Saturday, October 17, 2009


We have an update on today‘s Sandemac Kennel Club show in Springfield IL. We just told you that the Scottish Terrier, CH Mercedes Of Maryscot, took home the BIS.

CH Sasquehanna Malinnik Ponadto

Now we know that Suzanne Dillin’s other finalists were the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Ripsnorter's MT View Lookout, the Basset Hound, Ch. Topsfield-Sanchu American Express, the Samoyed, CH Polar Mist X-Tasy, the Long Coat Chihuahua, CH Jocal Dancing with the Stars, the Standard Poodle, CH Jaset's Sastisfaction, and the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, CH Sasquehanna Malinnik Ponadto.

Our congratulatiosn to all the finalists and our thanks to the reader that provided these results for us all.


We have a couple of more Best In Shows to report. First, that steamroller masquerading as a Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, has picked up two more BIS, Friday’s Mattoon Kennel Club show under Terry Stacy and today‘s Sandemac Kennel Club courtesy of Suzanne Dillin. For those keeping count (and aren’t we all) that makes 91 career all breed Best In Shows.

CH Sylvan Argent Simply Irresistible

No sooner had we commented on how well the Herding Group was doing this weekend that we got word that the Rough Collie, CH Sylvan Argent Simply Irresistible, has logged her 15th career best at today’s Bell County Kennel Club show in Belton TX with John Ramirez making the call. Now we will have to wait for the show counts before we know who is the number three Herding Dog.


It’s day three in Rapid City SD and it’s the third day a Toy Dog has taken home the top prize. Today’s winner was the Smooth Chihuahua, CH Ayrwen Star Kissed Delight.

CH Ayrwen Star Kissed Delight

Edd Bivin’s remaining finalists were the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH EXL’s Leather’N Lace, the American Foxhound, CH Devlons Fame And Fortune, the Alaskan Malamute, CH Sno Klassic Play The Game, the Norwich Terrier, CH Skyscot's Poker Chi, the Bichon Frise, CH Parays Rime Time, and the Rough Collie, CH Gentry’s Braveheart.

That’s number four this year for Dee-Dee, the country’s number one Smooth Chihuahua, and breedere/owner/handler Gloria Johnson. Brava!


It was Toddie Clark today in the final ring of the Upper Potomac Kennel Club in Cumberland MD.

CH Cordmaker Field Of Dreams

Her super seven were the Brittany, CH Majic Read My Lips, the American Foxhound, CH Kiarry’s Walk This Way, the Samoyed, CH White Eagle’s Celestial Sky, the Border Terrier, CH Meadowlake Overnight celebrity, the Pekingese, CH Lin-Lee’s For The Good Times, the Bulldog, CH Kepley’s Showbiz Razzle Dazzle, and the Puli, CH Cordmaker Field Of Dreams.

Today’s BIS went to the country’s number three dog all breeds, the Puli, Conrad. That’s two for the Herding Group today.


CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins

It’s chilly up in Buena NJ, but at least one dog is having a hot time. The Bearded Collie, CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins, has logged his 13th career Best In Show, taking home the top prize at today’s Gloucester County Kennel Club show with Arelene Benko officiating. According to our numbers that puts Roy in the number three slot in the Herding Group and moves him up to number 21 all breeds, but then we have not heard from everyone yet this weekend.

Friday, October 16, 2009


From Rapid City SD we hear that the Pomeranian, CH Velocity’s Shake Ur Bon Bon has posted back to back BIS. Today’s Best came courtesy of judge Mary Lou Kniola.

CH Velocity’s Shake Ur Bon Bon

Bon’s six playmates were fellow Thursday finalists, the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH EXL's Leather-N Lace, & the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Afterglow Ebeneezer, the Alaskan Malamute, CH Sno Klassic Play The Game, the Miniature Bull Terrier, CHCamino’s Lucy Lou, the Standard Poodle, CH Dawin Spitfire, and the Rough Collie, CH Gentry’s Braveheart.

We did say that Bon might turn this weekend into an opportunity to regain a top 25 ranking.


From Cumberland MD we have today’s results of the Laurel Highlands Kennel Association show.

CH Magic Read My Lips
(Photo by Ruth Dehmel)

Patricia Gellerman’s seven finalists were the Brittany, CH Magic Read My Lips, the Smooth Dachshund, CH Pawprint Add-Sim’s Kristal MS, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Bluemoon Tazenite V Blackrock CD, the West Highland White Terrier, CH Mac-Ken-Char’s Here I Am, the Pekingese, CH Lin-Lee’s For The Good Times, the Standard Poodle, CH Dassin Hilllwood De-Lovely, and the Belgian Malinois, CH Trisorts Code Of The Road.

BIS went to the nation’s number one Smooth Dachshund, bred by Sharon Varty, and owned by Robbie Addison & Cliff Simones, who handled the two year old bitch to her third all breed Best In Show this year. Congratulations to them all.


You guys may not know that we took a hiatus from the dog game during the 1990s to try our hand with cats. While we admittedly prefer dogs, we did love the time we spent with our Persian cats.

If you are in the New York metro area this weekend stop by the Javits Center (on 11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets) and see beautiful examples of 160 dog breeds and 41 cat breeds. The American Kennel Club and the Cat Fanciers Association are proving that dog people and cat people can get along. While we doubt that any dog people or cat people will be converted to the other side, dog people will be amazed at the variety and different personalities of cats and cat people will be overwhelmed at the range of dog breeds available.

If you go, talk to cat people about color/pattern breeding, their scoring system, and the advantages of benched shows. You can read more about the event at the AKC web site.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


The Rapid City (South Dakota) Kennel Club opened their four day set today with Patrica Trotter calling Best In Show.

CH Velocity's Shake Ur Bon Bon

Her finalists were the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH EXL's Leather-N Lace, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Afterglow Ebeneezer, the Mastiff, CH Seng Khri Batok Of Dawa, the West Highland White Terrier, CH Plum Creek Di’s Amazing Grace, the Pomeranian, CH Velocity Shake Ur Bon Bon, the Miniature Poodle, CH Amity Mystical Horizon’s Heaven, and the Puli, CH Lajosmegyi Singin’ In The Rain.

The first BIS of the weekend went to the Pom, Bon. Bon had spent much of the first half of 2009 in the top 25 dogs all breeds. He is currently lurking just outside that exclusive club and is still the country’s number one Pomeranian and number six Toy Dog. Who knows, he may move back into the clubhouse before the weekend is over.


Here at Dog Show Poop, we don’t get enough time to spend on Specialties, i.e., single breed shows. It’s a practical matter. We already cover nearly 1500 shows a year. Furthermore results of specialties are hard to come by. Generally, the AKC does not publish results of Speciaties.

It’s a shame for we believe that a National Breed Club’s annual National Specialty are dog shows distilled to their purest form. You generally have a breed specialist judging, which is rarely the case at an all breed show. These shows frequently are the largest collection of breed specimens all year. The recent Irish Setter National Specialty featured nearly 500 entries. Best of all the gallery includes the real experts on the breed, the long time breeders. If you want to learn about an individual breed, attend a National Specialty.

We are, therefore pleased to tell you about these three recent National Specialty winners. Most recently, the Komondor, CH Lajosmegyi Djaam, was John Landis choice for BISS at yesterday’s Komondor Club of America National Specialty in Rapid City SD. Congratulations to breeders Anna Quigley & Pat Turner and owners Nancy Powell & Toni Powell. She was owner handled by Nancy.

CH Topsfield-Sanchu Pop Art O’Bridi

Next ,we have the results of the Basset Hound Club of America’s Nationaly Specialty earlier this month in Shelton Washington. Breeder judge Gwen McCullagh choice for BOB was CH Topsfield-Sanchu Pop Art O’Bridi. Arty was bred by Dr Claudia Orlandi, Judi Kinnear and Jim Bacha, is owned by Dr Claudia Orlandi and Claire K. Steidel, and handled by Sue Frischman. Bravo to them all.

CH Shireoak Caniscaeli Windsong

Carl Liepmann chose the Irish Red and White Setter, CH Shireoak Caniscaeli Windsong, as BISS at the National Specialty of the Irish Red and White Setter Association of America held September 19th in Metamora MI. Eamon was the first Red & White to win a Sporting Group in the US. Our congratulations to breeder Kim Spelmer, owners Gail & Leslie Harrison & Douglas Johnson, and handler Greg Myers.

CH Ingebar’s Sergeant Pepper

Finally, we have the recent Giant Schnauzer Club of America’s National Specialty in Roseville CA. Best Of Breed was CH Ingebar’s Sergeant Pepper, the first salt & Pepper Giant to win a National Specialty. Only 22 months old he is bred/owned by Maryanne Bisceglia, one of the breeders of last year’s number one dog all breeds, CH Galilee's Pure Of Spirit. Congratulations to Maryanne, one of the nicest people we know in dogs or anywhere.

We have not had video in a while, and this one from Purebred Studios is one of the best we have seen in a while.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Mt Diablo CA

This week we have one of the largest shows of 2009, the Del Valle Dog Club of Livermore. The club wil hold their two shows in the shadow of Mt Diablo this coming Sunday and Monday in Pleasanton CA near San Francisco. The two all breed shows have nearly 5,000 entries and there are 17 specialty shows on Friday & Saturday to sweeten the deal.

Mt Rushmore SD

If you can’t make it to the Bay Area, there is ample opportunity for dog show gluttony elsewhere. We have four day clusters in Rapid City SD starting Thursday from the Rapid City Kennel Club and in Springfield IL beginning Friday courtesy of the Mattoon, Sandemac, & Illinois Capitol Kennel Clubs. Three day weekends are up for grabs in West Springfield MA with the Albany & Troy Kennel Clubs, in Buena NJ from the Gloucester County & South Jersey Kennel Clubs, and in Cumberland MD presented by the Laurel Highlands Kennel Association & Upper Potomac Valley Kennel Club, all kicking off Friday.

Parthenon Replica in Nashville TN

Folks who only have two days to spare can visit the Tri-star Kennel Club Of Williamson County, Tennessee in Nashville TN, the Lawton Dog Fanciers Association in Lawton OK, or the Bell County Kennel Club in Belton TX. That’s 24 chances to see an AKC all breed dog show this weekend. Come see some of the rarest animals on the planet!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Yesterday was a national holiday and dog fanciers took advantage of it extending their weekend into Monday.

CH Hillwood Dassin De-Lovely

In Augusta NJ the Ramapo Kennel Club held their second show of the weekend with Lena Tamboer in the final ring. Her seven were the Irish Setter, CH Cumara's Heart Of Oak, the 15” Beagle, CH Torquay Midnight Confession, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Trevi's Lonestar, the Border Terrier, CH Meadowlake Overnight Celebrity, the Shih Tzu, CH Krissy's Dream Lover, the Standard Poodle, CH Hillwood Dassin De-Lovely, and the Bearded Collie, CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.

It was the big Poodle taking home her second BIS of the cluster. Sissy is currently behind the Bulldog, CH Kepley’s Showbiz Razzle Dazzle, on all breed points, but ahead on number of No-Sporting Groups won. We don’t know which one you consider the country’s top Non-Sporting Dog, but we consider both the tops.

(Photo by Nancy Spelke, Custom Dog Designs)

Down in West Friendship MD, there is no dispute over who is the US’ number one dog all breeds, number one Terrier, and number one Scottish Terrier. It is CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot. Sadie finished out a perfect weekend, going three for three BIS, finishing yesterday with the top prize at the Maryland Kennel Club.

The remaining six in Peter Green’s final were the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Shomberg’s One Hot Ticket Deppe-Haus, the Basenji, CH Reveille Push Button, Great Pyrenees, CH Rivergrove’s Trump This, the Pekingese, CH Linn-Lee’s For The Good Times, the Bichon Frise, CH Bodacious In Enemy Territory, and the Belgian Sheepdog, CH LaNeige’s A Kodak Moment.

For you number geeks (and we are chief among you), Sadie is closing in on the revered 100 Career All Breed Best In Show milestone, Sunday being her 89th. Less apparent is she is also nearing 100,000 dogs defeated, with over 96,000 to date. That’s with eleven weeks to go this year.


From the Mason City (IA) Kennel Club we have this weekend’s results. Saturday it was Richard Miller on deck.

CH Knolland’s Little Devon O’Luna
(Photo by Derke Glas)

His finalists were the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH EXL’s Leather-N Lace, the Whippet, CH Cove Creek Minuette, the Newfoundland, CH Brookside’s legends Live On, the Kerry Blue Terrier, CH Rathagan’s Mystic At Morwin, the Brussels Griffon, CH Knolland’s Little Devon O’Luna, the Shiba Inu, CH Justa Massamiliano, and the Belgian Tervuren, CH Majic’s Image Maker. BIS went to the Griffon, Devon, following in the foodsteps of her dam, CH Knolland's Miss Suzy, who was the top winning Griffon bitch. She was bred by Edward Jenner & Beverly Wyckoff, is owned by Beverly Wyckoff, Charlie Ginsberg & Susan Kipp, and handled by Scott Kipp.

CH Cove Creek Minuette

Sunday, Dr Wanda Spediacci saw the same Cocker, Whippet, & Griffon, and the Doberman Pinscher, CH Franceca’s Bewitched, the Norwich Terrier, CH Abbedale Take Two AT Taliesin, the Dalmatian, CH Paisley Nspird By Broadway, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Lambluv Elmknoll’s NY Newsman. The Doctor’s Best In Show was the Whippet, Lina, not yet two year’s old. Congratulations to breeder Dennis Seiler and owner Nate Slauson.

We will be right back with Monday’s results.


There were two all breed shows preceded by two limited breed (Toy) shows this past week in Los Lunas NM. The all breed shows were hosted by the Va,encia Valley kennel Club of New Mesico.

CH Nighthawks Born For Highwood

On Saturday, Mrs Andre B Schoen seven were the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, CH Alibi N’Royal’s Heiress, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Vyrtuous Zaka Of Zimbabwe, the Rottwieler, CH Nighthawks Born For Highwood, the Airedale Terrier, CH Highwood’s Wildest Performance, the Affenpinscher, CH Tamarin Tug, the French Bulldog, CH Robobull Fabelhaft I’m On Fire, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, CH Heart Of Gold Power Play. Her BIS was the Rottie, Ozz, the second BIS this year for the nation’s number two Rottweiler. Ozz was bred by Daviann Mitchell & Alexandra Vorbeck, is owned by Alexandra and handled by Perry Payson. Congrats to all.

CH Horizon-N-Janesa Indian Sundown

Sunday, the judge was Suzanne Dillin and the final seven were the Vizsla, CH Derby’s Desitnation Moon JH, the Blodhound, CH Heather’s A Little Night Music, Saturday’s BIS winner, Ozz, the West Highland Whitte Terrier, CH Seredipity’s Crazed About You, the Pomeranian, CH Horizon-N-Janesa Indian Sundown, Saturday finalists, the Frenchie, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Sirius Park’s Tripper Hardcopy. BIS went to the Pom, Indy, who had won Friday’s New Mexico Toy Group Club show. It was Indy’s second BIS, his first coming just three weeks ago.


Late results keep trickling in. The Sooner State Kennel Club posted two shows this weekend in Enid OK.

CH Fireside’s Spontaneous Combustion

On Saturday, BIS judge Raymond Bay saw the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, CH Fireside’s Spontaneous Combustion, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Jodell’s Boogie Back To Texas Of MNM, the Great Dane, CH Von Bruno’s Anticipation, the Kerry Blue, CH Irisfingel Blue Badge, the Miniature Pinscher, CH Nevaeh Red Cloud Of Tall Oaks, the Tibetan Spaniel, CH Lionhearts EZ Betts On Texas Hold’Em, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Kylene Eden The Dragonslayer. His BIS was the WPG, one of only two of the breed to win a Best In Show this year. Congratulations to breeder/owner Elaine Hunsicker and co-owner Joan Coughlin.

Sunday, it was Robert C Thomas’ turn to take a look at the final seven. He saw the same WPG, Great Dane, Kerry Blue, & Sheltie with the Bloodhound, CH Ghost Hollow’s Spectacular Bid, the Japanese Chin, CH Kelaury Good Luck from We-Syng, and the Boston Terrier, CH Lonestar’s Mr Right. He chose the Great Dane, a seven year old bitch from the Veterans class. We love to see dogs from this class, especially in a breed not known for longevity. A big congratulations to breeders Jackie Hauski & Carol Stansbury and owners Renea & Rusty Crowell. You can see her photo here.


We have some catch up to do this morning. We now have all the results from the four day Boise ID cluster. We did give you a peek at the results, telling you that the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Pupukea Ikaika O Sprngvly, posted back to back BIS on Thursday and Friday at the Lizard Butte Kennel Club‘s two shows. Here’s the rest of the story.

CH Doubloon’s Ultimate Player

On Thursday, Jon Cole’s remaining six were the Irish Setter, CH Soraj Echo Run Thrill Seeker, the Tibetan Mastiff, CH Seng Khri Bartok Of Dawa, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, CH Doubloon’s Ultimate Player, the Papillion, CH Arkeno’s Ears To You, the Standard Poodle, CH Brighton Lakeridge Summer In The Hamptons, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgis, CH Toshay’s Firefly.

CH Seng Khri Bartok Of Dawa

Friday, Linda Riedel would see the same Tibetan Mastiff, Wheaten, & Standard Poodle, and the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, CH Wyncliff’s Wanna Be Loved By U, the Havanese, CH Joyful Noise Come Fly With Me, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Todorhaus Stetson.

CH Paragon’s Red Red Wine
(Photo by Rhonda McKinnie,

Saturday, Idaho Capital City Kennel Club took over and June Penta took the first watch for BIS. Her finalists were the Brittany, CH Willowick Talltean, the Saluki, CH Carmas I ndian Summer, the Siberian Husky, CH Paragon’s Red Red Wine, the Scottish Terrier, CH McVan’s Trip The Light Fantastic, Thursday finalist, the Papillion, the American Eskimo Dog, CH Silveroaks First &Foremost, and the Rough Collie, CH Gentry’s Braveheart. BIS went to the country’s number one Siberian, Merlot. It was her third this year. Congratulations to breeder/owner Terri Erickson and handler Scott Price.

CH Brighton Lakeridge Summer In The Hamptons

Sunday, Beverly Capstick wrapped it up with the abovementioned Brittany, Ridgeback, Papillion, Standard Poodle, and the Doberman Pinscher, CH Manarjj N Gra Lemor Doozi, the Lakeland Terrier, CH Black Watch On The Rocks, and the Belgian Teverun, CH Sky Acres Spy Plane.

BIS went to the Standard Poodle, Summer. Handled by Timothy Brazier, who thrilled us the last two years with the Standard Poodle, CH Randenn Tristar Affirmation. Our congratulations to Tim and breeders/owners Debra Ferguson-Jones & L'Dyne Brennan. Needless to say, this is a DOG2WATCH in 2010.

We’ll be back with more.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Out on the west coast in the lovely ocean front community of Del Mar CA, the Cabrillo Kennel Club gave a party that include two all breed dog shows.

We did tell you that the West Highland White Terrier, CH Arbroath’s Rosewood Rise N’Shine was Joan Goldstein’s BIS choice on Sunday. Now we can tell you that was Geordie’s second Best In Show of the weekend, having taken the top prize the day before under Ralph Ambrosio. Resort weather and two BIS, pretty nice weekend.

CH Mei-Hardt's Shining Quasar

Geordie’s fellow finalists on Saturday were the ASCOB Cocker Spaniel, CH Mei-Hardt's Shining Quasar, the 15” Beagle, CH Shoreviews The Blues Brothers, the Akita, CH Dream Hi's I Got My Game On, the Smooth Chihuahua, CH Dartan Starlight Trixie, the Bulldog, CH Legacy Empress Of The Copa, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Bon Idee's Great Expectations.

CH Jeff Yvonne Orlowsky Laiinus

Sunday Geordie was accompanied by the Golden Retriever, CH Dalane Doizaki Buckingham's Pride, the 15 “ Beagle, CH Just-Wright The Full Monty, the Black Russian Terrier, CH Jeff Yvonne Orlowsky Laiinus, the Toy Manchester Terrier, CH Bright Light's Rosewood, the previously mentioned Bulldog, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Kevyn's She's The Cat's Meow.

We are still awaiting results from Iowa, Idaho, New Mexico, and Nevada. We will bring those to you as soon as we hear.


As we mentioned Saturday, we spent the weekend at our local show here in Memphis hosted by the Tupelo (MS) Kennel Club. We gave you Saturday’s results. Here’s Sunday’s.

CH Ivanwold Diva At Riversong
(Photo by Krista Droop)

Our BIS judge was Frank Washabaugh and he had an impressive final seven, the Irish Setter, CH Vineyards Bad Boy, the Irish Wolfhound, CH Highgates Andrew Of The Ridge, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Firebolts Vindicator, the Norwich Terrier, Barnstables Dare To Dream , the Pug, CH Ivanwold Diva At Riversong, the Standard Poodle, CH Dawin Spitfire, and the Smooth Collie, CH Sunnlands Grand Entance. His Best In Show was the Pug, Diva, her second this year.

Shadowland’s Devil In Disguise

On a personal note, we picked up our first championship point on our 16 month old Cairn Terrier bitch, Shadowland’s Devil In Disguise. Our thanks to breed judge James Ham, handler Clark Pennypacker for taking over the grooming and giving us some handling tips, and to Dee Dee’s breeder, Dee Germany, and friend Cathy Burleson for cheer leading. Dee Germany had a very good weekend winning Best Puppy in Show on Saturday with her Cairn Puppy Dog, Moorskamp Will Of Iron At Shadowline, and Best Bred By Exhibitor In Show on Sunday, Shadowland’s Perfect Camouflage. Best of all, we all had a leisurely dinner Saturday to talk dog shows. We think more people would enjoy dog shows if they enjoyed the company of their fellow exhibitors.


Region Five, the South Central Region, had the most shows going this weekend with five sites holding shows. Here’s what happened in Kansas and Texas.

CH Shenandoah Smoke And Mirrors

In Lawrence KS, the Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club held two shows. Saturday it was Toddie Clark calling the BIS from the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, CH Flatbrook Royal Point Attitude, the Afghan Hound, CH Shenandoah Smoke And Mirrors, the Alaskan Malamute, CH Sno Klassic Play The Game, the West Highland White Terrier, CH Plum Creek Dis Amazing Grace, the Pug, CH Tupelo Shoboat Tu China Tu, the Dalmatian, CH TCJ N Satin Star Appeal, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Alydars California Poppy. BIS went to the Afghan, his third this year.

CH Sno Klassic Play The Game

Sunday, five of Saturday’s finalists would be back to see Karen Wilson. Only the Golden Retriever, CH Toasty’s Treasure Island, and the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Chaoyang Chick Magnet At Asia, missed the previous day. Her BIS was the US’ number one Malamute, Player. Only two Working Dogs have won more groups than Player.

CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Soldier Of Fortune

Down in Canton TX, Kimberly Anne Meredith-Cavanna had a formidable group in the first day final of the Tyler Texas Kennel Club. They were the English Springer Spaniel, CH Capulet's Innovation, the Basenji, CH Ab-Rifiki The Icon Of Cool, the Boxer, CH, Lattalane's Kiss Me I'm Irish, the Lakeland Terrier, CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Soldier Of Fortune, the Pekingese, CH Franshaw Hear Me Roar, the Schipperke, CH Dante Fire When Ready HOF, and the Rough Collie, CH Slyvan Argent Simply Irresistible. BIS was the number three Terrier, Ranger. That’s her 23rd this year.

CH Franshaw Hear Me Roar

Sunday, Jerry Watson got to see Ranger, Saturday finalists, the Basenji, the Boxer, the Peke, & the Collie, and the English Cocker Spaniel, CH Ivywood's Aces And Eights, & the Dalmatian, CH Dsigned By Amera. He would go with the Peke, giving her ten all breed Bests this year.

We’ll be back with reports on the California shows.


Our lone site in Region Three, the Great Lakes Region, was Urbana OH which was a home this weekend to three shows. We gave you the results of Friday’s Mad River Kennel Club show. Here’s what else we found out.

CH Z'Bee Che Bellina Dante

Saturday’s Licking River Kennel Club (Mad River, Licking they don’t do much swimming in Urbana) show saw Lester Mapes in the BIS ring with the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Ripsnorter's Mt. View Lookout, the Saluki, CH Z'Bee Che Bellina Dante, the Newfoundland, CH Port O'Call Midnight Watch, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, the Blenheim& Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, CH Loujon Backroads To Paris, the Dalmatian, CH Bret D's Sergeant Major, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Lightnings Tequila Sunrise.

BIS went to the two year old Toy Spaniel, bred by Karen Miller & Susan Plance and owned by Cindy Williams, Jamie Ward, Karen Miller. Congratulations to them all. We would love to have a photo of the BIS winner to go with this post.

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

Sunday, it was the Mad River Kennel Club again, this time with Claire Kitty Steidel. Her seven included the previously mentioned GWP & Smoth Fox, and the Whippet, CH Starline Chanel, the Siberian Huslky, CH Coventry’s Peace Negotiater, the Smooth Chihuahua, CH CH Dartan Flash Dancer, the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Chao Yangs Take It To The Limit, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, CH Dragonpatch Amoretta Joliette. It would be the GWP, Scout going two for three. That’s pretty good, but he is the country’s number two Sporting Dog. Check back with us soon. We have more reports.


Region Two, the Southeast Region, had two sites going this weekend. We've kept you up to date on the Maryland shows and we told you about Saturday’s Hanover Kennel Club Show in Wilmington NC. Here’s what happened Sunday.

CH GrandCru Clos Erasmus

Murrel Purkhiser had the BIS duty on Sunday and her final included the Irish Setter, CH Militza's Starry Starry Night, Saturday’s BIS winner the Greyhound, CH GrandCru Clos Erasmus, the Alaskan Malamute, CH Wild Wind Best Rose Addition, the Miniature Schnauzer, CH Lonestar's Wicked Good, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, CH Mondrian V H Lamslag RE, the Standard Poodle, Cotian Luv The Nite Life, and the Briard, CH Uniquehengo Des Uns Et Des Autres.

It was back to back BIS for the Greyhound, Era, who collected her first BIS ever on Saturday. That’s a pretty auspicious beginning, enough for us to say this is a DOG2WATCH. We’ll be back in a bit.


We and the AKC are moving a little slower today than usual, but we hope to get you all the weekend’s show results up before the afternoon is over.

CH Shomberg's One Hot Ticket Deppe-Haus

Up in Region One, the Northeast Region, there was one place to see an all breed dog show this weekend. Saturday the Monticello New York Kennel Club set up in Augusta NJ with judge Sam Houston McDonald in the final ring. His seven were the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Shomberg's One Hot Ticket Deppe-Haus, the Whippet, CH Sporting Field's Bahama Sands, the Alaskan Malamute, CH Nanuke's Still The One, the Manchester Terrier, CH Neverland Justa Kerigold Gigilo, CD,RA,JE, the Toy Poodle, CH Smash JP Moon Walk, the Standard Poodle, CH Hillwood Dassin De-Lovely, and the Rough Collie, CH Kelso's Moon Dancin PT.

The first BIS of the cluster went to the GSP, Simmer, becoming only the second GSP to win a BIS this year. Congratulations to breeders J Logan, Dr M Fitzgerald & Sharon & Steve Datilio & P Crowley, owners James R Deppen & Mimi Winkler & Sharon Dattilio, and handler Pam Bober.

CH Nanuke's Still The One

On Saturday, it was Ms Denny Mounce’s turn for the Palisades Kennel Club. She saw Simmer and the same Whippet, Malamute, Toy and Standard Poodles, with the Border Terrier, CH Meadowlake Overnight Celebrity, and the Bearded Collie, CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins. Her BIS was the nation’s number two Malamute, Kimmy. We have this down as Kimmy’s sixth BIS this year.

CH Hillwood Dassin De-Lovely

Sunday’s show was hosted by the Ramapo Kennel Club who asked Thomas Feneis to s decide BIS. He chose from the previously mentioned GSP, Standard Poodle, and Beardie, the Afghan Hound, Al Nacira Bint Roula Von Haussman, the Boxer, CH Tamaron's Leonidas, the Miniature Schnauzer, CH Blythewood Full Metal Jacket, and the Toy Fox Terrier, CH Valcopy Hannah Montana. It was the country’s number one Non-Sporting Dog, the Standard Poodle, Sissy, taking home another BIS, her 15th this year.

We’ll be make it a moment with more.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Before we pack it up for the evening we have one more BIS to tell you about. Joan Goldstein’s BIS at today’s Cabrillo Kennel Club in the posh ocean front town of Del Mar CA was the West Highland White Terrier, CH Arbroath's Rosewood Rise N’Shine. It was the sixth BIS this year for the US’ number one Westie, the only Westie to win an all breed BIS in the US this year. Congratulations to breeders Dee Donaldson, R Weckman, A Gieseking & B Weber, owners John Low MD & William Matthews III MD, and handler Bergit H Kabel.


Up in the town of Yuba City CA the Two Cities Kennel Club held a pair of shows this weekend.

CH Mojo’s Rock’n Your World

Yesterday, Joan Frailey’s finalists were the Golden Retriever, CH Gaia Of Yoshida Enterprise Jp, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Soletrader Donald Duck, the Akita, CH Mojo’s Rock’n Your World, the Kerry Blue Terrier, CH Perrisblu Paris, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from the classes, Laughing Nessun Dorma, the Bichon Frise, CH Mybliss Petite Coquette, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, CH Mariel’s Harvest Moon. BIS went to the Akita, Coupe, his tenth Best this year.

CH Perrisblu Paris

Today, Dorothy Macdonald, saw Coupe, the Kerry Blue, Paris, the Welsh Springer Spaniel, CH Royailes Hasta B A Cut Above, the Saluki, DC Jamora’s High Society JC , the Pomeranian, CH Starfire’s Dbl Trouble, the French Bulldog, CH Highwood’s Big Shot, the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Avalons Frontier Sleepnlady Webber. Her BIS choice was Paris, the Kerry Blue. It was the five year old bitch’s second BIS this year.


The final at today’s Maryland Kennel Club show in West Friendship MD ran the gamut of the dog world, from a class dog to the country’s number one dog in conformation.

CH Fieldfines Back In Action

Judge Richard William Powell’s lineup consisted of the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Fieldfines Back In Action, the Wirehaired Dachshund, CH Glaneagle’s Who’s Famous Now, the Great Pyrenees, CH Rivergrove Trump This, the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, the Pekingese, CH Lin-Lee’s For The Good Times, the Tibetan Spaniel, CH Wassong’s Djebel Of Lollipop, and an Australian Shepherd from the classes, Bayshore Stonehaven Rapture.

It was our number one dog all breeds, the Scottie, Sadie, continuing on toward her relentless pursuit of the National Title. If this was a Presidential election, CNN would have called it by now.


From Lake City FL, we hear that the Skye Terrier, CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman, took home the BIS trophy from today’s Suwannee Valley Kennel Club Of Florida. That’s number six this year for Buddy and handler Larry Cornelius.

CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman

Keeping Buddy & Larry company in Kenneth Buxton’s ring were the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine, the Afghan Hound, CH Genesis Silverado, the Boxer, CH Sabo’s Majestic Provocation, the Pug, CH Norkus Risky Business, the Chow Chow, CH Kelin’s There Can Only Be One, and the Puli, CH Cordmaker Field Of Dreams.

Sometimes it pays to stay close to home.