Thursday, August 21, 2014

NEWFIE REPEATS IN MASSACHUSETTS

GCH Cypress Bay's Big Sur 

Yesterday the Newfoundland, GCH Cypress Bay's Big Sur, collected his first BIS of the year after 18 trips to the final ring. Today he served notice that he intended to make it a habit, taking today’s top prize at the Newtown Kennel Club show in West Springfield MA. 

CH JOVAL Sweet Time 

 Joining Sur in judge Beverly Vics’ ring were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Stoneypoint’s Time to Reign, the Whippet, CH Albelarm Count Me In At Rosmoor, her RBIS, the Airedale Terrier, CH JOVAL Sweet Time, the Italian Greyhound, GCH CH Donavin's Caramel Macchiato, the Standard Poodle, CH Bar-None Picture Book, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Classical's My Turn. 

We should note that Sur was the only one of Wednesday’s finalists to make it back to the final ring today. Keep an eye on this one.

NEWFIE BIS IN MASSACHUSETTS



GCH CH Cypress Bay’s Big Sur

We have 35 all breed shows to bring you this week and we start with Wednesday’s Elm City Kennel Club show in West Springfield MA.  Judge Madeleine Fish chose her top two from the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Celtic Thunder, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Exlysta Aries Ciel Noir, the Newfoundland, GCH CH Cypress Bay’s Big Sur, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s To Russia With Love, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Call Me Lupe, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Wildrose Raisin The Stakes, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Milas Latin Fever.

Her BIS was the Newfie, Sur.  Her RBIS was the Collie, Cisco.  It was the first BIS in 18 final appearances this year for Sur and handler Sam Mammano.  We love a persistent competitor.  Congratulations to Sam, breeder Debra Thornton, and owners Karen & Bill Caesar.

WE'RE BACK!

GCH CH LTO Prosperity 

We are finally back at the keyboard after our heart surgery and facing a three week backlog of show reports. Not wishing to push our recovery too hard we will not try to do separate show reports for all of the shows we missed, but will point out a few of the noteworthy wins that occurred while we were missing in action. First, the King Charles English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH LTO Prosperity, collected his 20th career all breed Best In Show at the Freeborn County Kennel Club of Minnesota show on August 9th in Albert Lea MN under judge Peggy Beisel-Mcllwaine, breaking the record for all varieties of the English Toy Spaniel. Our congratulations to breeder/owner Mark Landers, owners Ray Cole & Susan Carter, and handler Jeff Wright. 

GCH CH Doubloon’s Extreme Play 

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, GCH CH Doubloon’s Extreme Play, scored a BIS on August 10th at the Nisqually Kennel Club in Lacey WA under judge David Krogh. It was only the second Wheaten BIS this year. Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Elena Landa. 

GCH CH Kings Mtn Angelina Ballerina 

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is one of the rarest of AKC’s recognized breeds, so we are delighted that the Dandie, GCH CH Kings Mtn Angelina Ballerina, was judge Dr Dale Simmons’s BIS at the Anderson Kennel Club show in Muncie IN on August 15th. Congratulations to Sandra Wolfskill, Donna Francis Sandra Pretari, & Betty-Anne Stenmark, owners Sandra Pretari Hickson & Donna Chambers-Rau, and handler Carlos Puig. 

GCH CH Aurora’s The Song and Dance Man 

One of our regular stops is the Arkansas Kennel Club’s August shows in Little Rock AR, just 150 miles from our Memphis TN home. We didn’t make them this year and we missed one of our favorite couples going BIS Sunday under judge Timothy Robbins, the Saluki, GCH CH Aurora’s The Song and Dance Man, handled by the singular Gene Blake. Our congratulations to owner/handler Gene, breeders Jay Stone, Carol Waymire & Barbara Wright, and owner Julie Mueller. 

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

For those interested in the rankings race our Top Three Dogs All Breeds were at their best scoring more BIS than anyone might think possible. The Number One Dog, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, has added 11 BIS to his resume since the beginning of the month, bringing his 2014 resume to 89 BIS and 118 Working Groups. 


GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

The Number Two Dog, the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect, started the month with a clean sweep of the four shows in Canfield OH and added one more BIS the following week in Ballston Spa NY before heading home to Colorado where he picked up two giant wins in Greeley. Swagger starts this week with 59 BIS and 103 Herding Groups. 

GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

The Number Three Dog, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, has collected three BIS in six final appearance this month (including sharing the final ring with the PWD, Matisse three times) bringing her 2014 record to 33 BIS and 79 Non-Sporting Groups. 

We apologize to all those breeders, owners, and handlers whose dogs we normally would have normally recognized, but we hope to make it up to you in the future.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

OES SWEEPS OHIO

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect 
 (photo by Jeffrey Hanlin) 

Our Number Two Dog All Breeds, the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect, has spent much of the year thrilling fanciers as he doggedly pursues the Number One Dog. It seems that no matter how much the leader raises the stakes, the OES, Swagger, answers the call. While Number One was sweeping the five shows in Salem VA, Swagger was doing the same at the four larger entry shows in Canfield OH. 

GCH CH McVan’s To Russia with Love 
 (photo by Melissa Metzler) 

Judge Mareth Kipp gave Swagger the first big rosette of the stop at Thursday’s Fort Steuben Kennel Association show. The reserve ribbon went to the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s To Russia with Love, while the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Torquay Midnight Victory, the Boxer, GCH CH Brisbane N Blue Monday’s Diamonds Are Decadent, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country’s Tag I’m It, and the Chow Chow, GCH CH Milin’s Emerson Tappin On The Bay CGC, looked on. 

GCH CH Dal Primo Magic Moment 
(photo by Jeffrey Hanlin) 

Swagger would collect the second win on Friday from judge Esther Joseph, who also liked the Bullmastiff, GCH CH Dal Primo Magic Moment, whom she gave the RBIS. Rounding out her seven were the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Kan-Point’ Makin the Chase, the Black & Tan Coonhound, GCH CH Foxfire Full Force Gale, the returning Scottie, Knopa, the Japanese Chin, GCH CH Touche’s Top Hat And Tails At Samskara, and the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Litilann’s Show Time. 

GCH CH Litilann’s Show Time 
 (photo by Jeffrey Hanlin) 

The Beaver County Kennel Club had the coveted Saturday spot and they asked judge Clay Coady to name the BIS and RBIS. Finishing one/two were Swagger and the above name Poodle. Also asking for consideration were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Evergreen Good Intentions, the 15: Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble, the Samoyed, GCH CH Pebbles Run Play It Again Ham, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor, and the previously seen Pug. 

GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble 
 (photo by Kayla Bertagnolli) 

Swagger would bring it home on Sunday taking the Best In Show from judge Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna at the Mahoning-Shenango Kennel Club’s closer. Staying to the end were the Pointer, Chesterhope My Boy’s Girl, the RBIS, Saturday’s 15” Beagle, the returning Sammie, Welsh Terrier, Chow, and the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Kimro n Spiva Super Trooper. Swagger starts the week with 53 BIS and 93 Herding Groups in just seven months this year.

Monday, August 4, 2014

FIVE STRAIGHT IN SALEM

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse

We start our Monday Morning Mop Up with a report on the nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse. Matisse maintained his record setting pace with a remarkable sweep of all five shows in Salem VA this week. 

GCH CH Bugaboo's Picture Perfect
(photo by Kayla Bertagnolli)

The set began on Wednesday with the James River Kennel Club’s opener. Judge Charles Trotter picked Matisse out of a lineup that included the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Ashdown’s Time To Thrill, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner’s International S’Cess, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Darwyn Here For A Good Time, the Smooth Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), the French Bulldog, GCH CH Hilsman’s LWolfranch Homer at Homewood, and his RBIS, the country’s Number Two Dog, the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect. 

GCH CH Flessner’s International S’Cess

At Thursday’s JRKC encore Matisse would be Toddie Clark’s Best and the returning Bloodhound, Nathan would be her Reserve. Rounding out her seven were the same Cocker, Bedlington Terrier, GCH CH Lamz Strike A Pose RN CAA CGC, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Yarrows Hi-Tech Ben There Done That, the above named Frenchie, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker’s Topsy Turvey. 

GCH CH Ashdown's Time to Thrill

The Roanoke Kennel Club would take over on Friday and put judge Dr Robert Indeglia in the final ring. He would place Matisse and the Cocker, Alan, one/two while the Bloodhound, Nathan, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Angarda Deja Vu Looking At You, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Moxiepoms Diego Gabriel Chavez, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Luminary Black Velvet Bejeweled With Pearls, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Empty Nest It’s Not About The Money, looked on. 

GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez)
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

The RKC would do it again on Szaturday this time with judge Loraine Boutwell in the final ring. She would consider the now familiar Cocker, Bloodhound, Bedlington, Chihuahua, Puli, and the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Kan Sings Po-Ba-Ri At Arundina, before naming Matisse BIS and the Chihuahua, Sonnito, RBIS. 

GCH CH Ha’Penny Mirimar The Fab Fawn

Matisse would bring it home on Sunday with the big rosette at the New River Valley Kennel Club show. Taking home the reserve award was the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Ha’Penny Mirimar The Fab Fawn. Also staying to the end to see judge Gloria Kerr were returning Cocker, Bloodhound, AmStaff, Chihuahua, and Tibbie. 

 Seven months through the year, Matisse has amassed 81 BIS and 106 Working Groups. Anyone know what the record is for most BIS in a single year?

Saturday, August 2, 2014

HURRICANE RIDGE KC OF WASHINGTON

GCH CH Sanbar’s Ride The Winds 

We have one more report from last weekend for you before we start in on this week’s offerings. The Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club of Washington was in the Sequim WA for two days of doggy fun. Saturday’s final was in the hands of judge Lynne Myall. The seven dogs that she considered were the Brittany, GCH CH Sanbar’s Ride The Winds, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Foxtails Race For The Chase, the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Peace Rivers Gathers No Moss At Sunstra, the Bedlington Terrier, CH Tiffanies Fame And Fortune, the Papillon, Belladonnas Class Act, the Schipperke, GCH CH Telstar The Way We Wanted It, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Allegro Southern Charm. 

Her Best was the Brittany, Harley, and her Reserve was the four year old Schipperke. It was the first BIS in four final appearances this year for Harley and handler Shea Skinner. Congratulations to Shea and breeders/owners Robert and Polly West and Carolyn West. 

GCH CH Mojo’s Continuation Of a Myth 

Judge Hank Williams would see the Spinoni Italiano, GCH CH Javal Tangerine Man, the Harrier, GCH CH Pacific Happytails Heartbreaker, the Akita, GCH CH Mojo’s Continuation Of a Myth, the Miniature Bull Terrier, GCH CH Cambria’s Kid n Play, and the returning Schipperke & Corgi. 

GCH CH Javal Tangerine Man 

 She would choose the Akita, Nik, as her BIS and the Spinoni, Piper, as her RBIS. Nik is the nation’s Number One Nine Working Dog with five BIS and 17 Working Groups.

Friday, August 1, 2014

FOUR DAYS IN WISCONSIN

GCH CH Rivergrove’s Sky’s The Limit 

Wisconsin fanciers had their own take on the four day show week, opting to start their quartet of shows in Waukesha WI on Saturday with the Waukesha Kennel Club’s day one show. Judge John Bink had the opening final and his pick of the English Setter, GCH CH Stargazer N Wingfield Wait Wait Don’t Tell, the Otterhound, GCH CH Aberdeen’s Under The Influence, the Great Pyrenees, GCH CH Rivergrove’s Sky’s The Limit, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Meadowlake Pants On Fire, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Fist Face A Penny For Your Thought, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Cher Ami’s Toast With Remy Martin, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn. 

Taking the BIS was the Pyrenees, Sky. Collecting the RBIS was the Setter, Teller. It was the first BIS for Sky. Congratulations to breeder/owner Jean A Boyd, co-breeder McKee Cox, and owners John R Hanover DVM & Joan Hanover. 

 GCH CH Stargazer N Wingfield Wait Wait Don’t Tell Judge 

Burton Yamada would pick it up at Sunday’s WKC encore where he would see the same Setter, Otterhound, Bichon, & GSD, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gamegards I’ll Have Another V Braeside, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, GCH CH Cumhill Hell Raiser, and the Pug, GCH CH Hill County Tag I’m It. He would name the Teller, the English Setter, his Best, and the Pug, JJ, his Reserve. Teller has been working his way up the rankings this pat month, collecting five of his 12 BIS this year during the month of July. He started the month as the Number Three Sporting Dog and is now Number Two Sporting Dog and gaining on Number One with seven BIS and 35 Sporting groups. 

GCH CH Hill County Tag I’m It 
(photo by Gay Gazbrook)

Monday the scene would move to Elkhorn WI for the Burlington Wisconsin Kennel Club’s two shows and one dog, the Pug, JJ, would take the next two big rosettes. On Monday judge Barbara Dempsey Alderman would choose JJ and the returning GSD, Rumor, from a seven that included the Welsh Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Trystyn Statesman Cactus Blue, the Basset Hound, GCH CH Barnyard 3 Oaks Spark Of Hope, the returning Rottweiler & StaffyBull, and the Dalmatian, GCH CH Merry Go Round Coach Master. 

GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn 

Judge Judy Webb would see it the same way on Tuesday naming JJ her Best & Rumor her Reserve, while the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Kan-Points Makin The Chase, the above named Otterhound, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Phillmar Superman, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, GCH CH Kings Mtn Angelina Ballerina, and the returning Dalmatian looked on. The two BIS brings JJ’s 2014 record to five BIS and 22 Toy Groups .

Thursday, July 31, 2014

THREE DAYS IN MARION OH

GCH CH Telltale American Ride

We last checked in on Marion OH on Friday when we told you that the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, was judge Pat Trotter’s BIS at the Dan Emmett Kennel Club’s day one show. At Saturday’s DECK encore BIS judge Charles Trotter would consider the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Mastiff, GCH CH Goldleaf’s Trouble Coming CGC, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Sanherpinc Poporopo At Teritails, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), the returning Poodle, Flame, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH HaPenny Mirimar The Fab Fawn. He would choose the Springer, Randy, for his Best and the Poodle, Flame, for his Reserve.

GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire
(photo by Michael McGuire)

Randy and Flame would repeat their wins at Sunday’s Marion Ohio Kennel Club day one show under judge Dr Robert Smith. Rounding out Dr Smith’s seven were the same Whippet, the Boxer, GCH CH Brisbane “N” Blue Mondays Diamonds Are Decadent, the Smooth Fox terrier, GCH CH J’Cobe Broxden Shark Dressed Man, the returning Chihuahua, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker’s Topsy Turvey. The two wins brings Randy 2014 resume to six BIS and 50 Sporting groups. 

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse
(photo by Lynda Beam)

The country’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, would make the day trip to Marion to pick up the BIS at Monday’s MOKC closer, Joining him in judge Helen Stein’s final were her RBIS, the standard Poodle, flame, and the now familiar Springer, Whippet, Welsh Terrier, Chihuahua, & Beardie.

SUNDAY & MONDAY IN PENNSYLVANIA

GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble 

The Bald Eagle Kennel Club of Williamsport PA brought two shows to their hometown on Sunday and Monday. The day one final belonged to judge Ed Bivin who chose his top two from the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Crossroad Jockeyhill On The Green NAJ AXP AJP, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble, the Boxer, CH Mephistos Speak Of The Devil, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Garcini & Rangel’s Rock N Rolla, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Smash JP Beauty & Beat, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Catherwood’s Must Be Twenty One, and the Briard, GCH CH Deja Vu Mia Cool As A Cucumber. 

GCH CH Smash JP Beauty & Beat 

He would choose the Beagle, Miss P, as his Best and the Toy Poodle, Beauty, as his Reserve. It was Miss P’s second BIS this week and her ninth in 37 final appearances this year. 


GCH CH Garcini & Rangel’s Rock N Rolla 

On Monday judge Robert Slay would see the seven save two, the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Robin Crest Edelmarke Investigator, and the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Kan Sing’s Po-Ba-Ri At Arundina. The two he would like were the Beauty, the Poodle, who gained the BIS and the Wire Fox, rocky, who copped the RBIS. The latest, iteration from the legendary Smash Toy Poodle line, Beauty has three BIS and 19 Toy Groups so far this year.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

TWO TWO CONTINUE TO THRILL

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

The hometown Greenville Kennel Club closed the four day set in that South Carolina City with judge Lesley Hiltz in the final ring with the a powerhouse seven of the Vizsla, GCH CH Szizlin Rhapsody Never Say Never, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Pug, GCH CH Caper’s Sirius Endeavor, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Spotted Bliss Oreo Delight, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect. 

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 
 (photo by Rhonda Cassidy) 

Best went to AKC’s Number Two Dog All Breeds, the OES, Swagger, Reserve to the Number One Dog, the PWD, Matisse. The win brings Swagger’s 2014 record to 49 BIS and 88 Herding Groups. Swagger and Matisse have treated fanciers to seven consecutive head-to-head performances over the last two weeks with Swagger winning four and Matisse three. We are so grateful to the two teams that have bought us these two dogs this year for making this one of the most memorable seasons we have seen.