Yesterday, I predicted that things would get shaken up in Bozeman, Montana. Today we awoke to the results of day two of the doggy dance hosted by the Gallatin KC. Judge James Frederickson awarded BIS to the Siberian Husky bitch, CH Paragon’s Red Red Wine. “Merlot” (Only on the west coast would they hang such a name on a dog) is bred and owned by Terri Erickson of Lake Tapps, WA and handled by Scott Price. Wednesday there were four top ten dogs competing in Bozeman. On Thursday, there were also four, with one substitution, and only one, the Standard Poodle, CH Randenn Tristar Affirmation, made it into the final seven. The number one dog, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Galilee's Pure Of Spirit, and the number seven dog, the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, had to settle for a Group 2 ribbons while the number ten dog, the Scottish Deerhound, CH Jaraluv's Ouija barely made it with a Group 4.
The number six dog, the Affenpinscher, CH Tamarin Tug, made it into to the BIS ring on Wednesday, but was conspicuously absent from the toy group final on Thursday. Did “Taser” bolt (oh, I do love this one) and run for friendlier spaces? We will just have to wait a couple of days to see where the mini money face dog will surface. My guess is Taser will garner a BIS somewhere before Monday.