Saturday, December 17, 2011

AENC SPORTING GROUP

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

Maxine Beam took over for Judith Goodin and chose her favorites for the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship’s Sporting Group at Saturday‘s judging in Orlando FL.  Her placements were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca's Thrilling Seduction, the Pointer, GCH CH Chesterhope Sharp As, the Weimaraner   GCH CH Northwoods Send Money Honey, the Irish Setter, GCH CH Greengate The Boss At Beaubriar RN.

The Cocker, Beckham, is the undisputed Number One Dog in America.  Although he takes an AKC leading 69 BIS into Sunday’s final, we’re sure he would like to add this special 70th.

AENC TOY GROUP

GCH CH Banana Joe v Tani Kazari

Our second Group of the night was the Toy Group judged by Dr Anthony DiNardo.  The four he liked were the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Cashnross' First Griff Tina Fey, the Maltese, GCH CH Scylla's Small Kraft Re-Lit, and the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare.

The Affenpinscher, Joey, looks to close our the year still moving up the rankings.  The Number Five Dogs All Breeds can add this big, big Group win to his 34th BIS.  Congratulations to Mieke Cooymans, owners Mieke & Zoila Truesdale, and handler Ernesto Lara.

AENC HOUND GROUP

GCH CH Downhome Hitech Innovator
(Photo by Peggy Mundell-DogBreedz)

Group judging has begun in Orlando FL at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.  First up tonight was Lee Canilzo’s Hound Group.  Her placements were the Harrier, GCH CH Downhome Hi-Tech Innovator, the Pharaoh Hound, Northgate’s As You Like It, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Bahama Sands, and the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Jodell Boogie Back To Texas, in that order.

The Harrier, who is the son of CH Downhome Family Tradition, the winningest Harrier in AKC history, has five BIS this year.  Congratulations to breeders Susan Lowder, Ken and Miriam Nell, owners Carla & Joe Sanchez, and handler Suzie Olivera.

FROM OHIO & PENNSYLVANIA

GCH CH Starline’s Chanel

We have seen most of the breed judging here in Orlando FL at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship and while we are waiting for the evening’s festivities, we will tell you what’s happening in Ohio and Pennsylvania.  First from the Delaware Water Gap Kennel Club show in Allentown PA, we hear the final seven in Carl Gomes ring were the Labrador Retriever, GCH CH Casbar's Hart to Hart, the Whippet, GCH CH Starline’s Chanel, the Great Dane, GCH CH Lobato’s Jitterbug Man, the Miniature Schnauzer, CH Blythwood‘s Billy The Kid, the Pekingese, GCH CH Palace Garden Malachy, a Standard Poodle from the Bred By Exhibitor bitch class, Alaman’s Miss Zenyatta, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.

Best In Show went to the country’s Number One Hound, the Whippet, Chanel.  While we miss having Chanel and handler Lori Wilson here in Orlando, we are happy to see them collect their record 68th BIS.

GCH CH Summit’s Emery It’s In the Bag

Meanwhile in Cleveland OH the Richland County Kennel Club took the Saturday spot.  Judge Karen McFarland chose her Best of the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Summit’s Emery It’s In the Bag, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Celestial CJ’s Hearts on Fire, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Husk Varna’s Destined To Win, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McCann’s Be Bob Baby, the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy spaniel, GCH CH Loudon’s Backloads to Paris, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Hama lot Little Drummer Boy, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Wise Choice Gelato.

Picking up the back2back BIS wars the Golden, Chloe.  Chloe’s closing out the year in a big way with ten all breed Bests.

LONG BEACH CA DAY ONE

GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore
(Photo by Vicki Holloway)

Before we start doing our rounds at today’s AKC/Eukanuba National Championship(AENC) in Orlando FL, we have a report for you from Long Beach CA, the site of last year’s AENC.

The seven dogs that made it to Norm Patton’s final at yesterday’s Beverly Hill Kennel Club show were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Silhouette’s LifeInTheFastLane, the Norwegian Elkhound. GCH CH Vin Melca's The Norseman, the  Samoyed, GCH CH Rossia's Denali Star, the Irish Terrier, GCH CH Rockledge's Micah of Meath, the Silky Terrier, GCH CH Tawny Mist Mayan Mystic, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, and the Bouvier, GCH CHTerra's Annie Z Get Your Gun.

Best went to the Standard Poodle we had hoped would be here in Orlando, Ally.  Ally, America’s Number Four Dog All Breeds hurtles toward the end of the year with 45 BIS.

Friday, December 16, 2011

JACKSON MS DAY TWO

While the /Central Florida Kennel Club’s final was running into the evening, fanciers in Jackson MS were enjoying their cocktails and canap├ęs after watching we were running into the evening with the Brandon Kennel Club of Mississippi final with Sulie Greendale-Paveza.

She made her choice from the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Glengowan's Great Balls Of Fire, the Whippet, GCH CH Starline’s Chanel, the Kuvasz, CH Szumeria's Sing A Song Of Six Pence, the Bedlington Terrier, Wrightwyn's Power Play, the Japanese Chin, GCH CH Kelaury Good Luck From We-Syng, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Barnstorm's Grissom TTCSI, and the Smooth Collie, GCH CH Travlers Pierce Arrow.

Her BIS was the Bedlington.  This one has been running under our radar.  We hope to bring you all the details soon. In the meantime we extend our congratulations to breeder Brenton Wright and owner Sandy Bethea.

IT'S CHAMPIONSHIP EVE!

GCH CH Steele Your Heart
 (Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

We are now in Orlando FL, sitting at ringside at Glenda Dawkins’ final for the Central Florida Kennel Club for the last of the warm ups for this weekend’s AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.

We have seen a banquet of  the best AKC has to offer today.  The seven who made it to the last ring were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Thaon’s Mowgli, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi  Vici, the Wire Fox Steele Your Heart, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe v Tani Kazari, Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Babheim’s Captain Crunch.

It was the Wire, Eira, taking her 17th BIS of the year into the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.  Let the games begin.

CLEVELAND DAY TWO

GCH CH Summit’s Emery It’s in the Bag

Fred Basset had today’s final at the Medina Kennel Club show in Cleveland OH.  His seven options were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Summit’s Emery It’s in the Bag, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Langrigg Star of the Stage, the Samoyed, GCH CH Stolichnaya, the Irish Terrier, GCH CH Sugarbush American Girl, Pekingese, GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Hamelot Little Drummer Boy, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Bon-Clyde Take One

His BIS was the Golden, Chloe.  That’s nine for Chloe this year.

JACKSON MS DAY ONE

As we await our plane to Orlando we have the rest of yesterday’s results for your.  The  Brandon Kennel Club of Mississippi kicked off the four day stop in the state capital of Jackson.  The day one final was commanded by Robert Stein.  The seven dogs enjoying the southern hospitality were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Glengowan's Great Balls Of Fire, the Whippet, GCH CH Starline’s Chanel, the Samoyed, CH Polar Mist Cruz'n T'Party At Zamosky, the Belington Terrier, Wrightwyn's Power Play, the Papillon, GCH CH Alfa's Forevr Rebel Spirit, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Barnstorm's Grissom TTCSI, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Milkywey’s How Do You Like Me Now?.

BIS went to the four year old Papillon.  We don’t know a whole lot about this one, though we do think this is his first all breed BIS.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Salwa Alfadl and handler Jackie Breazeale.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

INTRODUCING

 
As we pack our bags for Orlando and this weekend’s AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, we have news about our participation in an exciting new show site, Best In Show Daily (BISD).  BISD promises to provide a rich online publication for the dog show community that is fresh, lively, and full of good editorial, up-to-the minute features.  BISD will  provide a premier online experience showcasing the living work of art which is the purebred dog.

We will be contributing stories to BISD and will do a daily column, The Back Story, a more opinionated and in depth look at the dog show world from our perspective.  Best In Show Daily will officially premier along with the first dog shows of the New Year, the Kennel Club of Palm Springs shows.   Palm Springs is one of the most glamorous stops of the year and this year we will be there covering all the action along with BISD.

In the meantime you can go over to the BISD site for a sneak peek to get a taste of what it is like and what you will see from yours truly.  So if you just can’t get enough of the dog show world, come on over to Best In Show Daily and see how much fun you can have.

ORLANDO REPORT DAY TWO

GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction
(Photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

It’s day two in Orlando FL and the Brevard Kennel Club took over the Orange County Convention Center.  Gloria Geringer’s final included four of the prior day finalists, the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Smash Jp Moon Walk, and the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction.  They were joined in the big ring by the Pharaoh Hound, CH Mia-Bakhu Conspiracy Theory V Hallam Ca, the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, and our newest DOG2WATCH, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Aubrey‘s Tails of Mystery.

Collecting the  big rosette and over 2500 points was the Standard Poodle, London.  London’s 33rd BIS of the year is one of his biggest and certainly makes him a favorite for this weekend’s big dance.

CLEVELAND DAY ONE

GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins
(Photo by Angela Stein)

You could also catch world class dogs in Cleveland OH today at the Loraine County Kennel Club.  Dr Robert Indeglia’s had the delicious seven of the English Setter, GCH CH Wyndswept Encore, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Xenos Jimlet, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Mi-Ti’s Three Cheers, the Irish Terrier, GCH CH Sugarbush American Girl, the Pekingese, GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Hamelot Little Drummer Boy, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.

It was the Beardie, Roy, adding his 75th career to his breed record total.  We don’t know if Roy and handler Cliff Steele will finish the year with the most all breed points by a Herding Dog, but we do know that he will bethe  Herding Dog of the Year based on his 108 Herding Group top prizes.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

THE YEAR'S LAST DOG SHOWS

Orlando FL Convention Centee, Site of the 
2011 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

We are down to the last week of the show year and this year ends with a gigantic bang with the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC) on Saturday & Sunday in Orlando FL.  With almost 3800 dogs in the regular competition, the most avid dog show enthusiast will be able to get their quota of  canine competition.  The main event is preceded by three days of all breed competition.  We’ve already given you a report on today’s Space Coast Kennel Club Of Palm Bay show which drew more than 2700 dogs.  It will be followed by tomorrow’s Brevard Kennel Club event & Friday’s Central Florida Kennel Club competition. 

There are shows elsewhere this weekend.  There will be big entries, though not nearly as large as Orlando’s, in Cleveland OH for the Lorain County Kennel Club, the Medina Kennel Club, the Richland County Kennel Club, the Western Reserve Kennel Club four shows starting tomorrow.  Down In Jackson MS, there will be one of the most hospitable gatherings (It’s the South, after all) you will find anywhere.  The Brandon Kennel Club Of Mississippi & the Mississippi State Kennel Club host four shows starting tomorrow. 

Out in Long Beach CA, the site of last year’s AENC, the Kennel Club Of Beverly Hills, the Los Encinos Kennel Club, & the Long Beach Kennel Club will soldier on beginning Friday.  Finally, folks who have to work until the weekend can take in the Delaware Water Gap Kennel Club & the Lehigh Valley Kennel Club Saturday/Sunday offering in Allentown PA.

We will be Orlando this weekend.  So if you are there do stop and say hello to us and tell us what you want to see on Dog Show Poop in 2012.  If you can’t make it to Florida, take in one of the other shows for your last peek at all of this year’s crop of dogs.

ORLANDO REPORT DAY ONE

GCH CH Smash Jp Moon Walk
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

Our show week is underway in Orlando FL and it is going to be a doggy doozy.  Today’s Space Coast Kennel Club Of Palm Bay event drew more than 2700 entries, including more than half of the Top 100 Dogs All Breeds. 

William Usherwood’s final included many of the nation‘s Top Dogs, the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, the Greyhound, GCH CH GrandCru Clos Erasmus, the Doberman Pinscher, Caryola‘s Antigua, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Smash Jp Moon Walk, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Babheim’s Captain Crunch.

The first BIS of the week went to the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Toy Poodle, Walker.  Walker was the Number Six Dog All Breeds in 2009 and the Number Twelve Dog All Breeds in 2010.  Among Walker's memorable wins were the Toy Groups at the 2009 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship and the 2010 at Westminster.  Our congratulations to breeder/owner Yukiko Omura and handler Toshi Omura.

Walker is only one of the great dogs from prior years we expect to see in Orlando.  We think this is going to be incredible finish to 2011!

TWO DAYS IN RIDGEFIELD WA

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

We  find that we still owe you results from this past weekend’s Greater Clark County Kennel Club shows in Ridgefield WA.

Saturday Timothy Robbins chose his Best of the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Kempfers Destiny JH, the Pharaoh Hound, GCH CH Northgate’s As You Like It, the Bernese Mountain Dog, GCH CH Alpenspirit Who’s On First, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Alpine’s Highwayman, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Full Of Malarkey Miles of Aisles, the Keeshond, GCH CH Windrift’s Sweet Life Samba, and the Belgian Tervuren, GCH CH Sky Acres Flying Solo.

He chose as his BIS the Pharaoh Hound, Qing.  Qing started the show week taking a BIS on Thursday in Rosemont IL.  He would end the week on Monday taking a BIS in Costa Mesa CA.  He enters the last show weekend of the year with 36 all breed Bests on his 2011 resume.  That’s quite a head of steam.

GCH CH Windemere's Dusting Of White At Pevyne

Sunday, Karen Macfarlane would greet the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Darkover Don’t Dream It’s Over, the Basset Hound, GCH CH Castlehill’s Your Place or Mine?, the above named Bernese & AmStaff, the Pekingese, GCH CH Windemere's Dusting Of White At Pevyne, the Dalmatian, CH Tramac’s Just Walk’n on Sunshine, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, west ridge Viva la Vida.

Picking up his second BIS of the year was the Peke, Dusty.  Dusty spends most of his time on the West Coast,  but has the Two BIS and 22 Toy Group top prizes in limited showing this season.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

COSTA MESA DAY FOUR OF FOUR

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

Our show weekend ended yesterday in Costa Mesa CA with the Malibu Kennel Club’s second show of the set.  Robert E Hall’s final  had the impressive seven of the Weimaraner, GCH CH Silhouette’s LifeInTheFastLane, the Pharaoh Hound, GCH CH Northgate’s As You Like It, the Mastiff,  GCH CH Lexington Divine's Put Me In Coach, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Perrisblu Kennislain's Chelsey, the Brussels Griffon,  GCH CH Cashnross' First Griff Tina Fay, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Segni at Coventry.

Our final BIS winner of the weekend is the Pharaoh Hound, Qing.  Qing is the Number One Pharaoh Hound, the Number Two Hound, and the Number Nine Dog All Breeds.  His 35th BIS of the year may improve that standing. We’ll let you know as soon as we get the numbers in.

Monday, December 12, 2011

GRANITE CITY KC OF ST CLOUD MN

GCH CH Babheim’s Captain Crunch
(Photo by Patt Koelsar)

St Cloud MN is pretty chilly this time of year, but one dog had a hot time there this weekend.  The German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Babheim’s Captain Crunch ran away with both of the big rosettes from the Granite City Kennel Club Of St Cloud, Minnesota. 

Saturday Capi & legendary handler Jimmy Moses were the choice of judge Beverly Capstick.  On hand to watch were the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Robin Crest Spectacular Bid JH, the Whippet, CH Dashing Paisley Bellbottoms, the Akita, CH Buckridges You Only Wish, the Australian Terrier, GCH CH Dunham Lakes Scout Master, the Maltese, GCH CH Rhapsody’s Regarding Henry, and the Bulldog, GCH CH Evergreens Miss Congeniality.

Sunday, Capi bested the aforementioned Akita, Maltese & Bulldog, the ASCOB Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Gazon Solar Eclipse, the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Vongays Rubears Black Velvet Wrap, and the West Highland White Terrier, CH Clayridge Show Me The Monty, in Dr Robert Indeglia's final.

Capi’s 27th BIS will put him back in as the Number One Herding Dog in all breed points.

CATCHING UP IN ILLINOIS

GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction

We had four shows in the Chicago area this past week.  You can read about the Starved Rock Kennel Club’s day one show in Wheaton IL here.

Kent Delaney took the day two show for the SRKC and chose his Best from the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova, the Pharaoh Hound, GCH CH Northgate’s As You Like It, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Cambria's Must Be Fate, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Waybrooke Broxden Turning Tanner, the Smooth Chihuahua, GCH CH Heavenly's Darling Dana, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Frontier's License To Carry At Margaux.

Best went to the Poodle, London.  London, one of two Standard Poodles in our Top Ten All Breeds, has repeatedly put together a string of BIS while taking several weekends off this season.  Friday’s win is the 32nd this year for London and handler Ann Rairigh

GCH CH Slyfox Sneaks a Peek

The action moved to Rosemont IL on Saturday for the Skokie Valley Kennel Club’s two shows.  It was the nation’s Number One Terrier, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Slyfox Sneaks a Peek dominating the stop winning both of the BIS. 

On Saturday, Adam was Virginia Lyne’s pick over the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View's Ripsnorter Silver Charm, the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Hundeleben Queen's Armada, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Kenro Fleeting Moment, the Smooth Chihuahua, GCH CH Ayrwen Star Kissed Delight, the Standard Poodle, London, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv Gamblon Blue Thunder.  Sunday Pat Trotter chose Adam out of a line up that included the above named Springer, Giant, Poodle, & Bouvier, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Windfall, and the Smooth Chihuahua, GCH CH Ayrwen Star Kissed Delight.

Adam and handler Eddie Boyes have one of the best batting averages in AKC this year, managing to cop the Number One Terrier Spot  with 20 BIS earned in far fewer shows than other Top Dogs.

COSTA MESA DAY THREE OF FOUR

GCH CH Perrisblu Kennislain's Chelsey

Our first report in our Monday Morning Mop Up is on yesterday’s Malibu Kennel Club show in Costa Mesa CA.  The day one show of the MKC was the third of the weekend.  You can read about the Shoreline Dog Fanciers Association Of Orange County’s Friday & Saturday shows in our archives.

Keke Kahn had the Sunday final and the special seven of  English setter, GCH CH Oakley’s B’Dazzled, the Harrier, GCH CH Downhome Hitech Innovator, the Saint Bernard, GCH CH Alta Vista's Billion Kilowatt CD RN, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Perrisblu Kennislain's Chelsey, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Cashnross' First Griff Tina Fey, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH PaRay's Power & Privilege, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Segni at Coventry.

It was the smashing Kerry, Chelsey, getting the big rosette.  Chelsey entered the season midway, climbing all the way up into the Top 50 Dogs All Breeds with five all breed Bests and 20 Terrier Group top prizes.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

COCKER SWEEPS DALLAS

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

Not since Santa Anna has Texas been so completely plundered. The Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, collected all the heavy silver in Dallas this weekend, sweeping all three all breed shows.

Today the country’s Number One Dog All Breeds picked up his 68th BIS of the year from judge Karen Wilson at the Trinity Valley Kennel Club show.  The six who tried to stop this canine version of a steam roller were the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Jodell Bogie Back to Texas of MNM, the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall I Dream of Style,  the Norwich Terrier GCH CH Skyscot's Texas Hold 'Em, the Italian Greyhound, GCH CH Everafter Best Bet Yet, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Hamelot Little Drummer Boy, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Aubrey's Tails of Mystery.

Beckham’s 2011 point total is the highest ever by a Black Cocker and the third highest ever by a Sporting Dog.   Yes, the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando next weekend is going to be a barn burner.

FORSYTH KENNEL CLUB DAY TWO

GCH CH Cracknor’s Cross the Ts

The Forsyth Kennel Club closed the weekend in Winston-Salem NC with W Everett Dean Jr in the final ring.  The seven dogs who joined him were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Tender Is The Night, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Whirlaways Ida Belle's A Ringing, the Rottweiler, GCH CH D Oro Solido's Feliciano Uno, the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Cracknor’s Cross the Ts, the Pekingese, GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy, the Bulldog, GCH CH Kepley‘s My Way or the Highway, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Myshara’s Dream Girl.

His Best In Show was the Norfolk, Plum.  Plum & handler Roxanne Sutton have eight BIS this season, two in the last week.

EASTERN DOG CLUB 2

GCH CH Banana Joe v Tani Kazari

We have another BACK2BACK BIS to report.  You might recall that we told you that the nation’s Number Four Dog, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, picked up the consecutive wins out in Costa Mesa CA.  Today the Number Five Dog, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe v Tani Kazari, kept the pressure on by picking up his second all breed Best of the weekend.

Joining Joey and handler Ernesto Lara in Thomas H Bradley III final were the English Setter, GCH CH Wyndswept Encore, the Whippet, GCH CH Starline’s Chanel, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Mi-Ti’s Three Cheers,  the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Castle Rock's SBigStaff Mad About You, the Bulldog, GCH CH Kepley‘s Showbiz Razzle Dazzle, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Tolkien’s Raintree Mister Baggins.

That’s 33 Bests In Show for Joey & Ernesto.  You and we will have to wait till the results some in from the West Coast before we can tell you who’s on top.

GREATER MIAMI DOG CLUB 2

GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare

Our first results in today are from Miami FL and the day two show of the Greater Miami Dog Club.  Joe Gregory’s seven choices were the English Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Edgewood Casino Celebrity, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Boreales Llacue’s One In A Million, the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Buddy Goodman, the winner of Thursday’s Toy Dog Club of South Florida limited breed show, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, the Lhasa Apso, CH Strep Tease Dell’Alberico, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Riverside Get Over It.

It was the classy MinPin, Classie, grabbing the BIS.  Classie started the weekend as the Number Three Toy Dog and the Number 14 Dog All Breeds, with 20 all breed Bests this year.  However, Number 21 could move her up into that enviable Number Eleven spot.   But then we have yet to hear from several other dogs coveting that spot.

BACK2BACK BIS IN COSTA MESA

GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore
(Photo by Vicki Holloway)

We hear from Costa Mesa CA the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, has logged her second consecutive BIS, taking the top prize at the day two show of the Shoreline Dog Fanciers Association Of Orange County.  Ally and interim handle Taffee McFadden were joined in Maida Puterman’s final by the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Markann-N-KK's Charlotte's Winning Web, the 15" Beagle, GCH CH Barrister’s Match Point, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Fishbay's Faith Hope And Love, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Steele Your Heart, the Japanese Chin, CH Victory Spencer, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Segni at Coventry.

Taffee has won seven BIS with Ally since taking over for regular handler Tim Brazier, who is home on medical leave.  Ally’s 44th BIS solidifies her status as the country’s Number Four Dog All Breeds.