Thursday, May 9, 2013


GCH CH Regency's Play for Keeps 
(Photo by Vicki Holloway)

We are now going to visit our former home state, California, for reports on the last three weeks.  We will be returning to the San Francisco Bay Area in June for the four day cluster known as “Woofstock”, a canine celebration of the hippie culture that still persists in many parts of Northern California. 

The shows will be held at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo CA at the top of the Bay.  Back on April 20th and 231st, the Chief Solano Kennel Club hosted two shows.  Saturday’s final had judge Gene Blake mulling over the English setter, GCH CH Sagebrush's Simply Irresistible, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Thaon’s Wallstreet,  the Doberman Pinscher, CH Foxfire’s Tell Me About It, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Regency's Play for Keeps, the Maltese, GCH CH Scylla Small Kraft Re-Lit, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Penndragon Owain, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Zottels Shaggy Star.

GCH CH Sagebrush's Simply Irresistible

His Best was the Schnauzer, Keeper, and his Reserve was the Setter, Bently.  It’s the first BIS for 19 month old Keeper.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Beverly J Verna, owners Duane R Lewis & Karin M Lewis, and handler Bill McFadden.

GCH CH Thaon’s Wallstreet

Dr John Shelton had Sunday’s final and the company of the same Afghan, Doberman, Maltese, & Standard Poodle, the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Segre's Brown Derby BN RA OA OAJ, the Norwich Terrier, CH Apollo, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Legacy's Chance Of A Lifetime. 

CH Apollo

The BIS would go to the Afghan, Wally, and the RBIS would go to the Norwich, Paulo.  Wally has been winning BIS for three seasons.  This is his second of 2013.

GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky 
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

The following weekend, California exhibitors would gather in Chino CA, 35 miles due east of LA, for the Lake Matthews Kennel Club’s two shows.  Saturday’s seven finalists included the Field Spaniel, GCH CH Promenade’s Pay It Forward, the Pharaoh Hound, DCH GCH Mia Bakhu’s Sleeping With The Enemy Of Halllam MC, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Lowdown's Remys Girl v Ardenhout, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, the Japanese Chin, Camden’s Little Big Man, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Karmel's Banana in Pajamas, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Take Aim's Playing For Gryffindor.

GCH CH Promenade’s Pay It Forward

Ron Menaker’s  BIS was the country’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Wire Fox, Sky.  His RBIS was the Field Spaniel, Gideon,   Sky and handler Gabriel Rangel lead all others by more than 9,000 points with 24 BIS this year.

GCH CH Karmel's Banana in Pajamas

Linda Riedel had Sunday’s final and would see five of Saturday’s finalists and the Golden Retriever, CH 24 KT Riverwoods Royal Rebel, and the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell. 

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

The  Bichon, PJ, grabbed the BIS and Bloodhound, Kiss, collected the RBIS.  It’s the first for PJ. Our congratulations to breeder Wilson Ramirez and owners Renata Drumond, Camille Bakker, & Sandra Phillips. 

GCH CH Take Aim's Playing For Gryffindor

This past weekend Californians had their choice of two shows with the Tres Pinos Kennel Club in bucolic Gavilan CA or two with the Rio Honda CA in the SOCAL burg of Pomona.  The seven dogs that opted for Donna Buxton’s final in Gavilan were the Field Spaniel, Gideon, the Basset Hound, GCH CH Topsfield-Sanchu Eenie Meenie Miney Moe, the Bullmastiff, CH TruGrit Shady Oak's Too Good To Be True, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Chavez Let It Ride At Bonsai, the Japanese Chin, GCH CH Victory Spencer, the French Bulldog, Mills' Lonestar Texas Ranger, and the above named Bouvier.

GCH CH Victory Spencer

Judge Buxton’s top two were the Bouvier, Gryf, and the Chin, Spencer.  It was the first BIS for Gryf and handler Larry Fenner.  Congratulations to Larry, breeders/owners A & M Dimercurio , co-breeders M Hieronimus, S Digiorno, & L Calhoun, and owners Terry & Penny.

GCH CH Topsfield-Sanchu Eenie Miney Moe

Sunday, Tim Catterson would see the Sussex Spaniel, CH Terreline's Little Tug Of Old North Wharf , above named Basset, the Samoyed, GCH CH Glacier's Goddess of Fire, the same AmStaff, the Pug, GCH CH Winsome’s Gold Standard, the Keeshond, GCH CH Summerwind's Rumor Has It, and the Bouvier, Gryf.

GCH CH Glacier's Goddess of Fire

He would choose the Basset, Tiger, as his Best and the Sammie as his Reserve.  Tiger, now handled by Mike Stone, is the country’s Number One Basset and Number Four Hound with three BIS this year.

Down in Pomona George Marquis would have the day one final and the Brittany, CH Premier's All About Avatar, the Bloodhound, Kiss, the Akita, CH London's Getting My Happy Back, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Allaruth Just Kidding v Sole Bay, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Smash Jp Winning Ribbon, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Penndragon Owain, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Windfall's Etched In Ink.

His BIS was the nation’s Number Three Hound, the Bloodhound, Kiss, and his RBIS was the two year old Brittany.  It’s Kiss’ fourth BIS of the season.

GCH CH Allaruth Just Kidding v Sole Bay

The RHKC closed it Sunday with Christine Salyers Anderson in the final ring with the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Caran's Days Of Future Passed OA OAJ, the Bloodhound, Kiss, the Doberman Pinscher, Foxfire’s Run for the Roses, the previously seen Schnauzer, Justin, the Pomeranian GCH CH CR Chase What Matters, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Kastle’s Go Speed Racer, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH PaRay Preferential.

GCH CH PaRay Preferential

Collecting the set’s final big rosette was the Mini Schnauzer, Justin.  The runner up’s ribbon went to the Sheltie, Satoshi.  Justin is AKC’s Number Three Terrier with six BIS this year.


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