Monday, February 15, 2010

COME ON IN! IT'S PARTY TIME

Welcome to Our Garden Party! Tune your TV to USA Network and join us for the dogdom's ultimate armchair quarterbacking. Please say hello to your host when you come in and then feel free to mingle. It's like any other open house.

Madison Square Garden

There are very few rules. Feel free to cheer for your favorites and make fun of the spectators. Just please, this is a PG 13 room. We all appreciate humor, just keep it clean and don't be too cruel (a little teasing is OK). To participate just leave a comment and then refresh your screen frequently to view the latest comments. We had lots of fun last year and more than 20,000 people stopped by during the two days. Hopefully, no one will call the Fire Marshall.

131 comments:

  1. Welcome everyone to our second annual Garden Party!

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  2. Has anyone noticed how many of the favorites were beaten in the breed today?

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  3. The current number one Hound, the Afghan, CH Genesis Silverado, was defeated in the breed today.

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  4. Retired from the show scene after 39 years..
    Isure enjoy your contribution to the sport Billie.Published the obedience newspaper Front & Finish with Bob Self and some great times with Ray and Ginger Scott when the were in the Midwest.
    Thanks, AJH

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  5. We also have one of our past top ten all breed dogs in the Hound Group, 2008 top ten dog, the Harrier, CH Downhome Family Tradition

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  6. Lola is the top winning 15" Beagle bitch in History

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  7. Did you guys see they missed up on the american foxhound. I said Basenji instead, I guess they were having tech. difficulties.

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  8. Yeah, they had their papers shuffled, lol

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  9. Don't forget to hit your refresh button to see the latest comments

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  10. Who did you like in the first half?

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  11. I'd pull the 15" Beagle, the Wirehaired Dachshund, and the Basenji

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  12. This is the Greyhound that won the Group at the National Championship

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  13. I try not to put to much emphasis on who was beat and rather the quality of dogs that were there. Sometimes the best dogs aren't number one for various reasons and this does not mean they are not the better dog on the day :)

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  14. This is Coda, 2008 top ten dog all breeds

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE this Harrier!!!

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  16. I've seen the wire doxie before and I really liked him, I hope he makes the cut.

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  17. I gotta believe it's no coincidence that Coda came out of retirement for this show

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  18. Maybe not. I'd love to see Coda do well tonight.

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  19. This is CeeJay last year's top Hound

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  20. I do think the quality is a bit higher in the second half, I would cut the same dogs you mentioned and ad Tessy the Coonhound and the Longhaired Dach.

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  21. Anyone watch the handler of the Plot pinching her dog in the breed this morning? It was "interesting"

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  22. There sure were a lot oif nice Ridgebacks in the US last year

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  23. I didn't see that. I wouldn't recommend it with my /Scottie. lol

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  24. This Whippet came out of a tough Breed today

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  25. She also won one of the two huge Palm Springs shows.

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  26. Last but not least, she looked beautiful and Lori looks amazing! Tough group overall.

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  27. I'm guessing the RR, Whippet, WD, and Harrier place not sure what order but those 4 our the big standouts to me, the PBGV could place too.

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  28. I would have liked to see Coda out there.

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  29. Me too. This is a lovely line up of dogs.

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  30. hmm.... not exactly what I picked but still nice, Way to go Channel and Lori.

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  31. Well, that give Lori some confidence. lol

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  32. I think the Whippet is beautiful, loved the beagle and dachshund too, thought they could have got a placement, tough group

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  33. Don't forget to turn your TV to CNBC at 9:00 EST

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  34. There were a number of upsets in the Toy breeds today

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  35. However, 2009's number one Toy Poodle, CH Smash Jp Moon Walk, won the breed as did the hot new Shih Tzu, CH Jolei Hallmark Austin Powers.

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  36. I showed a Maltese at my first Westminster

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  37. This judge has put up a Pug at her last three Toy Groups

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  38. And of Course Taser is in there, I'm thinking the toy poodle is going to win, taser will place and I'm not sure about the rest, I'll decide after i watch.

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  39. This is Taser's third year as a top ten dog all breeds

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  40. I take it the room does not have a lot of Toy fans?

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  41. no, I watch it and show some but I'm not a huge fan I'd rather have my gsds and pwcs anyday. Sorry toy people :)

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  42. Got me...I am a sporting dog lover. However, I do like Taser and the Brussels Griffon

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  43. I like Taser, the Griff, & the Cavalier

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  44. Nice group of dogs...I am a toy person now but a Sporting person at heart....got a record breaking Group 2 with a Field Spaniel a few years ago :)

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  45. I love Kim Pastella's Min Pin!

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  46. This is David's Peke from last year. He has a new Champion that is even better

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  47. However, this dog could win the Group

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  48. This dog beat last year's Group four winner

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  49. this is a nice pappion. nice to see different ones since I live in Tx and see a lot of the same ones win.


    but I'm predicting that the toy poodle is going to win and taser is going to get a group two. still not sure about the rest

    --gsdgirl

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  50. However he won the National Specialty

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  51. This Shih Tzu has been burning it up so far this year

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  52. I'll switch from anonymous thought it was my only option. Love Taser and the Min Pin. Can't deny Walker either. However, I would still have to pick the two eight month old vizslas curled up on the sofa with me

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  53. The Poodle is hard to beat when he is on ans he was in tonight.

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  54. The last Maltese Specialty I was at in 1978 Timothy was a 17 old Jr Handler

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  55. Non-Sporting Group should be interesting. The Bulldog got great local press building up to the show

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  56. I'm tivoing the show so I can get ready for tomorrow's AKC inspection! However, Coonhound handlers normally show the dogs standing on a bench. They give little pinches to keep the dog standing perfectly in position. A little pinch on the belly makes the loin arch properly while a little pinch on the toe makes the dog move its feet into a correct position. Coonhounds are some of the best trained show dogs in the world.

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  57. the bulldog will be hard to beat

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  58. I had not seen the bulldog, (except in pictures) shes lovely.

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  59. I have seen her close up and she is all that!

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  60. I have seen the Bulldog many times - tonight is the first time her down and back looked sound. She looked better tonight than I have ever seen her look. She will be tough to beat but this is a nice group.

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  61. Sorry , didn't want to be anonymous. Sorry for coming in late Billy, just got home from a meeting and am just now joining the fun! Noticed that Kim's Min Pin Major didn't get a piece of the group, nor did Lola and Marcelo in the Hound Group - this is a tough competition year! Sue Bani (cannot figure out the signature thing!)

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  62. It's going to be between this Poodle and the The Bulldog

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  63. Picking thrree and four is going to be tough

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  64. I agree with you Billy,
    I bet that the shar pie of Davids places too,
    I'm not sure about the others.

    --gsdgirl

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  65. Tehre are some very nice dogs in this group - this Tibetan is a nice clean mover and has a nice go around. Again, tough competition but I think the Bulldog has been the one to beat from the start. Some of the best NS dogs didn't make it out of the breed - seems to be the theme for the day! Nice Whippet though - if I have to come into that late! Sue Bani

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  66. Nice, don't even let them all go around...

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  67. Wow different I love upsets!!!! :)
    Good Job Perry!

    --gsdgirl

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  68. WOW! Not at all what I would have thought and my best friend owns the number one/two (not sure at this point) French Bulldog Bitch in the country - oh well, hmm . . . another Westminster upset! Sue Bani

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  69. Now time for the Best group :)!!

    --gsdgirl

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  70. I agree with you Sue, there were a lot of NS dogs that should have made it to the Group. I don't know the frenchie, but he beat some really good ones to get there.

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  71. He has not won a BIS that I know of. He beat MANY BIS Frenchies to get there and I just texted my friend (who is ringside) to see what she tells me! As always, Westminster is full of surprises! Sue B

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  72. I do think the Herding Group may be the toughest

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  73. yes and jimmy is debuting a new gsd so that should be interesting.

    --gsdgirl

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  74. It is FULL of quality dogs - it will be a lot of fun to watch! I love the Rough Collie - so there's my two cents before we get started! Sue B.

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  75. I thought Jimmy got beat in the breed today

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  76. no he won with a new dog. saw on the gsd list.

    --gsdgirl

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  77. OK, not the same one he had at Eukanuba?

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  78. right, its very confusing. LOL!

    --gsdgirl

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  79. Roy, the Beardie, is one of my favorites

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  80. Very Nice Belgian Sheepdog! Sue B.

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  81. agree, I loved the Belgian sheepdog!

    --gsdgirl

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  82. Hmmm, not super impressed overall, did love the Beardie and the Border.

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  83. The Aussie has a wonderful expression, and is also very nice. The Briard moved very nice down and back and is overall well balanced - so far this group is the deepest in quality! Sue b.

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  84. The judge is a Shelite breeder, I believe

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  85. This is a GORGEOUS Collie! Very sound moving - geez this group just keeps getting better! You were right Billy - what depth in this group! Sue b

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  86. I wanna know how Bruce managed to go BIS here (Oregon) yesterday and make it there in time for breed today? Yikes!

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  87. How come Bill is handling this Corgi?

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  88. I think I heard it was because he is judging again.

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  89. I got photos of him showing in the breed ring today

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  90. I got the Puli, Rough Collie, Beardie, and.....

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  91. Wow, I am surprised she left the Collie out.

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  92. But I'm glad she found room for the Belgian

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  93. cool, I liked her placings, kinda glad the rough collie didn't place since I'm a fan of Ivan the other rough collie who didn't go to west.

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  94. Thanks everyone for coming. I always learn so much

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  95. ok let us folks know who won!!!

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  96. Who won the Herding Group?

    /dr

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  97. Hi Billy
    Not every one has TV to watch, please post placings for herding

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  98. Jen Wornall will be showing the Corgi the rest of the year since Bill is going back to judging. Bill decided before the show if Molly won he would have Jen show her in the group.

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  99. Its all about Chanel this year!

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