Saturday, August 17, 2013


GCH CH Doc N Camelot's Heaven Can Wait

Dana Cline was in Fitchburg MA today to judge the final of today’s Wachusett Kennel Club show.  The seven that competed for his favor were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Doc N Camelot's Heaven Can Wait, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Shabani's Johnnie Walker Blue, the Leonburger, GCH CH Feiner Eros, the Lakeland Terrier, GCH CH Larkspur Acadia Save Me a Spot, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Piccadil's Twist And Shout BN CD, the Schipperke, CH De Lamers Sea Ya At The Top, and the Puli, GCH CH Fuzzy Farm Twist And Shout.

GCH CH Larkspur Acadia Save Me a Spot 
(Photo by Kayal Bertagnolli)

The two that impressed him were the Weimaraner, Nash, and the Lakeland, Spot, who availed himself of the Reserve award.  Nash is the country’s Number One Weimaraner with three BIS and 16 Sporting Groups.


GCH CH Allaruth Just Kidding v Sole Bay

I spent a pleasant day in the Memphis suburb of Southaven MS at the day one show of the Memphis Kennel Club.  Memphis takes its dog shows seriously (the first dog show held in the US was held in Memphis on June 28th, 1859) and today’s show, though only 882 entries, had quality from top to bottom.  The Papillon ring had the three top breed leaders in competition.   Today the breed winner was GCH CH Wildfire On the Record.  Greta not only took the breed, but also topped the Toy Group.

GCH CH Blackhawk Finnegan's Wake

Greta and handler Larry Cornelius were joined in Carolyn Taylor’s final by the  Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH PBJ's Fearless, the Ibizan Hound, CH Serandia East So Big Star, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Blackhawk Finnegan's Wake, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Allaruth Just Kidding v Sole Bay, the Bulldog, GCH CH Mytoys Epic Against the Wind, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Harmony Hill Money Talks.

Finishing one/two were the two Schnauzers, Best to the Miniature, Reserve to the Standard.  Justin is the country’s  Number Four Terrier, with 12 BIS and 40 Terrier Groups.   That’s four Terrier BIS this week so far.  Did we tell you we have already bought our tickets for Montgomery County?


GCH CH Mistic's Longfellow Serenade

New York fanciers are upstate once again this weekend, this time in Apalachin NY for the Hickories Circuit, a three show cluster hosted by the Susque-Nango Kennel Club & the Tioga County Kennel Club.  The SKC had the opener on Friday and they put judge Terry DePietro in the final ring with the English Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Blackstone Very Vassar, the Longhaired Dachshund, CH JT's Kaycees Phoenix of Tam-Boer, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Mistic's Longfellow Serenade, the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Crispy Legacy, the Yorkshire Terrier, GCH CH Trio’s Big Shot, the Lowchen, GCH CH Peaceaway Play It Again Sam, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Acadia Stage Presence. 

BIS went to the Standard Schnauzer and the RBIS to the Lowchen.  It’s the first BIS in three final appearances this year for the three year old Schnauzer. Congratulations to breeder Carol Filer, owners Sally Marsh & Al DeRenzis, and handler Shawn Imler. Remember we always post the BIS & RBIS photos free...when we have them.


GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare

Before we head over to the Memphis Kennel Club show in Southaven, let’s catch you up on yesterday’s shows.  Ann Hearn was in Topeka KS yesterday to call the final of the Greater Emporia Kennel Club, the opening show of the four day Capital City Classic. 

GCH CH Downhome Hitech Innovator
(Photo by Kayla Bertagnolli)

The seven making the day one final were the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Collaboration with Traddles, the Harrier, GCH CH Downhome Hitech Innovator, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Broxden Waybroke Halstan Heritage, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, the Lowchen, GCH CH Laser Kiji No Way No How, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Aubrey’s Tails of Mystery.

Her Top two were the MinPin, Classie, and the Harrier, Chet.  Classie is the country’s Number Three Dog All Breeds with 43 BIS and 75 Toy Groups.  We will keep an eye on this cluster as four of the Top Ten and 11 of the Top 100 Dogs are in Topeka. 

Friday, August 16, 2013


GCH CH Mytoys Epic Against the Wind

Here in Memphis it’s the 36th anniversary of Elvis’ death.  Really, it’s a big deal.  Just down the road from Graceland dog fanciers were having a whole lot more fun at the day two show of the Olive Branch Kennel Club.

Father Brian Timby chose his top two from the Pointer, GCH CH Chesterhope State Of T Art, the Saluki, GCH CH Appalachia’s Allamyrra Hajji, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Blackhawk Finnegan’s Wake, the Skye Terrier, CH Cragsmoor Goodtime Charlie, the Papillon, GCH CH Widfire On The Record, the Bulldog, GCH CH Mytoys Epic Against the Wind, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Harmony Hill Money Talks.

GCH CH Harmony Hill Money Talks

It was the Bulldog, Ralph,  rolling over the competition.  Cashing in on the Reserve was the Aussie, Cash.   Ralph, the country’s Number One Bulldog, has been working his way up the rankings this summer.  This win, his second in 12 final appearances, could put him in the Top ten Non-Sporting Dogs.  We will have to wait until all the weekend resultsare in to find out.