Monday, March 3, 2014


GCH CH Dynasty's BR Donald Rockfeller 

As we mentioned here earlier, this past weekend was one of the slower we have seen in a while. The good news is that gives me time to talk about the Heart of America Scottish Terrier Club specialty held this past Friday at Purina Farms in Gray Summit MO. While we spend most of our time talking about the big all-breed competitions, the real essence of our sport are the specialties. It is not uncommon to hear a first time visitor to an AKC show remark on how different a particular breed looks in the show ring from the specimen the spectators sees at his local dog park. What is overlooked is that standing next to the first timer is often a person who has dedicated 50 years to a breed wondering how the dog in the group line up ever made it out of the breed. 

Judge Robert Paust’s chose as his Best Of Breed the four year old dog, GCH CH Dynasty's BR Donald Rockfeller. His Best of Opposite Sex was the GCH CH Sodak Vanguard's Tira Bella, owned by Marilyn & Gerald Cathcart. Additional awards went to GCH CH Anstamm Sodak Go West Young Man (Select Dog), CH Oban's Tale of the Dragon (Select Bitch), and GCH CH Cumbria's Ready Jet Go (Award Of Merit). Class awards went to Winners Dog, Talisman Dance With the Devil, and Winners Bitch & Best Of Winners, Anstamm Ben Scott Vamp of Savannah.

Breed winner, TRUCK, was bred by Jerson Valle & Mario Duarte, and is owned by Rebecca Cross and Danica Burge, who piloted Truck to the win. Congratulations to them all.


  1. Thanks Billy! Truck is a younger brother to Betsy and Knopa, the Cruft winning sisters of McVan, the national specialty winners, Truck was also Select Dog at the National Last Year in Montgomery and him and Danica have won multiple Specialties since he's arrived back in the US and are currently in the Top 5 for breed and all breed this year with multiple breeds and Group placements. :)

  2. A look at the pedigrees of some of the winners indicates the consistance of the judging. The WD was a grandson of Ch. Anstamm Texas Ranger. The WB was a daughter of the same dog. The Select Dog was sired by Ch. Anstamm Wild West, sire of Texas Ranger. The Select Bitch was another Texas Ranger daughter. In addition to good, consistent judging, the club offered fantastic trophies (customized grooming stands, thinning shears, grooming bags), an excellent show site, a decent dinner at the host hotel, and a hilarious, enjoyable auction afterwards. I hope more people will support our specialty clubs.