Monday, November 1, 2010


GCH CH Skyscots Poker Chip
(Photo by Carol Beuchat)

The Sioux Empire Kennel Club hosted three shows this past weekend in Sioux Falls SD.  They started it off on Friday with Col Joe Purkhiser capping the day with his final of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, GCH CH Littleriver’s Brynwood Celtie, the Afghan Hound, CH Amare Rider In The Rain, the Kuvasz, GCH CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Pence, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Skyscot’s Poker Chip, the Silky Terrier, Bar-B’s Tawnymist Topias, the Boston Terrier, Victory Cyber Cosmic Skye, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Adelia’s Stellar Debut.  It was the always charming Norwich, Pokey, getting his 13th BIS of the season. 

GCH CH Seng Khri Bartok Of Dawa

On Saturday, Pokey was the only Friday finalist to make it back to see Doris Cozart.  Making their first final appearance of the weekend were the Golden Retriever, CH Summit’s Emery It’s In The Bag, the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Xerlane’s Supersonic, the Tibetan Mastiff, GCH CH Seng Khri Bartok Of Dawa, the Papillion, Connection Midnight Sky, the Chow Chow, CH Cross B Impressive Willie N, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Clemwood’s Nobel Laureate.    It was the true Big Red of the dog world, the TM, Bart, muscling his way to his eighth BIS of the year.

Bart & Pokey would face off again on Sunday in Murrel Purkhiser’s final.  They were joined by the aforementioned Golden, Chow, & Australian Shepherd, the 13” Beagle, GCH CH Del Rey’s Roosevelt Rough Rider, and the Havanese, GCH CH Joyfulnoise Come Fly With Me.  Mrs Purkhiser would agree with Col Purkhiser and choose Pokey as her Best.  Pokey now has 51 Terrier Groups & 14 BIS to his credit this year making him the Number Four Terrier in the US.


  1. I was at this show this past weekend and saw this beautiful Tibetan Mastiff up close.The dog was beautifully groomed.The handler did a wonderful job with him.They are a perfect match.Congrats on the BIS.

  2. Congrats to Brenda and Pokey!