From one of our readers taking advantage of the sun and fun on the Gulf, comes the report of a major upset at the Slidell Dog Fanciers Association Show in Bilox MS. The sixteen month old Chinese Shar Pei bitch, CH Elite’s By Design, went BIS over the previous day’s winner, the German Shepherd Dog, CH Woodside Pacino. Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Sandy Woodall and her co breeder/owner Jerry Doka. Having even a worse day was the Brussels Griffon, CH Cilleine Masquerade, who failed to place in the Toy Group. Thanks again to all of you who help us get the news out to our readers. Anyone have results from Costa Mesa show? ;-)
CH Smash JP Moon Walk, "Walker"
Up at the Ladies Dog Club in Boston MA, where tradition in revered and social position matters, things went more to script. All three ranked dogs made it to Judge Cindy Vogels, the Pointer, CH Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry, the Harrier, CH Downhome Family Tradition, and the Sealyham Terrier, CH Efbe's Hidalgo At Goodspice. Joining them was the white hot Toy Poodle, CH Smash JP Moon Walk. “Walker” was responsible for a bit of an upset, defeating the country’s number 11 dog, the Pug, CH Tupelo Shoboat Tu China Tu, but then again, we expect Walker to be one of our 2009 dogs to watch. Once again, it was the Pointer, Holly, receiving the BIS win. Holly is steadily closing the gap between her and number one dog, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Galilee's Pure Of Spirit, making the showdown at the Eukanuba National Championship even more dramatic.
The author has been attending dog shows as a spectator and exhibitor for over 45 years. He is a retired management consultant who has advised multiple organizations affiliated with the AKC and the Cat Fanciers Association on business management, long range planning, customer service, and legislative matters. After 25 years of living in the big cities of New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, he now resides in his hometown of Memphis, TN.
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