In addition to the BIS winner, the Soft Coated Wheaten, CH Doubloon’s Ultimate Payer, the six remaining finalists were the Pointer, CH Coralwood Valcopy Switch Hitter, the Black & Tan Coonhound, CH Silver Ridge Showtyme At Windbourne, the Rottweiler, CH Cannon River Traveler, the Pekingese, CH Dunkirk I'm Gonna Live Forever, the Shiba Inu, CH Tenkai Go Ryuukyuu Uruma, and the Bouvier Des Flandres, CH Aktiv's Impresario.
Our only Region Seven, the Southwest Region, was in SOCAL, southern California, where the Mt. Palomar Kennel Club held a duo of shows in Valley Center. Saturday, the judge was Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, CH Flatbrook Royal Point Attitude JH, th Wirehaired Dachshund, CH Benny Bowser W, the Boxer, CH Duba Dae’s Eho’s Your Daddy, the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, Pomeranian, CH Horizon N Janesa, Indian Sundown, the French Bulldog, CH Lebull’s Midnight Confessions, and the Bearded Colie, CH Brigadoon Daybar Believe It Or Not.
And just so you know that no dog wins every show they enter, the Beardie beat the country’s number one dog, the Scottie, Sadie, to take the BIS. Congratulations to breeders/owners Beverly Barton & Dana Frady, co-owners Anna Marie Yura & P Hanigan, and handler James Bettis.
However, you can’t expect Sadie not to take home at least one BIS a weekend and she did just that on Sunday courtesy of judge Robert Shreve. Sadie’s fellow finalists were the Irish Setter, CH Greengate Buzz Lightyear, the 15" Beagle, CH Shoreviews The Blues Brother, the Great Dane, CH Danatlbrk M K Danaher At Neet, Saturday’s Pom, the Lhasa Apso, CH Sharles The Hacket, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Alydar’s California Poppy. How many shows does it take to make up a 20,000 point lead?