Many west coast exhibitors spent four days last week in the small California town of Gridley, an hour north of Sacramento, with the Butte County Kennel Club & the Shasta Kennel Club.
GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore
The BCKC had the Thursday & Friday and they chose Jon Cole for their first final. He chose his BIS from the Brittany, GCH CH Mich's Mt Ready Aim Fire, the Norwegian Elkhound, GCH CH Vin-Melca's The Norseman, the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Catanya’s Latin Lover, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Penaire's Chip Leader at Longvue, the Pekingese, GCH CH Windemere's Dusting Off White At Pevyne, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Aubrey's Tails Of Mystery. Taking home the first big rosette of the stop was the Standard Poodle, Ally. It’s the ninth BIS of the season for Ally.
GCH CH Windemere's Dusting Off White At Pevyne
Friday the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistle Stop's Wind on the Water, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, GCH CH Angranian Derry Mucker would join Ally and the above named Elkhound, Malamute, Peke, & Corgi in Dana Cline’s final. He would pick the Peke, Dusty, as his Best In Show. Dusty and breeder/owner/handler Cody Koch have eight all breed Bests this year.
Saturday it would be the SKC’s and Richard Beauchamp’s turn to select a Best In Show. He would have the now familiar Elkhound, Malamute, Peke, Standard Poodle, & Corgi, the Weimaraner, GCH CH Sanbar's Truth or Consequences, and the Irish Terrier, GCH CH Rockledge McCallen of Meath. The one he liked was the Elkhound, Eric. Because of breeder/owner/handler Pat Trotter’s busy judging schedule, Eric doesn’t make it to the shows as much as some, but that has not stopped him from collecting two BIS and 11 Hound Groups in 2012.
GCH CH Catanyas Latin Lover
(Photo by Jill Wagner)
Kathleen Grosso brought it home on Sunday with the previously seen Brittany, the Elkhound, the Malamute, the Peke, & the Standard Poodle and the West Highland White Terrier, GCH CH Wyndbrae's MacLaren, the Japanese Chin, GCH CH Nisyros Al Pachino, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry allure at Wyndstar. It was the Malamute, Ricky, taking home the last BIS of the set. It is the second BIS in 2012 for Ricky, who has been the top winning Alaskan Malamute in the US for the past three years.