Thursday, May 2, 2013


GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse 
(Photo by alexis Dilow)

Today we are going to visit a couple of “I” states, Indiana and Iowa to catch up on the action there.

First we go to Terre Haute IN where the hometown Terre Haute Kennel Club and the Bloomington Kennel Club combined for four shows April 18-21.    One dog, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse,  managed to sweep the stop, winning all four BIS.

GCH CH Glenleigh Gang's 'N Roses

On Thursday judge Peggy Hauck chose Matisse from a group that included the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, GCH CH Chesastar Hudson Bay RN, the Otterhound, GCH CH Aberdeens Under T, the Influence, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Goldsands Columbus, the Pomeranian, CR Mini Cooper, her RBIS, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Glenleigh Gang's 'N Roses, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv Live the Dream.

Debra Thornton would prefer Matisse on Friday to her RBIS, the Irish Wolfhound, GCH CH Ansa Mo Caoimhim Modigliani, the American Water Spaniel, GCH CH Waterway Game Crk Hot Diggity JH, the previously seen Russell Terrier, Bosse, the Maltese, CH Divine's Veni Vidi Vici, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Jade East Do You Know The Way To San Jose, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Karmuns Clean Sweep.

Matisse and the four year old Wolfhound would repeat their wins, while the above named AWS, Pom, & Shar-Pei, the Colored Bull Terrier, CH Aragon's Ruffin It At Honeytree, and the Belgian Sheepdog, CH Sarron Simply Complicated, all tried to catch judge Richard William Powell’s eye.

GCH CH Waterway Game Crk Hot Diggity

Desi Murphy had the closer, choosing Matisse and the AWS, Digger, as his top two.  Staying to the end with them were the Basset Hound, Kahl Me Foxglens Cool Dude, the Russell Terrier, Bosse, the Toy Manchester Terrier, Fwaggles Avant Garde, the Schipperke, CH Beachview´s Ooops I Did It Again, and the aforementioned OES.

The four wins give Matisse and handler Michael Scott 18 BIS this year, good enough to make Matisse the Number Two Dog all Breeds.

CH Heirborn Moor Bang For The Buck
(Photo by Abigal Tatreau)

Meanwhile over in Waterloo IA, the Waterloo Kennel  Club asked Roger Hartinger to choose a BIS & RBIS from the Flat-Coate4d Retriever, CH Heirborn Moor Bang For The Buck, the Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH Inacahoots Howlin’ Tornado, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Jaroe Legend Of Irish Spirit, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Epoch's Time Bandit, the Yorkshire Terrier, GCH CH Trio’s Big Shot, the Boston Terrier, Motif's Unstoppable At Rio, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH McMatt's Autumn Breeze.

GCH CH McMatt's Autumn Breeze

The two he chose were the Flat Coat, Cosby, and the Australian Shepherd, Breezy.  It was the first BIS for Cosby and handler Mandy Carlson.  Congratulations to Mandy, breeders/owners Michele Jonas, Paul Jonas, & Christian Jonas, and owner Alice Richter.

GCH CH Summits Emery It's In The Bag

Sunday Paula Hartinger would see the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Summits Emery It's In The Bag, the Rhodesian ridgeback, GCH CH Courage Hilltop Don’t Mess With Zohan Of A, the Boxer,  CH Nantess Caleno Numero Uno, the same Airedale, the Shih Tzu, CH Jadesilk Luv Táuburn Locks, the previously seen Boston Terrier, and the Australian Shepherd, Breezy.

Her BIS was the 18 month old Shih Tzu,  and her RBIS was the Golden.  Once again the BIS winner was a first timer handled by Mandy Carlson.  Congratulations go out to Mandy and breeders/owners Sandra Oxford & Beth Chopey.

GCH CH Clussexx Collaboration with Traddles

This past weekend the action was in Marshalltown IA with the Heart of Iowa Kennel Club.  Saturday’s final was in the hands of Stephen Hubbell.  The seven vying for his top awards were the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Collaboration with Traddles, the Saluki, GCH CH Sandstorm Blue Nile Bubbles of Jatara, the Great Dane, GCH CH Longo Miller N Lore's Diamond Lil, the Norfolk Terrier, CH Eastman's Marcy O' Huntwood, the above named Shih Tzu, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Folklore Celtic Crossfire Trail, and the Australian Cattle Dog, CH Turnabout Fort Apache.

GCH CH Longo Miller N Lore's Diamond Lil

Grabbing the BIS was the Clumber, Seymour, and collecting the RBIS was the Dane, Scout.  Seymour is the country’s Number One Clumber, Number Two Sporting Dog, and Number Six Dog All Breeds with four big BIS this season.

GCH CH Sandstorm Blue Nile Bubbles of Jatara

Sunday Dana Cline would see the same Clumber, Saluki, Dane, Shih Tzu, and Cattle Dog, along with the Australian Terrier, GCH CH Dunham Lake Scout Master, and the Chow Chow, Cross B’s Notorious Edition.  He would make the Dane, Scout, his Best and the Saluki, Bubbles, his Reserve.  The win, her seventh of the year,  puts Scout in a dead heat with three other Working Dogs for the Number Three Working Dog title.


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