Saturday, February 19, 2011


CH Bandheim’s Captain Crunch
(Photo by Patt Kolesar)

Every year in January, as we do our show reports we note all the new names that pop up in the group placements.  While it not unheard of for a dog to win a Group from the classes, it still catches our eye when it happens.  One of the names we kept seeing was that of the German Shepherd Dog,  CH Bandheim’s Captain Crunch.  We first reported that he took a Group from the classes back on January 19th..  Since that time he has taken four more Herding Groups, one in Atlanta, two in Indianapolis, and yesterday in Greenville SC

Today he grabbed over 1500 points and the BIS at the Hendersonville Kennel Club show and he did it over major competition.  Rounding out Robert Hutton’s final were the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Poole’s Ide Got Water RN, the Whippet, GCH CH Starline Chanel, the Newfoundland, GCH CH Voldemort At Chekrd Des Oursons Du Vent, the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Cracknor Crosrr The Ts, yesterday’s BIS winner, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari, and the Bulldog, GCH CH Bully Hills James Dean.

We do believe it’s the three year old’s first all breed BIS, but we really don’t know much about this dog.    If anyone out there can enlighten us, please do.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Carlos Navarro, and fellow owners James Moses, D Stern, J Lange, & M Deschamps.


  1. I understand this GSD is from Mexico.

  2. "Capi" as I think they call him was the number one dog all breeds in Mexico last year (not sure if he remained number one).
    This is his first BIS in the U.S.

  3. "Capi" #2 Dog All Breeds in Mexico last year, Handled by Jimmy Moses.!/album.php?id=696872489&aid=153420

  4. Have a feeling this dog has won around 25 BIS's in Mexico!! I hazard a guess, this will not be his last in the US!!!

  5. I looked on infodog, and this dog had been bumbed up to BOB competition. So he technically didn't win BIS from the classes. Just doesn't have CH in front, in the catalog.

    I also have heard he is from Mexico. I wish I was down in SC to tell you more, but I am not.

  6. I didn't say he went BIS from the classes, but he did go Group One from the Classes back in January.

  7. I was in SC and the dog is AMAZING!! He shows to perfection.

  8. Capi's owner is Carlos Navarro, a dog person from Mexico for so many years.
    This dog was 2nd all breed in Mexico's ranking of 2010. And is seems He will be turning heads in USA.

  9. Capi was # 2 All Breeds, # 1 Herding Dog and # 1 GSD in Mexico in 2010.
    He won 24 BIS in Mexico and now 2 in the U.S.
    Billy Wheeler is right Capi won a Group One from the clases.

    Carlos Navarro