Sunday, May 31, 2009


We showed up late today at our local show, but we did see a bit of the breed judging and all of the Group and BIS judging at today’s Olive Branch Mississippi Kennel Club show.

CH Arriba Chunky River

This show, which was super small, is what we call a boutique show, not a lot of quantity, but some outstanding quality. Judge Charles Olvis had three BIS winners in his final ring which included the English Springer Spaniel, CH Kyrta’s Keep To The Kode, the 15” Beagle, CH Irish Coffee Tipperrary Sparkling Wine, the Siberian Husky, CH Indigo’s Black Ieyed Pea, the Norfolk Terrier, CH Arriba Chunky River, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, CH Osito Dream Lover, CH E,lite’s By Design, the Chinese Shar-Pei, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Kylene Ede The Dragonslayer.

However, BIS went to a dog that had won his first Group a few minutes earlier, the Norfolk Terrier, Chunk. Owners Robert & Kathy Tant, had driven up from Tuscaloosa AL fully expecting to watch their friends' , Kendall & Tim Lake, Cairn, CH Winsome Fergus MacFlynn, finish in the Terrier Group ahead of them. However, today they watched Fergus take a Group Two behind their four year old. Congratulations to the Tants and Handler Judi Hartell.

Junior Handler Mary Lee &
CH Irish Coffee Tipperrary Sparkling Wine

Among the people that charmed us this weekend was ten year old junior handler Mary Lee. Mary was showing her Whippet, Wenrick’s Dash Rip Roc JC, in Juniors. However, the precocious handler also took home four group placements with two other dogs. She had back to back Hound Group Firsts with the above-mentioned Beagle, and a Group Three & Four with the Bernese Mountain Dog, Hickory’s Master Of The Sky. We hope to see Mary in the BIS ring again soon.


  1. Thanks for a wonderful story about the Olive Branch shows! A great weekend for Mary!