Saturday, November 2, 2013


GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare 
(Photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

They say "Man Bites Dog" is news.  In the show world it is news when our Top Two Dogs All Breeds fail to win a Best In Show.  Yesterday saw our Top Two both finish behind a couple of Great Danes.  The nation’s Number Two Dog, the Portuguese Water Dog, was judge Patricia Hess’ Working Group Two behind the Great Dane, GCH GHDD Seamus Lord of The Dance, at Friday’s Tidewater Kennel Club Of Virginia show in Virginia Beach VA. 

GCH CH Militza’s My Cherie Amour

Joining Seamus in judge Terry Stacy’s final were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Militza’s My Cherie Amour, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner's International S'Cess, the West Highland White Terrier, CH Glenns Monte Carlo, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Kan Sing Tenzin, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Ha’Penny Mirimar The Fab Fawn.

Judge Stacy would go with the country’s Number Three Dog, the MinPin, Classie, as his BIS and the Irish Setter, Adele, as his RBIS.  It was the 53rd BIS in 104 trips to the final ring this year for AKC’s winningest Miniature Pinscher in history.

GCH CH Longo Miller n Lore Diamond Lil

In Fort Wayne IN the US’ Number One Dog All Breeds, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky would be judge Christina Hubbell’s RBIS behind the Great Dane, GCH CH Longo Miller n Lore Diamond Lil, at Friday’s Sturgis Kennel Club show.

GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

Judge Hubbell also considered the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Dixieland Dutchess, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Bells Will Be Ringing, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s Deck The Halls, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgables The Frat Boy.

Scout, AKC’s Number Nine Dog All Breeds, is the top winning Great Dane of all time with 38 career BIS.  She has 21 BIS and 45 Working Groups this year.


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