Tuesday, March 3, 2015

KEESHOND BIS IN SCOTTSDALE

GCH CH Skyline’s Unit of Measure 

Judge Michael Faulkner closed the big four day weekend in Scottsdale AZ by naming the Keeshond, GCH CH Skyline’s Unit of Measure, his Best In Show at Monday’s Scottsdale Dog Fanciers Association show. 

GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless 
(photo by Katie Rudolph)

Judge Faulkner also liked the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, whom he named his Reserve. Rounding out his seven were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Sweetgrass White Diamonds, the Newfoundland, GCH CH Darbydales The Journey Continues, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Yanga’s All the Time, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitimes What the Inferno, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Copper Hills No Reservation. 

 The win makes Cubit the Number One Non-Sporting Dog with three BIS and 14 Non-Sporting Groups. We will have to wait for the rest of this week’s numbers to determine if Cubit made it into the Top Ten Dogs All Breeds.

Monday, March 2, 2015

POM BIS IN SCOTTSDALE

GCH CH Hitime What the Inferno 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

The nation’s Number Two Dog All Breeds, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitime What the Inferno, kept up the pressure on Number One with a Best In Show at Sunday’s big Scottsdale Dog Fanciers Association show in that Arizona city. 

GCH CH Wynmoor Sweetgrass White Diamonds 
(photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

Challenging Danny for judge Vicki Abbot’s favor were the 2015 Westminster Sporting Group winner, the RBIS, the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Sweetgrass White Diamonds, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Limited Edition, the Doberman Pincher, GCH CH Excelsias This Side Of Paradise, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Goldsand’s Billie Jean CA, the Keeshond, GCH CH Skyline’s Unit of Measure, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Copper Hill’s No Reservations. Danny now has eight BIS and 16 Toy Groups this year.

WELSH TERRIER BIS IN MISSOURI

GCH CH Abbeyrose Black Diamond 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

The Belle-City Kennel Club shows at Purina Farms in Gray Summit MO are always well attended with yesterday’s event drawing 1250 dogs. The seven that stayed to the end to see judge Brian Meyer were the English Setter, GCH CH SetR Ridge’s National Pride N Glory, the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Dikerdachs Blake, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Phillmar Superman, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Abbeyrose Black Diamond, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Fist Face A Penny for Your Thought, the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Sabe’s Simply Invincible, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It v Kenlyn. 

GCH CH Sabe’s Simply Invincible 

The two that picked up the top prizes were the Welsh Terrier, GiGi, and the Boston Terrier, Vinny. It was the first BIS of the year for GiGi, who finished 2014 with one BIS and 12 Terrier Groups. Congratulations to breeders/owners Judith Anspach, Mary Duafala & Pam Allen, and handler Leonardo Garcini.

BREEDER/OWNER/HANDLER BIS

GCH CH Passport What Did You Say SS 

We start our Monday Morning Mop Up in Pensacola FL where judge Christopher Neale’s Best In Show was the Smooth Dachshund, GCH CH Passport What Did You Say SS at Sunday’s Pensacola Dog Fanciers Association show. 

GCH CH Evergreen’s Good Intentions 

Joining Jana and breeder/owner/handler Arvind DeBraganca in the final ring were the RBIS, the Irish Setter, GCH CH Evergreen’s Good Intentions, the Great Dane, GCH CH Journey’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Reignon Lutra Fastest Girl In Town. The Italian Greyhound, GCH CH Marchwind Barbara Ann, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Merry Go Round Coach Master, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Hamilton’s Secret Agent of Bayshore. 

 It was the first for the 15 month old bitch. Congratulations to Arvind and fellow breeder/owner Joyce DeBraganca.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

BACK2BACK BIS FOR PEKE

GCH CH Pequest General Tso 

 It is the height of the season in Palm Beach FL and the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, is making the most of it. Not only is he enjoying the Florida weather, he is returning to his wintery Pennsylvania home with two more BIS. General Tso and breeder/owner/handler David Fitzpatrick captured both of the big rosettes offered by the Palm Beach County Dog Fanciers Association this weekend. 

GCH CH Majestic Elite Clever Endeavor PT 

Challenging them for BIS judge Richard Paquette’s favor were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Ashdown’s Time to Thrill, the Smooth Dachshund, GCH CH Leoralee's Barstool Boogie MS, the Boxer, CH Vixayo’s Golden Hammer, the Norwich Terrier, Wynward’s Boy O’ Boy, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Serekunda Only on Sunday, and the RBIS, the Border collie, GCH CH Majestic Elite Clever Endeavor PT. The General is now the country’s Number Five Toy Dog with four BIS and 17 Toy Groups this year.

WHIPPET BIS IN SCOTTSDALE

GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless 
(photo courtesy of AKC)

The big numbers this week are in Scottsdale AZ where more than 2100 dogs entered Saturday’s Superstition Kennel Club show. The seven dogs asking BIS judge Frederick Dewsbury for all those points were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Sandpiper’s Let Freedom Ring, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Dezperado’s Hallelujah CA, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Surefyre’s Once In A Blue Moon, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country Tag I’m It, the Keeshond, GCH CH Skyline’s Unit of Measure, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Copper Hill’s No Reservations. 

GCH CH Sandpiper’s Let Freedom Ring 


His BIS was the Whippet, Brazen, and his RBIS was the Golden, Freedom. It was the fourth BIS in 13 final attempts this year for the country’s Number Two Hound.

BELLE-CITY KC SATURDAY

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, braved the wintery forecast for the Midwest to take the top prize at Saturday’s Belle-City Kennel Club show at Purina Farms in Gray Summit MO, outside of St Louis. 

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

Joining Rumor and breeder/owner/handler Kent Boyles in judge Richard Edwin Lake’s final were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Blindside, the RBIS, Whippet, GCH CH Copperridge’s I love Lucy, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Phillmar Superman, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Abbeyrose Black Diamond, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Fist Face A penny for Your Thought, and the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Sabe’s Simply Invincible. Rumor strides into the big Louisville week with 12 BIS, six RBIS, and 21 Herding Groups.

IRISH SETTER BIS IN PENSACOLA

GCH CH Evergreen Good Intentions 

There are but four venues hosting all breed shows in the lower 48 states this week and two are in Florida. We already told you that the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, was judge Gayle Bontecou’s Best In Show at the Palm Beach Dog Fanciers Association show in West Palm Beach Saturday. 

GCH CH Passport What Did You Say SS

Meanwhile, judge Gloria Geringer was in Pensacola Saturday to name a BIS and RBIS for the Pensacola Dog Fanciers Association. Her seven options were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Evergreen Good Intentions, the Smooth Dachshund, GCH CH Passport What Did You Say SS, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Paragon's Absolutely Entertaining O'Kristari, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Reignon Lutra Fastest Girl In Town, the Italian Greyhound, GCH CH Marchwind Barbara Ann, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Iacta Alea Est De La Bete, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Hamilton’s Secret Agent Of Bayshore. 

Finishing one/two were the Setter,Vicenzo,  and the Dachshund, Jana. It was the first BIS of the year for Vicenzo and breeder/owner/handler Mary Merlo. Congratulations to Mary and co-breeders Deidre Dunbar & Marion Dunbar.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

PEKE BEST IN FLORIDA

GCH CH Pequest General Tso 

First in with results today is the Palm Beach County Dog Fanciers Association, who put judge Gayle Bontecou in the final ring today in West Palm Beach FL. Joining her were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Ashdown’s Time to Thrill, a 15” Beagle from the classes, Bartag Serius Trouble, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Ivoss Super Cop's Tank, the Glen of Imaal Terrier, GCH CH Finnabair Ardmore Ned, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Haberl's When Lightning Strikes, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Myshara’s One Night Only.

GCH CH Finnabair Ardmore Ned 

Best went to the Peke, General Tso, Reserve to the Glen, Ned. It was the third in 15 final appearances this year for breeder/owner/handler David Fitzpatrick’s latest Pekingese BIS winner.

PUG BEST IN ARIZONA

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

With nearly 2000 dogs entered, Friday’s Superstition Kennel Club show drew dogs from all over the US. The seven that made it through to judge Ronald Rella’s final were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Sandpiper’s Let Freedom Ring, the Saluki, GCH CH Starlite's Made Of The Best Stuff On Earth BN RN JC, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Aviator's Lady's Man de Remi's, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Yanga's All The Time, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country Tag I’m It, the Finnish Spitz, GCH CH Mickywins Mainio Skandia CGC, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Copper Hill's No Reservations CGC. 

GCH CH Yanga's All The Time 

Taking the opening set was the Pug, JJ, followed close behind by the Reserve winner, the Schnauzer, Mexico. It was the first BIS of the year for JJ, who finished 2014 as the Number One Pug and Number Five Toy Dog with eight BIS and 47 Toy Groups.  Congratulations to breeders Kristy & Kevin Ratliff, owner Carolyn Koch, and handler Esteban Farias.