Monday, March 9, 2009


We’ve already given you the Florida results, but we do have more east coast results for you. The Hilton Head Island Kennel Club hosted two shows this weekend. On Saturday, Judge Jean Fournier had a crowd of mostly new faces, including the Golden Retriever, CH Avalor Sandpiper Tickled Pink, the Longhaired Dachshund, CH Rose Farm's Slamdunk's Aces High, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Skansen's Bacchus II, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Foxlorr Double Dare, the Pug, CH Nonesuch Annie's Mainsail, the Lhasa Apso, CH My Thai Ta Sen Halleluiah Chorus, and the Puli, Cordmaker Rumpus Bumpus.

Best In Show went to the Giant, yet another Skansen BIS winner. If you can believe it, Sylvia Hammarstrom at Skansen Kennels has bred over 1,000 Schnauzer champions, repeat 1,000 champions. Visit her website for a very interesting look at this amazing place.

We told you late last night that Michelle Scott piloted the Parson Russell Terrier, CH Thunder Hill Soul Journey, to the top spot on Sunday in Hilton Head. Now we know that Judge Roger Hartinger also had the Giant, and four fresh faces to consider, the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH Touchstone's O Solo Mio, the Whippet, CH Karasar's Par Excellence, the Havanese, CH Blanche-O's Tease The Boys, the Lhasa Apso, CH My Thai Ta Sen Halleluiah Chorus, and the Briard, CH Uniquehengo Des Uns Et Des Autres.

CH Kepley's Showbiz Razzle Dazzle

New Yorkers made do with a one day affair in White Plains where the Sawmill River KC hosted. Judge Grace Moran went over the English Cocker Spaniel, CH Brasswinds Remember When, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Of Afrikka Spring Valley Dorain Gray JC, the Bullmastiff, the CH Ishana's Play It Again Sam, the West Highland White Terrier, CH Lite N Lively's Special Delivery, the English Toy Spaniel, CH Southdown Nonetheless, the Bulldog, CH Kepley's Showbiz Razzle Dazzle, and the Bearded Collie, CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.

Competition is always fierce at a New York show, but it was the Bulldog taking home her second BI in as many weekends. Next, West Coast results.


  1. After you look at the Skansen website, cruise over to the OFA website. In over 50 years of breeding, over 1000 champions and under 500 dogs with OFA hip certifications. harrumpph.

  2. First,
    I did not stay for best but in the Terrier group the Parson was handled by Michelle not Michael Scott.

    The Giant is a stunning representative of the breed. Obviously Sylvia is doing *something* right! Contrary to what Anon says. In my opinion if you have something negative to say about someone you should have the gumption to sign your name! It is my understanding that Skansen basically from years of experience does not need to OFA as she knows her line.


  3. I don't intend to start an argument, but as a Giant Schnauzer person, I'm here to tell you it's not about "knowing your lines." Health clearances are health clearances and even 2 clear parents can produce hip dysplasia. Some of us also test thryoids, CERF, and elbows.