We don’t often get results from our 49th & 50th states, but we did hear about shows in both Alaska and Hawaii this weekend.
Up in Anchorage AK, the Pug, Dulittle's Takhini Gotta Secret Crush, catapulted from the 9 to 12 Month Old Puppy Bitch class to go all the way to BIS at Saturday’s Kenai Kennel Club & Sunday’s Alaska Kennel Club under Vincent T Grosso & Kathleen M Grosso respectively. Back2Back BIS are rare enough, but from the puppy class? Amazing. Our congratulations to breeder/owner Deanne Broyles Little and owner/handler Jacqueline Minatra.
Out in Paradise aka Hawaii, the West Oahu Kennel Club hosted two shows in the hamlet of Ewa. On Saturday another class dog was Muriel Purkhiser BIS, the Saluki, Inisfailte Manasseh Of Wisdom, bred & owned by Bobbi Steer, Twyla-Dawn Steer, Sonia Faust & Carol Waymire. Sunday, it was the multi BIS winner, the Shih Tzu, CH Xeralane’s Face The Music, who caught the eye of Marjorie J Underwood and walked away with the top prize. The three year old finished 2009 with three all breed Bests & 17 Toy Group Firsts. He was bred and is owned by Xeralane Kennels. We congratulate both these two and their breeders & owners.