Every week we set up a list of the coming week’s shows and attempt to find out where our top ten dogs will be. It is largely a guessing game as many of our top dog enter two or even three shows on the same day and then wait until the last moment to decide where to go. It leaves us to play a game of hide and seek. This week was especially challenging with several of our ranked dogs showing in more than one location this week. So read on, but be prepared to get confused, we did.
First we promised to catch you up on the number ten dog, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Coventry Vanity Fair. Carly spent the weekend in Pueblo CO attending the Southern Colorado KC two show event, the largest shows this weekend with 1,695 entries on Saturday and 1,624 on Sunday. Carly made it to the BIS ring both days, only to watch other dogs get the top prize. Saturday it was the Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen, CH Afterglow Ebeneezer and Sunday it was the Welsh Terrier, CH Cambrian Four Star General.
Back in Fitchburg MA, number nine, the Harrier, CH Downhome Tradition, finished a four day weekend with a bang. After being left out of the awards on Thursday and Friday and receiving a Group 2 consolation prize on Saturday, Coda broke through to the final seven and walked away with the Souhegan KC top prize from Judge James Covey. Standing by to watch was number four, the Sealyham Terrier, CH Efbe's Hidalgo At Goodspice. Charmin finished the week with two BIS and four Group bests.
Number two, the Pointer, Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry, started the weekend with Coda and Charmin, taking a BIS Thursday at the Cheshire KC show, but took her trophy and traveled to Grand Rapids MI where the number two all breed dog would go Group two behind the number two sporting dog in the country, the English Setter, CH Chebaco Blames It On Trabeiz. The setter went on to take the BIS at the Greater Muskegon KC. However, Holly rebounded Saturday and Sunday taking BIS at the Kalamazoo KC and Grand Rapids KC events.
As previously reported, number five, the Affenpinscher, CH Tamarin Tug started the weekend on Thursday in Priceville AL with a BIS over number one, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Galilee’s Pure Of Spirit and number six, the Brussels Griffon, CH Cilleine Masquerade. Forsaking his frequent flier status, Taser decided to spend the entire weekend in Alabama and was rewarded with three of four BIS. His lone loss came on Saturday to the Puli, CH Cordmaker Field Of Dreams.
Number one dog Spirit, wasn’t there to watch Taser gloat, opting for a weekend at the Maryland shore, where she took BIS Friday and Saturday, but was ambushed Sunday by the latest iteration of Poodle perfection, CH Smash JP Moon Walk, sure to be a top ten dog in 2009. The Brussels Griffon, Lincoln, decided to take one more shot at Taser on Friday, but again came up short. However, on his way home to Cameron MO he stopped in on the Ozarks KC double header and picked up a pair of Best In Show trophies to take home.
Our remaining three top ten dogs decided to spend two days in Paradise, or as close as it gets to Paradise here in the US, Northern California’s wine country. Number three, the Standard Poodle, CH Randenn TriStar Affirmation, looking like she might be owned by a Chardonnay drinker, danced to two BIS. Number eight dog, the Scottish Deerhound, CH Jaraluv’s Ouija, was there to watch on Saturday, but Sunday finished Group two behind the Saluki, CH Jamora High Society SC. Number seven, the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, never made it to the final ring, on Saturday or Sunday, losing both days to the Lakeland Terrier, CH Delzar Hi-Kel Terrydale Miss Madison.
This weekend started with two toy dogs and the two hounds just a few points apart. Now that we have found out where everyone was this week, we can start compiling points. Visit us tomorrow to see who’s moved up in the standings.