Monday morning means show results and we have them aplenty. First, we had previously reported that the Giant Schnauzer, CH Galilee's Pure Of Spirit, had taken the BIS at the Saturday iteration of the Malibu Kennel Club. Here are how the other top dogs fared in Costa Mesa CA. The Scottish Deerhound, CH Jaraluv’s Ouija, took a group three behind Hound Group winner, Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Pupukea Ridge Ikaika of Springvalley , and the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, finished second in the Terrier Group behind the Welsh Terrier, Sanherpinc Paisa. Joining Spirit in Judge Hans Brunotte’s final seven were the Standard Poodle, CH Randenn Tristar Affirmation, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Coventry Vanity Fair.
CH Pupukea Ridge Ikaika of Springvalley
As is our practice, we gave you the first of Sunday’s results on Sunday night and here are the rest, working east to west. The Brussels Griffon, CH Cilleine Masquerade, has been hunting a BIS all week. To reiterate, he started out auspiciously enough, on Thursday taking a Toy Group one in Biloxi over number one toy dog, the Affenpinscher, CH Tamarin Tug. However, on Friday Lincoln failed to place in the Toy Group in Biloxi. Saturday he resurfaced in Belleville IL taking another Toy Group first. Finally, on Sunday, Lincoln broke through and grabbed the big rosette from Judge James G Reynolds at the second show of the Edwardsville Illinois Kennel Club in Belleville.
As we said, number one Toy Dog, the Affenpinscher, Taser, was in Biloxi MS on Thursday (Group 2), Winston-Salem NC on Friday (BIS), and Ridgefield WA on Saturday (BIS). He decided to stay in Ridgefield one more day, but Judge Lester Mape gave the Greater Clark County Kennel Club Best In Show title to the Welsh Springer Spaniel, CH Royailes Hasta B A Cut Above. Congratulations to breeders Nora & Gerald Carlton and owner Dayna Maddox on a very impressive win. Nonetheless, Taser picked up an impressive 292 points for the group win.
Of course the real drama was at the glamorous Malibu Kennel Club show in Costa Mesa. One of the warm up shows for the Eukanuba National Championship, this show drew five of our top ten dogs and four of them made it to Judge W. Everett Dean Jr’s BIS ring, the Scottish Deerhound, Ouija, the Scottish Terrier, Sadie, the Standard Poodle, Yes, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Carly. Proving, that all ten of the top dogs are exceptional, the number ten dog, Carly, trotted away with the title. Congratulations to Carly and her breeders/owners/handler on a spectacular win.
Oh! And the remaining ranked dog, the one that didn’t make it to the final seven? That would be the country's number one dog, the Giant Schnauzer, Spirit, who was defeated in the breed. We are feverishly searching for the name of that dog and his owners who will certainly have bragging rights for a while. Fear not, there is another iteration of the Malibu show today and we we expect Spirit will fare a little better. And you will read it here first.