Anytime you have a dog show anywhere close to Manhattan, you know you are going to have some stiff competition and so it was at Friday’s St Hubert Kennel Club show in North Stonington CT.
Among the elegant canines in judge Madeline Fish’s ring were the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, the Longhaired Dachshund, CH Dikerdach’s Jessie, the Doberman Pinscher, Braveheart’s Colors Of The Wind V Caleb, the Irish Terrier, CH Fleet St Fenway Fan, the Toy Poodle, CH Smash Jp Moon Walk, the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Willo’s Caught Ya Lokkin’, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Deja Blu Deal Me In.
BIS went to that raciest of Terriers, the Irish, Fen, his second.
Meanwhile out on the West Coast, Klamath Falls OR to be exact, the Southern Oregon KC was finishing up their second show of the weekend with Loraine Boutwell doing the BIS honors.
Her finalists were the Flat Coated Retriever, CH Starworkers Dealers Choice JH OA OAJ, the Saluki, CH Carmas Indian Summer, the Black Russian Terrier, CH Cerberus Some Like It Hot, the Colored Bull Terrier, Black Shark De Rocabull, the Affenpinscher, CH Pramada’s Naughty Natalie, the French Bulldog, CH Highwood’s Big Shot, and the Bouviers Des Flandres, CH Avalon’s Frontier Sleepnlady Webber.
Best In Show was one of the country’s many fine Bouviers out this year. Bravo to breeders Sherrod McDaniel, David & Lee Calhoun, owners Judith McConnell & Sherrod McDaniel, and handler Larry Fenner.