Wednesday, February 11, 2015


GCH CH Skyline’s Unit Of Measure

When we last checked in on the Heart of the Desert Classic in Phoenix we told you that the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Yanga’s All The Time, was judge Dana Cline’s Best In Show at Friday’s Sahuaro State Kennel Club (SSKC) show.

GCH CH Baghdad Eleganza Extravaganza 
(photo by Hathorn)

At Saturday’s SSKC show BIS judge Nathaniel Horne would see the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Vjk-Myst Garbonita’s California Journey, the Saluki, GCH CH Baghdad Eleganza Extravaganza, the Boxer, GCH CH Hijinx This Is How I Roll, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Andover See-Z The Moment, the Maltese, CH Euphoria Rhapsody Locked In A Tower, the Keeshond, GCH CH Skyline’s Unit Of Measure, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Just A Little Crush.

Finishing one/two were the Keeshond, Cubit, and the Saluki, Pooh.   Cubit is the country’s Number Two Non-Sporting Dog with two BIS and nine Group Ones so far this year.

GCH CH Wind Spirit Rod’s Amazing Grace

Cubit and Lexy, the Welsh Terrier, would be the only ones of Saturday’s finalists to make it back to see BIS judge John Wade at Sunday’s Lost Dutchman Kennel Club (LDKC) show.  Joining them were the Irish setter, GCH CH Tramore’s Notorious, the Basenji, GCH CH Signet’s Mesiterhaus Gossip Girl, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Cambria’s Above and Beyond, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitimes What the Inferno, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Wind Spirit Rod’s Amazing Grace.

GCH CH Hitimes What the Inferno

Going to the head of the line was the Aussie, Grace, Closely followed by the RBIS, the Pom, Danny.  It was the second BIS in five final appearances this year for Grace.

Judge Dr Michael Woods closed the set for the LDKC after considering the previously mentioned Irish Setter, Saluki, Miniature Schnauzer, Pom, Keeshond, & Australian Shepherd and the Great Dane, GCH CH Adelaides Gridiron “Sweetness”.  Taking home the last big rosette of the weekend was Pooh, the Saluki.  The country’s Number One Toy Dog, the Pom, Danny, would add another RBIS to his impressive 2015 resume.  It was the first BIS of the year for Pooh in six trips to the final ring.  Congratulations to breeders Baghdad Kennels in Australia, owner Lyndell Ackerman, and handler Emma Bawden.


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