We’re going to steel and country for our next reports, first to Vandergrift PA, some 20 miles east of Pittsburgh, where the Bushy Run Kennel Club gave us two shows two weeks ago. Saturday’s opener saw judge Angela Porpora in the final ring with the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH Sovran's Aranjuez, the Black & Tan Coonhound, GCH CH Foxfire Full Force Gale, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Amorok's Light Brigade At Kadi, the White Bull Terrier, GCH CH Global Mighty White At Kilacabar, the Papillon, GCH CH Fenice Le Beaudreaux, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Glenleigh Gang's 'N Roses, and the Briard, GCH CH Lighting Strike El Xargall.
Taking the top awards was the Coonhound with the Best and the Siberian with the Reserve. It’s the first for the two year old bitch. Congratulations to breeder/owner Robert Urban and owner Andrea McIlwaine. Perhaps some of their friends can tell them we would be happy to post the BIS & RBIS photos if provided.
Sunday, Frank Washabaugh would see the same Coonhound, Papillon, Bichon, & Briard, the Vizsla, GCH CH Double Gun's A Royal Flush, the Bullmastiff, GCH CH Newcastle's Blame it on the Sun, and the Bedlington Terrier, GCH CH Lamz Heads I Win Tails You Lose.
His Best was the Bullmastiff, Soleil, and his Reserve was the Papillon, Beaudreaux. It’s the first BIS of the year for Soleil. Congratulations to breeder/owner Anthony Scully, co-breeders Dr James & Marilyn Schaap, owner Kathy Spenser, and handler Lindsey Cook.
This past weekend the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Yarrow Venerie Ticket To Ride, was 275 miles south of Pittsburgh in Huntington WV where he took both of the BIS at the hometown Huntington Kennel Club two shows. On Saturday Rider was Randy Garren’s pick for BIS and the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Vogelflight’s “Honor” to Pillowtalk was his RBIS. Rounding out the seven finalists were the Pointer, GCH CH Oncore Mykyna Storm, the Whippet, GCH CH Bo-Bett’s Speed Bump, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Snowmist's Quidditch Seeker, the Pomeranian, CH Canton Jet Li, and the Belgian Tervuren, CH Axel Du Voie De Louve.
GCH CH Vogelflight’s “Honor” to Pillowtalk
(Photo by Tom Weigand, The Winning Image)
Sunday judge Dana Kirkland would see it the same way placing Rider and Honor one/two while the same Pointer, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Camelot's Ventura Adventure, the Samoyed, CH White Eagle's Full Moon Rising On Alpine Glo, the Long Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Mini Cooper (Lamuno), and the Belgian Malinois, CH Mersons Juan In A Million.
Rider is the country’s Number One Norfolk Terrier and Number Five Terrier with four BIS and 29 Terrier Groups.