Monday, March 31, 2014


CH Albridens The Show Must Go On 

Midwestern fanciers were in De Witt IA for this weekend’s Clinton Iowa Kennel Club shows. On Saturday judge Sandy Gunn’s seven finalists were the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, CH Albridens The Show Must Go On, the Whippet, CH Bohem Swan Song, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gameguard I’ll Have Another at Braeside, the Australian Terrier, GCH CH Dunham Lake Scout Master, the Affenpinscher, CH Xela’s Party Hat, the Tibetan Terrier, CH Barnstorm To-Jo B’En Wicked @ Adominos by Dzine, the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH McMatts Autumn Breeze. 

CH Xela’s Party Hat 

Going to the front of the line was the Chessie, Aries. In the Number Two spot was the Affenpinscher, Hatti. Aries has a whole list of breed records: the youngest Chesapeake Bay Retriever Grand Champion (9 months), the youngest All-breed Best-in-show (1 year), the youngest Reserve Best In Show (16 months) and the only Chesapeake Bay Retriever to place in the Sporting Group at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. The win was the first of the year for Aries and owner/handler Diane Baker. Congratulations to Diane and breeder/owner Stephanie Larson. 

GCH CH Cumhill Hell Raiser
(photo by Blue Dog Northwest)

Aries, Hatti, and the above named Whippet would return on Sunday for judge James Frederiksen’s final. Joining them were the Boxer, GCH CH Nantess Caleno Numero Uno, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, GCH CH Cumhill Hell Raiser, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Cher Ami’s Toast With Remy Martin, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv’s Sultry Sensation. Judge Fredericksen would choose the StaffyBull, Ollie, as his BIS. Hatti would pick up her second RBIS of the set. It was Ollie second BIS in four final outings this year.


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