Thursday, August 21, 2014


GCH CH LTO Prosperity 

We are finally back at the keyboard after our heart surgery and facing a three week backlog of show reports. Not wishing to push our recovery too hard we will not try to do separate show reports for all of the shows we missed, but will point out a few of the noteworthy wins that occurred while we were missing in action. First, the King Charles English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH LTO Prosperity, collected his 20th career all breed Best In Show at the Freeborn County Kennel Club of Minnesota show on August 9th in Albert Lea MN under judge Peggy Beisel-Mcllwaine, breaking the record for all varieties of the English Toy Spaniel. Our congratulations to breeder/owner Mark Landers, owners Ray Cole & Susan Carter, and handler Jeff Wright. 

GCH CH Doubloon’s Extreme Play 

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, GCH CH Doubloon’s Extreme Play, scored a BIS on August 10th at the Nisqually Kennel Club in Lacey WA under judge David Krogh. It was only the second Wheaten BIS this year. Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Elena Landa. 

GCH CH Kings Mtn Angelina Ballerina 

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is one of the rarest of AKC’s recognized breeds, so we are delighted that the Dandie, GCH CH Kings Mtn Angelina Ballerina, was judge Dr Dale Simmons’s BIS at the Anderson Kennel Club show in Muncie IN on August 15th. Congratulations to Sandra Wolfskill, Donna Francis Sandra Pretari, & Betty-Anne Stenmark, owners Sandra Pretari Hickson & Donna Chambers-Rau, and handler Carlos Puig. 

GCH CH Aurora’s The Song and Dance Man 

One of our regular stops is the Arkansas Kennel Club’s August shows in Little Rock AR, just 150 miles from our Memphis TN home. We didn’t make them this year and we missed one of our favorite couples going BIS Sunday under judge Timothy Robbins, the Saluki, GCH CH Aurora’s The Song and Dance Man, handled by the singular Gene Blake. Our congratulations to owner/handler Gene, breeders Jay Stone, Carol Waymire & Barbara Wright, and owner Julie Mueller. 

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

For those interested in the rankings race our Top Three Dogs All Breeds were at their best scoring more BIS than anyone might think possible. The Number One Dog, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, has added 11 BIS to his resume since the beginning of the month, bringing his 2014 resume to 89 BIS and 118 Working Groups. 

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

The Number Two Dog, the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect, started the month with a clean sweep of the four shows in Canfield OH and added one more BIS the following week in Ballston Spa NY before heading home to Colorado where he picked up two giant wins in Greeley. Swagger starts this week with 59 BIS and 103 Herding Groups. 

GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

The Number Three Dog, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, has collected three BIS in six final appearance this month (including sharing the final ring with the PWD, Matisse three times) bringing her 2014 record to 33 BIS and 79 Non-Sporting Groups. 

We apologize to all those breeders, owners, and handlers whose dogs we normally would have normally recognized, but we hope to make it up to you in the future.


  1. Welcome back! You were missed, and so glad you're on the mend!

  2. Glad to hear your back online! i love checking out the show wins and you do such a fantastic job with the results!