Tuesday, September 25, 2012


 GCH CH Alpine’s Ring of Fire  

Last weekend the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Alpine’s Ring of Fire, became the fourth AmStaff  in breed history to win BACK2BACK BIS.  It happened at the Gig Harbor Kennel Club’s two shows in Shelton WA.   

CH Raquel Welch Of Malabo APD    

On Saturday Phoenix and breeder/owner/handler Ed Thomason were challenged for the win by the Weimaraner, GCH CH Diamond MK The Eagle Has Landed, the RBIS, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Raquel Welch Of Malabo APD, the Mastiff, CH Rainy Days Eight Second Ride, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Full Of Malarkey Miles Of Aisles, the RBIS, the Schipperke, GCH CH Bonchien Prodigal Son, and the Belgian Tervuren, GCH CH Sky Acres Flying Solo.  

 Sunday, Phoenix was Colin Hamilton’s choice for BIS and the  above named Schipperke was his RBIS.  Rounding out the final were the previously seen Weimaraner and the Rhodesian,  the Gresat Pyrenees,CH Karolaska Positively Timeless, the Italian Greyhound, CH Jo-Na-Da's-Salswift Liza Minnelli, and the Belgian Sheepdog, GCH CH Sanderle Kindred R.  

Phoenix is the Number Two American Staffordshire Terrier, behind his littermate, GCH CH Alpine’s Highwayman, who is the only AmStaff in history to win multiple BACK2BACK BIS.  Three of Phoenix’ six career BIS have come this year.


  1. The mastiffs won the working group on Saturday, not Sunday.