Sunday, February 3, 2013


GCH CH Smash Jp Sakura 
(Photo by Krista Droop)

While we were busily attempting to update our statistics, the show week has been awash with new BIS winners.  The week started on Wednesday in Wildwood NJ with the Union County Kennel Club show.   

Terry Depietro was the first to choose a top two.  Her options were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Doc n’ Camelot’s Heaven Can Wait, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner’s International S’cess, the Great Dane, GCH CH Longo Miller N Lore's Diamond Lil, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Class Act of Hallsblu, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Smash Jp Sakura, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Surrey Sugar Baby, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Pine Hill's Payday Of Hayshill.

She chose the Ying and Yang as her BIS and RBIS, the white Toy Poodle, Sakura, and the black Great Dane, Scout.  It’s the first of the year for Sakura and handler Kaz Hosaka, who finished 2012 with two BIS and 21 Toy Groups.

GCH CH Longo Miller N Lore's Diamond Lil

On Thursday  The Sand and Sea Kennel Club would take over the hall for two days, first putting judge Nancy Simmons in the final ring with the same Weimaraner, Dane, & Minnie Poodle, the American Foxhound, GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box, the Scottish Terrier, CH Inverquest Surely Why Not, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country’s Tag I’m It, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Stone Ridge Just Surprise Me.

GCH CH Surrey Sugar Baby 
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

This time it was the Dane, Scout, with the big rosette, and Kaz Hosaka’s Miniature Poodle, Sugar Baby, with the Reserve ribbon.  It’s the second BIS this year for our Dog2Watch, Scout.  Scout and handler Laura Coomes also have five Working Groups this month in three different regions.

GCH CH Mishaook Lulu At Chateau Blanc HSCs

The SSKC’s day two final was in the hands of Linda Robey.  The seven dogs she assembled were the Vizsla, GCH CH Regal Point Pinnacle Of Kilauea JH, the previously mentioned Foxhound & Dane, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Joval’s Angel’s Whisper, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Malashel’s McDreamy RN, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Riverside’s The Sisters, and the Belgian, Tervuren, GCH CH Mishaook Lulu At Chateau Blanc HSCs. 

Taking the Reserve spot was the Foxhound, Jewel, while the points went to the BIS winner, the Tervuren, Lulu.  Lulu was the 2011 BISS at the American Belgian Tervuren, BOB at the 2011 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, BOB At the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club show, all owner handled by Darlene Laurin.  It is Lulu’s first all breed Best In Show this year.  Congratulations to Darlene, breeder Lawrence Standbridge, and owner Janina Laurin.

GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box
(Photo by  Kayka Bertagnolli courtesy of Best In Show Daily)

At Saturday’s Boardwalk Kennel Club of Cape May County, BIS judge Nathaniel Horn greeted the now familiar Foxhound, Scottie, Pug, & Tervuren, the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on fire, the Boxer, GCH CH Lazy K’s Dulce de Leche, and the Xoloitzcuintli, GCH CH Bayshore’s Giorio Armani.   
Taking it to the top was the Foxhound, Jewel, with the Tervuren, Lulu collecting the Reserve.  2012’s Number One Hound brings a head of steam into Westminster with six BIS in 2013.


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