Tuesday, May 14, 2013


GCH CH Vogelflight’s “Honor” to Pillowtalk

Our son spent his first ten weeks in college at Bradley University in Peoria IL, after which he called us and pleaded to return to California, saying, I don’t want to go to school in an ‘I” state, no Illinois, Iowa, or Idaho.”  We have to admit that we are much more taken with those regions, but then we have been to dog shows in all four “I” states.

GCH CH Hill Country Tag I'm It

Over the past few weeks, fanciers have taken full advantage of the venues in Illinois and Iowa.  First the Sandemac Kennel Club, the Champaign Illinois Kennel Club, and the Mattoon Kennel Club, were in Decatur IL April 25-28.  Thursday’s CIKC final was called by judge the William F Potter II.  The powerhouse seven hoping to gain his favor were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Summit’s Emery It’s in the Bag, the Norwegian Elkhound, CH Vikrest N'Ruskar Hy Style, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Kenro’s Witching Hour, the Wire fox Terrier, Garcini Rangels Rock N Rolla, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country’s Tag I’m It, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Vogelflight’s “Honor” to Pillowtalk, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgables The Frat Boy.

His Best was the Bichon, Honor, and his Reserve was the Pug, JJ.  Honor is the US’ Number Two Bichon and Number Eight Non-Sporting Dog with five BIS this year.

GCH CH Nexus Total Eclipse

The following day, BIS judge Katie Gammill greeted the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Nexus Total Eclipse, the Wirehaired Dachshund, Daybreak's Bewitching Blossom W, the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall I Dream of Style, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH True Blue Madonna, the Pug, JJ, the Bulldog, GCH CH Mytoys Epic Against The Wind, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Lambluv's Live The Dream.

GCH CH True Blue Madonna

It was the Clumber, Eli, taking home the big rosette and the Kerry, Pink, getting the Reserve ribbon.  It’s the first BIS for Eli and handler Laura King.  Congratulations to Laura, breeder/owner  Jaynes Fankhauser, co-breeder Shirley A Fankhauser, and owners Shelley & Clair Miller MD.

GCH CH Coventry Allure at Wyndstar

The CIKC returned for an encore on Saturday.  Judge Larry Adams chose his BIS & RBIS from the Pointer, GCH CH Oncore Mykyna Storm, the Saluki, GCH CH Bay Watch Babe Von Agrani, the previously seen Boxer, Macey, the Miniature Bull Terrier, Badlesmere Black Russian, the Pug, JJ, the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Gunther's Gussied Up Edna, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Allure at Wyndstar.

GCH CH Oncore Mykyna Storm

His BIS was the Corgi, Allie, and his RBIS was the Pointer, Stormy.  It was the second BIS of the year for Allie, the country’s Number One Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Number Five Herding Dog.

GCH CH Jaset's Satisfaction
(Photo by Lynda Beam)

The Matoon Kennel Club wrapped the four day set with Brian Meyer’s final.  The seven who stayed to the end were the now familiar Wirehaired Dachshund, Kerry,  & Pug, the American Water Spaniel, GCH CH Waterway Game Crk Hot Diggity JH, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Hemlock's Jack of Hearts RA, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Woodstock's Belle Starr.

GCH CH Woodstock's Belle Starr

Best was the Poodle, London, and the Reserve was the Aussie, Belle.  London has been among our top winners for the last three seasons.  He is currently the Number Two Non-Sporting Dog and Number 20 Dog All Breeds with seven BIS.


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