Friday, May 29, 2015

DID YOU GO TO SCARBOROUGH?

GCH CH Classical’s My Turn CGC 

“Are you going to Scarborough Fair?” asks the anthem of the Summer of Love. That was the summer of 1967 when the Flower Children flocked to the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. Today whenever we hear that call, we think of a long weekend in Scarborough ME for four shows with the Vacationland Dog Club and the York County Kennel Club of Maine. 

GCH CH Legacy Random Titleist 

The set started on May 14th with the VDC’s opener. Judge Rodney Herner had the day one final and his choice of the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Legacy Random Titleist, the Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH Raydach’s Ride My Ducati SW, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Alisaton Saboteur V Raklyn Ciden, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Angarda Deja Vu Looking At You, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Char’s Seattle Slew For Triple Crown, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Erin’s I’m Your Man, the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Classical’s My Turn CGC. 

Grabbing the day one final was the Beardie, Turner. Coming in second was the Springer, Titleist. Turner is the nation’s Number One Bearded Collie and Number Seven Herding Dog with four BIS and 17 Herding Groups. 


GCH CH Hope Wind Don’t Ask 

Another Herding Dog, the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Hope Wind Don’t Ask, would take the next two BIS. At Friday’s YCKCM Why impressed judge Delores Burkholder more than did her RBIS, the Newfoundland, GCH CH Bear N Mind's Code Of Honor, the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Nautilus Keystone, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen , GCH CH Lacey’s Deck Plate Leader, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Caledonian Tea Time Of Wolfpit, the Prince Charles English toy Spaniel, GCH CH Sanchi Pleasant Surprise, or the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Kimik’s Who Dunnit. GCH CH Bear N Minds Code Of Honor 

GCH CH Bear N Mind's Code Of Honor

At Saturday’s VKC redux judge James Han would name Why his Best In Show and the Springer, Titleist, his Reserve , while the above named Dachshund, Doberman, AmStaff, the Pug, CH Cassius Passion Juanita Banana, and the Chow Chow, GCH CH Chowlamar’s Rebelrun Mr Kidd, looked on. The two wins were the first BIS for the seven year old dog. Congratulations to breeder Kristin Elmini , owners Bruce S Lovelette & Pamela A Gagnon, and handler Sarah Crepeau. 

GCH CH Raydach’s Ride My Ducati SW 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Judge David Kittredge would close it out Sunday for the YCKCM. The seven dogs that stayed to the end were the Springer, Titleist, the Dachshund, Ducati, the returning Doberman, Tallie, the Airedale Terrier, GCH CH Joval Sweet Time, the Papillon, GCH CH Medina’ s Luck Be A Lady Tonight, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Barnstorm To-Jo BEn Wicked @ Adominos By Dzine, and the Belgian Sheepdog, CH Doerun-Hillside YouVe Got A Friend. 

Taking home the stop’s last BIS and RBIS were Titleist, the Springer and Ducati, the Dachshund. It was the fourth BIS in 16 final outings this year for the country’s Number 11 Sporting Dog.

KLAMATH DOG FANCIERS

GCH CH Wynmoor Sweetgrass White Diamonds 
(photo by Jeffrey Hanlin)

Our final report for the Mary 9th/10th weekend comes in from Klamath Falls OR where the Klamath Dog Fanciers Association hosted two shows. The English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Sweetgrass White Diamonds, made the most of the opportunity, taking home both of the BIS. 

On Saturday judge Jacqueline Stacy picked Liz out of a lineup that included the Harrier GCH CH Pacific Happytails Heartbreak, the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Peace River's Gathers No Moss At Sunstra , the RBIS, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Absolutely Stand Back Look Out, the Pug, GCH CH Pocket's Jato Jetliner, the American Eskimo Dog, GCH CH Eskyblue Fuji Ltd Dom Perignon, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Wedgewood's Abracadabra. 

 Sunday judge Pat Hastings would see the same way, Naming Liz her Best and the Smooth Fox her Reserve while the same Harrier, Eskie, & Border Collie, the German Pinscher, GCH CH Oakwood V Kaitlers Revival, and the Toy Poodle, GCH CH North Well Vivian Jp Rose Queen, looked on. 

Liz burst on the show scene in spectacular fashion, topping the Sporting Group at this year’s Westminster Kennel Club show. So we are surprised that it took three months for Liz to pick up her first BISs. Congratulations to breeders/owners Dr Erin Kerfoot & Dr Alison Smith, co-breeder Alison Smith, owner Billie Kerfoot, and handler Janice Hayes.

TWO IN WOODLAND CA

GCH CH Starline’s Jimmy Choo 

Woodland CA, some 142 miles north of Santa Cruz CA, may seem an odd site for the Santa Cruz Kennel Club’s show on May 10th, but then it is a much more dog friendly area than the town famous for its surfers and animal rights activists. 

The Camellia Capital Kennel Club was up first on May 9th and they put judge Jane Treiber in the final ring with the Weimaraner, GCH CH Silveroak’s Surfcity Shades of Grey, the Whippet, GCH CH Starline’s Jimmy Choo, the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Silverice’s Jager Bomb, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Allaruth Carmel Still Kidding V Sole Baye, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Two t’s Eye of the Tiger, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Black Sky Jukka, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CHC Wind Spirit Rod's Amazing Grace. 

GCH CH Silveroak’s Surfcity Shades of Grey 

Best went to the Whippet and Reserve to the Weimaraner. It was the third BIS in 11 final appearances this year for the Whippet, Jimmy. 

GCH CH Allaruth Carmel Still Kidding V Sole Baye 
(photo by Sharon Carvalho)

Jimmy would return to the final ring on Sunday along with the above named Whippet, Malamute, & Schnauzer, the English Setter, GCH CH Indian Bend Kelyric Heart and Soul, the Pomeranian, CH Velocity’s Show Me The Money, the Bulldog, GCH CH Fulla Bull Soulja Boy, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Gaitway’s Huntin Big Dreams. 

The Schnauzer, JJ, strutted off with the big rosette and the Whippet, Jimmy, added the RBIS to his Saturday BIS. It was the first BIS in seven final appearances this year for JJ. Congratulations to breeders/owners Yvonne Phelps, Ruth Ziegler & Carma Ewer and handler Bergit Kabel.

Monday, May 25, 2015

FOUR DAYS IN ALBUQUERQUE



GCH CH Hitimes What the Inferno 
(photo by Vicki Holloway)

The Rio Grande Kennel Club and the Coronado Kennel Club of New Mexico offered exhibitors with lots of free time one of the more creative show options, hosting four shows in Albuquerque NM, May 9th-May 12th.  One might think that the Saturday to Tuesday format would not draw well.  One would be wrong.  The four day stop topped 5,000 entries. 

The availability of big points drew Top Ten competition and one dog, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitimes What the Inferno, made the most of it, taking three of the four BIS awards.  At Saturday’s RGKC show Danny impressed judge Russell McFadden more than did the RBIS, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek's Limited Edition, who impressed him more than did the Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash's Ruggedly Handsome, the Kuvasz, GCH CH Casablanca’s Vakmero Pandur, the Miniature Bull Terrier, GCH CH Dytona’s VIP, the Bulldog, Pop-a-Top Chimera Deal Me In, or the Smooth Collie, GCH CH Travler Kelise Overdrive.

GCH CH Quiet Creek's Limited Edition

Sunday  judge Dr Robert D Smith would see it the same way naming Danny his Best and the Bloodhound, BOB, his Reserve, after considering the same Brittany & MiniBull, the Akita, GCH CH Mojo’s Continuation Of A Myth, the Chow Chow, GCH CH Eastern-Magic Fly Me Safe, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Vonzo Frank.

GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome
(photo by Derek Glas)

The CKCNM took over on Monday and asked judge Jay Richardson to choose his BIS and RBIS from the now familiar Brittany, Beckett, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen , GCH CH Iceage v Tum-Tums Vriendjes, the aforementioned Kuvasz, the above named MiniBull, the Pom, Danny, the Bulldog, GCH CH Wilson’s I’m Your Handyman, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Tang Dynasty Rocky.

Once again, Danny would take the big rosette while the Brittany, Beckett, would collect the reserve ribbon.  Danny is the nation’s Number One Toy Dog and Number Two Dog All Breeds with 16 BI and 41 Toy Groups through May 12th.

Judge Charlotte Patterson would see it the other way round at Tuesday’s CKCNM closer, naming Beckett her Best In Show and Danny her Reserve.  Rounding out her seven were the returning PBGV, Kuvasz. & MiniBull, the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Sabe's Simply Invincible, and the German Shepherd Dog, Poh Moreno.

Beckett is the US’ Number One Sporting Dog and Number Four Dog All Breeds with 13 BIS and 36 Sporting Groups through May 12th.

DENTON KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Debmar Lovin Dixie SC
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

The hometown Denton Kennel Club hosted two shows in their Texas hometown on May 9th & 10th. Day one ended with judge Eric Ringle in the final ring with the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Emery’s White Out, the Whippet, GCH CH Debmar Lovin Dixie, the Siberian Husky, CH Unicornhill Perfect Harmony, the Colored Bull Terrier, GCH CH Glentom’s Dirty Harry, the Pug, GCH CH Boolmark's Uncommonly Good, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH R-Lee Sparkle Plenty, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Broadway’s Cruisin Like Royalty of Canyon Lake RN. 

GCH CH R-Lee Sparkle Plenty 

Finishing one/two were the Whippet, Flirt, and the Shar-Pei, Sparkley. It was the first BIS this year by Flirt and handler Ashlie Whitmore. Congratulations to Ashlie and breeder/owner Deborah Bahm. 


GCH CH Reverie Cameo 

Flirt would be back in the final ring on Sunday along with the Golden and the Siberian. Joining them were the Bedlington Terrier, GCH CH Carillon Chazzen De Hayyim, the Brussels Griffon, GCH CH Sunny Bear’s Sonic Boom At Shar’s, the Chow Chow, Fu San Texas Legend CGC, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Reverie Cameo. 

GCH CH Carillon Chazzen De Hayyim 

Judge Alice Inman’s Best was the Aussie, Cameo and her Reserve, the Bedlington, Chaz. It was the second BIS in three final appearances this year for Cameo and breeder/owner/handler Leon Goetz.

THREE DAYS IN TOPEKA


 GCH CH Highcroft Worth the Wait

We are still two weeks behind in our reports, but are determined to give all the winners their time on these pages.  Our next report is from Topeka KS where the Sunflower Kennel Club of Olathe, Kansas and the Salina Kennel Club teamed for three shows May 9th-11th.  The SKCOK was up first, putting judge Harry “Butch” Schulman in the final ring with the Welsh Springer Spaniel, CH Welford’s Jesmond Waterfall, the Saluki, GCH CH Starlite's Made Of The Best Stuff On Earth BN RN JC, the St Bernard, GCH CH Aksala’s Peyton CGCA, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Roserock's Atticus Finch, the Papillon, GCH CH Fenice Le Beaudreaux, the Bichon Frise, CH High Ridge The Sky’s The Limit with Gaylor, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Highcroft Worth the Wait.

Best went to the Collie and Reserve to the Bichon.  It was the first BIS for Worthington, the Collie.  Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Leslie Jeszewski, breeder/owner Donald Jeszewski, and owner Judy Belluomini.

GCH CH Kilyka's Three Sheets At Aegir RN

Worthington and Finch, the Norwich, would be the only of Saturday’s finalists to make it back to judge Ann Hearn’s final on at Sunday’s Salina Kennel Club show.  Joining the were the English Setter, GCH CH Stargaze'R 'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don't Tell, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Newfoundland, GCH CH Kilyka's Three Sheets At Aegir RN, the Pug, GCH CH Azalea'Napplewood's Take Me There, and the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Kimik’s Who Dunnit.

GCH CH Roserock's Atticus Finch

Her BIS was the Newfoundland, Zane, and her RBIS, Finch, the Norwich.  It was also the first BIS for Zane.  Congratulations to breeder Betty McDonnell, owners Nicki Dobson, Michael Vanek, & Beth Van Horn, and handler Paul Catterson.



GCH CH Barberry’s Take A Chance On Me 

Judge Robert Shreve would have the closer at Monday’s SKCOK show and his pick of the previously seen Welsh Springer, Saluki, & Norwich, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Phillmar’s Superman, the Pug, GCH CH Careva’s Boodelicious, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Barberry’s Take A Chance On Me, and the Beauceron, GCH CH Gabek Eamon Du Chateau Rocher.


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

Taking home the set’s last big rosette was the Bichon, Finn.  Picking up the reserve ribbon was the Saluki, Snapple.  Finn is the nation’s Number One Bichon Frise and Number 12 Non-Sporting Dog with three BIS and 14 Group Ones.


Friday, May 22, 2015

INIDAN HEAD KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Kamada’s New York Minute 
(photo by Lyn Moran Photography)

The Whippet, GCH CH Kamada’s New York Minute, and breeder/owner/handler Debbie Davenport had a memorable weekend in Eau Claire WI May 9th and 10th, taking back2back BIS at the Indian Head Kennel Club’s two shows. 

GCH CH Summit’s The Vanilla Sky 

Joining Mona & Debbie in judge Carl Gene Liepmann’s final on Saturday were the RBIS, the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Summit’s The Vanilla Sky, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Nightline Viking A Tanglewood, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier , GCH CH O’Lorcan’s Mystery Writer, the Pug, GCH CH OG’s Perfect Puck, the Bulldog, GCH CH Evergreen's Hey! Look Me Over, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH XTC’s He. Could. Go. All. The. Way!. 

GCH CH Nightline Viking A Tanglewood 

Sunday judge Dana Cline would name Mona his BIS after considering the Irish Setter, GCH CH Tramore Notorious, the RBIS, the above named Giant, the Miniature Schnauzer, Tomar’s Back To The Future, the Brussels Griffon, CH White Oak’s True Grit, the American Eskimo Dog, GCH CH Anana's Look Into The Future, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Margaux’s Va Voom. 

The wins were the first BIS of the year for Mona. Congratulations to Debbie, breeder/owner Kathleen Davenport, and owner Devon Kipp.

SCOTT COUNTRY KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Telltale American Ride 
(photo by Michael McGuire)

Rock Island IL, across the Mississippi River from Davenport IA, is not the easiest place to get to, but the Scott County Kennel Club did draw some top names for their two shows on May 9th & 10th. Judge Charles Trotter had the Saturday final and his choice of the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the Whippet, GCH CH Bohem Swan Song SC, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Highlander's Rumour Has It, the Norwich Terrier, CH Taliesin Twice As Nice, the Pug, GCH CH Careva's Boodelicious, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Moonshadow Ormalu, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv's Sultry Sensation. 

GCH CH Careva's Boodelicious 

Finishing one/two were the Springer, Randy, and the Pug, Buddha. Randy is the Number Three Sporting Dog and the Number Nine Dog All Breeds with seven BIS and 28 Sporting Groups. 

GCH CH Wingssong Singular Sensation 

Judge Richard Miller would see the Field Spaniel, CH Killara's Brighter Than the Sun TD, the Norwegian Elkhound, GCH CH Silver Sleuth Vikrest, the same Siberian & Norwich, the Papillon, GCH CH Wingssong Singular Sensation, the Boston Terrier, CH Motif's John Bernard Books, and the aforementioned OES. 

CH Killara's Brighter Than the Sun TD 

 It was the Papillon, Uno, taking home the big rosette and the Field Spaniel, Maiko, collecting the reserve ribbon. It was te first BIS of the year for Uno. Congratulations to breeders/owners Pat & Chris Jones.

NEW DOG2WATCH IN OHIO

GCH CH Hampton Court Broxden What In Carnation 

The Ravenna Kennel Club drew Top ranked dogs from all over the US for their two shows in Tallmadge OH on May 9th and 10th. The seven that BIS judge Peggy Lloyd saw on Saturday were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Legacy Random Titleist, the Black & Tan Coonhound, GCH CH Bayaway Jersey's Due Process of Law, the Boxer, GCH CH Mephisto's Speak Of The Devil, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Hampton Court Broxden What In Carnation, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Tibetan Spaniel, GCH CH Kan Sing's Po-Ba-Ri At Arundina, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It v Kenlyn. 

GCH CH Pequest General Tso 

Her Best was the Smooth Fox, Debbie, and her Reserve, the Peke, The General. It was the fifth BIS in ten final outings this year for the daughter of 2010’s Number One Dog All Breeds. Four of those BIS have come in the last month. Debbie is currently the country’s Number One Smooth Fox Terrier and Number Two Terrier. All in all, we think it is time we admit that Debbie is a Dog2Watch. 

GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It v Kenlyn 
(photo by Amber Jade Aanensen)

Debbie would be back in the final ring on Sunday along with the above named Boxer, Tibbie, and GSD. Joining them were the Sussex Spaniel, GCH CH Remedi’s Churchill Downs, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Torquay Midnight Victory, the aforementioned Boxer, and the Toy Manchester Terrier, GCH CH Cottage Lakes Our Lady Of Fatima. 

GCH CH Remedi’s Churchill Downs 

Judge Judy Harrington named the GSD, Rumor, BIS and the Sussex, Rufus. It was the 28th BIS in 59 final appearances this year for the nation’s Number One Dog All Breeds.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

FOUR DAYS IN GEORGIA



GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

We don’t get to report a Best In Show by a Cairn Terrier very often, so we are delighted to tell you that GCH CH Angus Glen-Ayr’s Stevie Wonder was judge Carolyn Herbel’s BIS at the Columbus Kennel Club show on May 7th in Perry GA.

Joining Stevie in the final were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Blindside, the Greyhound, GCH CH GrandCru Giaconda, the Black Russian Terrier, GCH CH Russian Bear’s Not Just Another Rock Starr, the RBIS, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the Standard Poodle, Kaylen’s Strike a Pose, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Signature’s Abby Scuito.

It was the first for Stevie and the first BIS by Cairn this year.   Congratulations to breeders Drew & Ann Angus, owner Roberta Perry, and handler Armando Morales.  We hope to have a photo for you soon.

GCH CH Baha Persian Of Interest CD RN SC OA MXJ NF

Stevie would return to the final ring at Friday’s Southeast Alabama Kennel Club show along with the above named Springer and Shih Tzu.  Joining them in judge Dr Steve Keating were the Saluki, GCH CH Baha Persian Of Interest CD RN SC OA MXJ NF, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Paragon's Absolutely Entertaining O'Kristari, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Erin N Advocate's Special Agent BN RN CGC, and the Belgian Tervuren, GCH CH Sindarin’s Where The Magic Begins.

GCH CH Sindarin’s Where The Magic Begins

Best went to the multi-titled Saluki, Pepe, and Reserve went to the Tervuren, Dizney.  It was the first BIS of the year for Pepe and owner/handler Caroline Coile.  Congratulations to Caroline and breeders Margaret Ferrando & Patsy Hoy.

GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez)

The Macon Kennel Club took over on Saturday and put judge James Frederiksen in the final ring with the returning Springer, Greyhound, Westie, & Tervuren, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Big Beach’s Surfin Safari, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), and the Boston Terrier, GCH CH QB’s The Game Changer.

His BIS was the smallest among them, the Chihuahua, Sonnito, and his RBIS was the Greyhound, Gia.  Sonnito is the Number Toy Dog with two BIS and 27 Toy Groups.

GCH CH GrandCru Giaconda
(photo by Edmilson Reis)

Col Joe Purkhiser closed it out at Sunday’s MKC encore.  The seven dogs he considered were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Ashdown’s Time to Thrill, the aforementioned Greyhound & Black Russian Terrier, the West Highland White Terrier, White Oaks Invincible Snowplow, the returning Shih Tzu, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Blitzin Georgette Tres Jolie At DeMartini, and the Tervuren, Dizney.

GCH CH Russian Bear’s Not Just Another Rock Starr

Going to the head of the line was the Greyhound, Gia, closely followed by the BRT, Ringo.  Gia is the nation’s Number Five Hound with eight BIS and 19 Hound Groups this year.