Saturday, November 1, 2014


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

 Friday was the midway point in the five day Old fort Cluster in Fort Wayne IN. The host Sturgis Kennel Club asked judge Gary Doerge to take the final and choose his top two from an all BIS winning seven, the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Ashdown’s time to Thrill, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Dandie Dinmont, GCH CH King’s Mtn Angelina Ballerina, the Pug, GCH CH Caper’s Sirius Endeavor, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey. 

GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire 
(photo by Derek Glas)

He chose the country’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the PWD, Matisse, as his BIS and the Number Three Dog, the Standard Poodle, Flame, as his RBIS. The win brings Matisse’s career BIS total to 214, tying the Scottish Terrier, CH Braeburn’s Close Encounter, for the third highest number of BIS, and just two shy of the Number Two Dog, the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Registry’s Lonesome Dove. The winningest show dog of all time was the German Shepherd Dog, CH Altana’s Mystique, with 275 BIS. Matisse has 119 BIS and 155 Working Groups this year.


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