Saturday, October 24, 2009


CH Cordmaker Field Of Dreams

We though we might have today’s results of the Sacramento Valley Dog Fanciers Association from Dixon CA for you tonight, but it appears our sources have packed it up for the evening. We did find out that Dorothy Collier chose the Puli, CH Cordmaker Field Of Dreams as yesterday’s winner of the limited breed warm up, the Northern California Herding Group Association show. Conrad also collected the Puli Club of America BISS from Sherry Gibson along the way. Conrad is currently, the number one Puli in the US, the number one Herding Dog, and the number three dog over all.

We now have this late update...Conrad & handler Linda Pitts took advantage of the momentum gained yesterday, collecting the all breed BIS today under Bill Shelton. Our congratulations to Team Conrad, breeders P Turner, A Quigley, & A & S Lawrence and owners Susan Huebner & Jackie Beaudoin, and handler Linda Pitts.


CH Jackpot Kingsbury Beamer

There is only one all breed show in the Midwest this weekend and that is the Evansville Kennel Club in Princeton. We hear that David Jay Hyman’s Best In Show was the Harrier, CH Jackpot Kingsbury Beamer. We think every BIS by a rare breed is special, but we are told that Beamer’s win is the first by a breeder handled Harrier. Beamer was bred by Kevin Shupenia & Donna Smiley-Auborn, is owned Dorothy Shettle, Linda Whitney & Chuck Whitney, and handled by Kevin. Congratulations to them all.


The Middleburg Kennel Club set up shop in Leesburg VA today for two shows.

CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed

Today’s shows featured Whitney Coomps in the final ring with the Irish Setter, CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed, the Irish Wolfhound, CH Dun Myrica Speaker Of Eagle, the Boxer, CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, the Sealyham Terrier, CH Efbe’s Merci Pou Le Poivre, the Long Coated Chihuhua, CH Kristin On The Fly, the Chow Chow, CH Liontamer’s Dial 1-800 Hotstuff, and the CH Whisperwood Wild Buscuit.

It was another red hot redhead taking the BIS, the Irish Setter Emily. That’s 2009 number four for Emily and handler Adam Bernardin, the second in a week.


The Delaware Ohio Kennel Club held the first of their two shows in their hometown today. Today’s BIS judge was Ann F Yuhasz.

CH Ivanwold Diva At Riversong
(Photo by Krista Droop)

Her superlative seven were the English Cocker Spaniel, CH Sweet Apple Sir Prize, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Of Afrikka Spring Valley Dorian Gray JC , the Giant Schnauzer, CH Skanesen’s Sir August Brigs, the American Staffordshire Terrier, CH Wonderlands Heavily Aremd Agitator, the Pug, , the Standard Poodle, CH Dawin Hillwood De-Lovely, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Lambluv’s Daydream Believer.

Best In Show went to the sturdy little Pug, Diva, her third this year and the second this month.


BIS by puppies are rare enough, but BIS by a puppy from the Herding Group are once in a blue moon. Today at the Quensboro Kennel Club show in West Springfield MA, Etta B. Orenstein gave the Briard, Eastbay Déjà Vu Enjoy The Ride, a not yet nine month old puppy bitch, the Best In Show. She caught our eye yesterday by winning the Herding Group at the Queensboro day one show.

Eastbay Déjà Vu Enjoy The Ride

Mrs. Orenstein’s six runners up were the Labrador Retriever, CH Casbar’s Hart To Hart, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Monkham’s Famous Grouse, the Mastiff, CH Beefcake Majestic Of Bodacious, yesterday’s BIS winner, the Irish Terrier, CH Fleet St Fenway Fan, the Maltee, CH Chatterbox, Nothin’ But Love, and the Bichon Frise, CH Whtebreds Kissed Up By Kenninway.

This was no walk in the park either. Not only did this girl face substantial competition in the final ring, she had to get past a top 25 dog in the group both days, the Bearded Collie, CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins. Congratulations to breeders/owners Lynn Bernard & Terry Miller, co-owners S & C Schweinshaut, and handler Regina Keiter. We consider this one a DOG2WATCH.


We hear that the temperatures are dropping and the competition is heating up in Marietta GA. Today’s host was the Kennesaw Kennel Club and the BIS judge was Charles Bett.

CH Skansen’s Bacchus II

And the final seven were the English Setter, CH Honeygait Wilsonlake On The Rocks, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Rokeena Carte Blanche, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Skansen’s Bacchus II, the West Higland White Terrier, CH Mack-Ken Char’s Here I Am, the Maltese, CH Angel’s Addicgted To Love, the Lhasa Apso, CH My Thai Ta Sen Hallelujah Chorus, and the Belgian Sheepdog, CH Sans Brancos Uppin The Ante.

It was BIS number three for the three year old Giant, Bacchus. Bacchus is currently the number five Giant in the US.


CH Cammcastle's Hollywood First Lady

We hear that yesterday’s explosion at a fuel storage depot in San Juan Puerto Rico created havoc for exhibitors trying to get to the show hotel from the show grounds in Bayamon where the Caribe Kennel Club opened a three day stand.

One dog unfazed by the ruckus was Leonora Riddle’s Best In Show, the Rottweiler, CH Cammcastle's Hollywood First Lady. It was the first all breed BIS for the nation’s number five Rottie. Reagan was bred by Suzan Otto, is owned by Jacklyn Payne, and is handled by Pino Renzulli. A big “Bravo!” to them all.

Friday, October 23, 2009


Up in West Springfield MA, the Queensboro Kennel Club opened the three day weekend with Cathy H Daugherty holding the BIS book.

CH Fleet St Fenway Fan

Her finalists were the Labrador Retriever, Ch Casbar’s Hart To hart, the Basset Hound, CH Topsfield-Sanchu Pop Art O’Bridi, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Allure Blazing Star Alisaton (Welcome back, Carissa!), the Irish Terrier, CH Fleet St Fenway Fan, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, CH Mondrian VH Lamslag RE, the Bichon Frise, CH Whitebreds Kissed By Kenningway, and the Briard, Eastbay Déjà Vu Enjoy The Ride.

Best In Show was the Irish Terrier, Finn. Fittingly for an Irish, Finn, has been burning it up lately. That’s six all breed Bests for Finn this year, two in the last week.


CH Whispering Lane Back Seat Betty

We are always amazed at how technology has affected our life. We grew up in a home equipped with one telephone nailed to the wall in the kitchen and a black & white TV entombed in a walnut cabinet in the living room, cable of picking up only four channels ABC, CBS, NBC, & PBS. Today our house is equipped with three TVs, packed with 400 plus channels we never watch, two wireless house phones, three cell phones, one notebook computer, one netbook computer, and two I-Pods. We admit that we would probably give up some unnecessary body part before giving up one of these. We are accustomed to receiving and providing information in a nano-second. So why does it take so long to get show results?

After much digging we now have the name of the BIS winner from last Sunday’s Tri-star Kennel Club Of Williamson County, Tennessee. Thomas Hale’s Best In Show was the Chinese Crested, CH Whispering Lane Back Seat Betty. As the name implies this girl has been around. Betty has been in the top five of her breed the last three years and was the number one Chinese Crested in 2007. Betty was bred by Carol J & Mark Baldwin, who co-own with S Weigand. Congratulations to them all and our apologies for taking so long to recognize them.


Houston Clark had the final ring at today’s Griffin Georgia Kennel Club in Marietta GA.

CH Lin-lee's For The Good Times

He saw yesterday’s BIS winner, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Rokeena Carte Blanche, Thursday finalists, the Pekingese, CH Lin-Lee’s For The Good Times, & the German Shepherd Dog, CH Shoal Creek’s Sangria V Barick, the English Setter, CH Honeygait Wilsonlake On The Rocks, the Kuvasz, CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Pence, the West Higland White Terrier, CH Mack-Ken Char’s Here I Am, & the Miniature Poodle, CH Splash Di Caprio.

His BIS was the county’s number four Toy Dog. The two year old dog, bred & owned by Erna G Holcombe & Charlotte Carter, was handled to his tenth all breed BIS this year by Pekingese specialist, David Fitzpatrick. Our Congratulations to them all.


CH Kemosabe Broxden High Button Shoes

We are still waiting for results on yesterday’s Ponce Kennel Club show in Bayamon PR . However this much we do know. Edeltraud Laurin’s Best In Show was the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Kemosabe Broxden High Button Shoes. It’s Button’s first all breed BIS this year. The five year old was bred by Stacy Turner, Sam Cotton & Amy Rodrigues, is owned by John and Dev Shindle, Jose Herrera and Amy Booth, and handled by Greg Myers. Our congratulations to them all.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Once again it our sad duty to report the passing of one of our great dog people, Chow Chow breeder and AKC judge Dr Samuel Draper. Although Dr Draper’s interest in Chows dated back to the early 1930s, his first show dog was a Cairn Terrier. After serving in the Army during World War II, he met Joel Marston of Starcrest Chows and began his long association with Chow Chows. Among his first successful show dogs was CH Ah Sid the Avant-Garde , who won 18 Group firsts and the National Speciality in 1966. Dr Draper co-owned Ch. Eastward Liontamer of Elster, a top-winning Chow who went on to sire 32 champions.

In 1967 Dr Draper teamed up with Desmond "Desi" Murphy and proceeded to breed under the Liontamer banner some of the most important Chows in the history of the breed, collecting more than 60 all-bred Best in Shows. The two of them wrote extensively and gave multiple seminars on the Chow Chow. Dr Draper was the co-author of two comprehensive books on the breed: The Book of the Chow Chow and The World of the Chow Chow.

He was approved to judge Chows in 1971 and was approved to judge the Non-Sporting, Toy, and Terrier groups, and several sporting breeds. Dr Draper judged the Non-Sporting Group at the 2002 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. A longtime AKC delegate from the Chow Chow Club and judge of the club's 1986 national specialty, Dr Draper played key roles in the Westchester, Tuxedo, and Saw Mill Kennel Clubs, and the Westbury Kennel Association.

Our condolences to Desi and all of Dr Draper’s family and friends.


Before we get to far into this weekend, we need to tell you about a couple of BIS that we have yet to report.

CH Bo-Bett Hallmark Break Dance

The first is from this past Saturday’s Tri Star Kennel Club, of Williamson County in Nashville TN. AKC has failed to report any result, the superintendent is waiting for the right phase of the moon to publish the results, and apparently no one on the show committee reads us.

We did hear from an exhibitor that James Noe’s BIS was the Whippet, CH Bo-Bett Hallmark Break Dance, It‘s Breaker’s second all breed BIS this year. Our congratulations to breeder/owner Carol A Harris, co-breeder Jill Couture and handler Justin Smithey. If anyone wants to tell us who any of the other final seven were on Saturday or Sunday, we would be happy to give them a mention.

CH Caamora All Dolled Up PT

Our second belated mention goes out to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America’s National Specialty earlier this month in Fort Mitchell KY. English breeder/judge Mary Winsone’s BISS was CH Caamora All Dolled Up PT. Hedy is the first of her breed with a herding title to win the breed’s national specialty. She was bred and is owned by Pat Seifert & Vicki Kirsher and is handled by Shannon Stone. Our congratulations to team Hedley, uh, we mean Hedy.


Our first show of the weekend is in the record books. The Griffin Georgia Kennel Club has completed their first day in Marietta GA with Grace Moran calling the Best In Show.

CH Rokeena Carte Blanche
& Handler Jane Myers

Her choices were the Vizsla, CH Annian’s Gone With The Wind JH (Could there be a better name for a dog in a show in Atlanta?), the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Rokeena Carte Blanche, the Boxer, CH Rummer Run’s Brigadier, the Welsh Terrier, CH Bayleigh Shaireab’s Super Hero, the Pekingese, CH Lin-Lee’s For The Good Times, the Bichon Frise, CH Risgae Miabella Sweet Georgia, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Shoal Creek’s Sangria V Barick.

Her BIS was the PBGV, CeeJay. CeeJay is the country’s number one PBGV, among many fine examples of that breed, the number one Hound, and the number five dog all breeds. CeeJay & handler Jane Myers will be absent from the show ring next weekend while Jane does the Tampa Bay Breast Cancer 3-Day, an incredible 60-mile walk to raise money to end breast cancer. You can support Jane’s effort by making a donation here. My wife, Brenda who is a breast cancer survivor, and I have already made a donation. Our thanks to everyone involved with this worthy cause.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


We still have weekend results coming in. This one is particularly interesting. The Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, swept the four day cluster in Springfield IL. Monday’s win came under Teddy McDowell at the Illinois Capitol Kennel Club.’s day two show

CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot
& Handler Gabriel Rangel
(Photo by Nancy Spelke, Custom Dog Designs)

Sadie was accompanied in the final by the Gordon Setter, CH Firethorn & Sandpiper Easy On The Eyes, the Afghan Hound, CH Majic Whatever I Want, the Kuvasz, CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Sixp Pence, the Brussels Griffon, CH Cloud Nine Happy Hour, the Standard Poodle, CH Jaset’s Satisfaction, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Lambluv’s Daydream Believer.

Monday’s BIS was Sadie’s 93rd career all breed Best. We now are officially on a Century Countdown, as Sadie and handler Gabriel Rangel march toward the ultimate dog show milestone of 100 career BIS. To punctuate the weekend, Monday’s win pushes Sadie over the 100,000 dogs defeated mark this year. Yes, it was quite some weekend.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Handler Carrisa DeMilta Shimpeno &
CH Allure Blazing Star Alisaton

One of our most popular pairs has been missing from the show ring the past couple of weekends. The Doberman Pinscher, CH Allure Blazing Star Alisaton, is home taking care of handler Carissa DeMilta Shimpeno who is battling the H1N1 virus. Carissa and CJ have a comfortable hold on the number two all breed position and won’t be affected by their absence from the show scene. Nonetheless, we miss seeing this exciting team at the shows and we send our wishes for a speedy recovery out to Carissa.


The Del Valle Dog Club of Livermore held their day two show in Pleasanton CA yestersay and while substantially smaller than Sunday’s event it was still larger than most shows this year with just over 2000 entries.

CH Toasty's Treasure Island

The seven who survived all that competition to see judge Paula Nykiel were the Golden Retriever, CH Toasty’s Treasure Island, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Pupukearidge Ikaika O Sprngvly, the Standard Schnauzer, CH Charisma Maxim Von Diable, the Miniature Schnauzer, CH Regency’s I Believe In Miracles, the Long Coat Chihuahua, CH Dragon Lair Wildrose Mojo Risin, the Bichon Frise, CH Mybliss Petite Coquette, and the Australian Shepherd, Alydar’s California Poppy.

It was the country’s number four dog all breeds, the Golden, Treasure, picking up one of her biggest wins this year. We have this as Treasure’s 20th BIS this year.


We have one of our most exotic locales for a dog show this week with a four day cluster in Bayamon PR (that’s Puerto Rico). The Ponce Kennel Club will start the festivities on Thursday, then the Caribe Kennel Club will take over for the next three days. An irrestible combination of history and hedonism, Puerto Rico is the perfect antidote to chilly temperatures. Not quite as far south is the four day stand beginning Thursday offered by the Griffin Georgia & Kennesaw Kennel Clubs in Marietta GA.

Isla Verde Beach PR

Most of our other choices are traditional two day events. You can spend a Saturday and Sunday in West Springfield MA with the Queensboro Kennel Club, in Leesburg VA with the Middleburg Kennel Club, in Delaware OH with the innovatively named Delaware Ohio Kennel Club, in Sioux Falls with the Sioux Empire Kennel Club, in Benton AR with the Saline County Kennel Club of Arkansas, in Austin TX, with the Travis County Kennel Club, in Ridgefield WA with Vancouver Kennel Club, in Dixon CA with Sacramento Valley Dog Fanciers Association, or in Perris CA with the Kennel Club of Riverside.

Mt Hood is visible from Vancouver WA

Finally, the Evansville Kennel Club will host a one day Saturday event in Princeton IN. There are plenty of choices for the dog fancier from four days in paradise to a quickie in the Midwest. Visit an AKC dog show this week.

Monday, October 19, 2009


CH Windwalkers Call In The Clowns

We are now off to Texas where the Bell County Kennel Club hosted two shows in Belton. We have told you that the Rough Collie, CH Sylvan Argent Simply Irresistible, was John Ramirez choice for BIS on Saturday. Now we can tell you that Sax’s six ring mates were the English Springer Spaniel, CH Capulet's Innovation, the Bloodhound, CH HHP's Taxable Income, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Sonnenschein River Chase, the Lakeland Terrier, CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Soldier Of Fortune, the Miniature Pinscher, CH Windwalkers Call In The Clowns, and the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Chaoyang Chick Magnet At Asia.

Sunday Michael Heflin saw the same Giant, Lakeland, MinPin & Collie along with the Labrador Retriever, Tamuff's Scout Janes, the Saluki, CH Shahtani Ivory Moon SC, and the Standard Poodle, CH Donnchada Sweet Dreams. His best was the Giant, one month shy of her second birthday. Congratulations to breeders Kathy & Rick Heschke & Joanne Carlson, owners Pam & Randy Foster, and handler Greg Reyna.


CH Pikkinokka Badgr Sir Barksalot

In Lawton OK, the Lawton Dog Fanciers Association posted a pair of shows this weekend. Saturday’s event was in the capable hands of Joe Tacker who had the company of the Field Spaniel, CH Bitterblue’s here Comes Da Judge, the Afghan Hound, CH Landwehr Wildfire, the Portuguese Water Dog, CH Driftwood’s I Have A Dream, the West Highland White Terrier, CH Arbroath’s Rosewood Rise N’ Shine, the Shih Tzu, CH Symarun’s Look N Good, the Finnish Spitz, CH Pikkinokka Badgr Sir Barksalot, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH To-Jo Holiday Misletoe Lanward.

It was the Finnish Spitz, taking home the big rosette, the first for his breed this year. Our hearty congratulations to Barkley’s breeder Mathilde A Niquidet and owners Michelle Badger & Holly M Leftwich.

On Sunday James E Frederiksen would see Barkley and four of Saturday’s finalists, the Field Spaniel, the PWD, the Westie, & the Shih Tzu. They were joined by the Norwegian Elkhound, CH Vin-Melca’s Master Card & the Australian Shepherd, CH Rainyday’s For Your Eyes Only. Sunday’s Best was all decked out in white, West Highland White, as Geordie picked up his seventh BIS of the year.


Down in Buena NJ the Gloucester County & South Jersey Kennel Club teamed up for a threesome this past weekend. On Friday, the Gloucester KC started with Betsy Horn Humer in the final ring.

CH Blackrock’s Kasanova

Her seven were the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, CH Fireside’s Spontaneous Combustion, the Whippet, CH Sporting Fields Bahama Sands, the Airedale, CH Stirling Cool Hand Luke, the Rottweiler, CH Blackrock’s Kasanova, the Shih Tzu, CH Krissy’s Dream Lover, the Schipperke, CH Aned’s LeRocher Noir, and the Bouvier, CH Brimar’s Always Mandrake,HT. BIS went to the Schipperke, bred by MaryAnn Simanek, who co-owns with Judy Wells. Congratulations to them both.

CH Hallam’s Gysai Gabriel SC

On Saturday it was day two for the Gloucester KC and Arlene Benko in the final ring. You may recall that we told you that the BIS winner was the Bearded Collie, CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins. Roy’s six runners up were the aforementioned WPG, the Pharaoh Hound, CH Hallam’s Gysai Gabriel SC, the Bullmastiff, CH Ishana’s Play It Again Sam, Friday’s Airedale, Lucas, the Pug, CH Indigo’s Touch Of Gold, and the French Bulldog, CH Justus I’M Your Man. (We LOVE this photo!)

CH Krissy’s Dream Lover

We also told you that the Irish Setter, CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed, was Linda More’s pick for BIS at the South Jersey KC’s show. Emily was accompanied by the Scottish Deerhound, CH Gayleward’s Jaraluv Nike, the abovementioned Rottie, the Miniature Schnauzer, CH Earthsong Remedy For The Blues, and the previously seen Shih Tzu, Schipperke, and Beardie.

We’re not done yet.


One place we haven’t visited over the weekend is West Springfield MA where the Albany and Troy Kennel Clubs gave us three shows.

CH Fleet St Fenway Fan

They kicked it off on Friday with the Albany Kennel Clubs first show and Bonnie Linnell Clarke judging the Golden Retriever, CH Tempo's U've Got What Gets Me, the Basenji, CH Wakili Signet Dooney, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Trevi's LoneStar, the Irish Terrier, CH Fleet St Fenway Fan, the Toy Poodle, CH Smash JP Moon Walk, the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Firetown's Out Of The Blue, and the Border Collie, CH Sporting Field's B Noble. The first big trophy of the weekend went to the nation’s number one Irish Terrier, Finn. This epitome of fire & flash has now collected five all breed Bests this year.

CH Smash Jp Moon Walk
(Photo by Miguel Betancourt)

The Albany KC did it again on Saturday, this time with Robert E Hutton with the Vizsla, CH Renaissance Girls Gone Wild, Firday finalist, the Basenji, the Bullmastiff, CH Briarts Solar Storm Of Tracabull, the Norfolk Terrier, CH Venerie's Regatta Dr. Who, the loan other Friday finalist, the Toy Poodle, the Schipperke, CH De Lamer's Just Wait And Sea, and the Briard, CH Deja Vu Up Close & Personal. And it was lovelier the second time around for the number one Toy Dog, Walker. That’s number 22 this year for the number seven dog all breeds.

On Sunday, it was the Troy Kennel Club & Col. Joe B. Purkhiser’s turn to see the Labrador Retriever, CH Casbar's Hart To Hart, Saturday finalist, the Basenji, the Akita, CH Nakodo's Reign Of Glory, the Welsh Terrier, CH Marydale's Limited Edition, Saturday’s BIS winner, Walker, Dalmatian, CH Blackthorns Flower Power, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Quiche's Demetrius. For the Basenji, third time was a charm, as the three year old bitch picked up her first Best In Show. Congratulations to breeder/owner Tonda L Curry, co-breeder Brenda Cassell, handler Stacy Snyder-Work.


There were also four shows in Rapid City SD this week. You already have all the results for Thrusday, Friday, & Saturday’s shows. For you late comers, it’s been a small dog extavaganza with the Pomeranian, CH Velocity’s Shake Ur Bon Bon, taking days one & two, and the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, CH Arywen Star Kissed Delight, capturing day three.

CH Skyscots Poker Chip

Sunday, Charles Trotter saw the Golden Retriever, CH Redog’s N’Mariah’s Tickled Pink, the American Foxhound, CH Devlon’s Fame And Fortune, the Neapolitan Mastiff, CH Bruno Della Vecchia Roma, the Norwich Terrier, CH Skyscots Poker Chip, the Pom, Bon, the Standard Poodle, CH Dawin Spitfie, and the Rough Collie, CH Gentry’s Braveheart.

Sunday’s BIS moved up a little in weight class with the Norwich, Pokey, getting his eighth career all breed Best.


There were just as many points in Springfield IL this weekend as in Pleasanton CA. Problem is they were spread across four shows. That doesn’t seem to have been a problem for the US’ number one dog, the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot. So far Sadie has collected three of the BIS. We did give you all the details on Saturday’s Sandemac Kennel Club show. Here’s Friday’s and Sunday’s.

CH Briarbrooks Copyright ROM3

On Friday Sadie’s fellow finalists in Terry Stacy’s ring at the Matton Kennel Club show were the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Ripsnorter's Mt View Lookout, the Whippet, CH Kamada's Instant Millionaire, the Rottweiler, CH Cammcastles Friar Tuck, the Japanese Chin, CH Kelaury Good Luck From We-Syng, the Standard Poodle, CH Jaset's Satisfaction, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Briarbrooks Copyright ROM3.

CH Ab-Rafiki The Icon Of Cool

Sunday Sadie was at the Illinois Capitol Kennel Club show with Connie S Clapp and Friday finalists, the GWP & Standard Poodle, the Basenji, CH Ab-Rafiki The Icon Of Cool, the Newfoundland, CH Skipper's Eminence Of Helluland, the Pomeranian, CH Pufpride Somewhere In Time, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Calloway Pixie Dust.

The Illinois Capitol KC holds one more show today. Check back with us this evening for results.


Our Monday started out with a car being towed to the shop, but the computer still works and we have show results! We are going to start on the west coast today where the country’s largest show was this weekend. The Del Valle Dog Club of Livermore drew nearly 2900 entries to the toney San Francisco suburb of Pleasanton CA.

CH Aviators Luck Be A Lady

Robert Slay’ ultimate seven were the Golden Retriever, CH Toasty’s Treasure Island, the 15” Beagle, CH Jaberwoki’s Le Jazz Hot, the Portuguese Water Dog, CH Aviators Luck Be A Lady, the Lakeland Terrier, Saredon For Your Eyes Only, the Long Coat Chihuahua, CH Dragon Lair Wild Rose Mojo Risin, the Chow Chow, CH Rosewine’s Rockabilli Red, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Bugaboo’s Georgie Girl.

His Best In Show was the PWD, Lady Bug. We were watching this number one PWD long before the First Family bought one. That’s her fifth this year.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Every time we use the term “DOG2WATCH”, we get asked, “Do you have a list of DOGS2WATCH?” Well now we do. Your attention is directed to the right hand side bar for an up to date list. We have included the current number of all breed BIS each dog has won this year and you can click on the dog's name to get a photo of the dog.

Now, before you ask what is the criteria for a DOG2WATCH, we will tell you there are no specified rules. It is more a case of 40 years of handicapping dogs, that kind of thing that makes your head snap around when a beautiful woman walks by. It is personal to each of us and trying to tell another what it is, well, just makes one look foolish.

We started back in January designating DOGS2WATCH and we admittedly have been overly enthusiastic in some cases. We remind you that many of these dogs have only recently come on to the scene and at least one is currently on hiatus from the show ring. We do have three of our picks in the top ten dogs all breeds, all picked before they entered the top 50. We hope to revise this list again at the end of the year.


The packed up the rings in Cumberland MD where the Upper Potomac Valley Kennel Club show has just finished Best In Show.

CH Rivergroves TrumpThis

Houston Clark’s final seven were the Labrador Retriever, CH Salty Dog Of Tampa Bay, the Afghan Hound, CH Shenandoah Smoke N Mirrors, the Great Pyrenees, CH Rivergroves Trump This, the Border Terrier, CH Meadowlake Overnight Celebrity, the Pekingese, CH Lin-Lee’s For The Good Times, The Standard Poodle, CH Dassin D-Lovely, and yesterday’s BIS winner, the Puli, CH Cordmaker Field Of Dreams.

His BIS went to one of our DOGS2WATCH, the Pyrenees, Trump. That’s number ten this year for the nation’s number one Great Pyrenees.


CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed

We have heard that the Irish Setter, CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed, has captured the top prize at the South Jersey Kennel Club show today in Buena NJ under judge Linda More. That’s Emily’s third all breed BIS and let’s not forget that she was the BISS at this past June’s Irish Setter Club of America National Specialty, the one with almost 500 Irish Setters entered. Emily was bred by Debbie Burke, Timothy Burke & Ellen Bieler, is owned Debra S Burke & Nancy Lee Conner, and handled by Adam Bernardin. Congratulations to them all.