Saturday, July 17, 2010


GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream
(Photo by InfocusByMiguel)

Before we turn in tonight we want to tell you about the Shawnee Kennel Club show in Berryville VA.  Sue Woodle had the pleasure of a final with the Irish Setter, CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed, the Basenji, CH Reveille Pushed To The Limit MV, the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, the Lakeland Terrier, CH Thor-Kourt Tweetbt Tyrakeag, the Toy Poodle, CH Smash Jp Moon Walk, the Schipperke, CH Aned’s Le Rocher Noir, and the Puli, CH Cordmaker Rumpus Bumpus.  Best went to the country’s Number One Working Dog, the Boxer, Scarlett.   BIS number 20 this year for Scarlet, keeps the race very tight among our Top Five Dogs.


GCH CH Duba-Dae's Who's Your Daddy

Dog shows just don’t get prettier than the Del Monte Kennel Club show in Carmel CA.  If we were to die and got to heaven, it would be a dog show weekend in Carmel CA.  Today’s version had James R White in a final with the Vizsla, CH Tivoliz Now Pay Attention SH OA OAJ CD RN, the Bloodhound Quiet Creek’s Kiss And tell, the Boxer, GCH CH Duba-Dae's Who's Your Daddy, the Welsh Terrier, CH Darwyn's I'm Not Arguing That, the Brussels Griffon, CH Cashin’s Walk The Line, the  Standard Poodle, CH Monfort Ariel Arietta, and the Bearded Collie, CH BrigadoonDayBarBelieveItOrNot.  His BIS was the Boxer, Bosco. It was the ninth all breed Best this year for Bosco and owner/handler Wendy Bettis.


GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy

The nation’s Number Two Dog All Breeds, the Pekingese, GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy, was in Essex Junction VT to pick up the BIS at today’s Champlain Valley Kennel Club show.  Joining Malachy in Patricia Mowbray-Morgan’s ring were the English Springer Spaniel, CH Cerise’s Tender Is The Night, the 15” Beagle, Langrigg Star Of The Stage, yesterday’s BIS, the Akita, CH Nokoda’s Reign Of Glory, the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Stelle Your Heart, the Bulldog, CH Kepley’s Showbiz Razzle Dazzle, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Shoal Creek’s Sangria V Barick.    Malachy was bred by Jim & Jean Smith of England, is owned by Iris Love, Sandra Middlebrooks, DavidFitzpatrick, and handled by David.  Congratulations to them all.


GCH CH Myshara’s Dream Girl

Douglas R Holloway Jr was in the final ring today for the Ashtabula Kennel Club in Madison OH.  His super seven were the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Kan-Point’s Leading The chase, the Red Bone Coonhound from the Bred By Class, Twisted Creek They Call Me Thunder, the Bernese Mountain Dog, GCH CH Liebenhund’s Who’s Your Daddy, the Staffordshire Bull tesrrier, CH Angranian Derry Mucker, the Japanese Chin, GCH CH Tanzen’s OK Storm Of Zen-Chins, the Bulldog, CH Cash;s Bringin Sexy Back, the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Myshara’s Dream Girl.  His BIS was the Aussie, Beyonce.  That’s the fourth this year for Beyonce and handler Jamie Clute.


GCCH CH Genesis Silverado
and handler Marcelo Veras

We have results from Marshall MI and yesterday’s Holland Michigan Kennel Club show and today’s Battle Creek Kennel Club event.  Yesterday Bettyann Hale got the first look at the Gordon Settter, CH Firethorn And Sandpiper Easy On The Eyes, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Genesis Silverado, the Doberman Pinscher, CH A'Monde Sand & Dunes Of Sahara, the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Aljanar Dealin With The Devil, the Shih Tzu, CH Halllmark Joelie Austin Powers, the Lhasa Apso, CH Northwind Nothing Buyt Trouble, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Lambluv’s Gambolon Blue Thunder.  Best was the Old English, Elvis.  It’s lucky number seven this year for Elvis and breeder/owner/handler Jere Marder.

Today, Richard V Miller got to see the same Gordon Setter, Afghan, & Shih Tzu, the Rottweiler, CH Avatar White Rose No Shelter From The Storm, and CH Kerrisel's Here's Looking At You, the French Bulldog, CH Suirac's Deal Or No Deal, & the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Quiche’s Glamor Girl.  Best was the glorious Afghan, Dylan, perfectly partnered by the always smooth Marcelo Veras.  Dylan and Marcelo have had four BIS weekends in a row for a total of ten this year.  You won’t find a more glamorous couple on the circuit this year.


GCH CH Torquay Midnight Confession

We are just back from our local show, today’s Greater Shelby Kennel Club event in Southaven MS where we got another Winners Bitch on our Cairn Terrier, Shadowland’s Devil In Disguise aka Dee Dee.  Our thanks to our Terrier buds, D’Elda Germany & Kathy Burleson, for their assistance and a special thanks to judge Joe Gregory for the win.  A family engagement kept us from staying for the BIS call, but we did return to results for you out there.

From Riverhead NY we hear that the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Torquay Midnight Confession has collected her 23rd career BIS, the latest coming at today’s Riverhead Kennel Club show.  Lola was accompanied in Carol Resiman’s final  by the Pointer, CH Marjetta Rave Review JH, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Mi-Ti's Three Cheers, yeste3rday’s BIS winner, the  Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Lil Itch Cheerleader, the Miniature Pinscher, CH Kimro's Soldier Boy, the Tibetan Terrier, CH Panchen's Great Ball Of Fire, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.  Lola, who now has twelve BIS this year, was bred and is owned by Marcelo Chagas & M F & Alessandra Botelho.  Congratulations to them all.

Friday, July 16, 2010


GCH CH Nonnies Deja Vu

We have some late results from Belvidere IL where the Blackhawk Kennel Club kicked off a three day weekend with Dr Randy Weckman calling the BIS.  His final seven included the English Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Nonnies Deja Vu, the Whippet, CH Kamada's Instant Millionaire, the Neapolitan Mastiff, CH Bruno Bella Vecchia Roma, the Norfolk Terrier, CH Max-Well’s Violet, the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, CH Royalist Ready To Reign, the Standard Poodle, CH Dawin Spitfire, and the Bearded Collie, CH Ragtyme Phoenix From The Ashes.  His BIS was the Cocker, Liam.  It ws the first all breed BIS this year for Liam, the US’ Number One English Cocker Spaniel.  Congratulations to breeders Vickie Umpleby & Susan Emerson, owners Lisa Munro, Vickie Umpleby & Gary Prague, and handler Robin L Novack.


GCH CH Nakodo’s Reign Of Glory

Polly Smith was in Tunbridge VT today to choose a BIS for the Woodstock Dog Club.  She had the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, CH Fireside’s Spontaneopus Combustion, the Norwegian Elkhound, CH Sommeri Dunharrow’s Devil Ray, the  Akita, GCH CH Nakodo’s Reign Of Glory, the Welsh Terrier, CH Abbeyrose Jerseyboy, the King Charles & Ruby English Toy Spaniel, CH Sotuhdown Nonetheless, the Chow Chow, CH Chowlamar Rebelrun Mr. Kidd, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Happiharbor Saddle Lane TY.  Her Best was our newest DOG2WATCH, the Akita, Echo.  That’s Echo’s fifth BIS this year.  She and handler Paul Levesque have been on a tear since the end of May.  We love us a little momentum.


CH Lil Itch Cheerleader

New Yorkers were out on the Island in the village of Riverhead for today’s Riverhead Kennel club show.  They were treated to a final with William DeVilleneuve and the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Signature Of Telltale RN CD, the Afghan Hound, CH Exlysta Reflects The Sky, the Siberian Husky, CH Indigo's Synama Wood Imp, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Lil Itch Cheerleader, the Miniature Pinscher, CH  Kimro's Soldier Boy, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Risgae's Dutchess Of Wessex, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Windfall Slam Dunk.  BIS was the Smooth Fox, Blossome.  It’s the first this year for the four year old bitch, who is a half sioster to the country‘s Number One Dog All Breeds, GCH CH J‘Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice.  Congratulations to breeder Cindy Pritchard and owners Wendy Perry, Whitney Perry, & Suzann Hoesman.


CH Chaoyang’s Take It To The Limit

The Grand River Kennel Club opened a three day weekend today in Madison OH.  Nancy Dinkfelt assembled the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH Lehi’s Crystal Ball At Bluriver, the American Foxhound, CH Hewly Camilla, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Adesa floats Like A  Butterfly, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, CH Angranian Derry Mucker, the Pomeranian, CH Mountain Crest U Don’t Own Me, the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Chaoyang’s Take It To The Limit, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Myshara’s Dream Girl.  Her Best was the Shar-Pei.  It’s the third for the two year old dog and handler Nina Fetter.


GCH CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice

The nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH J’Cobe Vigilante Justice, got an early start on the rest of the field this week, taking the top prize at yesterday’s Duluth Kennel Club Show In Duluth MN.    Also on hand in Denny Mounce’s final were Top Ten dogs, the Black Cocker Spaniel,  GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, the Whippet, GCH CH Starline’s Chanel, Top Twenty Dog, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Cammcastle’s Friar Tuck, the Miniature Pinscher, CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, the Schipperke, CH Dante's Fire When Ready HOF, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Pettibone's Little Big Man.  Dodger & handler Amy Booth lead the nation with 35 all breed BIS.  The fun continues today in Duluth through Sunday.  If you are anywhere near Duluth this weekend, don’t miss the opportunity to see some of the best AKC has to offer.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


GCH CH Protocol's Veni Vidi Vici

A dedicated reader asked us if we report on AKC shows in Alaska or Hawaii.  The answer is, yes, we do when someone tells us the results.  Roy Jones has posted, somewhat cryptically, this past  weekend’s Kenai Kennel Club results from Soldotna AK.

Friday Sharon Krogh got first dibbs at choosing a BIS.  She had her pick of the Golden Retriever, CH Koria's Life Of The Party, the Afghan Hound, Nightwind O'Pourquoi Pas, the Rottweiler, CH Stoneridge Kryptonite RN CD, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, CH Angranian Derry Mucker, the Pomeranian, Grame's Berrylicious Ichiban Pumkin Pie, the Shiba Inu, CH Sagewood Tsunami VCD1 TD CD NA NAJ RN, and the Shetland Sheepdog, CH Sunburst Faith Unconditional.  She chose the four year old Rottie dog.  Congratulations to breeders Cheri Hagen & Patsy Tomin and owner Debra Brannon.

Saturday Evie Sullivan would greet an all new seven, the Curly Coated Retriever, CH Pizzazz Trigger, the Whippet, Tonsina's Instant Karma, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol's Veni Vidi Vici, the West Highland White Terrier, CH Glennhaven's Danny Boy O'Donnybrook, the Pug, CH Dulittle's Takhini Gotta Secret Crush, the Boston Terrier, Sunglos Mystic Suede Fantasia, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, CH Nicholar's De Novo Of Belukha.BIS was the two year old Corgi, Zoe, bred by Kathleen Seube, Sharon Young & Floyd Seube and owned by Tammy S. Batac.  Well done to all. 

 Billie Kneale Kellogg closed it out Sunday with the Gordon Setter, Gilnockie Grtlnd Th 1 Ur Ma Warnd U Bout JH, the Basset Hound, CH Sasquatch Double Exposure, the above mentioned Doberman & Westie, the Shih Tzu, CH Xeralane's Eye Of The Storm, the French Bulldog, CH Bridgecreeks Speakn All That Jazz, and the Belgian Tevuren, CH Ember Glo's Hurray For Me CD RE HSAs OA NAJ OF.   It was the Doberman, FiFi,  from sunny California taking home the big Rosette.  That’s three this year for FiFi,  Congratulations to breeders/owners Jocelyn & Kevin Mullins.


 Carmel CA's Iconic Lone Pine

After a plethora of clusters this summer, you will find only one four day stand available this week in Duluth MN where the hometown Duluth Kennel Club will kick off the week tomorrow with the first of four shows.  There is a kind of four day weekend available for the metropolitan NY area, but you will have to travel to make that one happen.  The fun starts out on Long Island in the hamlet of Riverhead NY where the Riverhead Kennel Club will host shows Friday & Saturday.  Then exhibitors will have to travel 110 very congested miles through New York City to Morristown NJ for the Twin Brooks Kennel Club’s two shows Sunday & Monday.  New England fanciers will have a similar journey, though more picturesque.  Staring in Tunbridge VT for Friday’s Woodstock Dog Club event and then motoring 90 minutes north to Essex Junction VT for Saturday’s Champlain Valley Kennel Club show and Sunday’s Green Mountain Dog Club party.

If you are in the Great Lakes region you will have your choice of Friday/Saturday/Sunday in Madison OH with Grand River Kennel Club & Ashtabula Kennel Club, in  Marshall MI, with the Holland Michigan Kennel Club  & Battle Creek Kennel Club, or in Belvidere IL with the Blackhawk Kennel Club, & Kishwaukee Kennel Club.    The rest of the offerings are of the two day, Saturday/Sunday variety.  There are shows in Berryville Va courtesy of the Shawnee Kennel Club.  Join us six minutes south of Graceland at the Greater Shelby Kennel Club’s two shows in Southaven  MS where we will be showing our Cairn.   Heart Landers can join the Nebraska Kennel Club in Omaha.

The rest of our offerings are all in spectacular locations out west.  Get a Rocky Mountain High in Eagle CO with the Roaring Fork Kennel Club, breath the clean air in Couer D’Alene ID with the Inland Empire Kennel Club, enjoy the raw beauty of the Olympic Peninsula in Lace WA with the Nisqually Kennel Club, or indulge yourself in the cafes and galleries in Carmel CA with the Del Monte Kennel Club.  Wherever you go, you can pair the glorious dogs of the AKC with some grand site seeing.

Monday, July 12, 2010


CH Sporting Field's Bahama Sands

We also gave you some of the results from Dallas TX’s weekend shows.  You may recall that we told you that the Golden Retriever, GCH CH My Buddy's Boppity-Bop Blue Moon RN WC VC SDHF, was John Ward’s BIS at Friday’s Greater Collin Kennel Club show.  Also making it to the final ring were the Whippet, CH Sporting Field's Bahama Sands, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Ingebars Siasconet Rose, the Norwich Terrier, CH Skyscot's Poker Chip, the Pug, CH Kenshei And That's The Way It Is, the Bichon Frise, CH Saks Hamelot Little Drummer Boy, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Rocheuses Pretty In Pink.

Again, we did give you Saturday’s results and now we can tell you that the Whippet, CH Sporting Field’s Bahama Sands, repeated her Saturday BIS win at Sunday’s Trinity Valley Kennel Club show.  Also on hand in Leonard Reppond’s final were the previously mention Pug & Bichon, the Vizsla, CH Russetleatherboulder's Wildtok MH, the Standard Schnauzer, CH Shalimars Golden Ticket, the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Dalriada’s Mystic, and the Belgian Sheepdog, CH Sans Broncos Stunned At Kindred.   Sunday;s win brings to eight the number of BIS that Tawny and handler Amada Giles have collected this year.


CH Myshara’s Dream Girl

We did give you some results from this weekend’s shows in Sedalia MO.  here’s what we left out.  Joining BIS winner, the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout, in William Cunningham’s ring for the Jefferson City Missouri Kennel Club’s Friday final were the Pharaoh Hound, CH Northgate’s As You Like It, the Siberian Husky, CH Topaz T.R.O.U.B.L.E., the West Highland White Terrier, CH Plum Creek Di’s Amazing Grace, the Yorkshire Terrier, CH Stringer’s Something Gotta Give, the Boston Terrier, CH Gumbo Keans Cosmic Stargazer, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Myshara’s Dream Girl.

CH Firethorn N Sandpiper Easy On The Eyes

We did give you Saturday’s results. Sunday the Sedalia Kennel Club and Charlotte Patterson took over and she gave Saturday’s BIS winner, the Pharaoh Hound, Qing, his second BIS of the weekend.  He was accompanied by the Gordon Setter, CH Firethorn N Sandpiper Easy On The Eyes, the Newfoundland, CH  Raincoast Partner Of Dreams, the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy spaniel, CH Royalist Ready To Reign, the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH Vajes Miss Jane Hathaway, and the Australian Shepherd, CHVeritas Truth B Told.


CH Catera’s Fun Fast N World Class

One place we did not hear a word from this weekend was De Kalb IL where the greater De Kalb Kennel Club hosted two shows.  However, now we can tell you that on Saturday Mary Lou Kniola’s final included the English Springer Spaniel, CH Tagalong’s Boy Oh Boy, the Whippet, CH Starline’s Chanel, the Alaskan Mal;mute, CH Catera’s Fun Fast N World Class, the Norfolk Terrier, CH Max-Well’s Violet, the Brussels Griffon, CH Knolland Amber Moon, the Tibetan Terrier, CH Ri Lee’s Stellar Performance, and the Old English Sheepdog, CH Lambluv’s Gambolon Blue Thunder.  Her BIS was the eight year old Malamute, Bentley.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Amanda Kanzelberger-Volkomner & owner Nathan Volkomener.

CH Knolland Amber Moon

Sunday, Douglas Johnson took over and saw the same Griff & Tibetan Spaniel, the Brittany, CH Melridge Stir ‘N It Up, the Longhaired Dachshund, CH Homar’s Solo Aviator, the Great Dane, CH Lobato’s Code Red, the Norwich Terrier, CH Abbedale Take Two At Taliesin, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Myshara’s Dream Girl.  Best was the Griff, Lainey.  Just barely a year old, the precocious youngster is the daughter of CH Cilliene Masquerade aka Lincoln.  Licoln was the winner of 70 all breed BIS, and the 2008 & 2009 Westminster Kennel Club Toy Groups.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Luc Boileau, owner Beverly Wyckoff, and handler Susan A Kipp.


GCH CH Lonestars Wicked Good

We were lucky this week to give you most of the results as they happened, but we do have a few to catch you up on.  On Sunday in Huntington WV, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Lonestars Wicked Good was Joan Schurr Kefeli’s BIS at the Huntington Kennel Club’s day two show.  Also on hand in the final were the English Springer Spaniel, CH Wil-Orions Twenty Twenty, the Wirehaired Dachshund, CH EJ's Chewy MW, the Standard Schnauzer, CH Pepper Tree Zorro V Morgenwald, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, CH Stepamgar King Of Memphis, the Miniature Poodle, CH Splash Di Caprio, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Shoal Creeks Sangria V Barick.  Elle was the first Miniature Schnauzer to earn the Grand Champion Appelation and now she has her first all breed BIS.  Congatulations to breeders/owners Richard & Sharon Edwards and handler Terrie V Houck.


CH Showcase Medicine Man

The American Spaniel Club gathered the three varieties of Cockers in Richmond VA this past weekend for their National Specialty.  Charles Self chose the Parti Cocker, CH Showcase Medicine Man, BOV.  Buddy was bred by Becky Rapoport & Carolyn Rogers, is owned by Dr Sarah Forbes & Becky Rapoport, and is handled by Lisa Arnett.

CH K-Line N Cutts Beyond-A-Doubt

Kevin Flinn’s ASCOB BOV was CH K-Line N Cutts Beyond-A-Doubt.  The nine year old Rudy, bred by Judy Kline, owned by Mark Steffen & Randy Price, and handled by Jeffrey Hanlin Jr.  Rudy, with 35 Specialty wins, has won more BISS than any other Cocker in history.  Elaine Mathis chose as the Best Black Cocker Spaniel, the nation’s Number Seven Dog All Breeds, CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction.  Beckham was bred by Linda G Moore & is owned by Linda, Bruce Van Deman, Carolee Douglas, Mary Walker, & Cindy Cassidy and is handled by Linda Pitts.

CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction

It fell to Charles Self to choose the overall 2010 BISS and he chose the spectacular Black Cocker, Beckham.  Our congratulations to all the winners.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


GCH CH Avalon Frontier Sleepnlady Webber

The Ventura Kennel Club closed the weekend in their hometown with another mega show of over 2500 dogs entered.  M Rosalie Anderson had a superlative seven of the English Springer Spaniel, CH Oteins Cap'n Jack Sparrow, the Basenji, CH Jasiri-Sukari Bucking The Trind, the Boxer, CH Duba Dae’s Who’s Your Daddy, the Smooth fox Terrier, CH Slyfox Sneaks A Peek, the Brussels Griffon, CH Cashin's Walk The Line, the French Bulldog,     Lefox Born To Boogie, and the Bouvir des Flandres, GCH CH Avalon frontier Sleepnlady Webber.  Collecting the heavy silver and all those points was DOG2WATCH, Number Five Herding dog, the Bouvier, Webber.  That’s five this year for Webber and handler Larry Fenner.


CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman

From West Palm Beach comes the report that the Skye Terrier, Ch Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman, has been awarded today’s BIS at the Jupiter-Tequesta Dog Club show.  Carol Beattie’s other finalists included the the Wemaraner, CH Colsidex Focus On Me, the Afghan Hound, CH Genesis Silverado, the Rottweiler, CH Von Hoffman's Antsy Prance, the Miniature Pinscher, CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, the Standard Poodle, Brighton Ballet Slippers, and the Rough Collie, CH Sylvan Argent Simply Irresistible.  That’s the twelfth BIS this year for the Number Three Terrier in the country.


CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore

The Standard Poodle, CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, continues her remarkable string of victories, taking today’s Coos Kennel Club show.  Hank Williams chose Encore from a group that included the Weimeraner, CH Rosewin's Classic Schwinn of Anson, the Whippet, CH Sonsteby's in A Pickle, the Akita, CH Mojo’s Rock’n Your World, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, CH Trugrip One Singular Sensation, the Havanese, CH Askin Steppin' To The Bad Side, the Border Collie, CH Borderfame Signature.  For now, you will have to travel to the Pacific Northwest to see this magnificent girl, but as soon as she ventures out we will let you know.  In the meantime we remind you that we thank breeders L'Dyne Brennan & Debra Ferguson Jones, owners Toni and Martin Sosnoff, and handler Tim Brazier for sharing this one with all of us.


CH Rojon’s Say Yes
(Photo by Ann Maile)

Kenneth Falconi’s final at today‘s Ann Arbor Kennel Club show was a mixture of familiar and new faces, the English Setter, CH Kaska’s Capture the Moment, the Irish Wolfhound, Wolfhaven’s Foolish Risque, the Great Dane, CH Rojon’s Say Yes, yesterday’s BIS winner, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH J’cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, CH Ayrwey Star Kissed Delight, the Standard Poodle, Ch Jaset’s Satisfaction, and the Australian Shpeherd, CH Myshara’s Dancing Queen.  It was the 19 month old Dane, Liza, picking up her first BIS.  Congratulations to breeder Adam Protos, owners Mary Anne Zanetos & Sharron Barney, and handler Jeff Lawrence.  We got to say, this IS the look of the King  (or Queen) of Dogs.


CH Torquay Midnight Confession

We have an other BACK2BACK BIS to report.  The 15” Beagle, CH Torquay Midnight Confession, has walked off with today’s Genesee Valley Kennel Club’s top prize.  Peter Green might have chosen the Irish Setter, CH Greengate‘s The Boss At Beaubriar, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Trevi‘s Lonestar, the Border Terrier, Ch Meadowlake Overnight Cealebrity, the Pug, CH Shijo‘s Yim McGraw, the Standard Poodle, Hillwood Alle Kai Walking On Air, or the German Shepherd Dog, Spotlite’s Augusta Lorraine, but he didn't.  Lola and breeder/owner/handler Marcelo Chagas have been camping just outside the AKC’s elite Top Twenty Five.  We think maybe when we get the weekend’s final numbers they will be among that toney crowd.


CH Shadagee’s Caught Red Handed

Talk about riding a roller coaster, the country’s Number Three Dog All Breeds, the Irish Setter, CH Shadagee’s Caught Red Handed, went BIS at Friday’s Kenilworth Kennel Club Of Connecticut, was walked out of the Sporting Group at yesterday’s Farmington Valley Kennel Club, and took home another Best In Show at today’s Holyoke Kennel Club event.  It could give one motion sickness. 

Joining Emily and handler Adam Bernarding in Houston Clark’s final were the Afghan Hound, CH Shenandoah Smoke And Mirrors, the Bullmastiff, CH Nix Stacked Quarterback, the Scottish Terrier, CH Bluebeard’s Surely You Jest, the Toy Poodle, CH Smash Jp Moon Walk, the Bulldog, CH Kepley’s Showbiz Razzle Dazle, and the Bearded Collie, CH Tolien Raintree Mister Baggins.  Emily’s 21st BIS this year means that a single BIS can determine the Number One All Breeds title.


CH Northgate’s As You Like It

Before we start with today’s results, let’s give you a partial from Saturday’s Jefferson City Missouri Kennel Club inb Sedalia MO.  The Pharaoh Hound, CH Northgate’s As You Like It has started to hit his stride here in America winning his fourth AKC BIS.  Among the other finalists in Kathleen Steen’s BIS ring were Friday’s BIS winner, the German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Ripsnorteer’s Mt View Lookout, the Kuvasz, CH Szumeria's Wildwood Silver Six Pence, the West Highland White Terrier, CH Plum Creek Di's Amazing Grace, the Dalmatian, CH Paisley Nspird By Broadway, and the Belgian Sheepdog, GCH CH Liswyn's Vaquero RA.   The Swedish import, Qing, was a top winner in Europe and this year’s Hound Group winner at Crufts.


CH Gallant Statesman Of Steele

We hear from Ventura CA that the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Gallant Statesman Of Steele, was Janice Pardue’s BIS at the nearly 3000 dog Santa Maria Kennel Club event.  Rounding out the final were the german Wirehaired Pointer, CH Afterhour's Reece Have Gun Will TRA, the Bloodhound, CH Quiet Creek's Kiss and Tell, the Rottweiler, CH Parisans Helo Of Riverridge, the Pomeranian, CH Powerpom High Performance, the French Bulldog,     Lefox Born To Boogie, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Avalon Frontier Sleepnlady Webber.  It was the second all breed Best this year for the 2010 Westminster Kennel club breed winner.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Torie Steel and handler Gabriel Rangel.


CH Shoal Creek’s Sangria V Barick

Janet Robinson was in Huntington WV for yesterday’s Huntington Kennel Club show.  Her final included the English Springer Spaniel, CH Wil-Orion;s Twenty Twenty, the Longhaired Dachshund, CH Gemdach;s Red Rocker, the Standard Schnauzer, CH Pepper Tree Zorro V Morgenwald, the West Highland White Terrier, CH Pandwycks Pistol Packin’ Mamma, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, CH Stepamgar King Of Memphis, a Standard Poodle form the Open Bitch Class, Vetset Kate Winsit, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Shoal Creek’s Sangria V Barick,  That’s Rhea’s fifth BIS this year.


CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice

It didn’t take long for the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, to retake the Number One Dog All Breeds title he has worn most of the year.  Dodger and owner/handler Amy Booth captured yesterday’s big Ann Arbor Kennel Club show, picking up 1373 points.    Joining the two in Bill Shelton’s final were the Brittany, CH Shelitany Against All Odds, an Irish Wolfhound from the Open Bitch Class, Wolfhaven’s Foolish Risque, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Skansen’s Sir August Briggs, the Havanese, CH Qbin’s Happy Feet At Enginuity, the Standard Poodle, CH Jaset’s Satisfaction, and the Bearded Collie, CH Wildwood Kinikia Nobody's Fool .    While this back and forth may be nerve racking for the principals, it sure makes for exciting watching.


CH Genesis Silverado

Sometimes it pays off to stay closer to home.  Yesterday Florida residents Marcelo Veras and the Afghan Hound, CH Genesis Silverado, were in West Palm Beach for the Jupiter-Tequesta Dog Club show and the day ended with them getting their photo taken with a red, white & blue rosette.  Also in Dennie McCoy’s final were the Wemaraner, CH Colsidex Focus On Me, the Siberian Husky, CH Indigo’s Hilltop Istate, the Kerry Blue Terrier, CH Edbrios Strativari, the Havanese, CH Shadowbrook Starlet O’Hanna, the Miniature Poodle, CH Campostella The Perfect Storm, and the Belgian Malinois, CH Trisorts Zoomin Harley.  Dylan, currently AKC’s Number Four Hound, now has nine all breed BIS this year.