Monday, July 18, 2011


GCH CH Jan-Jems Party Animal

The Toy Dog Group seems to get more competitive each year.  If you were in Marshall MI this weekend, you saw all three big rosettes go to Toy Dogs.

It started on Friday at the Holland Michigan Kennel Club when James Ham chose the Havanese, GCH CH Jan-Jems Party Animal, as his BIS.  Chico was joined by the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Nexus Dark Horse, the Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Soletrader Bjorn Borg, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol's Veni Vidi Vici, the Irish Terrier, GCH CH Sugarbush's American Girl, the Bulldog, GCH CH K's Note-A-Bul Cisco Kid, and the Puli, GCH CH Moonshadow Rongyos Kis Medve.

It was the first all breed Best for 17 month old Chico.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Janet Wahl and handler Nina Fetter.

GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Austin Powers

The rest of the weekend belongs to the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Austin Powers, who made it BACK2BACK BIS, winning both of the Battle Creek Kennel Club’s offerings.  On Saturday Austin and handler Luke Ehricht prevailed over the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Ocoee Dsqd With A Vengeance, the above named PBGV, the Leonberger, Sentez Jagr, the Lakeland Terrier, GCH CH Talydales Friend Of The Force, the Boston Terrier, CH Annalee Told Ya So, and the German Shepherd Dog, Foxhaven-MyJoy Good Girl Gone Bad Of Windfall, in Chris Walkowicz’ final.

On Sunday Linda More considered the Field Spaniel, CH Killara's Riders On The Storm, the Greyhound, GCH CH Gaia Elfin Dance, the Bernese Mountain Dog, GCH CH Liebenhund's Who's Your Daddy, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Kerrisel's Here's Looking At You, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Chaoyangs Take It To The Limit, and the Briard, CH Sendero's Dirty Lil Secret, before choosing Austin as her Best.

Austin has been among the Top Toy Dogs in the US for the last two years and has gathered five all breed BIS and 37 Toy Group Firsts this year.


  1. Actually Billy these two Bests were 4 & 5 for Austin this year. Your site is the best, and is always interesting

  2. This is also a first BIS for any of my dogs. I am very happy.

    Janet Wahl
    JanJems Havanese