Monday, February 27, 2012


CH AfterAll Painting The Sky
(Photo by Kim Booth)

Many of the top dogs headed for Chicago IL this weekend for a chance at big points and the prestige of the Midwest’s premier dog show weekend, the International Kennel Club of Chicago.  The Park Shore Kennel Club and the Blackhawk Kennel Club took the Thursday & Friday warm up spots.  You can read about Thursday’s show here.

Friday, Richard Beauchamp would choose his BIS from the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Hundeleben Queen's Armada, the Akita, CH Buckridge's No Doubt About It, Wire Fox Terrier, CH AfterAll Painting The Sky, the King Charles & Ruby English Toy Spaniel, CH Southdown Nevermind, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Vogel Flight's "Honor" To Pillow Talk, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Babheim’s Captain Crunch.

GCH CH Vogel Flight's "Honor" To Pillow Talk

His Best was the Bichon, Honor, her first of the year.  Honor and handler Lisa Bettis collected  seven BIS & 40 Non-Sporting Groups last year Congratulations to Lisa, breeders Lori & Tracy Kornfeld, Mary M Vogel & Kathie D Vogel, owners Ellen Charles, Matt & Paula Abbott, Lori Kornfeld, Mary M Vogel & Kathie D Vogel.

The main event began on Saturday and Edd Bivin had the big Saturday evening final.  The seven who rose to the top of the big entry were the previously mentioned Dachshund, Wire, & GSD, the English Setter, GCH CH Oakley’s B’Dazzled, the Bullmastiff, Ishanas Singular Sensation At Leatherneck, the Toy Manchester Terrier, Evrmor Gift Of Grace, and the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction.  Breaking out of the pack was the Wire, Sky, winning her first AKC all breed Best.  

Sky would be back on Sunday to collect her second big rosette, charming Linda More more than the returning English Setter, Standard Poodle, GSD, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell, the Bullmastiff, Dox Sweet Kisses, or the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Austin Powers.  

Sky finished quickly in 2010 and stayed home to mature in 2011, making a side trip to last year’s World Dog Show in Paris, where she finished third out of 38,000 dogs.  Congratulations to  breeders  A J Pertuit Jr, & Betty Seton, and owners Victor Malzoni,  Torie Steele, Mary & Scott Olund & Diane Ryan, and handler Gabriel Rangel.  Yes, we think Sky is a DOG2WATCH.


  1. I am thrilled for Sky and Sky's owners and breeders! I remember very clearly watching Sky walk into the classes on both days of Great Western in June 2010, win the breed over specials both days. She caught my eye when she was standing outside the ring on that Sat and captivated me from the moment she stepped into the ring that day. I have been waiting for her to come back out to the US, and I am thrilled for her successes last weekend in Chicago! I'll be watching from my computer (mostly) in Canada but look forward to seeing her again in person on Montgomery day. I wish her all the best this year!