Saturday, January 4, 2014


GCH CH Flessner's International S'Cess

The show season is in full swing today in seven different cities in the US, with venues as varied an artic St Paul MN at -14 degrees to a balmy Palm Springs CA at 75 degrees.  However our first results come in from Tallmadge OH where the Rubber City Kennel Club just wrapped its first show of the year.

The seven dogs that BIS judge Jon Cole saw were  the Gordon Setter, GCH CH Sastya's Eleven Elven, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner's International S'Cess, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Skansen's Holy Knight, a Colored Bull Terrier from the classes, Action Spark of the Divine CA, the Pug, CH Warpug Black and Blue Reme, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine's Deck The Halls, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Copperridge's Debonair CD RA.

GCH CH Copperridge's Debonair CD RA

The two taking the top awards were the  Bloodhound, Nathan, and the Australian Shepherd, Devon.   Nathan finished 2013 as the Number Two Bloodhound with three BIS and 18 Hound Groups.

Friday, January 3, 2014


GCH CH Shine's Deck The Halls

Our first all-breed Best In Show of 2014 is today’s Columbiana County Kennel Club show in Tallmadge OH.  The first final seven of the year were the English Setter, GCH CH Stargazr'n Wingfield Wait Wait Don't Tell., the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner's International S'Cess, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Darwyn Bruhil's Flying Circus, the Havanese, GCH CH Qbin's Strictly Confidential At Enginuity, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine's Deck The Halls, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Copperridge's Debonair CD RA.

GCH CH Flessner's International S'Cess

Judge Joe Walton’s BIS was the Shar-Pei, Tinsel.  His RBIS was the Bloodhound, Nathan.  Tinsel finished 2013 as the Number One Chinese Shar-Pei and Number Five Non-Sporting Dog with seven BIS and 48 Non-Sporting Groups.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Rebecca Pentecost DVM, owners Deborah & Robert Cooper & Linda Teitelbaum, and handler Nina Fetter.


GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

The 2014 show season got underway in grand style yesterday at the beautiful Empire Equestrian Park & Polo Field in Indio CA.  One of the year’s biggest weekends began with three limited breed offerings, the Desert Empire Terrier Club of Southern California, the Toy Dog Breeders Association of Southern California, and the Sand to Sea Non-Sporting Association of Southern California.

Judge Betsy Dale had the Terrier Group and found four of 2013’s competitors.  Her Number One would be 2013’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky.  Her Number Two was 2013’s Number Seven Dog All Breeds and Number Two Terrier, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Goldsands Columbus.   Grabbing the Number Three Spot was the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s From Russia with Love.  Nailing down the final placement was the Bedlington Terrier, GCH CH First Class Willow Wind The Phoenix.

Judge Norm Patton would choose a newcomer to top his Toy Group, the Pomeranian, CH Hightime’s What The Inferno.  Rounding out the placements were the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Xela’s Party Hat, the Toy Fox Terrier, GCH CH Ultra Quest Go For The Gold, and the Japanese Chin, GCH CH Victory Spencer, the only one of the four to make it into 2013’s Top 100 Dogs All Breeds.

GCH CH Del Zarzoso Salvame From Afterglow
(Photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

Yesterday’s Non-Sporting Group was in the hands of judge Anne Savory Bolus.  Judge Bolus chose the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Del Zarzoso Salvame From Afterglow, as her Group One, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Yu Kou’s Keep On Luvn U CGC, as her Group Two, the Chow Chow, GCH CH Padow’s Too Hot To Handle, for her Group Three, and the French Bulldog, GCH CH LeBull’s El Morocco at LeCirque, for the Group Four.

Today the Southern California Sporting Dog Fanciers and the Inland Empire Hound Club of Southern California will join the above three clubs on the polo fields.  Check in with us later for results from Palm Springs as well as a report on today’s Columbiana County Kennel Club all breed show in Tallmadge OH.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Brothers Brian & Clint Livingston with BIS Pointer, GCH CH Chersterhope's State of T Art, & the RBIS Pharaoh Hound,GCH CH Osiris Cowboy Casanova.
At our house we are in holiday mode from Halloween to New Year’s Day.  Our house is a frenzy of decorating, cooking, and partying from October 31st to January 1st every year.  This annual celebration leaves many of the family in post-holiday depression on January 2nd, but not us. The first quarter of the year offers so many doggy delights that we have something to look forward to every weekend.  Every year we try to offer our readers something new, a practice that has had mixed success.  While our list of DOGS2WATCH has proven a favorite, our attempt to maintain a list of the Top Ten Dogs in each region fell flat.

However, we think this year’s introduction will prove to be one of our most popular to date.  Starting later this month we will replace our Dog Show Poop Top Ten with a Top Ten that includes extra points for a Reserve Best In Show win.  It will be based on dogs defeated, i.e. the number of dogs actually competing minus the points awarded to the group winner from the group of the Best In Show Winner.  Like our Traditional Top Ten rankings this list will be based, in part, on estimates produced by our mathematical model. 

We suspect that the With RBIS Rankings will track closely with the Traditional Top Ten, but we are hoping to have some fun with it.  Let us know if there is there something else you would like to see on Dog Show Poop.  We rely on our readers for all our best ideas.