Friday, December 6, 2013


GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 
(Photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Our countdown to the end of the show season has begun.  Yesterday’s Starved Rock Kennel Club’s day one show in Wheaton IL kicked off eleven straight days of all breed shows culminating in the year’s largest event, the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando FL.  The day ended with the nation’s Number Two Dog All Breeds, the Portuguese Water  Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, adding the SRKC BIS to his game leading total.

GCH CH Goldsands Columbus 
(Photo by Lynda Beam)

Joining Matisse and handler Michael Scott in judge Paula Nykiel’s final were the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, GCH CH Chesastar Hudson Bay RN, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Raquel Welch Of Malabo APD, the RBIS, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Goldsands Columbus, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Baliwick Honey Boo Boo, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Vogelflight’s “Honor” To Pillowtalk, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgables The Frat Boy.

Matisse now leads the country’s Number One Dog, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, in BIS, 89 to 83.  With just ten more days in the season, it seems that Matisse is a lock for Show Dog Of The Year.


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