GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez)
One of the items on my bucket list is to make a trip to Puerto Rico for a long weekend with the Ponce Kennel Club and Caribe Kennel Club. The two teamed up this week for four shows in San Juan. Two dogs from the mainland dominated this year’s proceedings, the Akita, GCH CH CR-Wicca’s Trade Secret, and the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), each taking two BIS.
GCH CH McVan’s To Russia With Love
The Chihuahua, Sonnito, would take the first two shows, impressing judge Randy Garren at Thursday’s PKC final more than did the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s To Russia With Love, who impressed him more than did the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Maximus Latin Coolstar’s 2nd Edition, the Smooth Dachshund, Templedox Good Witch V Criscross Ms, the Akita, Trader, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Serekunda Only On Sunday, and the Australian Shepherd, Azure Royal Duke Of Cambridge CGC.
At Friday’s CKC opener judge Mike Masferrer would see the same seven and name Sonnito her BIS and the Akita, Trader, as his RBIS. The two BIS brings Sonnito’s 2014 record to 27 BIS and 83 Toy Groups.
GCH CH CR-Wicca’s Trade Secret
Sonnito would play bridesmaid to Trader the rest of the weekend. Judge Jon Cole would see one new face, the Whippet, CH Dariels And Lurdies Hebe before naming Trader his Best and Sonnito his Reserve at Saturday’s CKC show. Judge Edd Bivin would see it the same way at Sunday’s closer after considering the Flat-Coated Retriever, Timberblac’s True Brew, the Smooth Dachshund, Passport I Say To You at Sunrise XO, and the now familiar Scottie, Poodle, & Australian Shepherd.
Trader is the nation’s Number Two Working Dog and Number 15 Dog All Breeds with 16 BIS and 49 Working Groups.