Sunday, June 23, 2013


GCH CH Del Zarzoso Salvame From Afterglow

We are back on line after a few days spent with Best Buy’s Geek Squad.  We hate it when all these wonderful pieces of technology turn on you.  Let’s start up with that wonderful road trip that is the Idaho/Montana canine equivalent of an Iron Man.  When last we visited our ambitious group of road trippers were in Blackfoot ID where the Eagle Rock Kennel Club was set up for two days.

GCH CH Absolutely Talk of the Town

At the ERKC’s day two show on Friday, June 14th, BIS judge Peter Green gathered the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Collaboration with Traddles, the Saluki, GCH CH Sandstorm Blue Nile Bubbles of Jatara, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Tiburon Arsenal, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Absolutely Talk of the Town, the Japanese Chin, GCH CH Dunkirk Hop to It, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Del Zarzoso Salvame From Afterglow, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Mistybrooks Panda Crossing.

His BIS was the handsome Poodle, Dino, and his RBIS was our Dog2Watch, the Smooth Fox, Taylor.  Dino and Amy Rutherford now have five BIS in 11 final appearances.

GCH CH Downhome Hitech Innovator 
(Photo by Kayla Bertagnolli courtesy of Best In Show Daily) 

The next two days belonged to the Pocatello Kennel Club who chose Anne Hearn to choose a Best In Show and Reserve on day one.  Her options were the above named Clumber, the Harrier, GCH CH Downhome Hitech Innovator, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Kenro’s Witching Hour, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Allaruth Just Kidding v Sole Baye, the Pekingese, GCH CH Dunkirk Imagine That, the Bulldog, GCH CH Newcomb's Pandemonium @ Beda, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH PaRay Preferential.

GCH CH PaRay Preferential 
(Photo by Clair Lynch)

Taking home the top prize was the Harrier, Chet.  Close behind was the Sheltie, Satoshi.  Chet is the country’s Number Two Hound with five BIS and 34 Hound Groups.

GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell 
(Photo by Kayla Bertagnolli courtesy of Best In Show Daily)

The day two final was in the hands of Houston Clark.  His seven hopefuls were the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop's Fire & Ice, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell, the Standard Schnauzer, CH Chateau Palos Treaty of Goarhein, the Smooth Fox, Taylor, the previously seen Peke, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH PaRay Power & Privilege, and the Beauceron, GCH CH De Joie Du Chateau Rocher.

Judge Clark went with the Bloodhound, Kissy, as his Best and the Smooth Fox, Taylor, as his Reserve.  Kissy and handler Bruce Schultz have collected six all breed Bests and 22 Hound Groups in 2013.

GCH CH Cambria’s Kin N Play

The crowd spent Monday caravanning the 375 miles to Billings MT for three days with the Yellowstone Valley Kennel Club.  Judge Murrel Purkhiser had the opener and a powerhouse seven to choose her top two from, the aforementioned Clumber & Bloodhound, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Highwoods Call Of The Wild, the Miniature Bull Terrier, GCH CH Cambria’s Kin N Play, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Miletree Northern Star At Shirmont, the previously seen Bulldog, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Tang Dynasty Rocky.

The two she liked were the MiniBull, Kid, and the Bloodhound, Kissy.  Kid is the nation’s Number One Miniature Bull Terrier, with four BIS and 14 Terrier Groups.

GCH CH Tang Dynasty Rocky

The next day Kid and the aforementioned Border Collie were joined in judge Cindy Vogel’s final by the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Trance Mission JP Cunard Adventure, the Harrier, Chet, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Vikingus Caesar Eytukan, the Pug, GCH CH Winsome-Nirvana-Blaque Triple Play, and the Chow Chow, CH Padows Too Hot To Handle.  She would go with the Border Collie, and Kid, as her BIS and RBIS. 

On Thursday judge Nancy Popovich would also choose Rocky as her Best and give the previously mentioned Rottweiler as her Reserve.  Rounding out the seven were the Clumber, Seymour, the Bloodhound, Kissy, the MiniBull, Kid, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Tamarin Tarheel, and the now familiar Chow.  These were the first BIS for the two year old Rocky.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Tang Nan, owner  Henry Su, and handler Clint Livingston.

GCH CH Newcomb's Pandemonium @ Beda

The fun continued the next day 250 miles away in Great Falls MT with the Electric City Kennel Club.  Paula Hartinger had the set’s first final and her pick of the Clumber, Seymour, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Polo’s Air Force One, the returning Doberman, Gunner, the Smooth Fox, Taylor, the Maltese, CH Rhapsody Someone Like You, the above named Bulldog, Panda, and the Border Collie, Rocky.   Best went to the Smooth Fox, Taylor, Reserve to the Bulldog, Panda.  Our Dog2Watch Taylor and handler Eddie Boyes have gathered seven BIS in the past 90 days.

The marathon continues through Tuesday.  Check back with us for an update.


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