Sunday, December 27, 2009


CH Catanya’s Latin Lover
(Photo Courtesy of the American Kennel Club)

You know you are a serious exhibitor if you are at a dog show two days after Christmas. Today’s show, the first of four this week in San Mateo CA, was hosted by the San Mateo Kennel Club and featured Arley D Hussin in the final ring. Two weeks ago, the Alaskan Malamute, CH Catanya’s Latin Lover, was picking up a Group Three at the prestigious AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. Today he was picking up his sixth career all breed BIS. Bravo to breeder/owner P J Kendrick, co-owners Armando Martinez & Alisa Syar, and handler Mike Stone.

Ricky’s fellow finalists were the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, CH Flatbrook Royal Point Attitude JH, the Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen, CH Soletrader Donald Duck, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Slyfox Sneaks A Peek, the Silky Terrier, CH Safire Rock It To The Stars, the French Bulldog, CH Highwood's Big Shot, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Paray Cirque Du Soleil.


  1. Not so much a bravo but so sad that there is not one time of year that is truly devoted to family.
    This practice of holding a dog show between Christmas and New Years is appalling, and IMO, should be abolished.
    Let the dogs get one week of rest!!!

  2. With respect, the dog show folks that I am acquainted with look at their dogs as family. And a dog show is a family-friendly event.

    Some people prefer to stay home with their families. Some people like to be out-and-about with their families.

    The best part of all is that we have a choice.