Saturday, October 19, 2013


GCH CH Acadia Stage Presence

While we were at the Hatboro Dog Club’s Friday show two weeks ago we saw the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Acadia Stage Presence, take the breed over the nation’s Number One Sheltie, her BIS winning father, GCH CH Grandgables Frat Boy, and then go on to win the Herding Group.  Yesterday Liza picked up her first all breed Best In Show at the Laurel Highlands Kennel Association show in Cumberland MD.

GCH CH Chesterhope Miss D’Arcy

Joining Liza and breeder/owner/handler Catherine (Cadie) Pruss in judge Tom Ward’s final were the RBIS, the Pointer, GCH CH Chesterhope Miss D’Arcy, the Treeing Walker Coonhound, GCH CH Alexanders Gold Rush Xcetera, the St Bernard, GCH CH Jamelle’s Aristocrat v Elba CGC RN, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Rivedell’s Tinker Toy, the Pug, CH Warpug Black and Blue Reme, and the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Hall.

The win came on Liza’s tenth trip to the final ring.  That’s the kind of perseverance that will make you a Dog2Watch.  Our congratulations and thanks to Cadie and all the other dedicated breeders/owners/handlers struggling out there to keep a breeding program going while holding down a full time job.

Friday, October 18, 2013


GCH CH MJM’s Hi-Air All Eyes on Me

The Albany Kennel Club was in West Springfield MA for their show today and they asked Dana Cline to choose their BIS and RBIS.  He considered the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Suncoast Wil-Orion Anticipation, the Pharaoh Hound, DC Hallam's Jordan Of Arolet SC, the Great Dane, GCH CH MJM’s Hi-Air All Eyes on Me, the Welsh Terrier, CH Malvado Thunder Storm, the Pug, GCH CH Foursquare I'll Be A Shostopa Tu, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Ale Kai Hillwood Celebration, and a German Shepherd Dog from the classes, Madeb’s Don Lucci Vigilare. 

He chose the Dane as his Best and the Standard Poodle as his Reserve.  It was the first for Sophia and handler Joel Rosenblatt.  Congratulations to Joel, breeders/owners Laurie & Michael Maulucci, co-breeder & Polly Hix, and owners Arthur & Leslie Solnick.


GCH CH Glacier's N Rowdy's Czargent Trouble

We finally have results in from last weekend’s Lawrence (KS) Jayhawk Kennel Club’s two shows.  Day one ended with judge Doris Cozart considering the Labrador Retriever, GCH CH Mtn Meadow Hit The Deck At Debkens, the 13” Beagle, CH Vinla's LA Ink, the Samoyed, GCH CH Glacier's N Rowdy's Czargent Trouble, the Parson Russell Terrier, GCH CH Foxbend Colour Me More, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Fist Face A Penny For Your Thought, the Dalmatian, CH Folklore Celtic Crossfire Trail, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH McMatt's Autumn Breeze.

GCH CH Foxbend Colour Me More 
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

Taking home the BIS was the Sammie, Sarge.  Collecting the RBIS was the Parson Russell, Heidi.  Sarge came out of retirement to polish up his show demeanor before attending the 2013 Samoyed club of America National Specialty, which will be held next week at the Southfork Ranch, of Dallas fame, in Parker TX.  This was Sarge’s first BIS of 2013.  Congratulations and good luck to breeders Novia & Yan Vincze and owners Claire & John O'Neill.

GCH CH Deja-Vu I'm The Prince

Sarge and Heidi would be the only of Saturday’s finalists to make it back to the final ring.  Joining them in judge Frank Sabella’s ring were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Splendid Chatham Stars And Bars, the Basenji, CH Jerlin's Bold Boomerang, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Xela's Party Hat, the Boston Terrier, GCH CH DEJA-VU I'm The Prince, and the Belgian Malinois, GCH CH De Vel Cy Pres' HSASC TT STD.

GCH CH De Vel Cy Pres' HSAsc TT STD

Taking home the BIS was the Boston Terrier, Shrek.  Collecting the RBIS was the Malinois.  It was the first BIS for Shrek in two final appearances this year.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Doreen Brunning and owners Richard Binder & Daniel Pine.


GCH CH Goldsands Columbus 
(Photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Our next report is on last Sunday’s Tri-Star Kennel Club Of Williamson County, Tennessee show in Nashville TN.  Judge Edd Bivin chose his top two from the Golden Retriever, Brookshire Confetti Rhinestone Cowboy, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessners International Space Station At Honidge, the Great Dane, GCH CH Alpines Bohemian Rhapsody, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Goldsands Columbus, the Papillon, GCH CH Fenice Le Beudreaux, the Chow Chow, GCH CH Dreamland’s I Wanna Be A Billionaire, and the Bouvier des Flandres, Vanleigh of Margerite De Valois De Simphuni.

GCH CH Fenice Le Beudreaux

He went with the two smallest dogs in the ring, the Russell, Bosse, and the Papillon, Beudreaux.  It was the second consecutive BIS for Bosse, AKC’s Number Two Terrier and Number Seven Dog All Breeds with 23 BIS and 83 Terrier Groups.


GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell 
(Photo by Kayla Bertagnolli)

Las Vegas was the site of the Black Mountain Kennel Club Of Nevada’s two shows last weekend.  The seven dogs that made it to the final ring on Saturday were the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Clussex Collaboration with Traddles, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell, the Great Dane, GCH CH Shalako It’s All About Me V Regent, the Standard Manchester Terrier, GCH CH Oasis Razzmatazz, the Havanese, GCH CH Yup’s Malibu Dream, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Winning Card, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgables The Frat Boy.

GCH CH Saks Winning Card

Her BIS was the Bloodhound, Kissy, and her RBIS was the Bichon, Bingo.  Kissy has been AKC’s Number One Bloodhound for the last four years.  This year she has eight BIS and 34 Hound Groups.

GCH CH Clussex Collaboration with Traddles

Sunday judge Adrienne Owen would see five of Saturday’s finalists and the Boxer, GCH CH Daybreak’s Bad Influence, & the Wire Fox Terrier, Fyrewyre Flashpoint At Gala.  She would choose the Clumber, Seymour, for her Best In Show and Kissy, the Bloodhound, for her Reserve Best In Show.  Seymour is the country’s Number One Sporting Dog and Number Five Dog All Breeds with 27 BIS and 58 Sporting Groups in 2013.