Monday, June 27, 2011


One of the largest clusters this week was in Valparaiso IN where there were five shows.  We have already reported out on last Wednesday’s Michiana Kennel Club event & Thursday’s Valparaison Kennel Club show.

GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Austin Powers

Edd Bivin had the VKC’s day two final on Friday.  He chose his BIS from the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Summits Emery Its In The Bag, the Basset Hound, GCH CH Fort Merrill Topsfield Yahoo, the Samoyed, GCH CH Glacier's N Rowdy's Czargent Trouble, the Australian Terrier, GCH CH Kambara's Zebulon, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Austin Powers, the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Ken's N' Roobarb N" The Horse Ya Rode In On, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Equinox Ad Astra.

He chose the Shih Tzu, Austin.  Austin is on a summer roll with three BIS in the last six weeks.

GCH CH Summits Emery Its In The Bag

The MKC’s day two show on Saturday featured Arley Hussin’s final with the previously mentioned Golden, the Greyhound, GCH CH GrandCru Clos Erasmus, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Indigo Synama Wood Imp, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Brightluck's Prancing Pirate JE, the Shih Tzu, Austin, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Ri Lee’s Diamonds Are Forever, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Aryakas Hermes.

BIS went to the Golden, Chloe. Chloe has four big rosettes this season, all within the last 60 days.

GCH CH GrandCru Clos Erasmus
(Photo by Winnersdog)

Murrel Purkhiser and the Berrien Kennel Club closed out the set on Sunday.  The seven final finalists were the above named Greyhound, Siberian, & Shih Tzu, the Golden Retriever, CH Chateau's Think Big, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Jennycreek Lord Bacchus, the Irish Terrier, GCH cH Sugarbush’s American Girl, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Glren Oaks Firekeeper's Gambler, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Bandheim’s Captain Crunch.

The fifth day Best In Show was the Greyhound, Era.  Era has been one of the season’s most consistent finalists with 21 Hound Groups to date yielding three all breed BIS.


  1. Einstein the golden is a CH...he finished the beginning of May.