Wednesday, August 22, 2012


GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky  

We went to Greeley CO this past weekend, in part, because of the big numbers.  The Olympic Kennel Club’s two shows in Enumclaw were nearly as large, but for those who had one of the 511 Sporting Dogs competing, it was the holy grail.   

GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore  

However, it was the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, who took home almost 2,000 points for the BIS on Saturday.  Sky was joined in Terry Stacy’s ring by the Weimaraner, GCH CH Silhouette’s LifeInTheFastLane, who took home over 500 points for the Sporting Group win, the Borzoi, GCH CH Aashtoria Wildhunt Hidden Agenda, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Charisma Maxim Von Diable, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Brackley My Amazing Warrior, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, and the Belgian Tervuren, GCH CH Sky Acres Flying Solo.  The win, Sky’s 21st, will keep her safely in the Number Four All Breed spot for another week.  

GCH CH Whistlestop's Fire & Ice  

Sunday Sky would win the Terrier Group and collect just 123 points, one quarter of the Sporting Group take.  The Sporting Group winner, the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop's Fire & Ice , would double down on her Group win and take home the BIS and better than 1800 points.  Also asking Gloria Kerr for consideration were the aforementioned Standard Schnauzer, Max, & Standard Poodle, Ally, who would collect her second RBIS of the weekend, the Norwegian Elkhound, GCH CH Vin Melca’s Norseman, the Pug, GCH CH Caper's Sirius Endeavor, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Cottonwood Man in the Moon.  

It’s the second all breed BIS of the year for the 2012 BISS of the Irish Water Spaniel Club of America.


  1. The Irish Water Spaniels name is GCH. Whistlestop's Fire & Ice and she is female.

  2. The toy group winner on sunday was the Pug, PGCH Caper's Sirius Endeavor.

  3. it's so nice to see a dog win a BIS on her own merit without all the advertising, politics or deep pocket backers. It gives hope to the rest of us. I just love that Irish Water Spaniel Annah and her breeder/owner Stacey is one of the nicest folks around.