This is the time of the week when show results start dribbling in and the first reports are pretty spectacular. New Jersey often takes a backseat to its more glamorous neighbor to the east, but while the giants of fashion were strutting their stuff at Bryant Park in Manhattan, several of dogdom’s stars were facing off in North Branch today. Four of the top nation’s ten dogs made it into the final seven at the Somerset Hills KC show; the Harrier, the Sealyham Terrier, the Brussels Griffon, and the Pointer. They were joined by our choice for heavyweight contender of the year, the German Shepherd Dog, CH Woodsides Pacino.
The Brussels Griffon had an especially tough group, besting both the up and coming Toy Poodle, CH Smash JP Moonwalk, and the country’s number one Pekingese, CH Pequest Matchpoint, to get into the BIS ring. At the end of the day, it was CH Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry, the Pointer, who prevailed. It was the second BIS in two days for Holly, who went BIS the day before at the Tuxedo Park KC show.
We’ll have to wait a couple of days to see how the rest of the top ten did.