Monday, April 22, 2013


GCH CH Derby's Toast with Gusto

Texas is a big state, bigger than most European countries, big enough to have shows in two locations in one weekend.  Texans started the month choosing between the San Jacinto Kennel Club’s two shows in  Crosby, 25 miles northeast of Houston, or a weekend with the Big Spring Kennel Club in their hometown, 300 miles due west of Dallas. 

Seven who opted to visit Anne Bolus’ final Saturday in Crosby were the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Collaboration with Traddles, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH  Maya's Mockingbird, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, GCH CH Derby's Toast with Gusto, the Lakeland Terrier, CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Fortune Forward, the Pug, Sweetbriar Boo-Koo Bucks, the Standard Poodle, Firenzes Fascinating Allure, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Karizma’s Ike of Edale.

The two she liked were the Greater Swiss, Gus, and the GSD, Ike.  We don’t get to see too many BIS winning Great Swiss Mountain Dogs, but Gus already has four all breed Bests to his credit this year.

GCH CH Karizma’s Ike of Edale

Sunday Gus, Ike, and the Clumber, Seymour, would all be back to plead their case with judge Houston Clark.  They were joined by the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH M&M's Fear The Beard, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Rockyhill Icees Raisin' The Bar, the Maltese, GCH CH Rhapsody N Cherub's Oh So Henry, and the Bulldog, Ancrum's Magic Man. 

GCH CH Clussexx Collaboration with Traddles
(Photo by Kayla Bertagnolli courtesy of Best In Show Daily)

Judge Clark would like the Ike and Seymour as his Best and Reserve.  It’s the first this year for Ike and handler Pat Quinn.  Congratulations to Pat, breeders Iza Kabiska & Carlos Arguibau, and owners Pamela Buckles, Pam Stern & Stuart & Sharon Birch & Jim & Sheree Moses

CH Sayo's Jai Ho

Meanwhile out In Big Spring Judith Brown would wrap Saturday with the Pointer, CH Chesterhope State Of T Art, the Ibizan Hound, CH Serandida East So Bigstar, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Treu's Above Suspicion V Touchstone, the Smooth Fox Terrier, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH South Fork's Sweet Harmony, the Miniature Poodle, Sandstorm X's In Texas, and the German She[herd Dog, Baylor De Oro.  

Her Best would be the Smooth Fox, Tessa, while the Mini Poodle would pick up the Reserve.  It’s the fourth of the year for Tessa.

Sunday judge Michelle Billings would choose the same two, though she would give the BIS to the Poodle, and the Reserve to the Smooth Fox, Tessa.  Waiting in the wings were the above named Pointer, the Basenji, GCH CH Ahmahr Nahr's Hallelujah Makes A Joyful Noise, the Leonburger, Kalahari's Call To Attention, the Papillon, GCH CH Involvo The King of Pop, and the Shetland Sheepdog, Shone Lil Acre All That Glitz.  

It was the first for the two year old multi-titled bitch.  Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler/ Joannn Neal.

GCH CH Aubrey’s Tails of Mystery

The following weekend everyone headed for the state capital, Austin, for the Austin Kennel Club’s two shows.  Robert Shreve closed Saturday with the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Scion Another Won, the Basset Hound, CH Kelmic's Anjo Pepper of Bugle Boy, the Greater Swiss, Gus, the Smooth Fox Terrier, Tessa, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Oakrose High N' Mighty, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Alegria History In The Making, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Aubrey’s Tails of Mystery.

His Best was the Corgi, Libby, and his Reserve was the Greater Swiss, Gus.  It was the fourth of the year for Libby.

CH Jokar's N Happy Tail's Fergalicious
(Photo by Lynda Beam)

Sunday BIS judge Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna would consider the same Golden, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Vyrtuous Nobu, the Boxer, CH Jokar's N Happy Tail's Fergalicious, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Kelwyn's History In The Making, the Long Coat Chihuahua, Stonehill Move It Move It At CeeGee’s, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Winning Card, and the Corgi, Libby.

She would choose the Boxer, Fergie, as her BIS and the Golden, Tally as her RBIS.  It’s the first for the 20 month old ingĂ©nue.  Congratulations to breeders Carrie Cole & Amy C. Bieri, owners Mary Frances Burleson, Amy Bieri, & Marci Bell, and handler Lori McClain Ferguson.