It wasn’t a particularly large show, with only 712 dogs present and competing, but there was as much quality present as we have seen all year. Six of our top ten dogs showed up in Reading PA for the Penn Treaty Kennel Club, but not all of them would make it to the final seven. The Affenpinscher, CH Tamarin Tug, may be the country’s top toy dog, but yesterday he was the third best toy behind the Toy Poodle, CH Smash JP MoonWalk, and the Brussels Griffon, CH Cilleine Masquerade, who advanced to the last dance. The country’s number one dog, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Galilee's Pure Of Spirit, was left behind in the working group by the number 15 dog, the Boxer, CH Dramatic Story Of Sherry Shoot JP.
The Brussels Griffon and the Boxer, were joined in Judge Dany Canino’s BIS ring by the Pointer, CH Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry, the Harrier, CH Downhome Family Tradition, the Sealyham Terrier, CH Efbe's Hidalgo At Goodspice, the French Bulldog, CH Petite Cherie Femme De Puissance, and the Bearded Collie, Ha Penny Harwood Heartthrob. When it was all over it was the Pointer, Holly, standing behind the Best In Show sign. However, Holly needs to win two BIS to every one the Giant Schnauzer, Spirit, wins if she is to take over the number one position. Will she make it? You will read it here first.