Saturday, June 2, 2012


GCH CH Skyscots Texas Hold’Em
(Photo by Annette McDonald)

Our last report from last week comes in from Tulsa OK where the Seminole Kennel Club & the Mid-Continent Kennel Club Of Tulsa set up camp for four days.   One little dog made the most of the four days taking three of the available big rosettes home.

The Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Skyscots Texas Hold’Em, roared out of the gate at Friday’s SKC show and never looked back.  Annemarie Moore would prefer Decker to the German Shorthaired Pointer, Ehrenvogel Say Cheese, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Soletrader Maggie May, the Samoyed, CH Polar Mist Cruz'n T'Party At Zamosky, the Japanese Chin, CH Jaimy From The Olympia Girls, the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Kan Sing's Tenzin, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Aubrey's Tails Of Mystery.

Saturday Paula Hartinger might have chosen the Golden Retriever, CH Summit's Sonny Side Up, the Whippet, CH Starline's Oxford Victim Of Love, the above named Sammie, the Pomeranian, CH Bar-Net Rocky Road Of Samron, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Jade East Do You Know The Way To San Jose, or Border Collie, GCH CH Borderframe Signature, but she didn't.

GCH CH Aubrey’s Tails of Mystery

Sunday Decker would play Best Man to the Best Dog, the aforementioned Cardigan, Libby.  Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna’s remaining options were previously seen Golden & Whippet, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Chancellor Flirt's High Flyin' Gladiator, the Shih Tsu, Taimaria's-Baron's Forever Freedom's Finnegan, and the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin’s Hot N Spicy.

Libby is the country’s Number One Cardigan with two BIS and 24 Herding Group top prizes this year.

Monday Decker would bring it home with his fifth BIS of the year, accepting the win from  Fredrick R Stephens while now familiar Whippet, the Sammie, the Tibetan Spaniel, & Cardigan, the Pointer, CH Seasyde Edgehill Heart Of Gold, and the Havanese, GCH CH Yayas Dancing Through Life, all watched.  It’s Decker’s fourth BIS in the last 30 days.  Handled by Terrier maven, Brenda Combs, and cheered on by one of the most enthusiastic owners we know, Dr Sharon Esposito, we think DOG2WATCH Decker is destined for great things.


CH Susitna Royal Strider Of Tara Dells

We continue our week long catch up reports in Fairbanks AK where the Tanana Valley Kennel Club spent the Memorial day weekend hosting three shows.  They started on Saturday with Michael Benson pondering the Golden retriever, Amice Mocha Locomotion, the Basset Hound, Sasquatch My Best Friend, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Foxfire's Best To Come Along, the Norwich Terrier, Den-Mar's 8ft Tall & Bullet Proof, the Affenpinscher, CH Hanuman V. Tani Kazari, the Keeshond, CH Markwright 'N Arctic Sun Long Haul, the Rough Collie, CH Susitna Royal Strider Of Tara Dells. Congratulations to breeders Courtney Dowling Andrew Dowling & Cheryl Mallonee and owner Margaret Nelson.

CH Markwright 'N Arctic Sun Long Haul

Sunday Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine would see the Irish Setter, GCH CH Willowbrook At Harvard, the Whippet, GCH CH Arwen Love Gottcha Claymar, the Samoyed, CH Subarktika Northface Atigun, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Redrock’s Desert Storm, the Chinese Crested, Daretobebares Flashy Treads, the above named Keeshond, and a different Rough Collie, Taradell's Timeless At Sterling.

Her Best would be the Kees, Journey.  The five year old dog is another first timer.  Congratulations to breeders R & G Beckhart & Mary E.Meyer, and owners Lori Mihm-Kunz & Ingrid Oliver.

GCH CH Foxfire's Best To Come Along

It all came to an end on Monday with Chris Levy in the final ring with the now familiar the Spinoni Italiano, CH Vericool L'Arte Della Leggenda, the Scottish Deerhound, Graybeard's Bog Myrtle O'Riverspruce NA NAJ, the previously seen Doberman, StaffyBull, Chinese Crested, Kees, & Rough Collie, Taradell's Timeless At Sterling.

It was one of the repeaters, the Doberman, Amanda, taking home the last big rosette of the stop.  This first timer has been bouncing around the show scene the past few months collecting several group placements including appearances in 6 finals this year.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Teresa Ross, co-breeder Michelle Santana, and owners  Norman and Pearl Besand.

We point out that 15 different dogs occupied the BIS ring at this cluster including a Spinoni Italiano.  Even in Alaska you get to see the best of the dog world at an AKC show.

Friday, June 1, 2012


GCH CH Scylla's Small Kraft Re-Lit

The Spokane Kennel Club & the Coeur D'Alene Dog Fanciers had a novel take to the Memorial Day weekend.  The SPKC hosted fanciers on Saturday & Sunday in their hometown and then sent them packing for the 40 minute drive to beautiful Coeur D’Alene ID for the CADF’s two shows.

The seven who made to Saturday’s final were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Mi Jean's Reason To Believe SH NA NAJ, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Lafara's King Of Hearts O Kalani JC, the Kuvasz, H Mattiaci High Voltage At Glacier Creek, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Alpine’s Highwayman, the Maltese, GCH CH Scylla's Small Kraft Re-Lit, the French Bulldog, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Barkshires Take It To The Limit.

Houston Clark’s BIS was the country’s Number One Maltese, Hank.  Hank’s sixth BIS of the year will put Hank on the doorstep of the nation’s Top Twenty All Breeds.

GCH CH Whistlestop's Fire & Ice

Dorothy MacDonald would see the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop's Fire & Ice, the Redbone Coonhound, GCH CH Eskai's Sir Kasper, the Tibetan Mastiff, GCH CH Dreamcatcher Major Victory Of Loki, the Above named AmStaff, the Maltese, Hank, the Dalmatian, CH Blackflash Star's Comet, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Mariel’s Harvest Moon.

It was the IWS, Annah, picking up her first all breed Best of the year.  Mahy was a very good month for Annah who won the Irish Water Spaniel Club of Ameirca’s 2012 National Specialty earlier in the Month.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Colleen McDaniel & Stacy J Duncan.

GCH CH Alpine’s Highwayman  

Dr Dale Simmons greeted the first finalists to Coeur D’Alene.  The were the aforementioned Coonhound, AmStaff, & Maltese, the Weimaraner, GCH CH Diamond MK The Eagle Has Landed, the Great Dane, Burke's Pinocchio Of BNV, the American Eskimo Dog, GCH CH Silveroaks First & Foremost, and the Bouvier de Flandres, GCH CH Cobeauche Jakabo Xavier.

It was the third final in a row for the AmStaff, Jelly, and it earned him his fifth BIS of the year, his third in the last month.

GCH CH Charisma Maxim Von Diable

David Krogh had the very last final of the very long Memorial Day weekend.  The seven survivors he saw were the previously seen Irish Setter, the Pharaoh Hound, CH Reedly Road Globetrotter, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Charisma Maxim Von Diable, the AmStaff, Jelly, the Pug, GCH CH Sycamore's Blonde Ambition, the Bulldog, Rugby's Pinto Bean, and the Belgian Tervuren, GCH CH Sky Acres Flying Solo.

Taking home the last BIS of the week was the Schnauzer, Max.  It was the first BIS for  six year old Max, whom you may remember took a Working Group Four at last December’s AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.  Congratulations to breeder Constance C Adel and owners Linda & John Adiletti.


GCH CH Jamora Mystic Topaz

For our next report we are going out to NORCAL (northern California) for a report on the Hangtown Kennel Club Of Placerville & the Kennel Club Of The California Sierra three shows.  The HKCP took the first two days and gave their first final to Robert Stein.  He chose his BIS from the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Robin Crest Great Expectations, the Saluki, GCH CH Jamora Mystic Topaz, the Doberman Pinscher, Delkamar's Rising Star Of Manorie, the Airedale Terrier, CH Sterling’s Tunes Of Glory, the Pekingese, GCH CH Windemere's Dusting Off White At Pevyne, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH PaRay Power & Privilege, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH PaRay's Wicked.

It was the Saluki, Sebastian, taking home the big rosette and the signature HKSCP bathrobe.  Three Jamora Salukis have taken home four of the bathrobes over the last decade, enough for all four of the Forsyth family.  

GCH CH PaRay's Wicked

The rest of the stop would belong to the aforementioned Sheltie, named for the Wicked Witch of the West, Elphaba.  Sunday Neil Graves’ would give Elphaba her very first BIS while the Vizsla, CH Wasatch Mtns Early Ride to Victory, the Saluki, Sebastian, the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Catanya’s Latin Lover, the American Staffordshire Terrier, CH Parastone's Call Me Mon Cheri, the above named Peke, and the Boston Terrier, Campbell Clan's Idol Chatter, watched.

Joining Elphaba and judge Connie Redhead in Monday’s KCCS final were the previously seen GSP, Saluki, Malamute, AmStaff, Peke, & Bichon.  With breeder Tray Pittman holding the lead, we expect that there will be many more BIS in Elphaba‘s future.  Gives new meaning to “And your little dog too.“ Congratulations to Tray, co-breeders Michelle & Marty Miller and owner Kim Furlong.


GCH CH Pem We-Syng Lucky Mi

The Key City Kennel Club gave us two shows this past weekend in St Paul MN.   On day one the seven that stayed all day to see Francine Schwartz were the American Water Spaniel, GCH CH Game Crk Hot Diggity, the Whippet, Dashing Paisley Bellbottoms, the Samoyed, GCH CH Millcreek's Jesse James, the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Max-Well's Diamond Thief, the Japanese Chin, GCH CH Pem We-Syng Lucky Mi, the Bulldog, GCH CH Evergreen's Miss Congeniality, and the Bearded Collie, Isle Teacher's Pet.

It was our DOG2WATCH, the Chin, Mimi, taking home her eight BIS of the year.  We’d keep an eye on this one.

GCH CH Game Crk Hot Diggity

On day two Desi Murphy would see five of Saturday’s finalists plus the Newfoundland, CH Bright Str Berrin Charles Jager, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Sporting Fields Heiress HSAs.  HIS BIS would be one of our rarer breeds, the American Water Spaniel, Digger.  It’s the second BIS this year for Digger.  Now when was the last time we could say that about an American Water Spaniel?  Well done.


GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare

When You live in Florida everyday is a holiday.  This Memorial Day weekend fanciers in N Fort Meyers spent Saturday & Sunday with the Greater Fort Meyers Dog Club.

Joe Gregory had the final ring on day one and his pick of the Golden Retriever, CH Alexander Romance Gold Legend, the Whippet, GCH CH Karasar’s Remembrance, the Doberman Pinscher, , the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, GCH CH Lonsdale Sir Joseph Porter, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, the French Bulldog, CH Klasse Forjoy Ben Dreamin', and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Sunburst One Cool Dude. 

His BIS was the Number Six Dog All Breeds, the MinPin Classie.  Classie and owner/handler Armando Angelbello have collected 13 BIS so far this season.

GCH CH Sunburst One Cool Dude

Sunday Classie was back to see Lee Canalizo along with the Flat-Coated Retriever, GCH CH Destiny As Good As It Gets JH, the Whippet, GCH CH Bo-Bett’s Speed Demon, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Mileka's Belle Starr, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Ainle Villanova Mouth of the South, the Standard Poodle, and the above named Sheltie.

Her Best In Show was the Sheltie, Fonzie.  It’s his second this year.  Can we get two thumbs up and an “Aaayy!”



GCH CH Glacier's N Rowdy's Czargent Trouble 

In our continuing effort to catch up on last week we bring you the results of the Central Wyoming Kennel Club & the Laramie Kennel Club’s four shows.   The set started Friday, May 24th, in Casper WY with the CWKC.  The day one final was called by Gary Anderson who chose his Best of the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Sunny Ridge-Mariah's Uptown Girl, the Whippet, GCH CH Endeavor's White Roses on Nysa Hill, the Samoyed, GCH CH Glacier's N Rowdy's Czargent Trouble, the Miniature Bull Terrier, GCH CH Temris Bully For Me, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Miletree Northern Star at Shirmont, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Vaje's Jethrene Bodine, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Thunderhill's Apple Bottom Jeans.

BIS was the Sammie, Sarge.  It’s the first BIS this year for the 2011 breed leader,  Congratulations to breeder Novia & Yan Vincze and owners Claire & John O'Neill.

GCH CH Endeavor's White Roses on Nysa Hill

Saturday Warren Hudson saw the sane Whippet, Mini Bull, & Sheltie, the Parti-Colored Cocker Spaniel, CH Kamps'-Normandy N Rubic's Just Cruising, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Highwood's Call of The Wild, the Silky Terrier, GCH CH Tawny Mist Myan Mystic, and the French Bulldog, GCH CH Imperiale Bellaridge Shady Harbor Patrick Dempsey. 

It was the Whippet, Sofi Rose, picking up her first BIS of the year.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Linda Stewart, co-breeders Angie Diehl & Dennis Sumara, owner Jeanine Shepherd, and handler Alvin (Beep) Lee.  We have heard a lot about this girl.  We hope to see her in August when we make it out to the Pacific Northwest.

GCH CH Rocheuses Me and My Shadow at Cornus

Sunday, the whole crowd packed up and caravanned 149 miles south to Laramie WY for the hometown kennel club’s two shows.  Laramie is just north of the Colorado state line and one Colorado dog made the most of that, sweeping both of the BIS.  On day one the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Rocheuses Me and My Shadow at Cornus would impress Sidney Marx more than the Brittany GCH CH Trio's Mr. Rocktober, the Smooth Dachshund, GCH CH Spellbound's You Go First, the German Pinscher, GCH CH Oakwood V Kaitlers Revival, the Border Terrier, CH Meadowlake I’m Just Here For The Music, the Skye Terrier, CH Alltogether Its All About Me, the Silky Terrier, CH Alltogether Its All About Me, or the Schipperke, GCH CH Bonchien Mr. Monopoly.

On Monday Casper would take the big rosette from Jane Treiber while the English Setter, GCH CH Country Squire Rockette, the Irish Wolfhound, the Dogue de Bordeaux, GCH CH Evergreen's Rub My Belly At Rising Star, the previously named Mini Bull, the Havanese, GCH CH D'VA's Spellbound In Motion, and the above mentioned Shar-Pei, all watched.

It’s the ninth all breed Best this year for Casper and the second time in a month that he has picked up BACK2BACK BIS.

Thursday, May 31, 2012


GCH CH Vogel flight’s “Honor” to Pillowtalk

The Warren County Kennel Club Of Ohio & the Cincinnati Kennel Club camped out for four days in Hamilton OH over the Memorial day weekend.  The WCKCO had the first two days and started with Sidney Marx in the first final.   The first seven to make it that far were the English Setter, GCH CH Stargaz’r’nWingfield Time Will Tell, the Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH Summerhill Pride & Prejudice, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Jaroe Legend of Irish Spirit, the Miniature Schnauzer, CH Hadinhaus Peppermint Patty, the Silky Terrier, CH Musicale’s Joy Boy, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Vogel flight’s “Honor” to Pillowtalk, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Dalarno Nite Song of Morningstar.    Day one went to the Bichon, Honor.  As you have read here on Dong Show Poop, Honor would leave Cincinnati and join us in Kalamazoo MI where she took another BIS on Monday.  That brings his 2012 total to three.

GCH CH Stargaz’r’nWingfield Time Will Tell
(Photo by Krista Droop)

The rest of the set would belong to two dogs from the Sporting Group.  On Friday Dr Robert Indeglia would choose the above named English Setter, Trevor, over the Pharaoh Hound, GCH CH Tiara Ne-Kabu Abu Simbel Ankh, the St Bernard, GCH CH Jamelle’s Aristocrat v Elba, the Papillon, GCH CH Starstruck Small town Hero, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Fabelhaft Robobull Johnny Cash, and the Belgian Tervuren, GCH CH Blackwater Peloton Current Affair HSAS.

GCH CH Reece Afterhours the Buck Stops Here JH

On Saturday Dr Daniel Dowling selected the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Reece Afterhours the Buck Stops Here JH, out of a group that also included the Whippet, CH Pipers Some Like It Hot, the previously seen Saint, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Highgate & the Ark Rejoice, the Papillon, GCH CH Liberty’s Born Free, the American Eskimo Dog, GCH CH Nuuktok’s Atka Inukshuk, and the aforementioned Corgi. 

Trevor would close it out on Monday getting the nod from Howard Falberg while the Basenji, GCH CH Meisterhaus Happy Hour at Signet, the now familiar Saint, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH J’Cobe Broxden Danea, the Havanese GCH CH Qbin’s Strictly Confidential at Enginuity, the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Weywood’s Knockout Kismet, and the above named Corgi.

Trevor and breeder/owner/handler Eileen Hackett now have six BIS this year, all during the last two months.  That’s good enough for us to say Trevor is a DOG2WATCH.


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

We are still working our way through the four show clusters from this past week.  In the Midwest the place to be was Bloomington IL where the Illinois Valley Kennel Club Of Peoria & the Corn Belt Kennel Club teamed up for four shows.  First up on Friday was the IVKCP with Marilyn Spacht in the final ring with the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet creek’s Windfall, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Blackhawk Finnegans Wake, the Miniature Bull Terrier, CH Cambrias Kid N Play, the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH Carousel N Southdown Never More, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Barnstorms Grissom TTCSI, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Daybar Blew By U. 

Day one went to the three year old Toy Spaniel.  It’s his first.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Geri Roy, co-breeders Dana Hopkins & Julie Virosteck, owner Bruce Van Deman, and handler Mark Desrosiers.

On Saturday Diana Norman chose from the above named Cocker, the Harrier, GCH CH Downhome Hitech Innovator, the Samoyed, GCH CH Tobils Storm Warning At Sunrise, the Colored Bull Terrier, Rocky Tops Outlaw Kid, the King Charles & Ruby English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH LTO Prosperity, the aforementioned Tibetan Terrier, and the Belgian Sheepdog, GCH CH Sans Brancos Stunned At Kindred RN CGC.    Beckham is the winningest Cocker of all time, now with 110 career BIS.   This  win brings Beckham’s BIS total this year to 19.

GCH CH Downhome Hitech Innovator 

Sunday Denny Mounce preferred Beckham to the above named Harrier, the Akita, GCH CH Buckridges No Doubt About It, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Snt S Secret Weapon, yet another English Toy Spaniel, the Blenheim & Price Charles GCH CH Loujon Thornwood Little Jacob, the aforementioned Tibetan Terrier, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Serenitys Walk In The Park.  Her Best was the Harrier, Chet.  It's the sixth this year for one of AKC's rarest breeds

GCH CH Chars Secret Obsession  

Monday would find Merle Taylor in the final ring for the CBKC’s day two show.  The seven dogs that joined him were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Summits Emery Its In The Bag, the now familiar Harrier, the Boxer, CH Adellinis Nantess Look At Mimi, the AmStaff from Sunday, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Chars Secret Obsession, the Tibetan Terrier, CH Carlyns King Of The Beasts, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Bon Clydes Pistol Pete Of Nahrof.  His Best was the Pom, Calvin.  It’s the first this year for the three year old dog.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Charlotte Meyer, owner Mona Lisa Pardes, and handler Lynn Meyer.


GCH CH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari

We are continuing to slog through all the results from last week.  We start first today with the four shows of the Langley Kennel Club & the Gloucester Kennel Club Of Virginia in Hampton VA.

Making the most of the set was the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari, who took the first three big rosettes.  At Friday’s LKC show Joey and handler Ernesto Lara were joined in Judy Franklin’s final by the English Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Edgewood Casino Celebrity, the Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Monkhams Famous Grouse, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Tiburon Ariel Bella Dona, the Skye Terrier, CH Of Skyeline Captain Hook, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Surrey Sugar Baby, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Mysharas Dancing Queen.

At Saturday’s LKC rerun Robert Black would find Joey among the above named Cocker, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Criston Enchanted, the previously mentioned Doberman, the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Frenchpark Barefoot Contessa, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Fantastico Da Maya, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Blackngold Wish Upon A Star D'arcey.

Sunday, Joey’s six fellow finalists in Jim Fredericksen’s BIS ring were the English Setter, CH Set'r Ridge Brasswinds Blueprint, the Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen, CH Celestial CJ's All's Well That Ends Well, the Akita, CH Akiko's Carry The Torch, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Gordon's Bite Of The Apple, the aforementioned Mini Poodle, and the Briard, CH Stormfield Seiso At Charson.

The wins bring Joey’s 2012 take to 17 and will be good enough to make him the Number One Toy Dog in AKC.

GCH CH Cordmaker’s Rumpus Bumpus

Sunday, Joey would watch Elaine Mathis give the BIS to the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker’s Rumpus Bumpus.  Rounding out the final were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Jazzin's Final Jeopardy, the Whippet, DC Ableaim Que The Music MC, the above named Akita, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Gordon’s Bite of the Apple, and the previously seen Mini Poodle.  It’s the second this year for Ziggy and owner/handler Jackie Beaudoin.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova  
( Photo  by Jeffrey Hanlin) 

We are going to go out to the west coast next for a report on the four show Mission Circuit in Pomona CA.  The set was all about the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova, who started the week as the Number Four Dog All Breeds, right on the heels of Number Three.  Christina Hubbell had the opener Friday for the Antelope Valley Kennel Cub and chose Peyton over the Afghan Hound , GCH CH Thaon's Mowgli, the Samoyed, Tundra-Mystic's Beautiful Blessings, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Dejavu I Want'a Talk About Me, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Fairytails Full Steam Ahead, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi,  Coventry Just A Little Crush.  

GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

At the San Fernando Kennel Club’s Saturday show, Brian Meyer would prefer the above named Wire Fox Terrier over the English Setter, GCH CH Oakley’s B’Dazzled the Basenji, GCH CH Jasiri-Sukari Win Tin Tin, the Boxer, GCH CH R and G’s Mystical Dancer , the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Cashnross' First Griff Tina Fey, the Chow Chow, Paramount Little Rascal At Fortune, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Hatch Tillie De La Salsa.   

Sky and Handler Gabriel Rangel have been one of the most potent competitors out this year, going from obscurity to the top Ten All Breeds in just three months.  Saturday's win, her ninth of the year will make the Top Ten a very cozy group.

Peyton would take the rest of the set besting the aforementioned Afghan, Boxer, Wire Fox, & Bouvier, the Affenpinscher, and the Chow Chow, GCH CH Redclouds Chowlamar Big Daddy in Charles Trotter’s ring at Sunday’s San Gabriel Valley Kennel Club show and charming Dana Cline more than the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell, the previously seen Boxer, the Airedale Terrier, CH Penaire's Chip Leader At Longvue, the Japanese Chin, GCH CH Victory Spencer, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Kastle’s Go Speed Racer, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Allure at Wyndstar.

Peyton and handler Robin Novack have been making an all out assault on the leaders for the last few weeks, picking up seven of their eleven BIS in the last 30 days. They started the week as the Number Four Dog All Breeds.  We know that Peyton will overtake the Number Three Dog, but we will have to wait a couple of days to see how far he rises.


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

While we love hitting the shows, especially the big clusters where we can actually see a lot of the breed judging, we hate coming home to a stack of unreported show results.  We will abandon our normal process of traveling across the country, east to west, and report out on the results that have been waiting the longest, i.e. the five and four show clusters.  We have fully reported out on the shows from the Western Michigan Apple Blossom Cluster and the Atlantic Show Memorial Classic in Freehold NJ.  We also gave you the results from the first day of the Memorial Weekend Classic in New Castle PA, the largest of the clusters this weekend.  Go here for a report on Thursday’s Laurel Highlands Kennel Association.  

The Trumbull County Kennel Club picked up the action on Friday, ending with Bill Cunningham mulling over the Weimaraner, GCH CH Doc N Camelot's Heaven Can Wait, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Spring Valley's Always There, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici, the Kerry Blue Terrier, CH Pennterra's Cool Beans!, the Havanese, CH Wyhaven's How D'ya Like Me Now, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Lambluv’s Daytime Hustler.  

Best went to the Number One Non-Sporting Dog in America, the Standard Poodle, London.  London has dominated the group this year with 18 BIS.
GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box

The next two days belonged to the country’s Number One Hound, the American Foxhound, GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box.  At Saturday’s New Castle Kennel Club show Jewel and breeder/owner/handler Lisa Miller impressed Charles Olvis more than the Irish Setter, CH Northwind's First Reign,  the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Kenro’s Witching Hour, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s be Bop Baby, the Papillon, GCH CH Fenice Le Beaudreaux, the Finnish Spitz, Marblehill’s Gleaming Icecaps, or the Pyrenean Shepherd, GCH CH La Brise Sun Bear.

Sunday was day two for the TCKC and the second BIS of the set for Jewel.  Anne Katona might have chosen  the aforementioned Giant, Scottie, Standard Poodle, or Pyrenean, or the Gordon Setter, GCH CH Sastya's Eleven Eleven, 0rthe Pug, CH Feilong By Woowoo Oh No It's Opal, but she didn’t .

That’s ten all breed Bests for Jewel, one of AKC’s rarest breeds. Jewel  started last week as the Number 15 Dog All Breeds.  Jewel is one of five dogs knocking on the door of the Top Ten.  Check back with us in a few days and we will tell you if she got in.

Jon Cole closed the set for the NCKC.  The seven that stayed to the end were the previously seen Weimaraner, Foxhound, & Standard Poodle, the Siberian Husky, CH Coventry's Peace Negotiator, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Dornick's El Capitan, the Pug, Trump's Ascob, and the Bouvier des Flandres GCH Quiche's Grand Finale.  Best went to the three year old Kerry, his first.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Doreen Fletcher and handler Klayton Harris.   We hope to have a photo for you soon.

Monday, May 28, 2012


GCH CH Bayshore Georgio Armani

With 53 all breed shows this past week, it will take us a while to get through them all, so let’s get started.  There were three five show clusters this week.  We have given you all the results of the Western Michigan Apple Blossom Cluster in Kalamazoo MI where we have been on site these past five days.  We also reported out on the Thursday & Friday shows in Freehold NJ.

Here‘s the rest of the story.  Saturday’s final at the Monmouth County Kennel Club show was called by Keke Kahn.  She chose her Best of the Labrador Retriever, GCH CH Casbar's Hart To Hart, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Whirlaways Ida Belle's A Ringing, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH D's Remember When, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Dogwood Treasure Hunter, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Kimro's Dora The Explorer, the Xoloitzcuintli, GCH CH Bayshore Georgio Armani, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Windfall Slam Dunk.

Her BIS was the Xoloitzcuintli, Armani.  (It’s pronounced Show Low Eats Kent Lee, some pronounce it Show Low Eats Quint Lee, but then those people never met Raquel Welch)  It’s the first this year for Armani, who last year became the first Xolo to win an all breed Best In Show.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Frank Bayliss, owners Lynda Hylton & Traci Johnson, and handler Gwen DeMilta.

GCH CH Snocrest's Leone Di Oro  

Sunday’s show was hosted by the Plainfield Kennel Club and Sunday’s final was judged by Christian Stephanescu.  The seven dogs welcoming the Romanian were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Northwood’s send Money Honey, the aforementioned Rhodesian, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Snocrest's Leone Di Oro, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Foxwoods Chasing A Dream, the Toy Manchester Terrier, GCH CH Cottage Lake Bela Horizonte, the Xolo, Armani, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Dunhill Celebration.

Sunday’s big rosette went to the Siberian, Vali.  It’s the first BIS for the four year old dog.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Shira Lee Barkon & Mark A Shveima, co-breeder Jean Edwards, and handler Michael Scott.

GCH CH Torquay Be Nice To Me

The Union County Kennel Club had the closer and Raymond Swidersky had the final final.  The seven who made it all the way were the previously mentioned the Irish setter, GCH CH Fyrethorn Pay It Forward, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Torquay Be Nice To Me, the previously mentioned Doberman, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Blythewood Full Metal Jacket, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Silver Bluff Mahogany Sonador, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Spotlight’s Ruffian, and the Beauceron, CH Beowolf Rime Des Monts Du Lac.

The last dog to leave was the Beagle, JR.  JR and breeder/owner/handler have accumulated four BIS this year, two this month.


GCH CH Vogelflight’s “Honor” to Pillowtalk 

Linda Robey had the fifth final for the West Michigan Apple Blossom Cluster.  Today’s host was the Greater Muskegon Kennel Club.  The seven who stayed all day were the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, the Longhaired Dachshund,  GCH CH Hundelben Queen’s Armada, the Komondor, GCH CH Nagyalma Unforgettable Too, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Meadowlake Simply Sinful, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmrk Jolei Bells will Be Ringing, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Vogelflight’s “Honor” to Pillowtalk, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgables The Frat Boy.  

Taking the last big rosette home was the Bichon, Honor.  It’s the second Best In Show this year for Honor and handler Lisa Bettis in 19 final appearances.   He just keeps on coming.

Sunday, May 27, 2012


GCH CH Meadowlake Simply Sinful 

The rain is gone in Kalamazoo MI and it has been replaced by temperatures hovering around the 90 degree mark.  Competition was also hot here today at the Kalamazoo Kennel Club show.  Luc Boileau chose his Best from the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Bahama Sands, the Bull Mastiff, GCH CH Newcastle Picturesque Picasso, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Meadowlake Simply Sinful, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Bells Will Be Ringing, the Keeshond, GCH CH KJ’s Its Nothing Purrsonal, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Babheim’s Captain Crunch.  

BIS went to the scrappy Border, Maya.  Maya and breeder/owner/handler Karen Fitzpatrick have collected four big rosettes this year.