Saturday, September 6, 2014


GCH CH Dunkirk Imagine That

The last of last week’s reports comes in from the Cheyenne Kennel Club who spent the weekend in their Wyoming hometown.  On Saturday they asked judge Roger Hartinger to choose his top two from the Pointer, CH Solivia's Dexterity At Skyhi, the Whippet, Jubilee Songs From The Wood, the Samoyed, GCH CH Polar Mist N Bark Bark's Built Tough, the Australian Terrier, GCH CH Nellyson's Mr Dont Skip The Zip, the Pekingese, GCH CH Dunkirk Imagine That, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Teeshas How Cute Am I Cedar C, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Larklain Markers Eye In The Sky.

CH Solivia's Dexterity At Skyhi

He chose the Peke, Tommy, as his Best and the Pointer, Dexterity, as his Reserve.  It was the third of the year for Tommy and breeder/owner/handler Tim Reese.

GCH CH Polar Mist N Bark Bark's Built Tough

Tommy, Dexterity, and the aforementioned Sammie would return to the final ring on Sunday to plead their cases with judge Paula Hartinger.  They were joined by the Borzoi, GCH CH Zabava Ostrov Casablanca, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH High Mtn Warfox Peppermint Twist, the Schipperke, GCH CH Bonchien Bee-Utiful Ba-Bee, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Thunderhill's Apple Bottom Jeans. 

GCH CH Thunderhill's Apple Bottom Jeans

Taking home the BIS was the Sammie, Ford.  Packing up the RBIS was the Sheltie, Bindi.  It was the first BIS for Ford.  Congratulations to breeders Ann Cozzi, Lynette Blue & Joseph Cozzi, owners Claire & John O'Neill, and handler Anna Mysliwiec.


GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect.

When we last checked in on Monroe LA we told you that the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitimes What The Inferno, was judge Norm Kenney’s BIS at Friday’s Bayou Kennel Club.  The next two days would belong to the nation’s Number Two Dog All Breeds, the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect.

GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome

At Saturday’s BKC encore Swagger impressed judge Robert Schreve more than did his Reserve winner, the Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome, who impressed him more than did the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Zen-Pahlavi You Ain’T Seen Nothing Yet JC, the Akita, GCH CH Stardust’s See You At The Show RN, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the previously mentioned Pom, Danny, and the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Winning Card.

GCH CH By U Cal’s Monkey On The Bayou

Sunday Swagger would head judge Gloria Kerr’s lineup at the day one show of the Vicksburg Kennel Club of Mississippi which included the previously seen Brittany, Becket, the RBIS, the Basset Hound, GCH CH By U Cal’s Monkey On The Bayou, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, GCH CH Derby’s Toast with Gusto, the returning Skye, Charlie, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Miletree Carnival, and the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Ri-Lee Sparkle Plenty.  The two wins brings Swagger’s 2014 record to an impressive 63 BIS.

GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie

Judge James White would bring it home on Monday at the VKCM’s closer.  The seven hoping to take home the stop’s last prizes were the Brittany, Becket, the returning Basset, the Great Dane, GCH CH Sweet's Firenrain V Saravilla BN CGC, the Skye, Charlie, the Japanese Chin, GCH CH Dojo's Suikoden Tenmei, the previously seen Bichon, Bingo, and Swagger.

Finishing one/two were Charlie and Beckett.  Charlie is the country’s Number One Terrier and Number Five Dog All Breeds with 19 BIS this season.


GCH CH Inspiration’s Breath Of Heaven

We return to last week’s results with q report on the four shows in Amana IA hosted by the Tri-City Kennel Club and the Cedar Rapids Kennel Association.  The TCKC had the Friday/Saturday slots, ending day one with judge Janet Sinclair’s final.  Her seven options were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the Saluki, GCH CH Starlite’s Made Of The Best Stuff On Earth BN RN JC, the Boxer, GCH CH Inspiration’s Breath Of Heaven, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Lonestar’s Which Witch, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Char's Seattle Slew For Triple Crown, the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Aki Shimas Uninvited Guest RN CGC, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv's Sultry Sensation.

Taking the BIS was the Boxer, Angel.  Accepting the RBIS was the Springer, Randy.  It was the first of the year for Angel.  Congratulations to breeder/owner, Gina Freer, owners William & Tina Trusdale & Mack & Joleena Young, and handler Christa Cook.

GCH CH Char's Seattle Slew For Triple Crown

Saturday judge Carolyn Taylor would see the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Forever's All Jacked Up CGC, the Whippet, GCH CH Kamada's New York Minute, Angel, the Boxer, the Parson Russell Terrier, GCH CH Posey Canyon Classic Stun Gun, the above named Pom, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, and the Belgian Malinois, GCH CH Isell's Ivano Aka Zenvo CA.

GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire

Best went to the smallest among them, the Pom, Huey, Reserve to the Standard Poodle, Flame.  We have several BIS Poms this year.  Huey has four to his credit.

GCH CH Telltale American Ride

The CRKA took over on Sunday and put judge Joan Goldstein in the final ring with the previously mentioned Springer, the Borzoi, GCH CH Chihawk Echovesna I Luv You, Angel, the Boxer, the same Parson Russell, the Pom, Huey, the Dalmatian, GCH CH  Centurion Anticipation Charming Dalfield, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Aubrey’s Tails of Mystery.

GCH CH Aubrey’s Tails of Mystery

Finishing one/two were the Springer, Randy, and the Corgi, Libbie.  Randy is the Number One English Springer Spaniel, and the Number Five Sporting Dog with eight BIS this year.

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

Randy would be back on Monday to see BIS Judge James Ham along with the previously seen Saluki, Miniature Schnauzer, Pom, Standard Poodle, & Corgi.  The lone newcomer was the Boxer, GCH CH Happy Tails Kit Kat Saves The Day & Stealsaheart.  Taking home the last BIS was the Saluki, Snapple.  Adding an RBIS to his BIS was the Pom, Huey.  A late entry in the season, Snapple just picked up his first BIS two weeks ago.  This was his second.  We expect a few more before the year is over.

Thursday, September 4, 2014


CH Hi-Fives Noble Son

The St Louis Dog Breeders Association offered up the traditional weekend, with two shows in two days. Saturday ended with judge John Ramirez going over the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Hytree Top Gun, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner's International Space Station At Honidge, the Boxer, CH Hi-Fives Noble Son, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Explicits Full Throttle to Alpine, the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Dejavu I Want'A Talk About Me, the Boston Terrier, CH Sabes Simply Invincible, and the Australian Cattle Dog, GCH CH Studios Outlaw Tagalong PT.

His Best was the Boxer, Noble, and his Reserve was the Golden, Gunner.  Our congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Brian Keith Briley and Noble on their first BIS of 2014. 

GCH CH InVolo The King of Pop 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Judge Peter Green would close the set on Sunday with the Golden Retriever, CH Futura Happy Go Lucky, the Pharaoh Hound, GCH CH Farao Anubis Inferno RN SC, Noble, the Boxer, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH  Kingsview Just Ebony, the Papillon, GCH CH InVolo The King of Pop, the returning Boston, and the Border Collie, GCH CH F Si A Ge Of Fu You Yuan Kennel.

Judge Green would name the Papillon, Jackson, BIS and the Boston, Vinnie, as his RBIS.  It was the ninth BIS of the year for the country’s Number Four Toy Dog.


GCH CH Ansa Mo Caoimhin Modigliani CGC 

Before we start with today’s results we want to talk about the new practice of hosting two all-breed shows in the same venue on the same day. At first introduction we were skeptical. We are, after all, pretty traditional. We already think that some dogs spend too much time in crates going to and from shows and while at the shows. 

However, after more consideration we see at least two advantages. The two shows in a day venue keeps exhibitors on the show grounds longer. That will give them more time to visit with their fellow fanciers, giving them more time to learn about their breed and the sport from their more experienced competitors. It also gives them more time to build relationships with other exhibitors, making for a more harmonious show experience. 

CH Solstice Karylyn Amelie 

 It also means that the public will get more of an opportunity to see the breed they love. The Bulldog is one of the most popular breeds in the US. However, the average spectator will never get to see a Bulldog in the ring because they are always shown at 8:00 AM and the average spectator is not going to get to the show until much later. With a two show venue the show going public will get a chance to see all the breeds at the second show. Sadly, too many of our community do not care about the show going public. However, and we can’t emphasize this enough, OUR SPORT CAN NOT EXIST UNLESS WE WIN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE PUBLIC! Just about every societal entity demeans and diminishes our sport. The school system pushes an animal rights agenda. The Environmental Protection Agency thinks that Polar Bears, which number in the tens of thousands in the Artic, are endangered, but that Sealyham Terriers, of which there are only a few hundred in the world, are not worth protecting. It’s at the shows that we get a chance to tell the public the real story. 

GCH CH Mystery’s Question Mark 

This past weekend in Marquette MI, the hometown kennel club hosted four shows, including two on Saturday. We told you that the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gamegards I’ll Have Another V Braeside, was judge Joe Gregory’s BIS on Friday. The Saturday AM final was called by judge James Frederiksen. The seven getting the early call were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Hil-N-Don & Canyonwood Seemore Of Me, the Irish Wolfhound, GCH CH Ansa Mo Caoimhin Modigliani CGC, the aforementioned Rottweiler, Indy, the Russell Terrier, CH Baylock Heart of Fire, the Papillon, GCH CH Mystery’s Question Mark, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Cher Ami’s Toast With Remy Martin, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Solstice Karylyn Amelie. His Best was the Wolfhound, Dig, and his Reserve was the Sheltie, Amelie. It was the second BIS of the year for Dig and breeder/owner/handler Ashley Schaffer. 

CH Baylock Heart of Fire 
(photo by Mark Ulrich)

Dig would be back for the PM edition along with the same Russell, Papillon, and Sheltie. Joining them in judge Barbara Dempsey-Alderman’s final were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Summits Back By Popular Demand, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Nightline Viking at Tanglewood, and the Miniature Poodle, CH Horizon’s Absolutely Me. Taking the BIS was the Papillon, Brody. Grabbing the RBIS was the Russell, Phoenix. It was the first BIS of the year for Brody. Our congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Jenny Widing. 

GCH CH Trumpet’s You Could Be Mine

The MKC was back to a more leisurely pace on Sunday with just one show. The seven that stayed to the end to see Dr Steve Keating were the now familiar Golden, Rottweiler, Russell, & Papillon, and the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Elmo’s Martian Chronicles CGC, the Keeshond, GCH CH Trumpet’s You Could Be Mine, & the Bearded Collie, CH Wildwood Kinikia Hear Me Roar. Takin home the set’s last big rosette was the Kees, Keeper, while the Golden, Brodie, packed up the reserve ribbon. Our congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Beth Blakenship and handler Carissa Boetcher on Kepper’s first BIS of 2014.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


CH North Well Vivian Jp Rose Queen

Our Pacific Northwest entry this past weekend was in St Helens OR with the Longview-Kelso Kennel Club.  Saturday’s finalists were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Diamond Mk The Eagle Has Landed, the Greyhound, GCH CH Helios Tulip Atheart, the Bullmastiff, GCH CH Banstock N Highpoint New Day Bruin At Kimo, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Sierra’s Ground Zero, the Toy Poodle, CH North Well Vivian Jp Rose Queen, the Keeshond, GCH CH Skyline’s Chemin De Fer, and the Belgian Tervuren, GCH CH Sky Acres Maximum Altitude.

GCH CH Sky Acres Maximum Altitude

Judge Richard Lopaschuk’s BIS was the Toy Poodle, Rosie, and his RBIS was the Tervuren, Tripp.  It was the first BIS for Vivian and handler Tim Brazier.  Vivian is owned by breeder Yone Natsume  and Toni Sosnoff & Martin Sosnoff.  The Sosnoffs are the owners of the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, who was the Reserve Best In Show at this year’s Westminster Kennel Club show.  Our congratulations to Team Rosie on her first BIS!

GCH CH Rush Hills DramaGeddon JH

Judge Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna had the Sunday final and her pick of the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Rush Hills DramaGeddon JH, the Whippet, Rainiers Class Act at Endeavor, the Akita, GCH CH Sondaisa Fyre When Ready CD, the aforementioned AmStaff, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Hilltops GQ Cover Boy, the Chow Chow, GCH CH Padow’s Too Hot To Handle, and Tripp, the Tervuren.

GCH CH Sondaisa Fyre When Ready CD

She chose the Golden, Willis, as her BIS and the Akita, Holster, as her RBIS.  It’s the second of the year and this month for Willis and breeder/owner/handler Tonya Struble.  Congratulations to Tonya and owner  Cathy Meddaugh.