Our show week began yesterday in upstate New York, in the town of Romulus NY. The Onondaga Kennel Association opened the four day Wine Country Circuit, putting judge Anne Katona in the final ring. The cluster has the week’s largest entries, nearly 7000 dogs entered in the regular classes.
The seven she saw were the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, GCH CH Chesastar Hudson Bay RN, the 15” Beagle, Daniel Boon Pelaez, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Yarrow Venerie Ticket to Ride, the Pekingese, GCH CH Yakee Easily Persuaded, the Standard Poodle, CH Dawin Wildrose Raisin' The Stakes, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey.
The two she chose were her BIS, the Portie, Matisse, and her RBIS, the Beagle, Spyder. Matisse is the nation’s Number One Working Dog and Number two Dog All Breeds with 61 BIS and 95 Working Groups. A good performance this weekend could make a major dent in the Number One Dog’s lead.