Sunday, January 10, 2010


The Palm Springs Kennel Club each year showcases both the reigning stars of dogdom and the promising ingénues. This weekend we have had a couple of breakthrough performances from ladies we were following last year.

CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed
(Photo Courtesy of American Kennel Club)

Roger Hartinger’s lineup today included the Irish Setter, CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed, the Saluki, CH Carma's Indian Summer, the Portuguese Water Dog, CH Aviators Luck Be A Lady, the Lakeland Terrier, CH Manoir’s Match Point, the Pug, CH Winsome’s Trouble At Coral Bay, the Standard Poodle, CH Brighton Lakeridge Summer In The Hamptons, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH PaRay’s Cirque Du Soleil.

Today’s BIS winner was the Irish Setter, Emily. Emily and handler Adam Bernardin hail from New England, but have had extraordinary success in the Golden State lately. Today’s win was preceded by a Group One yesterday, and the BISS at Friday’s Irish Setter Club of Southern California. And Let’s not forget their Group One finish at the AKC/Eukanba National Championship three weeks ago. Yes, indeedy, boys and girl, this one is ready for primetime. Congratulations to Adam, breeders Ellen Bieler, Debra & Tim Burke, and owners Debbie Burke & Nancy Lee Conner.


  1. These are really wonderful shows, but they need to do something about lighting for the later groups at the all-breeds. By the sixth group yesterday is was downright DARK, and I can imagine it wasn't much better today.

  2. What a great win! I saw her for the first time at Eukanuba and thought she was very nice. I see that Adam also did very well in terriers by winning the group with his Lakie - Peter! Way to go!

  3. What a lovely beginning to the year for Emily, she just keeps growing more beautiful! And the Saluki should have been Ch. Carma's Indian Summer, who won the breed all three days and was Group Two on Saturday.