Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PORTLAND KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Regency’s Play For Keeps 

Our lone west coast offering this week was the Portland Kennel Club’s two shows in that Oregon city. Judge Betty-Anne Stenmark had the Saturday final and her pick of the Brittany, GCH CH Sanbars Ride The Winds, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Foxtails Race For The Chase, the Portuguese Water Dog, CH Patriots Designer Girl CGC, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Regency’s Play For Keeps, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitimes What The Inferno, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Lakeridge Atalanta Summer In Paris, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Wind Spirits Be Amazing Grace CD RE. 

GCH CH Foxtails Race For The Chase 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Best went to the Schnauzer, Keeper, Reserve to the Beagle, JJ. It was the first for Keeper in seven final appearances this year. Congratulations to breeder/owner Beverly J Verna, owners Duane R Lewis & Karin M Lewis, and handler Bill McFadden. 

GCH CH Promenade Pay It Forward 

Sunday judge Rick Gschwender would see an all new seven, the Field Spaniel, GCH CH Promenade Pay It Forward, the Black & Tan Coonhound, GCH CH Southchase’s Wilbert Roy, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Topaz Bad Action, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Hjohoo’s Save Hjour Love For Me, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Hilltops GQ Cover Boy, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Del Zarzoso Salvame From Afterglow, and the Australian Cattle Dog, GCH CH Kokopelli’s Sobe It. 

GCH CH Hjohoo’s Save Hjour Love For Me 
  (photo by infocusbymiguel) 

He would choose the Field Spaniel, Gideon, as his BIS and the Cairn, Lexie, as his RBIS. Gideon is the nation’s Number Two Sporting Dog with eight BIS and 29 Sporting Groups this season.

Monday, July 21, 2014

MONDAY MORNING MOP UP

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse
(photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

We didn’t really believe that our Monday Morning Mop Up would be coming to you from our family home in Memphis TN this week. We had expected to be blogging from a nearby hospital room. However, our surgery wildly exceeded our expectations and we are recovering, be it somewhat gingerly, sitting in our favorite chair in the family room. 

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect 

Though we may have been here in Memphis our eyes, like much of the dog world’s, were turned toward Houston TX’ Reliant Park were any of our top contenders were hoping to take home part of the mammoth points available. Four of our Top Ten dogs All Breeds made it to judge Barbara Dempsey Alderman’s final at Saturday’s Beaumont Kennel Club show, The Number One Dog, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Number Two Dog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect, the Number Three Dog, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, and the Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome. 

They were joined by the Saluki, GCH CH Appalachia’s Allamyrra Hajji, the West Highland White Terrier, GCH CH Tullybloom’s Classified Credentials, and the Maltese, GCH CH Scruffys-Validian Busy Buzzing Around. She would place Number One and Two in that order. The win bring Matisse’s 2014 resume to 72 BIS and 96 Working Groups. 

At Sunday's Galveston County Kennel Club show jJudge Helen Nietsch would see the same seven save two, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Kelwyn’s Gm Freestyle Flyer, and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Forestcreek Louisiana Lagniappe. She also picked Matisse and Swagger as her top two, naming the OES BIS and the Portie RBIS. Swagger heads into the back stretch with 47 BIS and 84 herding Groups this year.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

SETTER BEST IN CENTRE HALL PA

GCH CH Stargazer N Wingfield Wait Wait Don’t Tell 

When last we visited Centre Hall Pa it was to tell you that the Akita, GCH CH CR-Wicca’s Trade Secret, had just collected back2back BIS at Thursday’s and Friday’s Chambersburg Kennel Club shows. 


CH Efbe’s Thunder Rd At Burberry 

Saturday, it was the Nita Nees Kennel Club’s turn to host and judge Stephen Hubbell turn to call the final. His seven options were the English Setter, GCH CH Stargazer N Wingfield Wait Wait Don’t Tell, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Icecream V Tum-Tums Vriendjes, the Akita, Trader, the Sealyham Terrier, CH Efbes Thunder Rd At Burberry, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the Xoloitzcuintli, GCH CH Bayshore Giorgio Armani, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH HaPenny Mirimar The Fab Fawn. Taking home the big rosette was the Setter, Teller. 

 Getting the reserve ribbon was the Sealyham, Teller is the nation’s Number Two Sporting Dog with Ten BIS and 32 Sporting Groups.

PUTNAM KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Pebbles Run Play It Again Ham

The Samoyed, GCH CH Pebbles Run Play It Again Ham, joined the back2bck BIS club this weekend, posting his second consecutive BIS in Stormville NY. At Friday’s Putnam Kennel Club show Bogey was judge Linda Berberich’s BIS.

GCH CH Pine Cones Green Mountain Boy 

Joining them in the final were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Frost Oak N Quantrel’s Git R Done, the Saluki, GCH CH Takara The Time Is Now, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Class Act By Hallsblu, the RBIS, the Pug, GCH CH Pine Cones Green Mountain Boy, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Surrey Cherry Garcia, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Classical’s It’s My Turn CGC.

On Sunday judge Douglas Holloway chose Bogey from a seven that included the RBIS, the Brittany, GCH CH Millettes Sweet Memories OA OAJ NAP NJP NF, the Borzoi, GCH CH Raynbo’s Run For The Roses, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier , GCH CH Sheaman’s Son Of A Irishman, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Smash JP Beauty & Beat, the returning MiniPoodle, and the same Beardie.

The two wins brings Bogey’s 2014 resume to four BIS in 14 trips to the final ring, making Bogey the Number Four Working Dog.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

TOP DOGS GATHER IN HOUSTON

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

The Reliant Series of Dog Shows includes three of the biggest shows we seen in United States all year. This year like every year we have many of the top dogs in competition judge James Reynolds final included the Number One Dog, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, and the Number Two Dog, the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect. 

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

Joining them were the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Over The Legal Limit, the Saluki, GCH CH Starlites Made Of The Best Stuff On Earth BN RN JC, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Kelwyns Gm Freestyle Flyer, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Forestcreek Louisiana Lagniappe, and the Bulldog, GCH CH Dowat The Gladiator. Thursday they would finish with the OES, Swagger, with the BIS, and the PWD, Matisse, with the RBIS. 

The win gives Swagger 46 BIS and 82 Group Ones this year and puts him, 2000 points closer to Mattise.

WE'RE BACK ONLINE

GCH CH CR-Wicca’s Trade Secret

We are very pleased to be back at our keyboard to bring you all this weekend’s show reports. We go first to Centerhall PA where the Akita, GCH CH CR-Wicca’s Trade Secret, got a head start on the week with back2back BIS at the Chambersburg Area Kennel Club’s two shows. 

Joining Trader and handler Heather Bremmer in judge DR Robert Indeglia’s final were the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Robin Crest Edelmarke Investigator, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Rivendell’s Tinker Toy, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the Xolitzcuintli, GCH CH Bayshore Giorgio Armani, and DR Indglia’s RBIS, the Bearded Collie, GCH CH HaPenny Mirimar The Fab Fawn.

GCH CH HaPenny Mirimar The Fab Fawn.

Sunday. Kenneth Buxtonw ould see it the same way, naming Trader his Best and the Beardie, Fawn,his Reserve. Rounding out the final were the same English Ssetter, GCH CH StargazeR N Wingfield Wait Wait Dont Tell, the Iriah Wolfhound. GCH CH Dun Myrica Doctor Gonzo Of Eagle, the same Russell and Shih Tzu, and the Bulldog, GCH CH Dulins Lord Of The Rings. The two wins makes Trader the Number Two Working Dog with13 BIS and 32 Working Groups.

COLLIE CLOSES WEEKEND SHOWS

GCH CH Milas Latin Fever 

Our last pre-op report comes in from Morristown NJ where the Lawrence Terricone closed the show week for the Twin Brooks Kennel Club. 

GCH CH McVan’s To Russia With Love 

The seven in the week’s last final were the ASCOB Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Be-Fits N Arikara Too Hot To Touch, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Shabanis Johnnie Walker Blue, the Doberman Pincher, GCH CH Allure Playing With Fire, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s To Russia With Love, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Yarrow’s Hi-Tech Ben There Done That, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Unique Diamond In The Ruff, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Milas Latin Fever. 

His BIS was the Collie, Cisco, and his RBIS, was the Scottie, Knopa. It was the first BIS in eight final appearances this year for Cisco. 

Congratulations to breeders/owners Lynn Butler & Lotta Hedman. We will be in surgery Tuesday and hope to be back on these pages by Saturday.

Monday, July 14, 2014

SCHIPPERKE BEST IN WASHINGTON

GCH CH Wynsyr Tuff Enuff 

 Judge Sharon Derrick had the judges book at Sunday’s Timberland Valley Dog Fanciers Association show in Chehalis WA. The seven dogs that stayed all day to see her were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Calvary N Tripawds Footloose N Collar Free, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Wynsyr Tuff Enuff, the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Peace Rivers Gathers No Moss At Sunstra, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, GCH CH Doubloons Extreme Play, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel , GCH CH Sheeba Express Delivery, the Schipperke, GCH CH Telstar The Way We Wanted It, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Wind Spirit Rods Amazing Grace. 

 The two that stayed for photos were her BIS, the Schipperke, and her RBIS, the Afghan. It was the first for the year for the four year old Dog. Congratulations to breeder/owner Ronald D Rollins and owner Beth Burke.

POINTER PRODIGY IN CALIFORNIA

GCH VJK-Myst Garvonit a California Journey 

As much fun as it is to keep up with the Top Ten Dogs All Breeds, we love stumbling across a real breakout performance. On such dog is the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH VJK-Myst Garvonit a California Journey, who picked up both the big rosettes at this weekend’s Cabrillo Kennel Club shows in Valley Center CA. It was made even more impressive by the fact that this was CJ’s first weekend out as a special. 

GCH CH Major Leagues Mighty Joe At Winsome 

Sunday’s win came under judge William Russell. Judge Russell also liked the French Bulldog, GCH CH Major Leagues Mighty Joe At Winsome, whom he gave the RBIS. Rounding out his seven were the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Walmar-Solo’s IOU, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Marienburg’s Special Ops Commando, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Hjohoo’s Save Hjour Love For Me, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Sharbelle Little Boy Blue, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Dreamchaser Follow Your Dreams. In addition to the two BIS, 17 month old CJ already has five SBIS to his credit. We can’t wait to see this one.

KISHWAUKEE KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Cambria’s Vraiment Parfait 

The Kishwaukee Kennel Club had the Saturday and Sunday spots in Belvidere IL this weekend. Judge Mary Anne Brocious took the Saturday final, considering the English Setter, GCH CH Stargazer’N Wingfield Wait Wait Don’t Tell, the 13” Beagle, GCH CH Shoreview’s Raise Your Glass, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Cambria’s Vraiment Parfait, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH J’Cobe Broxden Sharp Dressed Man, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Fist Face A Penny For Your Thoughts, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Barnstorm To-Jo BEn Wicked @ Adominos By Dzine, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH McMatt’s Autumn Breeze. 

Her Best was the Doberman, Zsa Zsa. Her Reserve was the Beagle. It was the fifth BIS in 17 trips to the final ring this year or Zsa Zsa and handler Ann Ramsbottom-White. 

GCH CH Tashtins Lookin’ For Trouble 
(photo by Kayla Bertagnolli)

 Zsa Zsa would make it back to the final ring on Sunday along with the same English Setter, Smooth Fox, & Tibetan Spaniel. Joining judge Paula Nykiel were the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtins Lookin’ For Trouble, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Char’s Seattle Slew For Triple Crown, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn. 

GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn 

She would like the Beagle, Miss P, for her BIS and the GSD, Rumor, for her RBIS. Miss P is the country’s Number Three Hound with seven BIS and 33 Hound Groups.