Over the weekend we got reports of a mystery boxer in Puyallup WA. We now have our suspicions confirmed. The dog at the end of the lead of Boxer legend Gary Steele was CH Capri's Magic Maker Of Sassy. “Dante”, bred by Sydney Brown & Kristine Anderson and owned by Richard & Marsha Servetnick & Barbara Bachman, closed out 2008 by beating the top two Boxers of 2008 at the Oakland Kennel Club show on 30 December. We suspect we will see a lot of Dante in these pages this year.
But Dante was background for the real story of the flood filled Washington weekend, the 2009 debut of the Standard Poodle, CH Randenn Tristar Affirmation. Yes blitzed the competition, taking BIS Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Joining Yes and Dante in Judge Harold Brizee’s BIS ring at Friday’s Tacoma Kennel Club show were the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, CH Zerubbabel Von Herrenhausen, the Afghan Hound, CH Polo’s The Aviator, Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, CH Doubloon's Ultimate Player, the Affenpinscher, CH Pramada's Naughty Natalie, ans the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Voodoo Slam Dinks Susants.
On Saturday at the Sammamish Kennel Club event, BIS Judge Zell Von Pohlmann entertained the same Afghan Hound, Affenpinscher, Boxer, and Standard Poodle, along with the Irish Setter, CH Ashton Peaceful Easy Feeling, the Miniature Bull Terrier, CH Samino’s Lucy Lou, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Whidbey's Moonlight Frost.
Sunday, it was a whole new cast of characters with the English Springer Spaniel, CH Oxbows On To Silverado, the Basenji, CH Platinum's Adrenaline Rush. The West Highland White Terrier, CH Camcrest Bebe Queen Of Trouble, the Brussels Griffon, CH Belleterre Shall We Dance, and the Bearded Collie, CH Brigadoons Just George, joining Yes in Judge James Covey’s final at the Puyallup Valley DFA show.