Saturday, January 30, 2010


The country’s number one dog picked up another Best In Show today in Ladson SC. The Irish Setter, CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed, was Barbara Dempsey Alderman’s choice for BIS at the day one show of the Charleston Kennel Club.

CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed

Also in the hunt for the top prize were the Whippet, CH Sporting Field’s Bahama Sands, the Siberian Husky, CH Indigo's Hilltop Istate, the Norwich Terrier, CH Winsome’s Aston Martin, the Toy Manchester Terrier, CH Burmack’s Rosie V Evrmor, the Chinese Shar-Pei, to be named later, and the Bearded Collie, CH Tokien Raintree Mister Baggins.

Although we don’t have all the weekend’s results in yet, we can tell you that the Irish Setter, Emily, will retain the top position in the traditional rankings for at least one more week.


Demery Paladichuk
2009 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
Best Junior Handler In Show

We have been advised that the goal for sending Junior Handler Demery Paladichuk to Crufts has been reached. We thank all of you for your generosity and proving once again that dog people are the nicest people around. We will certainly keep you posted on how Demry does.


We went to college in upstate NY where snow never stops the action. There was plenty of doggy action today in Queensbury NY courtesy of the Saratoga New York Kennel Club.

PalaceGarden Malachy

Beverly Capstik final included the Basenji, CH Wakill Signet Dooney, the Great Pyrenees, CH Dieudonne William Of Orange, the Airedale Terrier, CH Buon Maras Little Me, the Pekingese PalaceGarden Malachy, the Bulldog, CH Kepley’s Showbiz Razzle Dazzle, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, CH Roragyn’s Tuff Enuff.

Her choice was the Peke. How do you win three BIS and still not have the CH in front of your name? Is there a canine equivalent of blitzkrieg?


While some in the US are bemoaning the winter weather this weekernd, those in Erie PA would think a January without snow would be like a Saturday without a dog show.

CH Hillwood Dassin De-Lovely

The Saturday dog show in Erie was the first of the Erie Kennel Club’s two shows this weekend. Dr Robert Indeglia saw the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Seven Hills Custom Tailored For Sonnenschein, the Basenji, CH Klassic’s Slam Dunk, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Avatar’s Try Try Again, the Skye Terrier, CH Gleantann ComeFlyWithMe!, the Blenheim & Prince Charles, CH Loujon Bacroads To Paris, the Standard Poodle, CH Hillwood Dassin De-Lovely, and the German Shepher Dog, CH Imp-Cen Rowland’s Tough Love.

It was last year’s number two Non-Sporting Dog, The Standard Poodle, Sissy picking up her second Best In Show of the new year. She is obviously anxious to move into that number one Non-Sporting Dog spot.


Beth Speech & the Greater Gainesville Dog Fanciers Association did not have to contend with snow today just some fierce competition today in Ocala FL.

CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice

The seven with the stamina to make it to the final were the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine, the 13” inch Beagle, CH Roirdan Lanbur Motor City, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Kenro’s Happy Hour, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, the Miniature Pinscher, Marlex Classic Red Glare, the Standard Poodle, CH Chrystal’s Totally Chromed Out, and the Border Collie, CH Sportingfield’s Reflection O Borderframe.

We haven’t finished January yet, but the Smooth Fox, Dodger, has collected his sixth BIS of the young year. Will it be good enough to move into the number one slot? We will have to wait until Monday to find out.


Sleet, ice, & snow hve dogged the nation these past few days and the dogs in Doswell VA were faced with the white stuff today, but the following seven stayed the whole day to vie for Best In Show at today’s Middle Peninsula Kennel Club Of Virginia show.

CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream

Dr Harry Smith saw the Irish Setter, CH Ramblin’ Red Luxury Tax, the Scottish Deerhound, CH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, the Boxer, CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, the Parson Russell Terrier, CH Thunder Hill Soul Journey, the Miniature Pinscher, CH Altanero Code Red, the Bichon Frise, CH Risgae Duke of Wessex, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Emperor Homeward Angel.

BIS went to 2009’s number seven dog all breeds, the Boxer, Scarlet. Scarlet finished the year with 21 all breed Bests & 61 Working Group top prizes. Congratulations to breeders Tina Porter & Lee Stanton, owners Debbie McCarroll, Mark Fagan, Mrs J Billhardt, & S Tenenbaum, and handler Diego Fernando Garcia.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


We don’t often get results from our 49th & 50th states, but we did hear about shows in both Alaska and Hawaii this weekend.

Dulittle's Takhini Gotta Secret Crush
(Photo by W Roger Hale)

Up in Anchorage AK, the Pug, Dulittle's Takhini Gotta Secret Crush, catapulted from the 9 to 12 Month Old Puppy Bitch class to go all the way to BIS at Saturday’s Kenai Kennel Club & Sunday’s Alaska Kennel Club under Vincent T Grosso & Kathleen M Grosso respectively. Back2Back BIS are rare enough, but from the puppy class? Amazing. Our congratulations to breeder/owner Deanne Broyles Little and owner/handler Jacqueline Minatra.

Inisfailte Manasseh Of Wisdom

Out in Paradise aka Hawaii, the West Oahu Kennel Club hosted two shows in the hamlet of Ewa. On Saturday another class dog was Muriel Purkhiser BIS, the Saluki, Inisfailte Manasseh Of Wisdom, bred & owned by Bobbi Steer, Twyla-Dawn Steer, Sonia Faust & Carol Waymire. Sunday, it was the multi BIS winner, the Shih Tzu, CH Xeralane’s Face The Music, who caught the eye of Marjorie J Underwood and walked away with the top prize. The three year old finished 2009 with three all breed Bests & 17 Toy Group Firsts. He was bred and is owned by Xeralane Kennels. We congratulate both these two and their breeders & owners.


In our fervor to assist a needy Junior Handler we went off half cocked and mislead all of you. We did not research the issue sufficiently. While we did review the premium list for the AKC/Eukanuba we did not go beyond the cash prizes. We just received the following e-mail from AKC.
Hello Bill:

I read with great despair your news and reporting on the AKC/Eukanuba national championship awards to Junior showmanship winners. As you can see from the information provided (from the official premium list) that is far from accurate. Your report makes it seem that our event does nothing for the Juniors when in fact in addition to the prizes offered they are provided a free luncheon, meeting opportunities, and free admission for themselves and a chaperone for all events. Are we to infer that a free trip or social incentive should outweigh the huge offer of scholastic advancement and support…I think not! While your intentions to generate a drive to send the winner to Crufts are well founded…it should not be at the expense of our events reputation. I would think an immediate retraction would be in order. Thank you for your rapid response to this request.


The American Kennel Club offers a walnut plaque listing the Best Junior Handler for Each year, along with the breed and name of the dog shown, to be on permanent display in the AKC Library.
Best Junior Handler will receive a solid 14K yellow gold custom designed lapel pin enhanced with pink synthetic Corundum and genuine green Peridot stones. It will read: “Best Junior 08”. This pin is designed and donated by
Best Junior Handler will receive an 11-inch engraved silverplated tray offered by the AKC.
The 12 finalists will receive an Eukanuba Tack Box offered by Eukanuba Dog Foods.
Rosettes for each of the finalists.
Rosettes for First, Second, Third and Fourth in the Finals class.
Each Junior exhibiting will receive a T-Shirt offered by Take the Lea
First - $2,000 Second - $1,500 Third - $1,200 Fourth - $1,000

Michael L. Canalizo
Director AKC Event Management
The American Kennel Club
We apologize to all the hard working people at AKC and Eukanuba who have worked so hard to make the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship into the marquee event it is. We did not mean to imply that they do not care about Junior Handlers. We want to support Demry’s to go to Crufts. We have made a donation in her behalf and we encourage to do so as well. Now, we are off to a lunch of crow.


In an incredible retro, Mad Men, kind of coincidence, all of our shows this coming weekend are traditional two day offerings. What’s next Beaver Cleaver as clean up boy?

The Charleston Battery

We start in upstate New York with the Saratoga New York Kennel Club & Glens Falls Kennel Club setting up in Queensbury. Dress warmly, boys & girls. Next Mid Atlantic residents can head to Doswell VA, 75 miles south of DC for the Middle Peninsula Kennel Club Of Virginia two shows. Continuing on down the coast to one of our favorite southern cities, Charleston SC for the Charleston KC’s weekend in the suburb of Ladson. Head even further south to Ocala FL and join the Greater Gainesville Dog Fanciers Association for much awaited warmer temperatures.

Texas Longhorn

Moving inland our first stop is Erie PA where the hometown Erie KC stages a pair of shows, or further west in Grayslake IL you can spend Saturday & Sunday with the Park Shore & Chain O’Lakes Kennel Clubs. In the heartland there is the St Charles Missouri Kennel Club in Lake St Louis MO It’s gumbo & Greyhounds in Alexandria LA with the Alexandria KC or Longhorns and Lhasas in Abilene TX with the Abilene Kennel Club.
San Francisco's Cow Palace

It’s 1,000 miles from Abilene to San Bernadino CA where the Orange Empire Dog Club will give us two and a world away in San Francisco where the Golden Gate Kennel Club does it as only the City by the Bay can with a very upscale show in an arena named after bovines. Because there are no four day clusters and because we have shows distributed evenly around the nation, we expect there to be great dogs at every venue. It’s another great AKC dog show weekend. So pour yourself a Manhattan and prepare yourself for the kind of fun you had when Eisenhower was in the White House.


Demery Paladichuk
2009 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
Best Junior Handler In Show

Only once in our history have we encouraged you to open your hearts and reach into your purses and donate money to a worthy cause. That was to support one of our community in her participation in Tampa Bay’s Race For the Cure to benefit the fight against breast cancer. Yesterday Maggie Peat of Pramada Kennels contacted us about a cause that we could not resist.

Last month’s AKC/Eukanuba National Championship was the wealthiest prize in dogdom with a total of $225,000 in prize Money. The winning dog got $50,000. The winning dog’s breeder got $15,000. The Best Bred By Exhibitor got $15,000. The winner of the World Challenge got $15,000. However, although the Best Junior Handler In Show gets some nice prizres including a $2,000 college scholarship, they get no cash. To make matters worse, the championship qualifies the winning junior handler to compete at the United Kingdom’s Kennel Club’s marquee show, Crufts in March. As difficult as it is for the ordinary exhibitor to put together the money to travel to England, it is next to impossible for a high school student to put together the necessary funds.

The 2009 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Best Junior Handler In Show is Demery Paladichuk. Here’s what Demry told us,
I have been involved with AKC dog shows for nearly 7 years. I started out as an awkward girl just going to local dog shows and competing in juniors, little did I know that dog shows would later consume my life. I am a senior in high school, and will be graduating this June. I plan to begin my studies at a University this fall, in order to attain a BA in Business Management before pursuring a career as a professional handler.

During this past December's AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Long Beach, CA my English Springer Spaniel "Gleason" and I were selected as the Best Junior Handler. This title also qualifies me as the representative for the USA in the International Junior Handling competition at Crufts. Along with being awarded BJH at Eukanuba, Gleason and I have been ranked in the Top 5 Juniors in the US the past two years, as well as being the #1 Sporting Junior in 2008 with over 30 all-breed Best Junior's to our credit. I will be aging out of Juniors this coming April, and the opportunities that have been made possible for me, such as competing at Westminster, Eukanuba, and now Crufts are a complete dream come true. Any and all funds are sincerely appreciated, especially for a future starving student
Maggie has agreed to act as a trusted administrator to collect funds to pay for Demry & an adult chaperone to attend Crufts. If you have questions you can contact Maggie at Donations have closed.

Update: 1/30/2010 We have been advised that the goal for sending Junior Handler Demery Paladichuk to Crufts has been reached. We thank all of you for your generosity and proving once again that dog people are the nicest people around. We will certainly keep you posted on how Demry does.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


OK, we have not pulled out our soap box for a while, but we just heard something that hit us the wrong way. At last Friday’s Simi Valley Kennel Club show in Ventura CA, freelance photographers were told to put their cameras away or to leave the show grounds.

More and more clubs have become less and less friendly to exhibitors and the professionals that support the shows. We used to earn our living advising companies on how to retain their customers. It seems that clubs have forgotten that the exhibitors and spectators are their customers. Every time a club puts restraints on what a spectator or an exhibitor can do they reduce their gate. One would think that if you were trying to compete with Portland, you would be offering visitors coupons for a free back massage, not threatening them if they take photos.

We do not understand why clubs enter into exclusive agreements with vendors. Trust us, the way to break even is to increase your entries. The way to increase your entries is to make their show experience pleasant. Rationing chairs, charging more for RV setups than local hotel rooms, and being stingy with port-a-potties is not the way to ensure a repeat entry.

A friend just told us that we entered shows that regular exhibitor avoid. It’s true, we like to go to shows where the competition is exciting. However, we do avoid shows that are unpleasant to be at. We don’t drive/fly hundreds/thousands of miles and then walk miles from the parking lot to the show hall nor do we want to have nachos for lunch or be told to put our camera away. Maybe we are just old & difficult, but we suspect we are just ordinary. Let us know how you feel. Visit our rate the show site.


The Annapolis Kennel Club closed the four day stay in West Friendhsip MD yesterday with Walter J. Sommerfelt in the final ring.

CH Allure Blazing Star Alisaton

Joining him were Sunday’s BIS winner, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, CH Fireside’s Spontaneous Combustion, Friday’s BIS winner the Scottish Deerhound, CH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, Saturday’s BIS winner, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Allure Blazing Star Alisaton, the Parson Russell Terrier, CH Thunder Hill Soul Journey , the Italian Greyhound, CH Honore‘s Lily-Belle, the Boston Terrier, Chaseland‘s Wellona Weltona, and the Bearded Collie, CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.

It was the Doberman, CJ, going two of four to let us know that 2009’s number two dog all breeds is still around. Don’t you like the way 2010 is shaping up?


Quiet Creek’s Kiss & Tell

It’s been our practice to use a photo of one of the Group winners in our posts if we have already reported the BIS winner. In a prescient moment yesterday we included a photo of the Bloodhound, Quiet Creek’s Kiss & Tell, who had won two of the three Hound Groups in Ventura CA this weekend. Today we find that the 18 month old bitch took the top prize at yesterday’s Channel City Kennel Club Event.

Also in Shirley Limoges’ final were the English Springer Spaniel, CH Caran’s Days Of Future Passed, the Newfoundland, Pasinn Threeponds Lancelot, the American Staffordshire Terrier, CH Bergstaff Sundance Kid CD, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, CH Mcytation Irish Blessing, the the Dalmatian, CH Nspird Spotsafire It’s A Wrap, , and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Segni at Coventry.

Just last month this girl too the breed from the classes at the giant AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. We don’t know for sure, but we suspect will be calling her CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss And Tell before the month is all. Congratulations to breeders/owners Susan Lacroix & Heather Whitcomb and handler Bruce F Schultz.


The Greenville Mississippi Kennel Club proved one of our favorite axioms this weekend, the smallest of AKC shows will showcase some beautiful AKC dogs. Down on the delta the club’s two shows this past weekend drew 201 dogs on Saturday and 188 dogs on Sunday.

CH Cordmaker’s Field Of Dream

You may remember that we told you that Roger Hartinger BIS Saturday was last year’s number three dog all breeds, the Puli, CH Cordmaker’s Field Of Dream. Also in that final were the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, the Whippet, Wildbriar Whimsical Of Longlesson, the Boxer, CH Pro’s For Better or For Worse, the Colored Bull Terrier, CH Glentom’s You Were Mint For Me, the Pomeranian, CH Pufpride Somewhere In Time, and the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Chaoyang Chick Magnet At Asia.

CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction

Sunday, Jacqueline Stacy saw the same Cocker, Boxer, Pom, & Shar-Pei, the Greyhound, CH Gai Woodland Waltz, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, CH Mustang Sally’s Dream Boy, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Tamara’s Elko Ike. Her BIS was our current number seven dog all breeds, the Black Cocker, Beckham. This was Beckham’s third BIS this year.

So, don’t skip your local show just because you think there won’t be much to see. You may m iss your chance to see one of the great dogs we have in AKC.

Monday, January 25, 2010


With all the excitement surrounding our first top ten confrontation, it might have been easy to miss one of the most significant competitions at this past week’s Portland shows, the inaugural Eukanuba Breeder’s Stakes. The Breeder Stakes showcases the best breeder/owner/handlers have to offer. Entries were three dogs from at least two litters shown by the breeders.

59 breeders took up this initial challenge and it was Michelle Santana of Foxfire Dobermans taking home the first title, a check for $500, and a trip to the 2010 Eukanuba National Championship to compete for the National Breeder’s Stake’s title. Michelle’s trio of Dobermans were CH Foxfires All Star, Dog born 3/18/06, CH Foxfire’s The Best Damn Thing Of Icon Bitch born 4/4/08, and CH Foxfire’s Best to Come Along Bitch born 4/3/08.

Reserve winner was the standard for every breeder/owner/handler Patricia Craig Trotter of Vin-Melca Norwegian Elkhounds. Pat’s terrific tthreesome were CH Vin-Melca’s Voyager Dog born 6/1/05, CH Vin-Melca’s The Norseman Dog born 9/26/07, and Vin-Melca’s Northern Dancer Dog birthdate unknown.

We will follow the coming competitions with great interest.


CH Segni at Coventry
(Photo by Carol Beuchat)

One of the most riveting news reports over the weekend was the rescue of a German Shepherd mix from the rain swollen Los Angeles River. There was also canine drama north of LA in Ventura CA where we were introduced to a another potential top ten dog. We gave you a glimpse of the Ventura shows over the weekend. To recap, Bill Shelton’s latest Pembroke Welsh Corgi prodigy, CH Segni at Coventry, took two of three BIS, Friday’s Simi Valley Kennel Club & Sunday’s Ventura County Dog Fanciers Association. The third prize, Saturday’s San Fernando Kennel Club went to the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Pupukearidge Ikaika O Sprngvly.

Quiet Creek’s Kiss And Tell

Friday Kevin Harris’ finalists were the Golden Retriever, Eldorado’s Promises D’Best H3X, the Bloodhound, Quiet Creek’s Kiss And Tell, the Portuguese Water Dog, CH Deerpark Othello, the Lakeland Terrier, CH Black Watch On The Rocks, the Chinese Crested, CH Pahklavi Peepin Tom, and the Bulldog, CH Globe And Anchor Sgt Iron Mike.

CH Avenue’s Two Minute Warning

Saturday Valerie Carter saw the Labrador Retriever, CH Sounders Slate Of Cedar Brooke, the Alaskan Malamute, CH Nanuke’s Take It To The Limit, the Norwich Terrier, CH Avenue’s Two Minute Warning, the Pomeranian, CH Horizon’s A Fly On The Wall, the Dalmatian, CH Nspird Spotsafire It’s A Wrap, in addition to the aforementioned Ridgeback & Corgi.

CH Nanuke’s Take It To The Limit

Sunday it was Joan Luna with the previously mentioned Bloodhound, Malamute, Norwich, & Dal, the English Springer Spaniel, CH Caran’s Days Of Future Passed, and Pug, CH Winsome’s Gold Standard.


The Fort Bend Kennel Club pitched camp in Rosenberg TX for two days. We did tell you all about Saturday’s results, but here’s Sunday’s.

CH Quicksilver Sierra's Jaguar

It was Kenneth A. Buxton with the Brittany, CH Trio's Mr. Rocktober, the Greyhound, CH Quicksilver Sierra's Jaguar, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Sonnenschein River Chase, the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Dalrada’s Mystic, the Papillon, CH Wildfire On The Rocks, the Bichon Frise, CH Saks Hamelot Little Drummer Boy, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Enchanted's American Thunder.

His BIS was the Greyhound, winner of the Greyhound Club of America’s 2009 Southern Specialty. The five year old finished 2009 with one all breed Best and four Hound Group Firsts in limited showing. Congratulations to breeder Hillery Knoepell and owners Dr Shelley & Bill Hempel.


CH Skyscot's Poker Chip

The Central Iowa Kennel Club hosted a pair of shows this weekend in Des Moines IA. Saturday’s BIS was called by James Noe. His options were the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH EXL’s Leather N Lace, the American Foxhound, CH Kiarry’s Foolish Pride, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Jenda's Hail The Queen, the Norwich Terrier, CH Skyscot's Poker Chip, the Affenpinscher, CH Induna Oliver Twist, the Standard Poodle, CH Kaylen's In A Perfect World, and the Rough Collie, CH Rosepoint High Tide.

CH Induna Oliver Twist

His Best In Show was 2009’s number one Norwich, Pokey. Pokey ended last year with ten all breed BIS & 37 Terrier Group Ones. Congratulations to breeder Leslie Becker, owner Caroline Dodwell , and handler Brenda Lee Combs.

CH Kiarry’s Foolish Pride

Sunday, the club asked Dr Robert D Smith to give them a Best In Show. He chose from the same Cocker, Foxhound, & Norfolk, the Siberian Husky, CH Kontoki's Return To Innocence, the Maltese, CH Ta-Jon's Just Bee-Ing Silly, the Keeshond, CH Baronwood Infinity & Beyond, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Clemwood's Nobel Laureate. His Best was the Foxhound, JoJo. JoJo had one all breed Best in 2009 and 18 Hound Group top awards. Congratulations to breeders Leslie Millman, Donna Millman, Faith C Millman, & Diane Shearer, owners Beverly Wyckoff & Harry & Lisa Miller, and handler Scott Kipp.


We don’t know whether it is the weather or the number of football fans or what, but we have to scramble to get show results from Wisconsin. We originally posted this report with just partial results from this past weekend’s shows in Oshkosh, but our readers generously helped us fill in the blanks.

CH Skipper King’s Eminence of Helluland

They started on Friday with Richard Lake doing the BIS honors for the Packerland Kennel Club (even the dog lovers are Cheeseheads). In his final were the Golden Retriever, CH Avalor INXS, the Whippet, CH Sporting Field’s Bahama Sands, the Newfoundland, CH Skipper King’s Eminence of Helluland, the Norfolk Terrier, CH Max-Well’s Violet, the Brussell’s Griffon, CH Knolland Little Devon O’Luna, the Standard Poodle, CH Jaset’s Satisfaction, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Barkshire’s Jim Dandy.

BIS was the impressive Newfie, Lincoln. Unfortunately for us, Lincoln doesn't often show outside his region. He still managed three all breed BIS and 17 Working Group Firsts last year. Congratulations to breeder Bela Siklosi and owners Laura Vande Ven & Peggy Helming.

CH Jaset’s Satisfaction

Saturday’s Winnigamie Dog Club saw Eugene Blake with the same Whippet, Standard Poodle, & OES along with the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, CH Mudcreek Red Moose, the Rottweiler, CH Cammcastles Friar Tuck, the Border Terrier, CH Tyrolian Eight Belles At Meadowlake, and the Pomeranian, CH Char’s Bringin’ Sexy Back. BIS went to the dog least likely to be owned by an NFL player, the Standard Poodle, London. It’s the second BIS this month for the 22 month old.

CH Cedar C And Barnstorm’s Ltd Edition

Sunday hosts were the Oshkosh Kennel Club & Arley Hussin. The lucky seven finalists were the above named Golden, Whippet, Border Terrier, & Pom, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Abadie’s Crystal Vision, the Tibetan Terrier, CH Cedar C And Barnstorm’s Ltd Edition, and the Rough Collie, CH Highcrift Bourne Ultimatum TD. BIS went to the 2009’s top winning Tibetan Terrier, DJ. DJ finished last year with two all breed BIS & 22 Non-Sporting Group Firsts. Congratulations to breeder/owner Donna Ogden, co-owners Patricia Bernardo & Mary Lou Laffler, and handler Lynn Meyer.


There were four shows in Michigan this past week and we have told you about three of them. On Sunday, the Oakland County Kennel Club held their second show of the weekend.

CH Hallmark Jolei Austin Power
(Photo by Eddy Gurney Photography)

John Connolly had his pick of the Golden Retriever, CH Goodtime's I Rest My Case, the Whippet, CH Kamada's Instant Millionaire, the the Great Dane, CH Rainmaster's She's A Show Girl, the Norwich Terrier, CH Janoras Ace Of Spades, the Shih Tzu, CH Hallmark Jolei Austin Power, the Keeshond, Daimier's Viva La Vegas, and the Bearded Collie, CH Windwood Kinikia Nobody's Fool.

While Joe Walton was busy in Portland judging last night’s Non-Sporting Group, his Shih Tzu, Austin Powers, was collecting his second BIS of the weekend and his third of the new year. Austin is a DOG2WATCH.


We had a very busy & eventful dog show week. If you didn’t stay up late to read about the battles raging in Oregon & Florida be sure to go to the archives and catch up. Because we are old and get confused easily, we are going to start in the East and work out way west to give you the most complete dog show coverage anywhere.

CH Fireside’s Spontaneous Combustion

They completed three of four shows in West Friendship MD. We gave you the results of Friday’s & Saturday’s show earlier. Sunday it was the Annapolis Kennel Club with Thomas Feneis in the final ring. He saw the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, CH Fireside’s Spontaneous Combustion, Friday’s BIS winner the Scottish Deerhound, CH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, Saturday’s BIS winner, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Allure Blazing Star Alisaton, the Irish Terrier, CH Fleet Street Fenway Fan, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, CH Sheebas Diamonds Are Forever, the Lowchen, CH Chic Choix Bihar Cuba, and the Bearded Collie, CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.

Best In Show was the WPG, Buster. Buster ended last year as the number two WPG with two all breed BIS & 17 Sporting Group top prizes. Congratulations to breeder/owner Elaine Hunsicker, co-owner Sharon D Young, and handler Michelle Scott.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Betty-Anne Stenmark brought the curtain down tonight in Portland OR with the Tualatin Kennel Club.

CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed

Making it into the final final were the Irish Setter, CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed, the Whippet, CH Starline Chanel, The Alaskan Malamute, CH Catanya’s Latin Lover, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Slyfox Sneaks A Peek, the Brussels Griffon, the Standard Poodle , ch Hillwood Ale Kai Dynamo, CH Cashin’s Walk The Line, and the Puli, CH Lajosmegyi Singin’ In The Rain.

Taking home the last of the Portland rosettes was the Irish Setter, Emily. We hope it matches the one they won on Friday. Congratulations Team Emily. You finished the week as the AKC’s Number One Dog in conformation.


We always celebrate BACK2BACK BIS, the rare hat trick or three peat is even more of an event, but four in a row is almost unheard of. However, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, did the unbelievable, picking up his fourth Best In Show in a row to close the ten show Florida Marathon.

CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice

It happened today at the Pasco Florida Kennel Club show in Brooksville FL under Frank Sabella. Watching in awe were the Clumber Spaniel, CH Clussexx See You Later Alligator, the Afghan Hound, CH Genesis Silverado, the Siberian Husky, CH Topaz T.R.O.U.B.L.E., the Pug, CH Riversong’s Broadway Joe, the French Bulldog, CH Devine’s LA Confidential, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Shoal Creek’s Sangria V Barick.,

This win puts Dodger well out a head of the field as the Number One Dog All Breeds. How long he remains there depends on the outcome of today’s Tualatin Kennel Club in Portland OR. Check back with us for those results later.


The iconic seventies tune tells us that, "It never rains in California, but girl don't they warn ya. It pours, man it pours." And so it has been in the south state these past few days. That may be the reason our show results from Ventura are dribbling in.

CH Pupukearidge Ikaika O Sprngvly

What we do know is this, Friday’s Simi Valley Kennel Club show was won by the inspired collaboration, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Segni at Coventry, bred and owned by the Coventry folks Bill Shelton, Steve Leyerly, Beckie Williams DVM and Sophia Sadler of Segni Corgis. Molly is just getting her feet wet and rain soaked Ventura was a great place for a BIS baptism. Congratulations to Team Molly.

Saturday’s San Fernando Kennel Club event was taken by the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Pupukearidge Ikaika O Sprngvly. Ikaika was 2009’s number one Ridgeback, & number three Hound winning six all breed BIS & 44 Hound Group Firsts. Congratulations to breeders/owners Tom and Barbara Peach, and co-owners Sonnet & Ian McKinnon, & Pam Lambie who does the handling.


Well, it took us a while, but we now have some results for you from Saturday’s Dog Fanciers Association Of Oregon show in Portland.

CH Duba Dae’s Who’s Your Daddy
(Photo Courtesy of Carol Beuchat)

Ronald Menaker chose his best from the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout, the Afghan Hound, CH Thaon's Mowgli, the Boxer, CH Duba Dae’s Who’s Your Daddy, the Welsh Terrier, CH Darwyn’s Webslinger, the Pomeranian, CH Starlights My Sweet Dream, the Bichon Frise, CH PaRay Rime Time, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH PaRay Cirque Du Soleil.

It was the Boxer, Bosco, capturing one of the country’s largest BIS prizes. Bosco finished 2009 as the number six Working Dog with seven all breed BIS & 28 Group Firsts. Congratulations to to breeder/owner Lynn Jannson, co-owners Wendy Bettis & Charles Vose, and handlers Wendy and Jim Bettis.