GCH CH Cragsmoor Goodtime Charlie
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)
The afternoon judging at the Sunday iteration of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC) saw fewer surprises than the morning. Four of the five Top Terriers made it through the breed competition and will move on to tonight’s group judging, the Number One Two, Four, & Five, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH aid of Honor, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Hjohoo's Save Hjour Love For Me, and the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Yarrow Venerie Winning Ticket. The Number Three Terrier, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s To Russia with Love, was bested by GCH CH Roundtown Everyday Magic Of Maryscot, daughter of 2009 Number One Dog All Breeds, 2009 AENC BIS, & 2010 Westminster Kennel Club BIS, CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot.
GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse
(photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)
The Working Group was less well represented with only five of the Top Twenty Working Dogs advancing. Ten of the 20 opted not to compete and five of the 20 failed to make it out of the breed. Advancing were the Number One Dog All Breeds and last year’s AENC BIS, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, and the Number Three Working Dog, the Samoyed, GCH CH Pebbles' Run Play It Again Ham, and as we reported this morning the Numbers Nine, 11, 13, & 18 Working Dogs, the Mastiff, GCH CH Goldleaf's Trouble Coming CGC, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, GCH CH Derby's Toast With Gusto, the Leonberger, GCH CH A, Feiner Eros, and Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Dezperado's Hallelujah CA.
GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect
(photo by Lisa Croft Elliot)
The Herding Group was led by this year’s Number Two Dog All Breeds, the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect, one of the six Top Twenty Herding Dogs who will be seen in the group tonight. They others are the Numbers Three, Six, Eight, 12, & 17 Herding Dogs, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Riverside Telltail Coco Posh, the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Stonepillar's Steel Blu, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Just A Little Crush, the Smooth Collie, GCH CH Travler Kelise Overdrive, and the Briard, GCH CH Ne Orageux's Flash Point.
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