With all the anticipation leading up to Westminster we have neglected to tell you that there are shows this weekend. Yesterday at the first of a quartet of shows at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix AZ. the Affenpinscher, CH Tamarin Tug, took advantage of the many dogs that have already left for New York, by running off with another BIS, this one from Judge Alice Watkins.
Picking up Group wins were the Labrador Retriever, CH Ridge View’s Magician, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH. Pupukearidge Ikaika O Sprngvly, the Saint Bernard, Alta Vista’s Billion Kilowatt CD, the Airedale Terrier, CH Huntwood’s Wildest Performance, the Standard Poodle, Truly Southern’s Practically Perfect, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Bon Idee’s Garden Party. The weekend continues today with the second show from the Lost Dutchman Kennel Club show and wraps up Saturday and Sunday with two events hosted by the Sahuaro State Kennel Club. There will be no classes for Labrador Retrievers at Friday’s show or for Great Danes at the Sahuaro State shows because there will be independent specialties. So if you live in Phoenix and haven’t a prayer of getting to New York for any one of the dozens of Specialties leading up to Westminster, check it out