Monday, January 19, 2015


GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie 

 Our Monday Morning Mop Up finds the 2015 show season coalescing around a few familiar faces. The week’s big winner was 2014’s Number Five Dog All Breeds, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, completed the Florida Marathon, going six for ten and grabbing the early Number One Dog All Breeds title. 

GCH CH Goldleaf’s Trouble Coming CGC 

Sunday’s win came at the Pasco Florida Kennel club show under judge Barbara Dempsey Alderman. Judge Alderman chose Charlie out of a seven that included the Weimaraner, GCH CH Doc’s Greyborn North Star Of Acadia, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, her RBIS, the Mastiff, GCH CH Goldleaf’s Trouble Coming CGC, the Italian Greyhound, GCH CH Marchwind Barbara Ann, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Kan Sing’s Po-Ba-Ri At Arundina, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Kiefernfels Divinems M Aramist. 

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

 Last year’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, was perfect this week, taking all four BIS in Westminster MD. Matisse was challenged in yesterday’s Annapolis Kennel Club final by the Vizsla, GCH CH Szizlin Rhapsody Never Say Never , the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner’s International S’Cess, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Darling Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, judge Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine’s RBIS, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Hillwood Dassin Ouspenskaya, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Brimar’s Spirit of a Storm.` 

GCH CH Pequest General Tso 

The win was Matisse’s 237th career BIS and his eighth BIS in just three weekends this year. 

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect 
(photo by Kayla Bertagnolli)

2014’s Number Two Dog All Breeds, the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect, made his 2015 debut this week at the Rose City Classic in Portland OR where he collected two BIS and two RBIS at the four giant all breed shows. 

GCH CH Kumi Kian Strike A Pose 

At Sunday’s Tualatin Kennel Club show judge Barbara Wood preferred Swagger to her RBIS, the Lhasa Apso, GCH CH Kumi Kian Strike A Pose. Rounding out her seven were the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH VJK-Myst Garbonita’s California Journey, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendee, GCH CH M&M’s Fear the Beard, the Newfoundland, GCH CH Seacrest’s I’m Not What You Think, the Miniature Bull Terrier, GCH CH Imaginebull’s First Edition, and the Toy Poodle, GCH CH North Well Vivian JP Rose Queen. 

GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome 

Also posting multiple BIS this week was 2014’s Number Four Dog All Breeds, the Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome. Beckett started his week in Brooksville FL where he took the BIS at Friday’s Tampa Kennel Club show and finished the weekend in Rosenberg TX where he took back2back BIS at the Fort Bend Kennel Club’s two shows. 

GCH CH Saks Winning Card 

Challenging Beckett for judge Charlotte Patterson’s favor in Sunday’s FBKC final were the Pharaoh Hound, GCH CH Farao Anubis Inferno BN RN SC, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Dezperado’s Hallelujah CA, the West Highland White Terrier, GCH CH Tullybloom’s Classified Credentials, the Papillon, GCH CH InVolo Wanna Be Startin Somethin, her RBIS, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Winning Card, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Copperidge’s Under Surveillance. 

Beckett’s five BIS this year assures him a Top Ten berth going into next month’s Westminster Kennel Club show.


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