Monday, September 1, 2014

SATURDAY & SUNDAY IN NEW JERSEY

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 

Exhibitors in New Jersey are splitting their time between two venues, the Sussex County Farm & Horseshows Grounds in Augusta NJ and the William G Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown NJ. 

Judge Sharol Candace Way was in Augusta on Saturday to call the Newton Kennel Club’s final. The seven dogs she considered were the Flat Coated Retriever, GCH CH Windy Hill Dance To The Music JH, the Saluki, GCH CH Takara The Time Is Now, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Monamour Jp Energy of Kiss, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Xoloitzcuintli, GCH CH Bayshore Giorgio Armani, and the Briard, GCH CH Déjà vu Mia Cool as Cucumber. 

GCH CH Windy Hill Dance To The Music JH 

Going to the head of the line was the PWD, Matisse. Close behind was the Flat Coat, Macy. Matisse is closing in on the century mark with 94 BIS and 126 Working groups this year. 

GCH CH Pebbles' Run Play It Again Ham 

The action moved to Morristown on Sunday and the seven dogs that showed up for judge Hal Biermann’s final at the Sussex Hills Kennel Club show were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Mario N Beechwood’s Midnight Express CGC, the above named Saluki, the Samoyed, GCH CH Pebbles' Run Play It Again Ham, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Class Act by Hallsblu, the Havanese, GCH CH Viva’s Angus Khan CGC, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Diva’s Bastille My Heart, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Classical’s My Turn. 

GCH CH Takara The Time Is Now 

His BIS was the Sammie, and his RBIS was the Saluki. Bogey is the Number Three Working Dog with six BIS this year.

MID-COAST KC OF MAINE

GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez) 

We start our Monday Mop Up in Maine where the Mid-Coast Kennel Club of Maine spent the weekend. On Saturday BIS judge William DeVilleneuve assembled the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, GCH CH Fireside Spontaneous Combustion, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble, the Akita, GCH CH CR-Wicca’s Trade Secret, the Airedale Terrier, CH Joval Sweet Time, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Del Zarzoso Salvame From Afterglow, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Devinwood A Perfect Stranger. 

GCH CH CR-Wicca’s Trade Secret 

The two he favored were the Chihuahua, Sonnito, and the Akita, Trader. Sonnito is the top winning Smooth Coat Chihuahua of all time, with 20 all breed Bests, all this year. 

GCH CH Del Zarzoso Salvame From Afterglow 

 Sunday judge Dorothy Taylor would see the same seven, save two, the Boxer, GCH CH Brisbane “N” Blue Mondays Diamonds Are Decadent, and the Pug, GCH CH Charchen’s Billy The Kid. She would name the Poodle, Dino, her Best, and the Beagle, Miss P, her Reserve. Dino is the Number Three Non-Sporting Dogs with five BIS this season. 

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

Saturday, August 30, 2014

SHELTIE BIS IN JACKSON MI

GCH CH Grandgables The Frat Boy

We start today’s show reports with this from Jackson MI where the Jaxon (sic) Kennel Club opened their two day set. BIS judge Fred Ferris’ lineup included the Gordon Setter, GCH CH Sastya's Eleven Eleven, the Norwegian Elkhound, GCH CH Silhouette's Au Fish, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Avatar Cosmac Storm, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Darwyn Bruhil's Flying Circus, the Pekingese, GCH CH Sunn Yenn Uncensored Dachari, the Bulldog, GCH CH Just Lonestar Bright Lights Big City, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgables The Frat Boy. 

GCH CH Just Lonestar Bright Lights Big City 

It was the Sheltie, Brother, taking the BIS and the Bulldog, Bentley, grabbing the runner up spot. It was the sixth BIS of the year for the country’s Number Five Herding Dog.

POM BEST IN LOUISIANA

GCH CH Hitimes What The Inferno 
(photo by Karen Evasuik)

Here in the South, fanciers are gathered in Monroe LA for four days down on the bayou. The Bayou Kennel Club had the Friday opener and they drew several of the country’s top dogs. Judge Norm Kenney had four of AKC’s Top Ten Dogs All Breeds in his final. His seven were the Number Four Dog, the Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Regime’s Thriller of Elmo, the Mastiff, GCH CH Willow ridge Risky Business, the Number Six Dog, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Number Nine Dog, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitimes What The Inferno, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH R-Lee Sparkle Plenty, and the Number Two Dog, the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect. 

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

Best went to the smallest among them, the Pom, Danny. The OES, Swagger, took the Reserve. Danny is the Number One Toy Dog with twelve BIS this season.

MARQUETTE KENNEL CLUB FRIDAY

GCH CH Gamegards I’ll Have Another V Braeside 

The Marquette Kennel Club opened an ambitious three day, four show, stop in their Michigan hometown on Friday. Friday’s final were in the hands of judge Joe Gregory who chose his top two from the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Hil-N-Don & Canyonwood Seemore Of Me, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Elmo’s Martian Chronicles CGC, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gamegards I’ll Have Another V Braeside, the Russell Terrier, CH Baylock Heart Of Fire, the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Zens Cirque Du Soleil, the Lhasa Apso, GCH CH Ha-Lee Kiki-Ari Captain Morgan, and the Smooth Collie, GCH CH Jereco’s Satin Sheets. 

GCH CH Jereco’s Satin Sheets 

Finishing one/two were the Rottweiler, Indy, and the Collie, Satin. It was the seventh BIS this year for nation's Number Five Working Dog and handler Holly Eldred and their third this month.  The MKC will hold two shows today.  We're exhausted just thinking about it.

WHIPPET DAY TWO IN KENTUCKY

GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless 
(photo by Gay Glazbrook)

The Northern Kentucky Kennel Club had the day two spot in Lexington KY on Friday and they chose Bonnie Linnell Clarke to take the final ring. Joining her there were the English Setter, GCH CH Stargaze'R 'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don'T Tell, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Cambria’s Vraiment Parfait, the Standard Manchester Terrier, GCH CH Oasis Razzmatazz CA, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Highwood’s Big Shot, and the Smooth Collie, GCH CH Travler Kelise Overdrive. 

GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power 

 Her BIS was the Whippet, Brazen, and her RBIS was the Shih Tzu, Rocket. Brazen is the nation’s Number One Whippet and Number Two Hound with nine top prizes this year.

WPG BEST IN MAINE

GCH CH Fireside Spontaneous Combustion 

While the country’s Number One Dog All Breeds was in New Jersey on Friday picking up. another BIS, his kennelmate was in Union ME doing the same. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, GCH CH Fireside Spontaneous Combustion, started his week taking an RBIS on Thursday. 

GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez) 

 Joining Buster and handler Michelle Scott in judge Nancy Liebes final were the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble, the Akita, GCH CH CR-Wicca’s Trade Secret, CH Joval Sweet Time, the RBIS, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), the Dalmatian, GCH CH Merry Go Round Coach Master, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Devinwood A Perfect Stranger. 


The win was the first BIS by a WPG since December of 2010 when Buster collect his 11th BIS of the year.  We haven’t seen much of eight year old Buster since his Sporting Group Three win at the 2011 Westminster Kennel Club show. We hope that he stays around for a while so fanciers can get a look at this splendid example of a rare breed. Congratulations to Michelle, breeder/owner Elaine Hunsicker, and Joan Coughlin.

Friday, August 29, 2014

NUMBER ONE JUGGERNAUT

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 

The furry juggernaut that is the nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds, added another BIS to his record setting resume today. The Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, was judge Paula Nykiel Best In Show today at the Newton Kennel Club show in Augusta NJ. 

GCH CH Monamour Jp Energy Of Kiss 

Also in the final ring were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Celtic Thunder, the Afghan Hound, Stillwinds Dragonfly Ecco's Rydin' Solo, judge Nykiel’s RBIS, the Russell Terrier. GCH CH Monamour Jp Energy Of Kiss, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Schipperke, GCH CH De LaMer Point Break, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Milas Latin Fever. 

The win brings Matisse’s 2014 record to 92 BIS and 125 Working Groups

SIBERIAN BEST IN NORTH CAROLINA

GCH CH Highlander's Rumour Has It 

Our first report today comes in from Raleigh NC where the Alamance Kennel Club opened the four day set. Judge Minna-Liisa Koltes chose her top two from the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Legacy Random Titleist, the American Foxhound, CH Kiarry's Stonewall Jackson, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Highlander's Rumour Has It, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Hampton Court Broxden In Queso Emergency, the Japanese Chin, CH Chindale's Anything She Wants, the Bulldog, GCH CH Imperious HamItUp Southern Bell, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey. 

 Taking the BIS was the Siberian. Receiving the RBIS was the Smooth Fox. It was the second of the year for Rumor and handler Frank Murphy.

CARDIGAN BEST IN KENTUCKY

GCH CH Riverside Telltail Coco Posh 

Our next stop is Lexington KY where the hometown Lexington Kennel Club opened the five day Bluegrass Classic on Thursday. Judge Patricia Laurans had the opening final and her pick of the English Setter, GCH CH Stargaze'R 'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don'T Tell, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Skansen’s Holy Knight, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Meadowlakes Pants on Fire, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the Bulldog, GCH CH Dowat’s The Gladiator, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Riverside Telltail Coco Posh. 


GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless 
 (photo by Gay Glazbrook) 

Taking the big rosette was the Corgi, Coco, while the Whippet, Brazen, grabbed the reserve ribbon. Coco is the nation’s Number One Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Number Four Herding Dog with seven BIS this year.