Friday, January 16, 2015


GCH CH Hitime What the Inferno 
(photo courtesy of AKC)

As any fancier with ambitions of owning a Top Ten Dog All Breeds knows, January is the critical month of the show season. Three venues offer up about 30,000 points. The Palm Springs weekend has two giant all breed shows preceded by limited breed shows as large as the average all breed show. The Florida Marathon in Brooksville FL offers ten chances in ten days at 1000 plus all breed titles. The four day Rose City Classic in Portland OR can propel a dog into the Top Ten and keep him/her there until mid-year. Remember 2014’s Number Ten Dog All Breeds had less than 30,000 points. 

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect 
(photo courtesy of AKC)

Yesterday’s Tualatin Kennel Club show opened the Rose City Classic, ending the day with judge Douglas Johnson in the final ring. The seven dogs hoping to take home all those points were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Sandpiper’s Let Freedom Ring, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Agha Djaris Eye Candy Of Sura CGC, the Newfoundland, GCH CH Seacrest’s I’m Not What You Think, the Miniature Bull Terrier, GCH CH Imaginabull’s First Edition, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitime What the Inferno, the Kesshond, GCH CH Skyline’s Unit of Measure, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect. 

Taking the opening BIS was last year’s Number One Toy Dog, the Pom, Danny. Collecting the RBIS was 2014’s Number One Herding Dog, the OES, Swagger. The win follows a BIS last Saturday in Phoenix AZ, four Toy Group firsts, and multiple group placements by Danny in the first two weeks of the season, making Danny one of the early contenders for Number One Dog All Breeds. Congratulations to breeders Joan D Caracsole & Ashley Carcasole, owners Bonnie Bird & Udomsin Littichaikun, and handler Curtiss Smith.


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