Saturday, May 18, 2013


GCH CH Posey Canyon No Brainer!

This morning we are visiting two Great Plains states for the results on four shows.  The Seward County Kennel Club was in that Nebraska town April 27th & 28th for their two shows.  Saturday’s final featured the Irish Setter, GCH CH Antares Bobby Jones, the Whippet, GCH CH Starline’s Oxford Victim of Love, the Kuvasz, GCH CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Pence, the Parson Russell Terrier, GCH CH Posey Canyon No Brainer!, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Miletree Northern Star at Shirmont, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Vaje’s Jethrene Bodine, and the Rough Collie, Tapestry Dashing Dark’N Silver.

GCH CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Pence 
(Photo by Lynda Beam)

Annella Cooper’s top two were the Parson Russell, Einstein, and the Kuvasz, Tanner.  It’s the first for the five year old Parson.  Congratulations to Jennifer Johnston and owners Russ & Tricia Stanczyk.

Sunday Paula Hartinger would see five of the prior day’s finalists and the King Charles & Ruby English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH LTO Prosperity, and the Border Collie, Tang Dynasty Rocky.  Hear BIS was the Kuvasz and her RBIS was the Irish Setter.  Tanner is the top winning Kuvasz of all time.  This win was his second of the year.

GCH CH LTO Prosperity

Last weekend it was Topeka KS hosting the Sunflower Kennel Club of Olathe.  Day one ended with judge Michele Billings mulling over the Vizsla, GCH CH Regal Point Pinnacle Of Kilauea JH, the 13” Beagle, GCH CH Vinla's LA Ink, the Portuguese Water Dog, CH Driftwoods You Ain’t Seen Nothin Yet, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, GCH CH Cumhill Hell Raiser, the aforementioned Toy Spaniel, the Boston terrier, GCH CH Kennedy's Wild Traveling Man, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, CH Kingsbury Tail Ridge Road.

She chose the Toy Spaniel, Prosperity, as her Best and gave the Reserve to the Staffy Bull, Ollie.  Prosperity and handler Jeff Wright have logged six BIS this year, five in the last 60 days..

GCH CH Cumhill Hell Raise

Ollie and the Vizsla, Mason would be the only two of Saturday’s finalists to return on Sunday to see BIS judge Carmen Battaglia.  Joining them were the Wirehaired Dachshund,  CH Raydachs Ruby Tuesday SW, the Mastiff, GCH CH Jadem’s Oliver Twist, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Xela's Party Hat, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Tramac Just Watchme Shine, and the Rough Collie, St Roch's Moonlight Serenade.  

GCH CH Regal Point Pinnacle Of Kilauea JH

Judge Battaglia liked the two returning dogs, giving Ollie the BIS and Mason the RBIS.  Ollie is the only Staffordshire Bull Terrier to win a BIS this year.  Congratulations to breeder Martin Fitzpatrick, owners  Zane & Shannon Smith, and handler Paul D Catterson.

Friday, May 17, 2013


GCH CH  Hollyhunt Take A Chance On Me

Next we go to New England for reports on five shows in Rhode Island and Connecticut.  Exhibitors were in Richmond RI for the South county Kennel Club’s two shows.  Saturday’s final fell to Robin Stansell.  He chose his top two from the Gordon Setter, GCH CH  Hollyhunt Take A Chance On Me, the Whippet, GCH CH Artemis Hypnotic Opium SC, the Boxer, GCH CH Jacquet's Anne El Encanto, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Class Act By Hallsblu, the Maltese, GCH CH Richelieu's Here Comes Trouble Again, the Dalmatian, Canal-Side´s Imperator, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Dunhill Celebration.

GCH CH Richelieu's Here Comes Trouble Again 
(Photo by Dan Sayers courtesy of Best In Show Daily)

His choices were the Gordon, Winnie, and the Maltese, Keno.  Winnie’s first ever BIS comes after five straight Group Ones and a BISS at the Gordon Setter Club of America’s national specialty in April.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Chris & Mary Hunsinger, co-breeder Alison Rosskamp, and handler Kristyn McCartney.

GCH CH Artemis Hypnotic Opium SC

Sunday’s final judge, Monica Canestrini,  would see five of Saturday’s finalists and the Lakeland Terrier, GCH CH Larspur Acadia Save Me A Spot, and the Briard, GCH CH Deja Vu Mia Cool As A Cucumber.  She, too, would choose the Maltese, Keno, as her RBIS, but her BIS went to the Whippet, Poppy.  The win,  her second in just four final appearances this year, comes a week shy of her second birthday.

GCH CH Beauciel L'Autre Soeur

This past weekend, fanciers endured that uniquely Northeastern  hassle, the split venue, to attend three shows in Connecticut.  The first two were in North Stonington with the St Hubert Kennel Club.  The day one final saw Father Brian Timby mulling over the English Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Blackstone Very Vassar, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Longship's New England Patriot, the Newfoundland, CH Longship's New England Patriot, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Allaruth Just Kidding v Sole Baye, the Havanese, GCH CH Fuzzy Farm Qbin Who's On First, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Beauciel L'Autre Soeur, and the above named Beardie.

GCH CH Allaruth Just Kidding v Sole Baye 

Celebrating her second birthday with a Best In Show was  the Poodle, Pippa,   Collecting the Reserve was the Schnauzer, Justin.  It was the first for Pippa and handler Jason W Bailey.  Congratulations to Jason and breeder/owner Cynthia Crawley.

GCH CH Dunhill Celebration

The seven who stayed over, after everyone else had packed up and headed for Woodstock CT and Sunday’s Windham County Kennel Club show, were the Brittany,  CH Triumphant's As Good As It Gets JH, the Afghan Hound, CH Beaujon Keltic Colors, the Italian Greyhound, GCH CH Maplewood's Aces And Eights , and the previously seen Boxer, Schnauzer, Standard Poodle, and Beardie.  Joy Brewster’s BIS was the Schnauzer, Justin, and  her RBIS was the Beardie, Olivia.  It’s the seventh BIS of the year for the nation’s Number Three Terrier.

 GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire

The following day in Woodstock CT judge Terry Stacy would consider the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire, the Whippet, CH Sporting Fields Heavenly Body, the Great Dane, CH MJM's Hi-Air All Eyes On Me, the Miniature Schnauzer, Justin, the Papillon, GCH CH Wildfire On The Edge, the Bulldog, GCH CH Cherokee Legend Cowboy, and the German Shepherd Dog, Colbyhaus' Dancin' In The Willows.

CH Sporting Fields Heavenly Body

Her top two were her BIS & RBIS were the IWS & Whippet.  It’s the first BIS in ten final appearances for the IWS, Riley.  Congratulations to breeders Colleen McDaniel & Stacy Duncan, owners Tom & Bethany Urban & Gregory M Siner, and handler Richard Krieger.

Thursday, May 16, 2013


GCH CH Saks Winning Card

We return to Texas for reports on the last three weekends.  First from Crosby and the Baytown Kennel Club.  Christie Smith had the judge’s book at the day one final and her pick of the Irish Setter, GCH CH Militza's Glamorous Attire, the Basenji, CH Ahmahr Nahr's Hallelujah Makes A Joyful Noise, the Boxer, CH Breho Fortuity Shared Treasure, the Lakeland Terrier, GCH CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Fortune Forward, the Maltese, GCH CH Rhapsody N Cherub's Oh So Henry, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Winning Card, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Quiche's Infinity And Beyond.

GCH CH Rhapsody N Cherub's Oh So Henry

Her Best was the Bichon, Bingo, and her Reserve was the Maltese, Ohso.    Bingo is the nation’s Number One Bichon and the Number Four Non-Sporting Dog with six BIS.

CH Chesterhope State Of T Art 
(Photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Bingo and the above named Basenji, Lakeland, Maltese, & Bouvier would return on Sunday to see judge Judy Webb.  Joining them were the Pointer, CH Chesterhope State Of T Art, and the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Skansen’s Harvard.  This time the RBIS would go to Bingo and the BIS would fall to the Pointer, Miley. 

The following weekend the action would move to Marshall where the Caddo Kennel Club of  Texas hosted two shows.  At Saturday’s final the Pointer, Miley, would make it two in a row.  Judge Paula Hartinger would select another Rhapsody Maltese as her Reserve, CH Rhapsody's Someone Like You.  Rounding out the final seven were the aforementioned  Saluki, GCH CH Issabaa’s Gogothegold, the Leonburger, Kalahari's Call To Attention, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Sayo's Jai Ho, the  Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Jade East Do You Know The Way To San Jose, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Harmony Hill’s Money Talks.

CH Rhapsody's Someone Like You

The two wins gives Miley seven BIS on the year.  Look for her to really move up in the rankings after the summer’s big shows in Texas.

Sunday judge Robert Hall would see the Pointer, Miley, the Ibizan Hound, CH Serandida East So Bigstar, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, GCH CH Derby's Toast with Gusto, the West Highland White Terrier, TullyBloom's Classified Credendials, Saturday’s RBIS, the Maltese, Adele, the previously seen Shar-Pei, Jose, and the same Australian Shepherd, Cash.

He would choose the Shar-Pei, Jose, as his Best and Adele, the Maltese, as his Reserve.  Jose is the country’s Number Three Non-Sporting Dog with three big BIS.

CH Pocket's Ameci

This past weekend Texan exhibitors gathered in Denton for the hometown kennel club’s shows.  The seven dogs that made it to Alane Gomez’ final on day one were the Golden Retriever, CH Vanreel's There Goes My Money CD, the Whippet, GCH CH Starline's Oxford Victim Of Love, the Mastiff, GCH CH Willow Ridges Risky Business, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Dogwood’s Treasure Hunter, the Pug, CH Pocket's Ameci, the Keeshond, Ruttkay Chance, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, CH Riverside Telltail Coco Posh.

The two that caught judge Gomez eye were her BIS, the Pug, Ameci, and her RBIS, the Golden, Token.  It’s  the first BIS for the 22 month old dog.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Rosemary Robles, owner Jane Bale-Woodside, and handler Brooke Young.

GCH CH Involo The King Of Pop

Five of Saturday’s finalist would be joined by the Boxer, CH Breho Fortuity Shared Treasure, and the Papillon, GCH CH Involo The King Of Pop, on Sunday to plead their case with BIS judge Nelson Huber. 

CH Breho Fortuity Shared Treasure

It would be the two newcomers who would succeed.  The Papillon, Jackson, would collect the BIS and the Boxer, Milee.  Jackson now has four BIS on his 2013 resume.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


GCH CH Steinhaus Maxim Courage RN

We don’t have many shows in the Mountain Time Zone, but fanciers have had the opportunity to pick up points and visit some of the country’s most impressive landscapes these past two weeks.

The Intermountain Kennel Club and the Utah Valley Kennel Club teamed up to host four shows May 2-5 in South Jordan UT near Salt Lake City.  The Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Steinhaus Maxim Courage RN, would take both of  the IKC’s BIS on Thursday and Friday.  On day judge Sonny Ambrosio preferred  Max to the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Hil-N-Don & Canyonwood Seemore Of Me, the Harrier, GCH CH Downhome Hitech Innovator, the Welsh Terrier, CH Malvado Devil Woman, the Pekingese, CH Oakhill's Caught Red Handed, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH  Del Zarzoso Salvame From Afterglow, and his RBIS, the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Thunderhill's Apple Bottom Jeans.

CH Full Throttle's Bis-cuit Eater!

Friday judge James Noe pulled Max and the Border Terrier, CH Full Throttle's Bis-cuit Eater! as her Best and Reserve.  He might have chosen the Golden Retriever, the Greyhound,  CH Windrock Wild Wood Weed SC FCH, the above named Peke, the Schipperke, GCH CH Bonchien Cedric The Entertainer, and the Smooth Collie, GCH CH Travlers Pierce Arrow.

The two wins were the first this year for Max and handler Bill McFadden.  Congratulations to Bill, breeder Heather Pedersen, and owners Donald & Dorla Morse.

GCH CH Cottonwood Versace at Coreymore

The UVKC took over on Saturday and put Wanda Spediacci in the final ring with the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Collaboration with Traddles, the Whippet, GCH CH Cottonwood Versace at Coreymore, the Standard Schnauzer, Max, the previously seen Welsh Terrier, Peke, & Schipperke, and the Rough Collie, Windcrest Blown Away. 

GCH CH Clussexx Collaboration with Traddles 
(Photo by Kayla Brtagnolli ourtesy of Best In Show Daily)

Her BIS was the Whippet, Gianni, and her RBIS was the Clumber, Seymour.    It was also the first BIS for the 20 month old dog.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Harriet Vincent and owner Sue Carbajal.

GCH CH Downhome Hitech Innovator

Robert Caswell had the closer in South Jordan on Sunday and his pick of the now familiar Clumber, Harrier, Schnauzer, & Welsh Terrier, the Pekingese, GCH CH Dunkirk Imagine That, the American Eskimo Dog, CH Sierra's Hallmark, and the Shetland Sheepdog, Barwoods Affair Of The Heart.

It was the Harrier, Chet, taking home the set’s last big rosette.  Reserve went to the Eskie, Bentley. 

CH Aleph American Idol

For the past four days Chet and around 1400 other dogs have been in Albuquerque NM with the Rio Honda Kennel Club and the Coronado Kennel Club of New Mexico.  The RHKC had the first two days and they closed day one with Sari Brewster Tietjen in the final ring.  Joining her were the Clumber, Seymour, the Harrier, Chet, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Ecko Ridge's Big Easy Fast And Furious, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Kelwyn's History In The Making, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Tamarin Tarheel, the Standard Poodle, CH Aleph American Idol, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect.

Her Best was the Poodle, Simon, and her Reserve was Chet, the Harrier.  Simon picks up his first AKC BIS after collecting one of the most prestigious wins in dogdom, the Best of Breed at the 2013 national Specialty of the Poodle Club of America last month.  Simon has returned home after a successful European campaigned including the Best of Breed at Crufts in 2012.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Betty Brown, co-breeder Jacquelyn Cohen, owner Paula Morgan, and handler Charlotte Sandell.

GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

At the RHKC’s Sunday redux, Lorraine Boutwell would welcome back Seymour, Chet, Simon, & the OES, Swagger.  They were joined by the Samoyed, Polar Mist Cruz'n Zhivago's Party, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky,  and the Pomeranian, CH AC Dynasty Dream Works.  Simon would accept the Reserve ribbon, and the country’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Wire, Sky, would collect the Best In Show.  The little engine that could picks up her 25th  BIS of the year

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect

The CKCNM took over on Monday and asked Dr Gerard Penta to look over the now previously seen Harrier, Wire Fox, Standard Poodle, & OES, the Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome, the Dogue de Bordeaux, GCH CH Evergreen's Rub My Belly At Rising Star, and the Maltese, CH Rhapsody's Someone Like You.  This time Sky would receive the RBIS, while the OES, Swagger, would pick up his fourth BIS of the season.  Swagger is the nation’s Number One Herding Dog.

Wrapping up the four days in the land of enchantment was judge Robert Boothe.  The seven who stayed late last night were the now familiar Harrier, Wire Fox, & OES, the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Ventures Boys N Toys, the Samoyed, CH Magellan's Only Connect, the Pug, GCH CH Winsome-Nirvana-Blaque Triple Play, and the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Vaje’s Jethrene Bodine.  Once again it would be the Harrier, Chet, closing with a BIS and Swagger, the OES, would add yet another RBIS to his famous collection.  Chet is the country’s Number Two Hound with four BIS this year and enough group wins to make him the Number 13 Dog All Breeds.