(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)
We don’t get to report a Best In Show by a Cairn Terrier very often, so we are delighted to tell you that GCH CH Angus Glen-Ayr’s Stevie Wonder was judge Carolyn Herbel’s BIS at the Columbus Kennel Club show on May 7th in Perry GA.
Joining Stevie in the final were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Blindside, the Greyhound, GCH CH GrandCru Giaconda, the Black Russian Terrier, GCH CH Russian Bear’s Not Just Another Rock Starr, the RBIS, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the Standard Poodle, Kaylen’s Strike a Pose, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Signature’s Abby Scuito.
It was the first for Stevie and the first BIS by Cairn this year. Congratulations to breeders Drew & Ann Angus, owner Roberta Perry, and handler Armando Morales. We hope to have a photo for you soon.
Stevie would return to the final ring at Friday’s Southeast Alabama Kennel Club show along with the above named Springer and Shih Tzu. Joining them in judge Dr Steve Keating were the Saluki, GCH CH Baha Persian Of Interest CD RN SC OA MXJ NF, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Paragon's Absolutely Entertaining O'Kristari, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Erin N Advocate's Special Agent BN RN CGC, and the Belgian Tervuren, GCH CH Sindarin’s Where The Magic Begins.
Best went to the multi-titled Saluki, Pepe, and Reserve went to the Tervuren, Dizney. It was the first BIS of the year for Pepe and owner/handler Caroline Coile. Congratulations to Caroline and breeders Margaret Ferrando & Patsy Hoy.
The Macon Kennel Club took over on Saturday and put judge James Frederiksen in the final ring with the returning Springer, Greyhound, Westie, & Tervuren, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Big Beach’s Surfin Safari, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), and the Boston Terrier, GCH CH QB’s The Game Changer.
His BIS was the smallest among them, the Chihuahua, Sonnito, and his RBIS was the Greyhound, Gia. Sonnito is the Number Toy Dog with two BIS and 27 Toy Groups.
Col Joe Purkhiser closed it out at Sunday’s MKC encore. The seven dogs he considered were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Ashdown’s Time to Thrill, the aforementioned Greyhound & Black Russian Terrier, the West Highland White Terrier, White Oaks Invincible Snowplow, the returning Shih Tzu, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Blitzin Georgette Tres Jolie At DeMartini, and the Tervuren, Dizney.
Going to the head of the line was the Greyhound, Gia, closely followed by the BRT, Ringo. Gia is the nation’s Number Five Hound with eight BIS and 19 Hound Groups this year.