Monday, November 23, 2009


One of the reasons we like dog shows, is the outcomes are unpredictable. Oh, there are those who believe that the winners are predetermined going into a show and we admit to doing a bit of handicapping ourselves. However, we frequently say, “Don’t bet the lunch money.”

If ever you wanted an illustration of that look at this weekend’s Northern California shows. The country’s number one dog all breeds, the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, a dog so dominate this year that she leads all others by an astonishing 45,000 points, so far this weekend has gathered a Group three, a Group two, and a Group one, but no BIS. Now, most of us, would love to have such a great weekend, but this girl has been so successful that we forget what game we’re playing. This is not tennis. No one goes undefeated for long in the dog game.

CH Mojo's Rock'N Your World

On Friday, they were all in Turlock CA for the day one show of the Golden Valley Kennel Club. Charles Trotter’s final included the Brittany, CH RJ’s Sierra Edition SH, the Basset Hound, CH Blossomhil's Mamma Mia, the Akita, CH Mojo's Rock'N Your World, the West Highland White Terrier, CH Arbroath's Rosewood Rise N' Shine, the Silky Terrier, CH Safire Rock It To The Stars, the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Guthries How Sweet It Is, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Avalons Frontier Sleepnlady Webber. Day one went to the Akita, Coupe, who now has a lucky thirteen BIS.

CH Sherwood’s King Arthur

You may have read here that Saturday, Dr Harry Smith’s BIS was the Alaksan Malamute, CH Catanya’s Latin Lover, and three of the finalists were the Golden Retriever, CH Toasty’s Treasure Island, the Black & Tan Coonhound, CH Silver Ridge Showtyme At Windbourne, and the Tibetan Terrier, CH Player's Just Like Butter. Now we can tell you that the remaining three finalists were the Airedale, CH Sherwood’s King Arthur, the Brussels Griffon, CH Cashin's Walk The Line, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Westfalls Kyle’s Mica Of Paris.

CH Seng Khri Bartok Of Dawa

Sunday, the party moved 45 miles north to Stockton CA, where Jean Fournier was waiting to do BIS for the San Joaquin Kennel Club. This time the Scottie, Sadie was in the final with the aforementioned Golden and the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Pupukearidge Ikaika O Sprngvly, the Tibetan Mastiff, CH Seng Khri Bartok Of Dawa, the Pug, CH Jetta Enchanteds Digitally Remaster, the Standard Poodle, CH Penndragon Masaniello, Shetland Sheepdog, CH PaRay Cirque Du Soliel.

Her Best was the Tibetan Mastiff, Bartok, his second. While, we are totally in love with our Terriers, we have to admit that there are few dogs more imposing than this Tibetan Mastiff. They are rare. We hope you get to see one in the flesh. Now, did anyone notice that only the Golden, Treasure, was a repeat finalists during these three shows? We still have our lunch money. Do You?


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