Sunday, July 5, 2015

SATURDAY IN TEXAS

GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It v Kenlyn 

The Great Collin Kennel Club had day two in Dallas, the first leg of what we call the Texas Tour, three weekends of shows, across the Lone Star State. The seven dogs that stayed all day Saturday to see BIS judge Francine Schwartz were the Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome, the Pharaoh Hound, GCH CH Farao Anubis Inferno BN RN SC, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, GCH CH Derby’s Toast with Gusto, the Welsh terrier, GCH CH Abbeyrose Black Diamond, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitimes What the Inferno, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Reigate Fire Away, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It v Kenlyn. 

GCH CH Derby’s Toast with Gusto 

The Texas Tour draws the biggest names and the biggest this year is the Number One Dog All Breeds, the German Shepherd, Rumor, who took home her 50th BIS of the year and her 87th Herding Group. The RBIS went to Friday’s BIS winner, the Swissy, Gus.

SATURDAY IN ILLINOIS

GCH CH Torquay Midnight Victory 

Judge Sharon Krogh was in De Kalb IL Saturday to name a BIS and RBIS for the Greater De Kalb Kennel Club. The seven dogs presented her were the Pointer, Indio Frebia Das Colinas De Holambra, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Torquay Midnight Victory, the Great Dane, CH MyJon’s High Honors V Briarwood, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, GCH CH Bryr Rose Phoenix Rising, the Toy Manchester Terrier, GCH CH Cottage Lakes Our Lady Of Fatima, the Keeshond, GCH CH Wund-R Y Bases Loaded RN CGCA, and the Shetland Sheepdog, Lynnleas Kissed By Fire. 

GCH CH Wund-R Y Bases Loaded RN CGCA 

Finishing one/two were the Beagle, Vicki, and the Keeshond, Winston. It was the fifth BIS in 24 final appearances this year for the nation’s Number Eight Hound.

SATURDAY IN MICHIGAN

GCH CH Kamtera’s Legato 
(photo by Derek Glas)

Great Lakes fanciers celebrated the Fourth in Monroe MI where the Ann Arbor Kennel Club is hosted two shows this weekend. Saturday ended with judge Allen Odom in the final ring with the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Man of Steel, the Saluki, GCH CH Baghdad Missdemanor, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Kamtera’s Legato, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Hampton Court Broxden What in Carnation, the Pug, GCH CH AzaleaNapplewood’s Take Me There, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Hillwood Dassin Ouspenskaya, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Copperridge’s Unforgettable. 

GCH CH Hampton Court Broxden What in Carnation 

The two taking the top prizes were the Doberman, Legato with the BIS and the Smooth Fox, Debbie, with the RBIS. Legato is the nation’s Number One Doberman Pinscher and Number Six Working Dog with four BIS and 16 Working Groups this year.

SATURDAY IN MARYLAND

GCH CH Flessner’s International S’Cess 

The Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner’s International S’Cess, captured the BIS at Saturday’s Upper Marlboro Kennel Club show in West Friendship MD. 

GCH CH Militza’s My Cherie Amour 
 (photo by Rhonda Cassidy) 

Joining Nathan and handler Heather Helmer in judge Larry Sinclair’s final were the RBIS, the Irish Setter, GCH CH Militza’s My Cherie Amour, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Windsong Roman Ruler, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Teritail’s Loyal Knight, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Gala Brighton Lakeridge Reflections of Me, and the Smooth Collie, GCH CH Tir Nan Og Return to Camelot. It was the ninth BIS in 29 final attempts this year for the country’s Number Two Hound.

SATURDAY IN MASSACHUSETTS

GCH CH A Feiner Eros 

We spent the Fourth of July away from our keyboard and we have several shows to tell you about. We start in West Springfield MA where judge Ken Buxton had three of the Top Ten Dogs All Breeds in his final at Saturday’s Farmington Valley Kennel Club show, the Number Three Dog, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Goodtime Charlie, the Number Five Dog, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Number Seven Dog, and the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power. 

GCH CH Cragsmoor Goodtime Charlie
(photo by Ring 3 Studios)

Rounding out the final seven were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Doc's Greyborn North Star Of Acadia, the Leonberger, GCH CH A Feiner Eros, the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Sabe’s Simply Invincible, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bagatelle Rolling Moon Stone. In the end, judge Buxton would name the Leonberger, Odin, his BIS and the Skye, Charlie, his RBIS. The win, Odin’s third in seven final appearances this year, will make the winningest Leonberger in AKC history this year’s Number Nine Working Dog.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

FRIDAY IN WEST VIRGINIA

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

The Huntington Kennel Club opened a three day set in their West Virginia hometown Friday and asked judge Robert Slay to choose a BIS and RBIS. His options were the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Nexus Roundhay Cmdr Adam Dalgliesh, the Greyhound, GCH CH CrandCru Giaconda, the Boxer, GCH CH TKO’s Izzy’s Mr Twisted Oliver, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Angus Glen-Ayr’s Stevie Wonder, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country’s Tag I’m It, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Tiburcio da Maya, and the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, GCH CH Starpon’s Chere Brigitte. 

GCH CH CrandCru Giaconda 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Finishing one/two were the Pug, JJ, and the Greyhound, Gia. JJ is AKC’s Number One Pug and Number Five Toy Dog with four BIS and 20 Toy Groups this year.

FRIDAY IN VENTURA

GCH CH Round Town Queen of Hearts of Maryscot 
(photo by Diana Han)

Californian fanciers are spending their Fourth in beautiful Ventura CA. The Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Round Town Queen of Hearts of Maryscot, continued her winning ways taking Friday’s Channel City Kennel Club show. 

GCH CH Vjk-Myst Garbonita's California Journey 
(photo by Kayla Bertagnolli)

Challenging Queenie for the win were the RBIS, the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Vjk-Myst Garbonita's California Journey, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek's Limited Edition, the Newfoundland, GCH CH Seacrest's I'm Not What You Think, the Papillon, GCH CH InVolo Wanna Be Startin' Somethin', the Keeshond, GCH CH Skyline's Unit Of Measure, and the Bouvier des Flandres, and the GCH CH Brocade Lil Deuce Coupe Barjen. 

With six BIS in the last five weeksand a 2015 total of 15 BIS and 29 Terrier Groups, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Queenie in the Top Ten Dogs All Breeds by the end of the weekend.

FRIDAY IN DALLAS

GCH CH Derby’s Toast with Gusto 

If you are a dog show enthusiast July is the month to visit Texas. Exhibitors will work their way from Dallas this weekend to San Antonio the next, and end up in Houston the week after that. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog from Houston, GCH CH Derby’s Toast with Gusto, collected the first all-breed BIS of the Texas Tour at Friday’s Trinity Valley Kennel Club show in Dallas. 

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

Joining Gus and handler Scott Sommer in judge Delores Burkholder’s final were the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Ehrenvogel Achy Breaky Heart, the Whippet, GCH CH Karasar’s Resurgence, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Hampton Court’s Monte Cristo, the RBIS, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitimes What the Inferno, the Bulldog, GCH CH Wilson's I'm Your Handyman, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It v Kenlyn. Gus is the US’ Number Nine Working Dog with eight BIS and 37 Working Groups this year.

FRIDAY IN MARYLAND

GCH CH Militza's My Cherie Amour 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Mid-Atlantic fanciers are in West Friendship MD for the long weekend. At Friday’s Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club show judge Debbie Campbell-Freeman named the Irish Setter, GCH CH Militza's My Cherie Amour, her Best and the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Gala Brighton Lakeridge Reflections of Me, her Reserve. 

GCH CH Gala Brighton Lakeridge Reflections of Me 

Rounding out her final were the Bloodhound, CH Hickoryhollow’s Candygram for Mongo, the Boxer, GCH CH Encore’s Mimosa, the Sealyham Terrier, CH Goodspice Efbe’s Know Easy Way Out, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Brimar’s Spirit of a Storm. Adele is the nation’s Number One Irish Setter with six BIS and 16 Sporting Groups this year.

FRIDAY IN MASSACHUSETTS

GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie 
(photo by Michael McGuire)

Before we get into to our Independence Day shows, let’s catch you up on Friday’s shows. In West Springfield MA, the Skye Terrier from Florida, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, took the BIS at the Kenilworth Kennel Club of Connecticut show.

GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power 

Joining Charlie and handler Larry Cornelius in judge Peter Green’s final were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Stoneypoint’s Time to Reign, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Boxer, GCH CH Shadigee’s Sequel to Legends, the RBIS, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Merry Go round Coach Master, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Classical’s My Turn. 

Charlie is the country’s Number One Terrier and Number Three Dog All Breeds with 25 BIS and 62 Terrier Groups this year.