Friday, January 16, 2009


Terri Erickson, of Paragon Siberians, has been busy texting away and providing us with updates from Portland and the DFA of Oregon show. She and I had an Abbott and Costello moment when after three messages, I realized that when she typed, “…yes lost the breed to a class bitch.“ she did not mean that her Siberian Husky, CH Paragon’s Red Red Wine, had lost the breed to a class bitch, but that last year’s number four dog, the Standard Poodle, CH Randenn Tristar Affirmation, had lost the breed to a class bitch.

CH Galilee's Pure Of Spirit and Handler, Taffe McFadden

The eventual winner of the Non-Sporting group was the Bichon Frise, CH Paray's Rime Time, who joined the Irish Setter, CH Ashton Peaceful Easy Feeling, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Pupukearidge Ikaika O Sprngvly, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Galilee's Pure Of Spirit, and the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot in the final. While I can’t tell you who the Toy Group and Herding Group winners were, I can tell you that Spirit has won her third BIS in a row, adding another “giant” show to her number one tally.

This is shaping up to be a quite a memorable January.


  1. The 2 Year old Min Pin Ch Kimro's Soldier Boy
    owned by the Stark's and shown by Kim Calvacca won the Toy Group to day in Portland