Saturday, July 20, 2013

IT'S HEAVYWEIGHT DAY IN HOUSTON



GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

The drama continued today in Houston Texas where the Beaumont Kennel Club took over on the biggest day of the five day Reliant Series of Dog Shows.  The drama started early with the Working Group judging where a group full of BIS winners slugged it out.  Judge Robert Schreve would send the spectacular Black Great Dane, GCH CH Longo Miller N Lore Diamond Lil, forward to the final ring, while yesterday’s BIS winner, the nation's Number Two Dog, the Protuguese water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek's Impression de Matisse, left with a Group Two ribbon.

In the Hound Group, the Number Two, Four, & Five Hounds faced off.  Judge Dana Cline considered the Harrier, GCH CH Downhome Hitech Innovator, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, and the Saluki, GCH CH Sandstorm Blue Nile Bubbles of Jatara before sending the Saluki forward.   Bubbles, would join, the Great Dane, Scout, the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Collaboration with Traddles, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, the Pekingese, GCH CH Yakee Easily Persuaded, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Winning Card, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Wolf Creek Galaxy of  Merivern, in Charles Trotter’s Final.

GCH CH Yakee Easily Persuaded

Judge Trotter would choose AKC’s Number One Dog all Breeds, the Wire, Sky, as his Best In Show and the Peke, Rodger, as his Reserve.  The win will keep the status quo in the rankings for the moment, but there is still a hefty prize to be taken at tomorrow’s Galveston County Kennel Club show.  Check back with us tomorrow and we will tell you where our Top Dogs stand.

ONE WE FORGOT IN ILLINOIS



CH Southchase’s Wilbert Roy

As we sit here ringside in Houston we realize that we never told you that yesterday’s BIS winner, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse, was also Best at last Sunday’s Kishwaukee Kennel Club in Belvidere IL.  Reserve to Matisse was the Black & Tan Coonhound, CH Southchase’s Wilbert Roy.  Rounding out judge Carolyn Taylor’s final were the English Setter, GCH CH Aerden’s Pretty In Pink JH, the Australian Terrier, GCH CH Temora Ri Diercc, the Pug, GCH CH Hill country’s Tag I’m It, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin’s Hearts on Fire, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Anne-Isle Ingo V Kenlyn.

FOXHOUND TAKES TWO





GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box 
(Photo by Kayla Bertagnolli courtesy of BISD)

Not all the countries Top Ten Dogs are here in Houston.  The Number Six Dog, the American Foxhound, GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box, is in Centre Hall PA where she has already logged two BIS, taking both Thursday’s and Friday’s Chambersburg Area Kennel Club shows.

GCH CH Stargazer N Wingfield Time Will Tell

Joining Jewel and breeder/owner/handler Lisa Miller in Karen Wilson’s final were the RBIS, the  English Setter, GCH CH Stargazer N Wingfield Time Will Tell, the Boxer, GCH CH Hi-Tech The King Of Sherry Shoot Jp, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH  Invercrest Surely Why Not, the Pug, GCH CH Hill country Tag I’m It, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Karizma’s Ike of Edale.

GCH CH Camcrest Andsurely Jasmine

Friday James Noe preferred Jewel to the West Highland White Terrier, GCH CH Camcrest Andsurely Jasmine, whom he preferred over the Pointer, GCH CH Chesterhope Miss D’Arcy, the same Boxer, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Bells Will Be Ringing, the Tibetan Spaniel, and the abovementioned GSD.

Jewel now has 24 BIS and 66 Hound Groups.  We will wait until all the weekend’s numbers are in to tell you if Jewel moves back into the Top Five.

Friday, July 19, 2013

HOUSTON SHOWDOWN



GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse

Today’s Houston Kennel Club show had several exciting competitions throughout the day and it was all capped off with a spectacular final that saw our Top Two Dogs All breeds in a  face off.  Judge Dr Robert Smith considered the English Cocker Spaniel, CH Foxwood’s Dublin Diva, the Harrier, GCH CH Downhome Hitech Innovator, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, the Pekingese, GCH CH Yakee Easily Persuaded, the Bulldog, GCH CH Mytoys Epic Against the Wind, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect.

GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky 
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

And our Number One and Two finished Two and One, with the Portie, Matisse, taking the BIS, and the Wire, Sky taking the RBIS.  The win brings Matisse’s  BIS total this year to 43, nine more than the Wire, Sky.  However, Sky still leads Matisse by around 10,000 points in the traditional rankings.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

BACK2BACK BIS IN FL & OH



GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare

Two more dogs followed their Saturday BIS performances with another on Sunday.  The nation’s Number Three Dog All Breeds, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, was in West Palm Beach where she took both BIS at the Jupiter-Tequesta Dog Club shows.  As we told you here Classie was judge Thomas Daniels Best on Saturday. 

GCH CH Raintree Erinwood Dixie For Heaven's Sake

Sunday Classie impressed judge Dan Cline more than did the Great Dane, GCH CH Raintree Erinwood Dixie For Heaven's Sake, who impressed him more than did the English Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Fieldstone Carousel Hell's Kitchen, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Hunter's Ridge Sure Shot By Kwetu, the Great Dane, GCH CH Raintree Erinwood Dixie For Heaven's Sake, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Goodtime Charlie, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Bandog's Major League Homerun At TX Star, or the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Jesstar Nirvana.  Classie now has 36 BIS in 66 final appearances, as she continues to gain on the Number Two Dog All Breeds. 

GCH CH Sahireab Bayleigh Maid of Honor
(Photo by Gay Glazbrook)

The Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Sahireab Bayleigh Maid of Honor, got her two big rosettes at the Ashtabula Kennel Club and the Grand River Kennel Club shows in Madison OH this weekend.  You can read our report on Saturday’s show here. 

GCH CH Jamelle’s Aristocrat v Elba

Sunday Jennie and handler Luis Abreu were joined in David Miller’s final by the Weimaraner, CH Doc N' Camelot's Heaven Can Wait, the Treeing Walker Coonhound, GCH CH Alexanders Gold Rush Xcetera, the RBIS, the Saint Bernard, GCH CH Jamelle’s Aristocrat v Elba, the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, the Keeshond, Nightwind's Holy Smoke, and the Pyrenean Shepherd, CH La Brise Renardette.  Jennie is AKC’s Number Three Terrier with ten BIS and 34 Terrier Groups.