As we told you there is the I-5 Rest Stop Cluster going on In Hanford CA (OK that’s just a joke, so don’t you Californians go get huffy on me. We were one of you for twenty years). Half way in between San Francisco and Los Angeles, these shows are, at least, convenient. Saturday was day one of the King County Kennel Club shows.
Assembled for Judge Lydia Hutchinson were the Welsh Springer Spaniel, CH Royailes Hasta B A Cut Above, the Longhaired Dachshund, CH Insight Rumorhasit At Pramada, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Galilee's Pure of Spirit, the Bedlington Terrier, CH Boardwalk’s Bling Bling, the Havanese, CH Askin Steppin’ To The Bad Side, Standard Poodle, CH Penndragon Masaniello, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Caamora All dolled Up Pt. And in what has almost become a mantra, The Giant Schnauzer, Spirit, added yet another BIS to her impressive resume.
Sunday four of the same dogs would again try for a BIS, the Springer, the Giant, the Bedlington, & the Poodle along with three new dogs, the Whippet, CH Sonsteby’s In A Pickle, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, CH Timsar Mister Moonlighter, and the Rough Collie, CH Marko’s Joint Venture. It turned out to be a black and white decision for Judge William Usherwood as he pointed at the very impressive white Standard Poodle, CH Penndragon Masaniello, while the black Giant looked on. It was the first top prize year for Micah, who finished 2008 with three BIS. Congratulations to breeders/owners Rick & Kim Bates and handler Kim Russell.
We’ll be back with results from St Louis.