Thursday, August 23, 2012


GCH CH Grandgables Jolie Victor Ludorum 
(Photo by Tom Weigand, the Winning Image)

A Greyhound dog that is.  While we were in Greeley this weekend we missed two Memphis staples, the week long memorial to Elvis Presley’s death (August 15, 1977) and the Memphis Toy Dog Club, the Olive Branch Mississippi Kennel Club, & the Memphis Kennel Club four day weekend.  The all breed action started on Friday, just five miles down the road from Graceland, at the Arena in Southaven (that’s just over the state line in Mississippi).   

GCH CH Rubicon’s He’s So Fine

The OBMKC had the opener and Dorothy Naegele had the first final.  The seven she saw were the Curly-Coated Retriever, GCH CH Clarions Blackberry Bramble, the Greyhound, GCH CH Rubicon’s He’s So Fine, the Boxer, GCH CH Ho-Pa’s Grand Slam, the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Bigwig’s Mack The Knife, the Smooth Chihuahua, GCH CH Yococo’s Stella B, the French Bulldog, Hilsman Game of Thrones, and the Shetland sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgables Jolie Victor Ludorum.  

Her Top two were her Reserve, the Greyhound, Duncan, and the Sheltie, Ludo.  It’s the first AKC all breed Best for Ludo and breeders/owners/handlers Karen & Paul Hannah.  Congratulations to them both.  

GCH CH Imagine Love’s Second Chance  

The Memphis Kennel Club held their first show in 1874, three years before the Westminster Kennel Club held their first show.  Saturday they put Janet Turnage Nahkian in the final ring with an all new seven, the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Brookwood Diamond in the Ruff, the Irish Wolfhound, Kerryyard Breadwyn Ffynnon Garw, the Samoyed, Cruzn T’Party at Zamosky, the Smooth Fox Terrier, West Meade Repeat Performance, the winner of Thursday’s MTDC limited breed show, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Bells Will Be Ringing, the Chow Chow, GCH CH Imagine Love’s Second Chance, and the Smooth Collie, GCH CH Row-Bars Heartbreaker.   

GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Bells Will Be Ringing
(Photo by Eddy Gurney Photography)

Finishing One/Two were the Chow, Chance,  and the Shih Tzu, Willy.  We are not surprised to see Chance taking home the big rosette.  We first saw Chance in the breed ring Kalamazoo in May and were impressed enough to feature him in our daily write up for Best In Show Daily.  It is the first BIS this year for Chance.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Kathy & George Beliew and owners Deborah & Thomas Spence.   

Nancy Smith Hafner closed the set for the MKC.  The final final seven were the previously seen Curly Coat, the Greyhound, Duncan, the Mastiff, CH Lazy D’s Charmed n Dangerous, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Allaruth Just Kidding V Sole Baye, the Yorkshire Terrier, GCH CH Stratford’s Diamond Jim, the Chow, Chance, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Kosmar Striking Back of Bridgelady.  

GCH CH Stratford’s Diamond Jim

When it was all over the two still in the ring were the RBIS, the Yorkie Jimmie, and the Greyhound, Duncan.  It is also Duncan’s first of the BIS in six final appearances.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Pamela Rubinstein, co-breeder Susan Cassem, and handler Jamie Clute.


  1. Hey Billy,
    The Shih Tzu Bells will be Ringing was reserve BIS to the chow, not the smooth collie.