GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse
(Photo by Rhonda Cassidy)
As we continue our review of this past week’s shows we turn our attention to Augusta NJ where the country’s Number Two Dogs All Breeds, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, continued his extraordinary run of wins, adding four more BIS to his 2013 resume. When last we checked in with Matisse and handler Michael Scott, they had just accepted the big rosette at Friday’s Palisades Kennel Club show.
GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box
On Saturday Matisse was judge Peter Green’s Best In Show. Judge Green also liked the American Foxhound, GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box, whom he named Reserved Best In Show. Rounding out the final were the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Rocco’s Collar King Carl XVI Gustaf, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Smash Jp Sakura, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Rinchen’s Blazing Black Icon, and the Briard, GCH CH Deja Vu Mia Cool As A Cucumber.
GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire
At Sunday’s Ramapo Kennel Club final judge Thomas Kirsten chose Matisse and the IWS, Riley, as his top two while the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Exlysta Aries Ciel Noir, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Class Act By Hallsblu, the above named Toy Poodle, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Spotted Bliss Oreo Delight, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Riverside Get Over It.
Matisse brought it home Monday with the RKC’s day two BIS. Judge Joan Goldstein also liked the American Foxhound, Jewel, for her RBIS. Staying all day to watch were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Sentinel, and the previously seen Kerry, Toy Poodle, Tibetan Terrier, & Briard.
The four BIS brings Mattise 2013 BIS total to 70.