Monday, December 10, 2012


GCH CH Downhome Hitech Innovator

The Harrier is among AKC’s rarest breeds, but this year fanciers have seen a lot of one Harrier,  GCH CH Downhome Hitech Innovator.  Chet and handler Suzy Olivera have crisscrossed the US since winning the Hound group at last year’s AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, winning 25 BIS and a remarkable 97 Hound groups.  The latest BIS came at the Greater Clark County Kennel Club shows in Ridgefield WA this weekend, where Chet followed a BIS in Illinois on Thursday with BACK2BACK BIS on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, BIS judge Chuck Winslow picked Chet out of a seven that included the Irish Setter, GCH CH  Mi Jeans Reason To Believe, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Karnovandas Tenzing, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Alpines Ring Of Fire, the RBIS, the Pomeranian, GCH CH CR Chase What Matters, the Keeshond, GCH CH Ruttkay Chance, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Mariel’s Harvest Moon.

GCH CH CR Chase What Matters

Sunday the Pom, Chase, would take another Reserve behind Chet while the Irish Water Spaniel, GCCH CH Whistlestop’s Fire and Ice, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Charisma Maxim Von Diable, the above named AmStaff & Keeshond, and the Belgian Tervuren, GCH CH Sky Acres Flyin Solo, tried to catch the eye of BIS judge Adrian Woodfork.

Chet is trailing the Number One Hound by a little less than 4000 points and is just over 3000 points behind the Number Ten Dog All Breeds, both pretty nice titles to end the year with.  We did tell you there are 13,230 points up for grabs in Orlando, didn’t we?


  1. Mariel's Harvest Moon is a Cardigan Welsh corgi!