Saturday, December 13, 2014


GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Despite upsets in the breeds tonight’s group judging was pretty predictable.  It started with judge Peggy Lloyd’s Toy Group which was won by the Number Three Dog, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power.  Rocket Spent most of the week in Cleveland, closer to his Michigan home, but came to Orlando for the big one.

GCH CH Flessner’s International S’cess

Michael Dougherty went with the nation’s Number One Hound, GCH CH Flessner’s International S’cess, in what may thought was the night’s strongest group.   There were only two of the Top Ten Sporting Dogs in Ed Bivin’s group and he went with the Number Two Sporting Dog, the Field Spaniel, GCH CH Promenade Pay It Forward.

GCH CH Promenade Pay It Forward

The lone surprise came in the Non-Sporting Group where the 2014 Cruft’s winner, the Standard Poodle,  CH Afterglow Maverick Sabre, made a rare US appearance, beating both the Number One and Number Two Non-Sporting Dogs in the breed to make it to judge Toddie Clark’s ring.   The English born dog, who won last year’s AKC/Eukanuba World Challenge, is now a Peruvian resident.  We think he could be serious competition for our American dogs tomorrow.  Join us on Twitter @dogshowpoop for our running commentary beginning at 6:00 PM EST tomorrow.

CH Afterglow Maverick Sabre


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