Saturday, May 7, 2011


GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Austin Powers

The reports on National Specialties keep on rolling in.  Down in Atlanta the American Shih Tzu Club held their 2011 National Specialty.  Michelle Billings chose GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Austin Powers as her BISS.  BOS was GRC CH Dancee Moonlight Fashion, Winners Dog was Symarun’s Love T ‘ Look, and Winners Bitch/Best of Winners was BR Pepper’s Crazy Girl.

Austin picked up a hat trick of specialty wins this week, capturing the top prize at both the Atlanta Shih Tzu Fanciers and the Shih Tzu Fanciers of Central Florida prior to today’s National win.  Austin has been the Number One Shih Tzu and a Top Ten Toy Dog for the last two years.  Congratulations to breeders Luke & Diane Ehrict, owners Joe & Bobbi Walton, and handler Luke Ehrict.


GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore

With almost 2200 dogs entered today’s Bucks County Kennel Club show finished with one of the toughest finals so far this year.    BIS judge Ramon Valenzuela Podesta traveled all the way from Chile to see the super seven of the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova, the Greyhound, GCH CH GrandCru Clos Erasmus, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Huskavarna’s Destined to Win, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Castle Rock's SBigStaff Mad About You , the Pekingese, GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.

Today in Pennsylvania the man from Chile went with the Poodle from the Pacific Northwest, Ally, proving the universality of the dog game.  Ally and handler Tim Brazier will easily take over the Number Three All Breed spot with this win, their 15th BIS this year.


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

Two of our top five were in William Cunnigham’s final at today’s Crawford County Kennel Club show in Bucyrus OH, Number One, the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, and the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream.  Joining them were the Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH J’s Starbarrack’s Babybug’s Devil of a Bug, the Standard Manchester Terrier, GCH CH Redfern’s Super Trooper, Lights Are Going To Find Me, the Japanese Chin, CH Marquis Tiz Karuz'n For Hotties,  the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Tibroke’s Kissed By A Star, and the old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Aryakas Hermes.

It was the Cocker, Beckham, collecting his sixteenth BIS of the year and increasing his lead on the field by nearly 10,000 points.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Linda Moor, co-owners Bruce Vandeman, Carolee Douglas, Mary Walker, & Cindy Cassidy, and handler Michael Pitts.


GCH CH Ta-Jon’s Just Bee-Ing Silly

Anyone who has met us may find it incredulous that someone who looks  like Bulldog first real show dog was a Maltese.  Nonetheless it is true and while we have not owned Maltese since the 1980s we still love to watch a good one float around the ring. 

Last Sunday, the American Maltese Association held their National Specialty in Fort Worth TX.  Peggy Lloyd’s BISS was GCH CH Ta-Jon’s Just Bee-Ing Silly. Best of Opposite Sex fell to GCH CH Rhapsody’s Regarding Henry. Winners Dog was Divine’s Work of Art, Winner’s Bitch/Best Of Winners was Jacob’s Victory Heaven Cent.

BOB Justine adds a National Specialty win to her four all breed BIS this year.  Justine was bred by Tammy & John Simon Jr, and is owned  by Tammy Simon & Timothy Lehman who showed Justine the win.  Congratulations to them all and all the other winners.

Friday, May 6, 2011


GCH CH Cajun’s A Change is Gonna Come

Among the national Specialty results we have in is last Friday’s Clumber Spaniel Club Of America National.  Marsha Hall Brown chose GCH CH Cajun’s A Change is Gonna Come as her BISS,  BOS was CH Clussexx Arrivederci and BOW was Clussexx Collaboration with Traddles. 

BOB Raney was bred by and is owned by Milford Cole and Peggy Holman.   He was shown to the win by Ashley Whitmore for Brian Livingston.   Congratulations to them all.


GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici

The all breed action got underway at Purina Farms in Gray’s Summit MO today with the Spirit of the Heartland Kennel Club’s show.  William Usherwood's handsome seven were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, the Pharaoh Hound, GCH CH Northgate’s As You Like It, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, CH Reddawn’s Eminent Horizon, the Toy Manchester Terrier, CH Cottage Lake Bella Horizonte, the Standard Poodle, CH Dawin Hot & Spicy, and the Belgian Tervuren, CH Stonewall Let’s Make a Deal.

Best went to the Doberman, FiFi.  That’s FiFi’s sixth BIS this year and her third in the last month.  FiFi is now sitting in the Number Eleven spot in our all breed rankings.  Knock, knock!  She ‘s at the door.


GCH CH Bret D Gabriel's Lost Art RN, CGC

If you were seeing spots before your eyes this last week, you were probably in Fort Mitchell KY  for the 2011 Dalmatian Club of America National Specialty.  More than 325 Dalmatians gathered April 28 for seven days of the iconic spotted breed.  The festivities culminated in the Best Of Breed competition, judged by Eva Berg this past Wednesday.  Hers BISS was GCH CH Bret D Gabriel's Lost Art RN CGC.  Best of Opposite Sex went to GCH CH Blackthorn Flower Power.  Winners Dog/Best of Winners was Blackflash Star's Comet and Winners Bitch was Dakota's the Closer

BOB Gabe was bred by Marie Zink & Betty Carroll, is owned by Kimberly Carey, and handled by Michael Pitts.  We hear that Gabe is Kim‘s first show dog.  Now, how lucky is that?  Congratulations to Kim and all of team Gabe and all the other winners!


CH Downhome Hitech Innovator
Photo by Peggy Mundell-DogBreedz

The all breed fun got underway yesterday in South Jordan UT with the day one show of the Intermountain Kennel Club.  Norm Patton’s final featured seven of the best in west, the Weimaraner, GCH CH Silhouette’s LifeInTheFastLane, the Harrier, CH Downhome Hitech Innovator, the Kuvasz, GCH CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Pence, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Devon’s Semper Fi, the Havanese, GCH CH Askin Steppin to the Bad Side, the Schipperke, GCH CH Dante’s Firw When Ready, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Kaleef’s Samarav Kenlyn.

Best went to the Harrier, Chet.  It’s Chet’s second BIS, coming less than two weeks after his first.  Chet is the son of the winningest Harrier in history, CH Downhome Family Tradition.   Can you say Harrier Heir Apparent?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Salt Lake City

It took us so much time to gather up last week’s results that we find we are already into this week’s shows.  In the Northeast the action begins Friday in West Windsor Township with two limited breed offerings, the Delaware Valley Toy Dog Fanciers Association & the Garden State All Terrier Club. The all breed action debuts on Saturday with Bucks County Kennel Club in Erwinna PA 40 miles northwest.  Sunday it’s back to West Windsor for two days with the Trenton Kennel Club.  Do you think the two clubs might get together on a mutually convenient site?

Our Great Lakes offerings this week are  the Crawford County Kennel Club’s two shows in Bucyrus OH, 100 miles southwest of Cleveland, or the three shows hosted by the Badger Kennel Club & Janesville-Beloit Kennel Club in Jefferson WI 50 miles due west of Milwaukee.  Down here in the South exhibitors will choose between a weekend in Watkinsville GA, near the University of Georgia, with the Oconee River Kennel Club or two in beautiful Panama City FL with the Greater Panama City Dog Fanciers Association. 

In the Heartland, fanciers will once again be at the Purina Farms complex in Gray Summit MO.  The fun starts tomorrow for four days of fun with the Gateway Toy Dog Fanciers, the Spirit Of The Heartland Kennel Club, the Jefferson County Kennel Club Of Missouri, & the St Louis Dog Breeders Association.  Once again Texans have two choices of venues, the Caddo Kennel Club Of Texas in Marshall, 40 miles east of Shreveport LA, or keep heading 450 miles west on US 20 to Big Spring TX for a weekend with the Big Spring Kennel Club.

We do have a Mountain Time Zone site this week, South Jordan UT, just south of Salt Lake City, will be the place to be for four days with the Intermountain Kennel Club & the Utah Valley Kennel Club commencing tomorrow.  Our west coast shows won’t interfere with one another.  The Olympia Dog Fanciers Association’s two shows in Elma WA  are 1100 miles north of the Rio Hondo Kennel Club’s shows in Pomona CA.

The weather promises to be better this week in most venues (How could it be worse?)  So pack up the car, seek out your local show and spend some time with some of the nicest folks around and their beautiful AKC registered dogs.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


In  preparing this week’s Traditional Top Ten Dogs. We were struck how close the race is among all but the Number One Dog.  We thought you might enjoy seeing this presented graphically.  We haven’t published the exact numbers as we don’t want to get into a debate on our methods of tabulating the as yet unverified numbers from the last two weekends.  We will just say that our mathematical model has been accurate to within 0.5 percent these last three years.

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GCH CH Belcanto Flags A’Flyin

We close the reports on this past weekend with the Bee-Tex Kennel Club’s two shows in Beeville TX near Corpus Christie.  Saturday Arley Hussin gathered the Golden Retriever, CH Gemini High Flyer, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Belcanto Flags A’Flyin, the Great Dane, Ddagmar’s Mr Twice As Nice, the Miniature Schnauzer, CH Southcross Bad Moon Rising, the Miniature Pinscher, CH Windwalkers Call In The Clowns, the Keeshond, CH Showtimes Happy Feet, and the Australian Shepherd, Copperridge’s Shining @ Spotlights.

His BIS was the Beagle, Corbin.  Corbin’s second top prize of the year was his seventh career Best.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Ruth Willett and handler Christopher Keith. 

Sunday  the Golden, the Schnauzer, MinPin & Kees, would all be back for a second try with Carolyn Herbel.  They would be accompanied by the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Jodell’s Boogie Back to Texas, the Bullmastiff, GCH CH Nambe Hy-Bull Rainmaker, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH cH Aubrey’s Tails of Mystery.

She would give the two year old Keeshond his first all breed BIS.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Lori Hooper.


GCH CH Evergreen’s Miss Congeniality

One of the two sites on which we have not yet reported is Marshalltown IA where the Heart of Iowa Kennel Club set up for the weekend.  It was a Bully weekend as the Bulldog, GCH CH Evergreen’s Miss Congeniality, was everybody’s favorite girl, taking home both big rosettes.

On Saturday, the 18 month old was challenged by the English Springer Spaniel, CH Tagalong Boy Oh Boy, the Basset Hound, GCH CH Fort Merrill Topsfield Yahoo, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Urban Pride Sharply Dressed, the Bedlington Terrier, CH Glaurieus Top Super Mod Elle, the Shih Tzu, CH Mei Sun’s 4 the Love of the Game, and the Briard, GCH CH La Vie Rose Dior August Mood CD. 

Sunday, she and owner/handler Stanley Flowers were joined by the aforementioned Springer & Basset, the Samoyed, CH Sammantic Now or Never, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, CH Glenmar’s Little Deuce Coupe, the Havanese, CH Windfall’s Flash Point, the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Pettibone’s Little Big Man.

This is the first all breed BIS for the ingĂ©nue that was BOS at Westminster in February.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Jane E & Stanley D Flowers and owner Charlotte G Roberts.


GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream
(Photo by Infocubymiguel)

We don’t know if it’s the nasty weather or the lack of AKC representatives out there, but we are still getting results coming in from this past weekend.  Here in Tennessee the action was in the tony Nashville suburb of Franklin where the Maury County Kennel Club held two shows. 

The weekend was all about the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, who captured both of the BIS this weekend.  On Saturday Teresa Marie Gallo might have chosen the Labrador Retriever, CH Mar-Moye Over and Under, the Redbone Coonhound, GCH CH CWSG CCH Sidearm Jungle Mufasa, the American Staffordshire Terrier, CH Winmors High Speed Chase, the Pug, GCH CH Kenshei’s and That’s the Way It Is, the Shiba Inu, GCH CH Royal’s Fame and Fortune, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Taliesin Fashion Forward, but she didn’t.

On Sunday, David Bolus preferred Scarlett over the Coonhound, AmStaff, Pug, & Collie from Saturday’s final, the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Brookwood Diamond in the Rough, and the Xoloitzcuintli, CH Serranisimo Caliente.

The wins keep Scarlett securely in the Number Three Dog All Breeds spot.  This has been one exciting year so far.

Monday, May 2, 2011


GCH CH Bellatak McDreamy
(Photo by Vicki Holloway)

One of the biggest wins this weekend went to one of the littlest dogs competing at Sunday's Lake Mathews Kennel Club show in Chino CA, the Havanese, GCH CH Bellatak McDreamy. (You can re4ad about Saturday's show here)  Joining Dreamer in Paula Nykiel’s final were the English Setter, GCH CH Oakley’s B’Dazzled, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quietcreek’s Kiss and Tell, the Great Pyrenees, GCH CH Honor’s Promise of the Future, the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Steel your Heart, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Lebull’s New Hope Wooly Bully, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Segni at Coventry.

It’s the first top prize this year for the multi  BIS winner.  Congratulations to breeder Kathy Patrick, owners John Oakes, Carol Shea, Kathy & Tom Patrick, & Jane Samson, and handler David Murray.


GCH CH Silhouette’s LifeInTheFastLane

We are still piecing together the results from this weekend.  From Walla Walla WA we have results of the Walla Wall Kennel Club’s Sunday show.  You can read about Saturday's happenings here.  The Weimaraner, GCH CH Silhouette’s LifeInTheFastLane, the Redbone Coonhound, CH Eskai’s Sir Kasper, the Akita, GCH CH C and L’s Mojo Thrill of the Hunt Day, the American Staffordshire Terrier, Alpine’s Catch Me If You Can, the Papillon, GCH CH Titian’s risky Business, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Vonhamm Bedkar LeatherN Lace, all gathered to impress BIS judge Derek Hyde.

The one that caught his fancy was the Weimaraner, Jimmie.  Jimmie now has three all breed BIS and 16 Sporting Group Firsts, big enough wins to put him in the Top Twenty Dogs All Breeds.


GCH CH Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here

The Myrtle Beach Kennel Club was in Florence SC for two shows this weekend.  Saturday the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here, the Saluki, CH Baha Persian Of Interest, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Driftwood’s N Makitso Man O’War, the Standard Manchester Terrier, GCH CH Saint Lazar’s Ring Of Fire, the Toy Manchester Terrier, CH Cottage Lake Bela Horizonte, the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Panache-Jokuba Dance With A Devil, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Windsome’s Love Remembers. 

Best went to the GWP, Truman.  It’s the second all breed Best for Truman and handler Frank Murphy, the man who guided Truman’s dad, GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout, to the breed record for BIS.  Truman is also the most recent winner of the German Wirehaired Pointer of America National Specialty.

CH House Poory JP Belaire’s Headline.

Sunday, Truman and Frank would be back to see Steven Gladstone as were the above named Standard Manchester Terrier, Shar-Pei, & GSD, the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Rosefarm’s Fraiser Of Nantucket Mlu, the Great Pyrenees, CH Talisman’s The Best Is Yet To Come, and the Pug, CH House Poory JP Belaire’s Headline.  Sunday belonged to the Pug, Linus.  18 month old Linus just finished his championship three weeks ago and already has two all breed BIS.  Looks like this one is on his way.


GCH CH Hetherbull TopLine O-O

Some of the most fierce competition of the weekend was in Bear DE where the Wilmington Kennel Club & the Penn Treaty Kennel Club teamed up for a three day weekend.  Read about Friday’s WKC show here.  At the day two show of the WKC on Saturday Michael Dachel’s final included the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, the Samoyed, the Samoyed, GCH CH McMagic’s Candie Hamm of Pebbles’Run, the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Cracknor;s Cross the Ts, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari, the Bulldog, GCH CH Hetherbull TopLine O-O, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Xtacee Dancin in the Moonlight.

His Best was the two year old Bulldog.  It’s his first all breed BIS.  We suspect we will see him in the final ring on a regular basis in future weeks.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Jean Hetherington & Paula Turner and owner Ellen Charles. 

GCH CH Tahari's Too Wild To Bee Serious

The PTKC closed the set with Debra Thornton considering the Pointer, GCH CH Tahari's Too Wild To Bee Serious, the Scottish Deerhound, CH Foxcliffe’s Enchanted Evening, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Mi-Ti's Three Cheers, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Lomondview Clementina, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset‘s Satisfaction, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Bandheim’s Captain Crunch.

Her Best In Show was the Pointer, Josh.  It’s the second all breed BIS for the winner of the 2010 American Pointer Club National Specialty.  


GCH CH Fantasy Island's Inspiration

(Photo by Tom Weigand, The Winning Image)

It may not have been a big weekend, but it was very likely the most beautiful venue in the dog world this week, the Valley Isle Kennel Club of Maui‘s two shows in Wailuku HI.  Roger & Paula Hartinger took turns picking a BIS and they would agree upon the same Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Fantasy Island's Inspiration.

On Saturday Roger, would choose the Doberman,  Isabella, over the Vizsla, CH Relwood's MGM Grand, the Basenji, CH Teazer Signet Bad Romance, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Slievecroob Micolene, the Papillon, GCH CH Okekai The Mighty Quinn, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Nalani Regency Time Brings Hope, and the  Shetland Sheepdog, CH Mindalyn-Winterset Sunrunner.

On Sunday Paula would have the same choices, save one, the Shih Tzu, CH Xeralane's Just Face It.  The wins brings Isabella’s 2011BIS  total to five this year.


CH Justa Massimiliano

We don’t get to report too often on shows from Nebraska.  This weekend the Seward County Kennel Club treated the Cornhusker State to two shows in Seward, 25 miles west of Lincoln NE.  Saturday’s final was called by Theresa Hundt who selected her best from the ASCOB Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Mardis Gras Strut The Stage, the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Xeralanes Supersonic, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Bismarcks Anticipation CD RE, the West Highland White Terrier, GCH CH Snowy Rivers Avalanche JE, the Havanese, GCH CH Tamaran Up In Smoke, the Shiba Inu, CH Justa Massimiliano, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Rocheuses Pretty In Pink.

BIS went to the Bouvier, Anya.  It’s the first BIS for Anya.  Congratulations to breeders Douglas Johnson & Karen Brown, owners Steve & Gail Lopez & M A Johnson, and handler Melisa Lopez.

Carol Jean Nelson took over Sunday’s final ring and greeted the Cocker, Shiba-Inu, & Bouvier from Saturday, the Whippet, GCH CH Windborn N Oxford Twilight At Starline, the Kuvasz, GCH CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Pence, the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, CH Rosheen Acacia Go For Broke, and the Brussels Griffon, CH Sujaras Mirror Mirror On The Wall.  It was the Shiba-Inu, Massi.  Another first time BIS winner, Massi was bred by Larry Simons & Lynne Kuehler and is owned by Larry & Bill & Kim Fletcher.  Congratulations to them all.


GCH CH Northgate’s As You Like It
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

There were also four shows in Decatur IL this week.  You can read about the Champaign Illinois Kennel Club’s day one show here.  On Friday, the Sandemac Kennel Club ended the day with Judy Webb’s final featuring the English Cocker Spaniel, CH Sion Dazzled 'Em At Rosemor, the Pharaoh Hound, GCH CH Northgate’s As You Like It, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Cambria's Must Be Fate, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Meadowlake Simply Sinful, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Knolland Amber Moon, the Keeshond, GCH CH KJ's Its Nothing Purrsonal, and the Australian Shepherd, Briarbrooks Stephen F Austin.   

Her BIS was the Number One Pharaoh Hound in history, Qing.  That career number 31 for Qing and handler Brian Livingston.

GCH CH GCH CH Royalist Ready to Reign

The CIKC’s redux on Saturday showcased Kathy Forbes with Qing, the above named Doberman & Border Terrier, the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova, the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH GCH CH Royalist Ready to Reign, the French Bulldog, CH Chitawee's Jest In Case, and the Bearded Collie, CH Daybar Blew By U.  BIS went to the lovely Toy Spaniel, Dash.  It’s his third of the year and his second in the last eight days. 

GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova

Sunday belonged to the Mattoon Kennel Club and William Cunningham, who chose the BIS.  His seven options were the aforementioned Springer, Pharaoh Hound, Border Terrier, & Griff, the Boxer, CH Nantess Royal Hot Rod, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Vogelflight's 'Honor' To Pillowtalk, and the Belgian Sheepdog, GCH CH Chargany's Voyageur.    His Best was the Springer, Peyton.  Peyton has been on a roll lately, picking up three top prizes in the last eight days, five in the last five weeks, for a total of six this year. 


GCH CH Celestial CJ’s Hearts On Fire

The Magic Valley Kennel Club & Beckley West Virginia Kennel Club has wrapped up their four day stay in Lewisburg WV.  We gave you reports earlier on Thursday’s and Friday’s shows.  Saturday MVKC ended with  Joe Gregory’s final of the English Springer Spaniel. GCH CH Cerise Tender Is The Night, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Celestial CJ’s Hearts On Fire, the Bernese Mountain Dog, GCH CH Blumoon Tanzenite V Blackrock CD, the Lakeland Terrier, GCH CH Talydales Friend Of The Force, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Raja Got An Xtra Boost At Norbest, the Standard Poodle, Ch. Brighton Time For Trelarken, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Rumpus Bumpus.

His BIS was the PBGV, Cupid.  That’s number three of the season for Cupid and handler Greg Strong.

GCH CH Cerise Tender Is The Night

The BWVKC and judge Lowell Davis had the last word Sunday, gathering the previously mentioned Springer, Bernese, Lakeland, & Poodle, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Suncrest Sharp Dressed Man, the Pug, Riversong's Cool Hand Luke, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv Gambolon Blue Thunder, before choosing the Springer, Zelda as his BIS.   It was the second of the set for Zelda and her third this year.


GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins

Our Monday Morning Mop Up may not be dramatic as some weekend events, but we are excited about the results.  We start in Richmond RI where AKC’s top Bearded Collie in history, GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins, picked up his 55th & 56th all breed BIS, taking both the top prizes at the South County Kennel Club’s two shows.  
On Saturday Roy and handler Cliff Steele had the company of the Parti-Colored Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH PBJ’s Keeper Of The Stars, the Pharaoh Hound, DC Hallams Ethan Ramel, the Akita, GCH CH Nadokos Canadian Connection, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Castle Rocks Sbigstaff Mad About You, the Havanese, GCH CH Fuzzy Farm Qbin Whose On First , and  the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Firetowns Out Of The Blue, in Gary Anderson’s final.

Sunday, Jacqueline Rayner closed it out, choosing Roy over the above named Pharaoh Hound & Shar-Pei, the Irish Settr, CH Shadagee Red Delicious,    the Boxer, GCH CH Jacquets Laredo El Encanto, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Maverston Double Dutch, and the Pug, CH Tamris Suite Life Cody At Casey.  That’s nine all breed Bests this year for Roy & Cliff.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


GCH CH Winfall I Dream of Style

They are all done in Beaumont TX where the Baytown Kennel Club and the Beaumont Kennel Club partnered for three shows.  Read about Friday’s results here.  On Saturday  Lydia Coleman mulled over the Vizsla, GCH CH Regal Point Pinnacle of Kilauea, the Whippet, GCH CH Starline’s Chanel, a Rottweiler, CH Ecko Ridge’s Big Easy Fast and Furious, the Norwich terrier, GCH CH Itsy Bitsy Troubadour, the Papillon, GCH CH Copella's Rising Attraction, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Vaje’s Miss Jayne Hathaway, and the Australian Cattle Dog, GCH CH Dawn Heir's He's the Boss, before choosing the Papillon, Peyton, as her BIS.  It’s the second this year for the country’s Number One Papillon.

Sunday Betsey Leedy would see Peyton, the same Vizsla, Shar-Pei, & Cattle Dog, the Saluki, DC Shatani Ivory Moon SC and the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall I Dream of Style.  Best would go to the Boxer, Macey.  Macey is another dog that has an impressive Group record with 18 Working Group firsts.  This was her second BIS this year.


GCH CH Fly’N High's Sonic Boom
(Photo by Carol Beuchat)

Results are starting to come in from the west coast.  First from the Central California town of Tres Pinos, Linda Robey had the final for the day two show of the Gavilan Kennel Club.  She chose her Best of the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Gaia of Yoshida Enterprises Jp, the Bloodhound, CH Jo-Li’s Father Christmas, the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Catanya‘s Latin Lover, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Fly’N High's Sonic Boom, a six month old puppy Toy Manchester Terrier, Spotted Oak’s Wake The Dead, the Bulldog, GCH CH Globe and Anchor Sgt Iron Mike, the German Shepherd Dog, CH Covy Tucker Hill’s Kean Marc Flash Drive.

Best went to the Norwich, Boomer.  It’s the first all breed BIS for the charming 19 month old.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Sharon L Jones, owners Lynn Marshall & Howard Marshall, and handler Bill McFadden.


GCH CH Gemini Fallchase The Butler Did It
(Photo by Jose Santiago)

From Vero Beach FL, we hear that Treasure Coast Kennel Club Of Florida has wrapped up day two with Jay Richardson’s final.  He chose his Best from the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Gemini Fallchase The Butler Did It, Whippet, GCH CH Bo-Bett’s Speed Demon, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Mikayla’s Divine It’s Showtime, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, French Bulldog, GCH CH Bandog Bayou’s The Warrior, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Equinox Ad Astra.

It was the Golden, Cody picking up the back2back BIS.  That brings his season total to four.


GCH CH Avalyn’s Magnum Force

In Birch Run MI, Arlene Czech was finishing up for the Progressive Dog Club of Wayne County.  She was presented with the superlative seven of the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CCH Wil-Orion’s Twenty Twenty, the Borzoi, GCH CH Avalyn’s Magnum Force, the Samoyed, CH Storytale’s Past Present & Future, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s Be Bop Baby, a Havanese from the Open Bitch class, Amblers But She Said Yes, the Bichon Frise, CH Belle Creek’s Razzle Dazzle, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Thornapple Cuba Blue.

Her BIS was the magnificently elegant Borzoi, Magnum.  It’s the first all breed Best In Show for Magnum who was BOS at this year’s National Specialty of the Borzoi Club of America.  Congratulations to breeders Lynne & Mike Bennett and owners Lynne Bennett & Barbaranne Benjamin.


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

We will take advantage of being in between tornado warnings and try to get a show report or two in.  Up in Eaton OH, the Fort St Clair Kennel Club event.  The Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, was joined in Lawrence Stanbridge’s final  by day one BIS winner, the Greyhound, GCH CH Gaia’s Elfin Dance, the Samoyed, CH White Eagle’s Xtra-Ordinary Gent, the Bedlington Terrier, GCH CH Kaylynn‘s Guiding Light, the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH Loujon’s Backraods to Paris, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Chaoyang’s Take It To The Limit, and the Puli, GCH CH Moonshadow Rongyos Kis Medve.

That’s 15 all breed Bests for Beckham and handler Michael Pitts this year.


GCH CH R And G Mystical Dancer
(Photo by Vicki Holloway)

We awoke this morning to more Saturday results.  From Chino CA, we hear that our DOG2WATCH , the Boxer, GCH CH R And G Mystical Dancer, was Pluis Davern’s BIS at the day one show of the Lake Matthews Kennel Club,  Joining Danny and handler were the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Shortales N Cahoots W Irondale JH, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Bahama Sands, the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Steele Your Heart, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Tamarin Top Banana, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Segni at Conventry.   

Danny and Kim have been frequent visitors to the BIS ring with 13 Working Group top prizes this year.  This is their second all breed BIS for the season.