Monday, December 5, 2011


GCH CH Steele Your Heart
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

It’s been raining for two days here in Memphis, making our Monday Morning Mop Up a double entendre.  We are going to start out in Yuma AZ where the four day set that began on Friday drew competitors from all over the country.

Nancy Simmons had the first day final for the Yuma Kennel Club.  Her well traveled seven were the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Shortales N Cahoots W Irondale JH, the Saluki, GCH CH Shatani Ivory Moon SC, the Samoyed, GCH CH Glacier’s n Rowdy’s Czargent Trouble, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Steele Your Heart, the Pekingese, GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Kastle’s Go Speed Racer, and the Australian Cattle Dog, GCH CH Carben Coy’s If the Shoe Fits.

Taking home the first big rosette of the set was the Wire Fox from Southern California, Eira.  Eira and handler Gabriel Rangel have pushed hard these last few months picking up 12 of their 16 BIS in the last three months.

GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins

On day two James Ham was in for the YKC and saw the above named GSP, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell, the Great Dane, GCH CH Naples Tlbrk Dana Roques Naika, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Waiterock Jack Falstaff, the previously mentioned Peke, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Highwood’s Big Shot, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.

It was the Beardie from New England taking home the BIS.  It’s Roy’s 71st career BIS, a breed record, and his 23rd BIS of the season.  Roy is the Herding Group leader this year with 105 Group Ones.

GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy

The Imperial Valley Kennel Club took over on Sunday and put Dorothy MacDonald in the final ring with the aforementioned GSP, Bloodhound, & Peke, the Boxer, GCH CH Rand G’s Mystical Dancer, the Keeshond, GCH CH Parrkees Cruisin for a Bruisin, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Melody’s Night Moves at Baywind.

Her choice for Best was the Peke from Pennsylvania, Malachy.  Malachy is the Number One Toy Dog and the Number Two Dog All Breeds with 47 BIS this year.


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