GCH CH McMagic's Candied Ham Of Pebbles Run
So far this month we have had three chances to get to a dog show here in the South. We started with three shows in Perry GA courtesy of the Valdosta Kennel Club and Atlanta Kennel Club.
CH Stonepillar's Steel Blu
The fun began on Thursday, April 11th, with Dr John Reeve-Newsom in the final ring with the English Setter, GCH CH Stargazr'n Wingfield Time Will Tell, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Samoyed, GCH CH McMagic's Candied Ham Of Pebbles Run, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Shaireab's Bayleigh Maid Of Honor, the Chinese Crested, Koridawns In Your Wildest Dreams, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Jade East Do You Know The Way To San Jose, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Stonepillar's Steel Blu.
His Best was the Sammie, Candie, and his Reserve was the Bouvier, Blu. Candie’s first BIS of the year ties her for the most BIS by any Samoyed bitch in AKC history. Congratulations to breeder/owner Patti McCallum, and owners Andrew & Amy Green.
GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded
Friday Betty Regina Leininger took the VKC day two final and chose her BIS & RBIS from the above named Afghan, Welsh Terrier, Shar-Pei, & Bouvier, the Golden Retriever, Ocean Palaces Christmas Carol, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse, and the Chinese Crested, Stars At Sea Femme Fatale.
BIS went to the Afghan, Matrix, and once again, Blu, the Bouvier, took the RBIS. That’ three this season for Matrix and handler Christian Manelopoulos.
GCH CH Doc N Camelot's Heaven Can Wait
At Saturday’s AKC closer, Anne Katona considered the Weimaraner, GCH CH Doc N Camelot's Heaven Can Wait, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Grannycreek's One And Only Wild Bill, the now familiar Afghan, Sammie, & Welsh Terrier, the American Eskimo Dog, GCH CH Nuuktok's Atka Inukshuk, and the Puli, CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvy.
Matrix the Afghan would take home the Reserve ribbon, but the Weimaraner, Nash, took home the Big Rosette and the big points. It’s the first of the year for Nash and handler Derek Beatty. Congratulations to Derek, breeders Duane C Stewart, Mary Ann Romain, April M Stewart, & Autumn M Stewart-Zimmerman, and owner Susan Thomas.
GCH CH Involvo’s The King of Pop
This past weekend Southern fanciers had their choice of four shows in Bossier City LA or two shows in Harrison AR. The Shreveport Kennel Club had days one & two in Louisiana and they capped Friday’s show with Kent Delaney in the final ring with the Curly-Coated Retriever, GCH CH Clarion's Blackberry Bramble, the 13” Beagle, Vinla-Cabaret’s Gold Standard, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Broxden Waybroke Halstan Heritage, the Papillon, GCH CH Involvo’s The King of Pop, the French Bulldog, Napachai Hilsman Throw Caution to the Wind, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Aubrey’s Tails of Mystery.
Taking the opening BIS was the Papillon, Jackson. The RBIS would go to the Giant, Dora.
CH Sayo's Jai Ho
Saturday’s final would see Vincent Grosso going over the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Scion Another Won, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Maya’s Mockingbird, the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall I Dream of Style, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Sayo's Jai Ho, the Papillon, Jackson, the Keeshond, CH Karina's You Can't Stop The Beat, and the previously seen Corgi, Libby.
The two he liked were the Smooth Fox, Tessa, and the Corgi, Libby. That’s five for Tessa so far this year.
On Sunday the D’Arbonne Kennel Club took over and put Gloria Kerr in the final ring with the Golden Retriever, CH Easthill Broxden Woodland Lettuce Entertain You, the Redbone Coonhound, the now familiar Giant, Dora, the Smooth Fox, Tessa, & the Papillon, Jackson, the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH R-Lee Sparkle Plenty, and the Rough Collie, Windcrest Blown Away.
Judge Kerr would give the Papillon, Jackson, his second BIS of the set and give the Shar-Pei the RBIS. We have that as Jackson’s third BIS this season.
CH Broxden Waybroke Halstan Heritage
Bringing it home on Monday was judge Dr Steve Keating. Staying to the last to see him were the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Cajun's A Change Is Gonna Come, the Saluki, Appalachia's Allamyrra Hajji, the aforementioned Boxer, the Smooth Fox, CH Broxden Waybroke Halstan Heritage, the Papillon, Jackson, the Tibetan Terrier, Kimik's Sir Gawain, and the Smooth Collie, GCH CH Row-Bars Heartbreaker.
His top two were the Smooth Fox, Roy, and the Boxer, Macey. It’s the first BIS for Roy and breeder/handler Amy Booth. Congratulations to Amy, co-breeders Madison Weeks, Hugh Thomas, & Phil Booth, and owner Victor Malzoni Jr.
GCH CH Saks Winning Card
Meanwhile up in Harrison AR, the Northwest Arkansas Kennel Club set up for two days. Saturday’s final was in the hands of Barbara Dempsey Alderman who chose her top two from a group that included the English Setter, GCH CH Aerden's Pretty In Pink JH, the Saluki, GCH CH Aurora’s The Song And Dance Man, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, GCH CH Derby's Toast with Gusto, the Kerry Blue Terrier, CH Tontine’s Chance Redemption, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Xela's Party Hat, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Winning Card, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Karizma’s Ike of Edale.
Her Best was the Bichon, Bingo, and her Reserve, was the Saluki, Sammy D. It was the fifth this year for Bingo and handler Scott Sommer.
GCH CH Aurora’s The Song And Dance Man
On Sunday judge Pat Trotter would see the same Saluki, Greater Swiss, Affenpinscher, Bichon, and GSD along with the Vizsla, GCH CH Regal Point Pinnacle Of Kilauea JH, and the Lakeland Terrier, CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Fortune Forward. She would like the same two, but preferred the Saluki, Sammy D, to the Bichon, Bingo. Sammy was piloted to his fist RBIS and BIS of the year by owner/handler Julie Mueller. Congratulations to Julie, breeders Jay Stone, Carol Waymire, & Barbara Wright, and owner Eugene Blake.