Thursday, February 6, 2014


GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore

Whom will we Watch at Westminster (WWW) in the Non-Sporting Group?  Judge Jackie Stacy will have one of the toughest decisions to make.  She has given all four of our picks a Group One in the last four months.  And you thought it was tense for the exhibitors.

It will be the third Westminster appearance for last year’s Number One Non-Sporting Dog, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore.  Ally is owned by a New York City couple and is a hometown favorite.  This past year she had 25 BIS and 62 Group Ones.  However, with eight different Standard Poodles winning at least one BIS last year, few breed rings will be more competitive than the Standard Poodle ring.  Ally was bred by L'Dyne Wicker Brennan & Debra Ferguson Jones, is owned by Toni Sosnoff & Martin Sosnoff, and handled by Tim Brazier, 

GCH CH Kan Sing’s Tenzin

The Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Kan Sing’s Tenzin, collected seven BIS and 23 Non-Sporting Groups in 2013 to become the Number Three Non-Sporting Dog.  This year Tenzin has one BIS and four Non-Sporting Groups.  Tenzin was bred by Diego Garcia & Martha Feltenstein, owned by Martha, and handled by Diego.

GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls

The Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls, copped the very first Best In Show of the year on January 3rd in Ohio.  Since then Tinsel has logged one BIS and nine Non-Sporting Groups against world class competition.  Tinsel was 2013’s Number Five Non-Sporting Dog with seven BIS and 48 Group Ones.  Tinsel was bred by Rebecca Pentecost DVM, who co-owns Tinsel with Deborah & Robert Cooper & Linda Teitelbaum.  Tinsel is handled by Nina Fetter.

GCH CH Mytoys Epic Against the Wind 
(Photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Our most recent DOG2WATCH is the Bulldog, GCH CH Mytoys Epic Against the Wind.  We first met Ralph in Michigan back in 2012 and were impressed with his balance.  Since then Ralph and breeder/owner/handler Dennis O’Conner have put together an impressive resume, amassing five BIS and 26 Group Ones in 2013, including a Group One under judge Stacy in Cleveland in December  against Tinsel, the Shar-Pei.  In addition to Dennis, Team Ralph includes breeders/owners breeders/owners Ann McDearmon & Terri O'Connor, co-breeder Dan Haley, and owner Linda Scott.

Next:  The Herding Group