Saturday, June 30, 2012

LIMA OH, DAYS 1 & 2

GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova
(Photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

Oklahoma City is certainly not the only place in these United States to find doggy drama this weekend.  The Sandusky Kennel Club, the Dayton Kennel Club, & the Lima Kennel Club have teamed p for a three show weekend in Lima OH.

The SKC had the opener on Friday and Sondra Joy Esporite had the BIS call.  The seven hopefuls were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova, the Scottish Deerhound, GCH CH Lehigh ennis Carmichael JC, the Black Russian Terrier, GCH CH Valkyrie’s Fnny Girl RN, From the classes the Russell Terrier, Goldsand’s Columbus, the Pug, CH Hill Country’s Tag I’m It, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Aryakas Hermes. 

It was the Springer, Peyton, picking up where he left off last week, collecting his fifth BIS in a row and his 22nd of  the season. 

GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici

Mary Ann Alston took over today for the DKC and greeted the Pointer, GCH CH Oncore Mykana Storm, the aforementioned Deerhound, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Highgate & the Ark Rejoice, the Silky Terrier, GCH CH Musicale’s Making a Joyful Noise, the above named Standard Poodle, and the Cardigan welsh Corgi, GCH CH Dragonpatch Thunder From Down Under.

The one that impressed her was the Doberman, FiFi.  Fifi is the US’s Nmber Three Dog All Breed’s with 18 BIS this year.

OKLAHOMA CITY, DAY THREE

GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm  
(Photo by Lisa Croft Elliot)

We had another drama filled day in Oklahoma City where the hometown kennel club took over the last two days of the four day OKC Summer Classic  The Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, came into today’s Sporting Group one BIS shy of  tying the all time Sporting Group record.  He would exit the group one with a Group Two ribbon as the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, took the top prize.  

The GWP, Oakley, would join the Saluki, GCH CH Sandstorm Blue Nile Bubbles of Jatara, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Chancellor’s High Flyin’ Gladiator, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Skyscots Texas Hold’Em, the Ruby & King Charles English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH LTO Prosperity. The Standard Poodle, GCH CH Bar-None Fabulosity, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv Gambolon Blue Thunder in Michele Billings’ final.  

It was Oakley and handler Phil Booth who took home the biggest prize of the set.  Oakley is the nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds and has 32 BIS to prove it.

RICHMOND VA, DAY ONE

CH Of Skyeline Captain Hook

Karen Wilson was in Richmond VA yesterday to choose a BIS for the Southern Maryland Kennel Club.  She chose from the Golden Retriever, CH Alexander Romance Gold Legend, the Otterhound, CH Dekenchar's Noble Legend, the Akita, GCH CH CR-Wicca's Trade Secret, the Skye Terrier, CH Of Skyeline Captain Hook, the Pug, GCH CH Caper’s Sirius Endeavor, the Standard Pool, GCH CH Ale Kai Hillwood Celebration, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Babheim’s Captain Crunch. 

Her Best was the Skye, Barrie.  Barrie is one of the most consistent Terriers with 28 Group Firsts.  This was his third BIS this year.

WRENTHAM MA, 1 & 2

GCH DC Hallam's Ethan Ramel MC LCX

Before we head over to the Cox Convention Center this morning here in Oklahoma City, we want to catch you up on some of the other shows around the US.

The Wampanoag Kennel Club opened the four day set in Wrentham MA on Thursday, giving Levi Marsman the first final.  His options were the Irish water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop's Riley On Fire, the Pharaoh Hound, GCH DC Hallam's Ethan Ramel MC LCX, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici, the Lakeland Terrier, GCH CH Larkspur Acadia Save Me a Spot, the Havanese, GCH CH Fuzzy Farm Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, the Xoloitzquintli, GCH CH Bayshore Georgio Armani, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Pine Hill's Payday of Hayshill.

Day one went to the Pharaoh Hound, Ethan.  It’s the first this year for the multi titled dog.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Dominic Carota & Stephen Sipperly, co-breeders Linda Witt & Nancy Sowerbutts, and handler Stacy Snyder-Work.

GCH CH Larkspur Acadia Save Me a Spot
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

Friday, the Hockamock Kennel Club put Bill Cunnigham in the final ring with Ethan, the above named Lakeland, & Havanese, the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH D’s Remember When, the Bulldog, GCH CH Tango's A Perfect Present For The Dulins, and the Briard, CH Cumano Of The Coastline.

He went with the Lakeland, Spot.  Spot is the country’s Number One Lakeland with eight BIS.

Friday, June 29, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY, DAY TWO

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

We have reached the midway point here in Oklahoma City and the drama is starting to build.  The Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, made it BCK2BACK BIS today picking up his second biog rosette in as many days from the Mid-Del-Tinker Kennel Club.  

Sharing Robert Slay’s ring were the Saluki, GCH CH Sandstorm Blue Nile Bubbles of Jatara, the Great Dane, GCH CH Lobato’s Code Red, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Skyscots Texas Hold’Em, the Toy Fox Terrier, GCH CH Threesons Westwind word of Honor, the Schipperke, GCH CH Dante Fire When Ready HOF, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Borderframe Signature.

The win brings Beckham’s 2012 BIOS tally to 25 and his career total to 116, one shy of the record set back in 2009 by the Pointer, CH Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY DAY ONE

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

 I’m back in my hotel room nursing my tired feet and cramped fingers in order to get out all our show reports.  Here in Oklahoma City, we saw several BIS winning dogs go down to defeat in the breed or survive the breed only to get walked out of the group.  The most dramatic face off was in the Sporting Group where 2011’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, would face off with 2012’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm.  The Cocker, Beckham, would prevail today while the GWP, would return to his set up with a Group Two.  

In Nickki Riggsbee’s final, Beckham would face the Basenji, GCH CH Ahmahr Nahr’s Los Angel Gabriel. The Great Dane, GCH CH Lobato’s Code Red\, the Lakeland Terrier, GCH CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Fortune Forward, the Yorkshire Terrier, GCH CH Linshire’s Rolling Stone, the Schipperke, GCH CH Dante’s Fire When Ready HOF, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Quiche’s Grand Finale.  Beckham finished the day with his 24th all breed Best of the year and his career 115th.   Do I see another record on the horizon?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

MONTANA MARATHON ENDS

GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm  
(Photo by Lisa Croft Elliot)

The Montana Marathon, an eight show, three city trek across Montana, wrapped up yesterday.  We hadn’t checked in on the progress since day two because of spotty reporting, but we now have the final days.  So find a comfortable chair.  This will take a while.  You may recall that Yellowstone Valley Kennel Club had the first three days and held their shows in Billings.  You can read about the first two days here.  

On day three Gloria Geringer  greeted the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, the Harrier, GCH CH Downhome Hitech Innovator, the Kuvasz, GCH CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Pence, the Miniature Bull Terrier, GCH CH Dytona VIP, the Pekingese, GCH CH Windemere’s Dusting of White at Pevyne, the Bichon Frise, CH Overtops And The Winner Is, and the Smooth Collie, GCH CH Traveler’s Pierce Arrow.   

The GWP, Oakley, would grab his first of four BIS for the week, before taking a plane to Orlando FL for the rest of the weekend. 

GCH CH Eskai's Sir Kasper  

The rest of the group would reconvene the next day in  Great Falls for two days with the Electric City Kennel Club.  Polly Smith would have the first final and her pick of the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Collaboration With Traddles, the Redbone Coonhound, GCH CH Eskai's Sir Kasper, the aforementioned Kuvasz & MiniBull, the Maltese, GCH CH Chrisman's Shiny Toy Gun, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Vaje's Jethrene Bodine,  and the previously seen Collie.  Her Best was the Coonhound, Kasper.  Both of Kasper’s BIS this year have come this month.  

GCH CH R and G’s Mystical Dancer 

The Five Valley Kennel Club had the final three days, Sunday, Monday, & yesterday, and they chose to host in Missoula.   The Boxer, GCH CH R and G’s Mystical Dancer, would start the week in Valparaiso IN where he would pick up one BIS.  He joined the marathon for the last three days and came away with two more big rosettes. 

On day one Joe Gregory preferred Danny to the same Clumber, the Borzoi, CH Radharc Royal St. Kitts, the Miniature Schnauzer, CH Kruse's High Interest, the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Dejavu I Wanna Talk About Me, the Lhasa Apso, and the aforementioned Collie.  

GCH CH Silveroaks First & Foremost  

On Monday, Danny would get to plead his case with Joe Tacker, along with the now familiar Harrier, MiniBull, Chinese Crested, & Smooth Collie.  Making their first final of the set were the English Setter, GCH CH Oakley’s B’Dazzled, and the American Eskimo Dog, GCH CH Silveroaks First & Foremost.  His BIS was the AED, Primo.  It’s the first BIS this year for Primo in four final appearances.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Ruth Sampson.  

Danny would close out the eight day marathon with the ubiquitous Clumber and Chinese Crested, the Whippet, GCH CH Endeavor's White Roses on Nysa Hill, the Standard Manchester Terrier, GCH CH Oasis Razzmatazz , the French Bulldog, GCH CH Imperiale Bellaridge Shady Harbor Patrick Dempsey, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Shadowalk Wizard Esquire.  Sonny Ambrosio would award Dan and breeder/owner/handler Kimberly Steele-Gamero their tenth all breed BIS of the year.  Look for Danny to improve on his Number Ten All Breed ranking when all the numbers are in.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

VALPARAISO IN, FINAL FOUR DAYS

GCH CH R and G’s Mystical Dancer  

Our next report comes in from Valparaiso IN where the Michiana Kennel Club, the Valparaiso Kennel Club, and Berrien Kennel Club teamed up for five shows this past week.  You can read about the MKC’s day one show here.

On Thursday  Stephen Hubbell gathered the Brittany, GCH CH Star Flight Jumpin Jack Flash OA NAJ, the Basset Hound, GCH CH Eeenie Meenie Miney Moe, the Boxer, GCH CH R and G’s Mystical Dancer, the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Max-Well’s Diamond Thief, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Bells will Be Ringing, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv Gambolon Blue Thunder.

His BIS was our DOG2WATCH the Boxer, Danny.  Danny is the Number One Boxer, the Number Three Working Dog, and the Number Ten Dog All Breeds with six all breed Bests this year.

GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Bells will Be Ringing
(Photo by Eddy Gurney Photography)

At Friday’s VKC day two show Danny would be back along with the Brittany, the Shih Tzu, the Standard Poodle, & OES to see Paula Hartinger.  They would be joined by the Longhaired Dachshund, CH Leoralee's What Love Is SL, and the Kerry Blue Terrier, True Blue Madonna.

Best In Show went to another of our DOGS2WATCH, the Shih Tzu, Willy.  Willy and breeders/owners/handlers Diane and Luke Ehricht have collected three BIS, all within the last 30 days.

GCH CH Shine N'Nustars Deck The Halls MingYu  

The rest of a set would belong to the new kid in town, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine N'Nustars Deck The Halls MingYu.  At the day two show of the MKC Saturday Tinsel and handler Nina Fetter, would face Will & Danny, the previously seen Brittany & OES, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Jaren's Ready Set Don't Go At R-N-B, and the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH J'Cobe Broxden Danea, and impress Richard Lashbrook enough to pick up the top prize   Sunday the Berrien Kennel Club took over and put Jon Cole in the final ring with Tinsel and the now familiar Smooth Fox, Shih Tzu, & OES, the English Setter, GCH CH Kaska’s Capture the Moment, the Whippet, GCH CH Winway Million Heiress, and the Akita, GCH CH Buckridge No Doubt About It.

These are the first BIS for Tinsel who has also collected four Group Ones since her debut Memorial day weekend.  Congratulations to Nina, breeder/owner Rebecca Pentecost DVM, and owners Deborah & Robert Cooper, & Linda Teitelbaum.

HAWKEYE KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Sandstorm Blue Nile Bubbles of Jatara  

We still have results outstanding from last week.  We hear from Iowa City IA that the Saluki, GCH CH Sandstorm Blue Nile Bubbles of Jatara swept both of the Hawkeye Kennel Club’s shows this past weekend.  

On Saturday Jackie Stacy preferred Bubbles to the English Setter, GCH CH Aerden’s Pretty in Pink JH, the Giant Schnauzer, Nightline’s Viking at Tanglewood, the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Max-Well’s Diamond Thief, the Pug, GCH CH Dynasty ‘s Shooter of the Pines, the Schipperke, GCH CH Dante Fire When Ready HOF, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Kosmar Striking Back of Bridgelady.  

Sunday Terry Stacy might have chosen Pointer, CH Marsuz Alydar Endless Love at Solvia, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Sketchbook Smarty Jones, the aforementioned Norfolk, the Havanese, GCH CH Marcosa’s Slip Slidin’ Away of Skyline, the above named Schipperke, or the Briard, GCH CH Lightning Strike El Xargall, but he didn’t.  

DOG2WATCH Bubbles and handler Erin Roberts now have seven BIS and 19 Hound Groups this year

Monday, June 25, 2012

CLACKAMAS KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore  
(Photo by Vicki Holloway)

One of the largest point counts to be had this weekend was in Canby OR where the Clackamas Kennel Club had nearly 3400 entries over the two days.  

Collecting the lion’s share of the pints on Saturday was the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore.  Joining Ally and handler Tim Brazier in Nancy Simmons’ final were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Rush Hill's River Road Payoff, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Robert Redford Of Malabo APD, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Charisma Maxim Von Diable, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, CH Agoe Apache, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Full Of Malarkey Miles Of Aisles, the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Hatch Tillie De La Salsa.  

It’s the 13th BIS of the year for Ally and her third consecutive weekend taking home a  big rosette.  Consistency matters.  

GCH CH Charisma Maxim Von Diable  

Sunday Ally would be back to see Audry Lycan along with the Curly-Coated Retrieve, CH Wannawin's Ransom Of Red Chief RN CD, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Raquel Welch Of Malabo APD, the above named Schnauzer, the Miniature Bull Terrier, GCH CH Temris Bully For Me, the Shih Tzu, CH Foxfire Pocket Edition, and the aforementioned Bouvier.  Her BIS was the Schnauzer, Max.  Max has four BIS this year, all in the last month, and 11 Working Groups.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

NUMBER TWO SAYS "ME TOO"

GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova
(Photo b y Jeffrey Hanlin)

This is shaping up to be one of the hottest show seasons in recent memory.  We just heard that the country’s Number Two Dog All Breeds, the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova, has answered the call and posted an other BIS in Cambridge MN at the final day of the Cambridge Minnesota Kennel Club.  

Linda More agreed with the three judges that preceded her that Peyton was the best of those assembled at the end of the day.  Rounding out her final were the  Whippet, GCH CH Starline Oxford Victim of Love, the Komondor, GCH CH Nagyalma Unforgettable Too, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Meadowlake's Simply Sinful, the Maltese, GCH CH Scylla's small Kraft Re-lit, the Keeshond, GCH CH Karolina Bonneyvale Meant to Be, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Daybar Blu By You.  

All we can say is don’t blink or you might miss something and remember that this was Peyton’s fourth in a row and his 21st this year. 

MACOMB KC DAY TWO

GCH CH Aryakas Hermes  

The Macomb Kennel Club closed their two day stop in Armada MI with Robert Fetter in the final ring with the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Ebbtide’s Lookout Gambler, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Sulawesi’s Scene Stealer, the Bullmastiff, GCH CH Newcastle’s Blame It on the Sun, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Lyrical’s Shake Your Moneymaker, the Pug, CH Hill Country’s tag I’m It, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Vogel flight’s “Honor” to Pillowtalk, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Aryakas Hermes.   

His BIS was the OES, DJ.  It’s the first BIS this year for DJ and handler Derek Beatty in three final appearances.  Congratulations to Derek, breeder Nikolaos Kanales, and owner Dianne A Graesser.

FOUR IN A ROW FOR NUMBER ONE

GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm  
(Photo by Lisa Croft Elliot)

Our Number One Dog All Breeds, the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, demonstrated again why he is alone at the top of the heap this year.  Picking up his fourth consecutive BIS today.  The win came in Orlando FL at the Space Coast Kennel Club Of Palm Bay show.  

Judge Dr Ronald Spritzer might have chosen the Harrier, CH Tallyho The Time of My Life, the Doberman Pinscher’s Cambria’s Mint Condition, the Skye Terrier, CH Of Skyeline Captain Hook, the Pug, GCH CH Caper‘s Sirius Endeavor, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dacun Kaylen’s he’s a Heartbreaker, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Karizma’s Ike of Edale, but he didn’t.  Oakley and handler now have 31 big rosettes this season, the most by any dog.

VIRGINIA KENNEL CLUB DAY TWO

GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box  

AKC’s Top Hound, the American Foxhound, GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box, made it two in a row today, taking the big rosette at the day two show of the Virginia Kennel Club in Richmond VA.  Joining Jewel and breeder/owner/handler Lisa Miller in Dr Robert Smith’s final were the  English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Otein’s Tommy Bahama, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Tiburon Ariel Bella Dona, the Kerry Blue Terrier, CH Class Act at Halsblu, the Pekingese, CH Pequest Bamboo, the Lhasa Apso, GCH CH Xeralane’s Kid Rock, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Equinox The Bentley Experience.  

The question is are the wins big enough to put the Number Eleven Dog All Breeds in the Top Ten?  Check back with us in a couple of days and we will be the first to tell you.

DAY FOUR IN WAYNESBURG PA

GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici  

Garry Newton closed the four day set in Waynesburg PA calling the BIS for the Mountaineer Kennel Club.  The seven who stayed to the very end to see him were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Northwind’s First Reign, the Treeing Walker Coonhound, GCH CH Alexanders Gold Rush Xcetera, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Victorianne Mr Big, the Longcoat Chihuahua, GCH CH Roseland Eli, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Surrey sugar Baby, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Babheim’s Captain Crunch.  

Picking up a long overdue BIS was the US’ Number One Working Dog, the Doberman, FiFi.  FiFi and breeder/owner/handler’s Jocelyn Mullin’s 17th BIS of the year is their first in the last three weeks.   Here at the midyear point, we say it’s still anybody’s race.

DAY FORU IN CUMBERLAND ME

GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire  

Our Sunday show results are starting to roll in.  We start in Cumberland ME with the Penobscot Valley Kennel Club show.  Houston Clark chose his Best of the Irish water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Xenos Jimlet, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Falcon Crest Diamond In The Ruff RAE CD, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Lomondview Clementina, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe v Tani Kazari, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Bella Ridge Imperiale Shady Harbor Mafia Campcovo, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker’s Rumpus Bumpus.   

His Best was the IWS, Riley.  It was the second of the set for Riley and handler Richard Krieger and Riley’s fourth of the year.