We last checked in with the Mid-Atlantic on Friday when we told you that the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Acadia’s Stage Presence was judge Tom Ward’s BIS at the Laurel Highlands Kennel Association show.
GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls
The Upper Potomac Valley Kennel Club had the Saturday and Sunday spots, choosing judge Rodney Herner to do the day one final. His seven hopefuls were the Pointer, GCH CH Chesterhope Miss D’Arcy, the Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH Legibach Captain Crunch SW, the Saint Bernard, GCH CH Jamelle’s Aristocrat V Elba CGC RN, the Pug, CH Warpug Black and Blue Reme, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls, and the Pyrenean Shepherd, GCH CH La Brise Sun Bear.
GCH CH Chesterhope Miss D’Arcy
Grabbing the BIS was the Shar-Pei, Tinsel, and collecting the RBIS was the Pointer, Miss Darcy. Tinsel is AKC’s Number One Chinese Shar-Pei and Number Six Non-Sporting Dog with six BIS and 36 Non-Sporting Groups.
GCH CH Alexanders Gold Rush Xcetera
Tinsel, the Pointer, Miss D’Arcy, and the Pug, Reme, would be the only of Saturday’s finalists to see judge Charles Olvis at the PVKC’s closer on Sunday. Joining them in the final ring were the Treeing Walker Coonhound, GCH CH Alexanders Gold Rush Xcetera, the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Samaljankan’s I’m The One At Nyrakym, the Border Terrier, CH Orangebox Firecracker, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Ha’Penny Mirimar The Fab Fawn.
CH Warpug Black and Blue Reme
Judge Olvis’ Top Two were the Coonhound, Xcetera, and the Pug, Reme. It’s the first BIS in 17 final appearances this year for Xcetera and owner/handler Amanda Alexander. It is also the first by a Treeing Walker Coonhound since the breed’s admission to AKC conformation in 2012. A big congratulations to Amanda and breeder Eugene Hull.