Lost in the frenzy of our Westminster focus were some of last weekend’s shows. First we have the Hoosier Kennel Club’s Sunday show. The seven dogs that stayed late to see judge Linda Robey were the Pointer, CH Oncore Mykyna Run To Daylight, the Saluki, GCH CH Sandstorm Blue Nile Bubbles of Jatara, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Vondura’s Xcelerator Belle Amie, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Appassionato Jp Monamour’s Star, the Blenheim English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH Loujon Thornwood Little Jacob, the Dalmatian, Dakota’s The Closer, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH McMatt’s Autumn Breeze.
Collecting the BIS the Aussie, Breezy. Adding the RBIS to his collection was the Russell, Tribute. It was the first BIS for Breezy in four final appearances this year. Congratulations to breeder/owner Flo McDonald, co-breeder Tina Marie Beck, owners Janet Loehr & Vicki Wehrle, and handler Paul Catterson.
Next we go to Midland TX where the West Texas Kennel Club gathered some of the dogs that didn’t make the trip to New York. On Saturday judge Houston Clark gathered the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Braerwood Country Wind Duchess of York, the Black & Tan Coonhound, CH Windbourne Time to Rock, the Samoyed, GCH CH Snoline in Snowater’s On a Roll, the Standard Manchester Terrier, CH Toria A New Leach on Life, the Papillon, GCH CH InVolo The King of Pop, the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Stargazing at Northern Lights, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Just a Little Crush.
The two he liked were the Sammie, Vegas, and the Boston, Ro Ro. It’s the first of the year for Vegas and breeders/owners Skip Alexander & Kenneth D Granacki. Congratulations to them both.
Vegas, Ro Ro, and the above named Pointer, Papillon, & Corgi would all make it back to the final ring on Sunday. They were joined in judge Charles Olvis’ final by the Basenji, GCH CH Chahmahr Nahr’s Best of The Best, and the American Staffordshire Terrier, CH Explicit’s Full Throttle to Alpine.
Picking up another BIS before heading to New York was the Papillon, Jackson, where he was Best of Opposite Sex on Monday. Taking home the RBIS was the Corgi, Etta. It was the first of the year for Jackson, who finished 2013 as the Number Six Toy Dog with eight BIS and 43 Toy Groups. Congratulations to breeder/owner Gia Garofalo, owner Madeline Mosing, and handler Brian Livingston.