Monday, February 6, 2012


GCH CH Sporting Field’s Bahama Sands 
(Photo by Gay Glazbrook) 

One place we didn’t visit over the weekend was Pine Bluff AR where the Southeast Arkansas Kennel Club hosted two shows this past weekend.  On Saturday the seven who saw BIS judge James White were the Brittany, GCH CH Melridge Stir N' It Up, the Pharaoh Hound, Faouziah's Faramir, the Kuvasz, GCH CH Szumeria's Wildwood Silver Six Pence, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Skyscot's Texas Hold' Em, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Bar-Net Rocky Road Of Samron, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Bar-None Fabulosity, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Riverside Get Over It. 

Best went to the Pom, Rocky.  Just 21 months old, Rocky has been a regular in the Toy Group final four over the past several months.  This is his first BIS.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Norma Smart, owners Lavonne Beard&  Pat Barnett, and handler Jana Klein.

Sunday Rocky was back to see Keke Kahn along with the same Kuvasz & Standard Poodle, the Golden Retriever, GCH CH My Buddy's Boppity-Bop Blue Moon RN, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Field’s Bahama Sands, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Alpine’s Ring of Fire, and the Finnish Lapphund, CH Sugarok Casanova.  Her BIS was the Whippet, Tawny.  Tawny & handler Amanda Files have sprinted to the front of this year’s competitors with four BIS already this year.


  1. How can Tawny not be in your top ten with three best in shows to date?

  2. First, it's not my Top Ten. It's the traditional top ten based on dogs defeated. Obviously the top ten won at shows with bigger entries than the shows at which Tawny won. When I publish my first rankings of the year, Tawny will fare better because it's based on the number of BIS and Groups won. although she still may not make it into the Top Ten. There are sevderal dogs out there with more than three BIS already.

  3. This Whippet looks like an ancient Roman statue of the paragon of a dog! Beautiful.