Tuesday, October 25, 2011


GCH CH Taji’s Klassic Lil Black Dress SC

The  Del Valle Dog Club Of Livermore wrapped up it’s two big shows yesterday with a couple of fresh faces posting BIS.

On Sunday Anne Katona chose the Basenji, GCH CH Taji’s Klassic Lil Black Dress SC, as her Best over the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, the Boxer, GCH CH R and G’s Mystical Dancer, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Slyfox Sneaks A Peek, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Cashnross First Grff Tina Fey, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Rainedance written in Stone CD PT AX ACJ.

Nearing her fifth birthday, Lil, just returned to the show ring after a year long hiatus.  She has since won the Evergreen Basenji Club’s specialty in August and copped a Group 2 at the All Hound Club of Bellingham in September.  This was the first Group One & first all breed Best for Lil.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Katie Campbell and co-breeders Sue Kite & Jeffrey Gillespie.

CH Hatch Tillie de la Salsa

On Monday, Mary Ann Alston’s BIS was the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Hatch Tillie de la Salsa.   She might have chosen the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Otein Cap'N Jack Sparrow, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Mahali Arriva Meadowlark, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Caryola’s Antigua, the above named Smooth Fox, the Pug, GCH CH Caper’s Sirius Endeavor, or the aforementioned Standard Poodle, but she didn’t.

Two year old Hatch has appeared in six finals this year, all in the last three months.  This is his first BIS.  Congratulations to breeders Judith Abramsohn & John Thompson MD, owners Terry & Penny Peterson, Linda Haskell, & Judy Kasper, and handler Larry Fenner.


  1. Congratlations to all the Group Winners, and a "Woo Hoo!!" to Katie and 'Lil, a truly spectacular win! Wish I could have been there! :) ~L. Lynch, Edmonds, WA.