CH Jacquet's Annie El Encanto
We have had several opportunities for exhibitors all over New York state these past week. Two weeks ago there were three shows in New Paltz NY, 90 minutes due north of Manhattan, hosted by the Wallkill Kennel Club, the Shawangunk Kennel Club, and the Mid-Hudson Kennel Association. On day one the seven dogs who made it to judge Sonny Ambrosio’s final were the Labrador Retriever, CH Frakari's Katydid, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Exlysta Aries Ciel Noir, the Boxer, CH Jacquet's Annie El Encanto, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Class Act By Hallsblu, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Tupelo Axel Rose Br, the Schipperke, GCH CH De LaMer Point Break, and the Shetland Sheepdog, Mercury's Scene Stealer.
GCH CH De LaMer Point Break
Grabbing the opener’s BIS was the Boxer, Annie. The RBIS went to the Schipperke, Surfer. It was the first BIS in seven final appearances this year for Annie and handler Carmen Skinner. Congratulations to Carmen, breeders Linda Cassella, Carol Shea, & Rick Tomita, and owners Dave & Nancy Sparks.
GCH CH Class Act By Hallsblu
Thomas Parrotti had Friday’s final for the Shawangunk Kennel Club and his pick of the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Starfield's Army Strong V Bulkley JH, the same Afghan Hound, Ryder, the Siberian Husky, CH Snowfire's Holy Moses, the same, Kerry, Blu, the Papillon, GCH CH Wildfire On The Edge, a Standard Poodle from the classes, Saphire's Black Ice, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Milas Latin Fever.
GCH CH Wildfire On The Edge
(Photo by Megan Cloudman)
The Kerry, Blu, collected the Best In Show and the Papillon, Cliff, took home the Reserve. It was the second this year for Blue in ten final attempts. Blu is the only Kerry to win a BIS this year.
GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire
The Mid-Hudson Kennel Association had the coveted Saturday date. Judge Sari Tietjen had the final. The seven she considered were the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire, the Afghan, Ryder, a Newfoundland, Pouch Cove's Southwind Edge Of Glory, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Charthill Top Billing, the Schipperke, Surfer, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Crofton Fat Chance.
Her Best was the IWS, Riley, and her Reserve was the not yet two year old Newfoundland. Riley is the country’s Number One Irish Water Spaniel and Number Three Sporting Dog with four BIS and 21 Sporting groups.
Meanwhile the Genesee Valley Kennel Club was in Rush NY, just south of Lake Erie and Rochester NY, for their two shows. On Saturday judge Jack Ireland saw the Irish Setter, GCH CH Northwoods First Reign, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Scaramouche Show Must Go On, the Akita, GCH CH CR Wicca’s Trade Secret, the Smooth Fox Terrier, Absolutely Lost, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Hampton Court’s Charlie at Legend, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Jaboa’s Second to None, and an Australian Shepherd, Hearthside Big & Rich.
Judge Ireland liked the Irish Setter, Reign, for his BIS and the Akita, Trader, for his RBIS. It was the first BIS for Reign, the nation’s Number One Irish Setter, and Number Seven Sporting Dog, in 17 trips to the final ring this season. Congratulations to breeders/owners Rebecca & Jeff Arch, co-breeders Sharon Reilly & L Sommers, and owners Don & Nancy Keane.
GCH CH Rosewood's Royal Flush
Reign would be back on Sunday to plead his case with Ken Buxton. He was joined by the Norwegian Elkhound, GCH CH Tioka's American Ride, the Newfoundland, GCH CH Rosewood's Royal Flush, the same Smooth Fox, the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, CH Chaseland's Howard Glodek, a Standard Poodle from the classes, Stonehaus Duchess Of Coolsville, and the above named Australian Shepherd.
It would be the Newfoundland, Charles, getting the big rosette, and Reign getting the reserve ribbon. It was Charles’ first BIS in just three visits to the BIS ring this year. Congratulations to breeder/owner Michelle Morris, and handler Sam Mammano.
GCH CH Kan Sing Tenzin
This past weekend New Yorkers headed to Bainbridge NY, three hours northwest of Manhattan, for three shows hosted by the Kanadasaga Kennel Club, the Del-Otse-Nango Kennel Club, and the Chenango Valley Kennel Club. The KKC was up first on Thursday with Brian Meyer in the final ring with the Irish Setter, CH Evergreen Good Intentions, the Smooth Dachshund, CH R'Hill's Total Knockout MS, the Boxer, GCH CH Hi Tech The King of Sherry Shoot Jp, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Class Act By Hallsblu, the Pekingese, GCH CH Yakee’s Easily Persuaded, the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Kan Sing Tenzin, and the Briard, GCH CH Deja Vu Mia Cool As A Cucumber.
GCH CH Deja Vu Mia Cool As A Cucumber
Judge Meyer went with the Tibbie, Tenzin, as his Best and the Briard, Dill, as his Reserve. Tenzin is the US’ Number One Tibetan Spaniel, and the Number Eight Non-Sporting Dog with two BIS and 28 Non-Sporting Groups.
Tenzin and the Peke, Rodger were the only two of Thursday’s finalists to make it back to the last ring. Rounding out Bev Capstick’s seven were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Sentinel, the Borzoi, GCH CH Raynbo’s Run For The Roses, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Snowmist's Quicksilver Speigas, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Dogwood Treasure Hunter, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgables The Frat Boy.
And it would be Rodger and Tenzin finishing one/two. Rodger is the Number One Pekingese and the Number Four Toy Dog in America with six BIS and 30 toy Groups.
GCH CH Snowmist's Quicksilver Speigas
At Saturday’s CVKC show Nancy Bodine would consider the previously seen Springer, the Longhaired Dachshund, CH Dachsadore Isle Degrand Best Man, the aforementioned Siberian, the West Highland White Terrier, CH Deerhaven Hez Justin Kredible at Orion, the Peke, Rodger, the Tibbie, Tenzin, and the Australian Shepherd, Kinnebrook Safe At Home.
GCH CH Cerise Sentinel
Judge Bodine would name the Husky, Fizzy, her BIS and the Springer, Cerutti, as her RBIS. It’s the second BIS in ten final appearances for Fizzy and handler Tim Terella.