Wednesday, July 13, 2011


GCH CH Thaon’s Mowgli

With better than 8500 points up for grabs and the best weather available this past week, Ventura CA was an ideal place for a dog show.  One dog who took advantage of the opportunity was the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Thaon’s Mowgli, who took home a new set of bookends, both Friday’s Channel City Kennel Club & Sunday’s Ventura County Dog Fanciers Association BIS. 

On Friday Mowgli, the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Gaia of Yoshida Enterprise Jp, the Doberman Pinscher Catawba’s Take No Prisoners, the Kerry Blue Terrier, CH Perrisbly Kennislain’s Chelsey, the Havanese, CH Askin Steppin to the Bad Side, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Victoire Gerie No Lemon Gemstone, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Segni at Coventry were David Markus Options.

GCH CH Gaia of Yoshida Enterprise Jp

Mowgli was on hand on Saturday to watch John Ramirez hand the Santa Maria Kennel Club’s big rosette to fellow Friday finalist, the Golden, Gaia,  They were joined by the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Pepper Tree Zorro V Morgenwald, the above named Kerry, the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Kamikazi’s Hot Saki, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Lebull New Hope Wooly Bully, and the previously mentioned Corgi.  It was the 16th final appearance for Gaia and handler Laurie Jordan-Fenner and their second BIS of the year.

Keke Kahn wrapped it up on Sunday for the Ventura County Dog Fanciers Association.  Before choosing Mowgli, she considered the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Shortales N Cahoots W Irondale JH, the above named Schnauzer, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Skyscot’s Texas Hold’Em, the Pomeranian, CH Deco’s Guide to Style, the aforementioned Bichon, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Terra’s Versache.

Mowgli has been a Top Five Afghan Hound for the last three years and is currently the Number One Afghan Hound (breed points) in the US.  These are his 3rd & 4th BIS this year.  All have come in the last six weeks.  Gonna be a hot summer for this one.


  1. Did Zorro win the standard schanuzer national?

  2. Thanks so much for posting Ventura!!! Can I send you a different photo of Mowgli to use? Do you know the website He is on the cover and you might use that photo as it is more current. Or we can send you something else. That photo you are using is not a particularly recent photo.
    Jay T Hafford
    Jim Blanchard

  3. Altnamara Deerhounds and WhippetsJuly 13, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Does anyone know if this was the Afghan shown in MD a couple of seasons ago? I'm sure it was a Thaon Afghan I watched go BIS, it was very lovely.

  4. We are always happy to have updated photos of reported BIS winners. Please send in you favorites to us at

  5. On Sunday Gch Deco's Guide To Style took a group 2 and is a Japanese Chin.

  6. Toy group show in San Antonio today:
    Group 1- Cavalier with clint Livingston
    Group 2- affenpinscher with Jorge olivera
    Group 3 - Brussels griffon with Susie kipp
    Group 4 - yorkie with Luke Ehrlicht