Wednesday, July 15, 2015

SATURDAY & SUNDAY IN ILLINOIS

GCH CH Clussexx Man of Steel 

The Kishwaukee Kennel Club chose Belvidere IL as the site for their two shows this past weekend and judge Jay Richardson to take the day one final. The seven dogs vying for his attention were the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Clussexx Man of Steel, the Saluki, GCH CH Baghdad A Missdemeanor, the Great Dane, GCH CH Rojon’s Cast Fate to the Wind, the Miniature Bull Terrier, GCH CH Brownstone’s Supermarine Spitfire, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Char's Seattle Slew For Triple Crown, the Bichon Frise, Legend’s Honor Thy Father, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Steinerhaus Bodacious Windsor. 

GCH CH Baghdad A Missdemeanor 
(photo by Dow Jac Photos) 

Best went to the Clumber, Freddie, Reserve to the Saluki, Demi. It was the second BIS in seven trips to the final ring this year for Freddie and handler Erin Myers. 

GCH CH Ko Bo’s Prometeus 

Freddie would be the only one of Saturday’s finalists to make it to judge Terri Lyddon’s BIS ring on Sunday. He was joined by the Whippet, GCH CH Kamada’s New York Minute, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Nightline Viking A Tanglewood, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Ko Bo’s Prometeus, the Papillon, GCH CH Wingssong Singular Sensation, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Merry Go Round Coach Master, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Barkshire’s Uncle Sam. 

GCH CH Merry Go Round Coach 

Master Judge Lyddon would name the AmStaff, Boris, her BIS and the Dalmatian, Flash, her RBIS. It’s the first BIS for Boris. Congratulations to breeder Viktor Kosoru, owners Marissa & Kyle Gittelman, and handler Kathy Caton Musto.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY IN MICHIGAN

GCH CH Iacta Alea Est De La Bete 

We begin our reports today with the Battle Creek Kennel Club’s two shows in Marshall MI. Saturday wrapped with judge Sharon Lyons in the final ring with the English Setter, GCH CH Stargaze'R 'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don't Tell, the Greyhound, GCH CH GrandCru Giaconda, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Paragon's Absolutely Entertaining O'Kristari, the Border Terrier, GCH CH Meadowlake Pants On Fire, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Iacta Alea Est De La Bete, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Stonepillar's Steel Blu. 

GCH CH GrandCru Giaconda 
(photo by Edmilson Reis)

As we previously reported the Frenchie, Rubi, picked up her first BIS of the year on Saturday in Michigan and followed it with a BIS in Morristown NJ at Sunday’s Twin Brook Kennel Club show. Judge Lyons’ RBIS was the Greyhound, Gia. 

GCH CH Stargaze'R 'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don't Tell 
(photo by Enviziondogs)

Sunday BIS judge Judy Webb would see the same Setter, Greyhound, Shih Tzu, & Bouvier, the Bernese Mountain Dog, CH Paisley Adesa Great Lakes Snowy Miracle On 28th St, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Teagan’s Purple Rain, and the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Nustar’s It’s A Wonderful Life Mingyu. 

Finishing one/two were the Setter, Teller, and Gia, the Greyhound. Teller is the country’s Number Three Sporting Dog and Number Eight Dog All Breeds with eight BIS and 31 Sporting Groups this season.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

SATURDAY & SUNDAY IN OHIO

GCH CH Mythical Traveling in Style 

We love it when a breeder/owner/handler goes Best In Show and that’s what happened in Saturday at the Ashtabula Kennel Club show in Madison OH. Judge Ronald Mahon named the Pomeranian, GCH CH Mythical Traveling in Style, his BIS and the Weimaraner, GCH CH Doc's Greyborn North Star of Acadia, his RBIS. 

GCH CH Doc's Greyborn North Star of Acadia 

Rounding out his seven were the Whippet, GCH CH Snow Hill Devils Dance In Me SC, the Boxer, GCH CH Mephisto’s Speak of the Devil, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Torquay S Ravel, the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Kan Sing's Po-Ba-Ri at Arundina, and the Briard, GH CH Deja Vu Popsakadoo It Is What It Is. It was the first BIS for Diego and breeder/owner/handler Nancy Godbout. Congratulations Nancy! 

GCH CH Mephisto’s Speak of the Devil 

The Boxer, Devlin, was the only of Saturday’s finalists to make it to judge Marjorie Martorella BIS ring at Sunday’s Grand River Kennel Club show in Madison. Joining her were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Legacy Random Titleist, the Treeing Walker Coonhound, GCH CH Cherry Creek Confetti, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Absolutely Signature, the Toy Poodle, GCH CH Foxmore Boxwood Bodeen, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Spotlight Maybe it’s Maybelline, and the German Shepherd, GCH CH Stuttgart’s Single Action Army v Hammersmith. 

GCH CH Legacy Random Titleist 

Devlin would be judge Martorella’s BIS. Her RBIS was the Springer, Titleist. Devlin is the US’ Number Two Working Dog with ten BIS and 33 Working groups this year.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY IN FLORIDA

GCH CH Hill Country Tag I’m It 
(photo by Gay Glazbrook) 

West Palm Beach FL was the site of this weekend’s Jupiter-Tequesta Dog Club shows. Judge Wendy Willhauck had the Saturday final and her pick of the Vizsla, GCH CH Solaris Smokin Hot Habenera, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Celtic Lores Moonlight And Magic CGC, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Vision Bring The Action V Velo, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country Tag I’m It, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Tiburcio da May, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Moon River My Cup of Tea. 

She chose the Pug, JJ, as her Best and the Skye, Charlie, as her Reserve.  It was the third BIS in a row for JJ and handler Esteban Farias, and their sixth in 23 final appearances this year. 

GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy) 

On Sunday judge BIS James Noe would see it the other way round naming Charlie his BIS and JJ his RBIS after considering the aforementioned Vizsla & Ridgeback, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Ivoss Super Cops Tank, the French Bulldog, GCH CH JCRV-Klasse Warrior Raising The Banner, and the Berger Picard, Alpha Natura Bacchus CA CM. Charlie is the nation’s Number One Terrier and Number Three Dog All Breeds with 26 BIS and 66 Terrier Groups this year.

SUNDAY & MONDAY IN NEW JERSEY

GCH CH Vermilion’s Sea Breeze 

The Twin Brooks Kennel Club’s weekend consisted of two shows in Morristown NJ on Monday and Tuesday. Monday ended with judge Margaret Reed in the final ring with the Irish setter, GCH CH Vermilion’s Sea Breeze, the Scottish Deerhound, GCH CH Hobarra’s I Dreamed a Dream, the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Silhouette’s Dirty Harry, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Blythewood Commodor Baron, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), the Schipperke, GCH CH De LaMer Overboard, and the Briard, GCH CH Deja Vu Popsakadoo It Is What It Is. 

GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez) 

Best went to the Setter, Big Red, and Reserve to the Chihuahua, Sonnito. It was the third BIS in eight final appearances this year for Big Red. All three of the BIS have come in the last 60 days. Could be a Red hot summer in New England. 

GCH CH Iacta Alea Est De La Bete 
(photo by Blake Hamman)

Red and Sonnito would be back in the final ring on Monday to plead their cases with judge Lawrence Terricone. Joining them were the English Foxhound, CH Monocacy Bends Wayward Fox CGC, the Boxer, GCH CH Encore’s Mimosa, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Invercrest Gotcha Girl, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Iacta Alea Est De La Bete, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Classical’s My Turn. 

GCH CH Classical’s My Turn 

Judge Terricone BIS was the Frenchie, Rubi, and his RBIS was the Beardie, Turner.  The win follows Rubi's BIS win on Saturday in Marshall MI at the Battle Creek Kennel Club show.  The two wins are the first BIS this year for Rubi. Congratulations to breeders/owners Blake Hamman & Peter Photos, owner Patricia Hearst-Shaw, and handler Jodi Longmire.

Monday, July 13, 2015

TWOFER IN YAPHANK NY



GCH CH Classical’s My Turn

We admit that we were slow to warm to the idea of the double header dog show, i.e. two shows in one day.  Entries are small enough at already at most shows.  However, we have come to realize that the shows have many advantages.  First, many exhibitors can only attend shows one day because of work or family demands.  When we first starting showing we often worked Sundays.  However, two things finally sold us on the concept.  The public generally arrive at shows after much of the breed judging is over and many of the exhibitors have left.  When breed judging begins in the afternoon our sport gets introduced to more of the public.  Secondly, too many of our exhibitors never stay for group and BIS judging.  They show and leave, robbing themselves of the most beneficial part of the show experience, getting to see (and hopefully talk to) the more experienced exhibitors who make it to the group ring.

GCH CH Johari’s He’s All the Money on Wallstreet

The Brookhaven Kennel Club opted for the Saturday double header in Yaphank NY.  The morning show ended with judge Geri Kelly in the final ring with the Golden retriever, GCH CH Inlet s One Spectacular Ride, the Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH Tarabon Willowood Man with the Golden Gun, the Bullmastiff, GCH CH Johari’s He’s All the Money on Wallstreet, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Est Etiam Junctus Maximus at Arily, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel , GCH CH Piccadil’s Dream a Little Dream of Me RE CGC, the Bulldog, GCH CH  Cherokee Legend Cowboy, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Classical’s My Turn.

Her BIS was the Beardie, Turner, and her RBIS, the Bullmastiff, JP.  Turner is the Number One Bearded Collie and Number Three Herding Dog with seven BIS and 30 Herding Groups this year.

Both Turner and JP would be back in the afternoon to try their luck with BIS judge Dr Wanda Spediacci.  Joining them were the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH The Dutchess Vom Deppe-Haus JH DS, the Scottish Deerhound, GCH CH Hobarra’s I Dreamed a Dream, the aforementioned Airedale, the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Aloha’s Million Dollar Baby Gingery, and the Chow Chow, GCH CH Chowlamar’s Rebelrun Mr Kidd.

GCH CH The Dutchess Vom Deppe-Haus JH DS

The big rosette would go to the Bullmastiff, JP, and the reserve ribbon to the GSP, Dutchess.  JP won the breed at last February's Westmisnter Kennel Club show at the astonishingly young age of 17 months.  Now the precocious youngster has his first all breed BIS at just 21 months.  Imagine what he'll be doing when he starts to mature.  Congratulations to breeders Craig Mitchell Garcia & Dwight Clark Yeager, owners Robert Korber & Victor Caldas, and handler Kent MacFarlane.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY IN VERMONT

GCH CH Witchway’s Here Comes The Magic 

We start our Monday Mop Up in New England where the Green Mountain Dog Club had the coveted Saturday spot in Tunbridge VT. Judge Danelle Brown’s seven finalists were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Blindside, the Pharaoh Hound, GCH DC Hallam’s Jake Of Arolet SC, the Bernese Mountain Dog, GCH CH Witchway’s Here Comes The Magic, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Foxhaus Skyfall at Foxhollow, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, CH Sheeba Jimmy Buffet, the Keeshond, Darcroft Coca Cola Cowboy, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Dunhill Steeler Nation. 

CH Sheeba Jimmy Buffet 

Her Best was the Bernese, Meri, and her Reserve, the Cavalier, Jimmy. It was the first BIS for Meri. Congratulations to breeder/owner Joyce Dickhoff, co-breeder Lilian Ostermiller, co-owner Richard Harrison, and handler Jessica Plourde. 

GCH CH Cerise Blindside 

Judge Tom Hale would have the final at the GMDC’s encore on Sunday and his choice of the same Springer & Pharaoh Hound, the Samoyed, GCH CH Pebbles' Run Play It Again Ham, the returning Wire Fox, the Pug, GCH CH Valleybrook’s Sweet Dreams, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Upton & Brookside]s Hot Damn Here I Am CGC, and the Briard, GCH CH Ne Orageux's Flash Point. 

GCH CH Ne Orageux's Flash Point 

The Springer, Timmy, took the BIS and the Briard, Sparkles, the RBIS. Only the Standard Poodles rival the English Springers as the most competitive breed year after year. There are four English Springer Spaniels in this year’s Top Ten Sporting Dogs. Timmy is 2015’s Number Eight Sporting Dog with seven BIS and 30 Sporting Groups.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

FRIDAY IN SAN ANTONIO

GCH CH Derby’s Toast with Gusto 

The Houston based Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, GCH CH Derby’s Toast with Gusto, took the BIS at the Friday edition of the Texas Tour, the Comal County Kennel Club show. 

GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome 

Challenging Gus for judge Elizabeth Muthard’s favor were the RBIS, the Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome, the Whippet, GCH CH Debmar Lovin Dixie, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier , GCH CH Bryr Rose Matisse, the Maltese, GCH CH Magnifico’s Rekindled Spirit, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Jade East Catch Some Zs, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Just A Little Crush. Gus has worked his way up to Number Six Working Dog with nine BIS and 39 Working Groups This season.

FRIDAY IN SOUTHAVEN MS

GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It v Kenlyn 

Here in our backyard the action is just across the state line in Southaven MS where the Tupelo Kennel Club had the Friday spot. Judge Houston Clark’ powerhouse seven were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the Black & Tan Coonhound Bayaway Jersey’s Due Process of Law, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Phillmar Superman, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Wolverine, the Italian Greyhound, GCH CH Marchwind Barbara Ann, the Schipperke, GCH CH Rivendel’s Barefoot Bandit, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It v Kenlyn. 

GCH CH Rivendel’s Barefoot Bandit 

His BIS was the nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the GSD, Rumor. His RBIS was the BIS winning Schipperke, Colton. It was Rumor’s 52 BIS in 90 final attempts this year.

FRIDAY IN MINNESOTA

GCH CH Baghdad Eleganza Extravaganza 

Judge Edd Bivin was in Duluth MN Friday to name a BIS and RBIS for the hometown Duluth Kennel Club. His options were the Pointer, GCH CH Chesterhope Never Ask Why For Daykeyne, the Saluki, GCH CH Baghdad Eleganza Extravaganza, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gamegards I'll Have Another V Braeside RN, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Barberycoast Trademark of Taz, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Avatar Made You Look, the Bulldog, GCH CH Evergreen’s Hey! Look Me Over, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv' Sultry Sensation. 

GCH CH Gamegards I'll Have Another V Braeside RN
(photo by Lynda Beam)

His Best was the Saluki, Pooh, and his Reserve, the Rottweiler, Indie. It was the third BIS in 17 final appearances this year for Pooh and handler Emma Bawden