Sunday, February 5, 2012


GCH CH Vin-Melca‘s The Norseman

We start our reports today with the results from yesterday’s Sun Maid Kennel Club Of Fresno (CA).  Gene Blake’s superlative seven were the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mountain View National Acclaim, the Norwegian Elkhound, GCH CH Vin-Melca‘s The Norseman, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Goarrhein Chateau Palos Shiraz RN TD PT, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Alpine‘s Highwayman, the Pomeranian, CH CR Chase What Matters, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Hatch Tillie de la Salsa. 

His best was the Elkhound, Erik.  Erik, who was show only limitedly, was 2011’s Number One Elkhound with one BIS & 11 Hound Groups.   Congratulations to breeder/owner Pat Trotter, co-breeder Vicki Vermillion, and owner Jennifer Reed.


  1. The Elkhound was only number one in breed competition last year.

  2. The Vin-Melca Elkhounds and their breeder Pat Trotter are an inspiration to me. Her book "Born to Win" is one of my favorites and one that I feel has left a lasting impression on me. So glad to see that her breeding program is still going strong.