Wednesday, August 3, 2011


GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction
(Photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

Our show week began today in Salem VA.  As regular readers know, many of the Virginian clubs have decided to withhold on line catalogs and show results until the week is over.  We’re not sure what the logic is, but it sure makes it difficult for us to try and keep fanciers around the US and else where in the world up to date on what’s happening in the world of AKC dog shows.  Fortunately, we have loyal, generous readers who share.

The secret society hosting today’s show was the James River Kennel Club.  Thanks to our reader we know that the first final was judged by Charles Trotter and among his finalists were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Celestial CJ’s Hearts on Fire, the Siberian Husky, CH Trillium Blue's Raising The Bar, Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Bayleigh Shaireab's Pinball Wizard, the the Pekingese, GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy, the Boston Terrier GCH CH Shine's Cupid Dolly, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Babheim’s Captain Crunch.

Day One went to AKC’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Cocker, Beckham.  Beckham and handler Linda Pitts have maintained a comfortable lead over the opposition for most of the year, always adding another BIS to their resume whenever anyone gets within a couple of thousand points.  Today’s win was their 28th of the year.


  1. Terrier group winner at Salem, welsh terrier, GCH Bayleigh Shaireab's Pinball Wizard

  2. Who won the terrier group?