Monday, January 11, 2010


The 2010 AKC conformtion season got off to a rip roaring start this weekend giving us a glimpse at the excitement to come this year.

CH Kimro's Soldier Boy

We told you earlier that John V Ioia selected the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Foxlorr Double Dare as BIS at Saturday’s Kennel Club Of Northern New Jersey event. His six remaining finalists were the Labrador Retriever, CH Casbar's Hart To Hart, the Whippet, CH Sporting Field's Bahama Sands, the Black Russian Terrier, CH Kamilla At Aristes Nadezhdinoi Poljany, the Miniature Pinscher, CH Kimro's Soldier Boy, the Keeshond, CH Quest Stand By Me, and the Bearded Collie, CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.

CH Sporting Field's Bahama Sands

Sunday, the Saw Mill River Kennel Club took over with Monica Canstrini the final ring. He saw the same Whippet, Smooth Fox, & Beardie as well as the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, CH Fireside's Spontaneous Combustion, the Boxer, CH Hi-Tech's Southern Belle, Havanese, CH Fuzzy Farm Devil Made Me Do It, and the Bulldog, CH Kepley's Showbiz Razzle Dazzle.

His BIS was the Whippet, Tawny. Tawny finished 2009 with eleven all breed BIS. Tawny was bred by Jesse Martin & Dionne Butt who co-owns with Jane Cooney-Waterhouse. Amanda Giles does the handling congratulations to them all.


  1. The Whippet is owned by Jane Cooney-Waterhouse and Debbie Butt. Her handler is Amanda Giles who is not co-owner. FYI.