Monday, April 20, 2009


We look forward to Monday mornings like a kid looks forward to a birthday. We get up, exercise & feed the dogs, and then head for the computer to read our mail and look up the show results we missed over the weekend.

This morning we are going to start with those unnamed finalists from our previous reports from the Terre Haute IN shows, On Saturday, the Chinese Shar-Pei in the final seven was CH Rolfs Zabad Love Me Tender. Yesterday’s Non-Sporting winner was the Keeshond, CH Markright's Bourn Supremecy. With that bit of housekeeping out of the way, we go to bayou country, Bossier City LA, where they had three dog shows this weekend.

CH Adili's American Idol

On Friday, the Shreveport Kennel Club had judge Paula Nykiel at the BIS helm. Her finalists were Irish Setter, CH Vineyard's Bad Boy, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Adili's American Idol, the Rottweiler, CH Evrmor Xtraodinaire V Stoneridge, the Lakeland Terrier, the CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Soldier Of Fortune, the Shih Tzu, CH Krissy's Dream Lover, the French Bulldog, CH Petite Cheri Femme De Puissance, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Myshara's Dream Girl.

We don’t watch the TV show, but we love this dog, the Ridgeback, Spirit. One of several great Ridgebacks out there this year, this is his first BIS this year,. Congratulations to breeders/owners Tammy Lynch and Karen LaFleur, co-breeders Nadine Vaccarino & Phyllis Lia, co-owner Kiki Courtelis, and handler Frank Murphy.

CH Ripsnorter's Mt. View Lookout

Saturday, day two of the Shreveport KC, Spirit, the Lakeland, Ranger, and the Frenchie made it back to see judge Ronald H. Menaker. Also vying for the top prize were German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Ripsnorter's Mt. View Lookout, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Skansen's Bacchus II, the Pekingese, CH Franshaw Hear Me Roar, and another Australian Shepherd, CH Copperridges Fire N Bayouland.

The country’s number one GWP, Scout, scored his third BIS of the year, an all to rare event for the gun dogs this year.

CH Skansen's Bacchus II

On Sunday, the D’Arbonne Kennel Club and judge Elliott Weiss took over. The only newcomer in the final seven was the Smooth Dachshund. CH Bessdach Drisheen Hot Shot, as the Irish Setter, the Giant, the Lakeland, the Peke, the Frenchie, and Friday’s Australian Shepherd, were all back for another shot.

And persistence paid off for the Giant Schnauzer, as he picked up his second BIS this year. Not yet three years old, he is bred by Sylvia Hammarstrom, owned by Steven A. Sansone, and handled by Jamie Clute. Congratulations to them all.

We’ll be right back with more results.


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