There were a lot of dogs in Timonium MD this weekend, so we forgive them for being a little slow to get their results in. There were specialties and limited breed shows galore on Friday, but we are here to focus on the all breed shows.
On Saturday one of the older clubs in the country, Old Dominion Kennel Club, hosted and the judge was Dawn Hausen. Out of the nearly 2,000 dogs competing, the seven who made it to the final ring were the Labrador Retriever, CH Casbar’s Hart To Hart, the Irish Wolfhound, CH Dun Myrica Speaker Of Eagle, the Siberian Husky, CH Kontoki’s A Bend In The Road, the Airedale Terrier, CH Stirling Cool Hand Luke, the Toy Poodle, CH Smash Jp Moon Walk, the Tibetan Terrier, CH Cedar C Barnstorm L&D Edition, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Sandfox Destiny.
A big show needs a big finish and they don’t get any bigger than the Wolfhound, who picked up his fourth all breed BIS this year and a top twenty berth. We don’t remember ever telling you that the big guy’s breeders are Samuel Evans Ewing III & Sam Houston McDonald. McDonald & Joe Roland are the lucky owners and Marie Sommershoe is his very accomplished handler. Congratulations to them all.
Today it was the Baltimore County Kennel Club’s turn and Howard Falberg judging the final seven. Competition was so fierce that the Wolfhound was the lone holdover from Saturday. The other finalists were the English Setter, CH Palisades Silhouette, the Boxer, CH Tamaron's Leonidas , the Skye Terrier, CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman, the Pug, CH Nonesuch Aniie’s Mainsail, the Lhasa Apso, CH My Thai Ta Sen Halleuiah Chorus, and the Border Collie, Borderframe Signature.
It was the elegant English Setter bitch, picking up a very big first BIS. Congratulations to breeder/owners Cheryl Heithaus, & Brenda Fischer, co- breeders Dean & Sandy Miller, co-owner Chris Kopfstien, and handler Amy Duncan.