Saturday, October 10, 2009


CH Grandcru Clos Erasmus

Today the Hanover Kennel Club held the first of two shows in Wilmington NC. Ttoday’s BIS judge was Thomas Yates and his fianlists were the Chesapeake Bay Retreiver, CH Ches-Shores Hurricane Hattie, the Greyhound, CH Grandcru Clos Erasmus, the Alaskan Malamute, CH Wild Wind Best Rose Addition, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Tocoa O’King Of Hearts, the Italian Greyhound, CH Mordecai’s Call Me Handsome, the Chow Chow, CH Liontamer’s Call 1-800-Hotstuff, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Riverside In The Dark Zone.

BIS belonged to the Greyhound, Era. It was just last week we told you about this girl winning her National Specialty. Now it is BISS & BIS winning CH Grandcru Clos Erasmus.


While the chilled autumn air is prevalent in most of the US, down in Lake City FL, the Suwannee Valley Kennel Club Of Florida is extending summer for a group of thankful dog fanciers.

CH Rokeena Carte Blanche

Donna Buxton shared the sunny day with the Irish Red and White Setter, CH Shireoak Caniscaeli Windsong, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Rokeena Carte Blanche, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Alpenspirit’s Lion King, the Skye Terrier, CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman, the Havanese, CH Harbor’s It Had To Be Me, the Chow Chow, CH Kelin's There Can Be Only One TT, and the Puli, CH Cordmaker Field Of Dreams.

It was the PBGV, CeeJay, adding another BIS to the number one Hound’s resume. You did notice that CeeJay, the number five dog all breeds, had to get by the Puli, Conrad, the number three dog all breeds, to get this BIS?


CH Gala Elfin Dance

Before we go on to today’s results let’s catch you up on Friday’s events. We told you about the German Wirehaired Pointer’s, CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout, BIS win in Urbana OH athe day one show of the Mad River Kennel Club. What we didn’t tell you is that Robert Ennis’ remaining six were the Greyhound, CH Gala Elfin Dance, the Siberian Husky, CH Topaz Trouble, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, the Italian Greyhound, CH Deerfield Jackson Cage, the American Eskimo Dog, CH Timber's Next Step Up, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Lightning Tequilla Sunrise.

CH Torquay Midnight Confession

Meanwhile in West Friendship MD, the Catonsville Kennel Club asked Rita Bell to do BIS take a look at the Golden Retriever, CH Gangway’s SUV, the 15” Beagle, CH Torquay’s Midnight Confession, the Newfoundland, CH Bear N Mind’s The Guardian, the Airedale, CH Stirling Cool Hand Luke, the Pomeranian, CH Jan-Shars Elementary My Dear Watson, the Keeshoden, CH Quest Stand By Me, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Whisperwood’s Wild Biscuit. It was a very good day for breeder/owner/handler Marcelo Chagas, who took home both the Best In Show for his 15” Beagle, Lola, and the Best Bred By Exhibitor In Show for his 13” Beagle, Torquay Winner Takes It All. Very nice, Marcelo. Bravo!

CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot

Today’s second iteration of the Catonsville Kennel Club saw Robert E Hutton greet the Irish Setter Shadagee Caugfht Red Handed, Friday BIS winner, Lola, Friday’s finalist, the Newfie, the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, the Pekingese, CH Lin-Lee’s For The Good Times, the Bulldog, CH Kepley’s Showbiz Razzle Dazzle, and the Briard, CH Fairytale’s Balthazar Le Sage. The Scottish Terriers had skipped the Friday show to attend a specialty hosted by the Scottish Terrier Club Of Greater Washington, DC, but they were back in force on Saturday and the Scottie, Sadie, who had taken Friday off, continued her winning ways taking home career BIS number 87.

There are more Saturday results coming.


We’ve just returned from our local show and we have lots of results for you. Today here in Memphis TN the Tupelo (the birthplace of Elvis) Kennel Club staged there day one show with Charles Olvis in the Best In Show ring.

CH Vineyards Bad Boy

His finalists were the Irish Setter, CH Vineyards Bad Boy, the Wirehaired Dachshund, CH Wire Me Twinkle Little Star MW, the Boxer, CH Rummer Run’s Brigadier, the Norfolk Terrier, C Starmtn Ez Link To Domby, the Pug, CH Ivanwold Diva At Riversong, the Standard Poodle, CH Dawin Spitfire, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Shoal Creek’s Sangria V Barick.

His BIS was Bad Boy, the nation’s number one Irish Setter. That’s number three this year for the red head. We have to say for a small, sub 400 dogs, show the quality was outstanding with BIS winners failing to make the final seven. We’ll be back in moment with more.

Friday, October 9, 2009


(Photo by Miguel Betancourt)

It was another day hosting for the Lizard Butte Kennel Club in Boise ID and another Best In Show for the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Pupukearidge Ikaika O Sprngvly. The US’ number one Ridgeback is having a very good weekend thus far. Today’s BIS came courtesy of Linda M. Riedel.


CH Ripsnorter's Mt View Lookout
(Photo by Christina Freitag)

We just heard that the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Ripsnorter's Mt View Lookout, has just picked up the Best In Show from Robert Ennis at the Mad River Kennel Club in Urbana OH. Scout is the country‘s number two Sporting Dog and number ten All Breeds.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


CH Pupukearidge Ikaika O Sprngvly

Our only all breed show today is in Boise ID. It was the Lizard Butte Kennel Club and they had Jon Cole in the final ring to choose BIS. We don’t have complete results for you, but we can tell you that the nation's number four Hound, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Pupukearidge Ikaika O Sprngvly, collected his fourth BIS of the year. Among the other finalists were the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, CH Doubloon’s Ultimate Player, and the Standard Poodle, CH Brighton Lakeridge Summer In The Hamptons. We’ll get you the names of those remaining finalists later.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Boise ID

This week our dog show weekend starts tomorrow in Boise ID where the Lizard Butte & Idaho Capital City Kennel Clubs will give us one of three four day clusters of the week. The other two start on Friday in Augusta NJ with the shows from the Monticello New York, Palisades, & Ramapo Kennel Clubs and in West Friendship MD courtesy of the Catonsville & Maryland Kennel Club. We have only one three day weekend, in Urbana OH presented by the Mad River Valley & Licking River Kennel Clubs.

Memphis at Night

The busiest region in the country this weekend will be the South Central Region with five locations offering traditional Saturday/Sunday fare. The are our hometown Memphis TN (Tupelo Kennel Club), Lawrence KS (Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club), Enid OK (Sooner State Kennel Club), Canton TX (Tyler Texas Kennel Club), and Los Lunas NM (Valencia Valley Kennel Club Of New Mexico). In addition to Boise, our western fanciers can choose from Primm NV (Black Mountain Kennel Club Of Nevada), Yuba City CA (Two Cities Kennel Club), or Del Mar CA (Cabrillo Kennel Club)

We will be at our hometown show in Memphis. If you are in the area, stop by and say hello. Wherever you are, visit your local AKC show and enjoy the our domesticated endangered species while you can. Does your elected official know how you feel about our rare breeds?


They wrapped up the weekend in the New Mexico desert at Alomogordo Monday with the day two show of the Mesilla Valley Kennel Club.

CH Tamarin Tug

John Shelton’s final included the Golden Retriever, CH Toasty’s Treasure Island, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Afterglow Ebeneezer, Boxer, CH Belmar’s Desert Gold Strike, the Bedlington Terrier, CH Tiffanie’s Rico Suave, the Affenpinscher, CH Tamarin Tug, the Standard Poodle, Ch Donnchada Sweet Dreams, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Donlee Man O’War.

And it was another BIS for Taser, the Affenpinscher, his second of the weekend. Taser is currently the number two Toy Dog and the number nine dog all breeds.

Monday, October 5, 2009


We left our hotel eleven hours ago, but we are finally home from our one day visit to Montgomery County. We hope by next year we will forget how much we hate flying these days. We think there’s an airport security officer that owes us a dinner or flowers or something. We do have some show reports from this weekend that we were not able to get up before boarding our last flight. Here’s the two we left out.

CH Lambluv's Daydreamer Believer

We gave you Saturday’s results from Aliquippa PA, but haven’t told you about Sunday’s Beaver County Kennel Club show. Eric Ringle’s final included the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Ripsnorter's Mt View Lookout, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Of Afrikka Spring Valley Dorian Grey, the Alaskan Malamute, CH Nanuke's Still The One, the Miniature Schnauzer, CH Gangway Murphy's Exception, the Papillon, CH Arkeno's Ears To You, the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Vaje's Miss Jayne Hathaway, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Lambluv's Daydreamer Believer. His BIS was the nation’s leading Herding Dog, the OES, Winston. We have this down as his ninth this year.

CH Cedar C & Barnstorm’s Ltd Edition

The Stone City Kennel Club posted a single show in Morris IL on Sunday. Doris Cozart made the BIS call from the Golden Retriever, CH Shor’Line Jetoca High Seas Adventure RN JH, the Afghan Hound, CH Suliman Incendio, the Great Pyrenees, CH Tip’N’Chips Clipper Young America, the Colored Bull Terrier, CH Crescent Simaril Shdowfax, the Pomeranian, CH Lana’s American Icon, the Tibetan Terrier, CH Cedar C & Barnstorm’s Ltd Edition, and the Smooth Collie, CH Lisara’s Smooth Operator. BIS went to the Tibetan Terrier, DJ. DJ is one of two of his breed to win an all breed Best In Show this year. This is his second.

Now that all show reports are in (except for those Hawaiian shows. You island folks need to get your results into AKC), we can unpack without guilt.


Our next stop is the Wright County Minnesota Kennel Club in Hutchinson MN. You may recall that we told you that the Pug, CH Norkus Risky Business, took home the big prize on Saturday. Here’s the rest of the story.

CH Norkus Risky Business

Saturday Risky was accompanied in Mildred Bryant’s ring by the Curly-Coated Retriever, CH Dryfork Curly Moe RN, the American Foxhound, CH Devlon’s Fame And Fortune, the Great Dane, CH Kaviroz Code Of excellence, the Skye Terrier, CDH laird glen Rob Roy, the Bulldog, CH Evergren’s Sweet Clover Anne, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Mythical Zeus Of Black Forest.

CH Devlon’s Fame And Fortune

Sunday it was Marjorie Marorella with Risky, the Foxhound, The Skye, the Bulldog, the Golden Retriever, Teddy Bear Run’N A Fly Pattern, the Great Dane, CH Lobato’s Code Red, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Prttibone’s Little Big Man. Her Best was the Foxhound, his third this year.

Time to board the flight. We will catch up when we land.


Apart from the four day fete in eastern Pennsylvania, we had another four day cluster in Almogordo NM. The first two days belonged to the Chaparral Kennel Club.

CH Donnchada Sweet Dreams

Friday, the BIS judge was Diane Malenfant and the lucky seven were the Golden retriever, CH Toasty’s Treasure Island, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Pupukearidge Ikaika O Sprngvly, the Akita Stardust Sherob Georgia On My Mind, the Norfolk Terrier, CH Max-Well’s Candycane, the Maltese, CH Rhapsody’s Too Many Remarks, the Standard Poodle, CH Donnchada Sweet Dreams, and the Rough Collie, CH Gentry’s Braveheart. Day one went to the Poodle, Patsy, her fourth this year.

CH Tamarin Tug

Saturday, Charlotte Patterson took over the BIS ring and saw Friday’s BIS Winner, the Standard Poodle, Patsy, and Friday finalist, the Golden, Treasure, along with the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Afterglow Ebeneezer, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Nashem’s He’s The Man Of Woodmoor, the Miniature Schnauzer, North Pine Victorious Pursuit, the Affenpinscher, CH Tamarin Tug, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Sandcastle Demanding Mandy. It was the Affenpinshcer, Taser, reminding us why he’s a top ten dog, taking home another BIS.

CH Toasty’s Treasure Island

Sunday, it was the Mesilla Valley Kennel Club and Norman Patton in the BIS ring with Treasure, the Afghan Hound, Jakar Winsong Elevate Your Game, the Great Dane, De Joie’s Tomfoolery V Lost Creek, the Border Terrier, CH Standish’s See The Light, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, CH Orchard Hill Shirmont Backtalk, the Bicohon Frise, Risgae Miabella Sweet Georgia, and theGerman Shepher Dog, CH Enchanted’s American Thunder. BIS went to the US' number one Sporting Dog, Treasure.

We will try to get more results up while our airport connection holds.


We remind you that the Rough Collie, CH Sylvan Argent Simply Irresistible, picked up back to back BIS this weekend, winning both shows of the Greater Humble (TX) Area Kennel Club. Here are the other finalists.

CH Pfeffer-Schloss On The Town UD

On Saturday Ann Hearn had the pleasure of the company of the Field Spaniel, CH Bitterblue's Hear Comes Da Judge, the Saluki, DC Shahtani Ivory Moon SC, the Rottweiler, CH Pfeffer-Schloss On The Town UD, the West Highland White Terrier, CH Ashscot's Secret Of Tullybloom, the Pekingese, CH Franshaw Hear Me Roar, and the Lhasa Apso, CH Rushmar's Charmer.

CH Rushmar's Charmer

Sunday, Steven Hurt saw the same Rottie and Lhasa with the English Springer Spaniel, CH Designer's He's Bonafide, theWirehaired Dachshund, CH Rivendell Dark Side Of The Moon SW, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Foxxsake American Spirit, and the Long Coat Chihuahua, CH Hack's Pack Small Craft Warning..

Well that’s all for now. We have to catch a plane home. We will have more for you later today.


We now have the weekend results from the Donner Trails Kennel Club show in Roseville CA.

CH Avalon Frontier Sleepnlady Webber

We did tell you last night that Saturday’s BIS winner was DOG2WATCH, the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Avalon Frontier Sleepnlady Webber. Webber is the nation’s number one Bouvier based on all breed points and has more BIS wins than any other Bouvier. Faye Strauss’ six other finalists were the English Springer Spaniel, CH Cerise Signature Of Telltale RN CD, the Basset Hound, CH Blossomhills Mamma Mia, the Mastiff, CH Southports Ulysses S Grant, the Bedlington Terrier, CH Boardwalk’s Bling Bling, the Yorkshire Terrier, CH Durrer’s Talk About Bossy, and the Standard Poodle, CH Penndragon Masaniello.

CH Amitzu China Doll
(Photo by Carol Beuchat)

Sunday, Only the Bouvier, Webber, would make it back to see judge Keke Kahn. Her remaining six were the Welsh Springer Spaniel, CH Royailes hasta B A Cut Above, the Petit Basset Griffons Vendeen, CH Soletrader’s Donald Duck, the Boxer, CH Duba Dae Who’s Your Daddy, the Dandi Dinmont Terrier, CH King’s Mtn Minnie Mouse, the Shih Tzu, CH Amitzu China Doll, and the Tibetan Terrier, CH Sakura Roji Lion’s Gift.

Best would go to the Shih Tzu, China Doll. It was the first BIS and Toy Group First for China Doll, just turned two years old. Congratulations to breeders/owners Mike & Therese Forman and Jaime-Lee Larkman standing in for handler Taffe McFadden.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


The Fulton County Ohio Kennel Club held two shows in Wauseon OH this weekend.

CH Quiche’s Demetrius

On Saturday, BIS judge Sulie Greendale-Paveza was presented with the English Springer Spaniel, CH Tiffany Esspecial Imagery, the Afghan Hound, CH Majic Whatever I Want, the Samoyed, CH White Eagle’s Celestial Sky, the Pomeranian, CH Velocity’s Shake Ur Bon Bon, the Chow Chow, CH Liontamer’s Dial 1-800 Hotstuff, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Quiche’s Demetrius. Her BIS was the Bouvier, Demetrius, the nation’s number one Bouvier (based on breed points) and number four Herding Dog (based on Group wins).

CH White Eagle’s Celestial Sky

Sunday, the Bouvier, the Afghan, and the Sammie were back to see Elizabeth Muthard along with the Weimaraner, CH Doc’s Seven Ships Of Acadia, the Wire Fox Terrier, Halcar Wirewoods Sherman, the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, CH Loujon Backroads To Paris, and the Lhasa Apso, CH Northwind Nothing But Trouble.

BIS belonged to the Sammie, Celeste. Celeste now has five BIS this year more than any other Samoyed.


CH Alpenspirit’s Lion King

Holding a single show this weekend was the Augusta (SC) Kennel Club. Lining up for Dr Carmen L Battaglia were the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH Picabo’s Kimbartandancer, the Smooth Dachshund, CH Pawprint Add-Sim’s Kristal MS, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Alpenspirit’s Lion King, the Sealyham Terrier, CH Goodspice Sweep’Em Up Hoover, the Italian Greyhound, CH Hearsay Tebo Blue Integra, the Bulldog, CH Kepley’s First Impression, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Myshara’s Dream Girl.

BIS went to the country’s number one Aussie, Beyonce, her first this year and only the second by an Australian Shepherd this year. Congratulations to breeder/owner Sharon Fontanini and handler Jamie Clute. We wish we had a photo to go with the first BIS.


There were also shows in Western Pennsylvania this weekend, Aliquippa PA to be exact.

CH Nanuke’s Still The One

On Saturday, James White’s finalists at the Fort Steuben Kennel Association show were the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View lookout, the Afghan Hound, CH Shenadoah Smoke And Mirrors, the Alakan Malamute, CH Nanuke’s Still The One, the Miniature Schnauzer, Gangway Murphy’s Exception, the Papillion, CH Arkeno’s Ears To You, the Standard Poodle, CH Hillwood’s Dassin De-Lovely, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Lambluv’s Daydream believer.

Best In Show went to the Malamute, Kimmy, her sixth this year.


We have some BIS news to catch you up on. First, it’s hard to be humble when you’ve just garnered back to back BIS. From Humble TX we hear that the Rough Collie, CH Sylvan Argent Simply Irresistible, took both top prizes at the Greater Humble Area Kennel Club two shows this weekend under judges Anne P. Hearn and Mr. Stephen F. Hunt.

CH Sylvan Argent Simply Irresistible

Also collecting BIS yesterday were the Pug, CH Norkus Risky Business at the Wright County Minnesota Kennel Club show in Hutchinson MN under Mildred Bryant and the Bouvier, CH Avalon Frontier Sleepnlady Webber, at the Donner Trail Kennel Club show in Roseville CA. Congratulations to them all.


For you Terrier deprived persons, we do have all breed results for you. Finalists at today’s day two show of the Cornhusker Kennel Club Of Lincoln, Nebraska saw Guy Jeavons.

CH Paray Cirque Du Soleil

They were the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH Exl's Leather-N Lace, yesterday’s BIS winner, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Rokeena Carte Blanche, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Phillmar Sisterella, the West Highland White Terrier, CH Plum Creek Di's Amazing Grace, the Pomeranian, CH Pufpride Somewhere In Time, the Bichon Frise, CH Paray's Rime Time, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Paray Cirque Du Soleil.

BIS went to the Sheltie, Cirque, her third this year and the second in the last month.


It wasn’t Ascot Opening Day, but hats and parasols were standard equipment. Scottie judge Frederick R Stephens sported a cowboy hat, while Australian Terrier judge Leonora Riddle chose a cloche festooned with a pheasant feather. Yours truly opted for the more traditional British driver’s cap. Despite the dire predictions of thunderstorms and soggy show grounds, today’s Montgomery County Kennel Club was sunny and pleasant.

CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot
with Handler Gabriel Rangel

Not that everything went as anticipated. The number four Terrier in the US, the Airedale, CH Stirling Cool Hand Luke, repeated his Westminster performance, winning the breed, but recusing himself in Peter Green’s Group ring. The number three Terrier, the Lakeland, CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Soldier Of Fortune, was defeated in the breed, and the Number Two Terrier, the Smooth Fox, CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, won the breed, but failed to make the short list in the Group.

CH Tuscaroran Champ Luna

However, the Peter Green’s 2009 MCKC show winner was not a surprise. The number one dog in the US, the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, collected the most treasured win in all of Terriers. Terrier breeders covet a Breed win at Montgomery, so a Group Two, Three, or Four is as good as your ordinary all breed BIS. They were Group Two, the Lakeland Terrier, CH Tuscaroran Champ Luna, Group Three, the Irish Terrier, CH Fleet St Fenway Fan, and Group Four, the Norwich Terrier, CH Skyscots Poker Chip.

If you’ve never been to a Montgomery County Kennel Club show, be sure to put it on your schedule for next year. And don’t forget to buy a hat.