Saturday, April 12, 2014

CHIHUAHUA BIS IN RHODE ISLAND

GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez) 

Our New England offering this weekend is the Rhode Island Kennel Club’s two shows in Warwick RI. Judge Sonny Ambrosio chose his BIS & RBIS from a seven that included the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Sentinel, the Saluki, GCH CH Takara The Time Is Now, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Cnsand Ardanwood Whitewash The Fence For Me, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Lil'Itch Pretty Woman At Foxwatch, the Smooth Cot Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez) , the Dalmatian, GCH CH Erin's I'M Your Man, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Classical’s It’s My Turn. 

GCH CH Erin's I'M Your Man 

His top two were the Chihuahua, Sonnito, and the Dalmatian, Colin. Sonnito is currently the Number Four Toy Dog with seven BIS and 13 Toy Groups.

MASTIFF BIS IN OKLAHOMA

GCH CH Willow Ridge Risky Business 

The third Friday all breed show could be found in Grove OK where the Bartlesville Kennel Club was hosting their second show of the four day stop. Judge Anne Bolus considered the Welsh Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Trystyn Statesman Cactus Blue, the Whippet, CH Bretica’s Gotcha By The Jewel, the Mastiff, GCH CH Willow Ridge Risky Business, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Fire Creek Stella Luna, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Fist Face A Penny For Your Thought, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Aubrey Moon River. 

GCH CH Fist Face A Penny For Your Thought 

Her Best In Show was the biggest among them, the Mastiff, Kruz, and the her Reserve was the smallest, the Griff, Penny. It’s a tough year for Working Dogs, but Kruz has managed to collect five BIS and 17 Working Groups this year, good enough to make him the Number Two Working Dog. Check back with us mid-week and we will let you know if Kruz has climbed back into the Top Ten All Breeds.

PWD BACK2BACK BIS

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

Over 2000 dogs gathered in Perry GA for yesterday’s Valdosta Kennel Club show. Judge Marjorie Martorella chose her top two from the English Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Fieldstone Carousel Hell's Kitchen, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtins Lookin For Trouble, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner's International S'Cess, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Skye Terrier, CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Pekingese, CH Pequest General Tso, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Winning Card, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus' Rumor Has It V Kenlyn. 

Picking up his second BIS was the PWD, Matisse. Collecting the RBIS was the Peke, General Tso. The win, Matisse’s 34th BIS in 46 final appearances this year, will give him a 7,500 point lead over the Number Two Dog and more than 32,000 points on the Number Three Dog, just one third through the season.

MINPIN BACK2BACK BIS



GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

The Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, continued her record setting season pace collecting her 132nd career BIS yesterday’s Lebanon  Kennel Club show in Harrisburg PA.

GCH CH  Unique Da Maya Dancing Queen

Classie and owner/handler Armando Angelbello were joined in judge Terry Berrios’ final by the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Alaskan Malamute, CH Tugars Taking On Tyson, the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Yarrow Venerie Ticket To Ride, the RBIS, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH  Unique Da Maya Dancing Queen, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Collinswood Sparks Fly.

The back2back BIS will make the winningest Toy Dog ever 2014’s Number One Toy Dog with 14 BIS and 32 Toy Groups this year.

Friday, April 11, 2014

THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED DAYS




Six years into writing this blog, we are more encouraged than ever about the state of our sport.  This year is turning out to be one of the most remarkable in recent memory.  We thought that we would give you a status report on the show season’s first 100 days.   

Already this year we have seen two major records broken.  First the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Clair Creek’s Impression de Matisse, set a new record for career BIS won by a Working Dog.  To date, Matisse has gathered 127 all-breed titles.   The Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, followed, establishing a record for Toy Dogs with 130 Bests In Show.

Much of our focus this year has been on the remarkable race between Matisse, our current Number One Dog, and the Number Two Dog, the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect.  The two have given us a dazzling display of showmanship this year, racking up BIS at a rate unprecedented in out tenure.  Matisse has been awarded the big rosette 32 of the 44 times he has stepped into the final ring.  The OES, Swagger, started his career in 2013 by taking the very first Reserve Best In Show offered by the Westminster Kennel Club.  This year Swagger leads our “With RBIS” rankings with a record of 19 BIS, nine RBIS, and 40 Herding Groups.

The above chart shows the Top Twenty Dogs All Breeds as of 07 April 2014.   As much fun as it is watching our Top two Dogs, the most satisfying thing we have witnessed this year is the overall level of competition.  A look at the above chart shows that the balance of our Top Twenty are incredibly close to one another, with only a few points separating each dog from the dog in front of him and her.  At this point in the season less than 1000 points separate the Number Ten Dog, the  English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride , and the Number Twenty Dog, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls.   While the Working and Herding Group leaders may be difficult to catch, we expect the rest of the groups to be highly competitive throughout the year.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the call names of our current Top Twenty Dogs, we provide the below crib sheet.  


CORGI GETS FIRST IN OKLAHOMA

GCH CH Coventry Just a Little Crush 

Our remaining Thursday report comes in from Grove OK where the Bartlesville Kennel Club had the day one spot for the Grand Lake Cluster. Thursday’s finalists were the Welsh Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Trystyn Statesman Cactus Blue, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Raviro Chiposhi Remington Rimfire, the Mastiff, GCH CH Willow Ridge Risky Business, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Fire Creek Stella Luna, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Fist Face A Penny For Your Thought, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Just a Little Crush. 

GCH CH Willow Ridge Risky Business 

Judge Don Duerksen’s BIS was the Corgi, Etta. His RBIS was the Mastiff, Kruz. It was the first BIS in ten final appearances this year for Etta. Congratulations to breeders/owners Bill Shelton, Steve Leyerly & Beckie Williams, co-breeder Kerry Kirtley, owners Jim & Judy Johnson, and handler Michael Shepherd.

NUMBER ONE BIS IN GEORGIA

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 
 (Photo by Rhonda Cassidy) 

Thursday’s Valdosta Kennel Club show in Perry GA drew over 1700 dogs, including many of our top ranked contenders. The seven that saw BIS judge Terry Stacy were the English Setter, GCH CH Stargaze'R 'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don'T Tell, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner's International S'Cess, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good time Charlie, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tsao, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Spotted Bliss Oreo Delight, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus' Rumor Has It V Kenlyn. 

GCH CH Lockenhaus' Rumor Has It V Kenlyn 

Judge Stacy’s BIS was the Portie, Matisse, and his RBIS, was the GSD, Rumor. Matisse is the nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds with 33 BIS in 45 trips to the final ring this year.

MINPIN OPENS HARRISBURG

GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare 

We are back at our keyboard this morning, reviewing Thursday’s results and they are impressive. First we go to Harrisburg PA where the geographically confused South Jersey Kennel Club opened the four day set. 

GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded 
(photo by Gay Glazbrook)

Judge James Noe had the day one final and his pick of the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Samaljankan’s I’m the One at Nyrakym, the Sealyham Terrier, GCH CH Efbe’s Thunder Rd at Burberry, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, the Tibetan Terrier, CH Aurora’s Welcome to the Jungle, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Collinswood Sparks Fly. 

Best went to the winningest Toy Dog of all time, the MinPin, Classie. Reserve went to the Afghan, Matrix. The win gives Classie 131 career BIS, including 13 BIS in 31 final appearances this year.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

CHIHUAHUA BESTS TOP THREE

CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez) 

Our show week wrapped in Valley Center KS on Monday with the Wichita Kennel Club show. The seven who stayed to the end to see judge Beverly Capstick were the Welsh Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Rolyart’s Payola, the Pharaoh Hound, CH Farao Anubis Inferno, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Hjohoo’s Save Hjour Love For Me, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect. 

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect 
(photo by Bettina Bienfeld)

Besting the nation’s Top Three Dogs and taking the Best In Show was our Dog2Watch, the Chihuahua, Sonnito. The nation’s Number Two Dog All Breeds, the OES, Swagger, was judge Capstick’s Reserve winner. The win is Sonnito’s most impressive to date and brings his 2014 record to six BIS and 12 Toy Groups. Four of the BIS and eight of the groups have come in the last six weeks.

IWS BIS AGAIN IN MASSACHUSETTS

GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire 

The Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire, joined the crowd of multiple BIS winners this past weekend, collecting her second BIS of the three day set in West Springfield MA. 

Her latest win came at under judge Donovan Thompson at Sunday’s Trap Falls Kennel Club show. Judge Thompson also liked the Pug, CH Foursquare The Student Prince, whom he gave the RBIS. Rounding out the final were the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Robban’s Invincible CD, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Class Act By Hallsblu, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Unique Da Maya Dancing Queen, and the Briard, GCH CH Deja Vu Cool As A Cucumber. 

Riley was 2013’s Number One Sporting Dog and is currently the Number Two Sporting Dog with ten BIS and 18 Sporting Groups. We will wait until we have all the weekend numbers before we tell you how close she is to Number One.

Monday, April 7, 2014

TOP TOY DOG ADDS TO RECORD

GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Last weekend the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, was in California collecting her 129th career BIS, setting a new record for Toy Dogs. This weekend Classie was in her home state of Florida, setting a new record by collecting her 130th BIS at yesterday’s Greater Orange Park Dog Club show. 

GCH CH Weymouths En Fuego 

Joining Classie in judge Carolyn Herbel’s final were her RBIS, the English Setter, GCH CH Weymouths En Fuego, the Saluki, GCH CH Baha Persian of Interest, the Great Dane, GCH CH Raintree Erinwood Dixie For Heavens Sake, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Bandog Major League Homerun at TX Star, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey. 

The win brings Classie’s 2014 resume to 12 BIS and 30 Toy Groups.

WELSH TERRIER HAT TRICK

GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor 

The Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor, left Columbiana AL yesterday with three BIS rosettes and one RBIS ribbon, the most impressive outing this past week. The latest BIS came at Sunday’s Birmingham Kennel Club show. 

GCH CH Karasar’s Masterpiece
(photo by Rhonda Gold)

Joining Jennie and handler Luis Abreu in judge Pete Dawkin’s final were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Easthill Broxden Woodland Lettuce Entertain You, the RBIS, the Whippet, GCH CH Karasar’s Masterpiece, the Samoyed, GCH CH Tobil’s Storm Warning at Sunrise, the Papillon, GCH CH Fenice Le Beaudreux, the Keeshond, GCH CH Luminary Black Velvet Bejeweled With Pearls, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Wonderland Force of Nature. 

With five BIS and 23 Terrier Groups Jennie is within one BIS of the Number One Terrier ranking.

AFFENPINSCHER GETS HIS FIRST

GCH CH Yarrow’s Hi-Tech Ben There Done That 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

The Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association asked judge John Wade to take the final at their day two show Sunday in Monroeville PA. The seven dogs that stayed all day to see him were the Flat-Coated Retriever, CH Windy Hill Dance To The Music JH, the Ibizan Hound, CH Serandida East So Bigstar, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Skansen’s Holy Knight, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s To Russia with Love, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Yarrow’s Hi-Tech Ben There Done That, the Standard Poodle, CH Hillwood Dassin Too Darn Hot, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Woodsides Megabucks. 

GCH CH McVan’s To Russia with Love 

His BIS was the smallest among them, the Affenpinscher, Ben. His RBIS was the Scottie, Knopa. Ben, the son of the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club winner, GCH CH Banana Joe v Tani Kazari, has been knocking at the door for some time, traveling to the final ring 13 times in 2013 and eight times this year before getting his first BIS on Sunday. What’s a guy gotta do to get noticed?

WINNERS REPEAT IN MICHIGAN

GCH CH Tashtins Lookin For Trouble 

We had yet another back2back performance this weekend in Birch Run MI where the 15 “ Beagle, GCH CH Tashtins Lookin For Trouble, followed his Saturday win with a Sunday triumph at Saginaw Valley Kennel Club show. Joining Miss P in judge Gloria Geringer’s final were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Silhouette’s All Revved Up, Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Sno Klassic Nanuke Lifes A Dance, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Darwyn Bruhil’s Flying Circus, the Pomeranian, Mythical Traveling In Style, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Cher Ami’s Toast With Remy Martin, and repeating his Saturday RBIS win, the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Stonepillar’s Steel Blu. 

GCH CH Stonepillar’s Steel Blu 

The win is Miss P’s third of the year in 12 times in the final ring. Suddenly the Hound Group is starting to look very interesting. We will have to wait until we update our numbers to see if Miss P made it to Number One Hound.

CHESSIE PICKS UP THIRD STRAIGHT

CH Albridens The Show Must Go On 

It was a big weekend for the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, CH Albridens The Show Must Go On, who picked up his first two career BIS at the Kennel Club Of Yorkville, Illinois’ two shows in De Kalb. We had predicted that we would hear again soon from Aries, but we did not expect it to come the next day! 

GCH CH King’s Mtn Angelina Ballerina 

Aries was challenged for the win by the Saluki, GCH CH Sandstorm Blue Nile Bubbles of Jatara, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gamegard III Have Another At Braeside, judge Doug Johnson’s RBIS, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, GCH CH King’s Mtn Angelina Ballerina, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Fist Face Reloaded, the Keeshond, CH Trumpet’s You Could Be Mine, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv’s Sultry Sensation. 

That makes three consecutive wins for Aries and handler Diane Baker. We hope to see this one soon.

BIG POINTS & BIG NAMES IN KANSAS

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 

Garden City KS had the biggest points and the biggest names this weekend. Check our archives for reports Frioday & Sunday results. Judge Bill Shelton had Sunday's final for the Salina Kennel Club with a heavy weight seven of the Welsh Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Rolyarts Payola NAJ, the Whippet Sporting Fields Shameless, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Hjohoos Save Hjour Love For Me, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Fist Face A Penny For Your Thought, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Heats on Fire, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect. 

GCH CH Dawin Heats on Fire 

The Portie, Matisse, picked up his second BIS of the set and the Poodle, Flame, added an RBIS to her day one BIS. Matisse is the nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds with 32 BIS and 43 Working Groups. The Sunflower Cluster concludes today with the Wichita Kennel Club’s second show.

GREATER SWISS BACK2BACK BIS

GCH CH Derby's Taste with Gusto

The Great Swiss Mountain Dog, GCH CH Derby's Taste with Gusto, had an outstanding time in Crosby TX this weekend, posting back2back BIS at where the San Jacinto Kennel Club’s two shows. 


GCH CH Heidelberg’s Austin V Melissa 

On Saturday judge Roger Hartinger preferred Gus to the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Heidelberg’s Austin V Melissa, whom he preferred to the Golden Retriever, Scion Thank God I’m A Country Boy, the Whippet, GCH CH Debmar Lovin’ Dixie SC, the Great Swiss Mountain Dog, GCH CH Derby's Taste with Gusto, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Thunderwood’s First Robin Of Spring, the Havanese, CH D’Va’s Second Star To The Right, and the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Winning Card. 

GCH CH Reigningstarz It’s 5 O’Clock
(photo by Tom Weigand/The Winning Image)

Somewhere HOF Sunday Gus would impress judge Paula Hartinger more than did the Pomeranian, GCH CH Reigningstarz It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere HOF, who impressed her more than did the returning Whippet, Norwich, & Bichon, the English Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Foxwoods Midnight Romance, or the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Riverside Telltale Coco Posh. The wins brings Gus’ 2014 record to three BIS, one RBIS, and seven Working Groups.

FIRST TIMERS RULE IN MERCED

GCH CH M&M's Fear The Beard 

In Northern California the place to be was Merced where the Yosemite Kennel Club was camped this weekend. Judge Eva Berg had the Saturday final and her pick of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, GCH CH Whiskeytown Brandywyn, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH M&M's Fear The Beard, the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Peaceriver SilverIce Summer Soltice, the Irish Terrier, GCH CH Rockledge McAllen of Meath, the Pug, GCH CH Brigadoon’s Shanghai Charlie, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Del Zarzosa Salvame From Afterglow, and the Pembroke welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Fly Me To The Moon. 

 Finishing one/two were the PBGV, Wilson, and the Pug, Charlie. It was the first BIS of the year for Wilson. Congratulations to breeder/owner Donna Moore and owner Janice Hayes. 

 Wilson, Charlie, and the Malamute, Puck, were all back on Sunday to plead their case with judge Murrel Purkheiser. Joining them were the Field Spaniel, GCH CH Promenade's Pay It Forward, the Lakeland Terrier, GCH CH Brocairs HRH Prince Harry, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Fly Me To The Moon. 

Wilson and Charlie would prevail again with Charlie going Best and Wilson getting the Reserve. It was also Charlie’s first BIS. Congratulations to breeders/owners Leslie Bridge & Jim Bridge DVM CVA and handler Bill McFadden. We hope to have a photo for you soon.

APPLE VALLEY KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH PaRay Preferential 

We start our Monday Morning Mop Up on the West Coast, 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles, in the town of Victorville CA where the Apple Valley Kennel Club was set up for two days. Sheila Polk’s final on Saturday included the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Foxboro N Shardust Authentic, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Thaon’s Wallstreet, the Boxer, GCH CH Hi Jinx This Is How I Roll, the White Bull Terrier, GCH CH Allegro Rockstar, the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Kulana’s Sh-Boom, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Newtnine Crown Of Queen, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH PaRay Preferential. 

GCH CH Foxboro N Shardust Authentic 

Her BIS was the Sheltie, Satoshi, and her RBIS was the Springer, Maddox. We first came upon Satoshi in January of 2013 when he took two BIS at the huge Rose City Cluster in Portland OR. Saturday’s win was the first this year for Satoshi and breeder/owner/handler Tray Pittman. Congratulations to Tray and co-owner Kim Furlong. 

GCH CH Newtnine Crown Of Queen 
(photo by Vicki Holloway)

Satoshi, the Afghan, Wally, and the Bichon, Queenie, would all return to judge Lou Guerrero’s final on Sunday. Joining them were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Sandpiper’s Let Freedom Ring, the Great Pyrenees, GCH CH Honor’s Promise to the Future, the Miniature Bull Terrier, GCH CH Cambria’s Kid n Play, and the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hi-Times What The Inferno. 

GCH CH Hi-Times What The Inferno 

Judge Guerrero would tap Satoshi’s kennel mate, the Bichon, Queenie, for his Best and the Pomeranian, Danny, as his Reserve. It was the second BIS in six final appearances this year for Queenie and handler Paul Flores.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

TOP THREE FACE OFF IN KANSAS

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Sunday results are starting to come in, but we want to give you one more Saturday report. As we told you yesterday our top three dogs are all in Valley Center KS, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect. All three made it to Elliot Weiss’ final on Saturday along with the Welsh Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Royalart’s Payola, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, GCH CH Cumhill Hell Raiser, and the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Fist Face A Penny For Your Thoughts. 

Saturday’s BIS was AKC’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Portie, Matisse. The RBIS was the Springer. Matisse maintains a record setting pace with 31 BIS and 42 Working Groups this year.

CHESAPEAKE BIS IN DE KALB

CH Albridens The Show Must Go On

On In the Chicago area the dog show action is in De Kalb IL this weekend where the Kennel Club Of Yorkville, Illinois is hosting two shows. Day one ended with judge Katie Gammill mulling over the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, CH Albridens The Show Must Go On, the Otterhound, GCH CH Aberdeen’s under The Influence, the Great Dane, GCH CH Gracyn Lost Creek The Descendant of Elan, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Garcini Rangels Rock N Rolla, the Pomeranian, CH Char’s Seattle Slew For Triple Crown, the Keeshond, CH Trumpet’s You Could Be Mine, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Wisechoice Hercule Poirot. 


 CH CH Wisechoice Hercule Poirot
(photo by Enviziondogs)

She gave the BIS to the Chessie, Aries, and the RBIS to the Bouvier, Poirot. Aries just picked up his very first BIS last weekend. We suspect this one has only just begun.

BEAGLE BEST IN MICHIGAN

GCH CH Tashtins Lookin For Trouble 

Great Lake fanciers flocked to Birch Run MI for two days with the Saginaw Valley Kennel Club. Saturday’s final featured judge Col Jerry Weiss in the final ring with the Weimaraner, GCH CH Doc’s Crosswinds Absolut Ten of Acadia, the 15 “ Beagle, GCH CH Tashtins Lookin For Trouble, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Jennycreek’s Power Play With Adesa, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Huntwood’s Command Performance of Tobylinn, the Brussels Griffon, CH Huntwood’s Slick Moves, the Keeshond, Ikon’s Steal The Spotlight, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Stonepillar’s Steel Blu. 

GCH CH Stonepillar’s Steel Blu 

Dog2Watch, the Beagle, Miss P sauntered away with the BIS. The Bouvier, Blu, grabbed the RBIS. Miss P has been showing up in finals everywhere east of the Mississippi this year, collecting two BIS, six RBIS, and 14 Hound Groups.

NEW DOG2WATCH IN PENNSYLVANIA

GCH CH Woodsides Megabucks 
(photo by Infocusbymiguel) 

The Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association opened their two day set in Monroeville PA yesterday and asked Robert Slay to take the day one final. His seven options were the ASCOB Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Trinity’s Tucked Under His Win, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner's International S'Cess, the Great Dane, GCH CH Justice’s Bare Necessity, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s To Russia with Love, the Affenpinscher, Yarrow’s Hi-Tech Ben There Done That, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Woodsides Megabucks. 


GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls 

Best In Show was the GSD, Megabucks, and Reserve Best In Show was the Shar-Pei, Tinsel. Megabucks only recently began his specials career, but has already collected two BIS, one RBIS, and eight Herding Group Ones, all in the past month. We think that Megabucks is a Dog2Watch. Congratulations to breeder Sandy L Anderson, and owners Kiki Courtelis. Joyce Wilkinson, & Jodi & Jason Duin, and handler Lenny Brown.

WELSH TERRIER BIS AGAIN IN AL

GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor 
(photo  by Karren Evasuik)

The Tuscaloosa Kennel Club had the coveted Saturday spot in the four show cluster this weekend in Columbiana AL. The seven dogs asking BIS judge Dr Bob G Smith were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Easthill Broxden Woodland Lettuce Entertain You, the Whippet, GCH CH Karasar’s Masterpiece, the Samoyed, GCH CH Tobil’s Storm Warning at Sunrise, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor, the Papillon, GCH CH Fenice Le Beaudreux, the Chow Chow, GCH CH Padow’s Twilight Embrey New Moon at Asans, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Wonderland Force of Nature. 

GCH CH Tobil’s Storm Warning at Sunrise 

His Best was Thursday’s BIS winner, the Welsh Terrier, Jennie. His Reserve was Friday’s BIS winner, the Sammie, Toby. Jennie is the country’s Number Two Terrier with four BIS and 22 Terrier Groups.

NUMBER ONE TERRIER BIS IN FL

GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie 

If you were at a dog show in the Sunshine State on Saturday you were at the Greater Orange Park Dog Club show in Elkton FL. The seven who stayed all day to see BIS judge Dana Cline were the English Setter, GCH CH Weymouths En Fuego, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Regimes Thriller of Elmo, the Boxer, CH Vixayo’s Golden Ticket, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Papillon, GCH CH Wildfire On the Record, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Bandog Major League Homerun at TX Star, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Ha’Penny Deja Aphrodite. 

GCH CH Weymouths En Fuego 

His top two were the Skye, Charlie, and the Setter, Blaze. It was the fourth straight BIS for Charlie, the nation’s Number One Terrier with nine BIS and 27 Terrier Groups.

TOP HOUND BIS IN MASSACHUSETTS

GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded 
(photo by Gay Glazbrook)

America had plenty of opportunity to get to a dog show on Saturday with all breed shows in ten different venues. New Englanders gathered in West Springfield MA for yesterday’s for the Troy Kennel Club show. 

GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire 

 Judge Fred Ferris chose his top two from a seven of the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Boxer, GCH CH Brisbane Diamonds Are Decadent, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Class Act By Hallsblu, the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, CH Sanchi Pleasant Surprise, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Gala Brighton Lakeridge Reflections Of Me, and the Belgian Tervuren, GCH CH Mishaook Lulu At Chateau Blanc HXCS. 

Striding to the front of the line was the Afghan, Matrix, followed by the IWS, Riley. It is a very competitive year for Afghans and Matrix leads the breed and the Hound Group with seven BIS and 15 Hound Groups.