Friday, June 7, 2013


GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

The country’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, move closer to making that status permanent by taking today’s Lake County Kennel Club Best In Show, the second installment of Woofstock’s four offerings.  The win was worth 1622 points, good enough to increase Sky’s lead over the rest of the Top Ten to better than 13,000 dogs defeated.

Sky was not the only finalist from yesterday to return to Robert Slay’s final.  The Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Collaboration with Traddles, the Japanese Chin, GCH CH Victory Spencer, & the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Del Zarzoso Salvame From Afterglow, were all back for a second try.  They were joined by the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Sleepy Hollow Carolina Special, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Lowdown Remys Girl V Ardenhout, and the timely named Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Woodstock’s Belle Star, who also took the Reserve spot.

GCH CH Woodstock’s Belle Star

While Sky’s lead may look insurmountable, we hasten to point out that last year at this time the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova, trailed the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici, by 3500 points.  By the end of the year, the Springer lead the Doberman by 28,000 points, a turnaround of more than 31,000 points, in six months.  That’s more than twice the lead Sky currently hold.  As we always say, don’t bet the lunch money.  There’s still lots more of to come this year.


GCH CH Saks Winning Card

Judy Webb had the final at the Calcasieu Kennel Club’s Thursday opener for the four day set in Lake Charles LA.  The seven dogs she considered were the English Setter, GCH CH Set'R Ridge's Dirty Dancing, the Saluki, Appalachia's Allamyrra Hajji, the Mastiff, GCH CH Willow Ridges Risky Business, the Norwich Terrier, Thunderwood's First Robin Of Spring, the Papillon, GCH CH Involo The King Of Pop, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Winning Card, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Aubrey’s Tails of Mystery.

GCH CH Involo The King Of Pop

The two she chose were the Bichon, Bingo, and the Papillon, Jackson.  The Bichon Frise breed competition is one of the more interesting this year.  Bingo is currently the Number Two Bichon and Number Eight Non-Sporting Dog with seven all breed Bests and 17 Non-Sporting Groups.  We will see where he is after the four show set is complete.


GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse 
(Photo by Eric Basile)

The Number Two Dog All Breeds, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse, is in Midland MI trying to reduce the margin between him and the Number One Dog, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, who is here with US at Woofstock.  Matisse and Sky both picked up at BIS yesterday.

Matisse got his at the Midland Michigan Kennel Club’s day one show under Dr Robert Smith.  Dr Smith also liked the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, who got the RBIS.  Rounding out the final were the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Raquel Welch Of Malabo APD, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Goldsands Columbus, the Papillon, JC's Bud Lite, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey.

GCH CH Mt View’s Silver Charm

BIS judge Patricia Laurans would see it the same way placing the Portie first and the GWP second, at the MMKC’s day two show, after considering the Treeing Walker Coonhound, GCH CH Alexanders Gold Rush Xcetera, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Broxden Waybroke Halstan Heritage, the Pomeranian, CH Char’s Hotter Than Hot, the same Standard Poodle, Flame, and the previously seen Puli, Charlotte.

Much to Matisse’s frustration the entry in Michigan is too small to allow him to gain ground on Sky.  To quote Noah, “How long can you tread water?” or was that Bill Cosby?


GCH CH McMagic's Candied Ham Of Pebbles'Run

Before we tell you about what’s happening on day two here at Woofstock, let’s look at what’s happening elsewhere in the US.

Eastern fanciers were first in the ring at the Saw Mill River Kennel Club show in Yorktown Heights NY.  The seven that made it to Peggy Haas’ final were the Gordon Setter, GCH CH Sandpiper's Castles in the Air, the Borzoi, GCH CH Greyhaven This Rough Magic SC, the amoyed, GCH CH McMagic's Candied Ham Of Pebbles Run, the Lakeland Terrier, GCH CH Larkspur Acadia Save Me a Spot, the Maltese, GCH CH Richelieu's Here Comes Trouble Again, the Dalmatian, CH Erin’s I’m Your Man, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgables The Frat Boy. 

GCH CH Greyhaven This Rough Magic SC

Taking the set first BIS was the Sammie, Candie.  Getting the RBIS was the Borzoi, Aidan.  Candie is the nation’s Number One Sammie and the Number Seven Working Dog with two BIS and 11 Working Groups so far this year.

GCH CH Exlysta Aries Ciel Noir

The seven judge Carol Reisman would see an all new seven at today’s Taconic Hills Kennel Club final, the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Sentinel, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Exlysta Aries Ciel Noir, the Great Pyrenees, GCH CH Guardenia’s Splish Splash, the Irish Terrier, CH Gingerbread’s Dark and Stormy, the Papillon, GCH CH Wildfire on the Edge, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Diva’s Bastille My Heart, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Dunhill Celebration.

GCH CH Wildfire on the Edge

The two walking away with awards were the Afghan, Ryder, and the Papillon, Cliff.  Ryder Now has four BIS, all in the last four weekends.  What can we say, but Dog2Watch?  Congratulations  to breeders/owners Perry Rooks & Christine Anderson-Smith, owner/handler & Phil Schafmayer, and owner Sharon Ferraro.