Sunday, January 9, 2011


GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore
(Photo by Vicki Holloway)

We had expected that the long weekend in the California desert would give us a clear indication which dogs might be the leaders for the Number One Dog of 2011.  While we have several names on our list, we are pleased to say that once again we have a great crop of dogs to entertain us this year.  Jon Cole’s final at today’s Palm Springs Kennel Club show in Indio CA featured the English Setter, GCH CH Oakley's B'Dazzled, the Whippet, GCH CH Starline’s Chanel, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Cammcastle’s Kore Elements, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Alpine’s Highwayman,  the Silky Terrier, GCH CH Snow Flen’s Tesorio Cover Story, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgil, CH Mariel's Harvest Moon.

BIS was the big Poodle, Ally.  Ally burst on the scene in April of 2010 in spectacular fashion, winning the Poodle Club of America’s National Specialty from the classes.  She went on to win 18 all breed BIS and 39 Non-Sporting Groups in limited showing, rarely getting far from her Pacific Northwest home.  We hope that she gets out and about this season so more fanciers can see this beautiful girl.  Congratulations to breeders L'Dyne Wicker Brennan &Debra Ferguson Jones, owners Toni & Martin Sosnoff, and handler  Tim Brazier.


  1. Who won the Toy Group????

  2. who won the herding group?

  3. I hear Michael Pitts won the spaniel club with a black cocker. WOnder where Linda was????

    Also in the final was the spring spaneil with RObin Novack. This is the springer that won the breed at the cup and placed fourth in the bred by group.