Tuesday, April 23, 2013


GCH CH Yarrow Venerie Ticket to Ride

We have not checked in with New England lately, so let’s catch you up on the dog news in that brave region.  The April action started in West Springfield MA with the Troy Kennel Club and the Trap Falls Kennel Club shows.

GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire

Thomas Fenies had the TKC final on Saturday, April 6th, and his pick of the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Monkham’s Famous Grouse, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Skansen's C'Sofia Of Grandeur, the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Yarrow Venerie Ticket to Ride, the Maltese, GCH CH Ta-Jon’s Pawstively Pawparazzi, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Rinchen's Blazing Black Icon, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Dunhill Celebration.

Taking the BIS was the Norfolk, Rider.  Picking up the RBIS was the IWS, Riley.  It’s the first BIS this year for the Country’s Number One Norfolk.

GCH CH Yakee Easily Persuaded

Five of Saturday’s finalists would show up for Ken McDermott’s TFKC final on Sunday with the Lakeland Terrier, GCH CH Larkspur Acadia Save Me A Spot, and the Pekingese, GCH CH Yakee Easily Persuaded, joining them.  Once again the IWS, Riley would get the Reserve ribbon, but the Best In Show rosette went to the Peke, Rodger.  Rodger, breeder/owner/handled by David Fitzpatrick, has only been shown sparingly this year, but has still racked up three BIS this year.

GCH CH Larkspur Acadia Save Me A Spot
(Photo by Kayla Bertagnolli courtesy of Best In Show Daily)

The following weekend the game moved to Warwick RI for the Rhode Island Kennel Club’s two shows.  On Saturday the seven Jay Richardson saw were the English Setter, GCH CH Sleepy Hollow's Scarlett O' Hara, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Bridgehill's Mr. Mason's Misbehavin', the Akita, GCH CH Sondaisa Tough Act To Follow Stardust, the above named Lakeland & Maltese, the Keeshond, GCH CH  Foxfair Rudy Valentino, and the now familiar Beardie.

GCH CH Dunhill Celebration

The Lakeland, Spot, scampered away with the BIS and the points, while the Beardie, Olivia, took the RBIS, and the photo op.  Spot is the Number Six Terrier in the US with two BIS this year.

GCH CH Bridgehill's Mr. Mason's Misbehavin'

Sunday’s final was in the hands of Barbara Keenan.  The seven she saw were the IWS, Beagle, Lakeland, Maltese, & Beardie, the Great Dane, CH MJM's Hi-Air All Eyes On Me, and the French Bulldog, GCH CH Bowhunter De La Bete.   The Beagle, Mason, took home the Best and the Lakeland, Spot, got the Reserve.

GCH CH Nuuktok's Atka Inukshuk

This past week the whole crowd returned to West Springfield where the Springfield Kennel Club, the Pioneer Valley Kennel Club, and the South Windsor Kennel Club teamed up for a three day weekend.  Ken Buxton had the opener and his choice of the English Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Blackstone Very Vassar, the American Foxhound, GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box, the Saint Bernard, GCH CH Jamelle's Aristocrat V Elba, the Smooth Fox Terrier, Lil'Itch Pretty Woman At Foxwatch, the Peke, Rodger, the American Eskimo Dog, GCH CH Nuuktok's Atka Inukshuk, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Lambluv's Daytime Hustler.

GCH CH Jamelle's Aristocrat V Elba

His Top Two were the Eskie, Inuk, and the Saint, Cookie.  The win makes Inuk the first of his breed to win a BIS this year.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Sharon Robertson and handler Graeme Burdon.

GCH CH McMagic Mojo

Saturday Graeme and Inuk were back to see judge Fred Ferris along with the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Splendor Castle's Feelin Groovy, the Foxhound, Jewel, the Samoyed, GCH CH McMagic Mojo, the American Staffordshire Terrier, Vaca Valley's Bold Ruler for Fraja, the Peke, Rodger, and the Beardie, Olivia.

Inuk would take the Reserve award and the Sammie, Mojo, would take home the BIS.  It’s the first BIS for the two year old.  A big congratulations to breeder/owner Patricia McCallum.

GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box

Judge Polly Smith had the closer and a last look at the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Suncoast Wil-Orion Anticipation, the Foxhound, Jewel, the Great Dane, CH MJM's Hi-Air All Eyes On Me, the aforementioned AmStaff, the Peke, Rodger, the Eskie, Inuk, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Pine Hill's Payday Of Hays Hill.

Taking home the last big rosette of the set was the Foxhound, Jewel, while Inuk would add a second RBIS to his tack box.  Jewel is the country’s Number One Hound and Number Five Dog All Breeds.


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