Sunday, July 21, 2013


GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire

This is a light show weekend with just 17 all breed shows in six different locations.  Last week we had 43 all breed shows at 15 different sites.  The week is already over in Stormville NY where the Putnam Kennel Club started their two days on Friday.

Gene Blake’s final were the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Heavenly Body, the Rottweiler, Eis Haus Ivy League Big Red CD, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Class Act By Hallsblu, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Smash Jp Sakura, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Mikamoto, and the Briard, GCH CH Lighting Strike El Xargall. 

GCH CH Smash Jp Sakura 
(Photo by Krista Droop)

His top two were the IWS, Riley, and the Toy Poodle, Sakura.  Riley is the country’s Number One Irish Water Spaniel and Number Three Sporting Dog with ten BIS this year.  The question is how close is she to a Top Ten berth.  Check back with us mid-week and we will tell you.

Riley and the above named Rottweiler, Standard Poodle, & Briard would all be back on Saturday to see BIS judge Ken Murray along with the Afghan Hound, CH Scaramouche Show Must Go On, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Sheaman’s Son Of A Irishman, and the Italian Greyhound, GCH CH GDM Zenyatta at Lakeridge. 

Saturday Riley would play bridesmaid to the Standard Poodle, who would take the BIS.   It’s the first BIS for the two year old bitch.  Congratulations to breeder Cindy Rochow, owner Robert McL Smith III, and handler Kaz Hosaka.


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