It’s only Friday morning and we already have results from four all breed shows and two changes in our national rankings. With the title of Number One Dog up for grabs, the big prize Thursday was the trophy for BIS at the Sandusky Kennel Club show in Columbus OH with 1549 dogs showing. Three top ten dogs were there and all three were in Judge Mareth K. Kipp’s final seven: the Pointer, CH Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Galilee's Pure Of Spirit, and the Affenpinscher, CH Tamarin Tug. At the end of the day it was Spirit walking away with the top prize, retrieving the title of Number One Dog in the nation from Holly. Oh, well. It’s good to be Queen, if only for a day.
Three more top ten dogs were in competition on Thursday. The Harrier, CH Downhome Family Tradition, was in Syracuse NY watching Judge James Covey give the BIS to the Norfolk Terrier, CH Cause For Celebration, at the North Country Kennel Club event. The Brussels Griffon, CH Cilleine Masquerade, had to get past the number eleven dog, the Pug, Tupelo Shoboat Tu China Tu, in the Toy Group, to take the Best In Show trophy from Judge Pamela Peat at the Town And Country Kennel Club show in Chickasha, OK. Lincoln picked up 698 points pulling within 171 points of Taser and the title of Top Toy Dog.
The National Capital Kennel Club show, in West Friendship MD, produced a very respectable Thursday entry with 962 present and competing. The one top ten dog present, the Sealyham Terrier, CH Efbe's Hidalgo At Goodspice, caught the eye of Judge Allen M. Buckner and took home another BIS. The win was good enough for Charmin to bolt past Taser into the number four spot in our ranking. What will today bring? Check back tomorrow and find out.