GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire
(photo by Vicki Holloway)
Southern exhibitors braved nasty weather to gather in Lake Charles LA to take in the Acadiana Kennel Club’s and the Calcasieu Kennel Club’s four shows. The Acadiana KC had the Thursday/Friday spots and put judge Robert Whitney in the final ring on day one. His seven hopefuls were the Black Cockcr Spaniel, GCH CH Ashdown Time to Thrill, the Whippet, CH Bo-Bett Appraxin Angel, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, GCH CH Derby’s Toast with Gusto, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Thunderwood’s First Robin of Spring, the King Charles English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH LTO Prosperity, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey.
GCH CH Ashdown Time to Thrill
Grabbing the day one spotlight was the Poodle, Flame. Getting the RBIS was the Cocker, Alan. Flame is the nation’s Number One Non-Sporting Dog and Number Three Dog All Breeds with 19 BIS and 53 Group Ones this year.
GCH CH Derby’s Toast with Gusto
The Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome, and the Longhaired Dachshund, Walmar-Solo’s OMG SL JE, would join Flame, the returning Greater Swiss, Norwich, Toy Spaniel, and Puli in judge Vicki Abbot’s final on Friday. She would name The Greater Swiss, Gus, her BIS, and Flame her RBIS. It was Gus’ fourth BIS in 15 trips to the final ring this year.