Saturday, February 4, 2012

PHOENIX AZ DAY TWO

GCH CH R and G’s Mystical Dancer 

The Sahuaro State Kennel Club’s day two show gathered many of the best in the west today including the English setter, GCH CH Oakl;ey’s B’Dazzled, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell, the Boxer, GCH CH R and G’s Mystical Dancer, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Steele Your Heart, the Pug, GCH CH Winsome-Nirvana-Blaque Triple Play, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Lebull's New Hope Wooly Bully, and the Australian Cattle Dog, GCH CH Carben Copy's If The Shoe Fits.  

It was our DOG2WATCH, the Boxer, Danny, taking home his first BIS of the year.  Danny has been consistent performer so far this year with several important group placements in Palm Springs CA and Portland OR, keeping Danny in the early rankings race.    Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Kimberlie Steele-Gamero, breeder/owner Gayann Jones,  and owners Roberta & Roberto Bezerra,  Barbara Bachman, C Desmond, & Gary Steele.

ATLANTA GA DAY THREE

CH Fantastico da Mayo 

Today’s Conyers Kennel Club of Georgia drew more than 2200 dogs to Atlanta GA.  The seven that BIS judge Ms Mike Macbeth saw were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, the Whippet, GCH CH Starline’s Chanel, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Pepper Tree Zorro V Morgenwald, the Skye Terrier, CH Of Skyeline Captain Hook, the Pug, GCH CH Caper's Sirius Endeavor, the Standard Poodle, CH Fantastico da Mayo, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Dalarno Nite Song at Morningstar.  

Best went to the Poodle, Fantastico.  The Brazilian import won his first BIS in the US this year at a small “boutique” show.  Today’s win demonstrates this dog can win anywhere.

WILDWOOD NJ DAY FOUR

CH Smash Jp Sakura
(Photo by Angela Stein)

Joe Gregory drew day four in Wildwood NJ for the day one show of the Boardwalk Kennel Club of Cape May County.   Hoping to gain his favor him were the Field Spaniel, GCH CH Tamarack’s Race You to Calico, the 13” Beagle, GCH CH Lanbur Angel wears Prada, the CH McMagic’s Candied Ham Of Pebbles’Run, the West Highland White Terrier, GCH CH Blythefell Fergus, the Toy Poodle, CH Smash Jp Sakura, the French Bulldog, CH Hilsman Bandog Holy Moses, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Oakhurst Crusin' In Chrome.  

BIS was the Toy Poodle, Sakura.  It’s the second BIS for the 23 month old bitch who has already logged seven Toy Group first places this year.  We think it’s safe to say that she is DOG2WATCH. 

WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

GCH CH Banana Joe v Tani Kazari

The Great Barrington Kennel Club today held their first of two shows in West Springfield MA this weekend.  The seven dogs who made it all the way to Rita Bell’s final were the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley On Fire, the Smooth Dachshund, GCH CH RHill's Total Knockout MS RN, the Akita, GCH CH Hikay’s Witch With Attitude, the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Burrencroft Special Lad, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe v Tani Kazari, the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Wassong’s Hanover Alice, and the Australian Shepherd. GCH CH Propwash Reckon.

It was the Affenpinscher, Joey, scampering away with his fifth BIS of the new year.  Has anybody seen the Wynn odds sheet on Westminster?  We think they might want to re-think the odds on an Affenpinscher.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BROADCAST


Today we can all re-live December’s AKC/Eukanuba National Championship1  Check with your local ABC TV affiliate for the broadcast times.  I’ll be on Twitter between 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM CST. with 12 of our fellow bloggers who will be providing color commentary via Twitter, #AKCEukshow. If you weren’t there here’s a chance to experience all the fun in one concentrated gulp.  Grab your favorite TV snack & libation and join us!

Friday, February 3, 2012

PHOENIX AZ DAY ONE

GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

The all breed action got underway in Phoenix AZ today with the Sahuaro State Kennel Club’s first show.  Making the first final of the four day set was the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Steele Your Heart, the Havanese, GCH CH Bellatak McDreamy, the Bulldog, GCH CH Itsa Brix, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Hirsch's Top Notch Attire.

It was the Bloodhound, Kissy, collecting her first BIS of the year.  Kissy was the country’s Number One Bloodhound in 2011 with seven BIS & 45 Hound groups.  Congratulations to Bruce and breeders/owners Susan Lacroix & Heather Whitcomb.

IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR IN ATLANTA

CH Torquay Be Nice To Me

Day two in Atlanta GA fell to the Sawnee Mountain Kennel Club of Georgia and BIS judge Stephen Hubbell.  His final line up included the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, the 15” Beagle, CH Torquay Be Nice To Me, the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall Brookwod styled Dream, the Cairn Terrier, CH Hampton Court's Pick Pocket, the Chinese Crested, Solino's Rive Gauche, Tibetan Spaniel, CH Kan Sing‘s Tinzin, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCHGCH Dalarno Nite Song At Morningstar.

Best was the Beagle, JR.  JR is a litter brother to the top winning Beagle of all time, GCH CH Torquay Midnight Confession.   We think there is a family resemblance. Congratulations to breeder/owner/hander Marcelo Chagas & breeders/owners Marco & Alessandra Botelho.

WILDWOOD NJ DAY THREE

GCH CH Lanbur Angel Wears Prada 

The unseasonably pleasant weather is holding in Wildwood NJ where the Sand and Sea Kennel Club wrapped up their two show contribution to the five day stop.  Whitney Coombs chose her Best In Show from the Pointer, GCH CH Tahari’s To Wild To Be Serious, the 13” Beagle, GCH CH Lanbur Angel Wears Prada, the Doberman Pinscher, Scarface De Black Shadow, the West Highland White Terrier, GCH CH Blythewood Fergus, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Smash Jp Sakura, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Surrey Sugar Baby, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Aubrey’s Tails of Mystery.

Best went to the Beagle, Angel.  It’s the first BIS for the 16 month old ing√©nue.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Jon Woodring, co-breeder Wade S Burns, owner Kelly D Lockwood, and handler Kimberly Pastella Calvacca.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

ATLANTA GA DAY ONE

GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction
(Photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

The Griffith Georgia Kennel Club opened the four day set in Atlanta GA today drawing better than 1500 dogs.  The seven who made it to Douglas Johnson’s final were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, the 15” Beagle, CH Torquay Be Nice To Me, the Akita, Ruthdale's Candy From A Baby, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH J’Cobe Broxden Danea, the Pug, GCH CH Caper's Sirius Endeavor, the Standard Poodle, CH Fantastico Da Maya, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Dalarno Nite Song at Morning Star.

2011’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Cocker, Beckham, added another BIS to his already impressive resume.  It’s the third of the year for Beckham and handler Michael Pitt.

WILDWOOD NJ DAY TWO

GCH CH Rivergroves Coco Mademoiselle

MBF has solved their computer problems and we have results for you from day two in Wildwood NJ.  The Sand and Sea Kennel Club took over the boardwalk for their two days at the Jersey shore.  Today ended with Thomas Feneis in the final ring with the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Tender Is The Night, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Spring Valley’s Always There, the Great Pyrenees, GCH CH Rivergroves Coco Mademoiselle, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Blythewood Full Metal Jacket, the Toy Poodle, CH Smash Jp Sakura, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Surrey Sugar Baby, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Bon-Clyde’s Take One.

Best was the Great Pyrenees, Coco.  Coco was the Number One Great Pyrenees in all breed points last year with three BIS & 13 Working Groups.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Jean A Boyd & McKee Cox and owner Marcia J Stewart.

WE RECOMMEND


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WILDWOOD NJ DAY ONE

GCH CH Artisan Grouse Point Pink Panther JH
(Photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

Last year the Atlantic Ocean Classic in Wildwood NJ was battered by a blizzard.  This year the superintendent’s having computer issues, but we now can tell you that Frank Washabaugh ‘s Best In Show at yesterday Union County Kennel Club show was the Vizsla, GCH CH Artisan Grouse Point Pink Panther JH.  

Joining Kato in the final ring were the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Briardach's Rock Star, the Rottweiler, CH Robban's Invincible CD, the West Highland White Terrier, GCH CH Blythefeil  Fergus, the Toy Poodle, CH Smash Jp Sakura, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Surrey Sugar Baby, and the Rough Collie, CH Devinwood A Perfect Stranger.  It’s the first BIS this year for Kato.  Congratulations to breeders Mark Toepke & Joan Toepke and owners Corinne Miklos, Sue Lonabaugh, R Bernstein & Joan Toepke.

WWW: THE WORKING GROUP

Our Whom to Watch at Westminster (WWW) list for the Working Group this year feature’s one of the most interesting breed match ups, an all time breed record holder, & the current Number One Dog All Breeds.Last year’s Number One Working Dog, the Boxer bitch, Our Working Group this year feature’s one of the most interesting breed match ups, an all time breed record holder, & the current Number One Dog All Breeds.

GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

Last year’s Number One Working Dog, the Boxer bitch, GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, made it all the way to the Number Three Dog All Breeds with 34 BIS & 102 Working Groups.  Scarlett was bred by Tina Porter & Lee Stanton, is owned by Debbie McCarroll, Mark Fagan, Mrs Jack Billhardt, & Sergio Tenenbaum, and handled by Diego Garcia.

GCH CH R and G's Mystical Dancer
(Photo by Vicki Holloway)

Scarlet will be challenged in the breed by a Boxer dog, GCH CH R and G’s Mystical Dancer.  Both dogs exhibit beautiful breed type with Scarlett sporting a refined, feminine look and Danny capitalizing on a powerful, masculine presence.  Danny finished 2011 as the Number Two Boxer, the Number Three Working Dog, & the Number 17 Dog All Breeds with 17 BIS & 63 Working Groups.   Danny is shown by breeder/owner Kimberlie Steele-Gamero.  Rounding out Team Danny are breeder/owner Gayann Jones,  and owners Roberta & Roberto Bezerra,  Barbara Bachman, C Desmond, & Gary Steele.

GCH CH Szumeria's Wildwood Silver Six Pence
(Photo by Derek Glas)

GCH CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Pence is the top winning Kuvaszs in AKC history with  25 career BIS.  Tanner & handler Diana Wilson finished the season as the Number  Nine Dog All Breeds with 18 big rosettes & 70 Working Group top prizes and won a giant BIS in Palm Springs CA to start the 2012.  Tanner was bred by Beatrice Page, Clay Page, Lynn Brady, & Constance Townsend, and is owned by Mercedes Vila, Lynn Brady, Constance Townsend, & Claudia Muir.

GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici

The current Number One Dog All Breeds is a Doberman Pinscher with the very un-Doberman-like name of FiFi.  GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici, made it all the way to the Number 19 Dog All Breeds spot in 2011 with 15 BIS & 44 Working Groups.  This year she has coming out roaring, winning three of the four BIS in Portland OR earlier this year.  FiFi, breeder/owner handled by Jocelyn Mullins, was bred by Jocelyn & husband Kevin Mullins, and co-owned by the Mullins & Suzy & Dick Lundy.

GCH CH Chancellor Flirt's Hi Flyin' Gladiator
 (Photo courtesy of AKC)

Our final choice in the Working Group is the Rottweiler, GCH CH Chancellor Flirt's Hi Flyin' Gladiator.  Pilot came on strong at the end of the year to finish as the Number Ten Working Dog with four BIS & 27 Working Groups and was the breed winner at December’s AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.  Pilot was bred by Wendi Lewellen and handled by Perry Payson.

Nest up, the Terriers.,

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

THE CLUSTERS ARE BACK!

Saguaro State Park 

The clusters are back!  Our show weeks begins tomorrow when the Union County Kennel Club will open the five show Atlantic Ocean Classic in Wildwood NJ.  The Boardwalk Kennel Club & the Sand And Sea Kennel Club will follow with two shows each.  Atlanta GA will join the fun on Thursday with the Cherokee Rose Cluster, a four show funfest hosted by the Griffin Georgia Kennel Club, the Sawnee Mountain Kennel Club Of Georgia, the Conyers Kennel Club Of Georgia, & the Lawrenceville Kennel Club.

Out west the Sporting Dog Association Of Arizona limited breed shows kicks off the Heart of the Desert Classic’s five day visit in Phoenix AZ.  The Sporting dogs will join the other six groups for the four all breed shows hosted by the Sahuaro State Kennel Club & the Lost Dutchman Kennel Club.    

Our remaining shows are of the traditional two day weekend form.  In New England look for the Great Barrington Kennel Club in West Springfield MA, in the Heartland it’s the St Joseph MO hometown Kennel Club, just next door it’s the Southeast Arkansas Kennel Club in Pine Bluff AR, in the Land of Enchantment it’s the hometown Hobbs New Mexico Kennel Club, & in the Golden State it’s the Sun Maid Kennel Club of Fresno (CA).

For many of us It will be the last chance to see most of the dogs heading to New York for the Westminster Kennel Club show.  Get out this weekend and see what makes AKC one of the best family outings available.

NORTH TO ALASKA

GCH CH Xeralane’s On With The Music

We have the last of last weekend’s results for you, from the frozen north, Anchorage AK, we hear that Lenora Riddle’s BIS at Saturday’s Kenai Kennel Club show was the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Xeralane’s On With The Music.  Joining Owen in the final ring were the Irish Setter, CH Willowbrook at Harvard, the Whippet, CH Karasar’s Rememberence, the Tibetan Mastiff, GCH CH Dreamcatcher Major Victory of Loki, the Colored Bull Terrier, CH Magor The Minotaur from Stonebull, the Boston Terrier, CH Heavenly Sanglo’s Spamonte, and the GCH CH Quiche’s Intrepid Captain Sully.It’s the first BIS for Owen.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Xeralane Kennels.

GCH CH Quiche’s Intrepid Captain Sully

Sunday the Alaska Kennel Club took over and Carl Anderson chose his Best of the above named Whippet, TM, Shih Tzu, & Bouvier, the Brittany, Copley’s Last Call Martini, the American Staffordshire Terrier, LBK’s Hot Pursuit, and the Lhasa Apso, Xeralane’s Rock Around The Clock.  He chose the Bouvier, Sully as his Best.  

Another first timer, three year old Sully was bred by Louise Paquette and is owned by Stephen Bowerman & Emmy Leah Raye Herring.  Congratulations to them all.

Monday, January 30, 2012

ILLINOIS HAT TRICK

GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction
 (Photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

We’ve saved this one for you.  The Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction, swept all three shows in Grayslake IL this weekend.  

On Friday London was the choice of Brian Meyer who might have chosen the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova, the Basset Hound , GCH CH Topsfield-Sanchu Eenie Meenie Miney Moe, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Pepper Tree Zorro V. Morgenwald, the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Gordon's Bite Of The Apple, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Austin Powers, or the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgables The Frat Boy, but he didn’t.

Saturday the aforementioned Springer, Basset Hound, Shih Tzu, the Bullmastiff GCH CH Newscastle's Picturesque Picasso, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Meadowlake Simply Sinful, , and the Rough Collie, GCH Wyndlair Cherokee Vindication all plead their case with Kent Delaney to no avail.

Sunday, Jay Richardson made it unanimous, choosing London over the above named Springer, Schnauzer, Border Terrier, Chin, & Sheltie and the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Thaon’s Wallstreet & the Japanese Chin, GCH CH Pem Wy-Syng Lucky Mi .   London will enter Madison Square Garden next month on a roll with six BIS already this year. 

MIDDLE PENINSULA KC of VA 2

GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction
(Photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

Now that the on line catalogs for the Middle Peninsula Kennel Club Of Virginia’s two shows in Doswell VA have been liberated we can tell you about yesterday’s show.  You may recall that a generous reader managed to get past the embargo and send us results on Saturday’s show.

On Sunday it was Jane Forsyth choosing her Best of the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Whirlaways Ida Belle's A Ringing, the Portuguese Water Dog, CH Magellan's I Want To Be Your Man, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Lomondview Clementina, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe v Tani Kazari, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Spotlight’s Ruffian, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Masquerade Mikey Likes It.

It was the Cocker, Beckham, picking up his second of the set.  2011’s Number One Dog All Breeds brings his “A” game with him into New York next month.

ST CHARLES MISSOURI KC 2

GCH CH Sporting Fields Bahama Sands
(Photo by Gay Glazbrook)

The St Charles Missouri Kennel Club was set up in Lake St Louis this weekend.  You can read about the day one show here.  On Sunday The seven that Diane Malenfant saw were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH My Buddy’s Boppity-Bop Blue Moon RN, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Bahama Sands, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s Be Bop Baby, the Pug, CH House Poory JP Yum-Yum Zerohour, the Keeshond, GCH CH Baronwood Infinity & Beyond, and Saturday’s BIS winner, the Border Collie, GCH CH Sporting Fields Heiress HSAs.

Sunday belonged to another Sporting Fields dog, the Whippet, Tawny.  Tawny and handler Amada Giles are off to a very good start this year with three BIS and six Hound Groups.  If you are at Westminster this year, do stop by Ring 2 at 11:15 on Monday, February 13th to see this beautiful bitch.  If you can’t make it wait until Monday afternoon and check out the Westminster Kennel Club’s site and watch the video of the judging.  You’ll be glad you did.

ALEXANDRIA LA DAYS 3&4

As we work our way back east, we stop in Alexandria LA where the Alexandria Kennel Club took the second half of this week’s only four day stop.  Check our archives for results on the first two days with the Baton Rouge Kennel Club.  

GCH CH Downhome Hi-Tech Innovator
(Photo courtesy of AKC)

 On Saturday, Murrel Purkhiser’s final included the Weimaraner, GCH CH WinWeim's It's My Grey Goose, the Harrier, GCH CH Downhome Hi-Tech Innovator, the Great Dane, GCH CH Longo Miller N Lore Diamond Lil, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Skyscot's Texas Hold' Em, the Papillon, GCH CH Copella's Rising Attraction, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Hamelot Little Drummer Boy, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Aubrey's Tails Of Mystery.

Best went to the Harrier, Chet.  It’s the first of the year for Chet, who finished 2011 with five Bests In Show and 17 Hound Groups, including the Group at last month’s AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.  Chet is one of our picks for this year’s Westminster Hound Group and we think he is a DOG2WATCH.  Congratulations to breeders Susan Lowder, Ken and Miriam Nell, owners Carla & Joe Sanchez, and handlers Jorge & Suzie Olivera.

GCH CH Rocheuses Me And My Shadow At Cornus

Colonel Joe Purkhiser closed the set on Sunday with Chet, the above named Great Dane & Bichon, the English Springer Spaniel, CH Designers I Think I Am In A Dance Off, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Rockyhill Icees Raisin' The Bar, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Bar-Net Rocky Road Of Samron, the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Rocheuses Me And My Shadow At Cornus.

His Best In Show was the Bouvier, Casper.  It’s the second of the year for Casper and handler Heather Johnson.

GOLDEN GATE KENNEL CLUB 2

GCH CH Perrisblu Kennislain’s Chelsey
(Photo courtesy of Best In Show Daily)

It’s Monday Morning Mop Up time and we will start where we left off, out in California.  We told you last night that Taffee McFadden and the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, picked up the BIS t yesterday’s Orange Empire Dog Club in San Bernardino.  This morning we can tell you that Taffee’s husband, Bill McFadden and the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Perrisblu Kennislain’s Chelsey, also collected a big rosette yesterday, at the day two show of the Golden Gate Kennel Club in San Francisco’s Cow Palace.

Joining Bill & Chelsey in Jeanette McGinnis’ final were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Silhouette’s LifeInTheFastLane, the 15” Beagle, CH Cabaret Come Chase The Dream, the Samoyed, GCH CH Rossia’s Denali Star, the Pekingese, GCH CH Windemere’s Dusting of White Pevyne, the Keeshond, GCH CH Summerwind‘s Rumor Has It, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Allure at Wyndstar.

Chelsey is the Number One Terrier so far this year, with two BIS and seven Terrier Group top prizes.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

ORANGE EMPIRE KC DAY TWO

GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore

Judge Michael Dachel had the day two final for the Orange Empire Dog Club in San Bernardino CA.  Her choices were the English Setter, GCH CH Oakley’s B’Dazzled, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quietcreek’s Kiss and Tell, the Kuvasz, GCH CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Since Pence, the Miniature Schnauzer Allaruth Just Kidding v Sole Bay, the Havanese, Bellatak McDreamy, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, and the Bearded Collie, Wigglesworth Thriller.

And we have another back2back performance by a Standard Poodle, as Ally picks up the bookend win.  Ally now has three BIS this year.  How hard do you think it’s going to be to get ringside at the Standard Poodle ring at Westminster?

GREATER GAINSVILLE DFA 2

GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare

The Greater Gainesville Dog Fanciers Association’s weekend in Ocala FL ended with Karen Wilson in the final ring with the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mr View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, the Saluki, CH Baha Persian Of Interest NA NAJ SC, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Kenro‘s Fleeting Moment, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH J‘Cobe Broxden Danae, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dacun Kaylen’s He s A Heartbreaker, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Karosel’s Kartwheels.

It was the MinPin, Classie, picking up her fifth BIS of the year.  Classie currently leads all Toy Dogs in the US after the first four weeks of the season.

CHARLESTON KENNEL CLUB DAY TWO

GCH CH Trillium Blue’s Raising the Bar

Arlene Benko closed the Charleston Kennel Club’s two day stay in Ladson SC.  Her seven finalists were the Irish setter, CH Avon Farm Torch Song Of Carillon, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Torquay Be Nice To Me, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Trillium Blue’s Raising the Bar, the Border Terrier, Ch Bellwether Back in Business, the Pug, GCH CH Kenshei And That’s The Way it Is, the Schipperke, GCH CH De LaMer Pink Flamingo, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Dalarno Nite Song at Morningstar.

Best in Show went to the Siberian, Jerry.  It’s the first BIS for Jerry & handler Charles Coomes.  Congratulations to Charles, breeder owner Elizabeth DeMartino, and owner Diane Spendle.

ERIE KENNEL CLUB DAY TWO

We start today’s reports with The Standard Poodle, GCH CH Hillwood Ale Kai Waling on Air, who has made it back2back wins at the day two show of the Erie (PA) Kennel Club.  Fran and handler Joe Vergnetti  joined the Vizsla, GCH CH Artisan Grouse Point Pink Panther JH, the Norwegian Elkhound, CH Tioka’s American Ride, the Dogue de Bordeaux, GCH CH Mount Sinai’s Crusader St Amand, the Parson Russell Terrier, CH Foxbend Call My Agent, the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, CH Southdown Now or Never, and the Bearded Collie, CH Dunhill Dedication  

Now all we can say, did someone get a photo of Fran with BIS judge Vincent Chianese?