Wednesday, January 14, 2009


We know, we’ve been taking a breather too, but there are show results to report and surprises aplenty. No sooner do we start talking about old friends when new dogs start showing up.

CH Efbe’s Merci Pour Le Poivre

The first we’ve seen before. Back in December the Sealyham Terrier, CH Efbe’s Merci Pour Le Poivre, won a surprising Group First at the Eukanuba National Championship, with his brother, CH Efbe’s Hidalgo At Goodspice, the 2008 winner, sitting on the sidelines. Today, he came out of a tough group to join three dogs who have already won BIS this year, the Golden Retriever, CH Toasty’s Treasure Island, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Rokeena’s Carte Blanche, and the Pug, CH Tupelo Shoboat Tu China Tu.

Also looking for a BIS in Judge Chris Walkowicz’ ring, were the Alaskan Malamute, CH Sno Klassic Play The Game, the Standard Poodle, CH Bar-None Travelin’ Man, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Shoal Creek’s Sangria V Barick. The GSD, a two year old bitch, had to beat the last year’s number 20 all breed dog and number one GSD, CH Woodside Pacino, to get into the group.

CH Shoal Creek’s Sangria V Barick

Not content with leaving Jimmy Moses and Tony behind in the breed, she went on to top the BIS winning Rough Collie, CH Sylvan Argent Simply Irresistible , in the Herding Group, and figured why stop there, becoming this week’s first BIS winner. Bred by Giovanni Middei, who co-owns her with Edward Farrell, Barbara Stamper, and Lee Jewel, she is handled by Scott Yergin. Congratulations to the lot of them.


  1. Probably a dumb question, but why do GSDs get stacked differently then other dogs in the show ring? I've always wondered...

    Love the blog!

  2. wow. its so weird seeing my dog that raised since she was 3 months old on the internet.