Monday, September 3, 2012


 GCH CH Jamelle’s Aristocrat v Elba  
(Photo by Dan Sayers)  

We turn to today’s results, starting with the Schooley's Mountain Kennel Club show in Morristown NJ.  The Metro New York crowd gather for the last of the four shows in New Jersey this holiday weekend and the outcome was as entertaining as the whole weekend has been.  

The seven who stayed all day to see BIS judge Sue Goldberg were the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Shomberg’s Perfect Timing, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Whirlaway Ida’s Bells A Ringing, the St Bernard, GCH CH Jamelle’s Aristocrat v Elba, the Kerry Blue Terrier, CH Class Act of Hallsblu, the Yorkshire Terrier, GCH CH Embersglow Regal Fire in the Sky, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Spotlight’s Ruffian, and an Old English Sheepdog from the classes, Tana’s Legend of the West.  

Tana’s Legend of the West
 (Photo by Angela Stein)

 This set has surprised all weekend and today was no different. Taking the RBIS from the classes was the three year old OES, while the Two year old Yorkie took home the Best In Show.  Now, we hate it when we don’t have any information on a first time BIS.  All we can tell you about the winner is that she was bred and is owned by Madelyn Conley.  We send out our congrats to Madelyn and remind her that we post photos of all the BIS and RBIS winners gratis.  

Now the nice thing about not having a photo of the BIS, is we get to feature a dog that we have been hearing about for some time, the St Bernard, Aristocrat.  Our long time readers know that the very first time we set foot in a show ring, we were in the company of our family’s pet St Bernard,  Every show we go to we always seek out the Saints and smile at the giants that remind us of the days we fell in love with the sport.  

How come we don’t see more Saints in the BIS ring? They are among the most impressive dogs we see   We can remember when America was in love with the gentle giant and the breed was among the ten most popular breeds.  Perhaps if there were more like this one the public would again be clamoring to see them.  If your are in the Mid-Atlantic area seek this one out.  We think you will fall in love. Aristocrat was bred by Michele & Jack Mulligan, is owned by Linda & Edward Baker, and is handled by Melody (Snookie) Salmi


  1. nice to see a new face...beautiful Saint...way to go Billy with the capture!