Saturday, May 2, 2009


CH Wund-Ry's Best Kept Secret

For you Cheese Heads (that’s football for Wisconsin fans) we have this. Friday it was James Reynold at the Badger Kennel Club handing the Keeshond, CH Wund-Ry's Best Kept Secret, his first BIS. Congratulations to breeder/owner Terri Van Schyndel.

CH Rokeena Carte Blanche

Saturday it was the Janesville-Beloit Kennel Club and judge Houston Clark. His BIS winner was the more widely known Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Rokeena Carte Blanche, the country’s number one Hound and a top five dog all breeds. That’s lucky number 13 this year and 25 lifetime, a new record for a male PBGV. Bravo Team CeeJay, breeder/owner Robin Wallis of Gisborne, Australia, co-owners Russell Wallis (Robin‘s husband), and Jose, Yvonee, & Christina Herrera, and handler Jane Alston-Myers.


CH Woodside Pacino

This dog has been winning two, three, or more groups every weekend for the past six weekends. So we are not surprised that he has picked up another Best In Show. Number five came today for the German Shepherd Dog, CH Woodside Pacino, on day one of the Oconee Kennel Club two shows in Watkinsville GA. We had picked Tony as one of our original DOGS2WATCH. We suspect he will be back in the top twenty before long.


We have this from a reader on scene at the Purina Farms complex in Gray Summit MO. Janice Earl had the BIS call at the Spirit of the Heartland Kennel Club show today.

CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice

Her finalists were the Golden Retriever, Friday’s BIS winner, the Golden Retriever, CH Easthill Broxden Pop Star, a yet as unnamed Dachshund, the Boxer, CH CH Bravo N Sunset Stealing Time, the Smooth Fox Gterrier, CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, the Pug, CH Tupelo ShoBoat Tu China Tu, the Standard Poodle, CH Donnchada Sweet Dreams, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Kylene Eden The Dragonslayer.

It was the artful Dodger, the terrific young Smooth Fox, picking up another BIS to let everyone know that he intends to stay in the top twenty.


CH Arkeno’s Ear’s To You

We love firsts and we are the first to report this first. The Papillion, CH Arkeno’s Ear’s To You, has become the first Phalene (drop ear) Papillion to go win an AKC all breed Best In Show. It happened in South Jordan Utah at the day yesterday two show of the Intermountain Kennel Club . Mrs’ Cec Ringstrom was the history making judge. Congratulations to breeders/owners Kim McKay & Murray Berg, co-breeder James Barnes, co- owners Salwa Alfadl & Mary Jo Loye, and making Daddy proud, handler Jenny Wornall.

Friday, May 1, 2009


Our first report of the evening comes in from a reader at the St Louis Dog Breeders Association in Gray Summit MO.

CH Easthill Broxden Pop Star

Lining up for judge Charles P. (Skip) Herendeen III were the Golden Retriever, CH Easthill Broxden Pop Star, the Afghan Hound, CH Amare Rider In the Rain, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Marienburg Inaqui Sulkiyaki, the Norwich Terrier, CH Skyscot’s Poker Chip, the Pug, CH Tupelo ShoBoat Tu China Tu, the Lhasa Apso, CH Rushmar’s Charmer, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Harmony Hills Money Talks.

It was the first BIS of the year for the country’s number three Golden, known to his friends as Nick. Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Amy Rodrigues-Booth, co-breeder/owner Sandra Kim Hoffen, and co-owners Charma and Megan Hill.


We have results from yesterday’s Intermountain Kennel Club in South Jordan UT.

Judge Zell Von Pohlman was presented with the Golden Retrieer, CH Toasty’s Treasure Island, the Whippet, CH Sonsteby’s In A Pickle, the Akita, CH Mojo’s Rock’n Your World, Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Lil ‘Itch Circus Legacy, the Affenpinscher CH Tamarin Tug, the Bulldog, CH Dicky’s Nostradamus, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Sandcastle Demanding Mandy.

And it was the 14 month old Bulldog, picking up his first BIS over some very tough competition. A very big congrats to breeders/owners Dean & Eva Dickey. Now if they would just get us a photo.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Last week dog fanciers had a plethora of potential pleasures. This week there is a paucity of proposed possibilities, but we promise plenty of pooches to peruse.

The weekend begins tomorrow with the Utah Beehive Cluster in the Salt Lake City suburb of South Jordan. The Intermountain and Utah Valley Kennel Clubs will partner on four shows. The St. Louis Dog Breeders Association, the Spirit Of The Heartland Kennel Club , and the Jefferson County Kennel Club Of Missouri will post a trio of shows starting Friday in Gray Summit MO. Ditto for the Badger Kennel Club & Janesville-Beloit Kennel Club in Jefferson WI.

A couple of hours north of Philadelphia, the Bucks County Kennel Club will host a show in Saturday and the Trenton Kennel Club will follow with a show Sunday in West Windsor NJ, some 45 miles away. Also in Region One, the York County Kennel Club will post a twofer in Acton ME.

Four more sites have two day offerings: Watkinsville GA (Oconee River KC), Bucyrus OH (Crawford County KC), Big Spring KC (Big Spring TX), Olympia DFA (Elma WA), and Rio Hondo KC (Pomona CA)

Like we said, fewer shows means a greater likelihood you will see one of the dogs you have been reading about here. Got and get hooked on the AKC dog show world.


We do not know if this past weekend’s shows in Oklahoma were impacted by the terrible weather, but there were six tornadoes in that state. Whatever the reason for the delay, we now can share those results with you.

CH Nighthawk’s Born For Highwood

The Tri-State Kennel Club and BIS judge Glenda Dawkins had the duty on Saturday. The finalists were the Labrador Retriever, CH Sher-Mi Front Ruynner JH, the Bloodhound, CH Heather’s A Little Night Music, the Rottweiler, CH Nighthawk’s Born For Highwood, the Norwich Terrier, CH Skyscot’s Poker Chip, the Italian Greyhound, CH Bo Bet’s Blue Nun, the Dalmatian, CH Hispots Mintazh Master Authority, and the Australian Shepherd, Briarbrook’s Copyright.

BIS went to the three year old Rott, Ozz, the first this year for the 2009 Westminster breed winner. Congrats to breeder/owner Alexandra Vorbeck and co-owner Daviann Mitchell.

CH Skyscot’s Poker Chip

Sunday, it was the Bartlesville KC and Arlene Davis with the judge’s hat. She had the same Lab, Rott, Norwich, and the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Tji-Wara’s Distan Drums, the Havanese, CH Gingerbred Youkon Jack Desiderio, the Lhasa Apso, CH Rushmar’s Charmer, and the Bouvier Des Flandres, CH Delux Think Tank At Runamok.

Her BIS was another 2009 Westminster breed winner. In fact the Norwich, “Pokey”, took home a Group Three from Westminster. It was BIS number three for the Norwich. This little dog seems to be in contention wherever he goes. We just wish he would get to a few more major events.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


We have a report from the Heartland, the Heart Of Iowa Kennel Club that is. The club threw a two day party this past weekend and now has recovered enough to file this report.

CH Exl’s Leather N Lace

Denis Kniola was the judge in Marshalltown on Saturday and he chose from the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH Exl’s Leather N Lace, the American Foxhound, CH Kiarry’s Foolish Pride, the Newfoundland, CH Brookside’s, Legends Live On, the Norfolk Terrier, CH Maxwell’s Viper, the Havanese, CH Mojito’s Desilu De Salana, the Dalmatian, CH Paisley Nspired By Briadway, the Bouvier Des Flandres, CH Lemrick’s Shakespeare.

His BIS was the sleek Cocker. The five year old bitch had five BIS in 2008 and now has four this year so far. Congratulations to breeders/owners Sandy Knaus & Jan Huml and handler Jeff L Wright.

CH Polar Mist X-Tasy

Sunday the Cocker, the Norfolk, and the Dalmation, and the judge’s book were all passed to Steve Hayden. His remaining finalists were the Basset Hound, CH Topsfield-Sanchu American Express, the Samoyed, CH Polar Mist X-Tasy, the Long Coat Chihuahua, CH Ouichitah Forever, the Rough Collie, CH Highcroft Bourne Ultimatum TD.

The Sammie, Tasy, picked up her second BIS of the year. Brava to breeder Lynette Blue, owners Barbara Bruns & Wolfgang Stamp, and handler Nancy Martin. OK, we can no longer say that the Nordic breeds are not getting their fair share of BIS. Since we made that statement two weeks ago we have witnessed eight all breed BIS by Nordic breeds. Way to go!


Thanks to Vice President Joe Biden, most of Ameica now knows that the state of Delaware is close enough to Washington DC that one can commute to the Senate. For most of us, it is easy to overlook Delaware. So we are not surprised that AKC just an hour ago posted this past weekend’s results from Bear DE.

CH Velvety Angel Eyes

We had I-Reports from an exhibitor on Friday and Saturday. You may remember that the Doberman, CH Allure Blazing Star Alisaton, and the Smooth Fox, CH Foxlorr Double Dare, took the top prizes on Friday and Saturday respectively at the Wilminton Kennel Club’s two shows. Friday’s other finalists were the Labrador Retriever, CH Casbars Hart To Hart, the Irish Wolfhound, CH Dun Myrica Speaker Of Eagle, the Bedlington Terrier, CH Velvety Angel Eyes, the Italian Greyhound, CH Honore's Lilly-Belle, the Bulldog, CH Kepley’s Showbiz Razzle Dazzle, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Stone Ridge Whol Stop T Rain.

CH Honore's Lilly-Belle

Saturday, the Lab, Wolhound, and Dobie all were back to greet the Chinese Crested, CH Camelot’s All Hallows Eve, the Dalmatian, CH Perdita’s Absolute Adorable, and the Briard, CH Sendoro’s Absolutely Irresistible.

Sunday, the Penn Treaty Kennel Club and judge Donovan Thompson took over. Judge Thompson saw the same Smooth Fox, IG, Bulldog, and GSD as his predescessors in addition to the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon , CH Ch Fireside’s Spontaneous Combustion, the Scottish Deerhound, CH Thistleglen Nola, and the Boxer, CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream.

CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream

Sunday’s BIS went to the Boxer, Scarlett, the country’s number ten dog. We suspect that this weekend’s results will improve that ranking.

Monday, April 27, 2009


We gave you a glimpse earlier at the results of the Lake Matthews Kennel Club shows in Chino CA where the nation’s number one dog, the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes At Maryscot powered her way to another BIS Saturday.

CH Splash’s The Professor

Judge Monica Canestrini also had the Flat-Coated Retriever, Featherquest Dangerous Drifter, the Basset Hound, CH Splash’s The Professor, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Cambria’s The Captain, the Pomeranian, CH Velocity’s Shake Ur Bon Bon, the Dalmatian, CH Xanadu’s Angel, and the Bouvier Des Flandres, CH Avalon Frontier Sleepn Lady Webber.

To illustrate how tough the competition was at this shows. Two of 2008’s top ten dogs did not make it into the final seven, the Affenpinscher, CH Tamarin Tug, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Coventry Vanity Fair, both of whom have won BIS this year.

CH Velocity Shake Ur Bon Bon

Sunday, the Scottie, Sadie, the Dobie, the Pom, Bon, and the Corgi, Carly, all make it to the final seven to see Frank Sabella. They were met by the English Setter, CH Artizoe High Caliber, the Afghan Hound, CH Thaon’s Mowgli, and the Tibetan Terrier, CH Players Protocol.

To no one’s surprise Sadie picked up another top prize. She now has a more than 16,000 point lead on the rest of the field. Can anyone catch her?


As we hop around the country sweeping up results, we head to mid America and Eaton OH for the results of the Fort St Claire Kennel Club’s doubleheader.

CH Nanuke's Still The One

Saturday, Welsh Springer Spaniel, CH Statesman's Winners Circle, the American Foxhound, CH Devlon's It Now Or Never, the Alaskan Malamute, CH Nanuke's Still The One, the Lakeland Terrier, Talydales Friend Of The Force, the Smooth Chihuahua, CH Ayrwen Star Kissed Delight, the Boston Terrier, CH Katbird's Brilliant Constellation, and the Bearded Collie, CH Kinikia You Can't Fool Me RN.

We have had a flurry of BIS by Nordic breeds since we bemoaned the lack thereof this year. This is number two for the country’s number one Malamute.

CH Nanuke's Still The One aka Kimmy

Sunday, the club fielded Ronald Hillard as BIS judge and he summoned the the same Malamute and Foxhound to his ring along with the Golden Retriever, Snowshoe And Dreamworks Last Laugh, the Cairn Terrier, CH Kyleakin Dees Darling, the Havanese, CH Qbin's Happy Feet At Enginuity, the American Eskimo Dog, CH Timber's Next Step Up, and the Briard, CH Deja Vu Mia Chain Of Fools.

It was back to back BIS for Kimmy, the Malamute. Congratulations to breeder/owner Sandra D'Andrea, co-breeder Perry Hazelwood, and co-owners Dr Stephen & Susan Rich & Grant George.

Yes, there is still more,


Places we haven’t visited today include New England, the hamlet of Lincoln RI (How does one of the original 13 colonies get named after the 16th President) and the South County Kennel Club.

CH Linn-Lee's For The Good Times

Saturday, Carol Kniebusch Noe rounded up the unusual suspects, a group with names mostly new to us, the Irish Setter, CH Shadagee Caught Red-Handed, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, the CH Lafleurs Flashy Prospect, the Saint Bernard, CH Mickey III, the Welsh Terrier, CH Marydale's Limited Edition, the Pekingese, CH Linn-Lee's For The Good Times, the Schipperke, CH De Lamer Point Break, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Deja Blu Deal Me In.

Our congratulations to all the Group winners and the BIS winner, David Fitzpatrick’s latest Power Peke.

CH Reidwood Red Alert

On Sunday, David and his Peke would make it to judge Robert Ennis’ ring for BIS, along with a better known group of finalists, the English Setter, CH Reidwood Red Alert, the Scottish Deerhound, CH Gayleward's Tiger Woods, the Bullmastiff, CH Ishana's Play It Again, Sam, the French Bulldog, CH Shore Lookin' Good, and the Bearded Collie, CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.

Once again the Peke, would go BIS. Congratualtions to David and breeder/owners Erna Holcombe & Charlotte Carter.


Among the catch up locations is Lewisburg WV, where they held four shows starting back on Thursday. We were able to report the first three and now we have the fourth, Sunday’s.

CH Cordmaker Field Of Dreams

The Beckley West Virginia Kennel Club was the host and Michelle Billings was the judge and the finalists were the Weimaraner, CH Smoky City Dbl Silhouette, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Of Afrikka Spring Valley Dorian Grey JC, the Airedale Terrier, the Stirling Cool HAnd Luke, the Havanese, CH Los Perritos-Shallowbrook Heir I Am, the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Vaje`s Miss Jayne Hathaway, the Puli, CH Cordmaker Field Of Dreams.

Conrad, the Puli, the country’s number one Herding Dog collected the BIS.

Meanwhile back in the other Virginia, Chesapeake to be exact, the Dog Fanciers Association of that place put on a double header. On Saturday Sue Goldburg ahd the judge’s book.

CH Ross-Mar’s What Dreams May Come

Her finalists were German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Fieldfine’s Back In Action, the Whippet, CH Moongaze Jomyr Some Splainin Ta-Do, the Rottweiler, CH Von Hoffman’s Antsy Prance, the Border Terrier, CH Sparravohn’s Buchanan, the Pomeranian, Dee Little Birdie Told Me, the French Bulldog, CH Petite Cherie Femme De Puissance, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Ross-Mar’s What Dreams May Come.

The Aussie, Gabe, picked up his first BIS this year. Congratulations to breeders/owners Roscoe & Mary Ann Harbaugh.

CH Rosemont’s High Society

Sunday, Only Gabe and the Frenchie would make it back to see judge Mary Ann Alston. The others were the Irish Setter. CH Captiva’s Cassiopeia, the 15” Beagle, CH Beagle - 15", CH Torquay Midnight Confession, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Adesa The Jeat Is On, the Sealyham Terrier, CH Rosemont’s High Society, and the Brussels Griffon, Sleepyhollow Tupelo No Jacket Required.

And the Sealyham, would grab the win. If the two year old girl looks familiar, you might remember her sire, CH Efbe’s Hidalgo At Goodspice. We haven’t seen this girl since she went BOS to Charmin at Westminster. Congratulations to breeder/owner June Cohron DVM and co-owner Linda Hildebrand. Do we think that this a DOG2WATCH? Oh, yeah. We still have more.


The more catching up we do, the more we realize what a great weekend it was out there. We hope you guys got to take part in this. We gave you a look at Saturday’s participants at the fun in Birch Run MI at the Progressive Dog Club of Wayne County show.

CH Jewelset Second Attraction

Judge Elaine Lessig went over the Irish Setter, CH Jewelset Second Attraction, the Otterhound, Scentasia’s The Price Is Right, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Lovahagen’s Emo, THE Smooth Fox Terrier, CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, CH Loujon Backroads To Paris, the Lhasa Apso, CH Northwind Nothing But Trouble, and the Puli, CH Catsun Corinth.

Her BIS was the Irish Setter, Trent. Congratualtions to breeders Sharon Reilly, Kim Velletri & Julie Waters, owner Judy Bonfiglio, and handler Phil Booth.

CH Malones Embrace Of Fire

We also gave you full first day results on the Gavilan Kennel Club’s show in Hollister CA as well as an early report on Sunday’s BIS winner, the Alakan Malamute, CH Catania’s Latin Lover. The Malamute‘s, Ricky, competition on Sunday were the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Robin Crest Charismatic JH, the Bloodhound, CH Heathers Where Eagles Dare, the American Staffordshire Terrier, CH Malones Embrace Of Fire, Dalmatian, CH Nspir D Spotsafire It’s a Wrap, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Rivendell-Chopae Quip PT.

Believe it or not there is more to come yet today.


More catch will recall that we told you that the PBGV, CeeJay, won back to back BIS this wekend in Lake Waccamaw NC shows hosted by the Myrtle Beach Kennel Club. Now we can tell you that the other six finalists on Saturday were the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Star K's Mile Hi Valentine, the Giant Schnauzer, the Skansen's Bacchus II, the Bedlington Terrier, CH Sudor Epoch Journey With Devonshire, the Toy Manchester Terrier, CH Burmack's Rosie V Evrmor, the Standard Poodle, Kaylen's Promise Me The Moon, and the Puli, Cordmaker Rumpus Bumpus.

CH Burmack's Rosie V Evrmor

In an extraordinary final, if not a very imaginative one, Sunday’s seven finalists were exactly the same as Saturday’s seven. We appreciate consistency as much as the next guy, but can’t say we’ve ever seen that happen.

Out in the Heartland, the Seward County Kennel Club staged a pair of shows in their hometown. As reported here Saturday’s BIS winner was the Golden Retriever, CH Toasty’s Treasure Island. We also reported five of the remaining six finalists. Now we can telll you that the unnamed Smooth Fox Terrier was CH High Mountain Celebration At Camelot.

CH Silveroaks First & Foremost

Sunday BIS winner was the Maltese, CH Rhapsody's Too Many Remarks. She was accompanied in the final by Treasure and the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, CH Afterglow Ebeneezer, the Samoyed, CH Echo‘s Perfectly Clear, the American Staffordshire Terrier, CH Parastone‘s Rough And Ready, the American Eskimo Dog, CH Silveroaks First & Foremost, and the Rough Collie, CH Gentry’s Braveheart.

After a quick lunch, we will renew the weekend reports.


On Friday, the Anniston Kennel Club kicked off a trio of shows in Montgomery AL with Molly Martin taking the judge’s reins.

Her finalists were the English Cocker Spaniel, CH Destinys Midnight Rose Xpress, the Basenji, CH Ab-Rafiki The Icon Of Cool, the Great Pyrenees, CH Saddle Ridge Power Of Won, the Welsh Terrier, CH Bayleigh Shaireabs Super Hero, the Pekingese, CH Franshaw Hear Me Roar, the Bichon Frise, CH Manoirs Shot In The Dark, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Rocheuses Me And My Shadow Of Cornus.

CH Ab-Rafiki The Icon Of Cool

Her BIS was the Basenji, Blade, the country’s number one Basenji. Congratulations to breeders Wanda Pooley & Michelle Gahgan, owners Kim Witt, Michael Jameson MD, P Allison & W Pooley, and handler Erin Roberts.

Saturday the Montogmery Kennel Club asked Ralph Lemcke to wear the judge’s hat. Blade, the Cocker, the Bichon, and Bouvier were all back along with the Doberman Pinscher, CH Sun Styles Sensation, the Sealyham Terrier, CH Goodspice Sweep'em Up Hoover, and the Havanese, CH Harbors It Had To Be Me.

Once again the Basenji would grab the big rosette, his second of the weekend and the year.

Sunday, the host was Cahaba Kennel Club and the judge was Dr Gerard Penta, Five of th finalists were repeat visitors, the Basenji, the Doberman, the Welsh Terrier, the Havanes, and the Bouvier. Only the English Springer Spaniel, CH Kytrasw Keep To The Kode, and the Schipperke, CH Dante Fire When Ready, were making their first appearance of the weekend.

Making a great first impression was the Schipperke, a seven year old with much of the same team as the Basenji. Congratulations to breeder/owner Amy Gossman, co-breeder Gene Johnson, co-owners Michael Jameson MD & P Allison, and handler Erin Roberts.

We’re no where near through. Come back in a few.


Monday morning…it’s time to catch up. Let’s start in Decatur IL. We’ve already told you about the BIS winners, the Pug, CH Tupelo ShoBoat Tu China, took three of four, while the English Springer Spaniel, CH Cerise Jesse James, carried home Friday’s prize.

CH Elan’s Command Decision Reimroc

We promised you the name of the Great Dane, who was Thursday’s Working Group representative. That would be CH Elan’s Command Decision Reimroc. The unreported Saturday finalists were The English Cocker Spaniel, CH Primetime’s American Pride, the Longhaired Dachshund, Xeraline’s Superconic, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, CH Cornerstone Solioquy. Finally, Sunday’s other six finalists were the aforementioned Springer, LH Doxie, Samoyed, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tibetan Terrier, and OES.

CH Ivanwold Diva At Riversong

We also had told you about the BIS winners in Beaumont TX. On Friday and Saturday , it was the Lakeland, Ranger, Sunday, the Rough Collie, Sax. Friday’s other finalists were the Sussex Spaniel, CH Highland’s Happy Highwayman, the Afgahn Hound, CG Symphony’s Peacemaker JC, the Alaskan Malamute, CH Shekinah Pure In Heart, the Pug, CH Ivanwold Diva At Riversong, the Keeshond, Allante’s The Devil Wears Prada, and the Collie, Sax.

CH Tramac Just Walk'n On Sunshine

Saturday’s finalists were Ranger, Sax, the Malamute, and the Golden Retriever, CH Glengowan's Great Balls Of Fire, the Smooth Dachshund, CH Bessdach Drisheen Hot Shot, the Pug, CH Brazos River Legal Lion, and the Dalmatian, CH Tramac Just Walk'n On Sunshine. Sunday, it was Sax, Ranger, Saturday’s Pug, and the Field Spaniel, CH Bitterblue's Here Comes Da Judge, the Basenji, Laika's Jus A Touch Of Lace, the Akita, CH Moonlight Celestial Sermon, and the Bichon Frise, CH Risgae Miabella Sweet Georgia. That’s what we call spreading it around.

We have lots more. Check back with us soon.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


CH Rhapsody's Too Many Remarks

Maltese were not our first show dogs, but they were our first champions. And though we moved onto Terriers many moons ago, we still have a soft spot for these elegant little dogs. So we are happy to tell you that the Maltese, CH Rhapsody's Too Many Remarks, picked up her very first all breed Best In Show today at the Seward County (NE) Kennel Club’s day two show. It was judge Murrel Purkhiser who gave “Gabby” the BIS. Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Tonia Halibaugh and co-owner Barbara Davis.


We were told to keep an eye on this dog and we are thrilled to announce that this country now has two Tibetan Mastiffs who have won an AKC all breed BIS. Today’s win came at the Walla Wall Kennel Club’s second show of the weekend. The dog is CH Seng Khri Bartok Of Dawa, grand nephew of the first TM to win a BIS, CH Drakyi Gold Standard.

CH Seng Khri Bartok Of Dawa

Dr Wanda Spediacci also considered the Welsh Springer Spaniel, CH Royailes Hasta B A Cut Above, the Basenji, CH Platinum’s Adrenaline Rush, the Miniature Bull Terrier, CH Camino’sLucy Lou, the Papillion, CH Akai’s No Jacket Required, the Bulldog, CH Imoks Snowflake Jake, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, CH Wolfrun Coedwig’s Angelou.

It is terrific that we have two magnificent specimens of this breed out this year for the American public to enjoy. Our thanks and congratulations to Hungarian breeder Eva Marton, owners Dan Nechemias & Lois Claus, and handler Ed Thomason.


CH Sylvan Argent Simply Irresistible

That Herding Group we were talking about has struck again. We haven’t seen a BIS from this girl in the last few weeks, but she’s back to remind you that girls just want to have fun..and win BIS. Today’s came at the Beaumont KC in that Texas city with judge Marcy Spalding making the choice. Congratualtions to the Rough Collie, CH Sylvan Argent Simply Irresistible, and team Sax.


CH Tupelo ShoBoat Tu China Tu

Momentum. It counts in physics and it counts in dog shows. The Pug, CH Tupelo ShoBoat Tu China Tu, has posted his third BIS of the weekend in Decatur IL at the Mattoon Kennel Club show courtesy of judge William Usherwood. If the Herding Group is competitive this year, the Toy Group is red hot.


We have another repeat winner to report. This one is from day two of the Treasure Coast Kennel Club show in Vero Beach FL where judge Robert Slay has given the German Shepherd Dog, CH Shoal Creek’s Sangria V Barick her second Bet In Show in as many days.

CH Shoal Creek’s Sangria V Barick

Other repeat visitors to the final seven were the Labrador Retriever, CH Robnie’s Chantilly At Lighthouse, the Pug, CH Norkus’ Risky Business. They were joined by the Baenji, CH Meisterhaus You Better Believe It JC, the Newfoundland, CH Egebaek After Eight, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, CH Prada Classic Aranisle At Donnellas, and the Standard Poodle, Artistic’s Dressed By Design.

Rhea’s win reminds us how competitive the Herding Group is this year.


CH Catanya’s Latin Lover

We may be residents of the blogosphere, but we are definitely technologically challenged. We don’t Twitter, we don’t text, and we don’t own an I-Phone. However, we certainly appreciate those who do. From a technically gifted exhibitor we hear that the Alaskan Malamute, CH Catanya’s Latin Lover, has copped the BIS a today’s Gavilan Kennel Club in Holllister CA under judge Diane Malenfant. It was the first all breed BIS for the three year old Ricky. Congratulations to breeder/owner P J Kendrick, co-owners Armando Martinez & Alisa Syar, and handler Mike Stone.


CH Rokenna Carte Blanche
With Handler Jane Myers

Today’s first report is in. The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Rokeena Carte Blanche, has shown his staying power and won the second iteration of the Myrtle Beach Kennel Club show. Today’s win was awarded by Mrs. Robert D. Smith in Lake Waccamaw NC. CeeJay and handler Jane Myers now have a secure hold on a top five berth and the number one Hound position.


CH Roundtown Mercedes At Maryscot
With Handler Gabriel Rangel

More California results, this time from Chino and the Lake Matthews Kennel Club where judge Monica Canestrini chose the Scottish Terrier, CH Roundtown Mercedes At Maryscot. Sadie and handler Gabriel Rangel have an enormous lead over the rest of the field this year. With one third of the year behind us, it remains to be seen if any other dog can make up the distance.


We awoke to California show results, from Hollister and the Gavilan Kennel Club.

Club.CH Robin Crest Charismatic JH

Seven, mostly local dogs, showed up in judge Lee Brown’s BIS ring. They were the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Robin Crest Charismatic JH, the Bloodhound, CH Wychways Dawggone Terrific, theAlakan Malamute, CH Caayana Latin Lover, the Manchester Terrier, CH Medley’s War Hunt, the Pomeranian, CH Starlight’s Smile From Siam, the Bichon Frise, CH Mybliss Petite Coquette, and the Bouvier Des Flandres, CH Voodoo Slam Dunk Susant’s.

BIS went to the Northern California bitch, from our former home of Martinez, breeder/owner handled by Robin Remondi. Brava!