Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MENSONA KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Promenade’s Pay It Forward 

 Exhibitors at the Mensona Kennel Club’s two shows in Santa Rosa CA this past weekend were just 40 miles from the epicenter of Sunday’s big earthquake. However, it takes more than a little shaking to keep fanciers from their favorite pursuit. The seven dogs that made it to judge James Reynolds final on Saturday were the Field Spaniel, GCH CH Promenade’s Pay It Forward, the Basset Hound, GCH CH Topsfield-Sanchu Eenie Meenie Miney Moe, the Akita, GCH CH Mojo’s Continuation of a Myth, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Regency’s Play For Keeps, the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Kulana’s Sh-Boom, the Keeshond, GCH CH Skyline's Unit Of Measure, and the Puli, GCH CH Mt Hood’s Leapin Linni Of Tordor. 

GCH CH Mt Hood’s Leapin Linni Of Tordor 

Finishing one/two were the Field Spaniel, Gideon, and the Puli, Linni. Gideon is the country’s Number Three Sporting Dog with nine BIS in 2014. 

 GCH CH Regency’s Play For Keeps 

Sunday judge John Burgess would see the same seven save two the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH M&M’s Fear The Beard, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Wedgewood’s Abracadabra. Collecting the BIS was the Schnauzer, Keeper. Snagging the RBIS was the Keeshond, Cubit. 

GCH CH Skyline's Unit Of Measure 

It was the second of the year for Keeper and handler Bill McFadden.  Both BIS have come in the last five weeks.

ST CROIX VALLEY KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Joval Sweet Time 

St Elmo MN was the site of this past weekend’s St Croix Valley Kennel Club shows and two dogs from the East Coast made the most of the opportunity. On Saturday judge Patti Widick Neale chose the Connecticut based Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Joval Sweet Time, as her BIS. She also liked the Afghan Hound from North Carolina, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, whom she named her RBIS. Rounding out her seven were the English Setter, GCH CH Stargaze'R 'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don'T Tell, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Gamegard I’ll Have Another at Braeside, the Pug, GCH CH Moonstruck’s In The Pocket!, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s It’s Miller Time, and the Australian Terrier, GCH CH Navrock Pardon My French. 


GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded 

It was the first BIS for the Airedale bitch, Splenda. Congratulations to breeders/owners Dr Valeria Rickard & John Rickard and handler Adam Bernardin. 

GCH CH Katon’s Eye Of The Tiger V Morgenwald 

 Sunday judge Adrian Woodfork would name the returning Afghan, Matrix, his Best and the Standard Schnauzer, GCH CH Katon’s Eye Of The Tiger V Morgenwald, his Reserve winner. Also asking for consideration were the above named English Setter, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, GCH CH Bryr Rose Phoenix Rising, the previously seen Pug, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Unique Da Maya Dancing Queen, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Sundance Ringside Rumor. Matrix is the nation’s Number Four Hound with BIS to his credit this year.

PUG TWO-FER IN ILLINOIS

GCH CH Jato Jet Liner 

The Pug, GCH CH Jato Jet Liner, visited the final ring eight times during the first seven months of the year, but was not able to persuade any judge to give him the big rosette. Far from being discouraged Jato proved the power of persistence collecting three BIS this month.

GCH CH Kamterra’s Legato 
(photo  by Derek Glas)

The last two BIS were done back2back at the Elgin Kennel Club’s two shows in their Illinois hometown this past weekend. On Saturday judge John Wade also the Welsh Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Trystyn Statesman Cactus Blue, the Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH Daybreak’s Bewitching Blossom, the RBIS, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Kamterra’s Legato, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, GCH CH Kings Mtn Angelina Ballerina, the Boston Terrier, CH Sabes Simply Invincible, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Riverside Get Over It. 

GCH CH Riverside Get Over It 

Sunday judge Robert Slay would like Jato more than he did the retuning Corgi, whom he preferred to the English Setter, GCH CH Merriman & Stardom Fire At Hiddenlane JH , the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Elmo’s Martian Chronicles CGC, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Pics Rock On Kinjack CD RE, the Wire fox Terrier, CH Fyrewyre Fit To Be Tied, and the above name Boston Terrier. Our congratulations to breeders/owners Rosemary Robles & Jane Bale-Woodside, owner Wayne Woodside, and handler Barry Clothier.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PULI BEST IN OHIO SUNDAY



GCH CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey

The Western Reserve Kennel Club closed the three day set in Chagrin Falls OH with judge Anita Duggan in the final ring.  Her lineup included the English Setter, CH Reidwood Just My Style, the Otterhound, GCH CH Aberdeen’s Under The Influence, the Komondor, GCH CH Nagyalma Yes I Can, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH J’Cobe Broxden Shark Dressed Man, the Blenheim English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH Loujon Thornwood Little Jacob, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s Deck the Halls, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey.

CH Reidwood Just My Style

Her BIS was the Puli and her RBIS was the Setter.  It was the seventh BIS of the year for the nation’s Number Two Herding Dog.

BACK2BACK BIS FOR XOLO

GCH CH Bayshore Giorgio Armani 

We had a number of multiple BIS performances this past week. In Middleburg PA the Xoloitzcuintli, GCH CH Bayshore Giorgio Armani, posted back2back BIS, taking both the big rosettes offered by the Mid Susquehanna Valley Kennel Club. Sunday’s final was called by judge Joan Goldstein who also considered the Brittany, CH Triumphant’s As Good As It Gets JH, her RBIS, the American Foxhound, GCH CH Kiarry’s Stonewall Jackson, the Boxer, GCH CH Jacquet’s Annie El Encanto, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Rivendell’s Tinker Toy, the Havanese, GCH CH Surluv Lickin Larrgo De Grace, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Ha’Penny Mirimar The Fab Fawn. 

GCH CH Kiarry’s Stonewall Jackson 

 Armani was the first Xolo to win a BIS in the US. This year he has seven.

CATCHING UP IN KENTUCKY

GCH CH Starlite’s Made Of The Best Stuff On Earth BN RN JC 

We last visited Owensboro KY to tell you that the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Stonpillar’s Steel Blu, was judge Stephen Hubbell’s BIS at the Southern Indiana Kennel Club on Friday. 

 Judge Randy Garren had the final at Saturday’s Owensboro River City Kennel club show and his pick of the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Hil-N-Don & Canyonwood Seemore Of Me, the Saluki, GCH CH Starlite’s Made Of The Best Stuff On Earth BN RN JC, the Akita, GCH CH Wicca’s Rule the Air, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Abbeyrose Black Diamond, the Pug, GCH CH Caper’s Sirius Endeavor, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Major Leagues Mighty Joe At Winsome, and the Bouvier, Blue. 

GCH CH Stonepillar’s Steel Blu 

Judge Garren named The Saluki, Snapple, as his Best and Blue, the Bouvier, as his Reserve. It was the first BIS for Snapple. Congratulations to breeders/owners Tina Turley-Kocab, Mark Kocab, owner Sandra Middlebrooks, and handler Erin Roberts. 

GCH CH Pequest General Tso 

 Judge Houston Clark took the final at Sunday’s Southern Indiana Kennel Club show. There seeking his favor were the previously seen Springer, the Whippet, GCH CH Bo-Bett Appraxin Angel, the returning Akita, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Garcini & Rangel’s Rock N Rolla, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Schipperke, GCH CH Rivendel’s Barefoot Bandit, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Turn-Key’s Little Big Man RN. 

GCH CH Bo-Bett Appraxin Angel 

Finishing one/two were the Peke, General Tso, and the Whippet, Angel. It was the fifth BIS of the year for General Tso and Pekingese maven, breeder/owner/handler David Fitzpatrick. 


GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 
(photo by Michael McGuire)

The Evansville Kennel Club closed the five day set in Owensboro KY with judge Dennis McCoy in the final ring. Hoping to take home the BIS were the now familiar Springer, Welsh Terrier, & Bouvier, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Flessner’s International S’Cess, the Portuguese water, Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Wenrick’s Don’t Stop Believin, and the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Belle Creek’s All I Care About Is Love.  

It was the nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the PWD, Matisse, grabbing the BIS and Bouvier, Blue, adding another RBIS to his impressive week. Matisse ends the week with one BIS, one, RBIS, and five Group Ones, giving him 90 BIS and 123 Working Groups this year.

BACK2BACK BIS FOR GIANT

GCH CH Skansen’s Holy Knight

The Magic Valley Kennel Club closed their weekend in Huntington WV Sunday with judge Johan Becerra Hernandez in the final ring. Joining him were the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH Shannon’s Celebration At Springrun, the Basset Hound, GCH CH Stonewall Ol South Loretta, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Skansen’s Holy Knight, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Darling Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Chars Seattle Slew For Triple Crown, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Barnstorm To-Jo BEn Wicked @ Adominos By Dzine, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Tartanside Savoir-Faire. 

GCH CH Chars Seattle Slew For Triple Crown 

Repeating his Saturday BIS performance was the Giant, Knight. Taking the RBIS was the Pom, Huey. It was the fifth BIS of the year for the nation’s Number One Giant Schnauzer.

COLLIE BIS IN MASSACHUSETTS

GCH CH Milas Latin Fever 

New Englanders were treated to five days of doggy fun this past week. We brought you all the results except Sunday’s Elm City Kennel Club. BIS Judge Dr Thomas Davies considered the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Nautilus Keystone, the Pharaoh Hound, DC Hallams Jake Of Arolet SC, the Leonberger, GCH CH A Feiner Eros, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s Russia To With Love, the Blenheim & Prince Charles English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH Sanchi Pleasant Surprise, the Tibetan Terrier, CH Maribob Salishan To The Manor Born, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Milas Latin Fever. 


 GCH CH McVan’s Russia To With Love 

His BIS was the Collie, Cisco, and his RIS was the Scottie, Knopa. It was the second BIS of the season for Cisco and breeder/owner/handler Lotta Hedman.

Monday, August 25, 2014

BEST IN SHOW LEAP FROG

GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid Of Honor 

Arguably the most competitive venue this week was in Topeka KS where several of the nation’s Top Ten Dogs All Breeds were gathered for the four day cluster. We told you the Number Seven Dog, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid Of Honor, was judge Pat Trotter’s BIS on at Thursday’s Manhattan Kansas Kennel Club show, and the Number Three Dog, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, was judge Alberto Berrios Best In Show at Friday’s Topeka Kennel Club show. 

GCH CH LTO Prosperity 

The Welsh, Jennie, and the Poodle, Flame, would continue to play BIS Leap Frog. Jennie would take the top prize at Saturday’s MKKC encore. Joining her in judge Loraine Boutwell’s final were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Boxer, GCH CH Mephistos Speak Of The Devil, the RBIS, the King Charles English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH LTO Prosperity, the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Kan Sing’s Po-Ba-Ri At Arundina, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Thunderhill’s Apple Bottom Jeans. Saturday’s BIS was Jennie’s 14th of the year. 

GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire 
(photo  by Michael McGuire)

Flame would claim Sunday’s TKC top prize. Judge Frank Sabella would name Jennie his Reserve winner while the returning Springer & Whippet and the Mastiff, GCH CH Goldleaf’s Trouble Coming CGC, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitimes What The Inferno, & the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgables Jolie Victor Ludorum, looked on. Flame starts the new week with 35 BIS this year.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY IN ATLANTA

GCH CH Legacy Random Titleist 

When last we visited Atlanta GA we told you the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Riverside Telltail Coco Posh, had taken the top prizes at Thursday’s Griffin Georgia Kennel Club show and Friday’s Sawnee Mountain Kennel Club Of Georgia show. 

GCH CH Riverside Telltail Coco Posh 

Coco would return to the final ring at Saturday’s Lawrenceville Kennel Club show. Joining her in Dr Steve Keating’s ring were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Legacy Random Titleist, the Whippet, GCH CH Karasar’s Masterpiece, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Teagan’s Purple Rain, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Starfire’s Spank Me Hard Call Me Crazy, and the Chow Chow, GCH CH Eastern-Magic Fly Me Safe. 

Dr Keating would name the Springer, Titleist, his Best and Coco his Reserve. It was the second BIS of the year for the four year old dog and breeder/owner/handler Kellie Fitzgerald. 

GCH CH Starfire’s Spank Me Hard Call Me Crazy 

At Sunday’s Conyers Kennel Club of Georgia show BIS judge Nancy Smith-Hafner would see Titleist, the Greyhound, GCH CH GrandCru Phelps Insignia, the returning PWD, Matisse, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Connacht A Ha Penny Will Do, the same Pom, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Spotted Bliss Oreo Delight, and Coco. 

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 
(photo by Lynda Beam)

Best went to the Pom, Spanky, and Reserve went to the Nation’s Number One Dog, Matisse. Spanky is a late arrival this season, but has already picked up three BIS this year, all within the last 60 days.