Like a doggy version of the Bill Murray movie, Groundhog Day, the Pointer, CH Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry, and the Sealyham Terrier, CH Efbe's Hidalgo At Goodspice, met in a BIS ring for the third day in a row in Reading PA. And for a third day in a row Judge Dorothy Collier followed the example of the two judges who preceded her and selected the Pointer, Holly as the top dog at the Kennel Club Of Philadelphia show. Although the show was a little larger than last year, Holly did not garner enough points to catch the country’s number one dog.
That dog, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Galilee's Pure Of Spirit, and two other top ten dogs, the Harrier, CH Downhome Family and the Brussels Griffon, CH Cilleine Masquerade were in West Springfield MA for a second day at the South Windsor Kennel Club show with their own version of déjà vu. Only one, the Harrier, Coda, made it to Judge Dorothy Hutchinson’s final ring to watch her award BIS to the number two Bulldog in the US, CH Kepley’s Showbiz Razzle Dazzle. The nation’s number one dog, the Giant Schnauzer, Spirit, finished second in the group behind the nation’s number two working dog, Doberman Pinscher, CH Cambria's Victoria Secret, and the nation’s number two toy dog, the Brussels Griffon, Lincoln, finished second in the group behind the nation’s number three toy dog, the Pug, CH Tupelo Shoboat Tu China Tu.
The group two win was good enough to give Spirit 336 points, enough to hold onto the top ranking for one more day. However, one more BIS by the Pointer without a reply will be enough to change the lead again. Check back here on Monday to see who’s the Number one dog in AKC.