Tuesday, February 16, 2010


CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot
2010 Westminster Kennel Club BIS

We can’t say it was unexpected. We had seen it too many times. The Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, 2009’s number one dog all breeds, had won it all, whether it was at that Terrier Super Bowl, the Montgomery County Kennel Club show in October, at the Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s annual Thanksgiving staple, or the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in December. She carried a resume with 111 all breed Best In Shows into Madison Square Garden. Yet, this was the 134th annual Westminster Kennel Club show and the atmosphere had been electric all day.

CH J'Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice
Strikes a Pose in the Terrier Group

Sadie was challenged in the Terrier Group by the current number one Dog, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice. Dodger had finished last year as the number five dog all breeds and the number two Terrier. He has ten all breed Bests already this year. Dodger gave it everything he had this evening, but Sadie would not concede an inch, utilizing every bit of stubborn Scottie attitude to pull off the Group win.

The Toy Poodle, CH Smash Jp Moon Walk
Moves Across BIS Ring

Then she was off to face the evening’s other six finalists, three of whom were fellow top ten dogs from last year, the number two dog, the Doberman, CH Allure Blazing Star Alisaton, the number three dog, the Puli, CH Cordmaker Field Of Dreams, and the number six dog, the Toy Poodle, CH Smash Jp Moon Walk. The remaining three finalists, the Brittany, CH Willowick Talltean, the Whippet, CH Starline Chanel, and the French Bulldog, CH Robobull Fabelhaft Im On Fire tonight, had already dispatched the number one dog in their respective Groups.

Handler Carrisa DeMilta Shimpeno
Praises CH Allure Blazing Star Alisaton
( Photo by Justin Lane, European Pressphoto Agency)

As soon as the Doberman, CJ, and handler Carrisa DeMilta Shimpeno, went to the center of judge Elliot Weiss’ ring, the crowd knew that no one was going to concede the outcome without a fight. Each of the seven dogs stepped up their performances above even their outstanding Group wins. Especially notable was the Doberman’s intensity when standing at attention, staring down the judge and the Toy Poodle, Walker, showing an animation and fire that belied his status as the smallest dog in the ring.

Protestors Invade BIS Ring

However, despite the fact, that Sadie had just completed an exhausting Terrier Group, and despite the distraction of anti-purebred dog protestors momentarily invading the ring, she answered all the challenges with an incredible performance, riveting her attention on handler Gabriel Rangel and judge Weiss whenever he looked her way. It ended as it had so many times before with the other six handlers congratulating Gabriel and Sadie standing on her back legs demanding that she be given credit for the win and we all do.

Our congratulations to Sadie’s breeders, Mary O’Neal & Anstamm Kennels (Miriam "Buffy" Stamm and Cindy Cooke), her owner, Amelia Musser, and handler Gabriel Rangel. We thank them all on behalf of dog fanciers everywhere for giving us two years of incredible dog show memories, especially this 134th Westminster Dog Show.


  1. It truly was amazing to watch this BIS ring tonight - the performances given by all of the dogs and handlers was incredible! It was a great experience to be there.
    Larisa Hotchin, Darwyn Welsh Terriers

  2. Lorraine Boutwell looked beautiful and Sadie was a star as always. What a record!

  3. I was there, sitting very close and clearly the Doberman was the only dog that really asked for the show that night. She and her handler were just spectacular. The outcome was, well, rather safe and predictable, but congratulations to the Scottie for such an outstanding year.

  4. All I can say is that this year at Westminster was of surprises and disappointments.Dog shows are a subjective sport so the dogs that were picked maybe showed better those two days at Westminster.The dogs that should have won could have been tired and worn out.

  5. So I hear that every TV studio in NYC wants Sadie.
    Now what shows has she been on so far again?
    (And some links would be nice).

  6. Carissa did such a great job even with the PETA people. She is a great handler and a inspiration to the rest of us.

  7. And one more thing about Sadie. Crufts anyone?

  8. sadie deserves it she had a hell of a year and so does gabriel he is the best in bussines and we all know it , peta people should get a life i love how the protest about purebreed dogs but wear their leather boots and kobe beef and drive their cars with leather seats on and everything oh i love it , i wish we all had hearts as big as these people's

  9. I heard the Rough Collie "Sax" MIGHT be doing Crufts and another show in Europe before they think about retiring her.

  10. http://www.scottishterrieranddognews.com/2010/02/sadie-scottie-champs-big-day-in-new.html
    Maybe I spoke too soon about Crufts.....