Monday, June 3, 2013


GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire

We had several back2back BIS winners this weekend.  In Wrentham MA, the Irish Water Spaniel., GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire, took both of the top awards at the Ladies Dog Club shows.  On Saturday Linda More would choose Riley out of a lineup that included the Rhodesian ridgeback, GCH CH Rhapsody’s Undisputed Opus, the Samoyed, GCH CH McMagic’s Candied Ham Of Pebbles’run, the Lakeland Terrier, GCH CH Larkspur Acadia Save Me a Spot, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Smash Jp Sakura, the Keeshond, GCH CH Nightwind’s Little Ricky, and her RBIS, the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Dunhill Celebration.

GCH CH Dunhill Celebration

Sunday Riley would be Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna’s pick over her RBIS, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Yarrow's Hi-Tech Ben There Done That, the Longhaired Dachshund, Aviance's Pramada For Terms of Endearment, the aforementioned Sammie, Candie, the same Lakeland, Spot, the Lhasa Apso, Ta Sen Westgate On A High, and the previously considered Beardie, Olivia.

GCH CH Yarrow's Hi-Tech Ben There Done That

Riley is currently the Number Three Sporting Dog with four BIS this year.  Riley started the month as the Number 39 Dog All Breeds.  She started the week as the Number 27 Dog.  We’ll wait until all the numbers are in to see if the wins were good enough to get her into the Top Twenty.

GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse 
(Photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Down in Charlottesville VA, the country’s Number Two Dog, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse, was supported by an all-star group of finalists at both Saturday’s & Sunday’s Charlottesville - Albemarle Kennel club shows.  On day one Matisse and handler Michael Scott were challenged by Ann Bolus’ RBIS the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Pointer, Brackenmoor An Heir AndA Spare, the Bedlington Terrier, GCH CH Peremi I’m A Player, the Havanese, CH Ji Jo's And Shatara's High Voltage, the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Kan Sing Tenzin, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Rumpus Bumpus.

GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded

Mary Lou Kniola would make Matisse BIS and the Standard Poodle, CH  Unique Da Maya Dancing Queen, RBIS at Sunday’s closer, while the Pointer, GCH CH Soundne’s Ventania, the American Foxhound, GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box, the same Bedlington, Player, the Italian Greyhound, GCH CH Integra’s Masquerade Party, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Wolf Creek Galaxy of Merivern.

CH  Unique Da Maya Dancing Queen

The two wins, Matisse’s 27th & 28th of the year, puts him ahead of the Number One dog in number of BIS, but he still trails the leader by better than 11,000 points.

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect

Meanwhile, out in Longmont CO, native son GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect collected the back2back wins at the Flatirons Kennel Club shows.  At the opener Swagger and breeder/owner/handler Colton Johnson were joined in David Kirkland’s final by his RBIS, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Miletree Northern Star At Shirmont,  the Weimaraner, Harline Win’Weim Encore Bravo Love Y’All, the Greyhound, CH Chaparral Tour De France, the Nedwfoundland, CH Mtn High Calyso CGC, the Irish Terrier, CH Breezy’s Redhawk Jack Clancy, and the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Vaje’s Jethrene Bodine, in David Kirkland’s final.

GCH CH Miletree Northern Star At Shirmont

Staying all day Sunday to see Paula Nykiel were her BIS, Swagger, and her RBIS, the same Cavalier, Teddy, the returning Greyhound, Lance, the Vizsla, GCH CH Nyircsaszari Szilva Palinka, the Great Dane, CH Shalako It’s All About Me V Regent, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH High Mtn Everso Smooth, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Tamarin Tarheel, and the Tibetan Terrier, Tibroke’s Thrilling Possibilities. 

GCH CH Nyircsaszari Szilva Palinka

Swagger started the week as the Number Twenty Dog All Breeds.   These two big wins, his seventh & eighth of the year, will have him knocking on the door of the Top Ten.


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