Monday, February 23, 2009


After a night of the alternative Oscars, we can safely say we have way more contenders in dogdom than they do in Hollywood. How many of you can hum me a few bars of the Oscar winning Best Song “Jai Ho”? By the end of the evening we were left with nothing more than the disturbing images of Miley Cyrus’ red neck Princess dress and Sophia Loren’s 74 year old cleavage.

CH Bayleigh Shaireab’s Super Hero, "Spyder"

However, in our world of perfectly coifed canines, it was all Audrey Hepburn and “Moon River” and , while Valdosta GA may be red neck country, it was the sharp dressed Welsh Terrier, CH Bayleigh Shaireab’s Super Hero, winning BIS at the Valdosta Kennel Club show on Friday. The other nominees for Best Dog were the always stylish Weimaraner, Smokecity Like A Rollin Stone, the elegantly dressed Afghan Hound, CH Genesis Silverado, the immaculately white Samoyed, CH Snowsong’s Major Investment, the solidly performing Pug, CH Norkus’ Risky Business (where was TOMKAT last night?), the perennially best dressed Standard Poodle, CH Darwin Spitfire, and the ruggedly handsome, German Shepherd Dog, CH Woodside Pacino.

CH Shoal Creek’s Sangra V Barick

Saturday, the whole ensemble cast moved the show to Tallahassee FL where the Ochlockohnee Kennel Club was hosting. This time it was the ingĂ©nue German Shepherd Dog, CH Shoal Creek’s Sangra V Barick, stealing the show with a supporting cast of recurring characters, the Afghan Hound, Pug, and Poodle and the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Rokeena Carte Blanche, and the Boxer, CH Sabo’s Majestic Provacation (sic).

CH Norkus’ Risky Business

The Ochlockohnee KC Sunday matinee performance was dominated by the Pug, Risky, backed up by a mostly new cast of the Labrador Retriever, CH Robie’s Chantilly At Lightthouse, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Adili’s American Idol, the Great Dane, CH Yamrb’s The Best Is Yet To Come, the Welsh Terrier, “Spyder“, the Tibetan Terrier, CH Tinckle Winckle of Dialynn, and the Rough Collie, CH Sylvan Argent Simply Irresistible. Don’t forget this cast is touring throughout the South through Wednesday. They are in Dothan AL today, and then Marianna FL Tuesday & Wednesday.


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