Friday, February 8, 2013


GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare

One of the most anticipated Westminster warm ups each year is the Progressive Dog Club show, an all Toy Dog limited breed show conveniently staged in the Hotel Pennsylvania across the street from Madison Square Garden.  While many consider the show a harbinger of things to come, we remind all that this is Westminster.  Anything might happen.

Today Charlotte Patterson had her work cut out for her with virtually every breed representative an all breed BIS winner.  However, at the end of the day, she went with 2012’s Number Two Toy Dog, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, as her Group One/BIS.  Rounding out her placements were the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari, the Papillon, GCH CH Involvo The King of Pop, and the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country Tag I’m It.

The Affenpinscher, Joey, had finished 2012 as the Number One Toy Dog with a flourish,  winning the Toy Group at the AKC/Eukanuba Championship.  However, since then he has been at home awaiting this coming week’s big dance.  In the meantime the MinPin, Classie, has been all over, collecting six BIS and 14 Toy Groups this year. Today’s outcome is sure to heighten speculation about Monday’s Toy Group.


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