GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici
(Photo by Julie Ward Photography)
When it comes to Who to Watch at Westminster among the Working Dogs one stands out, last year’s group winner, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici. FiFi criss crossed the US last year, collecting 46 BIS and 116 Group Ones, finishing the year as the Number Three Dog All Breeds. However, FiFi was but one of three Working Dogs in the top Ten for most of the year.
The winningest Kuvasz in AKC history, GCH CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Pence, completed the year as the Number Seven Dog All Breeds with 25 BIS and 88 Working Groups. The third, the Boxer, GCH CH R and G’s Mystical Dancer, was in the Top Ten until the very last week of the year when he slipped to the 11th spot, packing up 23 big rosettes and 67 Group One ribbons. However, we think that Danny might have difficulty getting out of Dorothy Collier’s breed ring and where he will face GCH CH Winfall I Dream of Style. Macey finished behind her litter sister, GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, 2011’s Number One Working Dog, last year. Macey has already logged two BIS this year on her way to New York.
Nearly as competitive as Boxers, Great Danes will be one of the breeds we will seek out at the piers. We look for our Dog2Watch, GCH CH Longo Miller N Lore's Diamond Lil, to fight her way out of the breed ring and make it to Robert Vandiver’s group ring. Coupling a solid black coat with a breathtaking headpiece, Scout marched to a 13 BIS and 40 Group One record in 2012.
Next up, the Terriers.