Saturday, September 10, 2011


GCH CH Vin-Melca's The Norseman
(Photo by Julie L Mueller)

The Redwood Empire Kennel Club has pitched camp In the bucolic Northern California town of Petaluma for the weekend.  Today’s final was Colin Hamilton’s call.  His seven survivors were the German Short Haired Pointer, GCH CH Robin Crest Great Expectations, the Norwegian Elkhound, GCH CH Vin-Melca’s The Norseman, the Great Dane, GCH GCH Naple TLBK Dana Sanroques Naika Ika Pono, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Friendship Hills Stars and Stripes, the Silky Terrier, GCH CH Musicale’s Dancing Henry, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Lebull’s New Hope Wooly Bully, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Segni at Coventry.

Best went to the Elkhound, Erik.  It’s the first for Erik, who has been shown on a very limited basis.  Congratulations to the quintessential breeder/owner'handler Patricia Trotter, co-breeder Vicki Vermillion, and owner Jennifer Reed. 


  1. Erik is such a handsome dog with wonderful breed type. Pat does a beautiful job showing him. Congratulations to all for this great win, the first of many!