Saturday, November 13, 2010

WINE COUNTRY KC DAY ONE

GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy
(Photo courtesy of Amy Rutherford)

Exhibitors at today’s Wine Country Kennel Club were greeted by one of those golden days they get in the Napa Valley and fanciers who stayed for W Everett Dean Jr‘s final were treated to one of those great moments we get in the dog world when a dog you have heard about all year shows up in your back yard.   Today it was the Pekingese, GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy, who is usually shown on the east coast showing up to take the BIS.  Joining Malachy were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Silhouettes LifeInTheFastlane, the Whippet, GCH CH Starline’s Chanel, the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Catanya's Latin Lover, the Airedale, GCH CH Sherwood’s King Arthur, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Players Just Like Butter, and the  Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Avalon Frontier Sleepnlady Webber.  We will bring you the rest of the finalists just as soon as we confirm them.

Malachy and owner/handler have now put together a string of seven BIS in a row in their all our assault on the Number One Dog All Breeds title and we love having a front seat one all the excitement.  Check with us frequently for all the news.

FITCHBURG MA DAY THREE

GCH CH Nakodo’s Reign Of Glory

Dr Ruby Hertz had the judge’s book for the Framingham District Kennel Club today in Fitchburg MA.  Day four’s finalists were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Shadagee Caught Redhanded, the Basenji, GCH CH Wakill Signet Dooney, the Akita, GCH CH Nakodo’s Reign Of Glory, the Irish Terrier, GCH CH Fleet St Fenway Fan, the Pug, CH Foursquare I’ll Be A Shostopa Tu, the Lhasa Apso, GCH CH My Thai Ta Sen Halleluiah Chorus, and yesterday’s BIS winner, the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH  Oakhurst Crusin' In Chrome.  It was DOG2WATCH, the Akita, Echo, picking up her ninth BIS of the year.

SOUTHERN COLORADO KC DAY ONE

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Georgie Girl

The Southern Colorado Kennel Club opened their weekend in Pueblo CO with almost 1600 dogs entered.  The seven who made it to June Penta’s final were the ASCOB Cocker Spaniel, GCH Mardi Gras Strut The Stage, the  13” Beagle, GCH CH Del Rey Roosevelts Rough Rider, the Boxer, GCH CH Duba Dae’s Who’s Your Daddy, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Bayleigh Shaireab's Super Hero, the Pomeranian, GCH CH CR Simply Irresistible, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Vaje's Miss Jayne Hathaway, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Georgie Girl.  Her BIS was the OES, Georgie.  Georgie is being showed selectively and has one of the best BIS to entry ratios of any dog in the top twenty five winning 18 of the 50 shows she has entered this year.  Only our top two can match that batting average.

FURNITURE CITY KC DAY ONE

GCH CH Splash Di Caprio

The Furniture City Kennel Club is in Winston Salem NC for two days.  Bonnie Threlfall’s final included the Brittany, CH Magic Read My Lips, the Saluki, Miles At Doubletime’s Asmaanil, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Allure Envy Me Royalwoods V Schohaus, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Lil Itch Cheerleader, the Pug, GCH CH Woowoo Serendipity, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Splash Di Caprio, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Brookridge Pop Secret.  Her BIS was the Poodle, Chagall.  It was the first this year for Chagall and handler Christian Manelopoulos.  Congratulations to Christian, breeder Doris Backe, and  owner Zuleika Borges Torrealba.

FLORIDA DAY ONE

GCH CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice

The Hernando County Kennel Club’s two day set was preceded by a plethora of limited breed shows and specialties resulting in some respectable numbers and competition.  Day one ended with BIS judge Keke Kahn greeting the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout, the Whippet, CH Bo-Bett’s Speed Demon, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Cammcastle’s My Gigolo, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, the Italian Greyhound, GCH CH Bo-Bett’s Open Button, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dacun Kaylen’s He’s a Heartbreaker, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Equinox Ad Astra.    BIS went to the US’ Number One Dog All Breeds, the Smooth Fox, Dodger.  The win, worth 998 points, assures Dodger will retain that title for at least one more day.

SALISBURY MD DAY FOUR

GCH CH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind

The five day set in Salisbury MD is in day four and continues to feature fierce competition.  Today at the Salisbury Maryland Kennel Club’s day two show Whitney Coombs collected the Golden Retriever, GCH CH My Buddy's Boppity-Bop Blue Moon, the Scottish Deerhound, GCH CH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Blueberry’s Surely You Jest, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari, the Chow Chow, CH Kelin's There Can Be Only One, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.  BIS was the Deerhound, Hickory.  With their tenth BIS of the season. Hickory and handler Angel Lloyd have obviously regained the form they had prior to the medical sabbatical taken this summer.

KALAMAZOO KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Mi-Ti’s Three Cheers

Our first all breed report of the day is from Grand Rapids MI and the Kalamazoo Kennel Club.  Today Jane Kay’s stellar seven were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling seduction, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Field’s Bahama Sands, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Mi-Ti’s Three Cheers, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Tyrolian Eight Belles At Meadowlake, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Mondrian VH Lamslag RE, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Spitfire, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Gentry’s Braveheart.  Best In Show went to the Doberman, Quincy.   It’s the first all breed BIS for the two year old dog.  Congratulations to breeders Shirley Baker, Carol Silverman & J Laverdiere, owners Jordan Goldblatt, Shirley Baker, Carol Silverman, & D Roof DVM, and handler Gwen DeMilta.

AMERICAN BLOODHOUND CLUB

CH Quiet Creek’s Windfall

While we are waiting for today’s all breed results we have this for you.  The American Bloodhound  Club was in Stone Mountain GA this week for their National Specialty.  Dr Edna Martin’s BISS was CH Quiet Creek’s Windfall.   "Credo" also was the winner of the Top Twenty, only the second time in history a Bloodhound has copped both prizes.  Dr Martin also chose CH Heather Opportunity Knocks  as BOS, Citations First And Foremost as BW/WD,  and Jo-Li's Silverado Jingle All the Way as WB.

BBO “Credo” was showed to the win by 17 year old Junior Handler Matt Hawley, standing in for regular handler Doug Carlson.   Credo has collected six Hound Group top prizes this year.  Congratulations to Matt, breeders Susan Hamil, Lori Burch, & Lyn Sherman, and owners Michael and Kimberly Hansen, Susan Hamil, & Lori Burch.

Friday, November 12, 2010

DECATAUR ALABAMA KC DAY TWO

GCH CH Pepper Tree Zorro V Morgenwald

Our last report of the evening comes in from Priceville AL where the Decatur Alabama Kennel Club was doing it all over again, hosting their second show in as many days.  Wendy Willhauck’s super seven survivors were the Black Cocker Spaniel, Touchstone O Solo Mio, the Saluki, GCH CH Carma's Indian Summer, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Pepper Tree Zorro V Morgenwald, the Kerry Blue Terrier, CH Alainn Dugan, the Shih Tzu, CH McKnight's Golden Reputation, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH Cedar C Barnstrom L&D Edition, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Myshara's Dream Girl.  Her BIS was the Schnauzer, Zorro.  Zorro is the Number One Standard Schnauzer and has collected three all breed BIS and 19 Working Group top prizes this year. 

SOUHEGAN KENNEL CLUB


GCH CH Oakhurst Crusin' In Chrome
 
In Fitchburg MA today it was the Souhegan Kennel Club turn to host and Robert Vandiver’s turn to call the BIS.  He had his pick of the Pointer, GCH CH Bookstor Inherit The Wind, the Afghan Hound, CH Ledgehill Man Of My Dreams, the Alaskan Malamute, CH ice Crystal’s Top Gun, the Irish Terrier, GCH CH Fleet St Fenway Fan, A Pomeranian from the Open Dog Class, Jan-Hars A Wise Investment, the Keeshond, GCH CH Darkenwald Cavalier O' SouthCar, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Oakhurst Crusin' In Chrome.  It was the Aussie, Bentley, picking up the Best In Show, his first this year.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Belinda & Michael Rhoads and handler Jessica Plourde.

NUMBER ONE...AGAIN

GCH CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice

You knew it was going to happen didn’t you?  Today in Grand Rapids MI, DR Richard Meen’s final at the Greater Muskegon Kennel Club show included the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, the Basset Hound, GCH CH Topsfield-Sanchu American Express, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Cammcastle’s Friar Tuck, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, the Smooth Chihuahua, GCH CH Ayrwen’s Star Kissed Delight, the Bulldog, GCH CH Kepley’s Showbiz Razzle Dazzle, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Wyndchimes Change Of Winds Christopher.    The win, Dodger’s 63rd this year, put’s him back in as AKC’s Number One Dog All Breed’s.  You gotta love this race!

SALISBURY MD DAY THREE

GCH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

Day three in Salisbury MD ended with Alfred Ferruggiaro in the final ring for the hometown Salisbury Maryland Kennel Club.  His seven finalists were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise’s Tender Is The Night, the Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH Gleaneagle’s the Boxer, Who’s Famous Now, the Boxer, GCH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Bluberry’s Surely You Jest, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari, the Bichon Frise, CH Bibelot’s Purple Heart O'Mine, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.    BIS went to the nation’s Number Four Dog All Breeds, the Boxer, Scarlett.    You have noticed that Scarlett and handler Diego Fernando Garcia have been quietly collecting 31 all breed Bests this year, right?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

CHESHIRE KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed

The dog show weekend in New England started today in Fitchburg MA with the Cheshire Kennel Club’s show.  The day ended with Theresa Hundt’s final featuring the Irish Setter, GCH CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed, the 15” Beagle, CH Langrigg Star Of The Stage, the Akita, GCH CH Nakodo's Reign Of Glory, the Irish Terrier, GCH CH Fleet St Fenway Fan, the King Charles & Ruby English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH Southdown Nonetheless, the Lhasa Apso, GCH CH My Thai Ta Sen Halleluiah Chorus, and the Briard, CH Bella Del Conte Rissoso.  Best went to the nation’s Number Three Dog All Breeds, the Irish Setter, Emily.   Emily and handler Adam Bernardin have 37 all breed BIS and 103 Sporting Group Firsts this year.  Wow!

DECATUR ALABAMA KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Myshara’s Dream Girl
(Photo by Kenneth Reed Photography)

The Decatur Alabama Kennel Club opened the four day set in Priceville AL today just 200 miles east of us.  Paul  Willhauck gathered the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Bulkley Sharp Mtn's Blue Skyes MH, the Saluki, GCH CCH Carma's Indian Summer, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Pepper Tree Zorro V Morgenwald, the Kerry Blue Terrier, CH Alainn Dugan, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Pascavale Stefano, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH Cedar C Barnstrom L&D Edition, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Myshara’s Dream Girl.  His BIS was the Aussie, Beyonce.    Beyonce has now collected six all breed BIS this year.

NUMBERS ONE & TWO IN MD

GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy

It’s day two of five in Salisbury MD and it’s shaping up to be a very interesting weekend.  The Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, and the Pekingese, GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy, would enter Anne Hearn’s final in a virtual tie for the Number One Dog All Breeds.  They would be challenged for the BIS by the Irish Setter, CH Courtwood Always Bailey, the Greyhound, GCH CH GrandCru Erasmus, the Boxer GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Justus I’m Your Man, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.  Taking home the BIS and the Number One title, at least for the night, was the Peke, Malachy.   Malachy and owner/handler David Fitzpatrick have put together six BIS in a row and we still have three more shows to go in Maryland.  Stay tuned for all the excitement.

ANTELOPE VALLEY KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss And Tell

We had to go through the catalog, breed by breed, to compile the results from last Sunday’s Antelope Valley Kennel Club show in City of Industry CA, but now we know that Paula Hartinger’s BIS was the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss And Tell.  Joining Kissy in the final ring were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Gaia Of Yoshida Enterprise, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Aviator’s Luck Be A Lady, the Airedale, GCH CH Sherwood’s King Arthur, the Pug, GCH CH Winsome's Trouble At Coral Bay, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Kastle’s Go Speed Racer, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Segni At Coventry.  It’s the fifth all breed Best this year for Kissy and handler Bruce Schultz.  Kissy remains the top winning Bloodhound in the US and only one of two to win a BIS this year.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

SALISBURY MD DAY ONE

GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy

Betty Regina Leininger was in Salisbury MD to call our first BIS of the week at today’s Talbot Kennel Club show.  She had her pick of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, GCH CH Fireside‘s Spontaneous Combustion, the Scottish Deerhound, GCH CH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, the Wire Fox Terrier, Blackdale Sweetheart, the Pekingese, GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy, the Bichon Frise, CH Vogelflight’s “Honor” To Pillowtalk, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Brimar’s Always Mandrake HT.   Her BIS was the Peke, Malachy.  It’s Malachy’s fifth BIS in a row and puts him in a virtual tie for the Number One Dog All Breeds.

KINGS & GRAND CHAMPIONS

Henry II schools Phillip II on Titles

We have made a practice to keep our soap box discreetly stowed for most of the history of this blog, but today in researching this week’s shows we came across a couple of interesting entries that cause us to ascend that platform.  At one show we noticed that all of the entries were from one owner, not really unusual in these times of 300 entry dog shows.  However this entry has Champion and Grand Champion dogs entered in the Open Class.  Well, call us na├»ve, but we never had heard of such a practice.  While we have been told that such is within the permitted, we’re pretty sure that it is contrary to the spirit of good sportsmanship.

Now, we have in the past entered two or three puppies in a show with our adult BBE entry to get some help from the judges in determining who the real “keeper” of the bunch was and though we have never “built” our own major, we have seen it done, though we have frequently witnessed such majors go to an unexpected single entry owner.   In this case we wonder what the owner intended.  Were they needing some help from the judges to tell them whether their GCH, their CH, or their true class dog was the better dog?  Or were they hoping their class dog would take the points over their CH and GCH?  Generally one is a little chagrined when a class dog beats one’s special.  Perhaps when it is one’s own dog, the sting of being told the GCH lost is less? 

Such blatant purchasing of titles should be discouraged, for it demeans all of us.  What is then the value of the title?  We recall in the movie The Lion In Winter the aging King of England, Henry II, telling the boy King of France, Phillip II,  “A king? Because you put your ass on purple cushions? “  Where do the AKC and National Breed Clubs stand on this?

SEASONAL FEAST OF SHOWS

Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley

Once again we have a seasonal cornucopia of dog shows in the east and a meager helping of shows elsewhere in the US this week.  The fun begins today in Salisbury MD with the first of five shows.  Today’s offering by the Talbot Kennel Club will be followed  by the TKC’ day two show, two from the Salisbury Maryland Kennel Club, and the Sunday closer from the Mispillion Kennel Club. 

New Englanders will start their four day weekend tomorrow in Fitchburg MA with the Cheshire Kennel Club show, followed by Friday & Sunday with the Souhegan Kennel Club, and Saturday with the Framingham District Kennel Club.  In Winston-Salem NC the Furniture City Kennel Club will offer up a traditional weekend as will the Hernando County Kennel Club in Brooksville FL, a hour north of Tampa.

Here in the Midsouth, we have four shows in Priceville AL beginning Thursday, courtesy of the Decatur Alabama Kennel Club & the Huntsville Kennel Club.   Look for us at the Saturday HKC show, our first outing in a while.    Up in the Great Lakes region the Greater Muskegon Kennel Club, the Kalamazoo Kennel Club, & the Grand Rapids Kennel Club will each do one in Grand Rapids MI starting Friday.

You can get the standard Saturday/Sunday fare in Springfield MO with the Ozarks kennel Club, in Houston TX with the Cypress Creek Kennel Club Of Texas, or in Pueblo CO with the Southern Colorado Kennel Club.  Finally if you want to have an absolutely glorious dog show weekend visit Napa CA for two days with the Wine Country Kennel Club and take the time to take the cable car up to the Sterling Vineyards for the tour.  We promise you it’s the most beautiful view in the Napa Valley.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

COOKS INLET KENNEL CLUB

CH AbFab's Hot Toddy

We still have reports from this past weekend coming in.  Up in Palmer AK the Border Collie, CH AbFab's Hot Toddy, was Joyce Vanek’s BIS at Sunday’s Cook Inlet Kennel Club show.  It was Toddy’s first all breed BIS.  Congratulations to breeder Donna Trouten, owner/handler Ingrid Oliver, and owner Lesley Early.

Monday, November 8, 2010

BALD EAGLE KC OF WILLIAMSPORT PA

GCH CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed

As we go back over our previous reports we find that we still have not told you about who all the finalists were at Friday’s Bald Eagle Kennel Club Of Williamsport PA in Bloomsburg PA.  We did tell you that the Irish Setter, GCH CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed was Eric Ringle’s BIS, but we did not tell you that Emily was joined by the 15“ Beagle, GCH CH Torquay Midnight Confession, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Skyline’s Eliminator, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Castle Rock’s Sbigstaff Mad About You, the Pug, GCH CH Riversong’s Broadway Joe, the Bulldog, GCH CH Kepley’s Showbiz Razzle Dazzle, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.

FORT WAYNE DETAILS

GCH CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice

Much of the drama this week has come from the northern Indian town of Fort Wayne where we had five full days of canine competition.   You got most of the results real time, but here’s what we didn’t tell you.  The BIS winner of Friday‘s Sturgis Kennel Club show, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, was accompanied in Carl Leipman's final by the Gordon Setter, GCH CH Firethorn & Sandpiper Easy On The Eyes, the Greyhound, GCH CH Gaia Elfin Dance, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Spicerack She's All That, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Austin Powers, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Chaoyangs Take It To The Limit, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Kridler's Nutmeg V Signature.

GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction

On Sunday the Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club reprised their Wednesday appearance and put Nancy Smith Hafner in charge of the final of the aforementioned Gordon & Smooth Fox, the Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Soletrader Bjorn Borg, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Cammcastles Friar Tuck, the Pug, CH WooWoo Seredipity, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Leeason Rock My Soul.  It was the Poodle, London, picking up the hat trick, his third BIS of the five day stop.  London and handler Ann Rairigh increase their season total from  nine to twelve in just one weekend.

AUGUSTA KC DAY TWO

GCH CH Indigo's Hilltop Istate

Meanwhile, Down in North Augusta SC the Augusta Kennel Club closed the weekend with Dr Harry Smith choosing his BIS from the Parti-Color Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Dalin's This Is It!, day one winner, the Greyhound, GCH CH GrandCru Clos Erasmus, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Indigo's Hilltop Istate, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Charthill Power Broker, the Long Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH WynJyn Hooray For Dollywood, the Shiba Inu, GCH CH Mo's Grand Thunderstorm, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Mysharas Dream Girl.  Best went to the Siberian, Stacey.  That’s four this year for six year old Stacey.

VIRGINIA BEACH DAY FOUR

GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

We had an exciting week, with multiple wins by our Top Ten and we have been there to bring you much of the action.  Here’s the rest of the story.

Yesterday in Virginia Beach, they capped the four day stay with W Everett Dean Jr calling the BIS for the Virginia Beach Kennel Club.  His seven were the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Celestial CJ’s Hearts On Fire, the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, the Irish Terrier, GCH CH Fleet St Fenway Fan, the Affenpinscher, CH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari, the Lhasa Apso, GCH CH My Thai Ta Sen Halleluiah Chorus, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Brimar’s Always Mandrake.  His Best was the nation’s Number Four Dog All Breeds, Boxer, Scarlett.   We have that as her 30th this year.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

BARTLESVILLE KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Winfall I Dream Of Style

The Bartlesville Kennel Club took over on day two in Joplin MO and asked Don Duerksen to choose a Best In Show.  His seven options were the ASCOB Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Broken Ridge's Wild At Heart, the Basset Hound, GCH CH Topsfield-Sanchu American Express, the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall I Dream Of Style, a Dandie Dinmont Terrier from the classes, Derrydown Schooner's Keeping Up Appearances, Smooth Coat Chihuahua, CH Lamar’s Dream Big, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Hanna's Dan Inge Fair Sun, and the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, GCH CH Starpons Mustang Sally Rae.  BIS went to the Boxer, Macey.  Macey and handler Michael Shepherd have four BIS this season.

FOUR IN A ROW FOR NUMBER TWO

GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy

We don’t see four BIS in a row very often, but this weekend the Number Two Dog All Breeds, the Pekingese, GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy, is doing everything he can do to catch the front runner.  He and owner/handler David Fitzpatrick picked up four all breed Bests in two states this weekend, the latest coming at today’s Back Mountain Kennel Club show in Bloomsburg PA.  Joining Malachy and David in Sandra Goose Allen’s final were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed, the Borzoi, GCH CH Greyhaven Wizard's Crystal, the Rottweiler, GCH CH D'Oro Solido Uno, the American Staffordshire Terrier, CH Castle Rock's SBigStaff Mad About You, the Bulldog, GCH CH Kepley’s Showbiz Razzle Dazzle, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.   We can tell you that Malachy’s 51st BIS will not be enough to take over the Number One spot, but he is very, very close.

KNOXVILLE TN FINAL DAY

GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction

Day four in Knoxville TN looked a whole lot like day three with the Oakridge Kennel Club hosting again and the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, winning the back2back BIS.  Joining Beackham in Karen Wilson’s final were the Bloodhound, CH Heathers Father And Son, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Skansen’s Sir August Brigs, the American Staffordhshire Terrier, GCH CH Alpine‘s Highwayman, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Mondrian VH Lamslag RE, the Schipperke, GCH CH Dante Fire When Ready, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker’s Rumpus Bumpus.  Beckham’s 20th BIS might be good enough to move him up a slot in the All Breed Rankings, but we will reserve that until we get the rest of today’s numbers in.

LAKE EUSTIS DAY TWO

GCH CH Equinox Ad Astra

Our first report of the day is from Weirsdale FL and the day two show of the Lake Eustis Kennel Club.  Gay Dunlap’s lineup included the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine, the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Vongays It's A Wrap SL , the Doberman Pinscher, CH Soquels Run For The Roses, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, CH Prada Classic Aran Isle At Donellas, the Papillion, GCH CH Forevr Errol Flynn, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dacun Kaylen’s He’s A Heart Breaker, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Equinox Ad Astra.  BIS went to the Aussie, Aster.  It’s the second BIS this year for Aster and handler David Stout.