Monday, October 20, 2014

CHIHUAHUA THREE-PEAT IN IDAHO

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

One of the most interesting races this year is in the Toy Group where the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitimes What the Inferno, is being hotly pursued by the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), and the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power. This week the Chihuahua, Sonnito, made major gains with three consecutive BIS at the Rapid City Kennel Club show in that Idaho city. 

GCH CH Janwell Midnight Ryder 

On Sunday judge Carolyn Herbel chose Sonnito out of a lineup that included the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Forever's All Jacked Up CGC, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Houndwalkers Sebastian Of The Groves, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Mandre’s Just My Style Glen Coe, her RBIS, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Janwell Midnight Ryder, the French Bulldog, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Thunderhill's Apple Bottom Jeans. 

 Sonnito’s 2014 resume now stands at 25 BIS and 79 Toy Groups, the most by any Toy Dog this year.

NEWNAN KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Starfire’s Spank Me Hard Call Me Crazy 

Judge Dana Cline had the final at Sunday’s Newnan Kennel Club closer in Atlanta GA. The seven dogs that stayed all day were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Ashdown’s Time to Thrill, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner’s International S’Cess, the Portuguese Water Dog, Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Starfire’s Spank Me Hard Call Me Crazy, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Hall, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey. 

GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie 

Packing up the big rosette was the Pom, Spanky. Taking home the reserve ribbon was the Skye, Charlie. Spanky did not pick up his first BIS this year until just four months ago. Since then he has been a regular in the final ring. Sunday’s win, against Top Ten competition, was his fourth BIS of the year.

BEST OF THE WEEKEND

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect 
(photo by Lisa Croft-Elliot)

With just eight weeks left in this year’s campaign, our top dogs are racing about the country collecting points wherever they can. The week’s big winner was the nation’s Number Two Dog All Breeds, the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect. Swagger was in Pleasanton CA in the San Francisco Bay area, where he collected three BIS worth a total of 5431 points. 

GCH CH Charisma Maxim Von Diable 

Sunday’s win came at the day two show of the Del Valle Dog Club of Livermore. Swagger was challenged for the win by the Field Spaniel, GCH CH Promenade Pay It Forward, the Basset Hound, GCH CH Topsfield-Sanchu Eenie Meenie Miney Moe, judge DR John Reeve-Newson’s RBIS, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Charisma Maxim Von Diable, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Absolutely Talk Of The Town, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country’s Tag I’m It, and the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Del Zarzoso Salvame From Afterglow. 

Swagger takes a record setting 72 BIS into the last two months of the year.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

ATLANTA KENNEL CLUB

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

The Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, collected his second BIS of the week with a win at Saturday’s Atlanta (GA) Kennel Club show. 

GCH CH Dowat’s The Gladiator 
(photo by Gay Glasbrook)

Matisse was joined in judge Barbara Dempsey Alderman by the English Setter, GCH CH Weymouth’s En Fuego, the Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH Leoralee's Baywatch Mw, Friday’s BIS winner, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Starfire's Spank Me Hard Call Me Crazy, the RBIS, the Bulldog, GCH CH Dowat’s The Gladiator, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Dunhill Steeler Nation. 

Matisse is the Number One Working Dog of all time, with a career 210 BIS, the fourth highest total ever. Matisse is this year’s Number One Dog All Breeds with 115 BIS so far.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY IN BELTON TX

GCH CH Harline Winweim Encore Bravo Love Ya’ll

When last we check in with Belton TX we told you that the Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome, was judge Gale Young’s BIS at Thursday’s Stephenville Kennel Club of Texas show. Judge Danell Brown had the SKCT final on Friday and her pick of the Weimaraner, GCH CH Harline Winweim Encore Bravo Love Ya’ll, the Whippet, GCH CH Debmar Lovin Dixie, the German Pinscher, CH Leilani’s That That Is Is, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Dancy's Rough Rider, the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Dejavu I Want'A Talk About Me, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Winning Card, and the Pembroke welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Just a Little Crush. 

CH Leilani’s That That Is Is 

She chose the Weimaraner, Dorothy, as her Best and the German Pinscher, Maddie, as her Reserve. It was the first BIS for Dorothy this year. Congratulations to breeder Georgia Strong, owner/handler Susan Line, and owners Alisa Andras & Deb Johnson. We hope to have a photo for you soon. 

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

The Bell County Kennel Club took over on Saturday and put judge Bradley Jenkins in the final ring with the aforementioned Brittany, Beckett, the Saluki, GCH CH Appalachia's Allamyrra Hajji, the German Pinscher, GCH CH Midernoch A Phortune Of Phranklins CA , the Norwich Terrier puppy dog, Michan's Mick Like A Rolling Stone, the previously seen Chinese Crested, Bichon, and Corgi. 

GCH CH Dejavu I Want'A Talk About Me 
(photo by Lynda Beam)

Judge Jenkins would name Beckett, the Brittany, his Best, and the Chinese Crested, Toby, as his Reserve. Beckett has collected seven BIS so far this month to bring his 2014 tally to 21 BIS.

RAPID CITY KENNEL CLUB 1&2

GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez) 

 The Rapid City Kennel Club is hosting three shows in that Idaho city this weekend. So far the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), is having a field day, winning both Friday’s and Saturday’s big rosettes. 


 GCH CH Thunderhill's Apple Bottom Jeans 

Friday Dr Anthony DiNardo chose Sonnito out of a seven that included the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Forever's All Jacked Up CGC, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Kayenta’s Once Upon A Time, the Bedlington Terrier, GCH CH First Class Willow Wind The Phoenix, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Napachai Hilsman Throw Caution To The Wind, and his RBIS, the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Thunderhill's Apple Bottom Jeans. 

GCH CH Kayenta’s Once Upon A Time 

On Sunday Sonnito would impress judge James White more than did the aforementioned Husky, who impressed him more than did the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Chiporego Hear No Evil, the returning Whippet, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Janwell Midnight Ryder, the above named Frenchie, or the Australian Shepherd, CH Catalina Barefootbluejeannight. 

Sonnito is the country’s Number Two Toy Dog and Number 11 Dog All Breeds with 24 BIS this year.

DAY TWO IN PLEASANTON CA



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

We start our reports this morning with the weekend’s largest show, Saturday's Del Valle Dog Club of Livermore show in Pleasanton CA, 40 miles east of San Francisco.  The day started with almost 2700 competitors and ended with judge Robert Slay seeing the following seven:  the Sussex Spaniel, GCH CH Kamand Tangled Up In Blue, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Matrix Reloaded, the Boxer, GCH CH Brisbane N Blue Mondays Diamonds Are Decadent, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Absolutely Talk of the Town, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitime’s What the Inferno, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Del Zarzoso Salvame From Afterglow, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect.

GCH CH Absolutely Talk of the Town

Getting his second BIS of the stop, was the OES, Swagger. Collecting a very prestigious RBIS was the Smooth Fox, Taylor.  Swagger is the Number Two Dog All Breeds and the winningest Old English Sheepdog of all time with 97 career BIS, of which 71 have come this year.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

DAY ONE IN ATLANTA GA

GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie 
(photo by Megan Cloudman)

Any show in Atlanta GA is fiercely competitive. Friday’s Douglasville Kennel Club Of Georgia show was especially so. The Number One Dog All Breeds, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, had a rare defeat in judge Jim Briley’s Working Group, placing third behind the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Cambria’s Vraiment Parfait, and the Boxer, GCH CH Mephistos Speak Of The Devil. 

GCH CH Cordmaker’s Topsy Turvey 

The Doberman, Zsa Zsa, would advance to judge Edd Bivin where she was joined by the English setter, GCH CH Weymouth’s En Fuego, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner’s International S’Cess, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Havanese, GCH CH Qbin's Strictly Confidential At Enginuity, the Bulldog, GCH CH Dowat’s The Gladiator, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker’s Topsy Turvey. 

 Judge Bivin’s BIS was the Skye, Charlie, and his RBIS was the Puli, Charlotte. Charlie is the country’s Number One Terrier and Number Five Dog All breeds with 23 BIS this year.

CORGI BEST IN NEW JERSEY

GCH CH Aubrey’s Moon River 

Judge Betsy Horn-Humer was in Buena NJ on Friday to call the final for the Gloucester County Kennel Club. The seven dogs she considered were the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Shade Mountains Cane Bello Moon Dancer JH, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Icecream V Tum-Tums Vriendjes, the Samoyed, GCH CH McMagic's Mojo, the Kerry blue terrier, GCH CH Class Act By Hallsblu, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH South Fork’s Sweet Harmony, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Surrey Cherry Garcia, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Aubrey’s Moon River. 

GCH CH Icecream V Tum-Tums Vriendjes 

The two she chose were the Corgi, Rebecca, and the PBGV, Scoop. It was Rebecca’s second BIS this year.

Friday, October 17, 2014

DAY ONE IN PLEASANTON CA

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect 
(photo by Vicki Holloway)

One of the premier weekends in our sport is in Pleasanton CA in October just east of San Francisco. The Skyline Dog Fanciers of San Mateo County opened the all-breed festivities today after a plethora of hotly contested breed specialties. 

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

Judge Alberto Berrios had the Friday final and his pick of the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Vjk-Myst Garbonita's California Journey, the Otterhound, GCH CH Aberdeen’s Under the Influence, the Bernese Mountain Dog, GCH CH Vinn October It Had 2VV You, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Hjohoo's Save Hjour Love For Me, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country’s Tag I’m It, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Del Zarzoso Salvame From Afterglow, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect. 

Best was the OES, Swagger, and Reserve, the Pug, JJ. Swagger is the nation’s Number Two Dog All Breeds with 70 BIS this year.