Tuesday, May 28, 2013


GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

This week the nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, gave us the definitive statement that she intends to stay in that position, stringing together four straight BIS at the Southern California fixture, the Mission Circuit, in Pomona.

GCH CH Downhome Hitech Innovator 
(Photo by Kayla Bertagnolli courtesy of Best In Show Daily)

Sky had skipped the previous weekend’s SOCAL shows in Valley Center.  Saturday’s Mt Palomar final was called by Stephen Hubbell, who chose his Top Two from the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Collaboration With Traddles, the Harrier, GCH CH Downhome Hitech Innovator, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Alnisar's Princess Anastacia, the Standard Manchester Terrier, GCH CH Oasis Pillow Talk, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Tamarin Tarheel, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Lebull's El Morocco At LeCirque, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Allure at Wyndstar.

GCH CH Coventry Allure at Wyndstar

His BIS was the Harrier, Chet, and his RBIS was the Corgi, Allie.  Chet is the top winning Harrier of all time with 35 career BIS, six of which have come this year.

GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell 
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

Col Joe Purkhiser had the judge’s book on Sunday and his pick of the above named Clumber, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell, the previously mentioned Siberian, the Lakeland Terrier, GCH CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Fortune In My Eyes, the Papillon, CH Jareaux Annie Oakley Sulean, the Boston Terrier, Desoto’s Armored Car, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Wigglesworth Thriller.

GCH CH Clussexx Collaboration With Traddles

Best would go to the Bloodhound, Kissy, and Reserve was reserved for the Clumber, Seymour.  Kissy.  Kissy has been the Number One Bloodhound in the US for the last four seasons.  She is currently the Number Four Hound with five BIS and 16 Hound groups this year.

GCH CH Thaon’s Wallstreet 
(Photo by Thaon REG)

Sky would begin collecting her four big rosettes at Friday’s Los Encinos Kennel Club show.  You can find the details here.  Saturday the host was the Antelope Valley Kennel Club.  BIS judge Robert Stein would prefer Sky to the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Thaon’s Wallstreet whom he preferred to the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Dowdcreek’s La Vita E Belle, the Samoyed, GCH CH Glacier White Moonlight Mist Chanel No. 5, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Quail Garden Loch Lomond Déjà vu, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH PaRay’s Power & Privilege, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Take Aim’s Playing For Gryffindor.

GCH CH Scylla’s Small Kraft Re-Lit
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

Sunday Sky would charm judge Christine Smith more than her RBIS the Maltese, GCH CH Scylla’s Small Kraft Re-Lit, the English Setter, GCH CH Aerden’s Pretty In Pink, the same Afghan, Wally, the Akita, GCH CH Ruthdales Candy From A Baby, the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Kennedy’s N Barcomm’s On The Catwalk, or the previously seen Bouvier, Gryf.

Yesterday Sky would be challenged for Doris Cozart’s favor by the Irish water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistle Stop’s Wind On The Water, the Afghan Hound, Wally, the Newfoundland, GCH CH Legacy’s Sir Lucan Of Camelot, the prior day’s Reserve winner, the Maltese, Hank, the Bulldog, GCH CH  Lebull’s El Morocco At LeCirque, and  the RBIS, the Corgi, Allie. 

Sky and handler Gabriel have now amassed 27 BIS and 53 Terrier Groups and a five digit lead over the competition.  We are not ready yet to bet the lunch money on the outcome of this year’s race.  The next  two months should answer that riddle.


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