GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins
This was a weekend for the record books. Yesterday in Keene NH the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins, tied the breed record for career BIS, picking up his 35th top prize at the Cheshire Kennel Club’s show. Judge Ed Lyons’ alternatives were the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Skypoint's Our River Runs Free, the Norwegian Elkhound, CH Somerri Dunharrow's Devil Ray, the Saint Bernard, CH Mickey III, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Lil Itch Cheerleader, the Long Coat Chihuahua, CH Krispin On The Fly, and the Tibetan Terrier, CH Satin Tersana Kurant OTB. Roy and handler Cliff Steele have amassed 20 BIS this year. In case you're wondering, 22 is the record for a Beardie in a single year.