Monday, April 13, 2009


In the Southeast Region, Region 2, we had the Peach Blossom Cluster in Perry GA. On Thursday at the Valdosta Kennel Club show judge Betty Ann Stenmark kicked off one of the biggest weekends of the year. Out of a entry of over 2,000 dogs she had the following seven to consider:

CH Stirling Cool Hand Luke

The Irish Red & White Setter, CH Shireoak Caniscaeli Windsong, the Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen, CH Rokeena Carte Blanche, the Tibetan Mastiff, CH Drakyi Gold Standard, the Airedale Terrier, CH Stirling Cool Hand Luke, the Pekingese, CH Linn-Lees For The Good Times, the Bichon Frise, CH Bodacious In Enemy Territory, and the Puli, CH Cordmaker Field Of Dreams.

While, this weekend had it’s share of new faces, there is something to be said for experience. The Airedale, Lucas, has been one of the top Terriers for the past three years. Thursday he and handler Ernesto Lara added another BIS to their resumes.

CH Linn-Lees For The Good Times

Friday the judge was Houston Clark and the host club was the Augusta Kennel Club. On hand in the final seven were Lucas, the Peke, the Puli, the Black Cocker Spanie, CH Bracons Leapin Lily Pads, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, the Adilis American Idol, the Bullmastiff, CH Tru Grit Muscle Mayhem, and the Standard Poodle, Huffish Intensive Care.

It was just a three weeks ago that the two year old Peke picked up his first BIS, but it looks like David Fitzpatrick has another winner on his hands as he topped more than 2200 dogs.

Saturday judge Lee Canalizo assembled the PBGV, the Airedale, the Peke, & the Puli along with the Vizla, CH Lagniappes Chosen One, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Phillmar Sobe Monster, and the Chow Chow, CH Dreamlands Light Up The Sky.

CH Phillmar Sobe Monster

It doesn’t get much more competitive in the breed than Dobermans and Esteban Farias’ charge, Sobe, though not yet three, has been battling the best in the breed for a while. He had three BIS in 2008, but this is his first this year. Sobe was bred by Philip Martin, Cheryl Green,& Lana Sniderman Berg and is owned by Philip Martin, Mary Klein, Hector & Alicia Farias. Congratulations to them all.

Next, Region Four.


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