Saturday, January 7, 2012


GCH CH Sporting Fields Bahama Sands

Frank Sabella was in FL to kick off the show season in the Sunshine State For the Greater Daytona Dog Fanciers Association.  The seven dogs making their first final of the rear were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Tender Is The Night, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Bahama Sands, the Great Dane, GCH CH Longo Miler n Lore Diamond Lil, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Heritage Mickey Devine of Kilgawny, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, the Bicon Frise, CH Glenleigh Gangs 'n Roses, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Sporting Fields Heiress HSAS.

His BIS was the Whippet, Tawny.  Tawny wrapped up last year with 14 all breed big rosettes & 65 Hound Group wins.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Dionne Butts, co-breeder Jesse Martin, and owner Jane Cooney Waterhouse.

Friday, January 6, 2012


GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Austin Powers

Tallmadge OH joined the new dog show year with the Columbiana County Kennel Club's all breed show. Peter Green's final showcased the Weimaraner, GCH CH Northwood's Send Money Honey, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Whirlaways Ida Belle's a Ringing, the Great Pyrenees, Saddle Ridge Power of Won, the SkyeTerrier, CH Of Skyeline's Captain Hook, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Austin Powers, the Standard Poodle, CH Hillwood Dassin Rock On By, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Quiche's Grand Finale. 

Taking home the first all breed BIS was the Shih Tzu, Austin.  Austin & breeder/handler Luke Erlicht finished 2011 with five BIS & 57 Toy Groups.  Congratulations to Luke, co-breeder Diane Ericht, and owners Joe & Roberta Walton. 


GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore

There have been the occasional Palm Springs week when the weather wasn't perfect, but yesterday wasn't one of them.  Today was the day for the Desert Empire Terrier Club of Southern California, the Toy Dog Breeders Association of Southern California, & the Sand to Sea Non-Sporting Association of Southern California limited breed shows and a plethora of local Specialty shows.

While we did spend most of the day enjoying the hospitality of DETCSC Show Chair, Dr John Low, we ducked out late in the afternoon to catch the SSNSASC Group judging.  Dr Jerry Klein Group winner, was the Standard Poodle, GGCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, handled beautifully by Taffee McFadden for Tim Brazier.  Rounding out the placements were the Bulldog, GCH CH Itsa Brix, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH PaRay's Power & Privelege, and the French Bulldog, GCH CH LeBull Wooly Bully.

Ally & Tim started their 2011 campaign with an all breed BIS here in Palm Springs.  We think it's just as lovely the second time around.