Thursday, October 3, 2013


GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

Today’s Hatboro Dog Club lived up to all of the advance press.  Sunny skies prevailed and a huge entry of Skyes showed up.  In fact, almost 1000 Terriers showed up, including every one of the Top Ten Terriers. 

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse
(Photo  by Lynda Beam)

Judge Keke Kahn’s final included three of the country’s Top Five Dogs All Breeds, the Number One Dog, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, the Number Two Dog, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, and the Number Five Dog, the American Foxhound, GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box.  Rounding out the final were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Mario n Beechwoods Midnight Express, the Toy Fox Terrier, GCH CH Dejavu’s Big Dog Daddy, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Luminary Black Velvet Bejeweled with Pearls, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Pine Hill’s Payday of Hayshill. 

Finishing one/two were the nation’s one and two, the Wire Fox, Sky, and the Portie, Matisse.  Not only did Sky have to face Top Ten competition in the BIS ring, she had to get past several of the nation's Top Terriers in the group.  Finishing Group Two was AKC's Number Two Terrier and Number Seven Dog All Breeds, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Goldsands Columbus.  Group three was theNumber Five Terrier, the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Yarrow’s Venerie Ticket to Ride, and Group Four was the Number Nine Terrier, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Joval Angel’s Whisper.

It was Sky’s 99th career BIS and her 60th this year.  More importantly, the win gives Sky a likely insurmountable of over 14,000 points on the rest of the field.  Is a Christmas miracle possible?


  1. For the big all breed shows this weekend, could you post the four terrier group placements, would be more interesting, thanks.