Tuesday, August 5, 2014


GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect 
 (photo by Jeffrey Hanlin) 

Our Number Two Dog All Breeds, the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect, has spent much of the year thrilling fanciers as he doggedly pursues the Number One Dog. It seems that no matter how much the leader raises the stakes, the OES, Swagger, answers the call. While Number One was sweeping the five shows in Salem VA, Swagger was doing the same at the four larger entry shows in Canfield OH. 

GCH CH McVan’s To Russia with Love 
 (photo by Melissa Metzler) 

Judge Mareth Kipp gave Swagger the first big rosette of the stop at Thursday’s Fort Steuben Kennel Association show. The reserve ribbon went to the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s To Russia with Love, while the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Torquay Midnight Victory, the Boxer, GCH CH Brisbane N Blue Monday’s Diamonds Are Decadent, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country’s Tag I’m It, and the Chow Chow, GCH CH Milin’s Emerson Tappin On The Bay CGC, looked on. 

GCH CH Dal Primo Magic Moment 
(photo by Jeffrey Hanlin) 

Swagger would collect the second win on Friday from judge Esther Joseph, who also liked the Bullmastiff, GCH CH Dal Primo Magic Moment, whom she gave the RBIS. Rounding out her seven were the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Kan-Point’ Makin the Chase, the Black & Tan Coonhound, GCH CH Foxfire Full Force Gale, the returning Scottie, Knopa, the Japanese Chin, GCH CH Touche’s Top Hat And Tails At Samskara, and the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Litilann’s Show Time. 

GCH CH Litilann’s Show Time 
 (photo by Jeffrey Hanlin) 

The Beaver County Kennel Club had the coveted Saturday spot and they asked judge Clay Coady to name the BIS and RBIS. Finishing one/two were Swagger and the above name Poodle. Also asking for consideration were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Evergreen Good Intentions, the 15: Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble, the Samoyed, GCH CH Pebbles Run Play It Again Ham, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor, and the previously seen Pug. 

GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble 
 (photo by Kayla Bertagnolli) 

Swagger would bring it home on Sunday taking the Best In Show from judge Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna at the Mahoning-Shenango Kennel Club’s closer. Staying to the end were the Pointer, Chesterhope My Boy’s Girl, the RBIS, Saturday’s 15” Beagle, the returning Sammie, Welsh Terrier, Chow, and the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Kimro n Spiva Super Trooper. Swagger starts the week with 53 BIS and 93 Herding Groups in just seven months this year.