Saturday, November 1, 2014

KNOXVILLE TN DAY ONE

GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble
(photo by Kayla Bertagnolli)

After three days of Fort Wayne IN being the center of the dog world, we have seven other sites holding shows today. Judge Douglas R Holloway Jr was In Knoxville TN to name a Best In Show and Reserve for the Tennessee Valley Kennel Club. 

GCH CH Imperious HamItUp Southern Bell 

 His seven options were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Skansen’s Holy Knight, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor, the Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH Maibee Orlando, the Bulldog, GCH CH Imperious HamItUp Southern Bell, and the Belgian Tervuren, GCH CH Blackwater Peloton High Style. 

 His BIS was the Beagle, Miss P. His RBIS was the Bulldog, Annabelle. Miss P is the nation’s Number One 15" Beagle and Number Two Hound with 16 BIS and 72 Sporting Groups this year.

DAY THREE IN FORT WAYNE IN

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

 Friday was the midway point in the five day Old fort Cluster in Fort Wayne IN. The host Sturgis Kennel Club asked judge Gary Doerge to take the final and choose his top two from an all BIS winning seven, the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Ashdown’s time to Thrill, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Dandie Dinmont, GCH CH King’s Mtn Angelina Ballerina, the Pug, GCH CH Caper’s Sirius Endeavor, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey. 


GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire 
(photo by Derek Glas)

He chose the country’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the PWD, Matisse, as his BIS and the Number Three Dog, the Standard Poodle, Flame, as his RBIS. The win brings Matisse’s career BIS total to 214, tying the Scottish Terrier, CH Braeburn’s Close Encounter, for the third highest number of BIS, and just two shy of the Number Two Dog, the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Registry’s Lonesome Dove. The winningest show dog of all time was the German Shepherd Dog, CH Altana’s Mystique, with 275 BIS. Matisse has 119 BIS and 155 Working Groups this year.

Friday, October 31, 2014

DAY TWO IN FORT WAYNE IN

GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie)
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Judge Jane Forsyth was in Fort Wayne IN on Thursday to choose a Best In Show winner for the La Porte County Kennel Club. Her seven options were the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Over The Legal Limit, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Pug, CH Chelseas Fantasy Dressed to Impress, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey. 

GCH CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey 
(photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

Her Best was the Number One Terrier, the Skye, Charlie, and her Reserve was the Number Two Herding Dog, the Puli, Charlotte. Charlie is also the Number Five Dog All Breeds with 25 BIS and 101 Terrier Groups this year.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

DAY ONE IN FORT WAYNE IN

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

The Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club kicked off the five day Old Fort Cluster in Fort Wayne IN on Wednesday. The Fort Wayne shows are the only cluster this week in the US and as such have drawn many of the nation’s top dogs. 

GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie 

The seven BIS judge Raymond Filburn Jr saw were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Doc's Crosswinds Absolut Ten Of Acadia, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Pug, GCH CH Caper’s Sirius Endeavor, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn. 

 His Best was the nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the PWD, Matisse, and his Reserve, was the country’s Number One Terrier and Number Five Dog All Breeds, the Skye, Charlie. The win was Matisse’s 213th career BIS. This year Matisse has 118 BIS in 153 final attempts this year.

SUNDAY IN GREELEY CO

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect 

The Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect, collected his 101st career BIS at Sunday’s Buckthorn Valley Kennel Club show in Greeley CO. 

GCH CH Rivendel’s Barefoot Bandit 

Challenging Swagger for judge Elizardo Valadez's attention were the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Relentless Country Wind Tornado JH, the Pharaoh Hound, GCH CH Osiris Cowboy Casanova, the Newfoundland, Kirenskas The Polar Express, the Colored Bull Terrier, CH Magor Galactic Agent, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pevyne’s Bad Romance, and the RBIS, the Schipperke, GCH CH Rivendel’s Barefoot Bandit. 

The win was Swagger’s 77th BIS in 119 trips to the final ring this year.

KENNEL CLUB OF RIVERSIDE

GCH CH Haines Abel for Queans CD BN RN CGC 

Exhibitors in Southern California were in Perris CA for the Kennel Club of Riverside’s two shows this past weekend. The Rottweiler, GCH CH Haines Abel for Queans CD BN RN CGC, made the most of the opportunity, taking both of the BIS. 

GCH CH Andover See-Z the Moment
(photo by Larisa Hotchin)

Joining Abel in judge Richard Lashbrook’s final on Saturday were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Simpatico Equal Justice, the Whippet, Kamio Gold Treasure, the RBIS, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Andover See-Z The Moment, Pug, GCH CH Winsome-Nirvana-Blaque Triple Play, the French Bulldog, GCH CH LeBull’s El Morocco at LeCirque, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Delux Jumpin Jack Flash CGC. 

GCH CH Simpatico Equal Justice 

Sunday judge Arley Hussin chose Abel out of a lineup that included the RBIS, the returning Weimaraner, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH M&M's Fear The Beard, the same Welsh Terrier, the Brussel Griffon, GCH CH Cashin's Sizzling Bacon Bit, the Xoloitzcuintli, GCH CH Mistli (Avalos), and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Fly Me To The Moon. The wins were first of the year for Abel. 

Congratulations to breeder Robert Haines, owners Jill Kessler-Miller and Yolanda Gallardo, and handler Jeannie Tappan.

SACRAMENTO VALLEY DFA SUNDAY

GCH CH Wind Spirit ROD's Amazing Grace 

We already told you that the Pug, GCH CH Storybook's Perfectly Sirius, was judge Donovan Thompson’s Best In Show at Saturday’s Sacramento Valley Kennel Club show in Dixon CA. 

GCH CH Absolutely Talk of the Town 

Seeking judge Janice Pardue’s favor on Sunday were the Flat-Coated Retriever, GCH CH Blazin’s Karibbean Black Sparrow, the Saluki, GCH CH Impala Ladies Love Outlaws, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Patriot’s Designer Girl CGC, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Absolutely Talk of the Town, the Long Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH BK's Wild About Harry, the Keeshond, GCH CH Skyline's Unit Of Measure, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Wind Spirit ROD's Amazing Grace. 

Adding a BIS to Saturday’s RBIS was the Aussie, Grace. Taking home Sunday’s Reserve win was the Smooth Fox, Taylor. It was Grace’s first BIS in nine final appearances this year. Congratulations to breeder/owner Marcia Berna Bertero, co-breeder Carlos Osmar Bertero , and owner/handler Megan Hof.

VANCOUVER KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH North Well Vivian Jp Rose Queen 

 Before we start with this week’s reports, let’s give you the remaining results we have from last weekend. First out in the Pacific Northwest, we have the Vancouver Kennel Club’s two shows in Ridgefield WA. Saturday ended with judge Frederick Stephens in the final ring with Weimaraner, GCH CH Diamond Mk The Eagle Has Landed, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Foxtail's Race For The Chase, the Akita, GCH CH Sondaisa Fyre When Ready CD RN, the Bedlington Terrier, GCH CH Pineriver's Show Me The Money, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH North Well Vivian Jp Rose Queen, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Absolute Affinity Agape Bullet Proof, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Brocade Lil Deuce Coupe Barjen. 

GCH CH Sondaisa Fyre When Ready CD RN 

Best went to the Toy Poodle, Rosie, Reserve to the Akita, Holster. It is the third BIS in ten final attempts this year for Vivian and handler Tim Brazier. 

GCH CH Hil-N-Don & Canyonwood Seemore Of Me 

Rosie would be the only of Saturday’s finalists to make it back to Sunday’s last ring. Joining her in judge Charles Trotter’s final were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Hil-N-Don & Canyonwood Seemore Of Me, the 13”Beagle, CH Cherry Creek Tattletale, the Boxer, GCH CH Brisbane “N” Blue Mondays Diamonds Are Decadent, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Terriwood MVP, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Lakeridge Atalanta Summer In Paris, and the Beauceron, GCH CH De Joie Du Chateau Rocher CA. 

GCH CH De Joie Du Chateau Rocher CA 

Taking home the set’s last big rosette was the Springer, Seemore. Packing up the reserve ribbon was the Beauceron, Gideon. The win bring Seemore’s 2014 record to five BIS and 35 Sporting Groups.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

BACK TO SIOUX FALLS SD

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

When we last check in on Sioux Falls SD we told you that the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, was judge Barbara Dempsey Alderman’s Best In Show at Friday’s Sioux Empire Kennel Club show. 


GCH CH Fist Face A Penny For Your Thought 
(photo by Michael McGuire)

Randy would be back in the final ring at the SEKC’s day two show on Saturday. Joining him in judge Guy Jeavons’ ring were the Saluki, GCH CH Starlite's Made Of The Best Stuff On Earth BN RN, the Boxer, GCH CH Nantess Caleno Numero Uno, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Fist Face A Penny For Your Thought, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Merry Go Round Coach Master, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Serenity's Walk In The Park. 

Finishing one/two were the Saluki, Snapple, and the Griff, Penny. It’s the third BIS in 17 trips to the final ring this year for Snapple and handler Erin Roberts. 

GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor 

 Judge Ann Hearn would close it out on Sunday with the Irish Setter, GCH CH Sunsetter’s Desert Sunrise, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble, the Akita, Daykeyne Eatin My Cake Too, the returning Welsh Terrier, Jennie, Penny, the Griff, the Keeshond, GCH CH Trumpet’s No Questions Asked, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn. 

GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn

The Welsh Terrier, Jennie, packed up the big rosette, and the GSD, Rumor, took home the reserve ribbon. Jennie is AKC’s Number Two Terrier, and Number Eight Dog All Breeds with 19 BIS and 79 Terrier Groups in 2014.

TRAVIS COUNTY KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Hitime What the Inferno 

The Travis County Kennel Club had the coveted Saturday & Sunday spots in Austin TX this past weekend. Day one ended with judge Sam Houston McDonald in the final ring with the Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Agha Djaris Eye Candy Of Sura, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Dezperado's Hallelujah, the West Highland White Terrier, GCH CH Tullybloom's Classified Credentials, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitime What the Inferno, the Chines Shar-Pei, GCH CH R-Lee Sparkle Plenty, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Aubrey’s Moon River. 

 Best went to the Pom, Danny, and Reserve to the Doberman, Glory. Danny is the country’s Number One Toy Dog and Number Dog All Breeds with 22 BIS and 60 Toy Groups this season. 

GCH CH Dezperado's Hallelujah 
(photo by Gay Glazbrook)

Danny and Glory would return to the final ring along with the above named Corgi to try their luck with BIS judge Robert Shreve. They were joined by the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Ehrenvogel Achy Breaky Heart, the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Walmar-Solo's Omg Sl JE, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Kelwyn’s Jumpin Jack Flash, and the Bulldog, GCH CH Dowat’s The Gladiator. 


GCH CH Aubrey’s Moon River 

Judge Shreve would name the Doberman, Glory, his BIS and the Corgi, Rebecca, his RBIS. It was the third BIS in 20 final attempts this year for Glory and breeder/handler Linda George.

BREEDER NEEDS YOUR HELP




Michelle Edling and Her Belgian Tervurens
(photo by Randy Roberts)

Over the past several years we have followed several breeders/owners/handlers who have risen to dominance in their individual breeds, but are not well known to the fancy at large because they don’t travel a great deal.  Unfortunately many in our sport will never get to see these people and their wonderful dogs in the ring.

One such breeder is Michelle Edling of Sky Acres Belgian Tervuren of The Dalles OR.  Michelle has been producing BIS winning Tervuren since 1984 and was AKC Herding Group Breeder of the Year in 2009.  Michelle rarely leaves the Pacific Northwest.  However, two weeks ago she ventured out in her motor home headed to the Northern California town of Dixon to attend the Redwood Belgian Tervuren Fanciers specialty.  She never made it to Dixon.

A big rig jack knifed on I-5  in front of Michelle and her motorhome was destroyed.  Fortunately, Michelle and her dogs escaped serious injury.  Michelle credits her airline approved crates for protecting her dogs.  We are thankful that Michelle and her beautiful Tervurens will be around for many years to come. 

You can help Michelle replace all the show equipment and personal property she lost by visiting this site and making a donation.  Consider it an investment in the future of our sport.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SEMINOLE KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Raydachs Ride My Ducati Sw
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Judge Alfred Ferruggiaro was in Shawnee OK on Saturday to call the Best In Show at the Seminole Kennel Club’s opener. The seven dogs in his lineup were the English Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Dickens Wilkins Flasher, the Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH Raydachs Ride My Ducati Sw, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, GCH CH Derby's Toast With Gusto, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Springhill Street Smart, the Yorkshire Terrier, GCH CH Journey's Who Am I ?, the Schipperke, CH Safari Bolteroy Prince of Tides, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Picabo Moondaisy of Pineywood Jakmar. 

Going to the head of the line was the Dachshund followed by the English Cocker. It was the first BIS in 16 final appearances this year for Ducati, AKC’s Number One Wirehaired Dachshund. Congratulations to breeder/owner Shirley Ray, co-breeder Neal Glaser, and handler Adam Peterson. 

GCH CH Derby's Toast With Gusto

Sunday judge Dr Arthur Sorkin would see the same English Cocker, Greater Swiss, & Schipperke, the Saluki, GCH CH Baghdad Eleganza Extravaganza, the Cesky Terrier, GCH CH Zlatapraha Gillespie Bluefire, the Maltese, GCH CH Ta-Jon’s Sugar Dumplin, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Arrowhill Swords Held High. 


CH Safari Bolteroy Prince of Tides 

He would chose the Greater Swiss, Gus, as his BIS and the Schipperke, Ty. Gus is the nation’s Number One Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, and Number 11 Working Dog with six BIS and 26 Working Groups in 2014.

RARE GLEN OF IMAAL BIS

GCH CH Finnabair Ardmore Ned 

If a Best In Show by a Dandie Dinmont Terrier is rare, a BIS by a Glen of Imaal Terrier is almost unprecedented. On Saturday the Glen of Imaal Terrier, GCH CH Finnabair Ardmore Ned, became the first Glen of Imaal to win a BIS in ten years and only the second to win a BIS. 

Joining Ned in judge Carolyn Herbel’s final at the Saline County Kennel Club Of Arkansas show in Benton AR were the English Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Daybreak Brookswood Hooray4hollywood, the Afghan Hound, CH Jolie Justified, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Nighthawk's Limited Edition CD RE THD, the RBIS, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Char's Seattle Slew For Triple Crown, the Standard Poodle, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, CH Giants Dance O Praise Him. 

GCH CH Char's Seattle Slew For Triple Crown 

It was the first BIS in 15 final appearances this year for Ned and handler Beverly Osment. Congratulations to Beverly, breeder/owner Mary McDaniel DVM, co-breeder Margret M Ewald, and owners Donald Doyle & Ann Doyle. 

 Here’s a bit of Glen of Imaal trivia for those who doubt that Glens were used to turn spits, check out the 1935 Ronald Coleman film version of the Dickens classic, A Tale of Two Cities. In an early scene there is a Glen of Imaal Terrier, in a large hamster wheel turning the spit in a tavern. 

GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire 
(photo by Michael McGuire)

Sunday judge Jim Briley would see the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Emery's In The Midnight Hour, the Irish Wolfhound, Taryn Callahan, the above named Rottweiler, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Dancy’s Rough Rider, the aforementioned Pom & Poodle, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Copperridge’s Son Of Anarchy. He would name the Poodle, Flame, as his BIS and the Pom, Huey, as his RBIS. 

Flame is the country’s Number One Non-Sporting Dog and the Number Three Dog All Breeds with 41 BIS and 104 Non-Sporting Groups this year.

VALPAIRAISO KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Gamegards I'll Have Another V Braeside
(photo by Lynda Beam)

The Valparaiso Kennel Club was in its Indiana hometown hosting two shows this weekend. The seven dogs that made it to judge Karen McFarlane’s final on Saturday were the Welsh Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Trystyn Statesman Cactus Blue, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Elmo's Martian Chronicles CGC, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gamegards I'll Have Another V Braeside, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, GCH CH King's Mtn Angelina Ballerina, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH La Brise Sun Bear. 

 Her BIS was the Rottweiler, Indy, and her RBIS was the Dandie, Angie. It was the ninth BIS in 31 final appearances this year for the nation’s Number One Rottweiler.

GCH CH King's Mtn Angelina Ballerina

On Sunday judge Gary Newton would see it the other way round, naming Angie his Best and Pilot his Reserve while the Curly-Coated Retriever, CH Sun Devil I’ve Gotta Feeling For CudyNCae, the 13” Beagle, Gwencalon’s Tam O’Shanter, the aforementioned Shih Tzu & Shar-Pei, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Copperridge's Debonair CD RA CGC, looked on. 

Angie is the only Dandie Dinmont to win a BIS in the last five years and she now has six BIS and 29 Terrier Groups in 2014.

Monday, October 27, 2014

FOUR DAYS IN SAN JUAN PR

GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez) 

One of the items on my bucket list is to make a trip to Puerto Rico for a long weekend with the Ponce Kennel Club and Caribe Kennel Club. The two teamed up this week for four shows in San Juan. Two dogs from the mainland dominated this year’s proceedings, the Akita, GCH CH CR-Wicca’s Trade Secret, and the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), each taking two BIS. 

GCH CH McVan’s To Russia With Love 

The Chihuahua, Sonnito, would take the first two shows, impressing judge Randy Garren at Thursday’s PKC final more than did the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s To Russia With Love, who impressed him more than did the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Maximus Latin Coolstar’s 2nd Edition, the Smooth Dachshund, Templedox Good Witch V Criscross Ms, the Akita, Trader, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Serekunda Only On Sunday, and the Australian Shepherd, Azure Royal Duke Of Cambridge CGC. 

At Friday’s CKC opener judge Mike Masferrer would see the same seven and name Sonnito her BIS and the Akita, Trader, as his RBIS. The two BIS brings Sonnito’s 2014 record to 27 BIS and 83 Toy Groups. 

GCH CH CR-Wicca’s Trade Secret 

Sonnito would play bridesmaid to Trader the rest of the weekend. Judge Jon Cole would see one new face, the Whippet, CH Dariels And Lurdies Hebe before naming Trader his Best and Sonnito his Reserve at Saturday’s CKC show. Judge Edd Bivin would see it the same way at Sunday’s closer after considering the Flat-Coated Retriever, Timberblac’s True Brew, the Smooth Dachshund, Passport I Say To You at Sunrise XO, and the now familiar Scottie, Poodle, & Australian Shepherd. 

Trader is the nation’s Number Two Working Dog and Number 15 Dog All Breeds with 16 BIS and 49 Working Groups.

KENNESAW KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Hill Country’s Tag I’m It 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Our Deep South venue this week was in Marietta GA where the Kennesaw Kennel Club hosted two shows. Saturday ended with Charles Olvis in the final ring with the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Ashdown’s Time To Thrill, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Boxer, GCH CH Rummer Run’s Black Magic, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Connacht A Ha' Penny Will Do, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country’s Tag I’m It, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Unique da Maya Dancing Queen, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker’s Topsy Turvey. 

 Finishing one/two were the Pug, JJ, and the Puli, Charlotte. JJ is the nation’s Number One Pug and Number Six Toy Dog with six BIS and 36 Toy Groups. 

GCH CH Cordmaker’s Topsy Turvey
(photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

On Sunday judge Robert Vandiver would see it the other way round, naming Charlotte his BIS and JJ his RBIS while the above named Cocker, Afghan, Standard Poodle, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Highlander’s Rumour Has It, and the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH J’Cobe Broxden Shark Dressed Man, looked on. 

Charlotte is AKC’s Number One Puli and Number Two Herding Dog with 12 BIS and 52 Herding Groups in 2014.

RIVERHEAD KENNEL CLUB

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

The nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, finished his weekend in signature style, with a Best In Show at Sunday’s Riverhead Kennel Club show in West Springfield MA. 

GCH CH Angarda Deja Vu Looking At You 

Joining Matisse in judge Sharon Newcomb’s final were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Celtic Thunder, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Raquel Welch Of Malabo APD, the RBIS, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Angarda Deja Vu Looking At You, the Pug, GCH CH Charchen’s Billy The Kid, the Chow Chow, GCH CH Chowlamar’s Rebelrun Mr Kidd, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Classical’s My Turn. 

Matisse’s career BIS record now stands at 212.  This year Matisse leads all dogs with 117 BIS in 152 trips to the final ring.

SUNDAY IN PLANT CITY FL

GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie 

Judge James White was in Plant City FL Sunday to call the final for the Brandon Florida Kennel Club. His seven hopefuls were the Vizsla, GCH CH Solaris Smokin' Hot Habenera, the Afghan Hound GCH Xzotika's Southern Tigress At Zmaray, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Monarch's Empire, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Pug, GCH CH Caper’s Sirius Endeavor, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Crown's Famous Amos, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Beaguile's Suit Up. Briard GCH Ne Orageux's Flash Point. 

Best went to the Skye, Charlie, and Reserve to the Doberman, Grant. Charlie is the country’s Number One Terrier and Number Five Dog All Breeds with 24 BIS this year.

LEONBURGER BACK2BACK BIS

GCH CH A Feiner Eros

It’s rare that we get to report a BIS by a Leonburger. It’s a singular experience to report back2back BIS by a Leonburger. The Leonberger, GCH CH A Feiner Eros, made it two in a row this weekend taking both big rosettes offered by the Middleburg Kennel Club this weekend in Leesburg VA. On Sunday Odin was judge Robin Stansell’s Best In Show. 

GCH CH Pequest General Tso

Challenging for the win were the Flat-Coated Retriever, GCH CH Windy Hill Dance To The Music JH, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH SpringValley's JoJo, the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Yarrow Venerie Ticket To Ride, the Reserve winner, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Kan Sing's Po-Ba-Ri At Arundina, and the Briard, GCH CH Majestique Brave Heart. It was the fifth BIS this year for Odin, the only Leonburger to win a BIS in the last three years.

SUNDAY IN DELAWARE OH

GCH CH Foxfire Full Force Gale 

We start our Monday Mop Up in Delaware Ohio where the hometown kennel club closed their two day set Sunday with judge Debra Long Gschwender’s final. The seven dogs she considered were the
English Setter, GCH CH Stargazer'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don't Tell, the Black & Tan Coonhound, GCH CH Foxfire Full Force Gale, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Kamterra's Legato, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Garcini Rangels Rock N Rolla, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH South Fork's Sweet Harmony, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH ByRequest Bon Mot, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Beaguile's Suit Up.

GCH CH Garcini Rangels Rock N Rolla 
(photo by Michael McGuire)

Taking home the BIS was the Coonhound, Molly. Grabbing the RBIS was the Wire Fox, Rocky. It’s the first BIS in 13 final appearances this year for Molly. Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Robert Urban and owner Andrea McIlwaine.