Saturday, March 7, 2009


CH Tupelo Shoboat Tu China Tu

We have this just in, the Pug, CH Tupelo Shoboat Tu China Tu, is making a strong challenge for the number one Toy Dog title with another BIS win. This one came today at the Columbia Missouri Kennel Club show courtesy of Judge Patricia Trotter. We suspect when we total this weekend's wins we are going to find the race for a top ten spot has tightened considerably.


CH Moongaze Jomyr Some Splainin' Ta Do

You know, we love it when an fancier sends us in a show report because they are excited that someone who owns the same breed as they went BIS. So, thank you, Jodi Ellison of Windsheen Whippets, for telling us that the Whippet, CH Moongaze Jomyr Some Splainin' Ta Do, went Best In Show under Judge Patricia Hess at the day two show of the Garden City Kansas Kennel. Luna, a four year old bitch, was bred by Aaron Todd Miller MD, Terri Motola & Mary Graham, is owned by Dr. Miller & Sheila Feldman, and handled bhy Barbara Wayne. Congratulations to them all on Luna’s BIS and, again correct us if we are wrong, her first all breed BIS ever!


The season is waning in Palm Beach, but snowbird New Yorkers were still in evidence on the first day of the Palm Beach County Dog Fanciers Association show. One even managed to run away with Best In Show.

CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman

Judge Donald Booxbaum assembled the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine, the Afghan Hound, CH Genesis Silverado, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Adesa‘s The Heat Is On, the Skye Terrier, CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, CH Modrian V H Lamslag RE, the Standard Poodle, CH Hillwood Dassin De-Lovely, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Rollingview Beat of My Heart.

The three year old, bred and owned by Eugene Z Zaphiris & Matthew H Stander of New York, NY and handled by Lawrence W Cornelius, also won the all Terrier Everglades Terrier Club show the day before. And, correct us if we are wrong, but we believe this is his first BIS. Congratulations!

Friday, March 6, 2009


CH Sylvan Argent Simply Irresistible

We just returned from a rare night out for dinner to find that we have dog show results to pass along. Down in San Antonio on day two of the Kennel Club Of Greater Victoria shows, Judge Dr Luc Boileau tapped the Rough Collie, CH Sylvan Argent Simply Irresisible, for her fifth Best In Show this year. “Sax” is arguably the surrogate canine for the National Organization for Women with a team of seven female co-owners, breeder/owners Connie Dubois & Dr. Cindi Bossart, co-owners Nancy Comparato, Debbie Green, Jennifer Mosing, Dr. Stacy Smith and Leah Warner. Handler Brian Livingston and breeder James Efron must feel a little like Tom Hanks in the movie, A League of their Own. All teasing aside, congratulations to them all. We are feeling a little bit of a Herding Group momentum here. Can’t wait to add up this week’s points.


We just watched the Toy Group judging at Crufts and were thrilled to see our American dogs represented once again. Although no AKC dog got a group placement, making the cut was the Prince of Pekingese, Hiram Stewart with CH Franshaw Hear Me Roar. Congratulations to Hiram and breeder/owner John Shaw.

CH Franshaw Hear Me Roar


This weekend in Nashville you can go to the Grand Ole Opry and see Ricky Skaggs and Carrie Underwood or you can make a trip to the suburb of Franklin TN and see over a 1,000 beautiful AKC purebred dogs.

CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream

Yesterday, Judge Dana Cline had seven of the most beautiful in his BIS ring at the Nashville Kennel Club show. They were the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Ripsnorter's Mt.View Lookout, the Afghan Hound, CH Silhouette's Shame Shame Shame JC, the Boxer, CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, the Welsh Terrier, CH Bayleigh Shaireab's Super Hero, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, CH Signatures Last Man Standing, the Standard Poodle, CH Anastasia Da Maya, and the Briard, CH Uniquehengo Des Uns Et Des Autres.

Without benefit of spangled costume or blond wig, the Boxer, “Scarlett”, took home the top prize. Scarlett first caught our eye with her Group Two finish at last month's Westminster show. It was the first BIS for the 22 month old bitch. Congratulations to breeders Tina Porter & Lee Stanton, owners D McCarroll, M Fagan, Mrs J Billhardt, S Tenenbaum, and handler Diego Fernando Garcia.


Here we are in the second weekend in March and we are already starting to see some of the same dogs appearing in BIS ring after BIS ring. However, we still have some fresh faces to surprise us each show.

And so it was in Judge Lester Mapes final seven at the Kennel Club of Greater Victoria in San Antonio TX yesterday. Standing for consideration were the Field Spaniel, CH Bitterblue's Here Comes Da Judge, the Whippet, Starline's Haute Couture At Starseeker, the Boxer, CH Bravo N Sunset Stealing Time, the Lakeland Terrier, CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Soldier Of Fortune, the Affenpinscher, CH Tamarin Tug, the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Chaoyang's Chick Magnet At Asia, and the Rough Collie, CH Sylvan Argent Simply Irresisible.

And it was one of the lesser known, the 15 month old Shar Pei, Magnum who took home the big rosette. Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Lisa Lee Myers on Magnum’s first BIS.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


No group epitomizes the British dog fancy like the Terrier Group. Most of the 27 Terrier breeds hail from the British Isles. So we proudly report that two AKC dogs went Best and Reserve (second) in today’s Terrier Group at the world’s largest dog show, Crufts. The Sealyham Terrier, CH Efbe’s Hidalgo At Goodspice, was selected Best In Group and the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, was awarded Reserve. Now, we are aware that Sealie, Charmin, was born in Canada, but we are counting him as one of our own.

We found that the Crufts website, like our Jaguar, is not the most reliable vehicle, but we did find these two links of interest. You can get Crufts results here and, streaming live TV (take that BBC!) here.


In some parts of the country the dog show weekend has already started. Just up the road from us in the Music City of Nashville TN, the four day Country Music Cluster begins today in Franklin TN hosted by the Nashville Kennel Club show and the Tullahoma Kennel Club Of Tennessee. Also beginning today is the Alamo City Cluster in San Antonio TX, also running four days. The San Antonio Kennel Club and the Kennel Club Of Greater Victoria will do the honors.

The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Three day clusters starting tomorrow are slated for Garden City Kansas and Auburn IN. The Garden City Kennel Club will host the former and Laporte County and Logansport KCs will share the latter. Out on the west coast San Francisco residents can drive the 800 miles north to the Seattle Kennel Club (WA) Saturday/Sunday double header or 400 miles to the south to the Apple Valley Kennel Club shows in Victorville CA.

Seattle. Washington

Also hosting traditional weekend fare are the Columbia Missouri KC and the Palm Beach County (FL) KC. Finally metro New Yorkers can grab the Sunday Times and head to suburban White Plains NY for the Saw Mill River Kennel Club show. They’re all AKC all breed dog shows and you will find something to take your breath away at any of the shows

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


If you’re wondering where your favorite sporting dogs were this past weekend., they may have been in Bel Alton MD at the Maryland Sporting Dog Association double header.

CH Petersfield Famous Amos

On Sunday Judge Elizabeth Muthard went one,two, three four, with the Flat Coat Retriever, CH Petersfield Famous Amos, the Pointer, CH Soundne's Ventania, the Golden Retriever, CH Online's Mahi Mahi, and the Labrador Retriever, CH Gateway Steele's Thunder Struck. Amos is one of only two Flat Coats to win a BIS last year. Congratulations to breeder Pat Debree, owners Susan & Samantha Stilwell & Pat Dupre & Deborah Edwards, and handler Angela Lloyd.

CH Reidwood Red Alert

Sunday the Judge was Michael Faulkner and Group One, Two, Three & Four were the English Setter, CH Reidwood Red Alert, the Labrador Retriever, CH Paradocs Delians Scrubbing In, the Curly-coat Retriever, CH Gladrags Original Buttonfly, the Sussex Spaniel, CH Erinhill Cpnwy Mr Fuzzywrinkles. We have some outstanding English Setters in the US and "Navy" is one of them. Congratulations to breeders Nancy E Warner & Clifford & Iris Reid, owner Georgette Perry, and handler Candy Carswel.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


CH Roundtown Mercedes At Maryscot

We had almost forgotten that the fun at the Scottsdale Dog Fanciers Association extended into Monday. Yesterday Judge Ruth Zimmerman assembled some of the nation’s finest dogs for a go over. The Golden Retriever, CH Toasty’s Treasure Island, the Black & Tan Coonhound, CH Silver Ridge Showtyme At Windbourne, the Rottweiler, CH Nighthawk’s Born For Highwood the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes At Maryscot, the Italian Greyhound, CH Honere’s Lily-Belle, the Bichon Frise, CH Paray’s Rime Time, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Conventry Vainity Fair all made it to the final seven.

The weekend ended as it began, with the Scottie, Sadie, winning a BIS. We won’t be certain for a few days, but we may have a new number one dog. And as always, you will read about it here first.


We don’t often take note of a Puppy BIS win, but here’s one we thought you might find interesting. While perusing the Detroit kennel Club show results, I noticed that a Scottish Deerhound dog, Lehigh Ennis Carmichael, was selected Best Puppy In Show. "Ennis", bred by Paula Pascoe & Pam Smithson, owned by Paula & her husband, Grant Winchell, and handled by Grant, was sired by CH Jaraluv Michael out of CH Lehigh Darkwynd Caragh.

Lehigh Ennis Carmichael

Both sire and dam are multiple BIS winners. Deerhound fans may recognize CH Jaraluv Michael as the sire of the top winning Scotttish Deerhound in history, CH Jaraluv Ouija, who brought us so many memorable appearances this past year, including a Group One at the 2008 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. At only seven months old, we may be looking at one of next year’s top ten dogs. It may be a little too early to call Ennis a DOG2WATCH, but it’s not too early to say congratulations to Paula Pascoe, Pam Smithson, and Grant Winchell and good luck with this eye catching boy.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Our AKC computer elves have been at it again. We no can tell you what went down in Seacaucus NJ this weekend. Saturday it was the Monticello New York Kennel Club with Judge Chuck Winslow making the call.

CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins

He had the Labrador Retriever, CH Casbar’s Hart To Hart, the Irish Wolfhound, CH Dun Myrica Speaker Of Eagle, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Aquarius Garbo V Tiburon, the Irish Terrier, CH Fleet St Fenway Fan, the Pekingese, CH Linn-Lee’s For The Good Times, the Chinese Shar Pei, CH Willo’s Caught Ya Lookin’, and the Bearded Collie, CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins. It was the second BIS this year for the Beardie, Roy. Is it just us or are there suddenly a lot of Herding Dogs trying to et in the top ten?

CH Keply’s Showbiz Razzle Dazzle

Sunday it was the Kennel Club Of Northern New Jersey and Judge Ron Menaker doing BIS duty. He had three of the same dogs to consider the Wolhound, the Peke, and the Beardie as well as the Brittany, CH Tonan-Hope’s R U Kiddin’ Me, the Boxer, CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Avalon Eclipse, and the Bulldog, CH Keply’s Showbiz Razzle Dazzle. Sunday was a Sourmug day in Seacaucus and the Bulldog’s second BIS since her Group Three at Westminster.

This is shaping up to be a very interesting year.


Just up the road from us in the St Louis suburb of Belleville IL, the Belle City Kennel Club hosted two days of shows this weekend. On Saturday, it was Judge Dr Ron Spritzer’s pleasure to decide among the Golden Retriever, CH Shorline Jetoca High Seas Adventure RN JH, the Longhaired Dachshund, CH Xeralane’s Supersonic, the Boxer, CH Sharledars Crown Jewel, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH High Mountain Serendipity, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, CH Mondrian VH Lamslag RE, the Bichon Frise, CH Belle Creeks I Love Lucy, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Mysharas Dream Girl. Dr Spritzer and his wife, Carol (also an AKC judge) are Doxie breeders and he found himself a good one to put BIS. The three year old dog is bred and owned by Xeralane Kennels.

CH Woodside Pacino

Sunday, Judge Mildred Bryant had seven new dogs to consider, the Golden Retriever, CH Golden Trip Snow Dream, the Greyhound, CH Gaia Elfin Dance, the Akita, CH Mystics Jersey Had To Go To Gekko, the Border Terrier, CH Sirius I Could Be At CB's, the Brussels Griffon, CH Cileine Masquerade, the Bulldog, CH Evergreens Sweet Clover Ann, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Woodside Pacino. It was the GSD, Tony, and co-owner/handler James Moses collecting 2009 BIS number two.

We are still waiting for results from Seacaucus NJ and willpost them as soon as we can.


As we told you there is the I-5 Rest Stop Cluster going on In Hanford CA (OK that’s just a joke, so don’t you Californians go get huffy on me. We were one of you for twenty years). Half way in between San Francisco and Los Angeles, these shows are, at least, convenient. Saturday was day one of the King County Kennel Club shows.

CH Insight Rumorhasit At Pramada

Assembled for Judge Lydia Hutchinson were the Welsh Springer Spaniel, CH Royailes Hasta B A Cut Above, the Longhaired Dachshund, CH Insight Rumorhasit At Pramada, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Galilee's Pure of Spirit, the Bedlington Terrier, CH Boardwalk’s Bling Bling, the Havanese, CH Askin Steppin’ To The Bad Side, Standard Poodle, CH Penndragon Masaniello, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Caamora All dolled Up Pt. And in what has almost become a mantra, The Giant Schnauzer, Spirit, added yet another BIS to her impressive resume.

CH Penndragon Masaniello

Sunday four of the same dogs would again try for a BIS, the Springer, the Giant, the Bedlington, & the Poodle along with three new dogs, the Whippet, CH Sonsteby’s In A Pickle, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, CH Timsar Mister Moonlighter, and the Rough Collie, CH Marko’s Joint Venture. It turned out to be a black and white decision for Judge William Usherwood as he pointed at the very impressive white Standard Poodle, CH Penndragon Masaniello, while the black Giant looked on. It was the first top prize year for Micah, who finished 2008 with three BIS. Congratulations to breeders/owners Rick & Kim Bates and handler Kim Russell.

We’ll be back with results from St Louis.


We promised you more weekend results this morning and we do have more. First let’s return to our wandering Florida caravan. Honestly, only Ponce De Leon saw more of Florida. Saturday, the crowd was in Pensacola for the self named Pensacola Dog Fanciers Association and in Judge Joe Tacker’s ring. The finalists were the Weimeraner, CH Cmokecity Like a Rollin Stone, the Rhodesian ‘ridgeback, CH Adili’s American idol, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Phillmar Sobe Monster, the Norfolk Terrier, CH Starmtn LukasChesterfield Of Domby, the Pomeranian, CH Velocity’s Shake Ur Bon Bon, the Standard Poodle, CH Dawin Spitfire, and the Briard, CH Uniquehengo Des Uns Et Des Autres. Saturday was the day for the big black Poodle, Jetta, as she gets her first Best In Show ever. Congratulations to breeder/owner Linda C Campbell and handler Sarah Riedl.

CH Dawin Spitfire

But Florida is the South where tomorrow is another day, in this case Sunday and day two of the Pendacola DFA. It was Judge Roy W. Keiser Jr’s turn to select BIS from the same Pom, Poodle, Briard and the German Whirehaired Poiner, CH Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine, the Irish Wolfhound, CH Highgate’s Andrew Of The Ridge, the Alaskan Malamure, CH Aspenmyst Prince Of The Island, and the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Chevoit’s Aston Martin. Dog shows are sporting events and Sunday it was the Sporting GWP going BIS, his first this year. Congratulations to breeders owners Richard & J Linda Stark and handler Jane Alston-Myers.

We’ll be back with results from California.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


CH Coventry Vanity Fair

The largest shows this weekend were in Scottsdale AZ. Saturday BIS Judge Sandra Goose Allen had the formidable group of the English Setter, CH Artizoe High Claiber, the Whippet, CH Starline’s Chanel, the Portuguese Water Dog, CH Aviator’s Lucky Be A Lady, the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundown Mercedes OF Maryscot, the Affenpinscher, CH Tamarin Tug, the Bichon Frise, CH Paragy’s Rime Time, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Coventry Vanity Fair . The day belonged to Carly, the Corgi, who picked up her first BIS this year.

CH Tamarin Tug

Day two Judge Carl Liepmann saw the same Scottie, Affenpinscher, and Bichon as well as the Irish Water Spaniel, CH Poole’s Ide Got Water, the Black and Tan Coonhound, CH Silverridge Showtyme At Windbourne, the Rottweiler, CH Nighthawk’s Born For Highwood, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Windrift’s Latitude. The Affenpinscher, Taser, collected his second BIS this year.

We will have the rest of this weekend’s results for you later this morning.


This weekend MoTown went to the dogs, literally, with the Detroit Kennel Club hosting back to back shows. As we told you last night, Judge W. Everett Dean Jr named the Toy Poodle, CH Smash JP Moon Walk, his Best In Show pn Saturday. Walker fellow finalists were the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH Hartline’s True To Bear, the Rhodesiab Ridgeback, CH Spring Valley Gandalf Of PupukeaRidge, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Allure Blazing Star Alisaton, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH JCobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, the Dalmatian, CH Bret D's Sergeant Major, and the Puli, CH Cordmaker Feild Of Dream.

CH Smash JP Moon Walk

Today it was déjà vu all over again, with Judge James Reynolds, seeing all the same dogs in his final save one, the Scottish Deerhound, CH Lehigh Darkwynd Cargh. He, too, would deem the little white guy, Walker, Best In Show. It was the sixth BIS for handler Kaz Hoisaka and Walker. We are feeling pretty good about picking Walker as one of our 2009 DOGS2WATCH.

CH Gentry’s Braveheart

Meanwhile down deep in the heart of Texas, Wichita Falls to be exact, the Faith City Kennel Club held a twofer. Day one saw Judge Col Joe Purkhiser tap the Rough Collie, CH Gentry’s Braveheart, as his Best In Show. Also on hand for consideration were the Brittany, CH Thunder N Lightning, the Norwegian Elkhound, CH Vin-Melca Wells Fargo, the Siberian Husky, CH Antara's Put On The Red Light, the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Topwyre Candy Man, the Papillon, CH Queen Bless JP World Idol, and the Chow Chow, CH Dreamland's Light Up The Sky.

CH Sylvan Argent Simply Irresistible

Suprisingly, Only the Chow Chow would make it back to the final seven on day two. Judge James Noe would see the Chow, the ASCOB Cocker Spaniel, CH K-J's Othello, the Longhaired Dachshund, Ch Rubears Theodore J Brown, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Sonnenschein River Chase, the Lakeland Terrier, CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Soldier Of Fortune, the Chinese Crested, CH Pahlavi Peepin' Tom, and the Rough Collie, CH Sylvan Argent Simply Irresistible. The collie, Sax, made it two for two for the Herding Group, picking up her fourth BIS of 2009.

We’ll be right back with a report from Scottsdale AZ.


Our computer staff at the AKC has been burning he midnight oil, so we can bring you some of the weekend’s results already. First let’s play some catch up.

First from the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis WI where the Wisconsin Kennel Club had a double header, we had told you that the Pug, CH Tupelo Shoboat Tu Chine Tu, had picked up a BIS on Saturday. Now we can tell you that Judge Harry Smith also was considering the English Cocker Spaniel, CH Majestic’s Keeping The Drama, the Longhaired Dachshund, CH Solo’s Drag Queen SL, the Portuguese Water Dog, CH Carowynd Creed Bois DuPortugal, the Norfolk Terrier, CH Max-Well’s Viper, the Tibetan Terrier, CH Teesha’s How Cute Am I Cedar C, and the German Shepherd Dog, Aramist’s Ta-Dahh V Braunhaus.

CH Highcroft Bourne Ultimatum

Today, it was Judge Denise Dean with the magnificent seven of the Irish Setter, Windwood Inferno, the Otterhound, CH Scentasia’s Double Trouble, the Great Dane, CH Elan’s Coming Decision Raimroc, the Norfolk, CH Max-Well’s Viper, the Pug, CH Tupelo Shoboat Tu China Tu, the Standard Poodle, CH Bar-None Dawin Tavelin Man, and the Rough Collie, CH Highcroft Bourne Ultimatum. Eventually, the Collie, Brett, prevailed. This is the first BIS for the precocious 15 month old, bred by Don & Leslie Jeszewski, who co-own him with Judith Belluomini. Congratulations to his breeders/owners and handler Dylan Kipp.

We will be right back with more results.