Sunday, January 18, 2015


GCH CH Joval Sweet Time 
(photo by Gay Glazbrook)

While we have owned and shown dogs from six of AKC’s seven groups, we think of ourselves as Terrier men. We currently live with a Scottie and a Cairn and our departed Sealyham Terrier remains our favorite. Yesterday’s BIS winners include three Terriers. 

 In Wilmington MA, the Airedale, GCH CH Joval Sweet Time, was judge Cindy Vogels’ BIS. Ms Vogels might have chosen the English Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Pineridge Cathedral Black Tie Affair, the Norwegian Elkhound, GCH CH Somerri Jamiesons Echo Of Whiskey, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Mistels Can Can, the Havanese, GCH CH Surluv Lickin Larrgo De Grace, her RBIS, the Bulldog, GCH CH Pat-A-Bulls Don Ciccio Di Pj, or the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Blackdale’s Larkspur, but she didn’t. 

It was the first BIS of the year for Splenda who finished last year with five BIS and 29 Terrier Groups. Congratulations to breeder/owner Dr Valeria Rickard, co-breeder John Rickard, owner Lisa Bryan, and handler Adam Bernardin. 

CH Goldsand’s Billie Jean 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

At Saturday’s Oak Ridge Kennel Club show in Harriman TN, judge Patricia Hess named CH Goldsand’s Billie Jean her Best In Show. Billie Jean was challenged by the Irish Setter, GCH CH Beaubriar’s Best Kept Secret, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Torquay Midnight Victory, the RBIS, the RBIS, the Great Dane, GCH CH Old Missions Lucid Dream, the Italian Greyhound, GCH CH Infiniti Holding Kryptonite, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Unique da Maya Dancing Queen, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Star Country Demuir I Am I Am. 

GCH CH Old Missions Lucid Dream 

Billie Jean was a late entry in last year’s show season, picking up her sole 2014 BIS in November. Saturday’s win is her first of the year. Congratulations to breeder/owner Madeleine Sandell Bark, owner/handler Chris Manelopolous, and owners Maripi Wooldridge, Jennifer Stevens & Rachel Corbin. 

GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor 
(photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

2014’s Number Two Terrier, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor, was in Des Moines IA on Saturday to collect her 40th career BIS. The win tied a 30 year old record set by CH Anasazi Annie Oakley. GCH CH Trumpet’s No Questions Asked Judge Loraine Boutwell named Jennie her BIS after considering the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, GCH CH Water’s Edge Mr Majestyk BN RN, the Norwegian Elkhound, GCH CH Aspen’s It Takes A Thief, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Perfex Double Dynamite V Relic CA, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Char’s Seattle Slew For Triple Crown, her RBIS, the Keeshond, GCH CH Trumpet’s No Questions Asked, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Blue Heaven’s Sizzling Hot. 

GCH CH Trumpet’s No Questions Asked

Jennie wrapped up 2014 as the Number Ten Dog All Breeds with 23 BIS and 91 Terrier Groups. Congratulations to breeders/owners Keith Bailey & Sharon Abmeyer, owners Tony Lee & Xiangyu Xie, and handler Luis Abreu.


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