We’ve commented on it before, Herding Groups these days are brutally competitive. When Judge Janet Tunage Nahikian surveyed her final seven today at the Durham Kennel Club show in Raleigh NC, she had no idea that the German Shepherd Dog, CH Shoal Creek Sangria V Barick, had to get past three recent BIS winners in the group judging. Finishing two, three, and four behind Ria, a three year old bitch, were yesterday’s BIS winner, the Puli, CH Cordmaker Field Of Dreams, the Old English Sheepdog, CH Lambluv’s Daydream Believer, and the Bearded Collie, CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.
Joining The GSD in the BIS ring were the Pointer from the classes, Fieldfine Redclay Lightening Rod, Thursday finalist, the Irish Wolfhound, CH Dun Myrica Speaker Of Eagle, the Boxer, CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, Wednesday finalist, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH J’cobe Kemosabe Vigalante, the Japanese Chin, Chindale’s Farrah Fawcett, and the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Vajae’s Miss Jayne Hathaway.
Rhea’s hard path was recognized with her third BIS of the year. Congratulations to breeder/owner Giovanni Middei, co-owners Edward Farrell, Barbara Stamper, & Lee Jewel, and handler Scott Yergin.