Saturday, July 18, 2009


They’ve closed the doors at the Portland Kennel Club show tonight and we have the results from Sari Tietjen’s final.

CH Duba Dae’s Who’s Your Daddy
(Photo Courtesy of Carol Beuchat)

Lining up for consideration were the Irish Setter, CH Ashton Peaceful Easy Feeling, the Whippet, CH Starline Chanel, the Boxer, CH Duba Dae’s Who’s Your Daddy, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Warfox Double Exposure, the Havanese, CH Bellatak My Funny Valentine, the Standard Poodle, CH Brighton Lakeridge Summer In The Hamptons, and the Belgian Tervuren, CH CH Sky Acres Spy Plane.

BIS went to the Boxer, Bosco, his fourth this year. This year’s Boxers are living up to their name as they slug it out for superiority this year. The number one Boxer has a sizable lead, but the two through five spots are anyone’s guess.


CH Tupelo ShoBoat Tu China Tu

You can’t keep a good dog down. After a few weeks without a big rosette, the Pug, CH Tupelo ShoBoat Tu China Tu is back in the BIS column with a top win at today’s Paper Cities Kennel Club show in Weston WI. This win comes courtesy of judge Houston Clark. Boo entered the weekend as the country’s number two Toy Dog, but may end the weekend as number one. Check back with us next week to see.


Once again while we were awaiting some all breed show results, a thoughtful reader provided us with this. Yesterday at the Willamette Valley St. Bernard Club specialty Donna Buxton tapped CH Alta Visa’s Billion Kilowatt as her BISS. Kilo, who weighs a few kilos, was the number one Saint in 2008 and is the number one Saint so far this year. Kilo was piloted to the win by Erin Hines.

CH Alta Visa’s Billion Kilowatt

Erin is an associate of Saint Bernard specialist Billy Buell, Billy missed Kilo’s win as he spent most of Friday undergoing back surgery. He awoke to find Kilo had won another Specialty. We wish Billy a speedy recovery annd offer our congratulations to breeders Thomas & Viola Brown and Skee & Shirly Tsagris, Robert A. Bonito, Esq, co-owner of Kilo with the Browns, and handler Erin Hines. You did know that our first time in the ring was with the family’s pet Saint?

Friday, July 17, 2009


Well we’ve heard from Houston where the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, started the weekend with a dress rehearsal at yesterday’s Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Houston picking up the BISS from Charlotte Clem McGowan. She followed that with a BIS courtesy of Jon Cole at today’s Houston Kennel Club all breed show. As Sadie continues her Sherman-like march to the national championship, we offer the above photo of Sadie with The Dog Whsiperer, Casesar Milan at last Saturday’s Austin Kennel Club show . You think maybe Caesar’s asking what her secret is?


CH Avalons Frontier Sleepnlady Webber

While we’re waiting to hear from Houston, here’s something to hold you over. We’ve just heard that judge Ken Buxton today named DOG2WATCH, CH Avalons Frontier Sleepnlady Webber, BISS in the Columbia Bouvier des Flandres Club’s warmup for tomorrow’s Portland Kennel Club all breed show. We Wish Webber and handler Larry Fenner luck in this weekend’s festivities.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


We don’t know why we are just getting the results from the Duluth (MN) Kennel Club’s four day outing last week. After all they could have put the results on an ox cart and got them to AKC before this. Nonetheless, superintendent Jack Onofrio has published these results.

CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Soldier Of Fortune

You may recall that we did tell you that the Lakeland Terrier,CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Soldier Of Fortune, left her native Texas to an invading horde of nationally ranked dogs and sacked the northern regions of Minnesota, seizing all four BIS available. Here are the finalists that watched her pillage their village.

CH Avalor’s INXS

On Thursday, Eugene Blake saw the Golden Retriever, CH Avalor’s INXS, the American Foxhound, CH Devlon’s Fame And Fortune, the Kuvasz, Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Pence, the Yorkshire Terrier, CH Stringer’s Something Got To Give, the Keeshond, CH Daimer’s Caviar Dreams, and the Border Collie, CH Sportingfield’s Reflections O Borderframe.

CH Bellatak My Funny Valentine

Friday, Ranger’s fellow finalists in Jon Cole’s ring were the Golden, the Foxhound, the Kees, the Akita, Buckridge Posative Energy, the Havanese, CH Bellatak My Funny Valentine, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Limerick’s Shakespeare. Saturday, Michele Billings runners-up were the Golden, the Foxhound, Thursday’s Border Collie, the Rottweiler, CH Cammcastle’s Friar Tuck, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, CH Yuum Gomez, and the Miniature Poodle, CH Amity Mystical Horizon’s Heaven Sent.

CH Sportingfield’s Bahama Sands
(photo courtesy of Robin Barry)

Closing it out Sunday with judge James Reynold were the German Wirehaired Pointer, Ch Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout, the Whippet, CH Sportingfield’s Bahama Sands, and the previously cited Kuvasz, Havanese, Miniature Poodle, & Border Collie.

It may not have matched the heat of San Antonio, but it was still a grand group of AKC champions.


We have far fewer show opportunities this coming weekend than the last two, with 30 fewer shows this coming weekend than last. Happiily, we have one stop that is one of the premier weekends of the season.

"Spaghetti Bowl" Interchange
Houston TX

Down in Houston, there will be over 7,500 dogs in competition over three days starting Friday hosted by the Houston, Beaumont, Galveston County Kennel Clubs. Adding to the fun are 24 specialty shows on Thursday. Another large entry is expected at the Portland (OR) Kennel Club’s two shows this weekend, with 2,000 plus dogs both Saturday and Sunday. Again several breed specialties will preceded the main events.

Mt Hood from Portland OR

The remaining offerings are limited to traditional two day fare in just four locales, New York metro (Stormville NY) the aptly named Centre Hall PA in central PA, Medina OH, and Weston WI. So even though we can’t have quantity, we can have quality. They are all AKC dog shows.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Our last report of the evening is from Coeur D'Alene ID and the Inland Empire Kennel Association.

CH Brighton Lakeridge Summer In The Hamptons

If you have been following us this week, you know that the theme of the week was repeat winner. We had several dogs do back to back BIS, hat tricks, one even managed a four show sweep. Well, the Standard Poodle, CH Brighton Lakeridge Summer In The Hamptons (and of course, this is a west coast dog) jumped on the bandwagon with back2back Bests.

CH Rush Hill’s River Road Payoff

On Saturday, her fellow finalists were the Golden Retriever, CH Rush Hill’s River Road Payoff, the Saluki, CH Shadaglen Thunder Mtn Fidler, the Siberian Husky, CH Koobear Spill The Beans, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Lil’Stich Circus Legacy, the Toy Fox Terrier, CH Valcopy Hannah Montana, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Whidbey’s Moonlight Frost RA.

CH Polo’s The Aviator

Sunday, she had all new dance partners, the English Springer Spaniel, CH Oxbows On To Silverado, the Afghan Hound, CH Polo’s The Aviator, the Newfoundland, CH Bigdogfarm Hannibals Mr Moses, the Scottish Terrier, CH McVan’s Trip TheLight Fantastic, the Silky Terrier, CH Wyncliff Tawny Mist Tumtress, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Snowdowne Platinum Promise.

Unfortunately we don’t know a lot about this three year old, but we do know this. She is handled by Timothy Brazier, the same handler that did such an outstanding job with the Standard Poodle, CH Randenn Tristar Affirmation. Our congratulations to Tim and breeders/owners Debra Ferguson-Jones & L'Dyne Brennan.


Moving out to Region Six where there were three far flung sites going. First let’s catch you up on the Del Monte Kennel Club show in Carmel CA.

CH Smokycity Silhouette Dbl Ur Pleasure

We gave you a complete report on Saturday’s show, but here’s Sunday’s action. Joan Sutton was the lucky judge who got to go to Carmel for a BIS assignment. Frosting on the cake was the chance to see the Weimaraner, CH Smokycity Silhouette Dbl Ur Pleasure, the Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen, CH Soletrader Donald Duck, the Alaskan Malamute, CH Catanya's Latin Lover, the Kerry Blue Terrier, CH Perrisblu Paris, the Brussels Griffon, CH Cashin' Walk The Line, the American Eskimo Dog, CH Smokey Mtn Trader Pup, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Avalons Frontier Sleepnlady Webber. Her BIS was the Weimaraner, Wrigley. It was her second BIS this year.

CH Mojo's Rock'n Your World

Further north in Shelkton WA the Nisqually Kennel Club hosted a two day fete. On Saturday it was Mary Ellen Compagnon taking the helm and reviewing the Flat-Coated Retriever, CH Feathurquest Moonlight Sonata, the Saluki, CH Carmas Indian Summer, the Akita, CH Mojo's Rock'n Your World, the Border Terrier, CH Jen-Lar Secret Warrior Of Marlyn, the Silky Terrier, CH Bar-B's Tawnymist Topias, the Miniature Poodle, CH Poof’s Divalicious, and the Belgian Tervuren, CH Sky Acres Flying Solo.

BIS was the country’s number one Akita, Coupe. Coupe hs been on a roll lately picking up three BIS in the last month.

CH Doubloon's Ultimate Player

On Sunday, the Saliuki, Akita and Tervuren would be back to see Jeffrey Pepper. His remaining finalists were the Irish Water Spaniel, CH Stanegate Supertramp, the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, CH Doubloon's Ultimate Player, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, CH Creekside Just For Keeps, and the Bulldog, CH Legacy Empress Of The Copa. His BIS went to the Saluki. Congratulations to breeder/owner Lyndell Ackerman, co-breeder M. Stoner-Townsend and handler Don Rogers.

We’ll be back with more.


Much of the glamour and drama this week was in Region Five, San Antonio TX to be specific. Among the competitors were seven of the country’s top twenty dogs. We did give you complete results of days one through four, but left you hanging on Sunday.

CH Sno Klassic's Play The Game

While you know that the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, went BIS yesterday, you have not heard about Frank Sabelaa’s other finalists. They were the Irish Setter, CH Vineyard's Bad Boy, the Longhaired Dachshund, CH Sunteckel's Samuel II, the Alaskan Malamute, CH Sno Klassic's Play The Game, the Affenpinscher, CH Tamarin Tug, the Standard Poodle, CH Donnchada Sweet Dreams, and the Rough Collie, CH Sylvan Argent Simply Irresistible.

Elsewhere in Region five their were shows in Mississippi and Colorado. The Greater Shelby Kennel Clkub in Southaven MS is really a Memphis show with the show grounds just over the city/state line. As such it is literally in my back yard. We did make a visit to the show grounds and were pleased to see our axiom about great dogs at every AKC show proven out. We did tell you about some of the weekend’s results, but here are the rest.

CH Polar Mist X-Tasy

On Saturday, the BIS winner, the Basset Hound, CH Topsfield-Sanchu American Express, was challenged by the Pointer, CH Sankris Thats My Boy, the Samoyed, CH Polar Mist X-Tasy, the Miniature Schnauzer, CH Awesomes Kiss My Gritz, the Pekingese, CH Franshaw Hear Me Roar, the Keeshond, CH Lil Havens Let Freedom Ring, and the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, CH Sasquehanna Malinnik Ponadto. Sunday’s last ring included the previously reported BIS winner, the Smooth Collie, CH Sunnlands Grand Entrance HICs, Saturday finalists the Basset, the Samoyed, Schnauzer, & Peke and the Spinone Italiano, Sharpshot Aris, and the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Elites By Design.

CH Nashem’s He’s The Man Of Woodmoor

Region Five is geographically large and our next stop is some 1200 miles from Memphis, in Eagle CO where the Roaring Fork Kennel Club passed two pleasant days. Saturday’s final was overseen by Houston Clark and included the Pointer, CH Tahari’s To Wild To Be Serious, the Harrier, Happytails Keppin The Faith, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Nashem’s He’s The Man Of Woodmoor, the West Highland White Terrier, CH Arbroath’s Rosewood Rise N Shine, the Pug, CH O’Day Mystical Klondike, the Chow-Chow, CH Dreamland’s Light Up The Sky, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Bugaboo’s Georgie Girl. His Best In Show was the Bernese, Angus. It’s Angus’ third BIS this year and his second in two weeks.

CH Calees The Skye Is The Limit

Sunday, Angus got stopped in the Working Group by the Matiff, CH Lexington Divine’s Let Me Sit In Coach, who joined Saturday finalists the Westie, the Pug, & the OES and the Labnrador Retriever, CH Sounder’s Slate Of Cedarbrook, the Bloodhound, CH Heather’s A Little Night Music, and the Bulldog, CH Calees The Skye Is The Limit.

Sunday turned out to be sour mug day with Linda Scanlon choosing the Bulldog, Skye, as her BIS. It was the first Group One and BIS this year for the three year old. Congratulations to breeders Jayme & Ryan Hubbart and owners Kyle Hennefer, C Plummer & J Winick. We’ll be back with Region Six results.


Out in Region Four, we had shows in Illinois, Nebraska, and Minnesota and we have results for two of the three.

CH Cedar & Barnstorm’s Ltd Edition

In Belvidere IL, the Kishwaukee Kennel Club held a pair of shows. On Saturday, Peggy Beisel-Mcillwaine, had the English Springer Spaniel, CH Tiffany Esspecial Imagery, the Saluki, CH Sandstorm Blue Nile Bubbles Of Jatara, The Great Dane, CH Lobat’s Code Red, the Norfolk Terrier, CH Max-Well’s Viper, the Havanese, Windfall’s Kiss Me Kate, the Tibetan Terrier, CH Cedar & Barnstorm’s Ltd Edition, and the Smooth Collie, CH Lisara’s Smooth Operator.

Her BIS was the Sleek Saluki, who becomes one of three Salukis to win a Best In Show this year. Congratulations to breeder Kathleen Morton and owners Jackie Harrington & Sara Winsted.

CH Lobat’s Code Red

We told you last night that the Norfolk Terrier, CH Max-Well’s Viper, went BIS on Sunday under Robert Hartinger. Viper was accompanied in the final ring by fellow Friday finalists the Saluki, Great Dane, Tibetan Terrier, & Smooth Collie and the.Chesapeake Bay Retreiver, CH Sanbar’s Stock exchange, and the Papillion, CH Wingssong Rock Star.

CH Bodacious In Enemy Territory

Elsewhere in Region Four, the Nebraska Kennel Club tossed a two day party in Omaha. On Saturday Elaine Mathis got first crack at the BIS hopefuls with the German Shorthaired Pointer, Bear Mtn Prairiestar Reflection, the Whippet, CH Kimera Karma De Kotan JC, the Boxer, CH Lattalanes Kiss Me Im Irish, the Bedlington Terrier, CH Blue Diamond Merlin, the Papillon, CH Marrics Northland It Takes A Thief, the Bichon Frise, CH Bodacious In Enemy Territory and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Kylene Eden The Dragonslayer.

It was the Bichon, Terrance, picking up the BIS. Bichon are always competitive and this year is no different. The top four ranked Bichon’s swap positions every weekend. We’re just going to have to wait to see where Terrance lands this month. Congratulations to breeders/owners Dan & Glenda Blue and Dennis Brown.

CH Kylene Eden The Dragonslayer

Sunday, only the Bichon and Sheltie would make it back to see Dr Harry Smith. The other finalists were the Welsh Springer Spaniel, CH Rock Sprgs Hawk Of The Battle, the Borzoi, CH Jubilee Katushka Ebel, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Phillmar Sisterella, the Bedlington Terrier, CH Sandon N Oakhill Jazzy Jubilee, and the Shih Tzu, CH Istas Tearin It Up.

We wrote a while back that we wished we saw more Shelties in the show ring, since that time, the Sheltie, Thomas, has been catching my eye every weekend. This is his fourth BIS this year, the three in the last few weeks. When we come back we will have the results in Region Five.


One place in Region Three that we have not visited is Marshall MI where they had a three day weekend.

CH Ayrwen Star Kissed Delight

On Friday, it was the Holland Michigan Kennel Club hosting and Kent Delaney judging BIS. He was able to choose from the English Setter, CH Palisades Silouehette, the Afghan Hound, CH Gengala Nobody Bizness, the Great Dane, Ch.Elan's Command Decision Reimroc, the Border Terrier, CH Tyrolian Eight Belles At Meadowlake, the Smooth Chihuahua, CH Ayrwen Star Kissed Delight, the Keeshond, CH Sprookje Lunar Appellation, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Lambluv's Daydream Believer.

The big trophy went to the small dog, the Chihuahua, number three this year for the nation’s number one Smooth Chihuahua.

CH Tyrolian Eight Belles At Meadowlake

The rest of the weekend belonged to the Battle Creek Kennel Club. Saturday it was Robert Frost’s turn at BIS. He was presented with the same Afghan, Border Terrier, Chihuahua, and Keeshond as well as the Spinone Italiano, CH Klondike's Frederico Ilario, the Newfoundland, CH Fairweather's Keepsake At Darbydale, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Thornapple Etched In Diamonds. Saturday, the big trophy went to the big dog, the Newfie, Xander. That’s two BIS in two weeks..and we are still waiting for a photo.

CH Sprookje Lunar Appellation

Sunday, Dr Steven Keating was in the final ring with the Keeshond, the Newfoundland, the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Star K's Mile High Dangerous Daphne, the Greyhound, CH Gaia Elfin Dance, the Border Terrier, CH Sirius's I Could Be At CB's, the Pomeranian, CH Velocity's Shake Ur Bon Bon, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Brandywine's Indelible Moment.

Third time’s a charm for the Kees, Merlot, as he took home his first BIS this year. Congratulations to breeders/owners Sal & Melanie Sorice and co-breeder LaNora Madden. Now we are off to Region Four.


We have given you some Region Three results over the weekend. We did tell you about Saturday’s Huntington (WV) Kennel club show, but we still owe you Sunday’s report.

CH Elite's Sailing On Sunshine

Judge Ken Miller’s final seven were the Irish Setter, CH Trendsetters' Double Or Nothing, the Greyhound, GrandCru Clos Erasmus, the Great Pyrenees, CH Saddle Ridge Power Of Won, the Bedlington Terrier, CH Sudor Epoch Journey With Devonshire, the Pug, CH WooWoo Derby Diesel, the Standard Poodle, CH Da Maya Hightide Splash, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Elite's Sailing On Sunshine.

There’s nothing like experience and the eight year old, Australian Shepherd, Sailor, showed the youngsters how its done, winning his first BIS of the year.

CH Dartan Flash Dancer

We also told you that the Madison OH shows were dominated by the country’s number two dog, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Allure Blazing Star Alisaton. On Friday, CJ’s fellow finalists in Terry Stacy’s ring were the English Springer Spaniel, CH Cersie Jesse James, the Afghan Hound, CH Cynergy's Aviator O'r Verpatsha, the Welsh Terrier, CH Bayleigh Shalreab's Super Hero, the Long Coat Chihuahua, CH Dartan Flash Dancer, the Bulldog, CH Kepley's Showbiz Razzle Dazzle, and the Briard, CH Sendero's Absolutibe Irrestible.

CH Klassic's Slam Dunk

Saturday, the Welsh Terrier, the Bulldog, and the Briard were all back with CJ. Also in Jacqueline Stacy’s final were the Black Cocker Spaniel. CH TL's On The Ball, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Spring Valley's Gandalf Of Pupukearidge, and the Japanese Chin, CH Randalets Oso Lucky. Sunday, it was CJ, the Black Cocker, the Bulldog, the Basenji, CH Klassic's Slam Dunk, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, the Miniature Pinscher, Wannabee First Edition For T R, and the Bearded Collie, CH Brigadoon's One Day At Atime.

There’s still more Region Three to tell you about.


Traveling south to Region Two, we end up in Berryville VA where the Shawnee Kennel Club staged two shows.

CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman

Saturday’s finalists were the English Springer Spaniel, Wynmoor Champagne Supernova, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Of Afrikka Spring Valley Dorian Gray JC, the Portuguese Water Dog, CH Camlin Sea Dance Makitso Secretariat, the Skye Terrier, CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman, the Toy Poodle, CH Smash Jp Moon Walk, the Dalmatian, CH Perdita’s Absolute Adorable, and the Rough Collie, CH Kelso’s Moon Dancin PT.

Ronald Menaker’s BIS choice was the Skye, the only Skye to win a BIS in the US this year. That’s number three for the long low Terrier.

CH Rivergroves Trump This

On Sunday, the Skye and Toy Poodle were back to see BIS judge John Lawrek. They were accompanied by the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, CH Chesabr Pawprints In The Sand, the Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen, CH Celestial CJ’s hearts On Fire, the Great Pyrenees, CH Rivergroves Trump This, the French Bulldog, CH Petite Cherie Femme Puissance, and the Border Collie, CH Bon-Cyde’s Take One.

BIS went to the Pyrenees, Trump. This DOG2WATCH has been performing like a top ten dog these last few weeks. We suspect he will be one before the year is over. Next up Region Three.


We had a busy dog show week and we have lot’s of results for you this morning. From Region One, we have the Twin Brooks Kennel Club checking in from Morristown NJ where the club held a pair of shows.

CH Efbe's Merci Pour Le Poivre

On Saturday Barbara Wood’s final included the ASCOB Cocker Spaniel, CH Carbert Arikara Magic Touch, the Irish Wolfhound, CH Dun Myrica Speaker Of Eagle, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Phillmar Sobe Monster, the Sealyham Terrier, CH Efbe's Merci Pour Le Poivre, the Maltese, CH Chatterbox Nothin'But, Love, the Standard Poodle, CH Hillwood Dassin De-Lovely, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Stone Ridge Whol Stop T Rain.

BIS went to the Sealyham, Merci, his sixth this year. With this win Merci and owner/handler Margery Good move into the top 25 all breeds.

CH Hi-Tech's Southern Belle

Sunday, only the Standard Poodle, Sissy, would make it back to see BIS judge Thomas Nesbitt. Representing the remaining groups were the Vizsla, CH Szizlin's They Call Me Bond, the Smooth Dachshund, CH Pawprint Add-Sim's Kristal MS, the Boxer, CH Hi-Tech's Southern Belle, the Kerry Blue Terrier, CH Bluebeard's Suddenly Bridey, the Maltese, CH Ta-Jon's Whose Your Sugar Daddy?, and the Briard, CH Deja Vu Up Close & Personal.

It was Dachshund Day, as the country’s number one smooth Doxie walked off with the big rosette. That’s the second BIS for her in the last month. We’ll be back in a moment with Region two results.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot
(Photo by Nancy Spelke, Custom Dog Designs)

The Austin Kennel Club closed the five day party in San Antonio TX today following the trend of several others this week, with a dog winning back to back BIS. This one will not surprise many as Frank Sabella’s choice was the US’ number one dog, the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot. For those keeping score, Sadie has increased her lead over the rest of the field, garnering twice the number of points of most of other top ten dogs.


Well, it may be past the bed time of our east coast readers, but we now have the results of the today’s Jupiter-Tequesta Dog Club show in West Palm Beach FL.

CH Genesis Silverado

Keeping with this week’s theme of repeat winner’s, judge Paul Willhauck gave the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Riverside Wicked Wonderful, her second BIS of the weekend. Three other Saturday finalists were back with the Corgi, Deidre, the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH Bracon’s Leapin Lily Pads, the Afghan Hound, CH Genesis Silverado, and the Lhasa Apso, CH Tara Huff Edrey Starbuck. Rounding out the final were the Rottweiler, CH Cammcastle's Hollywood First Lady, the American Staffordshire Terrier, CH Major Legue's U Gotta Believe, and the Miniature Pinscher, CH Marlex Lulin Mojito.

In Palm Beach, the rich always get richer.


A reader sends us this BIS report. The Norfolk Terrier, CH Max-Well’s Viper has romped home with the top prize from today’s Kishwaukee Kennel Club show in Belvidere. IL. That’s BIS number three for the country’s number one Norfolk. And we have a terrific photo courtesy of Derek Glas.


We have some partial results from today’s Greater Shelby Kennel Club show in Southaven MS.

CH Sunnland’s Grand Entrance HIC

Dr Lee Anthony Reasin’s BIS choice was the Smooth Collie, CH Sunnland’s Grand Entrance HIC. Among the other finalists were the Spinoni Italiani, Sharpshot Aris, yesterday’s BIS winner, the Basset Hound, CH Topsfield-Sanchu American Express, the Samoyed, CH Polar Mist X-Tasy, and the Pekingese, CH Franshaw’s Hear Me Roar.

It was the second BIS for Greta and handler Diane Steele. We’re betting it won’t be the last.


Well, it appears that multipile BIS wins are all the rage this weekend. We have a report of yet another dog winning three in a row. The latest comes at today’s Grand River Kennel Club in Madison OH. Judge Mary Lou Kniola tapped the Doberman Pinscher, CH Allure Blazing Star as her Best In Show. That’s number 25 for the dynamic duo of CJ and handler Carissa DeMilta Shimpeno.


We have another hat trick to report. The Bearded Collie, CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins, has picked up his third BIS of the weekend in Essex Junction VT.

CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins

Today’s win came under judge Patricia Laurans at the Green Mountain Dog Club. The Beardie, Roy, was joined in the big ring by the Irish Setter, CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed, the Basset Hound, CH Topsfield-Sanchu Pop Art O’Bridi, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Alpenspirit‘s Lion King, the Airedale Terrier, CH Stirling Cool Hand Luke, the Pomeranian, CH Jan-Shar’s Elementary My Dear Watson, and the Tibetan Spaniel, CH Wassong’s Djebel of Lollipop.

We don’t know how long Roy and handler Clifford Steele can keep up this pace, but we know we are enjoying watching.


CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Soldier Of Fortune

Scott Sommer, a Texas resident, decided to bypass San Antonio this week for Duluth MN where the temperatures, and the competition, are not as severe. It appears to be a major coup as Scott and his Lakeland Terrier, CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Soldier Of Fortune, swept the four Duluth Kennel Club shows amassing four BIS in a row. Scott obviously knows his Texs history and had no intention of reenacting the Battle of the Alamo.


For some reason we have not been getting all of our regular show reports. It seems even AKC and MBF computer geeks get to take a summer vacation. However, our readers never take a vacation from dog shows. So our thanks to the readers who provided us these two BIS reports.

CH Topsfield-Sanchu American Express

In Madison OH, our number two dog all breeds, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Allure Blazing Star Alisaton, continues to distance herself from the field winning her second BIS of the week at Saturday's Ashtabula Kennel Club show under Jacqueline Stacy. Our schedule did not allow us to stay for BIS yesterday at the Greater Shelby Kennel Club show just down the road from us in Southaven MS. However, a reader did let us know that the Basset Hound, CH Topsfield-Sanchu American Express, accepted the Best In Show from Stephen Hubbell.

It was Timmy’s second Best this year. You may remember Timmy’ sire, CH Topsfield-Sanchu Pop Art O’Bridi, went BIS last week in Massachusetts. Timmy and his sire, Artie, are from the one of the most successful Basset Kennels in history, with over 100 all breed BIS to their credit. Congratulations to Timmy’s breeders/owners Dr Claudia Orlandi, Claire Steidel & Sue Frischmann and handler Bryan Martin.