Saturday, June 1, 2013


GCH CH Vogelflight’s “Honor”

As we give you these results from last week’s  Seminole Kennel Club and Mid-Continent Kennel Club Of Tulsa shows in Tulsa OK, we take a moment to send our prayers and thoughts to the residents of Moore OK and the Oklahoma City metro area.  We occasionally get tornadoes here in Memphis, but nothing like they do in the Great Plains.

The SKC hosted days one & two and started with judge David Krogh mulling over the Irish setter, GCH CH  Bellary N Beaubriar Dazzler, the Borzoi, CH Promises Crown Jewel Nicholas, the Boxer, GCH CH Winfall I Dream of Style, the Staffordshire Bull terrier, GCH CH Cumhill Hellraiser, the Maltese, Affair White Star Of Eternity, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Vogelflight’s “Honor” to Pillowtalk, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Aubrey’s Tails of Mystery.  Day one belonged to the Bichon, Honor, and the Boxer, Macey.  It would be the first of two BIS that Honor and handler Lisa Bettis would collect over the weekend.

GCH CH Winfall I Dream of Style 
(Photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

At the SKC’s day two show Dr Sophia Kaluzniacki would also go with Macey and Honor, making the Boxer BIS and the Bichon RBIS.  Rounding out her final were the Pointer, CH Chesterhope State Of T Art, the Saluki, GCH CH Sandstorm Blue Nile Bubbles of Jatara, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Sayo's Jai Ho,  the Havanese, CH Peluito's Papi Chulo, and the returning Corgi, Libby.  Macey handler Michael Shepherd now have four BIS and 22 Working Groups this year, good enough to make Macey the Number One Boxer and the Number Seven Working Dog.

GCH CH Aubrey’s Tails of Mystery

At the MKCT’s day one show on Sunday Espen Engh would prefer Honor to the previously seen Corgi, Libby, whom he preferred to the previously seen Pointer, Miley, the Whippet, CH Harmony Midnight Lace At Aeolus JC, the Boxer, Macey, the aforementioned StaffyBull, Ollie, and the returning Havanese, Papi.  Honor is the country’s Number One Bichon and Number Three Non-Sporting Dog with seven BIS in 32 final appearances.

The seven dogs who stayed all the way to the end at Monday’s closer were the Pointer, Miley, the now familiar Saluki, Bubbles, the Boxer, Macey, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Skyscots Texas Hold’Em, the Italian Greyhound, GCH CH Voici Where there’s Smoke There’s Fire, the Bichon, Honor, and the Corgi, Libby.  Peter Green’s BIS was the Corgi, Libby, and his RBIS, was the Bichon, Honor.  Libby is the US’ Number One Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Number Two Herding Dog with five BIS and 25 Herding groups.


CH Rios Fino Monster

Our next stop is in St Peter MN where the Key City Kennel Club hosted two shows last weekend.  Saturday’s final featured judge James Reynolds and the Labrador Retriever, GCH CH Tande Grand Finale, the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Hundeleben Live And Let Live SL, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Rios Fino Monster, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Epochs Time Bandit, the Pug, CH Belaire’s Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, the Dalmatian, CH Folklore Celtic Crossfire Trail, and the Rough Collie, CH Highcroft A Grateful Heart.

The two he liked were the Doberman, Patton, and the Pug, Gibbs.  It’s the first AKC BIS for Patton who holds titles in several countries.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Karen & Kayla Beskau, owner Charlsie Haynor, and handler Dave A Slattum.

CH Belaire’s Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Patton and Gibbs would be back on Sunday to plead their case with Shirley Limoges.  Joining them were the Flat-Coated Retriever, GCH CH Heirborn Moor Bang For The Buck, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Kryslaurs Blueprint Carbon Copy, the above named Airedale & Dalmatian, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Ninebark Silver Buttons. 

Judge Limoges would like the same two, but would place them the other way round, with the Pug, Gibbs, BIS and the Doberman, Patton, RBIS.  It’s also Gibb’s first BIS.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Elizabeth Sedlak and handler Doug Huffman.

Friday, May 31, 2013


GCH CH Willow Ridges Risky Business

People elsewhere in the country tend to think all of Illinois is a group of Chicago suburbs.   A visit to Bloomington IL for the four shows hosted by the Illinois Valley Kennel Club Of Peoria and the Corn Belt Kennel Club would dispel that myth.

GCH CH Stargazr'n Wingfield Time Will Tell

The IVKCP opened the set on Friday with Douglas Taylor choosing the Best In Show and Reserve.  The seven he saw that first day were the English Setter, GCH CH Stargazr'n Wingfield Time Will Tell, the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Hundeleben Queens Amada SL, the Mastiff, GCH CH Willow Ridges Risky Business, the Colored Bull Terrier, Yoeckydoes Kissproof, the Pomeranian, CH Char's Hotter than Hot, the Lowchen, GCH CH Laser Kiji No Way No How, and the Australian Shepherd, Kui Talk To Me.

Getting the early encouragement were the Mastiff, Kruz, and the Setter, Trevor.  It’s the second BIS this year for Kruz and handler Colette Livingston and their first of two at the stop.

Yoeckydoes Kissproof

Saturday Kruz would return for a second shot at a BIS, but judge Lorraine Boutwell would go with the above named Bull Terrier, and the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire.  Rounding out the hopefuls were the Curly-Coated Retriever, GCH CH Clarion's Blackberry Bramble, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner’s International Space Station at Honidge, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, CH Sandy Babe’s Tradewinds As Ever, and the Old English Sheepdog, Lambluv’s Lady Godiva.

GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire

It’s the first BIS for the 21 month old Bull Terrier from the Open Dog class, Willie.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Heike Knockaert and handler Marcy Bankus.

Sunday, Kruz would pick up his second BIS of the set and the English Setter, Trevor would get his second RBIS of the set.  Judge Eva Berg’s five other options were the  Whippet, GCH CH Starline's Oxford Victim Of Love, the Pug, GCH CH Moonstruck's In The Pocket, the previously seen Lowchen, Howard, and the Bearded Collie, CH Ha'Penny Mirimar The Fab Fawn.

GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici 
(Photo by Julie Ward)

Betty Regina Leininger would bring it home for the CBKC on Monday with the English Setter, Trevore, the aforementioned Bloodhound, Rocketman, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici, the Russell Terrier, CH Rivendell’s Tinker Toy, the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Dejavu I Want'a Talk About Me, the Chinese Shar-Pei, CH R-Lee Sparkle Plenty, and the Belgian Sheepdog, GCH CH Bonnthy mes Keepn It Real At Devine Hsas.

GCH CH Flessner’s International Space Station at Honidge

Her Best was the Doberman, FiFi, and her Reserve was the Bloodhound, Rocketman.  FiFi is taking it easy after finishing 2012 as the Number Three Dog All Breeds.  However, she is still holding down a Top twenty ranking with eight BIS and 23 Working Groups this year.


GCH CH Pine Hills Payday Of Hayshill
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

When we lived in Brooklyn NY, Memorial Day weekends were spent in New Jersey with the Monmouth County Kennel Club.  These days the weekend has evolved into the four day Atlantic Shore Memorial Classic.  The lineup this year included the Staten Island Kennel Club, the Monmouth County Kennel Club, the Plainfield Kennel Club, and the Union County Kennel Club.   We told you that the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Dawnglo Knight Rider, at the SIKC’s opener onFriday.  Here’s a look at the remaining three shows.

GCH CH Kan Sings Tenzin

Saturday’s MCKC Best In Show carried the most points and it was hotly contested by the Irish Setter, GCH CH Cairncross Concierge With Tullane, the American Foxhound, GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box, the Samoyed, GCH CH McMagics Candy Ham Of Pebbles’Run, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Crispy Legacy, the Pug, GCH CH Riversongs Doc Holiday, the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Kan Sings Tenzin, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Pine Hills Payday Of Hayshill.

Walter Pinsker’s BIS was the GSD, Solo, and his RBIS, the Tibbie, Tenzin.  It’s the first for Solo this year in seven final appearances.

GCH CH Crispy Legacy

Up next was the PKC who put Carlos Quinones in the final ring with the aforementioned Black Cocker, Foxhound, Sammie, & Wire Fox, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Smash Jp Sakura, the French Bulldog, Diva's Bastille My Heart, and the GSD, solo.  Judge Quinones would go with the Wire, Sparky, and the Toy Poodle, Sakura as his Best and Reserve.  The Swedish born Wire now has seven BIS and 11 Terrier Groups.

GCH CH Smash Jp Sakura
(Photo by Krista Droop)

Malcom Moore had the closer for the Union County Kennel Club on Monday.  The seven that stayed to the end were the Black Cocker, Kitt, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Exlysta Aries Ciel Noir, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Snowmist's Quicksilver Speigas, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Joval Angel’s Wispa, the Toy Poodle, Sakura, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Mikamoto, and the Shetland Sheepdog, Mercury's Scene Stealer.

GCH CH Dawnglo Knight Rider

Taking home the last big rosette of the stop was the Poodle, Sakura, while the Cocker, Kitt collected a Reserve ribbon to go with his early BIS.

Thursday, May 30, 2013


GCH CH Kenro’s Witching Hour

We now return to Kalamazoo MI, one of the two sites this past week that hosted five all breed shows.  When we last visited the Western Michigan Apple Blossom Cluster, we told you that the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, was BIS at Thursday’s Pontiac Kennel Club show and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Stonepillar's Steel Blu, was BIS at Friday’s Holland Michigan Kennel Club show.  Here’s what happened the last three days.

GCH CH LTO Prosperity

The Grand Rapids Kennel Club had the coveted Saturday spot and they put Spike Ogarek in the final ring with the American Water Spaniel, GCH CH Waterway Game CRK Hot Diggity JH, the Longhaired Dachshund, GCH CH Insight’s Illusionist SL, Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Kenro’s Witching Hour, the Cairn Terrier, CH CYNTU’S Twist N Shout, the King Charles & Ruby English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH LTO Prosperity, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Bret D N Engine Co To The Rescue, and the Australian Cattle Dog, GCH CH Kokopelli’s Sobe It.

His BIS was the Giant, Dora, and his RBIS was the Toy Spaniel, Prosperity.  Dora started the week as the country’s Number One Giant Schnauzer, Number Three Working Dog, and Number Nine Dog all Breeds.  When we load all the numbers from the holiday weekend, she may be better than that.

GCH CH Waterway Game CRK Hot Diggity JH

Stephanie Hedgepath had the final for Sunday’s Kalamazoo Kennel Club show.  The seven dogs she considered were aforementioned AWS, Digger, the Norwegian Elkhound, GCH CH Silhouette's AU Fish, the Samoyed, CH Storytale's Past Present & Future, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Goldsands Columbus, the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, CH Chaseland's Howard Glodek, the Bichon Frise, Cher Ami's Toast With Remy Martin, and the same Cattle Dog.

CH Chaseland's Howard Glodek

Best went to the AWS, Digger.  Reserve went to the Toy Spaniel, Howard.  Digger is the top winning American Water Spaniel of all time with seven all breed Bests.   It’s the first of  2013 in 13 final appearances for Digger and breeder/owner/handler Linda Hattrem.   Congratulations to Linda and breeders/owners Jon Hattrem & Pamela Boyer, and owners Mr & Mrs John Rose.

GCH CH Goldsands Columbus

The seven dogs that stayed to the end of the Greater Muskegon Kennel Club’s Monday show were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH PBJ’s Fearless, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Elmo’s Martian Chronicles, the Newfoundland, CH Pouch Cove's Seabrook Enough Said, the previously seen Russell Terrier, Bosse, the Toy Spaniel, Prosperity, the Dalmatian, CH Mapleaf Don't Stop Believin in Sun Runner, and Friday’s BIS winner, Blu.

GCH CH Stonepillar's Steel Blu

Ann Hearn’s BIS was Bosse, the Russell.  Her RBIS was the Bouvier, Blu.  Bosse is the nation’s Number One Russell, the only Russell Terrier to win an AKC BIS, the Number Two Terrier, and the Number Eight Dog All Breeds, with nine BIS & 39 Terrier Groups.  We suppose he might be even higher if they gave points for RBIS, but they don’t.