Saturday, October 29, 2011


GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction
(Photo  by Adriano)

Over 1200 dogs were entered at today’s Delaware Ohio Kennel Club show in, where else, Delaware OH.   Dorothy Dalton’s line up today featured the Gordon Setter, CH Buteo’s Midnight Silence, the Pharaoh Hound, Mia-Bakhu Conspiracy Theory V Hallam Rottweiler, GCH CH Andel’s Steeler Nation, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Meadowlake Simply Sinful, the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH Loujon Backroads to Paris, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Babheim’s Captain Crunch.

Her BIS was the magnificent black Poodle, London.  The non show going Poodle often lacks appreciation for exhibition Poodles but we are convinced that if they could meet London, they would become converts.  Handler Ann Rairigh has lead London to 25 BIS & 70 Non Sporting Group first places.  Well done!


GCH CH Mt View's Ripsnorter Silver Charm
(Photo by Lisa Croft Elliott)

 An early winter storm has interrupted the planned dog show calendar along the east cost of the US this weekend.  The Middleburg Kennel Club’s two shows in Leesburg VA were cancelled after the show grounds were transformed into an icy mud puddle.

However Mary Anne Brocious’  final at today’s Queensboro Kennel Club in West Springfield MA was indoors.  The seven she saw were the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, the Pharaoh Hound, DC Hallam’s Ethan Ramel MC, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CG D’s Devil wears Prada, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Maverston’s Double Dutch, the Toy Fox Terrier, Barbary Rough ‘n Ready, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Firetown’s Out of the Blue, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.

Best today was the GWP, Oakley.  Oakley and handler Phil Booth have been doing a lot of winning lately collecting four of their six BIS this year in the last 60 days.  There is a winter storm warning still in effect for tomorrows QKC show, but New England exhibitors are a tough lot and we expect the show will go on.. 

Friday, October 28, 2011


GCH CH Knolland Amber Moon
(Derek Glas)

Norm Kenney opened our lone three day cluster this week in Sioux Falls SD with the day one final of the Sioux Empire Kennel Club.  Among his finalists were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova, the Pharaoh Hound, GCH CH Northgate's As You Like It, the Kuvasz, GCH CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Pence, the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Max-Well’s Red Apple, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Knolland Amber Moon, the Standard Poodle, CH Barbican High Maintenance, and the Rough Collie, CH Wyndlair Cherokee Vindication.

It was the Griff, Lainey, copping the first final of the set.  Lainey & Suzy Kipp now have seven all breed Bests this year, three in the last five weeks.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


GCH CH Lambluv Gambolon Blue Thunder
(Photo by Infocubymiguel)

Everything comes to he who waits and we have been waiting for a while for these results from Springfield IL.

The big news is the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv Gambolon Blue Thunder, went home with the hat trick, three of the four big rosettes offered this past weekend.  At Friday’s Mattoon Kennel Club showed Elvis impressed Paula Hartinger more than the Brittany, GCH CH Star Flight Jumpin Jack Flash RN OAJ OA, the Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Soletrader Bjorn Borg, the Bullmastiff, GCH CH Newcastle's Picturesque Picasso, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Waybrooke Broxden Turning Tanner, the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH Loujon Backroads To Paris, or the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset's Satisfaction, did.

Saturday Elvis and breeder/owner/handler Jere Marder was Elliott Weiss’ pick over the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Summits Emery Its In The Bag, the Saluki, GCH CH Sandstorm Blue Nile Bubbles Of Jatara, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Cambria’s Must Be Fate, the above named Smooth Fox, the Long Coat Chihuahua GCH CH Kokura Yama JP Emiro, and the aforementioned Poodle.

Sunday W Everett Dean Jr chose Elvis and not the previously named Golden, PBGV, or Standard Poodle, nor the Newfoundland, CH Windhaven's Here's A Story, Border Terrier, GCH CH Meadowlake Simply Sinful, or Toy Fox Terrier, CH Prairie Farm Angel Eyes.

The big weekend leaves Elvis as the Number Four Herding dog with eight all breed Bests and a very impressive 70 Herding Group top prizes.

GCH CH Jasets Satisfaction
(Photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

However, Monday,  at the ICKC day two show Elvis would watch  the Standard Poodle, London,  prevail in his fourth final appearance of the set.  Rounding out Kathleen Grosso’s final were the English Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Majestic’s Keeping the drama, the Pharaoh Hound, GCH CH Northgate’s As You Like It, the Rottweiler Precious Gems Clark Kent RE, the Smooth Fox making his third appearance, and the Pomeranian, CH Char’s Secret Obsession.

London & handler Ann Rairigh are currently sitting in the Number Nine Dog All Breeds spot and are likely to maintain a Top Ten presence for the rest of the year with 24 BIS & 69 Non-Sporting Group First.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Horace Greeley

We have a somewhat abbreviated schedule this week with our dog show emphasis shifting from the northern part of the US to the South & West.  If you live in the Northeast, your show options will be a weekend in West Springfield MA with the Queensboro Kennel Club, or a weekend in Delaware OH with the hometown Delaware Ohio Kennel Club.

Your choices are more plentiful in the South whether it be two in Leesburg VA hosted by the Middleburg Kennel Club, two in Marietta GA courtesy of  the Kennesaw Kennel Club, or a real vacation in beautiful Bayamon PR partying with the Ponce Kennel Club & the Caribe Kennel Club for four days starting tomorrow.  Our options in the Mid-South & Southwest are the Saline County Kennel Club Of Arkansas twofer in Benton AR  and the Travis County Kennel Club’s double header in Austin TX.

Fanciers will spend another long weekend in South Dakota, this time in Sioux City, where the Sioux Empire Kennel Club is doing three all breed shows starting Friday.  West Coast exhibitors follow the big week in Northern California with the Vancouver Kennel Club’s two in Ridgefield WA, the Sacramento Valley Dog Fanciers Association’s two in Dixon CA, and the Kennel Club Of Riverside’s two in Perris CA.

So whether you opt for fun in the sun in Puerto Rico or follow Horace Greeley’s advice and go west,  you can have a great time at an AKC dog show this week.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


GCH CH Taji’s Klassic Lil Black Dress SC

The  Del Valle Dog Club Of Livermore wrapped up it’s two big shows yesterday with a couple of fresh faces posting BIS.

On Sunday Anne Katona chose the Basenji, GCH CH Taji’s Klassic Lil Black Dress SC, as her Best over the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, the Boxer, GCH CH R and G’s Mystical Dancer, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Slyfox Sneaks A Peek, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Cashnross First Grff Tina Fey, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Rainedance written in Stone CD PT AX ACJ.

Nearing her fifth birthday, Lil, just returned to the show ring after a year long hiatus.  She has since won the Evergreen Basenji Club’s specialty in August and copped a Group 2 at the All Hound Club of Bellingham in September.  This was the first Group One & first all breed Best for Lil.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Katie Campbell and co-breeders Sue Kite & Jeffrey Gillespie.

CH Hatch Tillie de la Salsa

On Monday, Mary Ann Alston’s BIS was the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Hatch Tillie de la Salsa.   She might have chosen the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Otein Cap'N Jack Sparrow, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Mahali Arriva Meadowlark, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Caryola’s Antigua, the above named Smooth Fox, the Pug, GCH CH Caper’s Sirius Endeavor, or the aforementioned Standard Poodle, but she didn’t.

Two year old Hatch has appeared in six finals this year, all in the last three months.  This is his first BIS.  Congratulations to breeders Judith Abramsohn & John Thompson MD, owners Terry & Penny Peterson, Linda Haskell, & Judy Kasper, and handler Larry Fenner.

Monday, October 24, 2011


GCH CH Silveroaks First & Foremost

The Rapid City Kennel Club also hosted four shows this past week in their South Dakota hometown.  You can read about Thursday’s show here.

On Friday it was Don Rogers in the final ring with the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Darkover’s Don’t Dream It’s Over, the Pharaoh Hound, GCH CH Northgate’s As You Like It, the Bernese Mountain Dog, GCH CH Alpenspirit’s Who‘s On First, the Australian Terrier, Nellyson‘s Mr. Don‘t Skip The Zip, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Knolland Amber Moon, the American Eskimo Dog, GCH CH Silveroaks First & Foremost, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Rocheuses Me and My Shadow of Cornus.

It was the Eskimo Dog, Primo, picking up the back2back BIS, his fourth of the year.

GCH CH Northgate’s As You Like It
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

Saturday’s Col Joe Purkhiser saw two new dogs, the Kuvasz, GCH CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Pence, and the Border Terrier, GCH CH Meadowlake Whistler at Amberly, along with the above named Springer, Pharaoh, Griff, Eskimo, & Bouvier.  The one he thought Best was the Number One Pharaoh Hound in AKC history, Qing.  The Swedish Import has broken every record for his breed since arriving in the US two years ago and he seems far from finished.  This win was his 31 BIS of the year.  He finished the weekend with his 100th Hound Group First.  That leaves us breathless.

GCH CH Rocheuses Me and My Shadow of Cornus

Charlotte McGowan had the final final in Rapid City and her pick of  the previously seen Kuvasz, Griff, & Bouvier, the  Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH West Star Seamus Gunnar MCB, the Greyhound, GCH CH Chaparral Isle of Skye, and the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Kuhl Breeze Lil Less Talk.

The one that impressed her was the Bouvier, Casper.  Casper is the winningest Bouvier in the US with six all breed Bests.


GCH CH Max-Well’s Rainbow
(Photo by Derek Glas)

Belton TX hosted four all breed shows.  Check our archives for the results on Thursday & Friday.  On Saturday it was Elizabeth Muthard in the final ring for the Bell County Kennel Club.  Presenting their best were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Thaon’s Mowgli, the Boxer, CH Cantermar Port Au Prince, the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Max-Well’s Rainbow, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Tamarin Top Banana, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Sunclipse Mystique, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Briarwood’s Copyright.

It was the three year old Norfolk bitch picking up her first BIS.  Our congratulations to breeders/owners Barbara Miller & Susan Kipp, owner Kathleen Kopack & handlers Jorge & Susie Olivera.

GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction
(Photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

James Ham shut down the four day stay with the BCKC’s day two final.  He saw the same Cocker, Norfolk, & Affenpinscher, the American Foxhound, CH Kiarry's Back In The Saddle, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Horizon’s Evangeline, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Chaoyang Chick Magnet At Asia, and the Pembroke welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Pennant.

His Best?  AKC’s Best, the Number One Dog All Breeds, the Cocker, Beckham.  Beckham and handlers Michael & Linda Pitts are sprinting to the finish line with his 55th BIS of the year and his sixth of the month.


GCH CH Devon Lady Semper Fi
(Photo by Lisa Croft Elliott)

Our next report comes in from Lawton OK and the Lawton Dog Fanciers Association where the Border Terrier, GCH CH Devon Lady Semper Fi, scampered away with both of the BIS.  On Saturday Hazel & handler Erin Roberts were tested by the Irish Setter, GCH CH Herihunda’s Table for One, the Harrier, CH Pacific’ He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Olympia Bikini Wax V Promise, the Pug, GCH CH Kngz Barney Rubble at Puggapoohs, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Lionheart’s Thumbs Up!, and the GermanShepherd Dog, CH Hedileberg’s Oklahoma Natashac, before winning Jon Cole‘s favor.

Sunday Hazel was back to see BIS judge Joe Gregory with the same Irish Setter, Pug, & GSD, along with the Basenji, GCH CH Signet Meisterhaus Gossip Girl , the Standard Schnauzer, CH Dreams of Falcons V Korppret, & the Schipperke, GCH CH Dante’s Fire When Ready HOF.

It’s the second BIS this year for Hazel and Erin.


GCH CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman

Atlanta GA was the place to be this week if you were looking for majors and ranking enhancing big points.  The Douglasville Kennel Club Of Georgia opened the three all breed set and finished up the day with Lee Canalizo’s final.  Hoping to collect more than 1500 points were the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, GCH CH Fireside’s Spontaneous Combustion, the Greyhound, GCH CH GrandCru Erasmus, the Great Dane, GCH CH DRD’s The Revelation, the winner of Thursday’s Atlanta Terrier Club show, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman, the winner of Thursday’s Greater Atlanta Toy Dog Association show, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, the Lhasa Apso, GCH CH Ta Se Bon James Bond, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Rumpus Bumpus.

Day one was one for the record books as judge Canalizo’s BIS was the 37th career win for the Skye, Buddy, breaking a record that has stood for 40 plus years.  Buddy is the most consistent Terrier in the US with 98 Terrier Groups this year alone, nearly twice the number of any other Terrier.  Our congratulations to breeders Eugene Z Zaphiris & Matthew H Stander, owners Carolyn Koch & Victor Malzoni Jr, and handler Larry Cornelius.

GCH CH GrandCru Erasmus

The Atlanta Kennel Club took center stage on Saturday and asked Dr John Reeve-Newson to choose his best of the above named WPG,  Greyhound, Skye, &MinPin, the Neapolitan Mastiff, CH Otello Bruto, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Spotlight's Ruffian, the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Myshara’s Dream Girl.  He chose the Greyhound, Era.  Era and breeder/owner/handler Rindi Gaudet have had a great run collecting 26 all breed BIS over the last three seasons, seven this year.

GCH CH Dalarno Nite Song At Morningstar

The Newnan Kennel Club closed it out on Sunday with Nicola Imbimbo in the final ring with the aforementioned WPG, Great Dane, Skye & MinPin, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Field’s Bahama Sands, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Bandog Bayous The Warrior, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Dalarno Nite Song At Morningstar.

Taking home the big rosette and nearly 2000 points was the Corgi, Spencer.  It’s the sixth of the year for Spencer and handler Frank Murphy, two this month. 


GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream
(Photo  by Infocusbymiguel)

Yesterday in the South Jersey town of Buena NJ, the South Jersey Kennel Club wrapped up the three day weekend with Charles Olvis’ star studded final.  They were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Evergreen Good Intentions, the Irish Wolfhound, CH Desert Dune at Curiann, the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Castle Rock's Sbigstaff Mad About You, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari, the Xoloitzcuintli, GCH CH Bayshore Georgio Armani, and the Belgian Tervuren, CH Char-Mar’s Chosen One.

He chose the nation’s Number Three Dog all Breeds, the Boxer, Scarlett.  Scarlett’s 30 BIS & 80 Working Groups include some of the biggest shows of the season and have earned her the title of Number One Working Dog.


GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins

We will start our Monday Morning Mop Up in West Springfield MA  where Roberta Davies had the closing final.   She chose her Best of the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Signature Of Telltale CD RN, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Langrigg Str of the Stage, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH D’s Devil Wears Prada, the Lakeland Terrier, CH Larkspur Acadia Save Me A Spot, the Pug, GCH CH Foursquare I'll Be A Shostopa Tu,  the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Surrey Sugar Baby, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.

It was the Beardie, Roy, taking home his second BIS of the set.  Roy and handler Cliff Steele now have 20 BIS this year and Herding Group leading 90 Group Ones.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


GCH CH Miletree Northern Star at Shirmont
(Photo by Karen Evasuik)

The day two show of the Platte Valley Kennel Club Of Fremont, Nebraska capped a very successful four days of shows in Lincoln NE.

Virginia Lyne’s was as tough as the prior three days with the American Water Spaniel, CH Waterway Game Crk Hot Diggity, the Whippet, GCH CH Starline’s Chanel, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Gallants First & Foremost V Ciden, the Parson Russell Terrier, CH Posey Canyon No Brainer!, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Miletree Northern  the Star at Shirmont, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hot N Spicy, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, CH Claymore’s Madame Butterfly, all vying for attention.

Her BIS was the Cavalier, Teddy.  Teddy and handler Clint Livingston now have seven all breed Bests, two this month.


GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley On Fire

June Penta closed the weekend in Cumberland MD for the Upper Potomac Valley Kennel Club today.  The final final seven were the Irish Water Spaniel, CH Whistlestop’s Riley On Fire, the Scottish Deerhound, CH Foxcliffe Enchanted Evening, the Saint Bernard, GCH  CH Jamelle’s Aristocrat V Elba, the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Cracknor‘s Cross the Ts, the Papillon, GCH CH Lafford Fly Me Too Farleybane, the Bulldog, GCH CH Lefox Merry Wanna, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Babheim’s Captain Crunch.

It was the young Irish Water Spaniel bitch, Riley, taking home her first BIS.  About the only thing we can tell you about this girl is that she is the daughter of GCH CH Poole's Ide Got Water RN, who has been the Number One Irish Water Spaniel in the US for the last three years.  Father & daughter are now the only two Irish Water Spaniels to win a Best In Show this year.  Congratulations to breeders Colleen McDaniel & Stacy J Duncan, owners Tom Urban & Bethany Urban.  We hope to have a photo for you soon.