Monday, January 26, 2015

BACK TO GRAYSLAKE IL



GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire 
(photo by Derek Glas)

When last we visited Grayslake IL we told you that the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn, was judge Ken Murray’s BIS at Friday’s Chain O’Lakes Kennel Club show.  At Saturday’s Park Shore Kennel Club show judge Beth Sweigart would see the English Setter, GCH CH Stargaze'R 'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don't Tell, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner’s International S’Cess, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gamegards I’ll Have Another V Braeside RN, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Meadowlakes Pants on Fire, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Chars Seattle Slew For Triple Crown, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv’s Sultry Sensation.

GCH CH Meadowlakes Pants on Fire 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Taking the BIS was the Standard Poodle, Flame.  Collecting the RBIS was the Border Terrier, Cinder.  It was the first BIS of the year for last year’s Number Three Dog All Breeds.  Flame finished 2014 as the Number One Non-Sporting Dog with 47 BIS and 121 Group Ones.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Linda Campbell and handler Sarah Perchick.

GCH CH Telltale American Ride

Flame would be the only one of Saturday’s finalists to make it back to the last ring at Sunday’s Chain O’Lakes Kennel Club show.  Judge Edd Bivin would also consider the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin’ for Trouble, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Phillmar Superman, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Taliesin Twice As Nice, the Pug, GCH CH Chelsea’s Fantasy Dressed To Impress, and Friday’s BIS winner, the GSD, Rumor.

GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn

Judge Bivin would like the Springer, Randy, for his BIS, and Rumor, the GSD, for his RBIS.  It was the first BIS of the year for 2014’s Number Four Sporting Dog, Randy, who collected 15 BIS and 96 Sporting Groups last season.  Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Robin Novack, breeders/owners Celie Florence, Delores Streng, & Beth Fink, and owners C & D VanVorst.

GREATER GAINSVILLE DFA


GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless 

The Greater Gainesville Dog Fanciers Association had the coveted Saturday/Sunday spots at this past week’s four show Gator Classic in Ocala FL. They chose judge Lorrain Bisso to name their top two dogs on Saturday and she chose the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, as her BIS and the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls, as her RBIS. 

GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls 

Also on hand in the day one final were the Labrador Retriever, CH Chambray’s Tucker Everlasting CGC, the Mastiff, GCH CH Goldleaf’s Trouble Coming CGC, the West Highland White Terrier, GCH CH White Oaks Invincible Snowplow, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitimes What the Inferno, and the Finnish Lapphund, GCH CH Lumiturpa Tapakka. It was the second BIS of the year for Brazen and breeder/owner/handler Amada Giles. 

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

Sunday the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Sunburst One Cool Dude BN RA CGC, would join six of Saturday’s finalists in judge Kenneth Rayner Jr’s BIS lineup. The two finishing on top were the Pom, Danny, and the Mastiff, Aji. Danny is leading the Toy Group again this year with four big BIS and eight Toy Groups so far this year. 

GCH CH Goldleaf’s Trouble Coming CGC

FIRST EVER COTON DE TULEAR BIS

GCH CH Mi-Toi’s Icon CM

History was also made this weekend when judge Manuel Queijeiro named the Coton de Tulear, GCH CH Mi-Toi’s Icon CM, his Best In Show at Sunday’s Charleston Kennel Club show.  It was the first by a Coton since the breed’s recognition last year.

GCH CH Hampton Court Broxden What In Carnation

Challenging Icon for the win were the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH Gold Icon’s Dolce & Gabbana, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Jakar An Affair Most Wicked, the Black Russian Terrier, CH Blackberry Uragan CD CGC, the RBIS, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Hampton Court Broxden What In Carnation, the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Palmetto’s Flying Dutchman, and the Border Collie, Aspen Keep Distant Thunder.  Our congratulations to breeders/owners Luis and Carmen Ortiz on win that will go into every history of the Coton de Tulear.

GCH CH Autumn’s Stone Ridge Mojo

Icon and Luis started the weekend with an RBIS under judge Rita Biddle, who chose the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Autumn’s Stone Ridge Mojo.  Rounding out the day one final were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Easthill Broxden Woodland Lettuce Entertain You, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Celtic Lores Moonlight And Magic CGC, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Double D Best of Luck, and the aforementioned Smooth Fox & Crested.

It was the first for Jo and handler Lenny Brown.  Congratulations to Lenny, breeders/owners  Curtis Shaver & Janie Shaver, and co-breeders Ronald Webb & Lisa & J M Webb.

MIDDLE PENINSULA KC OF VA



GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor 
(photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

The temperatures were warmer and the competition hot this weekend in Richmond VA where the Middle Peninsula Kennel Club of Virginia hosted two shows.  Judge Betty-Anne Stenmark chose her top dogs from the English Springer Spaniel,  GCH CH Legacy Random Titleist, the Scottish Deerhound, GCH CH Foxcliffe Chelsea Piers, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Yarrow’s Hi-Tech Ben There Done That, the Xoloitzcuintli, GCH CH Bayshore Giorgio Armani, and the Belgian Sheepdog, CH Amethyst Sugarfoot.

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 
(photo by Kayla Bertagnolli)

She would name the Welsh Terrier, Jennie, her Best and the PWD, Matisse, her Reserve.  It was the third BIS of the new season for Jennie and handler Luiz Abreu.

GCH CH BayAway Jersey’s Due Process of Law

Judge Michael Faulkner would see a mostly new seven on Sunday, the Flat-Coated Retriever, GCH CH Windy Hill Dance To The Music JH, the Black & Tan Coonhound, GCH CH BayAway Jersey’s Due Process of Law, the returning PWD, Matisse, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Joval Sweet Time, the Japanese Chin, CH Touche’s Snapdragon, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Planetts Star Reporter, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Ha'Penny Mirimar The Fab Fawn.

Going to the head of the pack was the Coonhound, followed by Matisse, the PWD.  It was the first BIS for Moses and only the second BIS by a Black & Tan Coonhound in the last year.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Debra & George Rezendes & Jinnie-Ann Stora and handler Zach Helmer.

FIRST EVER PYRENEAN BIS



GCH CH La Brise Sun Bear

We start our Monday Morning Mop up happy that there are no shows scheduled today and that all our fellow fanciers will be home safe when today’s historic snow storm hits the north eastern United States later today.  Fanciers did encounter icy conditions leaving Erie PA after attending the hometown Erie Kennel Club’s two shows, where spectators were treated to the first ever Best In Show by a Pyrenean Shepherd when judge David Anthony named GCH CH La Brise Sun Bear his top dog on Saturday.

GCH CH Weymouth’s En Fuego

Judge Anthony picked Sunny out of a seven that included the RBIS, the English Setter, GCH CH Weymouth’s En Fuego, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Spring Valley’s Jojo, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Davik’s Snowstorm Gussit, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Absolutely Signature, the Pug, GCH CH Belaires Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, and the Dalmatian,  Siren N Dakotas Heir To The Throne.

Sunny has been the Number One Pyrenean Shepherd for the last three years, topping the Herding Group 13 times in 2014.  Our congratulations on the historic BIS to breeder/owner Patricia Princehouse, owner Kathryn Lanam and handler Elizabeth Salewsky, standing in for regular handler Nina Fetter.

GCH CH Spring Valley’s Jojo

Sunny, the English Setter, Blaze, and the Ridgeback, Jojo, would all return to the final ring on Sunday to plead their cases with judge Deborah Anthony.  They were joined by the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Alisaton Saboteur V Raklyn Ciden, the Norwich Terrier, CH Bronwyn He’s A Heartbreaker, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Chismicks Boop Oop A Doop, and the French Bulldog, Beans Relentdstar Mythibul Milton.

Finishing one/two were Blaze, the English Setter, and Jojo, the Ridgeback.  It was the second BIS of the year for Blaze who finished last year with ten BIS and 46 Sporting groups.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Penny DiSiena, owners Glenn & Sue Godley, and handler Katie Shephard.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

DOBERMAN BEST IN LOUISIANA

GCH CH Dezperado’s Hallelujah CA CGC 
(photo by Gay Glazbrook)

Judge Robert Hall was in Alexandria LA on Friday to call the Best In Show for the Baton Rouge Kennel Club. His seven hopefuls were the Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome, the Basset Hound, GCH CH By U Cals Monkey On The Bayou, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Dezperado’s Hallelujah CA CGC, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Springhill Street Smart, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the Bulldog, GCH CH Dowat’s the Gladiator, and Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Just a Little Crush. 


GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome 

His BIS was the Doberman, Glory, and his RBIS, the Brittany, Beckett. It was the first of the year for Glory who wrapped last year with three BIS and 27 Working Groups. Congratulations to breeder/handler Linda George, co-breeders Hillary Zimmerman & Rick George , and owners Jacqueline & Alan Wendt.

BOXER BEST IN FLORIDA

GCH CH Mephisto’s Speak of the Devil 

Exhibitors at Friday’s Lake Eustis Kennel Club show in Ocala FL were enjoying relatively temperate weather while the rest of the nation girds for yet another winter onslaught. The seven dogs that made it to judge Jim Briley’s final were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Ashdown’s Time to Thrill, the Whippet, GCH CH Bo-Bett Lanexa Legionnaire, the Boxer, GCH CH Mephisto’s Speak of the Devil, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Fyrewyre Fit To Be Tied, the Chinese Crested GCH CH Kaylen’s Kahlua, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls, and the Finnish Lapphund, GCH CH Lumiturpa Tapakka. 

GCH CH Shine's Deck the Halls

Finishing one/two were the Boxer, Devlin, and the Shar-Pei, Tinsel. It was the third BIS of the year for Devlin who finished 2014 with one BIS and 11 Working Groups. Congratulations to breeders Michelle & Peter Yeadon & Monika Pinsker, owners Mrs Jack Billhardt & Sergio Tenenbaum, and handler Diego Garcia.

NEW DOG2WATCH IN ILLINOIS

GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn 

The German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn, continues to demonstrate why she is one of the early favorites this year, following her Thursday RBIS at the Parks Shore Kennel Club show in Grayslake IL with a BIS at Friday’s Chain O’Lakes Kennel Club outing. 

GCH CH Telltale American Ride 
 (photo by Michael McGuire) 

Joining Rumor in judge Ken Murray’s final were the RBIS, the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin’ for Trouble, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gamegard’s I’ll Have Another V Braeside RN, the Norwich Terrier, CH Taliesin Twice As Nice, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Char’s Seattle Slew For Triple Crown, and the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire. 

Rumor has taken in nine shows so far this year and has logged five BIS, three RBIS, and nine Group Ones including a Best Herding Dog at North Star Herding Group Club show. Why have we waited so long to name Rumor a Dog2Watch?

Friday, January 23, 2015

CLUB OFFERS LIVE STREAM



GCH CH Meadowlake Pants on Fire 
(photo by Infocusbymiguel)

Our show week opened on Thursday with events in three locations east of the Mississippi.  First in Grayslake IL, the Parks Shore Kennel Club opened the four day Coool (sic) Cluster.  What is really col about this cluster is that Sunday's Chain O'Lakes Kennel Club closer will be live streamed on the club’s web site beginning at 2:30 PM CST.  We applaud the club for sharing its show with all of us they can’t be there.


Judge Ken Murray had the day one finaL and his choice of the Sussex Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Howdy Doody Time, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin’ for Trouble, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gamegards I’ll Have Another V Braeside, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Meadowlake Pants on Fire, the Yorkshire Terrier, GCH CH Trio’s Big Shot, the Keeshond, GCH CH Dreamwoods On The Rocks, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn.


GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn

Taking the first BIS of the set was the Border Terrier, Cinder.  Collecting her third RBIS of the young season was the GSD, Rumor.  It was the second BIS of the year for Cinder who finished 2014 as the Number One Border Terrier and Number Terrier with six BIS and 27 Terrier Groups. Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Karen Fitzpatrick, co-breeder Thomas H Bradley III, and owners Kay Richardson & Doug & Sue Tack DVMs & Kiki Courtelis.

GCH CH Riverside Telltail Coco Posh

We go from the Great Lakes to down on the bayou, Alexandria LA, to be exact, where the Baton Rouge Kennel Club kicked off the Mardi Gras Cluster, putting judge Linda More in the final ring with the Irish Setter, GCH CH Militza’s My Cherie Amour, the Pharaoh Hound, GCH CH Osiris Cowboy Casanova, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Dezperado’s Hallelujah CA CGC, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Kelwyn’s Gm Freestyle Flyer, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the Lhasa Apso, GCH CH Sundancer Foxy Lady, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Riverside Telltail Coco Posh.

GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Judge More would name the Corgi, Coco her Best and the Shih Tzu, Rocket, her Reserve.  It was the first BIS of 2015 for Coco, who was last year’ Number One Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Number Three Herding Dog with 13 BIS and 50 Herding Groups, including the Group One at the 2014 Westminster Kennel Club show. Congratulations to breeders/owners Julie & Bill Divens & Deborah Shindle, owner Dina Manship Planche, and handler Lois DeMers.

GCH CH Kaylen’s Kahlua 
(photo by Vincent)

For those that did not get enough of the Sunshine State on the Florida Marathon, there is this week’s Gator Classic in Ocala FL.  The Lake Eustis Kennel Club had Thursday spot and judge Joy Brewster had the day one final.  Her seven hopefuls were the Golden Retriever, CH Scion Thank God I’m A Country Boy, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Time is Money, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Abbeyrose Black Diamond , the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Kaylen’s Kahlua, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Sporting Fields Empress.

GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls

Going to the head of the line was the Crested, Kahlua, followed by the Shar-Pei, Tinsel.  It was the first all-breed BIS for Kahlua, who made ten final appearances in 2014.  We love persistence. Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Kay Peiser and breeder/owner Virginia Dorris.