Friday, May 17, 2013


GCH CH  Hollyhunt Take A Chance On Me

Next we go to New England for reports on five shows in Rhode Island and Connecticut.  Exhibitors were in Richmond RI for the South county Kennel Club’s two shows.  Saturday’s final fell to Robin Stansell.  He chose his top two from the Gordon Setter, GCH CH  Hollyhunt Take A Chance On Me, the Whippet, GCH CH Artemis Hypnotic Opium SC, the Boxer, GCH CH Jacquet's Anne El Encanto, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Class Act By Hallsblu, the Maltese, GCH CH Richelieu's Here Comes Trouble Again, the Dalmatian, Canal-Side´s Imperator, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Dunhill Celebration.

GCH CH Richelieu's Here Comes Trouble Again 
(Photo by Dan Sayers courtesy of Best In Show Daily)

His choices were the Gordon, Winnie, and the Maltese, Keno.  Winnie’s first ever BIS comes after five straight Group Ones and a BISS at the Gordon Setter Club of America’s national specialty in April.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Chris & Mary Hunsinger, co-breeder Alison Rosskamp, and handler Kristyn McCartney.

GCH CH Artemis Hypnotic Opium SC

Sunday’s final judge, Monica Canestrini,  would see five of Saturday’s finalists and the Lakeland Terrier, GCH CH Larspur Acadia Save Me A Spot, and the Briard, GCH CH Deja Vu Mia Cool As A Cucumber.  She, too, would choose the Maltese, Keno, as her RBIS, but her BIS went to the Whippet, Poppy.  The win,  her second in just four final appearances this year, comes a week shy of her second birthday.

GCH CH Beauciel L'Autre Soeur

This past weekend, fanciers endured that uniquely Northeastern  hassle, the split venue, to attend three shows in Connecticut.  The first two were in North Stonington with the St Hubert Kennel Club.  The day one final saw Father Brian Timby mulling over the English Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Blackstone Very Vassar, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Longship's New England Patriot, the Newfoundland, CH Longship's New England Patriot, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Allaruth Just Kidding v Sole Baye, the Havanese, GCH CH Fuzzy Farm Qbin Who's On First, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Beauciel L'Autre Soeur, and the above named Beardie.

GCH CH Allaruth Just Kidding v Sole Baye 

Celebrating her second birthday with a Best In Show was  the Poodle, Pippa,   Collecting the Reserve was the Schnauzer, Justin.  It was the first for Pippa and handler Jason W Bailey.  Congratulations to Jason and breeder/owner Cynthia Crawley.

GCH CH Dunhill Celebration

The seven who stayed over, after everyone else had packed up and headed for Woodstock CT and Sunday’s Windham County Kennel Club show, were the Brittany,  CH Triumphant's As Good As It Gets JH, the Afghan Hound, CH Beaujon Keltic Colors, the Italian Greyhound, GCH CH Maplewood's Aces And Eights , and the previously seen Boxer, Schnauzer, Standard Poodle, and Beardie.  Joy Brewster’s BIS was the Schnauzer, Justin, and  her RBIS was the Beardie, Olivia.  It’s the seventh BIS of the year for the nation’s Number Three Terrier.

 GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire

The following day in Woodstock CT judge Terry Stacy would consider the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire, the Whippet, CH Sporting Fields Heavenly Body, the Great Dane, CH MJM's Hi-Air All Eyes On Me, the Miniature Schnauzer, Justin, the Papillon, GCH CH Wildfire On The Edge, the Bulldog, GCH CH Cherokee Legend Cowboy, and the German Shepherd Dog, Colbyhaus' Dancin' In The Willows.

CH Sporting Fields Heavenly Body

Her top two were her BIS & RBIS were the IWS & Whippet.  It’s the first BIS in ten final appearances for the IWS, Riley.  Congratulations to breeders Colleen McDaniel & Stacy Duncan, owners Tom & Bethany Urban & Gregory M Siner, and handler Richard Krieger.


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