Monday, July 8, 2013


GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

In four of the six seasons that we have been bringing you Dog Show Poop, the race has been between two dogs and this season is shaping up to finish that way.  As we reportedyesterday, the Number Two Dog All Breeds, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse, spent last week in New England collecting five BIS and six Working Groups.  The wins were worth better than 5000 points.  One might have thought that this would gain some ground on the Number One Dog, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, who leads all dogs by more than 11,000 points. 

GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell

(Photo by Infocusbymiguel) 

Sky took in three shows in California.  However, the three shows were the Channel City Kennel Club, the Santa Maria Kennel Club, and the Ventura County Dog Fanciers Association, making for one of the largest weekends on the west coast this year.  And, as we have come to expect, Sky swept all three shows.  At Friday’s CCKC final Sky was Paula Niekel’s BIS and the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell, was her RBIS.  Also making the day one final were the Field Spaniel, CH Promenade’s Pay It Forward, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Soquel’s Chocolate Rocks, the Maltese, GCH CH Scylla’s Small Kraft Re-lit, the Keeshond, GCH CH Summerwind’s Rumor Has It, and the Canaan Dog, GCH CH Pleasant Hill Magnum Of Samara.

GCH CH Durandel Bella Donna

Finishing one/two at Saturday’s SMKC show were Sky and the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Durandel Bella Donna.  Joining them in Carl Anderson’s final were the German Shothaired Pointer, GCH CH Dogwdcreek’s La Vita E Belle, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Thaon’s Wall Street, the Great Pyrenees, GCH CH Honor’s Promise Of The Future, the same Maltese, Hank, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Woodstock’s Belle Starr.

GCH CH Dogwdcreek’s La Vita E Belle 
(Photo by Kayla Bertagnolli courtesy of Best In Show Daily)

At Sunday’s VDFA closer, judge Charlotte McGowen would make Sky her Best and the GSP. Belle, her Reserve.  Staying hopeful to the end were the previously seen Bloodhound, Kissy, the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Peace River Silverice Summer Solstice, the Silky Terrier, GCH CH Karisma Heart And Soul, the aforementioned Miniature Poodle, and the returning Australian Shepherd.

The three wins brought Sky around 5100 points, actually increasing her lead slightly over the Portie, Matisse.  Sky and handler Gabriel Rangel now have 34 BIS and 69 Terrier Groups this year.  The question is, "How long can these two sustain this pace?".  You might remember that our top two last year actually picked up the pace after midyear.  Stay tuned.  You don’t want miss any of this.


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