GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor
(Photo by Gay Glazbrrok)
More than half of the Devon Dog Show Association’s 2100 entries today were in the Terrier Group on this, the eve of the Terrier Super Bowl, the Montgomery County Kennel Club show. Once again the real focus was on the breed competition with many of some of the country’s top Terriers failing to make it out of the breed. In one of the most dramatic turn of events, the nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, pulled from the breed ring, sending the Wire Fox, CH Crispy Legacy forward to the final ring.
Judge William de Villeneuve’s top four Terriers were the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Wire Fox, Sparky, and the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s To Russia With Love.
GCH CH Whistlestop's Riley on Fire
Today’s final was in the hands of one of AKC’s best known Terrier men, Clay Coady. In addition to the Welsh Terrier, Jennie, his options were the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop'sRiley on Fire, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Kenro’s Witching Hour, the Papillon, GCH CH Wildfire on the Record, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Luminary Black Velvet Bejeweled with Pearls, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgables The Frat Boy.
It was the US’ Number Three Terrier, the Welsh, Jennie, picking up the big win. Reserve went to the IWS, Riley. Today’s win is Jennie’s 15th of the year and is big enough to put her on the door step of the Top Ten Dogs All Breeds.