Friday, October 31, 2014

DAY TWO IN FORT WAYNE IN

GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie)
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Judge Jane Forsyth was in Fort Wayne IN on Thursday to choose a Best In Show winner for the La Porte County Kennel Club. Her seven options were the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Over The Legal Limit, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Pug, CH Chelseas Fantasy Dressed to Impress, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey. 

GCH CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey 
(photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

Her Best was the Number One Terrier, the Skye, Charlie, and her Reserve was the Number Two Herding Dog, the Puli, Charlotte. Charlie is also the Number Five Dog All Breeds with 25 BIS and 101 Terrier Groups this year.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

DAY ONE IN FORT WAYNE IN

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

The Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club kicked off the five day Old Fort Cluster in Fort Wayne IN on Wednesday. The Fort Wayne shows are the only cluster this week in the US and as such have drawn many of the nation’s top dogs. 

GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie 

The seven BIS judge Raymond Filburn Jr saw were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Doc's Crosswinds Absolut Ten Of Acadia, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Pug, GCH CH Caper’s Sirius Endeavor, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn. 

 His Best was the nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the PWD, Matisse, and his Reserve, was the country’s Number One Terrier and Number Five Dog All Breeds, the Skye, Charlie. The win was Matisse’s 213th career BIS. This year Matisse has 118 BIS in 153 final attempts this year.

SUNDAY IN GREELEY CO

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect 

The Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect, collected his 101st career BIS at Sunday’s Buckthorn Valley Kennel Club show in Greeley CO. 

GCH CH Rivendel’s Barefoot Bandit 

Challenging Swagger for judge Elizardo Valadez's attention were the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Relentless Country Wind Tornado JH, the Pharaoh Hound, GCH CH Osiris Cowboy Casanova, the Newfoundland, Kirenskas The Polar Express, the Colored Bull Terrier, CH Magor Galactic Agent, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pevyne’s Bad Romance, and the RBIS, the Schipperke, GCH CH Rivendel’s Barefoot Bandit. 

The win was Swagger’s 77th BIS in 119 trips to the final ring this year.

KENNEL CLUB OF RIVERSIDE

GCH CH Haines Abel for Queans CD BN RN CGC 

Exhibitors in Southern California were in Perris CA for the Kennel Club of Riverside’s two shows this past weekend. The Rottweiler, GCH CH Haines Abel for Queans CD BN RN CGC, made the most of the opportunity, taking both of the BIS. 

GCH CH Andover See-Z the Moment
(photo by Larisa Hotchin)

Joining Abel in judge Richard Lashbrook’s final on Saturday were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Simpatico Equal Justice, the Whippet, Kamio Gold Treasure, the RBIS, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Andover See-Z The Moment, Pug, GCH CH Winsome-Nirvana-Blaque Triple Play, the French Bulldog, GCH CH LeBull’s El Morocco at LeCirque, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Delux Jumpin Jack Flash CGC. 

GCH CH Simpatico Equal Justice 

Sunday judge Arley Hussin chose Abel out of a lineup that included the RBIS, the returning Weimaraner, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH M&M's Fear The Beard, the same Welsh Terrier, the Brussel Griffon, GCH CH Cashin's Sizzling Bacon Bit, the Xoloitzcuintli, GCH CH Mistli (Avalos), and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Fly Me To The Moon. The wins were first of the year for Abel. 

Congratulations to breeder Robert Haines, owners Jill Kessler-Miller and Yolanda Gallardo, and handler Jeannie Tappan.

SACRAMENTO VALLEY DFA SUNDAY

GCH CH Wind Spirit ROD's Amazing Grace 

We already told you that the Pug, GCH CH Storybook's Perfectly Sirius, was judge Donovan Thompson’s Best In Show at Saturday’s Sacramento Valley Kennel Club show in Dixon CA. 

GCH CH Absolutely Talk of the Town 

Seeking judge Janice Pardue’s favor on Sunday were the Flat-Coated Retriever, GCH CH Blazin’s Karibbean Black Sparrow, the Saluki, GCH CH Impala Ladies Love Outlaws, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Patriot’s Designer Girl CGC, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Absolutely Talk of the Town, the Long Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH BK's Wild About Harry, the Keeshond, GCH CH Skyline's Unit Of Measure, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Wind Spirit ROD's Amazing Grace. 

Adding a BIS to Saturday’s RBIS was the Aussie, Grace. Taking home Sunday’s Reserve win was the Smooth Fox, Taylor. It was Grace’s first BIS in nine final appearances this year. Congratulations to breeder/owner Marcia Berna Bertero, co-breeder Carlos Osmar Bertero , and owner/handler Megan Hof.

VANCOUVER KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH North Well Vivian Jp Rose Queen 

 Before we start with this week’s reports, let’s give you the remaining results we have from last weekend. First out in the Pacific Northwest, we have the Vancouver Kennel Club’s two shows in Ridgefield WA. Saturday ended with judge Frederick Stephens in the final ring with Weimaraner, GCH CH Diamond Mk The Eagle Has Landed, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Foxtail's Race For The Chase, the Akita, GCH CH Sondaisa Fyre When Ready CD RN, the Bedlington Terrier, GCH CH Pineriver's Show Me The Money, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH North Well Vivian Jp Rose Queen, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Absolute Affinity Agape Bullet Proof, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Brocade Lil Deuce Coupe Barjen. 

GCH CH Sondaisa Fyre When Ready CD RN 

Best went to the Toy Poodle, Vivian, Reserve to the Akita, Holster. It is the third BIS in ten final attempts this year for Vivian and handler Tim Brazier. 

GCH CH Hil-N-Don & Canyonwood Seemore Of Me 

 Vivian would be the only of Saturday’s finalists to make it back to Sunday’s last ring. Joining her in judge Charles Trotter’s final were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Hil-N-Don & Canyonwood Seemore Of Me, the 13”Beagle, CH Cherry Creek Tattletale, the Boxer, GCH CH Brisbane “N” Blue Mondays Diamonds Are Decadent, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Terriwood MVP, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Lakeridge Atalanta Summer In Paris, and the Beauceron, GCH CH De Joie Du Chateau Rocher CA. 

GCH CH De Joie Du Chateau Rocher CA 

Taking home the set’s last big rosette was the Springer, Seemore. Packing up the reserve ribbon was the Beauceron, Gideon. The win bring Seemore’s 2014 record to five BIS and 35 Sporting Groups.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

BACK TO SIOUX FALLS SD

GCH CH Starlite's Made Of The Best Stuff On Earth BN RN 

When we last check in on Sioux Falls SD we told you that the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, was judge Barbara Dempsey Alderman’s Best In Show at Friday’s Sioux Empire Kennel Club show. 


GCH CH Fist Face A Penny For Your Thought 
(photo by Michael McGuire)

Randy would be back in the final ring at the SEKC’s day two show on Saturday. Joining him in judge Guy Jeavons’ ring were the Saluki, GCH CH Starlite's Made Of The Best Stuff On Earth BN RN, the Boxer, GCH CH Nantess Caleno Numero Uno, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Fist Face A Penny For Your Thought, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Merry Go Round Coach Master, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Serenity's Walk In The Park. 

Finishing one/two were the Saluki, Snapple, and the Griff, Penny. It’s the third BIS in 17 trips to the final ring this year for Snapple and handler Erin Roberts. 

GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor 

 Judge Ann Hearn would close it out on Sunday with the Irish Setter, GCH CH Sunsetter’s Desert Sunrise, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble, the Akita, Daykeyne Eatin My Cake Too, the returning Welsh Terrier, Jennie, Penny, the Griff, the Keeshond, GCH CH Trumpet’s No Questions Asked, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn. 

GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It V Kenlyn

The Welsh Terrier, Jennie, packed up the big rosette, and the GSD, Rumor, took home the reserve ribbon. Jennie is AKC’s Number Two Terrier, and Number Eight Dog All Breeds with 19 BIS and 79 Terrier Groups in 2014.

TRAVIS COUNTY KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Hitime What the Inferno 

The Travis County Kennel Club had the coveted Saturday & Sunday spots in Austin TX this past weekend. Day one ended with judge Sam Houston McDonald in the final ring with the Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Agha Djaris Eye Candy Of Sura, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Dezperado's Hallelujah, the West Highland White Terrier, GCH CH Tullybloom's Classified Credentials, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitime What the Inferno, the Chines Shar-Pei, GCH CH R-Lee Sparkle Plenty, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Aubrey’s Moon River. 

 Best went to the Pom, Danny, and Reserve to the Doberman, Glory. Danny is the country’s Number One Toy Dog and Number Dog All Breeds with 22 BIS and 60 Toy Groups this season. 

GCH CH Dezperado's Hallelujah 
(photo by Gay Glazbrook)

Danny and Glory would return to the final ring along with the above named Corgi to try their luck with BIS judge Robert Shreve. They were joined by the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Ehrenvogel Achy Breaky Heart, the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Walmar-Solo's Omg Sl JE, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Kelwyn’s Jumpin Jack Flash, and the Bulldog, GCH CH Dowat’s The Gladiator. 


GCH CH Aubrey’s Moon River 

Judge Shreve would name the Doberman, Glory, his BIS and the Corgi, Rebecca, his RBIS. It was the third BIS in 20 final attempts this year for Glory and breeder/handler Linda George.

BREEDER NEEDS YOUR HELP




Michelle Edling and Her Belgian Tervurens
(photo by Randy Roberts)

Over the past several years we have followed several breeders/owners/handlers who have risen to dominance in their individual breeds, but are not well known to the fancy at large because they don’t travel a great deal.  Unfortunately many in our sport will never get to see these people and their wonderful dogs in the ring.

One such breeder is Michelle Edling of Sky Acres Belgian Tervuren of The Dalles OR.  Michelle has been producing BIS winning Tervuren since 1984 and was AKC Herding Group Breeder of the Year in 2009.  Michelle rarely leaves the Pacific Northwest.  However, two weeks ago she ventured out in her motor home headed to the Northern California town of Dixon to attend the Redwood Belgian Tervuren Fanciers specialty.  She never made it to Dixon.

A big rig jack knifed on I-5  in front of Michelle and her motorhome was destroyed.  Fortunately, Michelle and her dogs escaped serious injury.  Michelle credits her airline approved crates for protecting her dogs.  We are thankful that Michelle and her beautiful Tervurens will be around for many years to come. 

You can help Michelle replace all the show equipment and personal property she lost by visiting this site and making a donation.  Consider it an investment in the future of our sport.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SEMINOLE KENNEL CLUB

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

Judge Alfred Ferruggiaro was in Shawnee OK on Saturday to call the Best In Show at the Seminole Kennel Club’s opener. The seven dogs in his lineup were the English Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Dickens Wilkins Flasher, the Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH Raydachs Ride My Ducati Sw, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, GCH CH Derby's Toast With Gusto, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Springhill Street Smart, the Yorkshire Terrier, GCH CH Journey's Who Am I ?, the Schipperke, CH Safari Bolteroy Prince of Tides, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Picabo Moondaisy of Pineywood Jakmar. 

Going to the head of the line was the Dachshund followed by the English Cocker. It was the first BIS in 16 final appearances this year for Ducati, AKC’s Number One Wirehaired Dachshund. Congratulations to breeder/owner Shirley Ray, co-breeder Neal Glaser, and handler Adam Peterson. 

GCH CH Derby's Toast With Gusto

Sunday judge Dr Arthur Sorkin would see the same English Cocker, Greater Swiss, & Schipperke, the Saluki, GCH CH Baghdad Eleganza Extravaganza, the Cesky Terrier, GCH CH Zlatapraha Gillespie Bluefire, the Maltese, GCH CH Ta-Jon’s Sugar Dumplin, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Arrowhill Swords Held High. 


CH Safari Bolteroy Prince of Tides 

He would chose the Greater Swiss, Gus, as his BIS and the Schipperke, Ty. Gus is the nation’s Number One Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, and Number 11 Working Dog with six BIS and 26 Working Groups in 2014.