Saturday, September 26, 2009


With the nations of the world gathering in New York for the United Nations’ annual general assembly, it‘s an appropriate time to reflect on the presence here of so many fine AKC dogs that were born in countries other than the US. Among the top foreign born dogs competing in the US currently are the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen from Australia, CH Rokeena Carte Blanche, the Toy Poodle from Japan, CH Smash Jp Moon Walk, and the Bedlington Terrier from Sweden, CH Velvety Angel Eyes.

Saredon For Your Eyes Only
(Photo By Chris Wornall)

Today, we got a report that the British import, the Lakeland Terrier, Saredon For Your Eyes Only, went Best In Show under Dr Roger S Pritchard at Saturday’s Burbank Kennel Club show in Van Nuys CA. Judy Averis’ Saredon Kennels is known for producing great dogs in multiple Terrier breeds. Saredon For Your Eyes Only, known as Ginger by her friends, won the British National Terrier Show in April. Ginger was bred by Judy Averis & was owned in the UK by Dave Scawthorn & Judy’s son, Johnny Averis, who handled her. Her American hosts are Felicia Cashin and Alexandra Geremia. Here in the US she will be handled by Terrier expert Wood Wornall. Wood’s daughter, Jenny, and accomplished professional handler in her own right, was on the end of the lead for this BIS. Congratulations to them all on Ginger first AKC Best In Show. We will certainly be looking for this one next weekend at Montgomery County.


  1. Great post on a beautiful dog! I've been waiting for her debut in the US - she certainly did that in style! Thanks for providing the details, as always, another example as to why your blog is so interesting! Thank you.

  2. Thank you for your kind words about "Ginger". We are all excited about the debut of this bitch. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend Burbank yesterday, but Alex called me during BIS judging and I listened to the judging move by move.
    Felicia Cashin

  3. Advertised in Dog News as England's Top Dog All Breeds 2009. This is completely wrong!