Thursday, October 4, 2012


GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky  

We’re back at our computer after leaving today’s Hatboro Dog Club show.  One dog whose bark was worse than his bite was the local weatherman who threatened us with rain, but in the end all he could manage were a few sprinkles and some sticky humidity.  The dogs certainly didn’t notice.

While we come to this annual pilgrimage primarily for the Terriers, we were able to see several of the BIS winning dogs we write about that we had not yet seen.  They were joined by three of the Top Five Dogs All Breeds, the Number One Dog, the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, the Number Four Dog, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, & the Number Five Dog, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari. 

GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm   

The GWP, Oakley, & the Wire Fox, Sky, would make it to Neville Hodgkins’ final, but the Affenpinscher, Joey, failed to make it out of Kerry Lee’s Toy Group, while the Maltese, GCH CH Scylla’s Small Kraft Re-Lit, represented the little guys in the BIS ring.  Rounding out the seven were the Saluki, GCH CH Quanmarra’s Thonolan, the Akita, GCH CH Sondaisa's Tough Act to Follow Stardust, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Fantastico da Maya, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Riverside Get Over It.

In the end Hatboro is a warm up for the big Terrier only Montgomery County Kennel Club show, so we can’t be too surprised that the Wire, Sky, scampered away with the top prize, while the GWP, Oakley, took the Reserve.  If you been watching, you’ve noticed that Sky has been methodically collecting big BIS and gaining on the Top Three. Today’s win, Sky’s 26th this year, follows last weekend’s threepeat.  All Four wins were in the 1500 point range, i.e. totaling about 6000 points.  Sky and handler Gabriel Rangel have perfectly positioned themselves for a late in the year run at the rankings leaders.  Get yourself a seat at the finish line this year, folks.


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