We have kept you abreast of the incredible win streak of the Pointer, CH CH Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry, who has now logged seven BIS in a row, the latest coming yesterday at the Chesapeake Kennel Club Of Maryland. Joining Holly in Judge Robert Moore’s ring were the reliable Harrier, CH Downhome Family Tradition, the Boxer, CH Hi-Tech’s Southern Belle, the Airedale, CH Stirling Cool hand Luke, the Pekingese, CH Pequest Match Point, the Lhasa Apso, CH My Thai Ta Sen Hallelujah Chorus, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Stone Ridge Whol Stop T Rain.
In Oshkosh WI, a band of hearty show goers assembled for the Winnegamie and Oshkosh Kennel Club shows. On Saturday Judge Elliot Weiss put the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Torquay Demitrio best over the Golden Retriever, CH Golden Trip Snow Dream, the 2008 best Basset Hound, CH Topsfield-Vision Silever Noodles, the Pekingese, CH ST Aubrey Regent of Elsdon, the Tibetan Terrier, CH Rilees Diamond Heirloom, and the Rough Collie, CH Alaric Bound By The Heart.
On Sunday, Judge Thomas Kilcullen would consider the same Basset and Smooth Fox, along with the Irish Setter, CH Winwood Playing By Heart, the Samoyed, CH Polar Mist X-Asty, the Havanes, Windgfall’s Salsa Dancer, the Keeshonden, CH Dalmier’s Cavair Dreams, and the Puli, Bubbleton Bedazzled. He would also agree that the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Torquay Demitrio was the best dog of the day.
Down in our neck of the woods, the Golden Triangle Kennel Club of Mississippi, proved that little shows can draw big names, when the 2008 number five dog, the Brussels Griffon, CH Cilleine Masquerade, showed up to claim BIS from Judge Harry Smith on Saturday. Also in attendance were the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, CH Alibi N'Royals Heiress, the Irish Wolfhound, CH Tenderland Red Moon Over Manasota, the Portuguese Water Dog, CH Amigos Love Me Tender, the Scottish Terrier, CH Obans PD Present Of Jacglen, the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Chaoyangs Chick Magnet At Asia, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Copperridges Fire N Bayouland.
And also proving once again that AKC shows are never predictable, Lincoln would be upset in the group on Sunday by the latest of handler Hiram Stewart’s Pekingese, CH Franshaw Hear Me Roar. Joining the Peke in Judge Lee Reasin’s BIS ring were the Brittany, CH RJ'S Sierra Edition, Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen, CH Afterglow Ebeneezer, the Bullmastiff, CH Starrdogs Bridget Bardot, the Scottish Terrier, CH Obans PD Present Of Jacglen, the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Chaoyangs Chick Magnet At Asia, and the Bearded Collie, CH Brigadoons Just George. BIS went to the Brittany, Quinn, who last month went Group Four at the Eukanuba National Championship.
As we have always maintained, even at a small AKC shows you will see great dogs.