Saturday, January 5, 2013


The Southern California Sporting Dog Fanciers and the Inland Empire Hound Club Of Southern California joined the Desert Empire Terrier Club Of Southern California, the Toy Dog Breeders Association Of Southern California, and the Sand To Sea Non-Sporting Association Of Southern California on the polo fields in Indio CA as opening acts for today’s Kennel Club of Palm Springs.   All of the winners had substantial experience in 2012. 

GCH CH Clussexx Collaboration with Traddles

The Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Collaboration with Traddles, who was Desmond Murphy’s Group One, had seven BIS and 31 Sporting Groups last year.  Judge Murphy also liked the Labrador Retriever, GCH CH  Broyhill Naughty Knickers, the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistelstops Fire & Ice, and the English Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Lynann’s Hallmark.

GCH CH Quest Rachel Alexandra Of Kerryarc

Nikki Riggsbee’s huge Hound Group (712 entries) was topped by the Irish Wolfhound, GCH CH Quest Rachel Alexandra Of Kerryarc, who picked up two specialty wins in 2012, making her the Number Two Wolfhound in breed points.  Rounding out the placements were the Harrier, GCH CH Downhome Hitech Innovator, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell, and the 13” Beagle, GCH CH Bougain’e Naughty-N-Lovely.

GCH CH AfterAll Painting The Sky
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

Kathleen Ferris’ four picks were all BIS winners in 2012, last year’s Number Four Dog All Breeds, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting The Sky, the Lakeland Terrier, GCH CH Larkspur Acadia Save Me A Spot, the Miniature Bull Terrier, GCH CH Dytona VIP, and the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Friendship Hill Stars And Stripes.

GCH CH Victory Spencer

The Japanese Chin, GCH CH Victory Spencer topped  Christine Salyers Anderson’s Toy Group.  He was challenged by the Brussels Griffon, CH Paragons Sharp Dressed Man At Greengates, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Brackley My Amazing Warrior, and the Pug, GCH CH Winsome-Nircana-Blaque Triple Play, who finished Group Two, Three, & Four.

GCH CH Coco Vialatte Robobull Hot Flash

David Miller chose the French Bulldog, GCH CH Coco Vialatte Robobull Hot Flash, to lead his Non-Sporting Group.  He also liked the Bulldog, Newcomb’s Pandamonium @ Beda, the Chow Chow, GCH CH Dreamland’s Wanna Be A Billionaire, and the Schipperke, CH Tangerea’s Where’s The Beef.

We don’t expect results from today’s KC of Palm Springs show before 7:00 PM PST, but check back with us this evening for the whole story.


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