GCH CH Protocol's Veni Vidi Vici
(Amended 9:15 AM 18 Aug 2012 We erroneously reported here yesterday that the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View's Ripsnorter, was defeated in the breed at Friday's Greater Hickory Kennel Club show. The catalog was marked incorrectly. Oakley was absent yesterday. Our apolgies to Team Oakley for us repeating the error.)
As three of our Top Five Dogs All Breeds returned to the show ring today in Greensboro NC, I was sitting in the Memphis airport feverishly going over the AKC’s latest official numbers and updating our numbers through yesterday. We knew that the race was close, but we had no idea how close. By this evening our Top Three were closer than ever and a new Number One Dog had emerged.
While the numbers have not been huge in Greensboro NC (today’s BIS was worth 824 points) the competition has been as fierce as we have seen all years. The German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View's Ripsnorter Silver Charm was absent as his handler, Phil Booth, was attending his son's wedding. Congrautlations to Phil and family! The breed would be represented in the Sporting Group by his nephew, GCH CH Reece Afterhours The Buck stops Here JH. Truman would finish the day with a Sporting Group Three, watching the new Number One Dog All Breeds, the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova, advance to Stephanie Hedgepath’s BIS final.
Rounding out her seven were the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Criston’s Enchanted, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Lomondview Clementina, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari, the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Gunther’s Gussied Up Edna, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Jesstar’s Nirvana.
The RBIS would go to the Sheltie, Noah, while the big prize would go to the Doberman, FiFi. It’s the second of the set and the 29th BIS of the year for FiFi and breeder/owner/handler Jocelyn Mullins. Our congratulations to Jocelyn and a special shout out to Tem Peyton on moving into the top spot. Congratulations to breeders Billie, Erin, & Charlie Kerfoot & Ruth Kirby, owners Celie Florence, Beth Fink, Erin Kerfoot, PhD, Ken Goodhue-McWilliams, PhD, & Delores Strength, and handler Robin Novack.