Well, once again we have help from a couple of readers and that workaholic on the AKC “Weekly Wins” desk. First from an anonymous reader (Do include your name on the comments, so we can give you credit for your generous reports), the Giant Schnauzer, CH Galilee's Pure Of Spirit, did pull off the BIS yesterday at the Shoreline Dog Fanciers Association Of Orange County show in Costa Mesa CA. Spirit just won’t let the Pointer, CH Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry, have that first place ranking, not even for one day. I guess that’s why they call them Alpha Dogs.
Second, Terri Erikson was the first to tell us that the dog with the electric call name, that is, the Affenpischer, CH Tamarin Tug, aka Taser, took another BIS up in Ridgefield WA, at the Greater Clark County Kennel Club event yesterday. We learned from our AKC weekend warrior that Taser was in Winston Salem NC on Friday taking a Best In Show from Judge Dennis Kniola. Will someone please verify that Taser and handler Jorge Olivera have a Taser International corporate jet at their disposal? Seems it isn’t just Detroit that knows how to travel.
One of our anonymous tipsters had already told us that the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, had won BIS on Friday at the Shoreline Dog Fanciers Association Of Orange County in Costa Mesa CA. From the AKC comes these details. Judge J. Andrenia Brunotte-Canada (the only AKC judge with more names than the dogs entered) had a plethora of top ranked dogs to choose from. Joining Sadie in the final seven were the Giant, Spirit, the Standard Poodle, CH Randenn Tristar Affirmation, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Coventry Vanity Fair.
Finally, we learn that the Brussels Griffin, CH Cilleine Masquerade, is still looking for a BIS win. To refresh your memory, Thursday, Lincoln lost to Taser, in the Toy Group in Bilox MS. On Friday, he was left out of the ribbons in the group at that location. Saturday, he adjourned to Suburban St. Louis, and the Edwardsville Illinois Kennel Club show in Belleville IL (go figure), where he made it to Judge Mildred Bryant’s BIS ring just in time to watch the country’s number 13 dog get lucky, number one Doberman Pinscher, CH Cambria's Victoria Secret.
There it is, folks, we have confirmed that all of the nation’s top 20 dogs are competing this weekend. Check back with us tomorrow for more results and a rankings update. Once again thanks to Terri and all the others who have contributed to this post.