Monday, March 30, 2015

SCOTTSBLUFF KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Thunderhill’s Apple Bottom Jeans 

Our next stop is Mitchel NE where the Scottsbluff Kennel Club wrapped their three day set on Sunday with judge Roger Hartinger in the final ring. The seven dogs he considered were the Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Iceage v Tum-Tums Vriendjes, the Samoyed, GCH CH T-Snow Stars I Am The Answer, the Bedlington Terrier, GCH CH First Class Willow Wind The Phoenix, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the Keeshond, GCH CH Trumpet’s No Questions Asked, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Thunderhill’s Apple Bottom Jeans. 

GCH CH Iceage v Tum-Tums Vriendjes 

Picking up the BIS was the Sheltie, Bindi. Collecting the RBIS was the PBGV, Iceage. It was Bindi’s second BIS of the set and her third of the year.

COLUMBIA MISSOURI KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Cherry Creek Confetti

GCH CH Cherry Creek Confetti became only the second Treeing Walker Coonhound ever to win an AKC all breed BIS, taking home the top prize at Saturday’s Columbia Missouri Kennel Club show in Gray Summit MO. 

On hand to witness judge Douglas Holloway make the award were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Ashdown’s Time to Thrill, the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Wolfholic’s Extraordinary, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Hampton Court’s Monte Cristo, the RBIS, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Char's Seattle Slew For Triple Crown, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Reigate Fire Away, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Cuttingacres Rockabilly Roadtrip To Affinity.

It was the first for the Coonhound, Fergie. Congratulations to breeders Gabby Harvey & Donna Harvey, owner/handler Amanda Alexander, and owner Scott Houston.

GCH CH Char's Seattle Slew For Triple Crown
Six of Saturday’s finalists would return Sunday to try their luck with BIS judge Rita Holloway. They were joined by the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv’s Sultry Sensation. Judge Holloway’s BIS was the Pom, Huey, and her RBIS was the Wire Fox, Cristo.

GCH CH Hampton Court’s Monte Cristo
It was the first BIS in eight trips to the final ring this year for Huey and handler Lynn Meyer. Congratulations to Lynn, breeder/owner Charlotte Meyer, and owners Michele Lyons & Mona Lisa Paredes.






CLINTON IOWA KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Forever’s All Jacked Up CGC 

The Clinton Iowa Kennel Club chose De Witt IA for their two shows this weekend. Saturday ended with judge Sandy Alexander considering the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Forever’s All Jacked Up CGC, the Whippet, GCH CH Copperridge’s I Love Lucy, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Kamterra’s Legato, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Epoch’s New York Minute, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Fist Face A Penny for our Thought, the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Motif’s John Bernard Books, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Graffiti McMatt Shook Me @Lookouttrail. 

GCH CH Fist Face A Penny for Your Thought 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy) 
 
Best went to the Golden, Whiskey, and Reserve to the Airedale, Rio. It’s the first BIS of the year for Whiskey and owner/handler Jennifer Hoffman. Congratulations to Jennifer, co-breeder/owner Candace Nee, and breeder Suzie Jordan.

 GCH CH Copperridge’s I love Lucy 
(photo by Amber Jade) 

Sunday judge Charles Olvis would see the same seven, save one, the Komondor, GCH CH Nagyalma Yes I Can. He would name the Griff, Penny his BIS and the Whippet, Lucy, his RBIS. It was the fourth BIS in 13 trips to the final ring this year for Penny and handler Paul Catterson.


GSD BIS IN WISCONSIN AGAIN

GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It v Kenlyn 

The country’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It v Kenlyn, padded her already impressive lead with Sunday’s BIS at the Packerland Kennel Club show in Manitowoc WI. 

GCH CH Hill Country’s Tag I’m It 
(photo by Gay Glazbrook)

Challenging Rumor for judge Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine’s favor were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH Daybreak’s Blossoms And Bows W, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gamegards I'Ll Have Another V Braeside RN, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Meadowlake Pants on Fire, the RBIS, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country’s Tag I’m It, and the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Barberry take a Chance on Me. Rumor finishes the week with 18 BIS and 36 Herding Groups.

SMOOTH FOX BIS IN CONCORD NC

GCH CH Hampton Court Broxden What In Carnation 

Judge Joe Lobb had the closing day final at Sunday’s Greater Monroe Kennel Club show in Concord NC. The seven dogs that stayed to the end to see him were the English springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Blindside, the Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH Raydachs Ride My Ducati Sw, the Boxer, GCH CH Mephisto’s Speak of the Devil, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Hampton Court Broxden What In Carnation, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), the Bulldog, GCH CH Imperious Hamitup Southern Belle, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Majestic Elite Clever Endeavor PT. 

GCH CH Raydachs Ride My Ducati Sw 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy) 

Finishing one/two were the Smooth Fox, Debbie, and the Dachshund, Ducati. It was the first BIS for Debbie and breeder/owner/handler Amy Rodrigues-Booth, co-breeders Hubert Thomas, Madison Weeks, & Phil Booth, and owner Victor Malzoni.

PEKE DOMINATES IN SYRACUSE

GCH CH Pequest General Tso 

We start our Monday Morning Mop Up with this week’s most impressive performance. The Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, picked up the Best In Show at Sunday’s North Country Kennel Club show in Syracuse NY, his third of the stop. 

GCH CH Skara Braes I Was Worth The Wait 

Joining the General in judge David Jay Hyman’s final were the RBIS, the Gordon Setter, GCH CH Skara Braes I Was Worth The Wait, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Lacey’s Deck Plate Leader, the Boxer, GCH CH Brisbane N" Blue Monday's Diamonds Are Decadent", the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Inverncrest Gotcha Girl, the Coton de Tulear, GCH CH Mi-Toi’s Burberry At Justincredible CM, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Haystacs Midnight Blue. 

The General’s 2015 record now stands at seven BIS and 23 Toy Groups.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

BRITTANY BIS IN NEBRASKA

GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome 
(photo by Derek Glas) 

We head up to Mitchell NE for our next report. Saturday was day two of three for the energetic Scottsbluff Kennel Club. Judge Loraine Boutwell chose her BIS and RBIS from the Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Iceage v Tum-Tums Vriendjes, the Kuvasz, GCH CH Glacier Creeks Silver Bullet, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Janwell Midnight Ryder, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the Keeshond, GCH CH Trumpet’s No Questions Asked, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Thunderhill’s Apple Bottom Jeans. 

GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy) 

She chose the Brittany, Beckett, for the top prize and the Shih Tzu, Rocket, for the reserve. Beckett is the country’s Number One Sporting Dog and Number Four Dog All Breeds with nine BIS and 20 Sporting Groups.

FRENCHIE BIS IN OKLAHOMA

GCH CH JCRV-Klasse Warrior Raising The Banner 
(photo by Vicki Holloway)

Judge Dana Cline was in Claremore OK Saturday to call the BIS for the hometown Claremore Kennel Club of Oklahoma. The seven dogs hoping to catch his eye were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Highmark Rockin Newyearseve at Glenbrook RN, the Pharaoh Hound, GCH CH Farao Anubis Inferno BN RN SC, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Cambria’s Above and Beyond, the West Highland White Terrier, GCH CH Ridgmars Just Joking Around, the Papillon, GCH CH InVolo Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’, the French Bulldog, GCH CH JCRV-Klasse Warrior Raising The Banner, and the Border Collie, GCH CH C Amo Jin Of Fu You Yuan Kennel. 

GCH CH InVolo Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ 

His BIS was the Frenchie, Banner, and his RBIS was the Papillon, Guy. It is the first BIS of the year for Banner. Congratulations to breeders Jim & Lila Crandell, owner Nancy Shaw, and handler Larry Cornelius.

GSD BIS AGAIN IN WISCONSIN

GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It v Kenlyn 

The Packerland Kennel Club took over in Manitowoc WI on Saturday and asked judge Arley Hussin to choose a BIS and RBIS from a seven that included the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gamegards I'll Have Another V Braeside RN, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Taliesin Twice As Nice, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country’s Tag I’m It, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Barberry’s Take A Chance On Me, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It v Kenlyn. 

 GCH CH Hill Coungtry Tag I'm It
(photo by Gay Glazbrook)

Best went to the country’s current Number One Dog All Breeds, the GSD, Rumor. Reserve went to the Pug, JJ. Rumor is setting the bar for all dogs this year with 17 BIS and 35 Herding Groups.

NEW DOG2WATCH IN CONCORD NC

GCH CH Raydachs Ride My Ducati Sw 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

We have a natural affinity for the short-legged breeds. We are, after all, rather short ourselves. Unfortunately, many of them get over looked in the BIS ring. One dog that has been forcing the judges to look at him this month is the Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH Raydachs Ride My Ducati Sw. Ducati was judge Dr Richard Hilderman’s BIS at Saturday’s Greater Monroe Kennel Club show in Concord NC. 

GCH CH Territail’s Loyal Knight 

Joining Ducati in the final ring were the Gordon Setter, GCH CH Saranac Toblerone, the Boxer, GCH CH Mephisto’s Speak of the Devil, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Territail’s Loyal Knight, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), the Dalmatian, CH Snapshots Don’t Spill The Beans CAX3, and the Briard, GCH CH Ne Orageux’s Flash Point. 

It was the second BIS of the stop for Ducati and his third of the year. All of Ducati’s BIS have come this month. We think Ducati is a Dog2Watch. Congratulations to breeders/owners Shirley Ray & Neal Glaser and handler Adam Peterson.