Monday, September 22, 2014


GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse
(photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

The country’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, was in Gettysburg PA on Friday to pick up a BISS from judge Barbara Dempsey-Alderman at the 2014 National Specialty of the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America.  He would motor on over to Goshen CT on Saturday to pick up another two all-breed BIS.

At Saturday’s Ox Ridge Kennel Club show Matisse was judge Karen Wilson’s Best In Show.  Rounding out her final were the Pointer, GCH CH Hipoint Here Comes The Sun, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Darling Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, the RBIS, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country’s Tag I’m It, the Xoloitzcuintli, GCH CH Bayshore Giorgio Armani, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Classical’s my Turn CGC.

GCH CH Hill Country’s Tag I’m It 
(photo by Gay Glazbrook)

At Sunday’s Northwestern Connecticut Dog Club final judge Ken McDermott would see it the same way, naming Matisse his BIS and JJ, the Pug, his RBIS while the  English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Celtic Thunder, the above named Afghan, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Darwyn Here For A Good Time, and the returning Xolo & Beardie looked on.

Matisse is on pace to set a new record for a single year, having collected 103 BIS in less than nine months. 


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