Monday, August 4, 2014


GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse

We start our Monday Morning Mop Up with a report on the nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse. Matisse maintained his record setting pace with a remarkable sweep of all five shows in Salem VA this week. 

GCH CH Bugaboo's Picture Perfect
(photo by Kayla Bertagnolli)

The set began on Wednesday with the James River Kennel Club’s opener. Judge Charles Trotter picked Matisse out of a lineup that included the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Ashdown’s Time To Thrill, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner’s International S’Cess, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Darwyn Here For A Good Time, the Smooth Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), the French Bulldog, GCH CH Hilsman’s LWolfranch Homer at Homewood, and his RBIS, the country’s Number Two Dog, the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect. 

GCH CH Flessner’s International S’Cess

At Thursday’s JRKC encore Matisse would be Toddie Clark’s Best and the returning Bloodhound, Nathan would be her Reserve. Rounding out her seven were the same Cocker, Bedlington Terrier, GCH CH Lamz Strike A Pose RN CAA CGC, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Yarrows Hi-Tech Ben There Done That, the above named Frenchie, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker’s Topsy Turvey. 

GCH CH Ashdown's Time to Thrill

The Roanoke Kennel Club would take over on Friday and put judge Dr Robert Indeglia in the final ring. He would place Matisse and the Cocker, Alan, one/two while the Bloodhound, Nathan, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Angarda Deja Vu Looking At You, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Moxiepoms Diego Gabriel Chavez, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Luminary Black Velvet Bejeweled With Pearls, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Empty Nest It’s Not About The Money, looked on. 

GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez)
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

The RKC would do it again on Szaturday this time with judge Loraine Boutwell in the final ring. She would consider the now familiar Cocker, Bloodhound, Bedlington, Chihuahua, Puli, and the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Kan Sings Po-Ba-Ri At Arundina, before naming Matisse BIS and the Chihuahua, Sonnito, RBIS. 

GCH CH Ha’Penny Mirimar The Fab Fawn

Matisse would bring it home on Sunday with the big rosette at the New River Valley Kennel Club show. Taking home the reserve award was the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Ha’Penny Mirimar The Fab Fawn. Also staying to the end to see judge Gloria Kerr were returning Cocker, Bloodhound, AmStaff, Chihuahua, and Tibbie. 

 Seven months through the year, Matisse has amassed 81 BIS and 106 Working Groups. Anyone know what the record is for most BIS in a single year?


  1. Was it Jimmy Moses with Mystic?