Saturday, May 30, 2009


CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout

We have another report from the heartland, Corydon IN, to be exact. The Southern Indiana Kennel Club is hosting a two show weekend. Today it was Dr Gareth Morgan-Jones with the judge’s book and his BIS was the German Wire Haired Pointer, CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout. We don’t know if BIS number eight will move Scout into the all breed top ten, but we know that the number two Sporting Dog is very close.


We don’t know why the folks in the Midwest are more prompt with their reporting than are those on the east coast. We do know that the MBF reps there always post their results before the New England and Mid Atlantic reps do. So while we wait for results from the Massachusetts and Virginia shows, we will tell you what happened at the Toledo Kennel Club’s show in Maumee OH.

CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice

Judge Ann Hearn had the Field Spaniel, CH Capriole’s Mystic Chalice, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Pupukearidge Ikaika O Sprngvly, the Great Pyrenees, CH Pyrless Les Monts de Lourdes, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, the Shih Tzu, CH Hallmark Joleigh Surfer Girl, the Keeshond, CH Sprookje Lunar Appellation, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Lambluv’s Daydream Believer.

BIS went to the country’s number two Terrier, Dodger. Dodger has been sitting just outside the top ten for these past few weeks. If he can keep posting wins like this one, he’ll be joining that elite group.


We’ve just returned from a run for the border. No not Taco Bell, we visited our local show just across the state line from Memphis in Southhaven MS where the Olive Branch Mississippi Kennel Club kicked off their two day stand with Jean Fournier judging BIS.

CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Pence

Her finalists were the Brittany, CH Dualan Marsport Super Charger, the 15” Beagle, CH Irish Coffee Tipperary Sparkling Wine, the Kuvasz, CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Pence, the Cairn Terrier, CH Winsome Fergus MacFlynn, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, CH Osito Dream Lover, the Chow Chow, CH Rio’s American Design, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Riverside Wicked Wonderful.

Her BIS was the nine month old Kuvasz, Tanner. Tanner announced his intentions earlier this year winning the Kuvasz Club Of America Specialty at just seven months of age. Tanner was bred by Lynn Brady & Constance Townsend, who co-own this puppy prodigy with Claudia Muir. Congratulations to them all.

CH Winsome Fergus MacFlynn

Our thanks to all of the exhibitors who took the time to chat with us. As Cairn owners we were delighted to see Fergus, the only Cairn Terrier to win an all breed BIS in the last three years, in the final ring and meet his owners Kendall & Tim Lake and his handler Patsy Wade. We also want to thank handler Judi Hartell for taking time out of her busy day to talk with us. We had so much fun, we will go back again tomorrow. Who knows, maybe the Cairn will win this time ;-)

Friday, May 29, 2009


CH Skyscot’s Poker Chip

We just told you about a BIS winning Norfolk Terrier. Now we have a report that the Norwich Terrier, CH Skyscot’s Poker Chip, has picked up his fourth BIS. This one came today in Lafayette LA at the Acadiana Kennel Club show with judge Maxine Beam making the call. As owners of one of the small Terriers (a Cairn), we are always delighted to see one of the little guys prevail.


CH Max-Well’s Viper
Photo Courtesy Of Derek Glas

Woodstock IL (No, that one was in NY) has checked in to let us know that the Norfolk Terrier, CH Max-Well’s Viper, has scampered off with the BIS at the Fox River Valley Kennel Club courtesy of DR Richard Greathouse. That’s number two this year for the US’ number one Norfolk. Congratulations to breeder/ owner/handler Susan Kipp and co-owner Barbara Miller.


CH Starline Chanel

Our first report of the weekend comes from Wrightstown PA where the Whippet, CH Starline Chanel has just gone BIS under Kent Delaney at the Greater Philadelphia Dog Fanciers Association‘s show. That’s the second BIS this year for the nation’s number one Whippet. Chanel is handled by Lori Wilson, is owned by Carey & Lori Lawrence, and was bred by the Lawrences & Dianne Bowen.

Thursday, May 28, 2009



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Wednesday, May 27, 2009


We have yesterday’s finalists from the Coeur D’Alene (ID ) Dog Fanciers show. You might recall that we told you the Soft Coated Wheaten “Jolie”, went Best.

CH VonHamm Bedkar Leathern' Lace

She was accompanied in the final seven by the Golden Retriever, CH Rush Hill's River Road Payoff, the Basenji, CH Platinum's Adrenaline Rush, the Doberman Pinscher, Perfex Cyclone Mahina, the Brussels Griffon, CH Belleterre Shall We Dance, the American Eskimo Dog, CH Silveroaks First & Foremost, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH VonHamm Bedkar Leathern' Lace. Congratulations to them all.


It’s Wednesday and it’s time for coming attractions. Last week we had one five day cluster and six four day clusters. This week we have a more leisurely pace with only one four day cluster. We start the weekend in Lafayette LA on Friday with the four day Cajun Classic Cluster. The Acadiana and Baton Rouge Kennel Clubs will share the load.

White Oak Plantation Baton Rouge

We do have three sites offering three day weekends. In Region One, you can head to the Philadelphia suburb of Wrightstown PA for the Keystone Garden Cluster hosted by the Greater Philadelphia Dog Fanciers Association and the Huntington Valley & Burlington County Kennel Clubs. It’s not a cluster, but three shows by two clubs in the Chicago burbs. The Fox River Valley KC will do Friday and Saturday in Woodstock IL and then the Stone City KC will take over on Sunday in Morris IL, some 67 miles south. Finally, the Fargo-Moorhead KC will camp out for three days in West Fargo ND starting Friday.


The good news is that there are lots of sites to spend a traditional weekend at an AKC dog show. In Region one we have shows in upstate NY (Clayton) courtesy of the St Lawrence Valley Dog Club, in Massachusetts (Wrentham) by the Ladies Dog Club & the Framingham District KC. In Region Two it’s the Charlottesville-Abemarle KC in Charlottesville VA. The Toledo KC takes over Region Three with two shows in Maumee OH.

Singer Castle, St Lawrence River

Midwesterners can choose between the Region Four offerings in Corydon IN by the Southern Indiana KC or the Mississippi Valley KC two shows in Gray Summit MO. We will be at Olive Branch Mississippi KC the shows in Southhaven MS, just over the state line from Memphis. Elsewhere in Region Five, the Flatirons KC offers a two day stand 35 miles north of Denver in Longmont CO.

Beale Street Memphis

West Coast residents are always up for a ride on I-5 and this weekends shows are over 1,000 miles apart. In Region Six it’s the Yakima Valley Kennel Club in Yakima WA and in Region Seven it’s the Kennel Club of Pasadena in Pasadena CA. That’s 33 chances to see an AKC dog show this weekend. What’s your excuse for not going?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


We just heard that breeder/owner/handler Elena Landa piloted the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, CH Doubloon's Ultimate Player, to a Best In Show today in Coeur D’Alene ID at the Coeur D’Alene Dog Fanciers under judge Michael Dougherty. That’s Jolie’s second BIS in the last ten days.


Finally, we come to the Southwest Region, Region Seven, where all the action was in Pomona CA, where there was a four day stand. We were ale to give you the BIS winners for Fidat, Saturday, & Sunday.

CH Thaon’s Mowgli

It started off with the Bouvier Des Flandres, CH Avalons Frontier Sleepnlady Webber, going BIS under judge Margaret Reed at Friday’s Los Encinos Kennel Club. The other six finalists were the Irish Water Spaniel, CH Pooles Ide Bonnie Brook, the Afghan Hound, CH Thaon’s Mowgli, the Standard Schnauzer, CH Pepper Tree Apollo V Silverado, the Airedale Terrier, CH Huntwood‘s Wildest Performance, the Pug, CH Tupelo ShoBoat Tu China Tu, and the Standard Poodle, CH Penndragon Masaniello.

CH Artizoe High Caliber

It continued on Saturday with Susan St. John Brown naming the Boxer, CH Duba Dae's Who’s Your Daddy, her BIS at the Antelope Valley Kennel Club. Also asking for the BIS were the English Setter, CH Artizoe High Caliber, the 13” Beagle, CH Jabrwoki's Le Jazz Hot, Welsh Terrier, CH Sanherpinc Paisa, the Bichon Frise, CH Mybliss Petite Coquette, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Coventry Vanity Fair.

CH Jabrwoki's Le Jazz Hot

Sunday, at the San Fernando Kennel Club, the Beagle, the Boxer, the Welsh Terrier, the Bichon, and the Corgi, were all back to see Dr Donald Sturz Jr. The only newcomers were the English Springer Spaniel, CH Otein’sTommy Bahama, and the Affenpinscher, CH Tamarin Tug. As we told you earlier, BIS went to the Welsh Terrier, Paisa.

CH Splash's The Professor

Monday, Only one of the prior finalists would come back, the Pug, Boo, for the last ring at the San Gabriel Valley Kennel Club. Judge Dorothy Collier greeted the English Cocker Spaniel, CH Lynann's Touchstone, the Basset Hound, CH Splash's The Professor, the Alaskan Malamute, CH Nanuke's Take It To The Limit, the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Kathrich Maximo, the Bulldog, CH Babbys Turn It Up A Notch, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, CH Lady Tuckaway Of Camelot.

Once was enough for the Professor, the nation’s number one Basset. The four year old was bred by Bill, Jo Ann & Jacqueline Nolan who co-own the Professor with Shirley & Arthur Ponsart.


We’ve had shows all over Region Six, the Northwest Region, Washington State, Idaho, Northern California, and Alaska. While we have no results yet on Alaska, we have been reporting on the other three sights all weekend. Here’s what we haven’t told you.

CH Robin Crest Charismatic JH

Monday, the Kennel Club of the California Sierras took over in Placerville with judge Elaine Mathis in the BIS ring. Her super seven were the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Robin Crest Charismatic JH, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Regulus Speeding Bullet, 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 Shiba Inu, Copperdots Big Sur, the Australian Shepherd, CH Skyhi’s Sticks N Stones.

Her BIS was the GSP, the only GSP to win a BIS this year and it’s the second for the five year old bitch. Congratulations to breeder/owner Robin Remondi. Next we’re on to Region Seven, the Southwest Region.


We also had a four day mobile cluster in Wyoming, two days in Csper, then two days in Laramie. We did tell you three of the four BIS winners, Friday, the PBGV, Afterglow Ebeneezer, Saturday, the OES, CH Bugaboo’s Georgie Girl, and Sunday, the Golden, CH Toasty’s Treasure Island.

CH Nashems He’s The Man Of Woodmoor

Friday’s other six finalists at the Central Wyoming Kennel Club’s first show were the Brittany, CH RJ'S Sierra Edition SH, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Nashems He’s The Man Of Woodmoor, the Border Terrier, CH Meadowlake Whistler At Amberly, the Pekingese, CH Dunkirk I’m Going To Live Forever, the Lhasa Apso, CH Rushmar’s Charmer, and the Rough Collie, CH Gentry’s Braveheart.

CH Dunkirk I’m Going To Live Forever

Saturday, they were the Golden, Toasty, the PBGV, the Samoyed, CH T-Snow Star’s Journe Of The Heart, Friday’s Border Terrier & Peke, the Schipperke, CH Binchien Mr Monopoly, and the BIS winning OES.

CH Rushmar's Charmer

Sunday, Laramie KC took over and Treasure was joined by the PBGV, the Portuguese Water Dog, CH Timbermist’s Foor of the Boat, the Irish Terrier, CH X-Tra Special Kalaney Girl, the Peke, Friday’s Lhasa, and the OES.

CH Gentry’s Braveheart

Monday, Norman Patton took over in Laramie and he had the abovementioned Golden, PBGV, Bernese, Lhasa, and Collie. Only the Welsh Terrier, CH Cambrian Four Star General, and the Maltese, CH Rhapsody’s Too Many Remarks, were new to the club. Once again the country’s number one Sporting Dog grabbed the big rosette.

Next Region Six, the Northwest Region.


Region Five, the South Central Region, also had two locations going. Again let’s visit the site, we haven’t heard from before. The Seminole Kennel Club put on two shows in Shawnee OK this weekend.

CH Donnchada Sweet Dreams

On Saturday, Dr Sam Burke was the judge and his seve were the Clumber Spaniel, CH Moonrysn's Moon Dawg, the Greyhound, CH Quicksilver Sierra's Jaguar, the Boxer, CH Ch. Bravo N Sunset Stealing Time, the American Staffordshire Terrier, CH Circle C's Whimpy, the Chinese Crested, CH Crestline Butters Scotch, the Standard Poodle, CH Donnchada Sweet Dreams, and the Border Collie, CH Gesse Bravo.

His BIS was the five year old Greyhound, bred by Hillery Knopell and owned by Dr Shelley & Bill Hempel. We congratulate them and ask them to send us in a photo.

CH Moonrysn's Moon Dawg

Sunday, the Clumber and the big Poodle were both back to see Dr Dale Simmons, along with another Greyhound, CH Gaia Woodland Waltz, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Brimor FFull Throttle V Tropix, the West Highland White Terrier, CH Ridgmar's Diamond In The Ruff, the Yorkshire Terrier, CH Gaelwyn's Celtic Reflection, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, CH Heart Of Gold Power Play.

Once again it was the Greyhound that caught the judge’s eye and no, it was not a large entry, only three dogs, all specials, and two of them went BIS. That’s some Greyhound weekend. The proud breeders are Sue Lemieux & Scott Thomson. The proud owners are Jena Raymer, Tara Richardson, & Sue Lemieux. Once again, w have no photo of the winner. Maybe they’re too fast to photograph?


Also in Region Four was the four day Bloomington IL cluster. We gave you a peek at the results over the weekend, but here’s the complete score card. For those of you who didn’t visit us this weekend, the Puli, CH Cordmaker Field Of Dreams was BIS Saturday and Monday, the Smooth Fos Terrier, CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, was Best on Froiday, and the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, CH Royalist Ready To Reign was BIS on Sunday.

CH Easthill Broxden Pop Star

On Friday, it was day one of the Illinois Valley Kennel Club Of Peoria with Frank Sabella on deck. In addition to the Smooth Fox, Dodger, his finalists were the Golden Retriever, CH Easthill Broxden Pop Star, the Basset Hound, CH Topsfield-Sanchu American Express, the Boxer, Desert’s She’s Everything, the aforementioned Toy Spaniel, the Bulldog, CH Kepley’s Showbiz Razzle Dazzle, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Lambluv’s Daydream Believer.

CH Sno Klassic Play The Game

Saturday, Barbara Dempsey Alderman took over for the Corn Belt Kennel Club. In addition to the Puli, Conrad, she had the Golden, Nick, the Bloodhound, CH Flessner’s international Harvester (Now, how’s that for a corn belt reference?), the Alaskan Malamute, CH Sno Klassic Play The Game, Dodger, the Pug, CH Double D’s Master Shogun, and the Standard Poodle, CH Dawin Spitfire.

CH Dawin Spitfire

Sunday, Dolores Maltz returned for the Illinois Valley KC second show to greet the BIS winner Toy Spaniel, Nick, Conrad, the Standard Poodle, Jetta, and the Longhaired Dachshund, CH Insight’s On The Verge, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Kenro’s Happy Hour, and the Colored Bull Terrier, Black Shark De Racabull.

CH Flessner’s international Harvester

On Monday, Jane Forsyth came back with the Corn Belt KC. Only one dog had not been in a final this weekend, the Weimaraner, CH Smokecity Nans Dbl Silhouette. The others, the Bloodhound, the Malamute, the Smooth Fox, the Toy Spaniel, the Bulldog, & the Puli, had all been there before,

We’ll be back with Region Five, the South Central Region, results in a moment.


There were shows at two locations in Region Four, the North Central Region. We’ll start with the location we haven’t reported this weekend, St Peter MN where the Key City Kennel Club held a pair of shows.

CH Lobatos Code Red

On Saturday, it was James White with the judge’s book and his BIS finalists were the Curly-Coated Retriever, CH Dryfork Curly Moe, the Afghan Hound, CH Karakush Dot Com Dot A U, the Great Dane, CH Lobatos Code Red, the Norfolk Terrier, CH Max-Wells Mr Cruise, the Pomeranian, CH Sin Citys Im A Tuff Little Demon, the Miniature Poodle, CH Amity Mysticals Horizons Heaven Sent, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Limericks Shakespeare. His BIS was the Great Dane, Cody, bred/owned by Joy Lobato & Erin Brandon, co-owned by Traci Miller & Anglea Stillwell, and handled by Earl Shore. Congratulations to them all.

CH Amity Mysticals Horizons Heaven Sent

Sunday, Cody was back in the BIS ring with the Irish Setter, CH Windwood Inferno, the Afghan Hound, Kryslauer El Shazaam Out Of The Blue, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, CH Cornerstone Tapestry, the Miniature Pinscher, CH Lulin Unbridled Artistry, the Miniature Poodle, CH Amity Mysticals Horizons Heaven Sent, and the Rough Collie, CH Highcroft Bourne Supremacy. BIS went to the Miniature Poodle, Kaili, bred by Marie Hedeman & Anne M Seppo & Dawn Strumbel and owned by Dawn & Anne.

We’ll be right back with more Region Four results.


There were two four day clusters in Region Three, the Great Lakes Region. We have reported on New Castle PA through out the weekend. However, now we can give you Monday’s results.

Viszla, CH Artisan Grouse Point Pink Panther

Yesterday the host club was the New Castle Kennel Club, the judge was Lisa Warren, and the finalists were Viszla, CH Artisan Grouse Point Pink Panther, the Scottish Deerhound, CH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, the Standard Schnauzer, CH Cortaillod Quinta Do Portal, the Kerry Blue Terrier, CH Bluebeard's Suddenly Bridey, the Pekingese, CH Linn Lee's For The Good Times, the French Bulldog, CH Raindrops Justus Life A Game, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Suntera City Life/

BIS went to the Viszla, Kato, the first for his breed this year. Congratulations to breeders Mark & Joan Toepke, and owners Corinne Miklos, Sue Lonabaugh & Joan Toepke.

There was also a four day stand in Kalamazoo MI. We did tell you that the country’s number one dog, the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, spent the weekend in Kalamazoo and garner BIS on Friday and Sunday.

CH Ripsnorter Mt View Lookout

The other finalists on Friday at the Holland Michigan Kennel Club were the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Ripsnorter Mt View Lookout, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Rokeena Carte Blanche, the Siberian Husky, CH Kivalina’s Redbud, the Pomeranian, Bravo’s Traveling In Style, the Lhasa Apso, CH Northwind Nothing But Trouble, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Skyline’s Walk The Line.

CH Bullstock’s Heavy Equipment

Saturday, the host club was the Grand Rapids Kennel Club, the judge was Arley Hussin, and the other finalists were the GWP, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Adili’s American Idol, the Bullmastiff, CH Bullstock’s Heavy Equipment, the Pomeranian, the Chow Chow, CH D-Jin Gang Of Anna Kennel, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Neahm’s Kiss Me Kate. BIS went to the Bullmastiff, Dozer, the first for a Bullmastiff this year. Congratulations to breeders/owners Ian & Christine Robertson.

CH Adili’s American Idol

Sunday, the judge was Edd Bivin, the club was the Kalamazoo Kennel Club, and Sadie’s dance partners were the GWP, the Ridgeback, the Potuguese Water Dog, CH Timber Oaks Music Man, the Pom, the Chow, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Quiche’s Demetrius.

CH Bessdachs Drisheen Hot Shot

Monday it was the Greater Muskegon Kennel Club, Dr Eric Liebes, and the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH Exl’s Leather N Lace, the Smooth Dachshund, CH Bessdachs Drisheen Hot Shot, the Newfoundland, CH Fairweather’s Keepsake At Darbydale, the Scottie, Sadie, the Pom, the Chow, and the Shletie. BIS was the two year old Dachshund from Canada. Congratulations to breeders Marina Renee Lara DVM & Betty Jeffery, and owner Patricia Kearney.

We’ll be back with Region Four, the North Central Region.


We start in Region Three, the Great Lakes Region, just up the road from Harriman TN in Hamilton Ohio where the Cincinnati Kennel Club had a two day stand.

CH Ab-Rafiki The Icon Of Cool

On Sunday judge Rick Gschwender went over the English Springer Spaniel, CH Crossroad Crown Royal Miracle, the Basenji, CH Ab-Rafiki The Icon Of Cool, the Boxer, CH Sharledar's Crown Jewel, the Border Terrier, CH Devon Lady Simper Fi, the Havanese, CH Harbor's It Had To Be Me, the Standard Poodle, CH Bar-None Dawin Travelin' Man, the Briard, CH Deja Vu Mia Chain Of Fools. It was BIS number three this year for the country’s number one Basenji, Blade.

CH Palisades Silhouette

Monday, Blade was back with the Border Terrier, the Havanese, the Standard Poodle, and the Briard. Also in judge David Gleaves’ ring were the English Setter, CH Palisades Silhouette, and the Giant Schnauzer, CH Skansan's Sir August Brigs. BIS belonged to the English Setter, Lilly. Bred by Dean & Sandy Mille, Cheryl Heithaus & Brenda Fischer, owned by Brenda, Judy Mayr, & C Kopfstein, and handled by Amy Duncan, Lilly is the top English Setter bitch. With this win, she will be pushing the boys.

We’ll have more Region Three results shortly.


We did give you complete details on the Hampton VA shows, but we had one more site in Region Two, the Southeast Region, to report on.

CH Of Afrikka Springvalley Dorian Gray

In Harriman TN, the Oak Ridge Kennel Club fielded a pair of shows. On Saturday June Penta was the judge and her finalists were the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Pointsetter Steal The Thunder, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Of Afrikka Springvalley Dorian Gray, the Boxer, CH Sabos Majestic Provocation, the West Highland White Terrier, CH Mac-Ken-Char Here I Am, the Pekingese, CH Franshaw Hear Me Roar, the Miniature Poodle, Aerys Absolute Mayhemm At Silde, and the Briard, CH Deja Vu Up Close & Personal. BIS went to the Ridgeback, Dorian, a multiple BIS winner and the country’s number four Hound.

CH Franshaw Hear Me Roar

Sunday, Dorian, the Peke, and the Briard were all back to see judge Stephen Hurt. The remaining finalists were the Flat-Coated Retriever, CH Glenwans Sidney On Lanier, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Bernherrs Storm Surge V Ayehli, the Wire Fox Terrier, Aljamar Dealin With The Devil, and the Bulldog, Avalon Patch Adams. BIS went to the Country’s number one Peke. This impressive girl was one of the great American dogs to take a breed win at this year’s Crufts Dog show in England.

Next Region Three, the Great Lakes Region.


We have a lot of ground to cover here, so let’s stay focused. We will recap the long weekend in our usual geographic manner, traveling east west.

CH Soonipi Dncin In The Moonlite MLH

Up in Region One, the Northeast Region, we had a four day stand in Freehold NJ starting on Friday with the Staten Island Kennel Club. You may recall that we told you that judge Anne Bolus’ BIS winner was th Doberman Pinscher, CH Allure Blazing Star Alisaton. CJ’ dance partners in the final ring were the English Setter, Fanchon Samara Rusty Opal Musetta, the Bloodhound, CH Soonipi Dncin In The Moonlite MLH, the Sealyham Terrier, CH Efbe's Merci Pour Le Poivre, the Miniature Pinscher, CH Kimro's Soldier Boy, the Shiba Inu, Banshou Go Ryuukyuu Uruma, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi , CH Riverside Wicked Wonderful.


Saturday the show was the Monmouth Kennel Club, the judge was Leonor Riddle, and the BIS winner was the Sealyham, Merci. Also making the final were the English Springer Spaniel, Cerise Tender Is The Night, the Pharaoh Hound, CH XO EZ JC, the Doberman, CJ, the MinPin, the Schipperke, CH Delamer Point Blank, and the Rough Collie, Overland Allstar.

CH Tolkein Raintree Mister Baggins

Sunday, the Dobie, CJ, went BIS under Dr John Reeve Newson at the Plainfield Kennel Club. Also on hand were the Irish Setter, CH Shadagee Caught RedHanded, the Basenji, CH WAkli Signet Dooney, the Norwich Terrier, CH Havis's Red Baron Of Fly'n High, the Pug, Norkus Risky Business, the Standard Poodle, CH Unique Anticipation, and the Bearded Collie, CH Tolkein Raintree Mister Baggins.

CH Kimro's Soldier Boy

The closed out the weekend in New Jersey with Dr Klaus Anselm choosing the Sealyham, Merci, as his BIS while the English Springer Spaniel, CH Cerise Jesse James, the Saluki, CH Cat Tales Cat Mandu, the Doberman, CJ, the MinPin, the Bulldog, CH Bellarosa Canina Of Sweetbrier, and the aforementioned Corgi watched.

Next, Region Two, the Southeast Region.

Monday, May 25, 2009


I know we’re kind of late, but , hey, you guys on the west coast might still be up. We have results from the Coeur D'alene Dog Fanciers show today held in that Idaho city.

CH Rush Hill RiverRoad Payoff

Today’s judge was Paula Hartinger and she greeted Saturday’s BIS winer, the Golden Retriever, CH Rush Hill RiverRoad Payoff, the Black and Tan Coonhound, CH Silver Ridge Showtyme at Windbourne, Sunday’s BIS winner the Doberman Pinscher, CH Perfex Cyclone Mahina, the Bedlington Terrier, CH Boardwalk's Bling Bling, the Pomeranian, CH Oakrose High N Mighty, the American Eskimo Dog, CH SilverOaks First & Foremost, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Braeleen Foreign Intrigue.

And who says lightning does strike the same place twice? Breeder/owner/handler Tonya Struble, and the Golden, Vegas, hit the jackpot again with their second BIS this weekend. Bravo!


The Union County Kennel Club closed the four day stand in Freehold NJ with Dr Klaus Anselm in the BIS ring. His Best In Show was the Sealyham, CH Efbe’s Merci Pour Le Poivre. It was Merci’s second BIS of the weekend and his third in the last ten days. Do we sense a little momentum going here?


CH Cordmaker Field Of Dreams

We can now tell you that the Puli, CH Cordmaker Field Of Dreams, has won another BIS in Bloomington IL at the Corn Belt Kennel Club. Now don’t get confused. The Corn Belt KC had two shows in Bloomington, one on Saturday and one today. Conrad won both of them. Today’s win was under Mrs. Robert Forsyth. You did remember that Conrad is the country’s number one Herding Dog?


We have this just in from today’s Gloucester Kennel Club Of Virginia show.

CH Casbar’s Hart To Hart

Sari Brewster Tietjen collected the Labrador, CH Casbar’s Hart To Hart, the Afghan Hound, CH Genesis Silverado, the Standard Poodle, CH Alaman Worth Every Penny, the Boxer, CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, the Australian Terrier, CH Merrigang’s Wid N Crazy Guy, the Toy Poodle, CH Smash Jp Moon Walk, the Standard Poodle, CH , and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Brimar’s Always Mandrake HT.

So far in Hampton, we’ve had BIS by the Boxer, Scarlett, the GSD, Rhea, and the Toy Poodle, Walker. Today it was the Labrador Retriever, CH Casbar’s Hart To Hart, RJ. Four shows, four different winners from four different groups. Tha’s a Dog Show Happy Meal. Our congratulations to RJ and his breeder, Debra Mahoney, his owner, Diane Ammerman, and his handler, Joy Quallenberg.


We have a report on yesterday’s Spokane Kennel Club show.

CH Perfex Cyclone Mahina

Judge Keke Kahn’s final lineup included Saturday’s BIS winner, the Golden Retriever, CH Rush Hill River Road Payoff , the Black and Tan Coonhound, CH Silver Ridge Showtyme at Windbourne, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Perfex Cyclone Mahina, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Slyfo’x Sneaks a Peek, the Pekingese, CH Dunkirk Eye Candy, the American Eskimo Dog, CH Silveroaks First & Foremost, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Vonhamm Bedkar Leathern Lace.

Her BIS was the two year old Dobie bitch. “Mimi” is a half sister to the country’s number two all breed dog, CH Allure Blazin Star Alisaton. Congratulations to breeder/owner Michelle Perfect, co-owners the Barons (Nicole, David ,Robert & Estelle) and handler Andy Linton.


CH Royalist Ready To Reign

From Bloomington IL and the Illinois Valley Kennel Club Of Peoria, we hear that the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, CH Royalist Ready To Reign, won both a BISS and a BIS Sunday. Congratulations to breeder Christina Van Patten, owners Doug Johnson, Jamie Hubbard , Jeane Haverick, Shelly Miller & Jackie Rifenburg, and handlers Laura King & Erin Gimbut.