Monday, July 28, 2014

LOMPOC KENNEL CLUB


GCH CH Brocair’s HRH Prince Harry 
(photo by Infocusbymiguel)

A cursory view of this blog may lead one to think that our primary focus is on the Top Ten Dogs All Breeds. While it is true that the names of the top ranked canines are repeated frequently here, the fact is we show case every dog that wins a group and keep detailed statistics on every dog that has won a BIS or RBIS, a group that numbers nearly 400 so far this year. 

We start our Monday Morning Mop Up out on the West Coast where one of those less well-known names claimed a Best In Show. The Lakeland Terrier, GCH CH Brocair’s HRH Prince Harry, was Houston Clark’s BIS at Saturday’s Lompoc Kennel Club show in that California town. Joining Harry in the final ring were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Foxboro N Shardust Authentic, the Borzoi, GCH CH Majenkir Bookstor Vintage Glamour, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Marienburg’s Special Ops Commando, the RBIS, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Forestcreek Louisiana Lagniappe, the Keeshond, GCH CH Skylines Unit Of Measure, and the Australian Cattle Dog, GCH CH Kokopelli’s SoBe It. Harry is the nation’s Number One Lakeland Terrier with two BIS and four Terrier Groups this year. 

GCH CH Thaon’s Wallstreet 

Harry would be the only of Saturday’s finalists to make it back to the final ring on Sunday. Joining him in judge June Penta’s ring were the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH VJK-Myst Garbonita’s California Journey, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Thaon’s Wallstreet, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Chancellor Flirts High Flyin Gladiator, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Chancellor Flirts High Flyin Gladiator, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Newtnine Crown Of Queen, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Copper Hills No Reservations. 

GCH CH Newtnine Crown Of Queen 

She would choose the Afghan, Wally, as her Best and the Bichon, Queenie, as her Reserve. Wally does not maintain a campaigner’s show schedule, but still has four BIS and 21 Hound Groups in 2014 to make him the Number Two Afghan Hound.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

TOP TWO ON TOP AGAIN

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 
 (photo by Jeffrey Hanlin) 

 Our Top Two Dogs All Breeds, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect, continue to thrill fanciers in Greenville SC where they finished one/two in judge Marjorie Martorella’s final at Saturday’s Piedmont Kennel Club show. 

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect 

Rounding out the seven were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Evergreen Good Intentions, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Connacht A Ha Penny Will Do, the Pug, GCH CH Caper’s Sirius Endeavor, and the Schipperke, GCH CH Bonchien Bee-Utiful Ba-Bee. 

The win brings Matisse’s 2014 record to 75 BIS and 100 Working Groups. Yup. He has won 75 percent of the finals in which he has appeared.

SCOTTIE BEST IN PENNSYLVANIA

GCH CH McVan’s To Russia With Love 

When last we visited Bloomsburg PA we told you that judge Lowell Davis chose the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble, and the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s To Russia With Love, as his BIS and RBIS at Friday’s Lakawanna Kennel Club show. At Saturday’s LKC redux judge James Reynolds would see it the other way round, choosing the Scottie, Knopa, as his Best and the Beagle, Miss P, as his Reserve. 

GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble 
 (photo by Kayla Bertagnolli) 

Joining the fun were the ASCOB Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Blondheim’s Easy Matters, the Akita, GCH CH Cr-Wicca’s Trade Secret, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Surrey Cherry Garcia, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Classical’s My Turn. Knopa is the nation’s Number One Scottish Terrier, and the Number Five Terrier with four BIS and 25 Terrier Groups.

SPRINGER BEST IN RHODE ISLAND

GCH CH Cerise Celtic Thunder 

We will start our report on Saturday’s shows in New England where the Providence Kennel Club opened a two day set in Kingston RI. Lining up in judge Theresa Hundt’s final were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Celtic Thunder, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Lacey’s Deck Plate Leader, the Boxer, GCH CH Shadigee’s Sequel To Legends, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Br’Er Fox Philippa Of Hunterston, the Pug, GCH CH Charchen’s Billy The Kid, the Chow Chow, GCH CH Chowlamar’s Rebelrun Mr Kidd, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Bramley’s Green Mountain Boy. 

Her Best was the Springer, Liam, and her Reserve was the Pug, Billy. Liam now has four BIS and 15 Sporting Groups this year.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

LAKAWANNA KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble 

Before we start with today’s results let’s tell you about Friday’s Lackawanna Kennel Club show. Judge Lowell Davis’ final featured the Irish setter, GCH CH Stoneypoint’s Time To Reign, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble, the Akita, GCH CH CR-Wicca’s Trade Secret, the Scottish Terrier, CCH CH McVan’s To Russia With Love, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Surrey Cherry Garcia, and the Finnish Lapphund, GCH CH Lumiturpa Tapakka. 

CCH CH McVan’s To Russia With Love 

Taking the BIS was the Beagle, Miss P. Grabbing the RBIS was the Scottie, Knopa. It was the eighth BIS in 34 final appearances this year for Miss P.

Friday, July 25, 2014

TOP TWO MEET AGAIN

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect 

The hometown Greenville Kennel Club had the day two spot in that South Carolina city and they put judge Mary Ann Alston in the final ring with the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Legacy Random Titleist, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Goodtime Charlie, the Pug, GCH CH Caper's Sirius Endeavor, the Bulldog, GCH CH Imperious HamItUp Southern Bell, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect. 

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 

She would name the country’s Number Two Dog All Breeds, OES, Swagger, her Best and the Number One Dog All Breeds, the Portie, Matisse, her Reserve. It has become common for the top dogs to avoid one another through much of the season. We have been lucky this year to see several of our Top Ten Dogs frequently meeting at the same venue. Our Top Two have been particularly entertaining to watch. Swagger’s 2014 record now stands at 48 BIS and 86 Herding Groups.

POODLE BEST IN OHIO

GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire 

The nation’s Number Three Dog, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, was judge Pat Trotter’s BIS at today’s Dan Emmett Kennel Club opener in Marion OH. Challenging Flame for the win were the RBIS, the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the Black & Tan Coonhound, GCH CH Foxfire Full Force Gale, the Boxer, GCH CH Brisbane "N" Blue Monday's Diamonds Are Decadent, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Sanherpinc Poporopo At Teritails, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv’s Sultry Sensation. 


GCH CH Telltale American Ride 

Flame is AKC’s Number One Non-Sporting Dog with 29 BIS in 76 final appearances this year.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GREENVILLE SC DAY ONE

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 
(photo by Michael McGuire) 

After three weeks in Texas many of the nation’s top dogs have moved our canine traveling circus to Greenville SC for this week’s Carolina Foothills cluster, four shows hosted by the Piedmont Kennel Club and the Greenville Kennel Club. 

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect 
 (Photo by Rhonda Cassidy) 

Judge Frank Washabaugh had the final at today’s PKC opener and his choice of the Golden Retriever, CH Nautilus Keystone, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Pug, GCH CH Caper’s Sirius Emdeavor, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Spotted Bliss Oreo Delight, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect. 

Finishing one/two were the nation’s Number One and Number Two Dogs All Breeds, the PWD, Matisse, and the OES, Swagger. It was the 74th BIS in 98 final appearances this year for Matisse and handler Michael Scott.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SUNDAY IN CENTRE HALL PA

GCH CH StargazeR N Wingfield Wait Wait Don’t Tell 

Our last report from the past weekend comes in from Centre Hall PA and the Nita Nees Kennel Club who closed the four day stop Sunday with judge Gloria Geringer in the final ring. The seven dogs that stayed all day to see her were the English Setter, GCH CH StargazeR N Wingfield Wait Wait Don’t Tell, the Irish Wolfhound, GCH CH Dun Myrica Doctor Gonzo Of Eagle, the Akita, GCH CH CR-Wicca’s Trade Secret, the Sealyham Terrier, GCH CH Efbe’s Thunder Rd At Burberry, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Aurora’s Welcome To The Jungle, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn. 

GCH CH CR-Wicca’s Trade Secret 

Picking up his second straight BIS was the Setter, Teller. Collecting the RBIS was the Akita, Trader. Competition for the Number One English Setter and the Number One Sporting Dog has been fierce this year. Teller is the Number One English Setter and the Number Three Sporting Dog with ten BIS and 32 Sporting Groups.

CHIHUAHUA BACK2BACK BIS

GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez) 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

The Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), made the most of the Paper Cities Kennel Club’s two show this weekend in Rothschild WI, taking home both the top prizes. 

On Saturday judge Houston Clark chose Sonnito out of groups that included the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Summits Back By Popular Demand, the Basenji, GCH CH Laurel SSimply Shocking Sabrina, the Great Dane, GCH CH Lobato’s Caught Red Handed, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Epoch’s New York Minute, his RBIS, the Keeshond, GCH CH Trumpets You Could Be Mine, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Margaux’s Va Voom. 

Sunday judge Sheila DiNardo would consider five of Saturday’s finalists, the Whippet, Cottonwood Corsage, and the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Kamterra’s Legato, before naming Sonnito her Best and the Golden, Brodie, her Reserve. Sonnito is the country’s Number Two Toy Dog with 17 BIS and 45 Toy groups.