Tuesday, December 6, 2011


GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins

The four day weekend ended yesterday in Yuma AZ with the day two show of the Imperial Valley Kennel Club.

Jeannette McGinnis had the last final of the week and her pick of the English Setter, GCH CH Oakley’s B’Dazzled, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell, the Boxer, GCH CH R and G’s Mystical Dancer, the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Max-Well’s Rainbow, the Pekingese, GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Coco Vialatte Robobull Hot Flash, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.

Picking up his 72nd career BIS and his second of the week was the Beardie, Roy.    Roy and handler Cliff Steele have made the race for Number One Herding Dog the most closely contested group race in AKC, with 24 all breed Bests and 106 Herding Groups this year.


  1. That beardie looks awesome. I would love to know how to keep a coat that nice! <3

  2. Cliff has shown beardies for years and has always kept them in spectacular condition.

  3. Roy is beautifully conditioned, and shown to perfection by Cliff Steele...Roy is truly King of the Beardies & Lord of the Rings!