Tuesday, April 30, 2013


GCH CH Hill Country Tag I’m It
(Photo by Lynda Beam)

This morning we turn to two venues that have long standing traditions in the dog world, the  three day stop in Harrisburg PA hosted by the Lebanon County Kennel Club, the Harrisburg Kennel Club, and the Mason And Dixon Kennel Club. April 12-14 and the three day Maryland institution hosted by the Old Dominion Kennel Club Of Northern Virginia, the Baltimore County Kennel Club, and the Catoctin Kennel Club.

GCH CH Yarrow Venerie Ticket to Ride

The numbers were up in Harrisburg this year with 5300 entries over the long weekend.  Saturday ended with Ken Buxton in the final ring with the English Springer Spaniel, CH Cerise Sentinel, the American Foxhound, GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box, the Samoyed, CH McMagic’s Mojo, the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Yarrow Venerie Ticket to Ride, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country Tag I’m It, the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Kan Sing's Tenzin, and the Belgian Tervuren, GCH CH Hillside Special And Hamazing.

Best went to the country’s Number Two Toy Dog, the Pug, JJ, and Reserve went to the Norfolk, Rider.  The win was JJ’s fifth BIS of the year, making him the nation’s Number Nine Dog All Breeds.

CH Crispy Legacy

Marion Dee Ward had the main event on Saturday and a mostly new seven from which to choose her BIS & RBIS, the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH  Stelor's Royalty Remembered, the Otterhound, CH Scentasia´s End Of An Era, the same Sammie, the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Crispy Legacy, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Smash Jp Sakura, the Lowchen, CH Paceaway Play It Again, and the Briard, GCH CH Deja Vu Mia Cool As A Cucumber.

GCH CH Deja Vu Mia Cool As A Cucumber

Her BIS was the Wire Fox, Sparky, and her RBIS was the Briard, Dill.  It was the Swedish import’s second BIS since his debut last month. 

GCH CH Scylla's Small Kraft Re-Lit

The Mason and Dixon KC had the closer and they put Alice Inman in the final ring with the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Mario N Beechwoods Midnight Express, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Exlysta Aries Ciel Noir, the Sammie, Mojo, the  Wire Fox, Sparky, the Maltese, GCH CH Scylla's Small Kraft Re-Lit, the Tibetan Spaniel, Tenzin, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgables The Frat Boy.

GCH CH Kan Sing's Tenzin

Taking home the set’s last big rosette was the Maltese, Hank.  Reserve went to the Tibbie, Tenzin.    Hank has been the country’s Number One Maltese for the last two years.  This was his second BIS of the year.

GCH CH Artemis Hypnotic Opium SC

The following week the Old Dominion Kennel Club of Northern Virginia kicked off the all breed action on Saturday with almost 2400 dogs.  The seven who stayed all day to see BIS judge Carolyn Herbel were the Gordon Setter, CH Hollyhunt Take A Chance On Me, the Whippet, GCH CH Artemis Hypnotic Opium SC, the Boxer, GCH CH Lazy K’s Dulce De Leche, the Welsh Terrier, CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Just For Kicks, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Smash JP Sakura, the Tibbie, Tenzin, and the Bearded Collie, CH Ha’Penny Miramar The Fab Fawn.

GCH CH Smash JP Sakura 
(Photo by Krista Droop)

Taking home the big BIS was the Whippet, Poppy.  Taking home the RBIS was the Toy Poodle, Sakura.  It was the first for the not yet two year old.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Rhonda M Gold & Michael Small and owner/handler Laura Kieffer.

GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare 
(Photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Richard Beauchamp had Sunday’s Baltimore Country KC final and his pick of the previously seen Gordon, Otterhound, Wire Fox, the Boxer, GCH CH Hi Tech The King of Sherry Shoot Jp, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Rinchen's Blazing Black Icon, and the Border Collie, CH Kensington’s Image Of Bon-Clyde  He chose the MinPin, Classie, as his best and the Boxer, King, as his Reserve.  Classie is the country’s Number One Toy Dog with 21 all breed Bests.

GCH CH Jade East Do Know The Way to San Jose

The Catoctin Kennel Club wrapped it up on Monday with Dr Gary Sparschu mulling over the above named Gordon  & Foxhound, the Samoyed, GCH CH McMagic’s Candied Ham Of Pebbles’run, the Wire Fox, Sparky, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Piccadil’s Twist and Shout, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Jade East Do Know The Way to San Jose, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Whisperwood’s Wild Horse.

Taking home his third BIS of the year was the Wire, Sparky.  The Shar-Pei, Jose, went home with the RBIS.  We will be looking for this Wire in the weeks to come.


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