Friday, March 29, 2013


GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm 
(Photo by Kayla Bertagnolli courtesy of Best In Show Daily)

The biggest points this week are at the Salt City Cluster in Syracuse NY and one dog is making the most of the opportunity.  2012’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, has taken both the BIS at Thursday’s Finger Lakes Kennel Club show and the top prize at today’s North County Kennel Club show.

GCH CH Joval’s Angel’s Whisper

On Thursday Sandra Lex would pick Oakley out of a lineup that included the Borzoi, GCH CH  Greyhaven This Rough Magic SC, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Kenro’s Witching Hour, her Reserve, the Airedale, GCH CH Joval’s Angel’s Whisper, the Yorkshire Terrier, Nicnak’s Second To None, the Keeshond, GCH CH Foxfair Rudy Valentino, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Riverside Get Over It.

GCH CH Kan Sing’s Tenzin

Today David Kittredge preferred Oakley to the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Kan Sing’s Tenzin, the above named Borzoi, the Leonburger, GCH CH  A Feiner Eros, the Parson Russell Terrier, GCH CH  Rag Valley Golden Girl, the Japanese Chin, GCH CH Junley’s Stan The Man Buke, and the GCH CH Hearthside Riveredge Sure Is Summum.

Oakley and handler Phil Booth are holding down the Number three All Breed Spot with 12 BIS this year.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare 
(Photo by Krista Droop courtesy of Best In Show Daily)

Our Number Two Dog All Breeds spent the week in Raleigh NC competing in the Tarheel Cluster’s five all breed shows.  Check our archives for reports on the first three shows.

GCH CH Kenro’s Witching Hour 
(Photo by Gay Glazbrook)

Susan Godek had the judge’s book for Saturday’s Raleigh Kennel Club final.  The seven dogs hoping to get a share the big rosette and the 1500 point pay day were the Irish setter, GCH CH Northwood’s First Reign, the American Foxhound, GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Kenro’s Witching Hour, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Joval’s Angel’s Whisper, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, the American Eskimo Dog, GCH CH Nuuktok's Atka Inukshuk, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Allure at Wyndstar. 

She would go with the smallest and largest among them, making the MinPin, Classie, her Best and the Giant, Dora, her Reserve.   Classie is the US’ Number Two Dog All Breeds with 14 BIS this year.

GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box

In Sunday’s Fayetteville Kennel Club final Dr John Reeve-Newson would see five of Saturday’s finalists along with the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin’s Hearts on Fire, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Wolf Creek Galaxy Of Merivern.  Saturday’s bridesmaid became Sunday’s bride as the Giant, Dora, took home the big rosette and all those points, while another lovely lady, the Foxhound, Jewel, left with the runner-up ribbon.  Dora is currently AKC’s Number One Giant Schnauzer and Number Six Working Dog with two BIS in six final appearances this year.


GCH CH Vin-Melca's The Norseman

The Oakland Kennel Club was up Saturday  in Vallejo CA and Dorothy MacDonald took over the final ring.  The seven she greeted were 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 Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, the Pekingese, CH Oakhill’s Caught Red Handed, the Bichon Frise, GCHCH PaRay’s Power & Privilege, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Zottels Shaggy Star.

GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky 
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

Her BIS was the Elkhound, Erik.  Her RBIS was the Wire Fox, Sky.  Erik, handled by the most celebrated breeder/owner in AKC history, Pat Trotter is only shown on a limited basis, but still managed to finish 2012 as the country’s Number One Norwegian Elkhound with three BIS and 18 Hound Groups.  Saturday’s win was his first of 2013 in five final appearances.  Congratulations to Pat, co-breeder Vicki L Vermillion and co-owner Jennifer Reed.

CH Montrose Fire On The Runway

James Noe had the closer for the OKC and the company of the same Field Spaniel, the Harrier, GCH CH Downhome Hi-Tech Innovator, the Samoyed, Glacier's Goddess of Fire, the Wire, Sky, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Brackley My Amazing Warrior, the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Gunther’s Gussied Up Edna, and the Australian Shepherd, CH Montrose Fire On The Runway.

Best went to the country’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Wire Fox, Sky.  Reserve went to the Aussie, Fire.  The win was Sky’s third of the four show stop and her 13th of the year.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse 
(Photo courtesy of Best In Show Daily)

Exhibitors from all over the Northeast gathered in Edison NJ this past week for three days with the New Brunswick Kennel Club and the Bronx County Kennel Club.  You can read about Friday’s NBKC show here.

GCH CH Banbury Bedrock Bright Star Bright 
(Photo courtesy of Best In Show Daily)

The NBKC did it again on Saturday with judge Paula Nykiel in the final ring.  The seven hoping to take home one of the top awards were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Legacy Random Titleist, the Afghan Hound, CH Exlysta Aries Ciel Noir, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse, the Colored Bull Terrier, GCH CH Banbury Bedrock Bright Star Bright, the Maltese, GCH CH Ta-Jon’s Pawsitively Pawparazzi, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Diva’s Bastille My Heart, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Devinwood A Perfect Stranger.

Her BIS was the PWD, Matisse, and her RBIS was the Bull Terrier, Yum Yum.  It was the second big rosette of the set for Matisse and his seventh of the year.

CH An Garda Deju Vu Looking At You

Judge Minna-Liisa Koltes would get a whole new seven for her BCKC final on Sunday, the Field Spaniel, CH Sandscape Pardon Me Boys, the Basenji, CH Klassic's Slam Dunk, the Samoyed, GCH CH McMagic's Candie Ham Of Pebbles Run, the American Staffordshire Terrier, CH An Garda Deju Vu Looking At You, the Pekingese, GCH CH Yakee Easily Persuaded, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Vogelflight’s “Honor” to Pillowtalk, and the Belgian Sheepdog, CH  Morningstar's All That Jazz Ma'am.

GCH CH Vogelflight’s “Honor” to Pillowtalk
(Photo courtesy of Best In Show Daily) 
Her top two were the AmStaff, Flash, and the Bichon, Honor.  It’s the first BIS for the two year old AmStaff.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Evelyn Heath, co-breeder Renato Paco Zanoia and handler Christian P Berg.


GCH CH Alpine’s Highwayman

If there is a more unfairly maligned breed in AKC than the American Staffordshire Terrier, we don’t know what it is.  We wish more of the public would make it to an AKC show and meet some of the AmStaffs we see, the vast majority of which are sweet, loving animals.  One of the breed's most successful ambassadors, GCH CH Alpine’s Highwayman, was in Anchorage AK this weekend, picking up back2back BIS at the Tanana Valley Kennel Club and the Alaska Kennel Club shows. Sunday's win was Jelly's 27th career BIS, tying the breed record.
Joining Jelly and breeder/owner/handler Ed Thomason in Darryl Vice’s BIS ring on Saturday were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Willowbrook At Harvard, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, CH Studios Coldfoot Campaign By Freedom SC, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Tamarak’s Just Jammin, the Maltese, CH Maltangel Heavenly Vision, the Standard Poodle, CH Brighton Meadow At Lakeridge, and the RBIS, the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Melody Hit The Jackpot PT.

Sunday Jelly would return to see Gloria Kerr, along with the  same Rhodesian,  Maltese, & Standard Poodle, the Reserve winner, the Labrador Retriever, GCH CH Double Dutch Raised On Rock N’ Roll, the Newfoundland, CH Black Watch’s Timbucktoo RN, the Rough Collie, CH  Highcroft Hush Hush.

The first AmStaff to win a Grand Champion title, Jelly can also boast five Limited Breed BIS and 15 Bests In Specialty Show, including the 2010 and 2011 Staffordshire Terrier Club of America national specialties.  Our congratulations to Ed, breeders Karen Thomason, D Nechemias, & L Claus, and owners Zane Smith & Karen Thomason.