Saturday, October 5, 2013


GCH CH Yakee’s Easily Persuaded
(Photo by RhondaCassidy)

The Fulton County Kennel Club show in Wauseon OH provided fanciers an opportunity today for all breed action away from the Terrier mad world of  eastern Pennsylvania.  Seven dogs who took advantage of that were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Summits Emery It’s in the Bag JH, the Otterhound, GCH CH Aberdeen’s Under the Influence, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Skansen’s Holy Knight, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Nouveau’s Gladiator, the Pekingese, GCH CH Yakee’s Easily Persuaded, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s Deck the halls, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Stonepillar’s Stone Blu.

GCH CH Skansen’s Holy Knight 
(Photo by Adriano Rocha)

Rolling away with the BIS was the Peke, Rodger.  Taking the RBIS was the Giant, Knight.  Rodger has been quietly collecting BIS this year.  To date he has ten BIS and 47 Toy Groups.  


GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor 
(Photo by Gay Glazbrrok)

More than half of the Devon Dog Show Association’s 2100 entries today were in the Terrier Group on this, the eve of the Terrier Super Bowl, the Montgomery County Kennel Club show.  Once again the real focus was on the breed competition with many of some of the country’s top Terriers failing to make it out of the breed.  In one of the most dramatic turn of events, the nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, pulled from the breed ring, sending the Wire Fox, CH Crispy Legacy forward to the final ring.

Judge William de Villeneuve’s top four Terriers were the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Wire Fox, Sparky, and the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s To Russia With Love.

GCH CH Whistlestop's Riley on Fire

Today’s final was in the hands of one of AKC’s best known Terrier men, Clay Coady.  In addition to the Welsh Terrier,  Jennie, his options were the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop'sRiley on Fire, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Kenro’s Witching Hour, the Papillon, GCH CH Wildfire on the Record, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Luminary Black Velvet Bejeweled with Pearls, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgables The Frat Boy.

It was the US’ Number Three Terrier, the Welsh, Jennie, picking up the big win.  Reserve went to the IWS, Riley.  Today’s win is Jennie’s 15th of the year and is big enough to put her on the door step of the Top Ten Dogs All Breeds.


GCH CH Claircreek's Impression de Matisse
(Photo by Mike McGuire)

The nation’s Number Two Dog, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek's Impression de Matisse, continued his winning ways, picking up the top prize at today’s Augusta Kennel Club show in that South Carolina town.  Joining Matisse in judge Elizabeth Muthard’s final were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Dixieland Duchess, the RBIS, the Treeing Walker Coonhound, GCH CH Alexander’s Gold Rush Xcetera, the Australian Terrier, GCH CH Temora Ri Dierrc, the Pug, GCH CH Casper’s Sirius Endeavor, the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Kan Sing’s Tenzin, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvy. 

GCH CH Alexander’s Gold Rush Xcetera

While Matisse leads all dogs with 65 BIS, he trails the Number One Dog by over 16,000 points.  We have seen Christmas miracles before.  We are not going to say this race is over…..yet.


CH Kontoki's Isaiah Little Prayer For You

There are shows elsewhere in Pennsylvania this week.  300 miles to the west of the big Terrier action is Aliquippa PA where the Fort Steuben Kennel Association is offering up some alternative all breed action.  Judge Douglas Johnson’s seven options were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Doc n Camelot’s Heaven Can Wait, the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Stonybrook’s Phinito, the Siberian Husky, CH Kontoki's Isaiah Little Prayer For You, the Bedlington Terrier, CH LAMZ Heads I Win Tails You Lose CA, the Long Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Bayard Wendy, the Standard Poodle, CH Litilann Showdown, and the Briard, GCH CH Deja Vu Mia Chain Of Fools.

GCH CH Doc n Camelot’s Heaven Can Wait

Taking the BIS was the Siberian, Isaiah.  Accepting the RBIS was the Weimaraner, Nash.  It’s the first of the year for Isaiah and breeder/owner handler Thomas L Oelschlager.  Congratulations to him and co-breeder/owner Marlene A DePalma.


GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare 
(Photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

While we are waiting for the group results here in Pennsylvania, let’s catch you up on what’s going on around the US.  In Lake City FL judge June Penta had the final for the Suwannee Valley Kennel Club Of Florida.  Her seven hopefuls were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Silhouette's All Revved Up, the Whippet, GCH CH Bo-Bett’s Quick Pick, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, GCH CH Lonsdale Sir Joseph Porter, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Mileka’s Belle Star, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Karadale Clarion Born This Way, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Riverside Get Over It.

GCH CH Karadale Clarion Born This Way

Finishing one/two were the MinPin, Classie, and the Mini Poodle, Dalton.  Classie is the nation’s Number One Toy Dog and Number Three Dog All Breeds with 50 BIS and 94 Toy Groups this year.