Tuesday, December 29, 2009


A while back a reader called us on our colloquial use of the word penultimate, frequently used incorrectly to mean a near perfect example. It actually means next to last. Yesterday’s Kennel Club of Salinas show in San Mateo, CA was the next to last show of the year.

CH Slyfox Sneaks A Peek
(Photo Courtesy of American Kennel Club)

Norman Patton’s final seven were the Sussex Spaniel, CH Seamist On A Windward Pack RN, the Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen, CH Soletrader Donald Duck, the Tibetan Mastiff, CH Seng Khri Bartok Of Dawa, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Slyfox Sneaks A Peek, the Pug, CH Winsome's Trouble At Coral Bay, the Bichon Frise, CH PaRay's Rime Time, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Pinemeade More Memories.

And the penultimate BIS winner of 2009 was our DOG2WATCH, the Smooth Fox, Adam. Adam started his 2009 career late and has collected several memorable wins in the past few months, including a Terrier Group Two behind the BIS winner of the 2009 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.

update 12/29/09 10:50 AM CST: A reader reminds me that there are two more shows in San Mateo, one today, and one tomorrow. So I guess that makes yesterday's show the penultimate penutlimate. (Grin)


  1. Sorry to burst your bubble, but TODAY is the Penultimate show...there are shows tomorrow as well.

    Huge fan of the blog! Thank you for keeping a pulse on the dog shows across the country.