Monday, September 3, 2012


GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky  

The Cabrillo Kennel Club’s two shows in Valley Center in Southern California were our third West Coast set this weekend.  On Saturday the seven waiting to get BIS judge Vicki Abbot’s decision were the Field Spaniel, Pridemark's War & Wisdom, the Ibizan Hound, GCH CH Harehill's Ace In The Hole, the Portuguese Water Dog,  CH Roseknoll Sunny Benjamin, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Brackley My Amazing Warrior, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Durandel Bella Donna, and the Shetland Sheepdog, Castlebay Noteworthy.    

Her RBIS was the Portie and her BIS was the country’s Number One Terrier, the Wire, Sky.  Sky’s 23rd BIS of the year will keep her comfortably in the Number Four All Breeds spot.  

Sunday Sky was the only of  the Saturday finalists to make it back  to see Doris Miller.  Rounding out the seven were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Silhouette’s LifeInTheFastLane, the Borzoi, GCH CH Aruzia Priority One JC, the Rottweiler, CH Banshee's Duke Of Rott'n Acre's RA, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Foxfire Pocket Edition, the Xoloitzcuintli, GCH CH Shida Mighty Joe Young, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Serah Celtic Legend of Llynhill.  

Taking home the Reserve ribbon was the Rottweiler, Duke, while the Corgi, Dewi, got the top prize and all the points.  We think this is the first BIS for Dewi, but beyond that Dewi is a mystery to us.  We hope that someone will tell the owners to get us a photo to celebrate the occasion. Congratulations to breeder/owner Patrick Smith and owner Barbara J Tannahill.  

A reminder to all you Reserve Best In Show winners, we do publish a photo of all RBIS winners.  It’s free, send in your photos and then tell your friends your dog got a DSP shout out.


  1. BIS/MBISS GCH CH Serah Celtic Legend of Llynhill, aka Dewi, was bred by Patrick and Jane Smith in 2008 and given to Barbara Tannahill as a thank you for trusting us with a pick puppy bitch in 2000. Dewi is the get of that pick bitch, MBIS/MBISS CH Llynhill Autumn Breeze ROMB, owned by Patrick and Jane Smith, bred by Barbara Tannahill. Autumn was the #1 Cardigan Welsh Corgi Breed/All-Breed, Top Ten Herding Dog, and CWCCA National Specialty BOB in 2007.
    Dewi's sire is CH Trudytales About Last Night ROMG, aka Fudge, owned and bred by Elaine Collins.
    Dewi has won multiple Bests-in Specialty Show; this is his first all-breed BIS. He just turned 4 years old in May, so is just gearing up for a long career. His mother, Autumn, was 6 & 7 years old the year we owner/handled her to #1. Autumn continues to live with us as the Grand Dam/Queen Dog of the house.
    Dewi lives with Barbara Tannahill, a long-time breeder of CWCs. Amanda Roberson, who handled Cardigans when she was a teen (and maybe younger), saw Dewi, and asked to handle him. Dewi is exclusively shown by Amanda, who does an extraordinary job with him. This is Amanda's first BIS, too. I suspect it will not be their last....
    We are very excited to have bred him and to have him owned, loved, and cherished by Barbara Tannahill, Llynhill Cardigans.
    Thank you,
    Jane and Patrick Smith
    Serah Kennels
    Placerville, CA