Saturday, April 11, 2009


We’ve another dog applying for membership in the century club, the Standard Poodle, CH Randenn Tristar Affirmation. Yes, last year’s top Non-Sporting Dog, had been stuck at the 97 BIS mark for the past couple of weeks, but today judge Joyce Vanek selected her Best In Show at the Ephrata-Moses Lake Kennel Club day one show in Moses Lake WA.

CH Randenn Tristar Affirmation

The other finalists were the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, CH Wyncliff’s Wanna Be Love By U, the Borzoi, CH Sedona’s Cloud Dancer, the Siberian Husky, CH Paragon’s Red Red Wine, the Bedlington Terrier, CH Robrac’s Talladaga Nights, the Brussels Griffon, CH Belleterre’s Shall We Dance, and the Gerrman Shepherd Dog, CH Von Hamm Bedkar Leathern’ Lace.

When Yes collects two more BIS, she will be the third dog within the last twelve months to enter that exclusive club of dogs to win 100 career all breed BIS. The Pointer, CH Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry, and the Giant Schnauzer, CH Galilee's Pure Of Spirit, are the others.

CH Belleterre’s Shall We Dance

As the record holders retire, new dogs emerge to attract our attention. The aforementioned Griff, better known as Abby to her fans, was the 2009 Best of Opposite Sex at Westminster to her sire, CH Cilleine Masquerade, the top winner in breed history. Abby, bred by Anne & Harlowe Jahelka (Belleterre Kennels Reg ), was owner hanlded to the Group win by Summer Wentland of Oak Harbor WA.


  1. Holly the pointer actually got her 100th Best in Show at the Eastern Dog Club in December of 2008 under Peter Green. So she would have entered last year (2008). They reported on it in the Dog News Annual Magazine for 2008.