(Photo by Rhonda Cassidy)
Our next report comes in from Freeport IL where the Rockford-Freeport Illinois Kennel Club hosted two shows this past weekend. Frank McCartha had the day one final and his pick of the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Nexus Total Eclipse, the Otterhound, GCH CH Aberdeen’s Under the Influence, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Katon's Eye of the Tiger V Morgnwald, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, CH Shandalee Fireworks, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Baliwick Honey Boo Boo, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Vogelflight’s “Honor” to Pillowtalk, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH McMatt's Autumn Breeze.
Finishing one/two were the Aussie, Breezy, and the Toy Poodle, Honey Boo Boo. It’s the third BIS this year for Breezy and handler Paul Catterson.
Judge Michael Sonse would see the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Ocoee Dsqd With A Vengeance, the Whippet, GCH CH Kamada's New York Minute, the aforementioned Standard Schnauzer, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, GCH CH Cumhill Hell Raiser, the Pomeranian, CH Tab's Scootin' Boomer Of Storm, the previously named Bichon, and the Australian shepherd, Breezy.
Judge Sonse would go with the Springer, George, as his Best and Breezy, the Aussie, as his Reserve. It’s the second BIS this month for George, and his fourth in 12 final appearances this year.