We often hear that the average dog does not have a chance at an AKC show. However, fanciers at today’s Grand River Kennel Club show in Madison OH saw a 21 month old Irish Wolfhound from the classes take today’s BIS. Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna also liked the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy spaniel, GCH CH Loujon Thornwood Little Jacob. The two took their awards over Nest In Show winning competition including the Weimaraner, GCH CH Doc N Camelot's Heaven Can Wait, the Newfoundland, CH Cypress Bay's Big Sur, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Shaireab's Bayleigh Maid Of Honor, the Standard Poodle, CH Ale Kai Hillwood Celebration, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Fairway High Maintenance.
The Canadian champion is no sleeper. He has not won a BIS and has won only one Working Group up north this year, ranking Number 352 in the Canadian All Breed Rankings. Nonetheless, today’s spectators could not have been too surprised as he took the top prize at yesterday’s Cuyahoga Valley Hound Association limited breed show. Congratulations to breeder Ragine Vandamme and owner Judith Ryan. We would love to have a photo of this guy to show our readers. Know where we can get one?