Friday, April 13, 2012


GCH CH Babheim’s Captain Crunch        

We are playing catch up on our reports with this from last week’s Columbiana AL cluster.  It all started a week ago Thursday with the Tuscaloosa Kennel Club’s first of two shows.  Charles Trotter chose his Best In Show form the Brittany, GCH CH Dual Lanes Cam JH, the American Foxhound, Kelly Mt Bearly Legal, the Boxer, GCH CH Ho-Pa’s Grand Slam, the Smooth Fox, GCH CH Broxden Waybroke Symphony Burlesque, the Pug, GCH CH Caper’s Sirius Endeavor, the Keeshond, CH Trumpet’s It’s Good to be King, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Babheim’s Captain Crunch.

Picking up the first big rosette of the set was the GSD, Capi.  Last year’s Number One Herding Dog has been taking it easy this year, but has two BIS & 17 Herding Groups including a Group One at this year’s Westminster Kennel Club show.  

GCH CH Ho-Pa’s Grand Slam                

Friday, Capi and the same Brittany, Boxer & Pug were joined by the Longhaired Dachshund, CH Seidach’s Diggin’ Up Bones, the Australian Terrier, GCH CH Kambara’s Zebulon, and  the Bulldog, GCH CH Dowat’s Decisive Double Down, in Paula Hartinger’s final for the Birmingham Kennel Club.  Her Best was the Boxer, Mason.  It's the first BIS this year for Mason.  Congratulations to breeders Carol Hobbs & Marla Parsons, owners Steve & Ann Anderson, and handler Rick Justice.

GCH CH Karasar’s Remembrence            

Rufus & Capi would skip Saturday’s TKC show leaving Pat Trotter with the aforementioned Brittany, Australian Terrier, & Bulldog, the Whippet, GCH CH Karasar’s Remembrence, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Hemlock’s Jack of Hearts RA, the Pekingese, GCH CH Benaire’s N’Elphasun’s Razzmatazz, and the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Traveler’s Pierce Arrow.  It was the Whippet, Britannee, handled by very excited breeder/owner/handler Kerrie Kuper taking home her second big rosette of the year, and giving us what could be our favorite photo of the year.  

GCH CH Dual Lanes Cam JH   
(Photo by Tom Weigand, The Winning Image)     

Roger Hartinger closed the four day set, calling the BKC’s second final  The seven who stayed to the end were the previously named Brittany, the Whippet, GCH CH Liberty’s Absent inded Professor JC, the Bullmastiff, GCH CH Newcstle’s Picturesque Picasso, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Moonrock Escape Velocity, the Italian Greyhound, GCH CH Cantex Gris Gris’ Sonofa Doc, the Bulldog, GCH CH Itsa Brix, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Karmuns Clean Sweep.  The fourth time was a charm for the persistent Brittany, Cam.  It’s the first this year for Cam & handler David M Harper.  Congratulations to David, breeders Louise M Brown & Herbert & Donna Harrison, and owners Christopher & Leslie Robinson & Katherine Sullivan.


  1. The pic of the Whippet and her B/O/H is hands-down my favorite so far this year. CONGRATULATIONS!

  2. That IS the bset photo of the year!....what a wonderful genuine expression from Kerrie Kuper.....its a reminder of the thrill and excitement of a true honest win!....Huge Congratulations to Kerrie!