Tuesday, May 5, 2015


GCH CH Telltale American Ride 
(photo by Lynda Beam)

When we last check in on Decatur IL, we told you that the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Torquay Midnight Victory, was judge Victoria Johnson’s BIS at the Champaign Illinois Kennel Club show on April 23rd. 

GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power

At Friday’s Sandemac Kennel Club show BIS judge Roger Hartinger would see the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the Beagle, Vicki, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Highlander's Rumour Has It, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Roserock’s Atticus Finch, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the Standard Poodle, Natalie’s Purple Reign, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv's Sultry Sensation.  His BIS was the Springer, Randy, and his RBIS the Shih Tzu, Rocket.

GCH CH Lambluv's Sultry Sensation

Randy would do it again on Saturday, taking the top prize at the Champaign Illinois Kennel Club’s encore.  He was joined in judge Robert Hutton’s final by the Saluki, GCH CH Baghdad A Missdemeanor, the aforementioned Siberian & Norwich, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Bonitos Companeros Dow Jones, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Barnstorm Sim-Pa Caught On The Fly By Dzine, and the RBIS, the above named OES.  The two BIS brings the Number Three Sporting Dog’s 2015 resume to six BIS and 25 Sporting Groups.

GCH CH Torquay Midnight Victory

The Mattoon Kennel Club closed it out on Sunday with judge Anne Brocious in the final ring.  The seven who stayed to the end with her were the now familiar English Setter, Teller, the 15” Beagle, Vicki, the Siberian, Rumour, the Norwich, Finch, & OES, Andrew, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country’s Tag I’m It, and the Finnish Spitz, GCH CH Kunniakas Whizz Bang Wallop.   Taking home the set’s last big rosette was the OES, Andrew, while Vicki, the Beagle, would add the RBIS to her earlier BIS win. 

It was the first of the year for Andrew and breeder/owner/handler Jere Marder.  Congratulations to Jere, co-breeders Jeff Yutzy & Gail Radke, and owner Kay Richardson.


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