Sunday, February 1, 2015


GCH CH GrandCru Giaconda

Most old-timers in the show community consider the Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) show to be the capstone of the show season, making the International Kennel Club of Chicago (IKCC) shows the first big stop of the year.  However over the last decade the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC) has provided a fitting end to the year, giving fanciers time to spend the holidays with the family before roaring back with the Palm Springs shows.

GCH CH Albriden’s The Show Must Go On

This year the IKCC moved their Saturday opener to January 31st giving Great Lakes fanciers a chance to see the WKC favorites before they head to Madison Square Garden.  Yesterday judge Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine’s special seven were the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, GCH CH Albriden’s The Show Must Go On, the Greyhound, GCH CH GrandCru Giaconda, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gamegards I’ll Have Another V Braeside RN, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, GCH CH King’s Mtn Angelina Ballerina, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Char’s Seattle Slew For Triple Crown, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Barberry’s Take A Chance On Me, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Sundance Ringside Rumor.

It was déjà vu all over again when the Greyhound, Gia, and the Chessie, Aries, repeating their BIS and RBIS wins at Friday’s Blackhawk Kennel Club show.  We have seen a number of beautiful Greyhounds from breeder Melanie Steele and breeder/handler Rindi Gaudet.  We think Gia is a Dog2Watch.


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