Saturday, December 18, 2010

RANKINGS LEAP FROG

GCH CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice

Our Top Two Dogs continue to raise the stakes in this year’s rankings race.  Today in Cleveland OH, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, took back the Number One Dog All Breeds title, winning BIS at the Richland County Kennel Club show. 

Dodger and owner handler Amy Booth were challenged in Beth Speich’s final by the Irish Setter, GCH CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed, the Whippet, GCH CH Starline’s Chanel, the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Catanya’s Latin Lover, yesterday’s BIS, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Smash Jp Moon Walk, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Spitfire and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv’s Gambolon Bl;ue Thunder.

We also hear that the Pekingese, GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy,  was Peter Baynes’ Best In Show at today’s Central Florida Kennel Club show.  The win will keep the race exceeding close with the Smooth Fox, Dodger,  somewhere around 500 to 600 points ahead of the Peke, Malachy,  at this point.  We hope tp have exact point totals tomorrow.

All we can say we have been blessed this year with a great group of dogs.  Our congratulations to all the breeders, owners, and handlers who have given us such a thrill ride this season.

Friday, December 17, 2010

ORLANDO FL DAY TWO

CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman

Skip Herendeen had the enviablet assignment this chilly weekend of judging BIS at today’s Space Coast Kennel Club Of Palm Bay in Orlando FL.  He had his pick of the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine, the Greyhound, GCH CH GrandCru Clos Erasmus, the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, the Skye Terrier, CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman, the Pekingese, GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Campostela’s The Perfect Storm, and a Belgian Tervuren from the classes, Gaulois De Loup Noir.  His Best was the country’s Number Three Terrier, the Skye, Buddy.  It’s the 17th BIS this year for Buddy and debonair handler Larry Cornelius.

MEDINA KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Smash Jp Moon Walk

The Medina Kennel Club upped the ante in Cleveland OH raising the dogs entered to 2421.  The seven that BIS judge Judith Goodin saw were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed, the Whippet, GCH CH Starline’s Chanel, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Cammcastle’s Friar Tuck, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Slyfox Sneaks A Peek, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Smash Jp Moon Walk, the Boston Terrier, CH Annalee Told Ya So, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv Gambolon Blue Thunder.  
 
It was the Nation’s Number Two Toy Dog, the Toy Poodle, Walker, picking up the BIS.  It’s the biggest show of the season for Walker and handler Kaz Hosaka, who have spent the past two seasons thrilling us.  tTis win was their 21st  BIS this year.

STARVED ROCK KC DAY TWO

GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins

The Bearded Collie, GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins, was Dr Klaus Anselm’s BIS at today’s day two show of the Starved Rock Kennel Club in Wheaton IL.  Accompanying Roy and handler Cliff Steele were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Shor'Line Jetoca High Seas Adventure RA JH,  the Afghan Hound, CH Wynsyr Shimara The Dark Knight, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Aviator’s Luck Be A Lady, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Mondrian VH Lamslag RE, the Parson Russell Terrier, GCH CH Thunder Hill Soul Journey, and the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction. It was the 47th career BIS for Roy, the most ever by a Beardie.

STARVED ROCK KC DAY ONE

GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy

We did tell you last night that the Number One Dog, the Pekingese, GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy, was Toddie Clark’s BIS  at today’s Starved Rock Kennel Club show in Wheaton IL.   Now we can tell you that Malachy and owner/handler David Fitzpatrick were joined by the English Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Nonnies No Doubt, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Wynsyr Shimara The Dark Knight, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Aviators Luck Be A Lady, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH J'Cobe Broxden The Headliner, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset's Satisfaction, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.

Because there are so few locations with shows this weekend and because all of them are east of the Mississippi, expect dogs from all over the US to pop up at different locations.  We will do our best to keep up with you favorites on this critical next to last show weekend of the year.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

LORAIN COUNTY KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice

Of the 2131 dogs entered at today’s Lorain County Kennel Club eight were in our Top Ten Dogs All Breeds. The seven that made it to Mary Anne Brocious’ final were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed, the Whippet, GCH CH Starline’s Chanel, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Rauschund's Aquila Marquis , the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Smash Jp Moon Walk, the Boston Terrier, CH Annalee Told You So, and Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv Gambolon Blue Thunder .

BIS was the nation’s Number Two Dog in the US, the Smooth Fox, Dodger.  Dodger’s 103rd career BIS might have put him back in the Number One position.  However, we hear that the Number One Dog, the Pekingese, GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy, was Toddie Clark’s BIS  at today’s Starved Rock Kennel Club show in Wheaton IL.  Nonetheless, this win puts Dodger and owner/handler Amy Booth just a scant 300 points behind the Peke…and it’s only Thursday

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

IT'S A PHOTO FINISH!

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We have received many requests to update our chart showing the relative position of our Top Ten Dogs All Breeds.  Though some may think there is too much emphasis in the dog game on records, rankings, and titles, you have to admit this has been a very exciting year.  Our Top Three Dogs are in a photo finish as we approach the finish line and the bottom half of the Top Ten is even tighter.

While we feel confident that dogs listed above will remain in the Top Ten, we wouldn’t bet the lunch money on where they will end up in the rankings.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

MALIBU KENNEL CLUB MONDAY

GCH CH Slyfox Sneaks A Peek

Our doggy weekend ended yesterday in Costa Mesa CA with the day two show of the Malibu Kennel Club.  Hank Williams final final seven were the English Setter, GCH CH Oakley’s B’Dazzled, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Thaon’s Mowgli, the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Catanya’s Latin Lover, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Slyfox Sneaks A Peek, the Pomeranian, Powerpom High Performance, the Miniature Poodle, CH Danfour Debutante, and the Pembroke welsh Corgi, GCH CH Segni At Coventry.The Smooth Fox, Adam, picked up his second BIS of the set.  That’s a Group One at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship and two all breed BIS the following weekend for our Number Ten Dog All Breeds. Bravo!

Monday, December 13, 2010

IT'S HAPPENING IN CLEVELAND!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Cleveland OH

We are almost at the end of our show season and this coming weekend will be pivotal.  First there are only five locations where you can find a dog show and they are all east of the Mississippi.  Second, we will see some of the biggest point counts of the year this weekend.  The big draw will be four days starting Thursday in Cleveland OH where the Lorain County Kennel Club, the Medina Kennel Club, the Richland County Kennel Club, & the Western Reserve Kennel Club have attracted over 10,000 entries, enough to allow any of the Top Three Dogs All Breeds to claim the Number One spot.

A little further west In Illinois there will be five days of shows.  The Starved Rock Kennel Club will set up Thursday & Friday in Wheaton, the exhibitors will break camp and move 25 miles to Rosemont for three days with the Skokie Valley Kennel Club & Chicago Goldcoast Kennel Club.   Down our way there’s an opportunity for four gracious days of southern hospitality in Jackson MS with the Mississippi State Kennel Club and the Brandon Kennel Club Of Mississippi. 

Once again, Floridians offer a respite from winter weather with three days in Orlando with the Space Coast Kennel Club Of Palm Bay, the Central Florida Kennel Club, & the Brevard Kennel Club.  Finally, if you can only spare two days out of the holiday season, try the Delaware Water Gap Kennel Club & Lehigh Valley Kennel Club two days in Allentown PA.

Once again we will be following all the action closely and this is the only place where you can find out where everyone is in the rankings.  It’s Reindeer and Ridgebacks all week long!

GREATER CLARK COUNTY KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Zelicaon Butch Cassidy At Draco

Up in the Pacific Northwest the action was in Ridgefield WA where the Greater Clark County Kennel Club gave us two shows.  On Saturday the seven joining BIS judge Sharon Newcomb were the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Poole Ide Got Water, the Borzoi, GCH CH Aashtoria Wildhunt Hidden Agenda, the Siberian Husky, CH Karnovandas Coming Up Roses, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Alpines Highwayman, the Papillon, GCH CH Zelicaon Butch Cassidy At Draco, the Keeshond, GCH CH Wyndjamrs Winward Isle, and the Belgian Tervuren, GCH CH Sky Acres Spy Plane.    Her Best was the Papillon, Parker.  It’s the first all breed BIS for Parker.  Congratulations to breeder Forrest Johnson, owner Anita Wright, & handler Tammie Wilcox. 

GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore

On Sunday Judy Webb chose her BIS from the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Rush Hills River Road Payoff, the Black & Tan Coonhound, GCH CH Silver Ridge Showthyme At Windbourne, the Siberian Husky, CH  Karnovandas Tenzing, above named AmStaff, the Maltese, GCH CH Seabreeze Caribbean Sun Calling, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, and the aforementioned Tervuren.  Che chose the spectacular white Poodle, Encore.  We sure hope this girl gets out and about more this coming year.  She has been pretty much the sole property of  Pacific Northwest fanciers since her debut in April.  Nonetheless, she and handler Tim Brazier have collected 18 BIS during that time.

THREE DAYS IN COSTA MESA CA

GCH CH Slyfox Sneaks A Peek

As usual Southern Californian residents were enjoying beautiful weather and gorgeous canines at this weekend’s shows.  It all started on Friday in Costa Mesa with the first of Shoreline Dog Fanciers Association Of Orange County’s two shows.

Day one featured Luc Boileau’s final of the English Setter, GCH CH Oakley’s Bedazzled, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Field’s Bahama Sands, the Mastiff, GCH CH Lexington Divine’s Put Me In, Coach, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Slyfox Sneaks A Peek, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Powerpom High Performance, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Bayhill Celebrate, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH Ch Avalaon Frontier Sleepnlady Webber.  
 
His BIS was AKC’s Number Ten Dog All Breeds, the Smooth Fox, Adam.  We are lucky to have two great Smooth Fox out this season.  We hope you have had a chance to see them both.  Adam and handler Eddie Boyes now have 25 top prizes this year

GCH CH Lexington Divine’s Put Me In, Coach

Michael Dachel had BIS duty on day two and his seven included the aforementioned Mastiff & Pom, the Weimaraner, GCH CH Silhouette LifeInTheFastLane, the Longhaired Dachshund, CH Suntekel’s Samuel II, the Airedale, GCH CH Sherwood’s King Arthur, the Miniature Poodle, CH Sanfour Debutante, and the Australian Cattle Dog, GCH CH Carben Copy’s If The Shoe Fits.  He chose the Mastiff, Giambi, as his Best.  It’s the second this year for the two year old.

GCH CH Tahon’s Mowgli

On Sunday, the Malibu Kennel Club and Robert Stein took over.  His final seven were the already named English Setter, Smooth Fox, Pom, Poodle, & Cattle Dog, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tahon’s Mowgli, and the Boxer, GCH CH Duba Dae’s Who’s Your Daddy.  It was the Afghan, Mowgli, striding to the win.  The elegant six year old has five all breed BIS this year.  The fun in Costa Mesa continues today with the MKC’s day two show.

ONATE TRAIL DOG FANCIERS

GCH CH Nagyalma Unforgettable Too

Sunny skies and moderate temperatures greeted the exhibitors attending the Onate Trail Dog Fanciers Association’s two shows this past weekend.  On Saturday Col Joe Purkhiser saw the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Ehrenvogel It Amazes Me, the Saluki, DC Shahrani Ivory Moon SC, the Komondor, GCH CH Nagyalma Unforgettable Too, the American Staffordshire Terrier, CH Alpine’s Lonewolf Whisky River, the Maltese, CH Rhapsody‘s Regarding Henry, the Schipperke, CH Bar Lo’s High Plains Drifter, and the Bearded Collie, CH Britannia Spotacular In Blu. 
His BIS was the Komondor, Cole, his first.  Cole was the breed winner at last week’s AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.  We don’t get to see many BIS Komondorok and this is only the second this year.  Congratulations to breeders Nancy Liebes & Eric Liebes, owners Nancy & Eric Liebes & Val McNelis, and handler Karen Newman PHA.

CH Rhapsody‘s Regarding Henry

Sunday, Marie Gutierrez-Otero would choose her BIS from the aforementioned Saluki, Komondor, Maltese, the Golden Retriever, CH Brio Maybee She‘s Born With It, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Decorum Intensity, the Tibetan Spaniel, Ruya Rinchen’s Dorje Sempa Of Finki, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Gentry’s Braveheart.  Her BIS was the Maltese, Henry.  That’s three for Henry this year.

GRANITE CITY KC OF ST CLOUD MN

GCH CH Cammcastle’s Friar Tuck

Our nomination for Most Dedicated Fanciers were those who showed up this weekend in St Cloud MN for the Granite City Kennel Club Of St. Cloud, Minnesota’s two shows.  Ignoring blizzard conditions the GCKCSCM treated spectators to great AKC purebred dogs.

On Saturday Thomas A Kilcullen gathered the ASCOB Cocker Spaniel, CH Broken Ridge's Wild At Heart, the Basset Hound, GCH CH Topsfield-Sanchu American Express, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Cammcastle’s Friar Tuck, the Skye Terrier, CH Highlanders Stuart Royalist, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CCH Mondrian VH Lamslag RE, the Dalmatian, CH TCJ N Satins Star Appeal, the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv's Gambolon Blue Thunder.  BIS was the Rott, Tux.   Tux has become a serious BIS collector lately, picking up nine of his 17 BIS this season since labor day, good enough to make him the Number Two Working Dog.

CH TCJ N Satins Star Appeal

On Sunday BIS judge John Cole would see six of the same  seven with the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH MaxWell’s Violet, joining the fun.  He would choose the Dalmatian, Apple, as his Best.  It’s the first all breed BIS this year for the 2010 winner of the Dalmation Club of American national specialty.  Congratulations to breeders Melissa (Katy) Schultz & Todd Jardine, owners Kim & Daney Jenning, & Todd Jardine, and handler Dave Slattum.

SATURDAY IN GETTYSBURG PA

GCH CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice

Our Number Two Dog, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH J’Cobe Kemosabe Vigilante Justice, was in three different cities, picking up three BIS, all to keep the rankings race exciting for us dog show junkies.  We have been able to report on most of Dodger’s appearances, but we just now have Saturday’s results from the Chambersburg Area Kennel Club in Gettysburg PA.

Accompanying Dodger and owner/handler Amy Booth in John Simm’s final were the Curly-Coated Retriever, GCH CH Down Datrail Hunting Thrills, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Torquay Midnight Confession, the Great Dane, GCH CH Lobato's Jitterbug Man, the Pug, GCH CH Ivanwold Holy Smoke, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH L'Paige Majick Sisters Of The Moon, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Whisperwood's Wild Horse.

We don’t have all the final numbers in yet, but we feel confident that our Top Dogs will continue to thrill us through the end of the year.

SUNDAY IN MIAMI FL

GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

Even Miami FL flirted with freezing weather this weekend, but exhibitors were rewarded with some of AKC’s finest at Dunday’s Greater Miami Dog Club show.  BIS judge Dr John A Reeve-Newson had his choice of a Black Cocker Spaniel from the Open Bitch class,  Bracon’s Hot Shot At Daystar, the Whippet, CH Bo-Bett Speed Demon, the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman, from the Bred By Exhibitor Dog class the Pekingese, Toryaks CafĂ© Moka, the Chow Chow, GCH CH Kelin's There Can Be Only One TT , and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Equinox Ad Astra.

He chose the country‘s Number Four Dog All Breeds, the Boxer, Scarlett.    Scarlett and handler Diego Fernando Garcia enter the final stretch with 33 BIS.

SUNDAY IN PROVIDENCE RI

GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy

Both the weather and the competition were daunting this weekend at most AKC venues, but exhibitors persevered and treated fanciers to some of the biggest counts of the season.  The Number One Dog in the US, the Pekingese, GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy, punctuated the weekend with a big BIS over Top Ten rivals Sunday at the Eastern Dog Club show in Providence RI. 

Joining Malachy and owner/handler David Fitz Patrick in Norman Kenney’s final were the Irish setter, GCH CH Shadagee Caught Red Handed, the Basenji, GCH CH Wakill Signet Dooney, the Akita, GCH CH Nakodo’s Reign of Glory, the Irish Terrier, GCH CH Fleet St Fenway Fan, the Standard Poodle, GCH  CH Dawin Spitfire, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.

Malachy ends the week with an over 1500 point lead on the rest of the Top Ten.  Big counts next weekend assures that the rankings race will continue to thrill the dog world.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

SUNDAY IN DALLAS TX

GCH CH Saks Hamelot Little Drummer Boy

While most of the Top Ten were scrambling around the eastern seaboard for the last few points of the year,  Texans were enjoying three days of big entries in Dallas.  Today’s Texas Kennel Club show capped a three day, 6000 plus dogs weekend.  The seven who made it to Janet Allen’s final were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, the Saluki, GCH CH Aurora’s Walk This Way, the Mastiff, CH Lazy D's Bonnie Blu, the Smooth Fox Terrier, J’Cobe Broxden The Headliner, the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, GCH LouJon Backroads to Paris , the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Saks Hamelot Little Drummer Boy, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Heart of Gold Power Play.

The dog she chose as her BIS was the Bichon, Drummer.  Drummer and handler Scott Sommer, fresh from last week’s final seven appearance at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, collect their fifth top prize of the year.

SUNDAY IN WINSTON-SALEM NC

GCH CH J’Cobe Kemosae Vigilante Justice

Kenneth Buxton closed the three day stop in Winston-Salem NC for the Forsyth Kennel Club.  His seven vying for the BIS rosette were the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout, the Greyhound, GCH CH GrandCru Clos Erasmus, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Topaz T.R.O.U.B.L.E., the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH J’Cobe Kemosae Vigilante Justice, the Yorkshire Terrier, CH Edgewood’s It’s All About Benjamin, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Chaoyang Take It To The Limit, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Myshara’s Dream Girl.

His BIS was the nation’s Number Two Dog, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH J’Cober Kemosabe Vigilante Justice.  Dodger’s 102nd career BIS puts him right on the heels of the Number One Dog, but then we don’t have all of today’s results in yet, do we?