekingese, CH Pequest General Tso, the Xoloitzquintli, GCH CH Bayshore Giorgio Armani, and a German Shepherd Dog from the classes, Keylis Spotlite Just Do It. Taking the BIS was the Springer, Titleist. Collecting the RBIS was the 18 month old GSD. 

 It’s the first BIS in seven final attempts for Titleist. Congratulations to breeder/owner Kellie, FitzGerald, co-breeders David Rand & Jason Douglas, and owners Robert & Sandra Mochoviak.