Monday, November 29, 2010


GCH CH Blossomhill’s Mamma Mia
(Photo by Carol Beuchat)

West of the Rockies the place to be this week for dog fanciers was the I-5 corridor in Northern California.  It all started on Friday in Turlock where the Golden Valley Kennel Club had two shows.  Day one featured a final with Ann Hern choosing the Basset Hound, GCH CH Blossomhill’s Mamma Mia from a seven that included the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Otein Cap’n Jack Sparrow, the Doberman Pinscher  , GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Allaruth Solebay Chipothgoldblok, the Pug, CH Jetta’s Pocket Maker By Boss, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Penndragon Masaniello, and the Australian Cattle Dog, GCH CH Carben Copy’s If The Shoe Fits.  It’s the second BIS this year for Violet and handler Mike Stone.

GCH CH Catanya's Latin Lover

The GCKC’s day two show ended with Willam Cunningham seeing the same Springer & Poodle, the Norwegian Elkhound, GCH CH Vin-Melca's Voyager , the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Catanya's Latin Lover, the American Staffordshire Terrier, CH Alpine’s Highwayman, the Papillon, GCH CH Wildfire On The Rocks, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Avalons Frontier Sleepnlady Webber.  He chose the Malamute, Ricky, as his BIS.  DOG2WATCH Ricky has captured seven top prizes this season.

GCH CH Hampton Court’s Ashley
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

Sunday, the whole crowd packed up and motored 45 miles north to Stockton CA for the San Joaquin Kennel Club’s day one show.  This Cairn owner is pleased to tell you that the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Hampton Court’s Ashley got her very first all breed BIS under James White.  Ashley’s fellow finalists were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Silhouettes LifeInTheFastLane, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Aviators Luck Be A Lady, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Powerpom High Performance, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Vaje’s Miss Jayne Hathaway, and the Belgian Tervuren, GCH CH Sky Acres Spy Plane.  Ashley is just one of three Cairn Terriers to win a BIS this year.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Victor Malzoni Jr and handler Gabriel Rangel. 


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