Monday, March 11, 2013


CH Soletrader Peek A Boo

Our Monday Morning Mop Up includes results from here in the United States and from Crufts in England.  First up is the Cruft’s report.  We have been giving you updates on the show both here on Dog Show Poop and over on our partner site, Best In Show Daily.  First let us say that the threatened disqualifications stemming from the British Kennel Club’s required vet checks for 14 “High Profile Breeds” never materialized, avoiding any recurrence of last year’s controversy. 

IT CH Loch Mor Romeo

However, none of the targeted breeds were among judge Geoff Corish’s Best In Show line up.  The seven left standing after four days examination of over 20,000 dogs were the Labrador Retriever, IT CH Loch Mor Romeo, the Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit), CH Soletrader Peek A Boo, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Meadowpark Whispers Breeze, the Skye Terrier, CH Salena The Special One, the King Charles Spaniel (known here as the Bleinheim & Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel), CH Maibe Theo, the Tibetan Terrier, Kybo Pandarama, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Allmark Fifth avenue JW.

Judge Corish’s top two were the PBGV, Jilly, and the Lab, Romeo.  Jilly was the Kennel Club’s Number One Dog All Breeds in 2012 with 7 all breed BIS, 5 RBIS, 26 Challenge Certificates and 25 Hound Groups.  Jilly first caught our attention when she went Reserve Best In Show at Crufts in 2011 at the tender age of 16 months.  Our congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Gavin Robertson, breeder/owner Sara Robertson, and co-breeders Martin & Wendy Doherty.


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