Saturday, August 30, 2014

SHELTIE BIS IN JACKSON MI

GCH CH Grandgables The Frat Boy

We start today’s show reports with this from Jackson MI where the Jaxon (sic) Kennel Club opened their two day set. BIS judge Fred Ferris’ lineup included the Gordon Setter, GCH CH Sastya's Eleven Eleven, the Norwegian Elkhound, GCH CH Silhouette's Au Fish, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Avatar Cosmac Storm, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Darwyn Bruhil's Flying Circus, the Pekingese, GCH CH Sunn Yenn Uncensored Dachari, the Bulldog, GCH CH Just Lonestar Bright Lights Big City, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgables The Frat Boy. 

GCH CH Just Lonestar Bright Lights Big City 

It was the Sheltie, Brother, taking the BIS and the Bulldog, Bentley, grabbing the runner up spot. It was the sixth BIS of the year for the country’s Number Five Herding Dog.

POM BEST IN LOUISIANA

GCH CH Hitimes What The Inferno 
(photo by Karen Evasuik)

Here in the South, fanciers are gathered in Monroe LA for four days down on the bayou. The Bayou Kennel Club had the Friday opener and they drew several of the country’s top dogs. Judge Norm Kenney had four of AKC’s Top Ten Dogs All Breeds in his final. His seven were the Number Four Dog, the Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Regime’s Thriller of Elmo, the Mastiff, GCH CH Willow ridge Risky Business, the Number Six Dog, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Number Nine Dog, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitimes What The Inferno, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH R-Lee Sparkle Plenty, and the Number Two Dog, the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect. 

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Best went to the smallest among them, the Pom, Danny. The OES, Swagger, took the Reserve. Danny is the Number One Toy Dog with twelve BIS this season.

MARQUETTE KENNEL CLUB FRIDAY

GCH CH Gamegards I’ll Have Another V Braeside 

The Marquette Kennel Club opened an ambitious three day, four show, stop in their Michigan hometown on Friday. Friday’s final were in the hands of judge Joe Gregory who chose his top two from the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Hil-N-Don & Canyonwood Seemore Of Me, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Elmo’s Martian Chronicles CGC, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gamegards I’ll Have Another V Braeside, the Russell Terrier, CH Baylock Heart Of Fire, the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Zens Cirque Du Soleil, the Lhasa Apso, GCH CH Ha-Lee Kiki-Ari Captain Morgan, and the Smooth Collie, GCH CH Jereco’s Satin Sheets. 

GCH CH Jereco’s Satin Sheets 

Finishing one/two were the Rottweiler, Indy, and the Collie, Satin. It was the seventh BIS this year for nation's Number Five Working Dog and handler Holly Eldred and their third this month.  The MKC will hold two shows today.  We're exhausted just thinking about it.

WHIPPET DAY TWO IN KENTUCKY

GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless 
(photo by Gay Glazbrook)

The Northern Kentucky Kennel Club had the day two spot in Lexington KY on Friday and they chose Bonnie Linnell Clarke to take the final ring. Joining her there were the English Setter, GCH CH Stargaze'R 'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don'T Tell, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Cambria’s Vraiment Parfait, the Standard Manchester Terrier, GCH CH Oasis Razzmatazz CA, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Highwood’s Big Shot, and the Smooth Collie, GCH CH Travler Kelise Overdrive. 

GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power 

 Her BIS was the Whippet, Brazen, and her RBIS was the Shih Tzu, Rocket. Brazen is the nation’s Number One Whippet and Number Two Hound with nine top prizes this year.

WPG BEST IN MAINE

GCH CH Fireside Spontaneous Combustion 

While the country’s Number One Dog All Breeds was in New Jersey on Friday picking up. another BIS, his kennelmate was in Union ME doing the same. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, GCH CH Fireside Spontaneous Combustion, started his week taking an RBIS on Thursday. 

GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez) 

 Joining Buster and handler Michelle Scott in judge Nancy Liebes final were the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble, the Akita, GCH CH CR-Wicca’s Trade Secret, CH Joval Sweet Time, the RBIS, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), the Dalmatian, GCH CH Merry Go Round Coach Master, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Devinwood A Perfect Stranger. 


The win was the first BIS by a WPG since December of 2010 when Buster collect his 11th BIS of the year.  We haven’t seen much of eight year old Buster since his Sporting Group Three win at the 2011 Westminster Kennel Club show. We hope that he stays around for a while so fanciers can get a look at this splendid example of a rare breed. Congratulations to Michelle, breeder/owner Elaine Hunsicker, and Joan Coughlin.

Friday, August 29, 2014

NUMBER ONE JUGGERNAUT

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 

The furry juggernaut that is the nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds, added another BIS to his record setting resume today. The Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, was judge Paula Nykiel Best In Show today at the Newton Kennel Club show in Augusta NJ. 

GCH CH Monamour Jp Energy Of Kiss 

Also in the final ring were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Celtic Thunder, the Afghan Hound, Stillwinds Dragonfly Ecco's Rydin' Solo, judge Nykiel’s RBIS, the Russell Terrier. GCH CH Monamour Jp Energy Of Kiss, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Schipperke, GCH CH De LaMer Point Break, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Milas Latin Fever. 

The win brings Matisse’s 2014 record to 92 BIS and 125 Working Groups

SIBERIAN BEST IN NORTH CAROLINA

GCH CH Highlander's Rumour Has It 

Our first report today comes in from Raleigh NC where the Alamance Kennel Club opened the four day set. Judge Minna-Liisa Koltes chose her top two from the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Legacy Random Titleist, the American Foxhound, CH Kiarry's Stonewall Jackson, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Highlander's Rumour Has It, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Hampton Court Broxden In Queso Emergency, the Japanese Chin, CH Chindale's Anything She Wants, the Bulldog, GCH CH Imperious HamItUp Southern Bell, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey. 

 Taking the BIS was the Siberian. Receiving the RBIS was the Smooth Fox. It was the second of the year for Rumor and handler Frank Murphy.

CARDIGAN BEST IN KENTUCKY

GCH CH Riverside Telltail Coco Posh 

Our next stop is Lexington KY where the hometown Lexington Kennel Club opened the five day Bluegrass Classic on Thursday. Judge Patricia Laurans had the opening final and her pick of the English Setter, GCH CH Stargaze'R 'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don'T Tell, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Skansen’s Holy Knight, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Meadowlakes Pants on Fire, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the Bulldog, GCH CH Dowat’s The Gladiator, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Riverside Telltail Coco Posh. 


GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless 
 (photo by Gay Glazbrook) 

Taking the big rosette was the Corgi, Coco, while the Whippet, Brazen, grabbed the reserve ribbon. Coco is the nation’s Number One Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Number Four Herding Dog with seven BIS this year.

RECORD SETTING CHIHUAHUA

GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez) 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy) 

The Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), started his week with a record breaking performance on Thursday in Union ME. Sonnito picked up his 19th career BIS at the Central Maine Kennel Club show, setting a new record for the variety. 

GCH CH Firesides Spontaneous Combustion JH 

Joining Sonnito in judge Charlotte Clem McGowan’s final were her RBIS, the Wire Pointing Griffon, GCH CH Firesides Spontaneous Combustion JH, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Raquel Welch Of Malabo APD, the Akita, GCH CH CR-Wicca’s Trade Secret, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Michan’s Mick Like A Rolling Stone, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Merry Go Round Coach Master, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Riverside Get Over It. 

The record setting performance was made all the more remarkable by the fact that the Mexican import accomplished it in just over six months of competition. Our congratulations to Erika, breeder/owner Romulo Sanchez-Torres, and owners Janet Lange Moses & James Moses.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

PWD STARTS WEEK WITH BIS

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

First in this week with show results is the Kennel Club of Northern New Jersey who opened a five day, two venue stop in New Jersey. Today the seven dogs that made it to judge Ronald Rella’s final were the Labrador Retriever, GCH CH Beechcroft Midnight Rose’s Baccara, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Lyonnese Master’s Blend By Kimani, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Class Act by Hallsblu, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Keeshond, GCH CH Shainakees Abundant Asset Is Mercy, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Stuttgart’s Now Don t Refuse Me Of Masrock. 


GCH CH Pequest General Tso 
(photo by Betsy Dallas)

The PWD, Matisse, started his week as he ended the last, with a BIS. The Peke, General Tso, added the RBIS to his already admirable resume. It was the 91st BIS in 124 final appearances tis year for Matisse and handler Michael Scott.

SAMMIASH KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Sanbar’s Ride The Winds 

Before we start with today’s results let’s give you a report on Sunday’s Sammiash Kennel Club show in Redmond WA. Judge Carol Spritzer chose her top two form the Brittany, GCH CH Sanbar’s Ride The Winds, the Borzoi, GCH CH Zabava Ostrov Casablanca, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Tiburon Diamante Noir, the West Highland White Terrier, GCH CH Whitebriar Jaw Dropper, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH North Well Vivian JP Rose Queen, the Dalmatian, CH Merry Go Round Express, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Allegro Southern Charm. 

GCH CH Whitebriar Jaw Dropper 

Her BIS was the Brittany, Harley, and her RBIS was the Westie, JD. It was the second BIS of the year for the nation’s Number Two Britany.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MENSONA KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Promenade’s Pay It Forward 

 Exhibitors at the Mensona Kennel Club’s two shows in Santa Rosa CA this past weekend were just 40 miles from the epicenter of Sunday’s big earthquake. However, it takes more than a little shaking to keep fanciers from their favorite pursuit. The seven dogs that made it to judge James Reynolds final on Saturday were the Field Spaniel, GCH CH Promenade’s Pay It Forward, the Basset Hound, GCH CH Topsfield-Sanchu Eenie Meenie Miney Moe, the Akita, GCH CH Mojo’s Continuation of a Myth, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Regency’s Play For Keeps, the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Kulana’s Sh-Boom, the Keeshond, GCH CH Skyline's Unit Of Measure, and the Puli, GCH CH Mt Hood’s Leapin Linni Of Tordor. 

GCH CH Mt Hood’s Leapin Linni Of Tordor 

Finishing one/two were the Field Spaniel, Gideon, and the Puli, Linni. Gideon is the country’s Number Three Sporting Dog with nine BIS in 2014. 

 GCH CH Regency’s Play For Keeps 

Sunday judge John Burgess would see the same seven save two the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH M&M’s Fear The Beard, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Wedgewood’s Abracadabra. Collecting the BIS was the Schnauzer, Keeper. Snagging the RBIS was the Keeshond, Cubit. 

GCH CH Skyline's Unit Of Measure 

It was the second of the year for Keeper and handler Bill McFadden.  Both BIS have come in the last five weeks.

ST CROIX VALLEY KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Joval Sweet Time 

St Elmo MN was the site of this past weekend’s St Croix Valley Kennel Club shows and two dogs from the East Coast made the most of the opportunity. On Saturday judge Patti Widick Neale chose the Connecticut based Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Joval Sweet Time, as her BIS. She also liked the Afghan Hound from North Carolina, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, whom she named her RBIS. Rounding out her seven were the English Setter, GCH CH Stargaze'R 'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don'T Tell, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gamegard I’ll Have Another at Braeside, the Pug, GCH CH Moonstruck’s In The Pocket!, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s It’s Miller Time, and the Australian Terrier, GCH CH Navrock Pardon My French. 


GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded 

It was the first BIS for the Airedale bitch, Splenda. Congratulations to breeders/owners Dr Valeria Rickard & John Rickard and handler Adam Bernardin. 

GCH CH Katon’s Eye Of The Tiger V Morgenwald 

 Sunday judge Adrian Woodfork would name the returning Afghan, Matrix, his Best and the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Katon’s Eye Of The Tiger V Morgenwald, his Reserve winner. Also asking for consideration were the above named English Setter, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, GCH CH Bryr Rose Phoenix Rising, the previously seen Pug, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Unique Da Maya Dancing Queen, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Sundance Ringside Rumor. Matrix is the nation’s Number Four Hound with BIS to his credit this year.

PUG TWO-FER IN ILLINOIS

GCH CH Jato Jet Liner 

The Pug, GCH CH Jato Jet Liner, visited the final ring eight times during the first seven months of the year, but was not able to persuade any judge to give him the big rosette. Far from being discouraged Jato proved the power of persistence collecting three BIS this month.

GCH CH Kamterra’s Legato 
(photo  by Derek Glas)

The last two BIS were done back2back at the Elgin Kennel Club’s two shows in their Illinois hometown this past weekend. On Saturday judge John Wade also the Welsh Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Trystyn Statesman Cactus Blue, the Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH Daybreak’s Bewitching Blossom, the RBIS, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Kamterra’s Legato, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, GCH CH Kings Mtn Angelina Ballerina, the Boston Terrier, CH Sabes Simply Invincible, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Riverside Get Over It. 

GCH CH Riverside Get Over It 

Sunday judge Robert Slay would like Jato more than he did the retuning Corgi, whom he preferred to the English Setter, GCH CH Merriman & Stardom Fire At Hiddenlane JH , the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Elmo’s Martian Chronicles CGC, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Pics Rock On Kinjack CD RE, the Wire fox Terrier, CH Fyrewyre Fit To Be Tied, and the above name Boston Terrier. Our congratulations to breeders/owners Rosemary Robles & Jane Bale-Woodside, owner Wayne Woodside, and handler Barry Clothier.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PULI BEST IN OHIO SUNDAY



GCH CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey

The Western Reserve Kennel Club closed the three day set in Chagrin Falls OH with judge Anita Duggan in the final ring.  Her lineup included the English Setter, CH Reidwood Just My Style, the Otterhound, GCH CH Aberdeen’s Under The Influence, the Komondor, GCH CH Nagyalma Yes I Can, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH J’Cobe Broxden Shark Dressed Man, the Blenheim English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH Loujon Thornwood Little Jacob, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey.

CH Reidwood Just My Style

Her BIS was the Puli and her RBIS was the Setter.  It was the seventh BIS of the year for the nation’s Number Two Herding Dog.

BACK2BACK BIS FOR XOLO

GCH CH Bayshore Giorgio Armani 

We had a number of multiple BIS performances this past week. In Middleburg PA the Xoloitzcuintli, GCH CH Bayshore Giorgio Armani, posted back2back BIS, taking both the big rosettes offered by the Mid Susquehanna Valley Kennel Club. Sunday’s final was called by judge Joan Goldstein who also considered the Brittany, CH Triumphant’s As Good As It Gets JH, her RBIS, the American Foxhound, GCH CH Kiarry’s Stonewall Jackson, the Boxer, GCH CH Jacquet’s Annie El Encanto, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Rivendell’s Tinker Toy, the Havanese, GCH CH Surluv Lickin Larrgo De Grace, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Ha’Penny Mirimar The Fab Fawn. 

GCH CH Kiarry’s Stonewall Jackson 

 Armani was the first Xolo to win a BIS in the US. This year he has seven.

CATCHING UP IN KENTUCKY

GCH CH Starlite’s Made Of The Best Stuff On Earth BN RN JC 

We last visited Owensboro KY to tell you that the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Stonpillar’s Steel Blu, was judge Stephen Hubbell’s BIS at the Southern Indiana Kennel Club on Friday. 

 Judge Randy Garren had the final at Saturday’s Owensboro River City Kennel club show and his pick of the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Hil-N-Don & Canyonwood Seemore Of Me, the Saluki, GCH CH Starlite’s Made Of The Best Stuff On Earth BN RN JC, the Akita, GCH CH Wicca’s Rule the Air, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Abbeyrose Black Diamond, the Pug, GCH CH Caper’s Sirius Endeavor, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Major Leagues Mighty Joe At Winsome, and the Bouvier, Blue. 

GCH CH Stonepillar’s Steel Blu 

Judge Garren named The Saluki, Snapple, as his Best and Blue, the Bouvier, as his Reserve. It was the first BIS for Snapple. Congratulations to breeders/owners Tina Turley-Kocab, Mark Kocab, owner Sandra Middlebrooks, and handler Erin Roberts. 

GCH CH Pequest General Tso 

 Judge Houston Clark took the final at Sunday’s Southern Indiana Kennel Club show. There seeking his favor were the previously seen Springer, the Whippet, GCH CH Bo-Bett Appraxin Angel, the returning Akita, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Garcini & Rangel’s Rock N Rolla, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Schipperke, GCH CH Rivendel’s Barefoot Bandit, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Turn-Key’s Little Big Man RN. 

GCH CH Bo-Bett Appraxin Angel 

Finishing one/two were the Peke, General Tso, and the Whippet, Angel. It was the fifth BIS of the year for General Tso and Pekingese maven, breeder/owner/handler David Fitzpatrick. 


GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 
(photo by Michael McGuire)

The Evansville Kennel Club closed the five day set in Owensboro KY with judge Dennis McCoy in the final ring. Hoping to take home the BIS were the now familiar Springer, Welsh Terrier, & Bouvier, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner’s International S’Cess, the Portuguese water, Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Wenrick’s Don’t Stop Believin, and the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Belle Creek’s All I Care About Is Love.  

It was the nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the PWD, Matisse, grabbing the BIS and Bouvier, Blue, adding another RBIS to his impressive week. Matisse ends the week with one BIS, one, RBIS, and five Group Ones, giving him 90 BIS and 123 Working Groups this year.

BACK2BACK BIS FOR GIANT

GCH CH Skansen’s Holy Knight

The Magic Valley Kennel Club closed their weekend in Huntington WV Sunday with judge Johan Becerra Hernandez in the final ring. Joining him were the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Shannon’s Celebration At Springrun, the Basset Hound, GCH CH Stonewall Ol South Loretta, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Skansen’s Holy Knight, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Darling Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Chars Seattle Slew For Triple Crown, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Barnstorm To-Jo BEn Wicked @ Adominos By Dzine, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Tartanside Savoir-Faire. 

GCH CH Chars Seattle Slew For Triple Crown 

Repeating his Saturday BIS performance was the Giant, Knight. Taking the RBIS was the Pom, Huey. It was the fifth BIS of the year for the nation’s Number One Giant Schnauzer.