GCH CH Iacta Alea Est De La Bete
(photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)
While many of our readers follow the show scene closely, few get down into the weeds like those of us who compile the sports “box scores”. Each year we look at the results for a departure from the expected. This year we are surprised that only one Standard Poodle is in the Top Ten Non-Sporting Dogs. In fact we have nine different breeds in that illustrious company.
One Non-Sporting Dog has caught my eye lately, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Iacta Alea Est De La Bete. First, I am a sucker for any owner with enough education to quote ancient Latin text. Secondly, I can identify with having to compete with the more athletic guys with perfect hair. Rubi has been pushing her way past the more glamorous breeds this season and compiling several impressive wins. Rubi started the month with four BIS and 27 Group Ones. Since then she has added five more Group Ones, two RBIS, and a BIS. Three of those Group Ones came at three of the largest shows this year, the Hatboro Dog Club’s two shows in Wrightstown PA and the Morris & Essex Kennel Club show in Somerset NJ. The BIS came at last Sunday’s Troy kennel Club show in West Springfield MA. Currently the Number 11 Non-Sporting Dog, look for Rubi to move up several spots in the ranking’s by the end of this month.
We think it’s time we name Rubi Dog Show Poop’s latest Dog2Watch. Congratulations to breeders/owners Blake Hamman & Peter Photos, owner Patricia Hearst-Shaw, and handler Jodi Longmire.