Monday, July 13, 2009


Much of the glamour and drama this week was in Region Five, San Antonio TX to be specific. Among the competitors were seven of the country’s top twenty dogs. We did give you complete results of days one through four, but left you hanging on Sunday.

CH Sno Klassic's Play The Game

While you know that the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, went BIS yesterday, you have not heard about Frank Sabelaa’s other finalists. They were the Irish Setter, CH Vineyard's Bad Boy, the Longhaired Dachshund, CH Sunteckel's Samuel II, the Alaskan Malamute, CH Sno Klassic's Play The Game, the Affenpinscher, CH Tamarin Tug, the Standard Poodle, CH Donnchada Sweet Dreams, and the Rough Collie, CH Sylvan Argent Simply Irresistible.

Elsewhere in Region five their were shows in Mississippi and Colorado. The Greater Shelby Kennel Clkub in Southaven MS is really a Memphis show with the show grounds just over the city/state line. As such it is literally in my back yard. We did make a visit to the show grounds and were pleased to see our axiom about great dogs at every AKC show proven out. We did tell you about some of the weekend’s results, but here are the rest.

CH Polar Mist X-Tasy

On Saturday, the BIS winner, the Basset Hound, CH Topsfield-Sanchu American Express, was challenged by the Pointer, CH Sankris Thats My Boy, the Samoyed, CH Polar Mist X-Tasy, the Miniature Schnauzer, CH Awesomes Kiss My Gritz, the Pekingese, CH Franshaw Hear Me Roar, the Keeshond, CH Lil Havens Let Freedom Ring, and the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, CH Sasquehanna Malinnik Ponadto. Sunday’s last ring included the previously reported BIS winner, the Smooth Collie, CH Sunnlands Grand Entrance HICs, Saturday finalists the Basset, the Samoyed, Schnauzer, & Peke and the Spinone Italiano, Sharpshot Aris, and the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Elites By Design.

CH Nashem’s He’s The Man Of Woodmoor

Region Five is geographically large and our next stop is some 1200 miles from Memphis, in Eagle CO where the Roaring Fork Kennel Club passed two pleasant days. Saturday’s final was overseen by Houston Clark and included the Pointer, CH Tahari’s To Wild To Be Serious, the Harrier, Happytails Keppin The Faith, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Nashem’s He’s The Man Of Woodmoor, the West Highland White Terrier, CH Arbroath’s Rosewood Rise N Shine, the Pug, CH O’Day Mystical Klondike, the Chow-Chow, CH Dreamland’s Light Up The Sky, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Bugaboo’s Georgie Girl. His Best In Show was the Bernese, Angus. It’s Angus’ third BIS this year and his second in two weeks.

CH Calees The Skye Is The Limit

Sunday, Angus got stopped in the Working Group by the Matiff, CH Lexington Divine’s Let Me Sit In Coach, who joined Saturday finalists the Westie, the Pug, & the OES and the Labnrador Retriever, CH Sounder’s Slate Of Cedarbrook, the Bloodhound, CH Heather’s A Little Night Music, and the Bulldog, CH Calees The Skye Is The Limit.

Sunday turned out to be sour mug day with Linda Scanlon choosing the Bulldog, Skye, as her BIS. It was the first Group One and BIS this year for the three year old. Congratulations to breeders Jayme & Ryan Hubbart and owners Kyle Hennefer, C Plummer & J Winick. We’ll be back with Region Six results.


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