Saturday, March 23, 2013

ONE & TWO TAKE TWO



GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare
 (Photo by Rhonda Cassidy) 

Our Top Two Dogs All Breeds are both having a very good week. Yesterday, the nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, picked up her second consecutive BIS in Vallejo CA where she is in the middle of a four day set.  Today the country’s Number Two Dog, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, Day picked up her second consecutive BIS in Raleigh NC where she has now completed four shows.

GCH CH Kenro’s Witching Hour 
(Photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Joining Classie and owner/handler Armando Angelbello in Susan Godek’s final ring at today’s Raleigh Kennel Club show were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Northwinds First Reign, the American Foxhound, GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box, the Reserve winner, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Kenro’s Witching Hour, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Joval’s Angel’s Whisper, the American Eskimo Dog, GCH CH Nuuktok’s Atka Inukshuk, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Allure at Wyndstar.

Classie now has 14 BIS this year, the most of any dog in the US this season. 

BIRTHDAY BIS



GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky

Out in Vallejo CA, the country’s Number One Dog, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, gave handler Gabriel Rangel the perfect birthday gift, a BIS at yesterday’s San Mateo Kennel Club show.

GCH CH Promenade's Pay It Forward

Joining Sky and Gabriel in Joe Tacker’s final were the RBIS, the Field Spaniel, GCH CH Promenade's Pay It Forward, the Norwegian Elkhound, GCH CH Vin-Melca's The Norseman, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Chancellor Flirt's High Flyin' Gladiator, the Japanese Chin, GCH CH Victory’s Spencer, the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Gunther’s Gussied Up Edna, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Take Aim's Playing For Gryffindor.

The win, Sky’s second of the set & 12th of the year, leaves her better than 5500 points ahead of the field.

EDISON NY DAY ONE



 
GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse 
(Photo by Alexis Dilow)

The Big Apple Sporting Society, the all toy dog Progressive Dog Club, the Non-Sporting Group Club Of The Garden State, and the Herding Group Association of New Jersey, all got a head start Thursday on the all breed action in Edison NJ.  On Friday the rest of the groups joined Ron Menaker for his final at the New Brunswick Kennel Club’s opener.

GCH CH Banbury Bedrock Bright Star Bright

The seven who made it to the BIS ring were the English Springer Spaniel, Legacy Random Titleist, the Saluki, GCH CH Bay Watch Babe Von Agrani, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse, the Colored Bull Terrier, GCH CH Banbury Bedrock Bright Star Bright, the Havanese, GCH CH Harbor’s Sky-Blue Pink, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Vogelflight’s “Honor” to Pillowtalk, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Devinwood’s A Perfect Stranger.

His BIS was the country’s Number One Working Dog, the Portie, Matisse.  His RBIS was the Bull Terrier, Yum Yum.   Matisse and handler Michael Scott have been on a tear since their Group One win at last month’s Westminster Kennel Club show.  They have collected six BIS in 19 final appearances this year.  Good enough to make Matisse the Number Four Dog All Breeds.

Friday, March 22, 2013

TARHEEL CLUSTER DAY THREE




GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare

In Raleigh NC today it was the Durham Kennel Club’s turn to host and Lorraine Boutwell’s turn to pick a BIS and RBIS.  The seven hoping to get one of the top two awards were the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop’s Riley on Fire, the American Foxhound, GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Tiburon Ariel Bella Donna, the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Yarrow Venerie Ticket to Ride, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, the Bulldog, GCH CH Only Billy Bailey, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Wolf Creek Galaxy of Merivern.

GCH CH Yarrow Venerie Ticket to Ride

The BIS, and the big points, went to the MinPin, Classie.  The Reserve ribbon went to the Norfolk, Ryder.  The win, Classie’s 13th this year, put’s the nation’s Number Two Dog All Breeds a little closer to Number One.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

DAY ONE IN VALLEJO CA



GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

James Fredericksen was in Vallejo CA for today’s San Mateo Kennel Club show, the first of four shows in the Vintage Cluster, an homage to the nearby Wine Country.

The seven dogs he saw were the Field Spaniel, GCH CH Promenade's Pay It Forward, the Norwegian Elkhound, GCH CH Vin-Melca's The Norseman, the Newfoundland, GCH CH Windhaven She's The Real Cruz-Penelope, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, the Havanese, GCH CH Oeste’s Flit’n with an Outlaw, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Penndragon Owain, and the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Take Aim's Playing For Gryffindor.

GCH CH Oeste’s Flit’n with an Outlaw

Best went to the nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Wire Fox, Sky, while the Reserve, went to the Havanese, Feliz.  Sky continues to extend her lead over the field with her 11th big rosette of the year.