GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse
(photo courtesy of AKC)
While the large shows are a means to instant recognition in the show world, consistent winning is still the tried and true method of achieving greatness. Last year’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, picked up his fifth BIS of the new year at Thursday’s Annapolis Kennel Club in Westminster MD.
GCH CH Baghdad Eleganza Extravaganza
(photo by Hathorn)
Challenging Matisse for judge Polly Smith’s favor were the Flat-Coated Retriever, GCH CH Annapolis Kennel Club, the RBIS, Saluki, GCH CH Baghdad Eleganza Extravaganza, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Darling Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Lowchen, GCH CH Bihar’s Defying Gravity, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Ha'Penny Mirimar The Fab Fawn.
The win was Matisse’s career 234th BIS, a mark eclipsed by just one dog in AKC history, the German Shepherd Dog, CH Altana’s Mystique, who had 275 career BIS.