GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez)
Of the 11 venues offering shows this past week all but two were of the traditional two day variety. There was the four day outing in Montana we told you about and three days at Purina Farms outside of St Louis MO. The trio of shows in the heartland drew Top Ten competition, including the Number Two & Number Three Dogs All Breeds.
GCH CH Telltale American Ride
(photo by Michael McGuire)
The Rolla Missouri Kennel Club kicked it off on Friday, putting judge Charles Olvis in the final ring with the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the 15”Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble, the Neapolitan Mastiff, GCH CH Ironwood's Papparrazi, the Soft Coated Wheaten, GCH CH Shandalee Fireworks, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), the Boston Terrier, CH Sabe’s Simply Invincible, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect.
Scampering away with the BIS was the Chihuahua, Sonnito. Taking the RBIS was the Springer, Randy. Sonnito is AKC’s Number One Chihuahua (all varieties), Number Two Toy Dog, and Number 11 Dog All Breeds with a breed record 21 BIS this season.
CH Sabe’s Simply Invincible
At Saturday’s Spirit of The Heartland Kennel Club final, judge James Malone would see six of Friday’s finalists and the Russell Terrier, GCH CH DBF Woodsong Of KCR. He would name the Boston, Vinnie, as his Best and the Neapolitan, Papparrazi, as his Reserve. It was the first BIS for the 13 month old dog and breeder/owner/handler Sharon Saberton. Congratulations to them both.
GCH CH Ironwood's Papparrazi
Papparrazi would be back to take the BIS at Sunday’s Jefferson County Kennel Club Of Missouri final. Joining him in judge Carl Gomes’ ring were the Springer , Randy, the RBIS, the familiar Beagle, Miss P, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, GCH CH Cumhill Hell Raiser, the Italian Greyhound, GCH CH Integra Maja Scattered Pearls, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Kimik's Who Dunnit, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH McMatt’s Autumn Breeze.
GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble
Papparazzi is the only Neapolitan Mastiff to win a Working Group this year and one of only two Neapolitans to have ever won an AKC BIS. Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Jim Deppen, co-breeder Mimi Winkler, and owner Susan Vann-Spruill.