Monday, October 21, 2013


GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 
(Photo by Mike McGuire)

We told you that the Number Two Dog All Breeds, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, was Charles Trotter’s BIS at Friday’s Matoon Kennel Club show in Springfield IL.  We didn’t tell you that ten more of the nation’s Top 100 Dogs All Breeds were also in competition. 

GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Bells Will Be Ringing

Judge Trotter also considered the Golden Retriever, CH Shyan’s Let Freedom Ring, the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Hundeleben Queen’s Armada SL, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH True Blue Madonna, his RBIS, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Bells Will Be Ringing, the Bulldog, GCH CH Mytoys Epic Against the Wind, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH McMatt’s Autumn Breeze.

GCH CH Hundeleben Queen’s Armada SL

While Matisse would quit Springfield and head to Atlanta, there was still plenty of talent left for Friday’s Sandemac Kennel Club’s final.  The seven judge Marilyn Spacht saw were the Vizsla, GCH CH Regal Point Pinnacle Of Kilauea JH, the above named Dachshund, the Newfoundland, GCH CH Pouch Cove’s Seabrook Enough Said, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Allaruth Just Kidding v Sole Baye, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Balliwick Honey Boo Boo, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Jade East Do you Know the Way to San Jose, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Aubrey’s Tails of Mystery.

GCH CH Pouch Cove’s Seabrook Enough Said

Her BIS was the Dachshund, Cheese, and her RBIS was the Newfoundland, Jordan.  It was Cheese’s second BIS in 27 trips to the final ring this year.

CH Amchara Roc Ur World

The Illinois Capitol Kennel Club and judge Jon Cole would close the set on Sunday.  The seven who stayed to the end were the Brittany, GCH CH Star Flight Jumpin Jack Flash OAJ OA RN, the Basset Hound, CH Foxglen Truth Or Consequences, the Great Dane, GCH CH Longo Miller N Lore Diamond Lil, the Miniature Bull Terrier, CH Amchara Roc Ur World, the previously seen Shih Tzu, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, and the same Cardigan.

GCH CH Longo Miller N Lore Diamond Lil

Taking home the last big rosette of the stop was the MiniBull, Ringo.  Collecting the Reserve was the Great Dane, Scout.  It was the first BIS of the year for Ringo .  Congratulations to breeders Betty McCrieght, Julie Grider & Terry Russo, owner Karen Toland, and handler Carlos Puig.


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