Thursday, January 19, 2012


GCH CH Catanya’s Latin Lover
(Photo by Carol Beuchat)

Before we get to today’s all breed action, let’s talk about yesterday’s big limited breed shows in Portland OR.  The Mt Ranier Working Dog Club’s event drew more than 500 dogs.  Bill Shelton’s Best In Show was the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Catanya’s Latin Lover.  The Kuvasz, GCH CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Pence, the Boxer R and G’s Mystical Dancer, and Tibetan Mastiff, GCH CH Shang-Hai's Shadow Of The Cascade rounded out the placements.

The Malamute, Ricky, has been among the top ten Working Dogs for the last three years, finishing 2011 with seven all breed Bests & 25 Working Groups.  Congratulations to breeders Congratulations to breeder/owner P J Kendrick, owners Armando Martinez & Alisa Syar, and handler Mike Stone.

GCH CH Steele Your Heart
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

While yesterday’s Terrier Association Of Oregon show was not as large as the working group, it was one of the largest Terrier Groups seen in the last year with over 300 entries.  It was the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Steele Your Heart, grabbing the first place.  Marjorie Underwood’s remaining placements were the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Slyfox Sneaks a Peek, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH Ch Perrisblu Kennislain’s Chelsey, and the Border Terrier, GCH CH Meadowlake Simply Sinful.

The Wire, Eira, finished 2011 as AKC’s Number One Terrier with a come from behind December, compiling 17 BIS & 51 Terrier Group Firsts.   Congratulations to breeders/owners Tori Steele & Mary Ann Roma, and handler Gabriel Rangel.


  1. Thank you for posting this memory of Eira. She is beautiful and amazing. It was fantastic what she a Gabriel did that year. They made such a great team. They were up against such big competition and in a short time accomplished so much. Love seeing her photo posted again! Torie