Saturday, February 7, 2015

BEARDIE BIS IN MASSACHUSETTS

GCH CH Classical’s My Turn 

Our fourth site hosting shows this weekend is West Springfield MA where the First Company Governors Foot Guard Athletic Association is hosting two shows. Today’s final was in the hands of judge William Daugherty who chose his winners from the Grodon Setter, GCH CH Skara Braes I Was Worth The Wait, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Soonipi Friends In Low Places Mlh, the Newfoundland, GCH CH Cypress Bays Big Sur, the Scottish Terrier, CH Fireheart’s Over The Rainbow, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Erin’s I’m Your Man, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Classical’s My Turn. 

GCH CH Pequest General Tso 

Finishing one/two were the Beardie, Turner, and the Peke, General Tso. Turner has two BIS, one RBIS, and three Herding Groups to his credit this year.

GSD BIS IN MARYLAND

GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn 
Lynda Beam

The country’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn, started her weekend with a Best In Show today at the Maryland Kennel Club show in West Friendship MD. 
 
GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 
 (photo by Jeffrey Hanlin) 

Joining Rumor and breeder/owner/handler Kent Boyles in judge Minna-Liisa Koltes’s final were the Pointer, GCH CH Hipoint Here Comes The Sun, the Black & Tan Coonhound, GCH CH Bayaway Jersey’s Due Process Of Law, the RBIS, last year’s Number One Dog, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Goldsands Billie Jean CA, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), and the French Bulldog, GCH CH Iacta Alea Est De La Bete. 

We have Rumor more than 5,500 points ahead of the competition this year with nine BIS, four RBIS, and 15 Herding Groups so far this year.

SCHNAUZER BIS IN PHOENIX

GCH CH Yanga’s All The Time 

With only four venues hosting all breed shows this week, anyone you choose is likely to draw some big numbers. The Sahuaro State Kennel Club opened the four day Heart of the Desert Classic Friday with over 1600 dogs entered. 

GCH CH Hitime What the Inferno 
(photo courtesy of AKC)

The seven that BIS judge Dana Cline considered were the Labrador Retriever, CH Everso’s Toein The Line JH, the Whippet, GCH CH Winway Ramona Quimby, the Boxer, GCH CH Hijinx This Is How I Roll, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Yanga’s All The Time, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitime What the Inferno, the Keeshond, GCH CH Skyline’s Unit Of Measure, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Wind Spirit Rods Amazing Grace. 

The two taking the top awards were the Schnauzer, Time, and the Pom, Danny.  The Schnauzer from Mexico was a late entry to the 2014 campaign, taking home a BIS in the one final appearance he made last year. This is his first of 2015. Congratulations to breeder/owner Ruben Octavio Martinez-Rahme and handler Christian Rangel.

Friday, February 6, 2015

SHAR-PEI BIS IN INDIANAPOLIS

GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls 

We love how our seasoned show dogs pull out all the stops in the build up to the Westminster Kennel Club show. The Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls, has been one of the most consistent performers in the Non-Sporting Groups over the last season, collecting seven BIS and 59 Group Ones to finish as the Number Two Non-Sporting Dog of 2014. Tinsel picked up her first BIS of 2015 today at the Hoosier Kennel Club show in Indianapolis. 

GCH CH Kamterra’s Legato 
(photo by Derek Glas)

Challenging Tinsel for judge Darryl Vice’s favor were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Ashdown’s Time to Thrill, Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner’s International S’Cess, the RBIS, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Kamterra’s Legato, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Baylock Heart Of Fire, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Stonepillar’s Steel Blu. 

Tinsel heads for New York with a head of steam and one BIS, three RBIS, and seven Non-Sporting Groups this year. Let’s not assume a Standard Poodle will be in the final seven at the Garden this year.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

BOUVIER BEST IN INDIANAPOLIS



GCH CH Stonepillar’s Steel Blu

This week’s Indy Winter Classic in Indianapolis is traditionally a chance to pick up extra points while on one’s way to New York and the Westminster Kennel Club show.  This year the cluster opens a full 11 days before the world’s most famous dog show.   Today’s opener, hosted by the Central Indiana Kennel Club, drew 1652 entries in the regular classes.

GCH CH Flessner’s International S’cess

The seven dogs that made it to judge James White’s final were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner’s International S’cess, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gamegards I’ll Have Another V Braeside RN, the Wire Fox Terrier, Hampton Courts Monte Cristo, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Bonitos Companeros Dow Jones, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Stonepillar’s Steel Blu.

Taking the top awards were the Bouvier, Blue, and the Bloodhound, Nathan.  It was the first BIS of the year for Blue, who finished 2014 as the Number Six Herding Dog with six BIS and 36 Herding Groups.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Julianna & Daniel Garrison, co-breeder MJ Sears, and owner/handler Elaine Paquette.

Monday, February 2, 2015

POMERANIAN TWO-FER IN FRESNO



GCH CH Hitime What the Inferno

Our last weekend report comes in from Sunmaid Kennel Club of Fresno who hosted two shows in their California hometown.  The country’s Number One Toy Dog, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitime What the Inferno, in attempt to become the Number One Dog All Breeds, took both the big rosettes offered by the club.

GCH CH Hijinx This Is How I Roll

Danny was judge Barbara Dempsey Alderman’s Best on Saturday and the Boxer, GCH CH Hijinx This Is How I Roll, was her Reserve.  On hand to witness the awards were the Sussex Spaniel, GCH CH Lexxfield Stonybeck Bob, the Ibizan Hound, GCH CH Paradise Bette Davis Eyes, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Yanga’s All The Time, the Keeshond, GCH CH Skyline’s Unit of Measure, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Country Squire.

GCH CH Paradise Bette Davis Eyes

Judge Vicki Abbot would consider four of Saturday’s finalists and the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Foxboro N Shardust Authentic, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Hjohoo’s Save Hjour Love For Me, and the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Del Zarzoso Salvame From Afterglow, before naming Danny her BIS and the Ibizan Hound, Betty, her RBIS.  Danny has six BIS and ten Toy Groups as he heads for New York and the Westmisnter Kennel Club show.

BACK2BACK BULDOG BIS



GCH CH Wilson’s I’m Your Handyman 
(photo by Sharon Carvalho)

It’s no secret we love Bulldogs.  No matter what our mood, it improves when we see a Bulldog. You can’t look at a Bulldog without smiling.  The latest to make us smile is GCH CH Wilson’s I’m Your Handyman, who logged back2back BIS this weekend at the Hobbs New Mexico Kennel Club’s two shows.

GCH CH Careva’s Boodelicious

On Saturday judge Judy Webb picked Decker out of a final seven that included the Golden Retriever, GCH CH My Buddy’s I Belize In The Magic, the Saluki, GCH CH Appalachia’s Allamyrra Hajji, the Great Dane, GCH CH Sunquest Rocks At Sunstrike, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Explicit’s Full Throttle To Alpine, the RBIS, the Pug, GCH CH Careva’s Boodelicious, and the Smooth Collie, GCH CH Travler Kelise Overdrive.

GCH CH Drakyi Lion Of Judah

Decker was judge Gene Blake’s top dog on Sunday followed by the RBIS, the Tibetan Mastiff, GCH CH Drakyi Lion Of Judah.  Rounding out his seven were the aforementioned Golden, Saluki, Pug, & Collie, and the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, CH Kings Mtn Minnie Mouse.   The wins were the first by the two year old dog, the latest charge of Bulldog specialist owner/handler Jay Serion.  Our congratulations to Jay, breeders Cindy and Joel Wilson, and owners Landon and Jennifer Jordan.

ST JOSEPH KENNEL CLUB



GCH CH Dezperado’s Hallelujah CA CGC
(photo by Gay Glazbrook)


The St Joseph Kennel Club held two shows in their Missouri hometown this weekend and asked judge Edd Bivin to take the day one final.  His seven options were the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Over The Legal Limit, the Smooth Dachshund, GCH CH Bessdach’s Jaguar Jubilee, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Dezperado’s Hallelujah CA CGC, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, GCH CH Cumhill Hell Raiser, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Tamarin Tanner, the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Sabe’s Simply Invincible, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Margaux’s Va Voom.

GCH CH Sabe’s Simply Invincible

Taking the BIS was the Doberman, Glory.  Picking up the RBIS was the Boston Terrier, Vinny.  Glory is one of the early leaders in the Working Group with two BIS, three RBIS, and seven Group Ones so far this year.

GCH CH Tamarin Tanner
(photo by Michele Steigmeyer)

The Affenpinscher, Tanner, would be the only of Saturday’s finalists to make it to judge Carl Gomes’ BIS ring on Sunday.  He was joined by the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the Saluki, GCH CH Baghdad Eleganza Extravaganza, the Newfoundland, GCH CH Kilykas Three Sheets At Aegir RN, the Parson Russell Terrier, GCH CH Posey Canyon Classic Stun Gun, the Lhasa Apso, GCH CH Ha-Lee Kiki-Ari Captain Morgan, and the Puli, GCH CH Prydain Joshua CGC.

GCH CH Telltale American Ride

Judge Gomes would name Tanner his BIS and the Springer, Randy, RBIS.  Tanner is the first belge Affenpinscher to win a BIS since we have been writing this blog.  Tanner is the son of CH Tamarin Tug, who was the Number Three Dog All Breeds in 2008.  Congratulations to breeders Tamarin Kennels (Jackie and Terry Stacy), owners Ann & Gary Shultz, and handler Jorge Olivera.

BLOODHOUND BIS IN CHICAGO



GCH CH Flessner’s International S’Cess

The Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner’s International S’Cess, 2014’s Number One Hound has continued his winning ways this year, capturing the top prize at Sunday’s prestigious International Kennel Club of Chicago show.  Challenging Nathan for the win were the English Setter, GCH CH Stargaze'R 'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don’t Tell, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gamegards I’ll Have Another V Braeside RN, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, GCH CH King’s Mtn Angelina Ballerina, the Pug, GCH CH GCH CH Double D's Nobel Prize, the RBIS, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Barberry’s Take A Chance On Me, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Riverside Telltale Coco Posh.

Nathan heads to New York as this year’s Number One Hound With four BIS and 11 Hound Groups.