Tuesday, May 19, 2009


We’ve been neglecting our ranking systems lately. Family obligations and show reports have taken precedence, as they should, but we love the rankings and we know you do to.

CH Randenn Tristar Affirmation

First we have up to the moment traditional rankings for you. There hasn’t been a whole lot of movement in the top ten. We did have the Standard Poodle, CH Randenn Tristar Affirmation, replace the now retired Brussels Griffon, CH Cilleine Masquerade, at number ten. However, the real movement has occurred out of sight in the lower half of the top twenty.

CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Soldier Of Fortune

The Lakeland Terrier, CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Soldier Of Fortune, has marched up the rankings on the strength of seven BIS in the last 30 days and now sits in the number twelve spot. Likewise, the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Ripsnorter's Mt View Lookout, has won four BIS during the same period and has moved into 14th place.

CH Ripsnorter's Mt View Lookout

Less timely are our own rankings, a time consuming process that requires our logging every BIS win and every group placement. We have recalculated the top ten through 1 May 09 and there are some surprises. Chief among these is our number two dog, the Pug, CH Tupelo ShoBoat Tu China Tu. “Boo” has logged more BIS and Group Ones than any other dog in the US save one. Our ranking criteria, which emphasizes BIS wins and group placements, also keeps the Pointer, CH Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry, in our top ten though she has not been in a show ring for three months.

CH Tupelo ShoBoat Tu China Tu

We have not abandoned our regional rankings, although they are woefully out of date. We are about two thirds through the process of updating them and hope to have them updated soon. We have not forgotten the little guy. As always, we must provide this disclaimer, the rankings appearing on our pages are our numbers. Although our track record is excellent, we remind you that these rankings are provided for your entertainment. So don’t go hating or getting all defensive over them. We just want you to go to more dog shows. :-)


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