Our show week is in full swing with 21 shows in six different venues. Here in the Deep South fanciers are in Hattiesburg MS for four days with the Greater Hattiesburg Kennel Club and the Meri-Miss Kennel Club. The GHKC was first up on Thursday and they asked Don Rogers to choose his top two dogs. His options were the Irish Setter, Seafarer's Red Hot And Green, the 15” Beagle, CH K-Run's We Could Have Had It All Around, the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall I Dream of Style, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Sayo's Jai Ho, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Donnchada Angel Wings At Dulcinea, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GrandGables Jolie Victor Ludorum.
CH Sayo's Jai Ho
Best went to the Standard Poodle, Flame. Reserve was reserved for the Smooth Fox, Tessa. Flame did not make her 2012 debut until July when she copped three BIS in one weekend in Sedalia MO. By year’s end she had two more. Thursday’s win is her second in 11 final appearances this year.
Flame & Tessa would return to the final ring on Friday along with the above named Irish Setter & Sheltie to plead their case with BIS judge Kathleen Grosso. Joining them were the Whippet, GCH CH Karasar Remberence, the Doberman Pinscher, O's Godiva Dark Demitasse, and the Papillon, GCH CH Fenice Le Boudreaux.
Judge Grosso would select the same two, giving Tessa the BIS and Flame the RBIS. Tessa is now two for four in the final ring. Are we seeing a Terrier trend here?