Monday, February 3, 2014


GCH CH Del Zarzosa Salvame From Afterglow 
(Photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

We know at least one fancier that refers to New Mexico as a dog show desert because of its lack of weekly show opportunities.  At 400 miles west of Dallas and 240 miles east of El Paso, Hobbs NM is literally in the middle of nowhere.  Nonetheless, a very energetic Hobbs New Mexico Kennel Club drew some major talent to its two shows this weekend.

GCH CH Coventry Just A Little Crush

On Saturday judge Stephen Hubbell’s final featured Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome, the Pharaoh Hound, GCH CH Osiris Cowboy Cassanova, the Standard Schnauzer, CH Blackhawk Meyer Of Comiskey Park, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Michan’s Mick A Rolling Stone, the Pug, GCH CH Bookmark’s Uncommonly Good, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Del Zarzosa Salvame From Afterglow, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Just A Little Crush. 

Finishing one/two were the Poodle, Dino, and the Corgi, Etta.  Dino was 2013’s Number Ten Non-Sporting Dog with seven BIS and 27 Group Ones.  Congratulations to breeders Carlos Renau & Lazaro Anelo, owners Sloan Barnett, George Linderman Sr, Michael Gadsby, & Jason Lynn, and handler Amy Rutherford.

CH GCH Donnachada Angel Wings At Dulcinea

Sunday Dr Anthony DiNardo would see the five of Saturday’s finalists and the Toy Poodle, CH GCH Donnachada Angel Wings At Dulcinea, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Copperridge What’s Your Dream.  He would go with the two Poodles, the Toy, Angel, whom he named Best and Dino, the Standard, whom he named Reserve.   

 2013 was a very good year for Angel.  She started the year with a Best of Breed at Westminster and proceeded to collect 16 Toy Groups to finish as the Number Two Toy Poodle.  Surprisingly to us, this is Angel’s first BIS.  Congratulations to breeder  Helen Craft, owner Sue Talkington, and owner/handler Elizabeth Brown.


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