Friday, October 24, 2014

DAY ONE IN AUSTIN TX

GCH CH Ehrenvogel Achy Breaky Heart 
(photo by Malinda Julien)

The Cen-Tex Kennel Club opened the four day set in Austin TX on Thursday and put Carolyn McKenna in the final ring. The seven dogs who joined her were the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Ehrenvogel Achy Breaky Heart, the Whippet, GCH CH Debmar Lovin Dixie, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Carpe Diem’s Amadeus, the West Highland White Terrier, GCH CH Tullybloom's Classified Credentials, the Papillon, GCH CH InVolo The King of Pop, the Bulldog, GCH CH Dowat’s The Gladiator, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey. 

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

Her Best was the GSP, Cyrus, and her Reserve the Bulldog, Don Juan. It was the fourth BIS in 24 trips to the final ring this year for Cyrus and breeder/owner/handler Renee Lara DVM.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SUNDAY IN BELTON TX



GCH CH Saks Winning Card

The last of last weekend’s reports is from Sunday’s Bell County Kennel Club show in Belton TX.  The seven dogs BIS judge Allen Odom considered were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Karagold’s Boom Boom Boom, the Whippet, GCH CH Debmar Lovin Dixie, the Boxer, GCH CH Cherkei’s Dick Tracey, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Dancy’s Rough Rider, the Pug, GCH CH Bookmark’s Uncommonly Good, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Winning Card, and the Smooth Collie, GCH CH Travler Kelise Overdrive.

GCH CH Dancy’s Rough Rider
(photo by Derek Glas)

Finishing one/two were the Bichon, Bingo, and the Norwich, Ted.  Bingo is the country’s Number One Bichon Frise and Number Six Non-Sporting Dog with five BIS and 46 Non-Sporting Groups.

POTOMAC VALLEY KENNEL CLUB



CH Action Spark Of The Divine CA CGC

The Upper Potomac Valley Kennel Club followed Friday’s Laurel Highlands Kennel Association show in Cumberland MD with two of their own.

GCH CH Foxcliffe Chelsea Piers 
(photo by Ninna Odehag)

Judge Roger Gifford had the Saturday final and his pick of the Pointer, GCH CH Hipoint Here Comes The Sun, the Scottish Deerhound, GCH CH Foxcliffe Chelsea Piers, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Dynasty's Husky Lucky Strike, the Colored Bull Terrier, CH Action Spark Of The Divine CA CGC, the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Palmetto's Flying Dutchman, the Chow Chow, GCH CH Are-Jay’s Harlem Renaissance, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Windfall’s Blah Blah Blah V Chablis.

His Best was the Bull Terrier, Rocky,  and his Reserve the Deerhound, Chelsea.  It was the first BIS for Rocky. Congratulations to breeder/owner Franne Berez MD, owner Deanna Dean, and handler Lindsey Cook.

GCH CH Yarrow Hi-Tech Ben There Done That 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Chelsea and the above named Pointer, Chow, & GSD would all be back in judge Joan Anselm’s  final on Sunday.  They were joined by the Mastiff, GCH CH Goldleaf's Trouble Coming CGC, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Joval Sweet Time, and the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Yarrow Hi-Tech Ben There Done That.

Chelsea would add a big rosette to Saturday’s reserve ribbon.   The Affenpinscher, Ben, collected the RBIS.  Chelsea  is the country’s Number One Scottish Deerhound with two BIS and six Hound Groups.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Cecilia L Dove & R Scott Dove DVM, co-breeder Sally Sweatt, and handler Angela L Lloyd.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TWO DAYS IN NEW JERSEY

GCH CH Aubrey's Moon River 

The Gloucester County Kennel Club had the coveted Saturday spot in Buena NJ and judge Kristen Francis had the day one final. Her seven options were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Doc's Greyborn North Star Of Acadia, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Icecream V Tum-Tums Vriendjes, the Akita, GCH CH CR-Wicca’s Trade Secret, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Class Act by Hallsblu, the Papillon, GCH CH InVolo The King of Pop, the Schipperke, GCH CH DeLaMer See Ya at the Top, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Aubrey's Moon River. 

GCH CH Doc's Greyborn North Star Of Acadia 

She chose the Corgi, Rebecca, as her BIS and the Weimaraner, Bella Blue, as her RBIS. It was Rebecca’s second BIS of the set and her third of the year. 

GCH CH South Fork’s Sweet Harmony 

Judge Murrel Purkhiser had the final at Sunday’s South Jersey Kennel Club show. The seven dogs that stayed all day to see her were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Evergreen Good Intentions, the Scottish Deerhound, GCH CH Hobarra's I Dreamed A Dream, the returning Akita, Trader, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Rivendell's Tinker Toy, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH South Fork’s Sweet Harmony, the same Schipperke, and Rebecca, the Corgi. 

Best went to the Chihuahua and Reserve to the Schipperke. It’s the first for Harmony and breeder/owner/handler Mary Jane Held. Congratulations to them both.

BACK TO W SPRINGFIELD

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

The 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble, took the BIS at Saturday’s Albany Kennel Club encore in West Springfield MA. 

GCH CH Kan-Point's Makin' The Chase 

Joining Miss P in judge David Bolus’ final were the RBIS, the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Kan-Point's Makin' The Chase, the Boxer, GCH CH Shadigee's Sequel To Legends, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s To Russia with Love, the Papillon, GCH CH Medina's Luck Be A Lady Tonight, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Merry Go Round Coach Master, and the Puli, GCH CH Szeder’s Little Miss Sunshine. 

GCH CH Merry Go Round Coach Master 

The Troy Kennel Club had the Sunday closer and they put judge Filiberto Arniella in the final ring with the Gordon Setter, GCH CH Sandpiper's Castles In The Air, Miss P, the Beagle, the Samoyed, GCH CH Pebbles' Run Play It Again Ham, the returning Scottie, Knopa, the Pug, GCH CH Belaire’s Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, the aforementioned Dalmatian, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Classical’s My Turn. 

GCH CH Pebbles' Run Play It Again Ham 

Going to the head of the line was the Dalmatian, Flash, followed by the Sammie, Bogey. It was the first BIS in 14 final appearances for Flash. Congratulations to breeders Patti & Rod Strand & Julie Bryant, owners Susan M Carter & Paulo Carneiro Ribeiro Filho, and handler Howard Huber III.

CHECKING IN ON SPRINGFIELD IL



GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

When last we visited Springfield IL we told you the country’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, was judge  Chris Walkowicz’ Best In Show at Thursday’s Illinois Capitol Kennel Club.  Matisse would spend the rest of the weekend in Atlanta.

GCH CH Telltale American Ride
(photo by Michael McGuire)

The seven dogs that made it to judge Toddie Clark’s final at Friday’s Mattoon Kennel Club show were the English springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Foxtail's Race For The Chase, the Great Dane, GCH CH Naples Tlbrk Dana Sanroque Cause And Effect, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor, the Toy Manchester Terrier, GCH CH Cottage Lake's Our Lady Of Fatima, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Cher Ami's Toast With Remy Martin, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgables The Frat Boy.

Her BIS was the Welsh Terrier, Jennie, and her RBIS, the Springer, Randy.  Jennie is the country’s Number Two Terrier and Number Dog All Breeds with 18 BIS and 76 Terrier Groups this year.

GCH CH Lockenhaus' Rumor Has It V Kenlyn

Judge Ann Hearn would see an all new seven at Saturday’s Sandemac Kennel Club final.   They were the English Setter, GCH CH Stargaze'R 'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don'T Tell, the Whippet, CH Meisterhaus Something Royal, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Kamterra's Legato, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Appassionato Jp Monamour's Star, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Fist Face A Penny For Your Thought, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Major Leagues Mighty Joe At Winsome, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus' Rumor Has It V Kenlyn.

GCH CH Appassionato Jp Monamour's Star

Finishing one/two were the GSD, Rumor, and the Russell Terrier, Tribute.  It was the fourth BIS this season for Rumor and breeder/owner/handler  Kent Boyles.

GCH CH Kamterra's Legato 
(photo by Derek Glas)

The Illinois Capitol Kennel Club had Sunday’s closer and they asked judge Sharon Krogh to take the final final.  Her seven hopefuls were the retuning Setter, Beagle, Doberman, Bichon, & GSD, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, GCH CH King's Mtn Angelina Ballerina, and the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Ouachitah One Life To Give.

GCH CH Foxtail's Race For The Chase
(photo by Rhonda McKinnie)

Taking home the set’s last big rosette was the Doberman, Legato, and the Beagle, JJ.  It was the first BIS for the three year old dog and breeder/owner/handler Kathy Moats.  Congratulations to Kathy and co-breeder/owner Mike Moats.

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.