Wednesday, September 9, 2015


GCH CH Lacey’s Deck Plate Leader 

Holiday weekends are the time for partying heartily and the dog show double header today in Union ME was a perfect opportunity. This morning judge Sulie Greendale-Paveza chose a Best In Show and Reserve for the Central Maine Kennel Club from the :Pointer, CH Malmason Alydar Little Miss Sunshine JH, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Lacey’s Deck Plate Leader, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Myla N Polis Winter Rose, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Caledonian Tea Time of Wolfpit, the Italian Greyhound, GCH CH Maplewood’s The Next Big Thing, the Standard Poodle, Ale Kai Ring The Bell On Fifth, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Collinswood Sparks Fly.

GCH CH Collinswood Sparks Fly 

Finishing one/two were the PBGV, Chief, and the Aussie, Ember. Chief would also take the top prize at the Mid-Coast Kennel Club of Maine’s afternoon offering. Challenging Chief for judge Ray Smith’s favor were the RBIS, the English Setter, GCH CH SetR Ridges Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, the above mentioned Siberian & Cairn, the Pug, CH Cassius Passion Juanita Banana, the Keeshond, GCH CH Shainakee’s Abundant Asset Is Mercy, and Ember, the Australian Shepherd. 

The wins were the first BIS of the season for Chief and breeder/owner/handler Juli Lacey-Black. Congratulations to Juli, breeders/owners Donna Bruce & Jill Neuschaefer, and owner Wayne Craigmiles.


GCH CH Lacey’s Deck Plate

We will no longer report on every AKC all breed show, but will try to focus our radar on something other than the same 25 dogs every week.   We will keep you up on the sport’s Top ten All Breeds, but we want to also tell you about the breakout performances, our DOGS2WATCH, and first time BIS winners.  Let’s start with these dogs winning their first BIS of the year.

CH Erin N JJs Royal Courtier

We told you that Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Lacey’s Deck Plate, took both top prizes at the Central Maine Kennel Club’s and  the Mid-Coast Kennel Club of Maine’s double header last Thursday.  Chief would add a third BIS on Friday, taking the big rosette at the MCKCM’s PM show.  Chief was the only dog to win three BIS this past week.

GCH CH Encore's Mimosa

Also picking up his first BIS of the year was the Dalmatian, CH Erin N JJs Royal Courtier, who was judge Sheila DiNardo’s BIS at the CMKC’s Friday AM show.  Beckett would follow up Friday’s win with another top prize at the Altoona Area Kennel Association’s Saturday show in Ebensburg PA.  The Boxer, GCH CH Encore's Mimosa was judge David Jay Hyman’s Best In Show at the AAKA’s Sunday encore. Our congratulations to team Beckett, breeders Scott Mueller & Sharon Lyons, owners K Blanchfield, O Firuski & B Lyons, and owner/handler Kose Javier Leyton-Carrazola. We also extend congratulations to Mya the Boxer’s team, breeder/owner Cheryl Cates, owner K Dye, and handler Carmen Skinner.

GCH CH Kokopellis D1 Wild Electric Storm

We also saw a pair of first timers at the Des Moines Kennel Club’s two shows in that Iowa city this weekend.  Judge Kathy Forbes’ top dog on Saturday was the Bulldog, GCH CH Kokopellis D1 Wild Electric Storm.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Dino & Christie Garza, owner Cynthia Carlson, and handler Brett McDonough.  Sunday the Great Dane, GCH CH Gracyn Lost Creek The Descendant of Elan, topped judge Linda Robey’s final.  Congratulations to breeders Marshall Stoner and Karen McCance, owners Jon & Sue Finck & Jessie Gerszewski, and owner/handler John Gerszewski.

GCH CH Gracyn Lost Creek The Descendant of Elan
(photo by Mandy Shepherd)

Lastly, GCH CH Lowdown Remys Girl V Ardenhout became the first Giant Schnauzer to win a BIS this year as judge Garry Newton named  her his Best In Show at Saturday’s Evergreen Colorado Kennel Club in Greeley CO.  Congratulations to breeders/owners  Lisa Hawes & Janine Starink and owner Linda Low.

GCH CH Lowdown Remys Girl V Ardenhout