GCH CH Yarrow Venerie Ticket to Ride
If you are lucky enough to live in Virginia, you have been able to get to eight shows in the last two weeks. It all started on Saturday in Richmond VA with the Virginia Kennel Club. Dennis McCoy had the day one final and the company of the Flat-Coat Retriever, GCH CH Meadowrue Knight Of Quillquest, the Wirehaired Dachshund, CH Rivendells Hotwire SW, the Boxer, GCH CH Hi Tech The King of Sherry Shoot Jp, the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Yarrow Venerie Ticket to Ride, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country's Tag I'm It, the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Kan Sing's Tenzin, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Karizma’s Ike of Edale,
GCH CH Hill Country's Tag I'm It
Taking the opener was the Norfolk, rider, followed by the Pug, JJ. Rider is the country’s Number One Norfolk Terrier, and the Number Six Terrier, with two BIS and 27 Terrier Groups.
GCH CH Overtops And The Winner Is
Sunday’s day two VKC final fell to Dr Anthony DiNardo who saw the Pointer, CH Black Alder Archer Mayor, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Camelot's Ventura Adventure, the Boxer, CH Camelot's Ventura Adventure, the Norfolk, Rider, the Pug, JJ, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Overtops And The Winner Is, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Masquerade Mikey Likes It.
Dr DiNardo would like the Bichon, LJ, for his Best and the Norfolk, Rider, for the Reserve. We have many good Bichons out this year. LJ is the Number Three Bichon and Number 12 Non-Sporting Dogs with two BIS in eight final appearances.
GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded
The hardcore exhibitors came back on Monday for the Gloucester Kennel Club Of Virginia first for two shows. At the end of the day the seven who entered Desmond Murphy’s BIS ring were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Unity's Bzyfeet Laverne Defazio, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Boxer from Saturday’s final, King, the Norfolk, Rider, the Pug, JJ, the Bichon, LJ, and the Bearded Collie, CH Ha'penny Mirimar The Fab Fawn.
Judge Murphy preferred the Afghan, Matrix, to the Pug, JJ, whom he preferred to the remaining five. Matrix has six BIS and 30 Hound Groups, good enough to make him the Number Four Hound this year.
GCH CH Hi Tech The King of Sherry Shoot Jp
Tuesday Matrix, the Boxer, King, the Pug, JJ, and the OES, Mikey would all be back to try their luck with BIS judge Norm Kenney. Joining them were the American Water Spaniel, CH CA-Beavercreek's Best Kept Secret RN, the American Staffordshire Terrier, CH An Garda Deja Vu Looking at You, and the Bulldog, CH Imperious HamItUp Southern Bell.
GCH CH An Garda Deja Vu Looking at You
It was the Boxer, King taking home the final big rosette of the stop. Reserve would go to the two year old AmStaff. It’s the third BIS in 12 final attempts for Kind and handler Diego Garcia.
GCH CH Bellefleets Living In The Fast Lane
The fun in Richmond would continue on Friday with the Southern Maryland Kennel Club’s day one show. Joining Dr Robert Smith’s final were the Irish Setter, CH Crimsonacre Wind Chime, the Treeing Walker Coonhound, GCH CH Alexanders Gold Rush Xcetera, the Boxer, CH Jacquet's Anne El Encanto , the Norfolk, Rider, the Pug, JJ, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Bellefleets Living In The Fast Lane, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Suncrest Cerulean.
GCH CH Crimsonacre Wind Chime
Taking the opening BIS was the Miniature Poodle, Laney. Collecting the RBIS was the five year old Setter. It’s the first for Laney and handler Paul Clas. Congratulations to Paul, breeder Sally Jordan, and owners William Lee & Alysia Reichertz.
GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie
The Pug, JJ, would be the only of Friday’s finalists to make it to Hal Biermann’s BIS ring on Saturday. Joining JJ was the Vizsla, GCH CH Regal Point Pinnacle Of Kilauea JH, the Afghan, Matrix, the Akita, GCH CH CR Trader’s Secret, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Vogelflight’s “Honor” to Pillowtalk, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Rumpus Bumpus.
The Skye, Charlie, took home the big rosette, while the Pug, JJ played bridesmaid one more time. Our Dog2Watch Charlie has six BIS in just eight final appearances this year.
GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse
(Photo by Lynda Beam)
The rest of the stop would go to the country’s Number Two Dog, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse. On Sunday Matisse would be Polly Smith’s choice for Best. Her Reserve award went to the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Shaireab Bayleigh Maid of Honor. Also seeking a rosette were the English Cocker Spaniel, CH Foxwood's Dublin Diva, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Celestial CJ's All's Well That Ends Well, the Pug, JJ, the Bichon, Honor, and the now familiar Puli, Ziggy.
GCH CH Shaireab Bayleigh Maid of Honor
(Photo by Gay Glazbrook)
Dr Carol White-Moser had the closer and chose Matisse over her runner up, the Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH Legibach Captain Crunch SW, the above named Irish Setter, Welsh Terrier, Pug, Bichon, Honor, and Beardie.
The two wins will bring Matisse’s 2013 take to 37 BIS the most of any dog in the US.