GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky
(photo by Infocusbymiguel)
We start our Monday Mop Up in Montgomery AL where the nation’s Number One Dog, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, is hurdling toward the end of the season with laser beam intensity. Sky picked up her 80th BIS of the year, winning Sunday’s Cahaba Valley Kennel Club show.
GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare
Challenging Sky for judge Col Joe Purkhiser’s attention were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Militza’s My Cherie Amour, the Greyhound, GCH CH GrandCru Phelps Insignia, the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall I Dream of Style, his Reserve winner, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Bandog Major League Homerun at TX Star, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgables Jolie Victor Ludorum CC.
GCH CH Flessner's International S'Cess
The win puts Sky within four shows of the BIS leader, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse. Matisse, the Number Two Dog based on dogs defeated, was in West Friendship MD where he joined judge Patricia Hess final at Sunday’s Upper Marlboro Kennel Club.
Judge Hess also considered the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Stelor’s Royalty Remembered, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner's International S'Cess, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s From Russia With Love, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Tupelo Axel Rose BR, the Lowchen, GCH CH Paceaway Play It Again, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect.
GCH CH McVan’s From Russia With Love
Judge Hess’ top two were the Bloodhound, Nathan, and the Scottie, Knopa. It was the third BIS in 18 final appearances this year for Nathan and handler Heather Helmer.