Tuesday, January 29, 2013


GCH CH Sporting Fields Bahama Sands
(Photo by Megan Cloudman courtesy of Best In Show Daily)

The Greater Gainesville Dog Fanciers Association chose judge Fred Bassett to close the 12 show, 17 day “Florida Marathon”.  The seven dogs making the final final were the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, GCH CH Chesacola Hardwood Baltimore Raven CGC, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Bahama Sands, the Boxer, CH Hi Tech The King of Sherry Shoot Jp, the Border Terrier, CH Brocair Field Of Cherry Blossoms, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Kan Sing Tenzin, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Copperridge's Sugar N Spice.

GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare

Taking home the last big rosette of the stop was the Whippet, Tawny, while the MinPin, Classie, picked up the Reserve ribbon.  Tawny has been among the Top Ten Hounds for the last four years and finished 2012 as the Number One Whippet and Number Six Hound with 10 BIS and 55 Group Ones.  Congratulations to breeder/owner  Dionne Butt, co-breeder Jesse Martin, owner Jane Cooney-Waterhouse, and handler Amanda Giles.

The reconstituted Florida circuit maintained its influence on the national rankings propelling the MinPin, Classie, and the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, into the Top Ten Dogs All Breeds.  Both will be among our picks for the upcominbg Westmisnter Kennel Club show in two weeks.  Look for our series Who To Watch at Wsetminster (WWW).


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