Friday, May 31, 2013


GCH CH Willow Ridges Risky Business

People elsewhere in the country tend to think all of Illinois is a group of Chicago suburbs.   A visit to Bloomington IL for the four shows hosted by the Illinois Valley Kennel Club Of Peoria and the Corn Belt Kennel Club would dispel that myth.

GCH CH Stargazr'n Wingfield Time Will Tell

The IVKCP opened the set on Friday with Douglas Taylor choosing the Best In Show and Reserve.  The seven he saw that first day were the English Setter, GCH CH Stargazr'n Wingfield Time Will Tell, the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Hundeleben Queens Amada SL, the Mastiff, GCH CH Willow Ridges Risky Business, the Colored Bull Terrier, Yoeckydoes Kissproof, the Pomeranian, CH Char's Hotter than Hot, the Lowchen, GCH CH Laser Kiji No Way No How, and the Australian Shepherd, Kui Talk To Me.

Getting the early encouragement were the Mastiff, Kruz, and the Setter, Trevor.  It’s the second BIS this year for Kruz and handler Colette Livingston and their first of two at the stop.

Yoeckydoes Kissproof

Saturday Kruz would return for a second shot at a BIS, but judge Lorraine Boutwell would go with the above named Bull Terrier, and the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire.  Rounding out the hopefuls were the Curly-Coated Retriever, GCH CH Clarion's Blackberry Bramble, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner’s International Space Station at Honidge, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, CH Sandy Babe’s Tradewinds As Ever, and the Old English Sheepdog, Lambluv’s Lady Godiva.

GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire

It’s the first BIS for the 21 month old Bull Terrier from the Open Dog class, Willie.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Heike Knockaert and handler Marcy Bankus.

Sunday, Kruz would pick up his second BIS of the set and the English Setter, Trevor would get his second RBIS of the set.  Judge Eva Berg’s five other options were the  Whippet, GCH CH Starline's Oxford Victim Of Love, the Pug, GCH CH Moonstruck's In The Pocket, the previously seen Lowchen, Howard, and the Bearded Collie, CH Ha'Penny Mirimar The Fab Fawn.

GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici 
(Photo by Julie Ward)

Betty Regina Leininger would bring it home for the CBKC on Monday with the English Setter, Trevore, the aforementioned Bloodhound, Rocketman, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici, the Russell Terrier, CH Rivendell’s Tinker Toy, the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Dejavu I Want'a Talk About Me, the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH R-Lee Sparkle Plenty, and the Belgian Sheepdog, GCH CH Bonnthy mes Keepn It Real At Devine Hsas.

GCH CH Flessner’s International Space Station at Honidge

Her Best was the Doberman, FiFi, and her Reserve was the Bloodhound, Rocketman.  FiFi is taking it easy after finishing 2012 as the Number Three Dog All Breeds.  However, she is still holding down a Top twenty ranking with eight BIS and 23 Working Groups this year.


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