Monday, January 26, 2015


GCH CH La Brise Sun Bear

We start our Monday Morning Mop up happy that there are no shows scheduled today and that all our fellow fanciers will be home safe when today’s historic snow storm hits the north eastern United States later today.  Fanciers did encounter icy conditions leaving Erie PA after attending the hometown Erie Kennel Club’s two shows, where spectators were treated to the first ever Best In Show by a Pyrenean Shepherd when judge David Anthony named GCH CH La Brise Sun Bear his top dog on Saturday.

GCH CH Weymouth’s En Fuego

Judge Anthony picked Sunny out of a seven that included the RBIS, the English Setter, GCH CH Weymouth’s En Fuego, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Spring Valley’s Jojo, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Davik’s Snowstorm Gussit, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Absolutely Signature, the Pug, GCH CH Belaires Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, and the Dalmatian,  Siren N Dakotas Heir To The Throne.

Sunny has been the Number One Pyrenean Shepherd for the last three years, topping the Herding Group 13 times in 2014.  Our congratulations on the historic BIS to breeder/owner Patricia Princehouse, owner Kathryn Lanam and handler Elizabeth Salewsky, standing in for regular handler Nina Fetter.

GCH CH Spring Valley’s Jojo

Sunny, the English Setter, Blaze, and the Ridgeback, Jojo, would all return to the final ring on Sunday to plead their cases with judge Deborah Anthony.  They were joined by the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Alisaton Saboteur V Raklyn Ciden, the Norwich Terrier, CH Bronwyn He’s A Heartbreaker, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Chismicks Boop Oop A Doop, and the French Bulldog, Beans Relentdstar Mythibul Milton.

Finishing one/two were Blaze, the English Setter, and Jojo, the Ridgeback.  It was the second BIS of the year for Blaze who finished last year with ten BIS and 46 Sporting groups.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Penny DiSiena, owners Glenn & Sue Godley, and handler Katie Shephard.