Friday, February 8, 2013


GCH CH Coventry Allure at Wyndstar

The 2012 Herding Group winner, the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Babheim’s Captain Crunch, will not repeat this year as his owner/handler, Jimmy Moses, will be judging the breed this year.  As Capi was also 2012’s Number One Herding Dog, the field is now wide open.  We look to two Corgis to fill the void, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Allure at Wyndstar, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Aubrey’s Tails of Mystery.  The Pembroke, Allie, finished 2012 with six BIS and 45 Herding Groups.  She has one RBIS and seven Group Ones so far this year.  The Cardigan, Libby, was 2012’s Number Two Herding Dog, finishing last year with eight BIS and 57 Group Ones.  She has been busy this year as well with two BIS, one RBIS, and eight Toy Groups.

The Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Rocheuses Me and My Shadow of Cornus, was 2012’s Number Three Herding Dog, with 11 BIS and 39 Herding Groups, the last one at the 2012 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.

One of the largest entries this year will be in Australian Shepherds, with 43.  2012’s Number One Australian Shepherd and Number Nine Herding Dog was GCH CH Harmony Hills Money Talks with eight BIS and 28 Herding Groups.  Cash started 2013 with a BIS in Texas and has added four more Group Ones.

Given the capricious nature of the dog game in general and the weather this year, we can’t be sure that all these dogs will even make it to New York.  So don’t bet the lunch money on the outcome.  In any event be sure to tune in and enjoy the show.


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