Saturday, March 8, 2014


GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire 

 One of the most impressive dogs we have seen these last two seasons is the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire. Riley, the winningest IWS in AKC history, finished 2013 with a Group One at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in December. She did it by besting the 2011 Number One Dog All Breeds, the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction. In February she did it again, advancing to the final despite the Cocker’s valiant efforts. 

GCH CH De LaMer Point Break
(photo by Angela Stein)

 This week you can see Riley at the Cabin Fever Cluster in Milton NY. Yesterday Riley made it two in a row, picking up the BIS at the Monticello New York Kennel Club. Joining her in judge Sonny Ambrosio’s final were the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Stonybrook’s Phinto, the Newfoundland, GCH CH Cypress Bay’s Big Sur, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s To Russia With Love, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Silho, judge Ambrosio’s RBIS, the Schipperke, GCH CH De LaMer Point Break, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Classical’s My Turn. 

The win brings Riley’s 2014 resume to four BIS and ten Sporting Groups.


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