Friday, May 29, 2015


GCH CH Classical’s My Turn CGC 

“Are you going to Scarborough Fair?” asks the anthem of the Summer of Love. That was the summer of 1967 when the Flower Children flocked to the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. Today whenever we hear that call, we think of a long weekend in Scarborough ME for four shows with the Vacationland Dog Club and the York County Kennel Club of Maine. 

GCH CH Legacy Random Titleist 

The set started on May 14th with the VDC’s opener. Judge Rodney Herner had the day one final and his choice of the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Legacy Random Titleist, the Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH Raydach’s Ride My Ducati SW, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Alisaton Saboteur V Raklyn Ciden, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Angarda Deja Vu Looking At You, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Char’s Seattle Slew For Triple Crown, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Erin’s I’m Your Man, the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Classical’s My Turn CGC. 

Grabbing the day one final was the Beardie, Turner. Coming in second was the Springer, Titleist. Turner is the nation’s Number One Bearded Collie and Number Seven Herding Dog with four BIS and 17 Herding Groups. 

GCH CH Hope Wind Don’t Ask 

Another Herding Dog, the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Hope Wind Don’t Ask, would take the next two BIS. At Friday’s YCKCM Why impressed judge Delores Burkholder more than did her RBIS, the Newfoundland, GCH CH Bear N Mind's Code Of Honor, the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Nautilus Keystone, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen , GCH CH Lacey’s Deck Plate Leader, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Caledonian Tea Time Of Wolfpit, the Prince Charles English toy Spaniel, GCH CH Sanchi Pleasant Surprise, or the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Kimik’s Who Dunnit. GCH CH Bear N Minds Code Of Honor 

GCH CH Bear N Mind's Code Of Honor

At Saturday’s VKC redux judge James Han would name Why his Best In Show and the Springer, Titleist, his Reserve , while the above named Dachshund, Doberman, AmStaff, the Pug, CH Cassius Passion Juanita Banana, and the Chow Chow, GCH CH Chowlamar’s Rebelrun Mr Kidd, looked on. The two wins were the first BIS for the seven year old dog. Congratulations to breeder Kristin Elmini , owners Bruce S Lovelette & Pamela A Gagnon, and handler Sarah Crepeau. 

GCH CH Raydach’s Ride My Ducati SW 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Judge David Kittredge would close it out Sunday for the YCKCM. The seven dogs that stayed to the end were the Springer, Titleist, the Dachshund, Ducati, the returning Doberman, Tallie, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Joval Sweet Time, the Papillon, GCH CH Medina’ s Luck Be A Lady Tonight, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Barnstorm To-Jo BEn Wicked @ Adominos By Dzine, and the Belgian Sheepdog, CH Doerun-Hillside YouVe Got A Friend. 

Taking home the stop’s last BIS and RBIS were Titleist, the Springer and Ducati, the Dachshund. It was the fourth BIS in 16 final outings this year for the country’s Number 11 Sporting Dog.


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