Four of the nation’s top ten dogs made it to the weekend’s last event, the Imperial Valley Kennel Club show in Yuma, AZ. The Scottish Deerhound, CH Jaraluv’s Ouija, finished second in the Hound Group behind the country’s number one Ibzan Hound, CH Harehill's Love On The Run. “Zipper” has been the top Ibzan for the last three years, ably handled by Linda Mattson. She is owned by Glen Brand & Wendy Anderson and was bred by Glen, Wendy, and L. D. Lucas & C. T. Woods.
The three remaining, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Galilee's Pure Of Spirit, the Affenpinscher, CH Tamarin Tug, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Coventry’s Vanity Fair, all gathered in Judge Faye Strauss’ BIS ring. Taser had started the weekend in Yuma on Friday with a win over Spirit and had just returned from Michigan where he had collected another Best In Show. On this day, however, this canine version of the Energizer Bunny would fall to the Giant. Spirit’s win puts her securely in the number one spot, 2500 points ahead of the number two dog, the Pointer, CH Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry.
There is still a slim chance that Holly could overtake Spirit before the end of the year. A dramatic showdown at the Eukanuba National Championship in Long Beach CA on 13 & 14 December is anticipated. The show will be televised on the Animal Planet. Check your local listings for times and join us here for a live play by play, where all can comment and get in on the fun.