Tuesday, April 20, 2010


CH Dawin Spitfire

We know that Wisconsin residents prefer football to dog shows, but we are calling “delay of game”. We now have this weekend’s results from Eau Claire and the Indian Head Kennel Club’s two shows. Did you notice how many dogs started the week in one place and ended it in another? The Standard Poodle, CH Dawin Spitfire, the nation’s Number One Non-Sporting Dog, started the week in Perry Georgia with a BIS on Thursday. Jetta and handler Sarah Riedl then traveled 1200 miles to take both of the top prizes in Wisconsin. That brings Jetta’s BIS total to ten this year and a Top Five All Breeds berth.

Lee Canalizo’s remaining finalists on Satuday were the ASCOB Cocker Spaniel, CH Creekridge Eye Be A Starr, the Basenji, CH Ankhu Promises In The Dark, the Samoyed, CH Polar Mist War Admiral, the Border Terrier, Meadowlake Sharp Dressed Girl, the Long Coat Chihuahua, CH Ouachitah Giselle, , and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Limerick’s Shakespeare. Sunday Michael Dougherty saw Jetta, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, CH Little Rivers Brynwood Celtie, the Otterhound, CH Adelines Sticky Wicket, the Great Dane, CH Roseruns Bamboo Tiger, the Border Terrier, CH Tyrolian Eight Belles At Meadowlake, the Shih Tzu, CH Olvies Grove Odd Thomas, and the Briard, CH Touche In Cahoots With Déjà Vu.


  1. I commented, but it got deleted...I guess because it was negative about all the so-called top dogs flying all over the country in pursuit of all-breed points. Are you going to delete this one, also?

  2. In the entire history of the blog, I have rejected just two comments. I believe in letting people have their say. You posted your original comment on the Monday Harrisburg report. I do moderate comments so they may not appear immediately on the blog.

    As for the substance of your comment. Most of the handlers and owners of the top 25 drive to the shows. Only a handful of people fly to shows.

  3. What a beauty! As always, I love your blog! :)

  4. A very knowledgable judge/delegate proposed that the dogs defeated number be divided by the number of entries made for that dog at a shows on a given day - for instance if a dog was double or triple entered, in order to leave one set of shows where the dog was not winning BIS/Group 1, and fly to another circuit so that he could win, the points would be divided by 2 or 3 or however many they were entered in on that day. I think it's a terrific idea and it would be good for the dogs!

  5. Who really cares if the top dogs in the country are at one show Thursday and Friday and then fly to show at another on Saturday and Sunday.Isn't that what dog showing is all about,going to the judges that you know will put up your dog.There are no AKC rules against that.

    What should be talked about this is the new Grand Championship title thing that will be starting at the dog shows in May.Its where a finished dog can get another Championship title.I heard that if at a show there are 5 specials for example and one bitch special gets BOB and one of the male specials gets Best of Opp,apparently if the juges thinks that another special is worthy they can award that dog an award of merit.How I understood it that you also get points for those award of merits.Of course there are so many different stories on what this new Grand Championship title will consists of so it will be interesting how this really plays out.