We now have results from that hard working computer nerd who comes in on Saturdays at the AKC. Judge Polly Smith awarded the four year old Bouvier des Flandres dog, CH Quiche's Demetrius, his first BIS in 2009 at the Columbiana County Kennel Club show in Talmadge OH. Demetrius, bred by sisters Louise & Elaine Paquette, is owned by Elaine Pacquette and Sondra & David Riser, and handled by Elaine. Demetrius’s memorable 2008 wins included three BIS and a Herding Group Two at Westminster.
Also included in Judge Smith’s final were the Black Cocker Spaniel, Ch Beechwood's Expressing It Best, the Whippet, Ch Tattershall Ticket To Fly, the Giant Schnauzer, Ch Skansen's Sir August Brigs, the Colored Bull Terrier, Ch Paradox Muse-lc To My Ears, the Shih Tzu, Ch Hallmark Jolei Surfer Girl, and the Standard Poodle, Ch Hillwood Dassin De Lovely. The Standard Poodle, the latest effort of the Four Horseman of the A-Poodle-Lypse, Elaine Charles, Karen LeFrak, Wendell Sammet and Joseph Vergnetti, had eight BIS last year. The Shih Tzu, the 2008 Best Shih Tzu, is bred/owned/handled by the 2008 AKC Toy Breeders of the Year Luke and Diane Ehricht.
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