Saturday, September 27, 2014


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

We awake this morning to find that the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, just collected his 200th Best In Show, becoming just the fourth dog in AKC history to have reached this mark. Only the Scottish Terrier, CH Braeburn’s Close Encounter with 214 BIS, the Wire Fox Terrier,CH Registry’s Lonesome Dove with 216 BIS,and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Altana’s Mystique with 275 BIS won more. 

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

The win came at Friday’s Onondaga Kennel Association show in Romulus NY. Also asking for judge Linda More’s favor were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Militza's My Cherie Amour, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Raquel Welch Of Malabo APD, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Joval Sweet Time, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the RBIS, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, and the Puli, GCH CH Wallbanger Fringe. 

 It was the 105th BIS this year for Matisse. Our congratulations and thanks to all of those people who have brought this amazing animal to our sport, breeder/owner Donna Gottdenker, owners Milan Lint & Peggy Helming, and handler Michael Scott.


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