Saturday, May 22, 2010


CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman

We are still in the east and we still have shows to report.  In Fort Meyers FL the Greater Fort Myers Dog Club asked Joseph F Joly III to take a look at the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine, the Whippet, CH Karasar’s Par Excellence, the Newfoundland, CH Cofino Princess Margaret, the Skye Terrier, CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, CH Mondrian VH Lamslag RE, the Standard Poodle, CH Kaylen’s By Invitation Only, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Sunburst One Cool Dude.  His Best In Show was the Skye, Buddy.  Mark it number ten in 2010 for Buddy and handler Larry Cornelius.


CH Devon Lady Semper Fi

While we were in Jackson enjoying the Clarksville KC’s show, there was another show at the other end of Tennessee in  a different time zone.  Jon Cole was in Gray TN for the Greater Kingsport Kennel Club’s Saturday show.  His super seen were the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, the Basenji, CH Ab-Rafiki The Icon Of Cool, the Black Russian Terrier, CH Petr Pervy Iz Ruzzkoi Dinastii, the Border Terrier, CH Devon Lady Semper Fi, the Papillion, CH Wildfire On The Rocks, the Bichon Frise, CH Bibelot's Purple Heart O'Mine , and the Polish Lowland Sheepdogs, CH Swan Crest Windy City Robert Henry.  His BIS was the Border Terrier, Hazel.  Hazel and handler Erin Roberts now have four BIS this year.


CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins

Down on Long Island it was day two in Oyster Bay NY where the Ladies' Kennel Association Of America’s second show of the weekend saw Dr Bernard E McGivern Jr in the final ring with the English Springer Spaniel, CH Cerise Signature Of Telltale RN CD, the Afghan Hound, CH Willowmoor Play With Imagination, the Siberian Husky, CH Marionhill;s Morning Frost, the Kerry Blue Terrier, CH Bluebeard’s Suddenly Bridey, the Affenpinscher, CH Velvet Dandy’s Dipsy, and the Bearded Collie, CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.    The Beardie, Roy, and handler Cliff Steele have been on a serious tear for the past few weeks.  This was career BIS number 27 and an even dozen this year.


CH Smash Jp Moon Walk
(Photo by Migurel Betancourt)

This is the busiest weekend yet on our dog show calendar.  While we were in Jackson we had lots of reports coming in.  From Scarborough ME we hear the Miss Mike Macbeth chose the Toy Poodle, CH Smash Jp Moon Walk, her BIS at today’s Vacationland Dog Club show.   Also in the final were the Irish Setter, CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed, the Greyhound, CH Southwestern Lord Henry, the Akita, CH Nakodo's Reign Of Glory, the Cairn Terrier, CH Maverston Double Dutch, the Boston Terrier, CH Sunwoods Splendid Splinter RA, and the Briard, CH Bella Del Conte Rissoso.    The win, the ninth top prize this year for Walker and handler Kaz Hosaka, moves Walker into the 15 all breed spot.


CH GrandCru Clos Erasmus &
handler Rindi Gaudet

We took a sabbatical from the keyboard for a few hours today to go up Jackson TN for the Clarksville Kennel Club show.  As always, we had a great time visiting with our fellow dog show junkies.  We also had a short chat with BIS judge Michele Billings to thank her for getting us hooked on dog shows.  Search our archives for our inaugural post, Dog Show Junkie, for the full story.
Jackson, about half way in between Memphis and Nashville, is hardly a major metropolitan area, but it drew some of the best dogs in the US.  Michele Billings' final included the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH Bracon’s Leapin’ Lily Pads, the Greyhound, CH GrandCru Clos Erasmus, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Allure Envy Me Royalwoods V Schohaus, the Norwich Terrier, CH Skyscots Poker Chip, the Pekingese, CH PalaceGarden Malachy, the Frency Bulldog, CH A'Vigdors Caudataire Du Roi Tunnrat's El Che (we did not make that one up), the German Shepherd Dog, CH Shoal Creek’s Sangria V Barick.  Her Best was the Greyhound, Era, her second in three days.  We had a chance to visit with Era and breeder/owner/handler Rindi Gaudet before the breed judging today and we were impressed at the bond between the two.  If you want to know what makes a great show dog watch these two.

Friday, May 21, 2010


CH Cammcastle’s Friar Tuck

We now have all the results from today’s Packerland Kennel Club show in Oshkosh WI.  The Rottweiler, CH Cammcastle’s Friar Tuck, was Mary Alston pick for BIS.  Also on hand were the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout, the Saluki, CH Sandstorm Blue Nile Bubbles Of Jatara, the Norfolk Terrier, CH Max-Well’s Violet, the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, CH Royalist Ready To Reign, the Standard Poodle, CH Bar-None Good To Go, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Kridler Nutmeg V Signature.  It was the Rottie‘s , Tux, fourth BIS this year, his second this week!


CH Nakodo's Reign Of Glory

It was day two in Scarborough ME and Sulie Greendale-Paveza was in the final ring for the York County Kennel Club of Maine.  Among her finalists were the Irish Setter, CH Shadagee’s Caught Red Handed, the Afghan Hound, CH Genesis Silverado, the Akita, CH Nakodo's Reign Of Glory, the Cairn Terrier, CH Maverston Double Dutch, the Toy Poodle, CH Smash Jp Moon Walk, the Miniature Poodle, CH Surrey Sugar Spice, and an Australian Shepherd, Propwash Bindi.  Today the BIS winner was the Akita, Echo, her first this year.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Keith Venezia and handler Paul Levesque.


CH Bluebeard’s Suddenly Bridey
(Photo by Kenneth Reed Photography)

Ron Menaker was in Oyster Bay NY on Long Island to judge BIS for today’s  Ladies' Kennel Association Of America show.  His Best was the Kerry Blue Terrier, CH Bluebeard’s Suddenly Bridey.  Also in the final were the Irish Setter, Ramblin’ Red Luxury Tax, the Norwegian Elkhound, CH Sumerri Dunharrow’s Devil Ray, the Rottweiler, CH Falkore Taking Care Of Bizness STNHDG, the Affenpinscher, CH Velvet Dandy’s Dipsy, the Chow Chow, E-Lin Traveling Man, and the Puli, CH Moremi Matter Of Fact.  It’s the first all breed BIS this year for Bridey, the nation’s top winning Kerry Blue.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Lawrence & Carole Brown.


CH Torquay Midnight Confession

They also have four shows scheduled in Marietta OH where today’s opener was hosted by the Blennerhassett Kennel Club.  Dr Robert Indeglia’s seven finalists were the English Springer Spaniel, CH Cerise Tender Is The Night, the 15” Beagle, CH Torquay Midnight Confession, the Boxer, CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, the Border Terrier, CH Meadowlake Overnight Celebrity, the Pug, CH Woo Woo It's A Derby Shuga Daddy‘, the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Chaoyangs Take It To The Limit, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Bugaboo's Big Shot.  Lola and breeder/owner/handler Marcelo Chagas have been having a very good spring winning five all breed BIS since the beginning of April.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


CH GrandCru Clos Erasmus

Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine was in Jackson TN today to do Best In Show for the Jackson Tennessee Dog Fanciers Association.  Her seven hopefuls were the Flat Coat Retriever, CH Wingmaster's History Repeats CD JH RE, the Greyhound, CH GrandCru Clos Erasmus, the Boxer, CH Bravo N Sunset Stealing Time, the Norwich Terrier, CH Skyscots Poker Chip, the Pekingese, CH PalaceGarden Malachy, the Keeshond,  CH  Red Fox's One Wing In The Fire, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Shoal Creek’s Sangria V Barick.  BIS went to the Greyhound, Era.  BIS number five just night move Era and breeder/owner/handler Rindi Gaudet into the Top Twenty All Breeds.


CH Riversong’s Broadway Joe

Our big big weekend begins in Scarborough ME where the Vacationland Dog Club opened a four day set with Catherine Bell in the final ring.  She chose the Pug, CH Riversong’s Broadway Joe, as her BIS.  Also in her final were the Irish Setter, CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed, the Afghan Hound, CH Genesis Silverado, the Newfoundland, CH Bowater's Even Now, the Cairn Terrier, CH Maverston Double Dutch,  the Keeshond, CH Darkenwald's Cavaliar O'Southcar, and the Bearded Collie, CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.    It was the first big rosette for the country’s number one Pug.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Carolyn Koch and handler Barry Clothier.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


You can tell school’s out for summer by checking this coming weekend’s dog shows, perhaps the busiest weekend of the year with 48, yes we said 48 all breed shows.  This is going to be confusing so find yourself a map of the US and follow along.

We start with the Northeast where we have shows in three locations.  There are four shows in Scarborough ME starting tomorrow hosted by the Vacationland Dog Club & the York County Kennel Club Of Maine.  Or you can head over to Alexander NY, near Buffalo, for the Wyoming Valley Kennel Club’s two shows.  In the NYC area, head out to LongIsland (residents think it’s one word) for three shows, Friday & Saturday with the Ladies Kennel Association of America in Oyster Bay & Sunday with the Long Island Kennel Club in Bethpage.

Head on down to the Mid Atlantic region and you can spend Saturday & Sunday in Manassas VA with the Mattaponi Kennel Club, in Gray TN with the Greater Kingsport Kennel Club, or in Florence SC with the Myrtle Beach Kennel Club.   A little further south you get the same offer from the Greater Fort Myers Dog Club in Ft Meyers FL. 

Ohioans get a full four days (Thursday to Sunday) in Marietta OH courtesy of the Greater Clarksburg WV Kennel Club & the Blennerhassett Kennel Club.  25 miles east of Flint MI is Corruna, Site of this weekend’s Genesee County Kennel Club.  The Packerland Kennel Club, the Oshkosh Kennel Club, & the
Winnegamie Dog Club are in Oshkosh WI for three days starting Friday.  Midwesterners can head to Greentown IN, 60 miles north of Indianapolis.

Look for us Saturday in Jackson TN, just 80 miles from us here in Memphis, where there are four days with the Jackson Tennessee Dog Fanciers Association & the Clarksville Kennel Club starting Thursday.  The Sunflower Kennel Club Of Olathe, Kansas will be in Gardner KS on Saturday & Sunday.  The little guys will be in Oklahoma City for twofer with the Central Oklahoma Toy Dog Club.  Visit the Texas state capital for two days with the Austin Kennel Club or head out to the Four Corners, where CO, UT,AZ, & NM meet, for three days (Friday to Sunday) with the Durango Kennel Club in Cortex CO.  Cortex is 400 miles SW of Denver, 350 miles SE of Salt Lake City, 400 miles NE of Phoenix, & 250 miles NW of Albuquerque, i.e.  in the middle of nowhere.   If they get entries from all those big cities, it could be quite a competition.

Our final three locations all have a topographical connection.  There are shows  in Logan UT, 80 miles north of Salt Lake City, with the Mount Ogden Kennel Club.  Out in the Pacific Northwest the action will be in Lyden WA where the Mt Baker Kennel Club will give us two.    Just north of San Francisco, the Coyote Hills Kennel Club has Saturday/Sunday shows in Vallejo CA.  In the South State the Mt Palomar Kennel Club will spend the weekend in Valley Center CA, 40 miles north of San Diego.

So burn a tank of gas and visit an AKC dog show.  You’ll never have more to choose from.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


CH Dawin Spitfire

The Standard Poodle, CH Dawin Spitfire, made it BACK2BACK BIS in Albuquerque NM today.  Also on hand in William Cunningham’s ring were the Irish Setter, CH Antares Amelia Earhart,  the Whippet, CH Sporting Fields Bahama Sands, the Portuguese Water Dog, CH Spyglass's Legend Of Bahia, the Welsh Terrier, CH Bayleigh Shaireab's Super Hero, the Maltese, CH Rhapsody's Regarding Henry, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Bugaboo's Georgie Girl.  And suddenly our top five is looking very close.


We just received the following:

May 18, 2010

Today the American Kennel Club faces unprecedented financial challenges. These challenges not only impact us in the present, but also raise critical questions about our future.
There was a time when the American Kennel Club’s robust registration revenue provided the opportunity for the sport to flourish and the ability to do more for dogs grew unabated. However, the past few years have witnessed a marked downward spiral in registrations, leaving the memories of yesterday in the wake of the harsh realities of today. Therefore, it has been necessary to embark on a number of new initiatives in the quest for additional revenue. At the same time, there has been a constant tightening of all expenses in ways that, thus far, have not impacted our preeminent position in the world of dogs.
Our ability to maintain a reasonable operating budget has come from alternative revenue sources, as well as some previously enacted revenue initiatives that have required exhibitors, clubs, and registered handlers to accept increased or new fees. In addition, there have been significant staff and expense reductions at AKC. When revenues fell below projections, staff made the necessary cuts to avoid an operating loss. While purebred dog organizations in other countries face serious threats to their very existence, we have been able to maintain the high level of our services to the sport, launch new programs, continue our important philanthropic contributions, and protect a financial reserve that helps ensure our future. Yet the decline in revenue continues.

Our judges are crucial to our sport. They not only officiate at our events; they are thought leaders, mentors, and breed experts who help bring the next generation of the fancy to maturation. Now it is time for judges to join the other constituencies of the AKC - clubs, breeders, exhibitors, and registered handlers – to make a financial contribution to help maintain the quality of the sport we all love so much.

With this in mind, at its May 2010 meeting the AKC Board voted, without an opposing vote, to enact a fee for conformation judges. The need for that fee is undeniable. The feedback from the judging community on the necessity for the fee has been very supportive. However, the feedback on the methodology for application of the fee has met with universal disapproval. Healthy debate is critical to the viability of a strong and vibrant organization. The Board values the opinions of the judging community and appreciates the many constructive suggestions offered concerning the fee structure methodology.

With the input of the judging community in mind, the Board today has taken the following actions:
1.    The previously approved fee structure has been withdrawn by the Board and new fee structures will be considered. The concept of judges’ fees remains intact.
2.    The Board has instructed AKC staff to revisit the alternatives discussed over the past year in addition to the other suggestions made recently by several judges to arrive at several equitable methods for consideration.
3.    The Board has instructed AKC staff to meet again with representatives of judges organizations for input on these methodologies before any final decision is made.
It is imperative that all of us come together to face our challenges with the same passion, sportsmanship, and determination that is the hallmark of the great competitive spirit of the fancy. When we have come together in this manner in the past, we have accomplished great things. For the good of the sport we all love so much, we must now move forward together.

Ronald H. Menaker   
Chairman of the Board
We thank all those that stepped forward and contributed to a solution to this issue. We hope that all the stake holders continue a open and honest dialogue that puts the best interests of the pure bred dog first.


CH Foxrhode Virgils Morgan
An English Foxhound, AKC’s Rarest Breed

For the most part we consider ourselves a cheer leader for AKC dog shows.  Every week we encourage the public to visit a dog show and dutifully report on every all breed show for those who didn’t get to attend the shows.  So whenever we hear of something that might negatively impact the shows, we are alarmed.  We were recently told of AKC’s plan to charge judges for the privilege of judging your breed.  AKC recently mailed a letter to all conformation judges that states in part,
“Judges will be charged an annual maintenance fee of $50 and a $10 per breed per year fee, however in the first year (2011) the per breed fee will be reduced to $5. The initial billing will be sent out in early November of this year. Fee per breed will be calculated on November 1st of each calendar year and will be based on the number of breeds that an individual has either regular or provisional status for on that date. The $25 judging application per breed fee charged all applicants including delegates will not be increased.”
That means that an all breed judge would have to pay nearly $1700 annually to be able to judge all 164 breeds.  One would think that with the current inventory of judges getting grayer by the hour, the AKC would be doing everything they could to encourage qualified people to enter the judging ranks, not encourage people to get out of the business.  Now, quite a few of our judges already contribute more than $1700 to AKC sponsored charities, but we suspect they might rankle at being told to cough up another $1700 for the AKC’s general fund.  Try as we may, we cannot come up with a rationalization that makes us believe that this will increase the number or quality of our judges.

We have another concern.  One thing we are passionate about is the preservation of what the British Kennel Club call “breeds at risk“.  We use that term to refer to those breeds which have annual registrations around 200 or less.  Think about that. More than 25 percent of AKC breeds are “at risk”.   Now, if you read this blog, chances are you have actually seen a Komondor in person, but how many people out there have never been to a dog show?   Do you think that the average dog owner could tell the difference among an American Foxhound, an English Foxhound, or a Harrier?  Most of these at risk breeds have been saved from extinction by dedicated people who rely on AKC conformation shows to educate the general public about their breeds.   What will happen to these breeds now that judges will have to pay for the right to judge these rare breeds?  Might a judge decide that he/she could reduce their annual fee by eliminating those breeds they rarely see anyway?  Maybe not, more likely the judge will just decide to go back to being a dog fancier and an occasional exhibitor and leave judging to those people that don’t mind paying more and getting nothing more. 

A Face Book group, I Am Opposed to the Judges Maintenance/Breed Fee, was formed this past Friday in protest and already has over 2400 members.  We encourage you to educate yourself on this issue and contact AKC with your concerns.  We truly believe that the future of our sport is in jeopardy.


CH Dawin Spitfire

Three of the four shows in Albuquerque NM are in the record books.  There were nearly 5000 points  up for grabs. The Coronado Kennel Club of New Mexico opened their two shows with Norman Patton calling the Best In Show.  His final seven were the Golden Retriever, CH Budddy’s Boppity-Bop Blue Moon, the Whippet, CH Sporting Field’s Bahama Sands, the Rottweiler, CH Cammcastle’s Kore Elements CGC, the Welsh Terrier, CH Bayleigh Shaireab’s Super Hero, the Havanese, CH Bellatak McDreamy, the Standard Poodle, CH Dawin Spitfire, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Donlee Jewel of Aquitaine.  He went with the nation’s Number One Non-Sporting Dog, the Standard Poodle, Jetta.  It’s BIS number 12 this year for Jetta and handler Sarah Riedl.  Check back with us later for today's results.


CH Shalimars Golden Ticket

To continue our Texas geography lesson we travel to the town of Denton, some 40 miles north of  Dallas where the hometown club dealt us  a deuce.  On Saturday Mildred Bryant gathered the Golden Retirever, CH Amica’s Journey Nothing Comes Close, the Saluki, CH Shatani Ivory Moon SC, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Horizon’s Upper Echelon, the Norwich Terrier, CH Skyscot’s Poker Chip, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, CH Bekenhall Jailhouse Rock, the French Bulldog, Sophia Couture Janoel, and the Australian Shepherd, Reverie Parisienne.  Her Best was the Aussie, Carson.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Leon B Goetz & co-breeder Maggie Pryor.

Sunday Doris Cozart took over and greeted the Field Spaniel, CH Bitterblue’s Here Comes Da Judge, the Pharaoh Hound, CH Northgate’s As You Like It, the Standard Schnauzer, CH Shalimars Golden Ticket, the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Dalriada’s Mystic, the Papillion, CH Wildfire On The Rocks, the Bichon Frise, Saks Hamelot Little Drummer Boy, and the Rough Collie, CH Windcrest Swept Away.  She went with the Schnauzer, his first this year.  Congratulations to breeder Nonie Lomando, owner Julie Trombley, and handler Brenda Lee Combs.

Monday, May 17, 2010


CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell

Our west coast fanciers had their choice of Woodland CA or Klamath Falls OR this weekend.  The Camellia Capital Kennel Club was the host in Woodland and they asked Garry Newton to select his Best from the Golden Retriever, CH Dalane Doizaki Buckingham's Pride, the Bloodhound, CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell, the Alaskan Malamute, CH Catanya's Latin Lover, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Slyfox Sneaks A Peek, the Maltese, CH Richelieu’s Sugar Rush, the French Bulldog, CH Highwood’s Big Shot, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH  Mon Amie Dragon Rider.  He went with the Bloodhound, Kissy.  When this girl won her first all breed Best back in January, we thought we might be seeing her again.  Congratulations on number two to breeders/owners Susan Lacroix & Heather Whitcomb and handler Bruce F Schultz.

CH Avalon Frontier Sleepnlady Webber

Meanwhile exhibitors in the Pacific Northwest capped the four show weekend with the second day with the Klamath Dog Fanciers.  Helen Winski Stein’s final included the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, CH JavaHill Steal My Heart RA JH, the Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen, CH Soletrader Donald Duck, the Portuguese Water Dog, CH Aviators Luck Be A Lady, the Lakeland Terrier, CH Char Dar's Merry Manhattan, the Affenpinscher, CH Tamarin Top Banana, the Keeshond, CH Shamrock's Captain Stormalong, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Avalon Frontier Sleepnlady Webber.  She chose the impressive Bouvier, Webber.   It’s the second all breed BIS for Webber and handler Larry Fenner.  Did you know that only one dog has won more Herding Groups this year? 


Out in Albuquerque NM the Rio Grande Kennel Club put on the first two legs of the three day weekend.  We gave you a report on Saturday’s fun.  Here’s what happened yesterday.  Jean Fournier chose her best from the Brittany, CH Gourley’s DFL 99 Carat The Wind, the Whippet, CH Sporting Field’s Bahama Sands, the  Portuguese Water Dog, CH Spyglass’s Legend Of Bahia, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, CH Trugrip One Singular Sensation, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, CH Lugari Holiday Rocco, the Standard Poodle, CH Dawin Spitfire, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Donlee Jewel Of Aquitaine.  Her Best was the Portie, Pele.  This one has been flying below our radar.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Barbara & Scott Henley, owner Margaret DeGeare, and handler Colton Johnson.  The fun continues today with the Coronado Kennel Club Of New Mexico.


CH Cammcastles Friar Tuck

We proceed west to Rock Island IL, where we take up with the Scott County Kennel Club who gave us a pair of shows this weekend.  You may recall that we told you that Linday Robey’s BIS on Saturday was the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Ripsnorter's Mt View Lookout.  Her remaining finalists were the Bloodhound, Flessner’s International Harvester  (You do know that Rock Island IL is the home of the giant farm equipment company?), the Rottweiler, CH Cammcastles Friar Tuck, the Parson Russell Terrier, CH Thunder Hill Soul Journey, the Long Coat Chihuahua, CH Quachitah Giselle, the Tibetan Terrier, CH Cedar C Barnstorm L&D Edition, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Lambluv’s Gambon Bleu Thunder.

Sunday, Karen MacFarland would see the same GWP, Bloodhound, Rottie, Parson Russell, & Chihuahua along with the Keeshond, CH Daimler’s Caviar Dreams, and the Belgian Sheepdog, CH Uri De Beauvoir.  Best went to the Rottie, Tux.  It was the third this year for the nation’s Number One Rottweiler, a Top Twenty Five Dog All Breeds.


CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream

Over in Tallmadge OH the Ravena Kennel Club staged a pair of shows this weekend.  Check the Archives for Saturday’s results.  Sunday, The Boxer, CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, fresh from winning the American Boxer Club’s National Specialty this past week, kept the momentum going by taking the BIS at Sunday’s event.  Ruth Zimmerman’s remaining candidates were the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH Lehi's Crystal Ball At BluRiver, the 15” Beagle, CH Torquay Midnight Confession, the Lakeland Terrier, CH Talydales Friend Of The Force, the Pug, CH Woo Woo It's Derby Shuga Daddy, the Boston Terrier, CH Annalee's Told Ya So, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, CH Roragyn's Tuff Enuff.    The BIS, her eleventh all breed Best, and the BISS puts Scarlet on the heels of AKC’s Number Two Dog All Breeds.


CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman

There were four all breed shows this week in Perry GA and many of our top dogs were there seeking to mine the point rich cluster.  You may remember we told you that the US’ Number One Dog All Breeds, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, took Thursday’s BIS.  On Friday the host club was the Southeast Alabama Kennel Club, the BIS judge was Roger Hartinger, and the final seven were the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine, the Whippet, CH Karasars Par Excellence,  the Pug, CH Riversongs Broadway Joe, the Lhasa Apso, CH My Thai Ta Sen Halleluiah Chorus, and the Rough Collie, CH Gentrys Braveheart.  Best was the Skye, Buddy, his tenth all breed top prize this year.

CH PalaceGarden Malachy

Saturday, Maxine Beam would see a whole new seven in the final ring of the Macon Kennel Club, the Golden Retriever, CH Sunjoie N Woodland Anyway U Slice It, the Afghan Hound, CH Genesis Silverado, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Alpenspirits Lion King, Our Number One Dog, the Smooth Fox, Dodger, the Pekingese, CH PalaceGarden Malachy, the Schipperke, CH Dante Fire When Ready and the Australian Shepherd, CH Mysharas Dream Girl.  Her Best was the nation’s Number One Toy Dog, the Peke, Malachy.  That’s lucky number thirteen for Malchy and owner/handler David Fitzpatrick.

CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice

Sunday, the Macon Kennel Club would close it out with Jerry Watson and the aforementioned GWP,  Afghan, Bernese, Smooth Fox & Australian Shepherd and the Shih Tzu, CH Hallmark Jolei Austin Powers & the Standard Poodle, CH Jasets Satisfaction.   The Smooth Fox, Dodger, & handler Amy Booth would show everyone why they are the number one duo in dogdom, taking home their 24th top prize of the season.   It was a 2000 point weekend for Dodger, allowing him a little distance from the rest of the Top Ten.


CH Fireside’s Spontaneous Combustion

It was an interesting weekend in the dog show world with National Specialties pulling some of our top rank dogs out of the all breed shows.  As usual, we will be the only show report to connect the dots for you and give you the back story with the placements.  First, we had three shows in Pennsylvania this weekend and we told you all about the Friday and Saturday shows in Ludwig Corners.  On Sunday, our canine competitors were in Lebanon PA to see Tom Hale choose the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, CH Fireside’s Spontaneous Combustion, his Best In Show at the Lancaster Kennel Club event. 

His other six finalists were the Greyhound, CH Grand Cru Clos Erasmus, the Samoyed, CH White Magic’s Skyy Vanilla, the Dandi Dinmont Terrier, CH Pennylane Professor Hill, the Toy Poodle, CH Smash JP Moon Walk, the Schipperke, CH Aned’s LeRocher Noir, and the Belgian Sheepdog, CH Sans Broncos Wynonna.  It was a tough day for some of our ranked dogs with Saturday’s BIS winner, the country’s number one Herding Dog, the Bearded Collie, CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins, failing to get a group placement on Sunday.  The WPG, Buster, and handler Michelle Scott have been sprinting up the rankings the past few weeks and are now in the Top Twenty Dogs All Breeds.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


CH Kiarry’s Foolish Pride
(Photo by Derek Glas)

Connie Clapp stepped in for Lester Mapes today in Midland Michigan for the Midland Michigan Kennel Club’s second show of the weekend.  She saw the English Springer Spaniel, CH Wil-Orion’s Twenty Twenty, the American Foxhound, CH Kiarry’s Foolish Pride, the Great Pyrenees, CH Saddle Ridge Power Of Won, the Norfolk Terrier, CH Max-Well’s Violet, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, CH Ayrwen Star Kissed Delight, the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Chaoyangs Take It To The Limit, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Lambluv’s Moonlight Danacer.  She chose the Foxhound, JoJo as his Best.    We have that as JoJo’s Fourth BIS this year.


Lakewinds Barbie Doll

The New England crowd  traveled to Woodstock CT for one day with the Windham County Kennel Club.  James R White’s final seven were the English Springer Spaniel, CH Cerise Tender Is The Night, the Scottish Deerhound, CH Foxcliffe Hickory Windy, the Akita, CH Nakodo's Reign Of Glory, yesterday’s BIS winner, the Irish Terrier, CH Fleet St Fenway Fan, the King Charles & Ruby English Toy Spaniel, CH Southdown Nonetheless, a Bulldog from the Bred By Exhibitor bitch class, Lakewinds Barbie Doll, and the Briard, CH Ne Orageux’s Al Capone.  Best went to the 20 month old Bulldog, Barbie.  We do believe this is her first BIS, against very impressive competition yet.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Caroline & Fred Haynes.


CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream

The American Boxer Club held their National Specialty this past week in Fort Bridge KY.  The week long event culminated with the selection of CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream as Jack Ireland’s BISS.  CH Duba Dae’s Who’s Your Daddy was BOS.    Encore's War Games was Best Of Winners.  Scarlet and handler Diego Fernando Garcia have been a fixture in the Top Ten Dogs All Breeds for the last two years and are currently in the Number Three spot just a breath behind the top two.  Scarlet was bred by Tina Porter & Lee Stanton, and is owned by Debbie McCarroll, Mark Fagan, Mrs J Billhardt, & S Tenenbaum.  Congratulations to all the winners.