Thursday, February 10, 2011


GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins

Our last group is the Herding Group and we have an outstanding bunch of likely candidates.  First, we have the top Bearded Collie in history, GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.  Roy was the only Beardie to win an all breed BIS last year and he won 33.  He also finished as the Number One Herding Dog with a phenomenal 141 Group Firsts.  Roy was bred by Larry & Angela Stein, Lesley Woodcock, & Robert Lamm,  who co-own Roy with Ellen Charles & Susan Ross.  Roy is handled by Clifford Steele.

GCH CH Lambluv’s Gambolon Blue Thunder
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

Year after year Jere Marder shows up at the Garden with a great Old English Sheepdog.  This year it will be GCH CH Lambluv’s Gambolon Blue Thunder.  Elvis kept us entertained in 2010 with nine BIS and 64 Herding Groups.  Elvis was bred and is owned and handled by Jere for co-breeder Gail Radke and co-owner Kay Richardson.

GCH CH Mysharas Dream Girl

With 39 entries Australian Shepherds is one of the biggest entries this year at Westminster.   The one we think will make it to judge Lynette Saltzman’s final will be GCH CH Mysharas Dream Girl.  Beyonce charmed her way to seven BIS and 54 Herding Groups last year ending up as the Number Six Herding Dog.  Beyonce was bred by and is owned by Sharon Fontanini and handled by Jamie Clute.

GCH CH Segni At Coventry
(Photo by Carol Beuchat)

Worldwide the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is recognized as the dog favored by Queen Elizabeth II.  The Pembroke we think is the one to watch this year is GCH CH Segni At Coventry.  Shown only sporadically in 2010, Molly still collected six BIS and 18 Herding Groups.  She has already collected two BIS this year.   Molly was bred by  Sofia L Sadler, Steve Leyerly, Beckie Williams DVM, & Bill Shelton, is owned by Alexandra Geremia & Bill Shelton, and handled by Jenny Wornall and Wood Wornall.


  1. who won at the shows today?????????

  2. Beyonce is beautiful but got to love Roy the Beardie!!!

  3. It is a toss up between Beyonce and Roy for me! They are both excellent specimens of the breed.

  4. I love Elvis, but Beyonce is my pick!