Sunday, December 19, 2010


GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy

Those of you who have followed this blog since the beginning know that it got started as a result of the exciting competition for the National title in 2008.  That year it came down to the last week of the year between the beautiful Giant Schnauzer, CH Galilee's Pure Of Spirit, and the magnificent Pointer, CH Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry.  The lead changed hands a couple of times during the latter part of the year, but it was the Giant Schnauzer, Spirit, who prevailed by the slim margin of 755 points, a 0.64 percent difference.  However, the Pointer had 25 more BIS than the Giant.  So which was the best show dog of 2008?  We can’t tell you.  We do know that show after show they thrilled and excited us and made us happy to be part of this sport.

We reported earlier that on Saturday the Pekingese, GCH CH PalaceGarden Malchy was Peter Baynes’ BIS at the day one show of the Central Florida Kennel Club.  Joining Malchy and owner/handler  David Fitzpatrick were the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine, the Greyhound, GCH CH GrandCru Clos Erasmus, the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, the Skye Terrier, CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman, the Bulldog, GCH CH Bully Hills James Dean, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Equinox, Ad Astra.

We have heard that Malachy and owner/handler David Fitzpatrick have taken another BIS today in Allentown PA at the Delaware Water Gap Kennel Club show.  The win will bring them within 1300 points of the Number One title.   Who will end up Number One?  We will be the first to tell you.


  1. Congratulations to David and all involved with Malachy! I hope the best for you at the end of the year shows, assuming you are going, and hopefully reclaiming your previous ranking! We are all rooting for you Team Malachy!

  2. Well deserved...quality personified. The Breed is extraordinarily well-represented and enormously proud of Team Malachy!

  3. This team is so classy and has run an honest campaign all year!! Congratulations on your winnings, you deserve all and more!

  4. Good job david and Malachy, Congrat to you both he is just stunning.

  5. Dear David: You know that everyone in the immediate Pekingese world is cheering Malachy on ! Congratulations from all your friends
    in Pekingese Club of New Jersey.