Saturday, February 23, 2013


GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire

Our show week is in full swing with 21 shows in six different venues.  Here in the Deep South fanciers are in Hattiesburg MS for four days with the Greater Hattiesburg Kennel Club and the Meri-Miss Kennel Club.  The GHKC was first up on Thursday and they asked Don Rogers to choose his top two dogs.  His options were the Irish Setter, Seafarer's Red Hot And Green, the 15” Beagle, CH K-Run's We Could Have Had It All Around, the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall I Dream of Style, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Sayo's Jai Ho, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Donnchada Angel Wings At Dulcinea, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GrandGables Jolie Victor Ludorum.

CH Sayo's Jai Ho

Best went to the Standard Poodle, Flame.  Reserve was reserved for the Smooth Fox, Tessa.  Flame did not make her 2012 debut until July when she copped three BIS in one weekend in Sedalia MO.  By year’s end she had two more.   Thursday’s win is her second in 11 final appearances this year.

Flame & Tessa would return to the final ring on Friday along with the above named Irish Setter & Sheltie to plead their case with BIS judge Kathleen Grosso.  Joining them were the Whippet, GCH CH Karasar Remberence, the Doberman Pinscher, O's Godiva Dark Demitasse, and the Papillon, GCH CH Fenice Le Boudreaux.

Judge Grosso would select the same two, giving Tessa the BIS and Flame the RBIS.  Tessa is now two for four in the final ring.  Are we seeing a Terrier trend here?

Thursday, February 21, 2013


GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici

Our 2012 Top Ten continue to collect BIS this year. Earlier we told you that last year’s Number One Non-Sporting Dog, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction, picked up the big rosette in Chicago.  Now we hear that 2012’s Number One Working Dog, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici did likewise in Tallahassee FL today.

GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare

Joining FiFi in Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna’s final were the Pointer, GCH CH Solivia's Kalahari Of Marsuz, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Lakeland Terrier, CH Nanhalls Koichi Hi-Kel Terrydale, her RBIS, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Jade East Do You Know The Way To San Jose, and the Briard, CH Majestique Brave Heart.

It was the fifth BIS in 12 final appearances for last year’s Number Three Dog All Breeds.


GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction 
(Photo by Lynda Beam)

850 dogs braved the elements to attend the Park Shore Kennel Club’s opener for the big weekend in Chicago IL.  Carol Spritzer had the day one final and her pick of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, GCH CH Chesastar Hudson Bay RN, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH  Raquel Welch Of Malabo APD, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Oreobay The Secret of Drambuie, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, the Papillon, GCH CH Inolvo The King of Pop, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Karizma’s Ike of Edale.

CH Raquel Welch Of Malabo APD

The Standard Poodle, London, continued his winning ways picking up the BIS while the Rhodesian, Rachel, collected the RBIS.  London and handler Ann Rairigh  now have three BIS in six final appearances this year

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare

Our final report from this past weekend comes in from Lakeland FL and the Sara Bay Kennel Club.  The seen who closed the four day set were the Golden Retriever, CH Magik's Golden Knight, the Whippet, CH Bo-Bett’s Quick Pick, the Siberian Husky, CH Snowmist's Quidditch Seeker, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH LBK's Enuf Talk About Ruby Of Mule Creek, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, the Miniature Poodle, Karadale Clarion Born This Way, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Wolf Creek Galaxy Of Merivern.

GCH CH Wolf Creek Galaxy Of Merivern

Best went to the Country’s Number One Toy Dog, the MinPin, Classie, and Reserve went to the GSD, Galaxy.  It’s the seventh BIS in as many weeks for Classie and owner/handler Armando Angelbello.


GCH CH Saks Winning Card

Here in the Mid-South the dog show action this past weekend was in Camden AR with the South Arkansas Kennel Club.  On Saturday the seven dogs that made it to judge Houston Clarks’s final were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Summits Emery It’s In the Bag, the Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH Del Prados Bar Code, the Boxer, GCH CH Breho Fortuity Shared Treasure, the Lakeland Terrier, GCH CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Fortune Forward, the Maltese, GCH CH Ta-Jons Pawsitively Pawparazzi, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Winning Card, and the Puli, Cordmaker Topsy Turvy.

Cordmaker Topsy Turvy

Day one belonged to the Bichon, Bingo, and the Puli, Charlotte.  It’s the third BIS in six final appearances for Bingo and handler Scott Sommer.  Gotta believe Bingo is a DOG2WATCH.

GCH CH Ta-Jons Pawsitively Pawparazzi

Sunday Pat Mowbray-Morgan would have the same seven, save one, the Mastiff, GCH CH Talamascas Big Cheese.  She would opt for the Puli, Charlotte, and the Maltese, Snapshot.  Charlotte is another collaboration between breeder/owner Sue Huebner, owner Jackie Beaudoin, and handlers Linda & Michael Pitts.  Charlotte is a full sister to 2012’s Number Four Herding Dog, GCH CH Cordmaker Rumpus Bumpus.  Charlotte is already a multi BIS winner in her native Australia with 50 BIS and 25 RBIS.  Our congratulations to Team Charlotte.  We look forward to watching her pile up awards here in the US.