Wednesday, February 27, 2013


GCH CH Camelot's Red Hot Tamale

Savy exhibitors knew that there were far more points in Albany OR this week than in Chicago or San Diego.  The seven dogs trying to get first dibbs on the points at Thursday’s Linn County Kennel Club show were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Shadowland's Paws For Applause At Tristar, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Camelot's Red Hot Tamale, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Tiburon Arsenal, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Alpine’s Ring Of Fire, the Pug, GCH CH Prima Lucca Wishing on A Shoboat Tu, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Mariel’s Harvest Moon.

GCH CH Alpine’s Ring Of Fire

Getting the big rosette and the big points was the Ridgeback, Molly.  Getting the Reserve photo op was the AmStaff, Phoenix.  It’s Molly’s first all breed BIS.   Congratulations to breeder/owner Clayton Heathcock, owner Cheri Hadley, and handler David Bueno.

GCH CH Sky Acres Flying Solo

Linda Robey was in the final ring for the LCKC’s day two show.  She saw the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Kempfers Diddy Dirty Money, the Rhodesian, Molly, the Standard Schnauzer, CH Chateau Palos Treaty of Goarhein, the AmStaff, Phoenix, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Brackley My Amazing Warrior, the Keeshond, GCH CH Summerwind's Rumor Has It, and the Belgian Tervuren, GCH CH Sky Acres Flying Solo.

Collecting all those points was the Tervuren, Solo, while the AmStaff, Phoenix, got his second consecutive RBIS (and the fewest points of any of the final seven.  Where’s the fairness in that?)  It’s the third BIS for Solo and her first this year.  Solo was the Number One Belgian Tervuren  in 2011 and 2012, and is the only Tervuren bitch to ever hold the Number One spot in the breed.  Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Michelle Edling.

GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore

The Mckenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers took over on Sunday and chose Jon Cole to handle their day one final.  His lucky seven were the previously seen Golden, AmStaff, & Standard Poodle, the Smooth Dachshund, GCH CH Spellbound's You Go First, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Sendache's Moving Heaven And Earth At Tristar RN, and the Papillon, CH Jareaux Rip It Up La Ren.

His Best In Show were the Poodle, Ally, and the Tervuren, Solo.  It’s Ally’s 91st career BIS and her third this year.

GCH CH Brackley My Amazing Warrior

The MCDF closed the set and the show week with Darryl Vice in the final ring with the now familiar Ridgeback, MinPin, & Tervuren, the Sussex Spaniel, CH Chatapa Jason and the Argonauts, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Steinhaus Maxim Courage RN, the Soft Coated Wheaten, GCH CH Doubloon’s Extreme Play, the Dalmatian, Merry Go Round Express.

GCH CH Steinhaus Maxim Courage RN

Taking home the last of the points was the MinPin, Paxton, while the Schnauzer, Max, packed up the RBIS.  It’s the first all breed BIS for the 2012 Miniature Pinscher Club of America’s  National Specialty winner.  Congratulations to breeder Wendy Boyette and owners Keri & Danie Haney.


  1. That poodle looks like something out a cartoon, though it's gorgeous. Max the Schnauzer sort of looks like my Uncle Pete. I have a Welsch Spring spaniel, Isabel, at the moment. She was a gift and apparently her parents were show dogs. I'm not so entrenched in the show circuit, though I follow it loosely. Lind Robey sort of resembles her dog, though I hear this is not uncommon among dog owners. At the very least, I keep Isabel healthy and shiny with homemade dog food and treats, and routine vet checkups, and trupanion pet insurance. I've often wondered what insurance the owners of show dogs have for their pets and what health regimens they follow.