Friday, January 23, 2015


GCH CH Meadowlake Pants on Fire 
(photo by Infocusbymiguel)

Our show week opened on Thursday with events in three locations east of the Mississippi.  First in Grayslake IL, the Parks Shore Kennel Club opened the four day Coool (sic) Cluster.  What is really col about this cluster is that Sunday's Chain O'Lakes Kennel Club closer will be live streamed on the club’s web site beginning at 2:30 PM CST.  We applaud the club for sharing its show with all of us they can’t be there.

Judge Ken Murray had the day one finaL and his choice of the Sussex Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Howdy Doody Time, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin’ for Trouble, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gamegards I’ll Have Another V Braeside, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Meadowlake Pants on Fire, the Yorkshire Terrier, GCH CH Trio’s Big Shot, the Keeshond, GCH CH Dreamwoods On The Rocks, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn.

GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn

Taking the first BIS of the set was the Border Terrier, Cinder.  Collecting her third RBIS of the young season was the GSD, Rumor.  It was the second BIS of the year for Cinder who finished 2014 as the Number One Border Terrier and Number Terrier with six BIS and 27 Terrier Groups. Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Karen Fitzpatrick, co-breeder Thomas H Bradley III, and owners Kay Richardson & Doug & Sue Tack DVMs & Kiki Courtelis.

GCH CH Riverside Telltail Coco Posh

We go from the Great Lakes to down on the bayou, Alexandria LA, to be exact, where the Baton Rouge Kennel Club kicked off the Mardi Gras Cluster, putting judge Linda More in the final ring with the Irish Setter, GCH CH Militza’s My Cherie Amour, the Pharaoh Hound, GCH CH Osiris Cowboy Casanova, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Dezperado’s Hallelujah CA CGC, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Kelwyn’s Gm Freestyle Flyer, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the Lhasa Apso, GCH CH Sundancer Foxy Lady, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Riverside Telltail Coco Posh.

GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Judge More would name the Corgi, Coco her Best and the Shih Tzu, Rocket, her Reserve.  It was the first BIS of 2015 for Coco, who was last year’ Number One Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Number Three Herding Dog with 13 BIS and 50 Herding Groups, including the Group One at the 2014 Westminster Kennel Club show. Congratulations to breeders/owners Julie & Bill Divens & Deborah Shindle, owner Dina Manship Planche, and handler Lois DeMers.

GCH CH Kaylen’s Kahlua 
(photo by Vincent)

For those that did not get enough of the Sunshine State on the Florida Marathon, there is this week’s Gator Classic in Ocala FL.  The Lake Eustis Kennel Club had Thursday spot and judge Joy Brewster had the day one final.  Her seven hopefuls were the Golden Retriever, CH Scion Thank God I’m A Country Boy, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Time is Money, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Abbeyrose Black Diamond , the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Kaylen’s Kahlua, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Sporting Fields Empress.

GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls

Going to the head of the line was the Crested, Kahlua, followed by the Shar-Pei, Tinsel.  It was the first all-breed BIS for Kahlua, who made ten final appearances in 2014.  We love persistence. Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Kay Peiser and breeder/owner Virginia Dorris.


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