Saturday, April 19, 2014

SECOND BIS FOR SIBERIAN

GCH CH Topaz Bad Action 

Yesterday the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Topaz Bad Action, was in Southern California collecting a BIS at the Conejo Kennel Club show in City of Industry CA. Today he was in the San Francisco Bay Area picking up the BIS at the Chief Solano Kennel Club show in Vallejo CA. 

 Joining Reese and handler Stephanie House in judge Dr Dale Simmons were the Field Spaniel, GCH CH Promenade's Pay It Forward, the Basset Hound GCH Topsfield-Sanchu Eenie Meenie Miney Moe, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Absolutely Talk Of The Town, the Maltese, CH P-Birdie Of Princess MTS, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Fulla Bull Soulja Boy, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Bon Idee's Love American Style RN CA CGC. 

The win brings Topaz’ 2014 record to two BIS and nine Working Groups.

HARRIER BIS IN IDAHO

GCH CH Pacific Happytail's Heartbreaker 

The Palouse Hills Dog Fanciers were far away from the crowds today in Lewiston ID for day two of the Lewiston spring cluster. 

Dr Gareth Morgan-Jones had the judge’s book for Saturday’s final and the company of the Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash's Ruggedly Handsome, the Harrier, GCH CH Pacific Happytail's Heartbreaker, the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Peace River's Gathers No Moss At Sunstra, the American Staffordshire Terrier, CH Sierra's Ground Zero, the Havanese, GCH CH Peluito's Papi Chulo, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Country Luvz A Rockstar, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Tang Dynasty Rocky. 


GCH CH Rainbow Splash's Ruggedly Handsome 

The BIS was the Harrier. The RBIS was the Brittany. It’s the first BIS for the four year old dog and handler Luke Baggenstos. Congratulations to Luke, breeder/owner Wendy McCleery, co-breeder Karen A Crary, and owners Steve & Eileen Biles.

DOBERMAN BIS IN OHIO

CH Philmar Superman 

The Medina Kennel Club is sharing the weekend in Columbus OH with the Central Ohio Kennel Club. Judge Joan Luna Liebes had the MKC final and her choice of the Golden Retriever, GCH CH My Buddy's Eye Of The Beholder RA NA, the Whippet, GCH CH Artemis Hypnotic Opium SC, the Doberman Pinscher, CH Philmar Superman, the Wire Fox Terrier, CH Adiebabes Griffin In Sanherpinc, the Yorkshire Terrier, GCH CH Stratford's Rose De France, the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Ken's Always Gets The Last Laugh, and the Pyrenean Shepherd, GCH CH La Brise Sun Bear. 


GCH CH La Brise Sun Bear 

 Her top two were the Doberman, Clark, and the Pyrenean Shepherd, Sunny Bear. It was the second consecutive BIS in just three trips to the final ring.

PWD BIS AT OLD DOMINION

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 

A Best In Show at the Old Dominion Kennel Club of Northern Virginia spring show has been for decades one of the most prestigious titles in the dog game. 

The seven hoping to secure the award from BIS judge Dorothy Collier were the English Setter, GCH CH Weymouths En Fuego, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Colored Bull Terrier, GCH CH Banbury Bedrock Bright Star Bright, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), the Tibetan Terrier, CH Aurora's Welcome To The Jungle, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Stonepillar's Steel Blu. 

GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez) 

This year’s title goes to the US’ Number One Dog All Breeds, the Portie, Matisse. The Reserve award went to the Chihuahua, Sonnito Matisse continues on his record pace, now standing at 36 BIS and 48 Working Groups this year.

SPRINGER WINS IN MASSACHUSETTS

CH Legacy Random Titleist 

The Pioneer Valley Kennel Club had the coveted Saturday spot in West Springfield MA and they put judge Peter Frost in the final ring. Joining him were the English Springer Spaniel, CH Legacy Random Titleist, the Norwegian Elkhound, GCH CH Tioka’s American Ride, the Akita GCH CH CR-Wicca’s Trade Secret, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Bluestone Mirror Mirror, the Pekingese, CH Pequest General Tso, the Xoloitzquintli, GCH CH Bayshore Giorgio Armani, and a German Shepherd Dog from the classes, Keylis Spotlite Just Do It. Taking the BIS was the Springer, Titleist. Collecting the RBIS was the 18 month old GSD. 

 It’s the first BIS in seven final attempts for Titleist. Congratulations to breeder/owner Kellie, FitzGerald, co-breeders David Rand & Jason Douglas, and owners Robert & Sandra Mochoviak.

GREYHOUND BEST IN FLORIDA

GCH CH GrandCru Phelps Insignia 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Our first results today come in from Zolfo Springs FL where the Heartland Dog Club of Florida is set up for the weekend. Today’s final was judge Col Joe Purkhiser’s call. The seven seeking his favor were the English Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Edgewood Casino Celebrity, the Greyhound, GCH CH GrandCru Phelps Insignia, the Black Russian Terrier, GCH CH Malahovskiy Graf Rossiyskiy CD CGC RAE CA, the Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH CH Ciarrai’s Beltane Embers, the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Kaylen’s Kahlua, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Targa Talk About Kaylens, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Riverside Captain Orange CGC. 

GCH CH Kaylen’s Kahlua 
(photo by Vincent)

The two that succeeded were the Greyhound, Freckles, and the Chinese Crested, Kahlua. It’s the first BIS of the year for AKC’s Number One Greyhound in five final appearances. Congratulations to breeder./owner/handler Rindi Gaudet, co-breeder/owner Melanie Steele, and owner Amy Phelan.

NEW NUMBER ONE HOUND

GCH CH Tashtins Lookin For Trouble 

The Bloomington Indiana Kennel Club had the Friday spot in Terre Haute IN and they asked judge Theresa Hundt to take the final ring. The seven dogs she went over were the English Setter, GCH CH Stargaze'R 'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don’t Tell, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtins Lookin For Trouble, the Bullmastiff, GCH CH Dal Primo Magic Moment CGC, the Dandie Dinmont, GCH CH King’s Mtn. Angelina Ballerina, the Japanese Chin, GCH CH Randalets Wok N In Sunshine, the Schipperke, CH Mardeck’s The Sorcerer’s Son, and the German Shepherd Dog, CH Woodside's Megabucks. 

GCH CH Stargaze'R 'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don’t Tell 

Finishing one/two were the Beagle, Miss P, and the Setter, Teller. Miss P is now the Number One Hound in the US with four BIS and 15 Hound Groups after collecting three BIS and five Hound Groups this month.

BABY BEAGLE BIS IN LOUISIANA

Torquay Midnight Victory 

The Shreveport Kennel Club opened The Casino Royale Cluster in Bossier City LA on Friday. Judge Dr Carol White-Moser had the final and a superb seven to consider. 

They were the Curly-Coated Retriever, GCH CH Clarion’s Blackberry Bramble, the 15” Beagle, Torquay Midnight Victory, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, GCH CH Derby's Taste with Gusto, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Thunderwood’s First Robin Of Spring, the Maltese, CH Scruffy’s-Validian Busy Buzzing Around, the Tibetan Terrier, CH Kimik’s Who Dunnit, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Just A Little Crush. 

GCH CH Coventry Just A Little Crush 

Her BIS was the seven month old Beagle, Victoria, and her RBIS was the Corgi, Etta. It’s the first weekend out for Victoria and breeder/owner/handler Marcelo Chagas. Victoria may very well be the  youngest Hound to ever win an AKC BIS.  All we can say is, Wow!

CONEJO KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Topaz Bad Action 

Our next stop is in Southern California where the Conejo Kennel Club has completed their two day set. Thursday’s final was in the hands of judge Sheila DiNardo who considered the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Sandpiper’s Let Freedom Ring, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek's Limited Edition, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Topaz Bad Action, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Hjohoo’s Save Hjour Love For Me, the Pekingese, GCH CH Dunkirk Imagine That, the Finnish Spitz, GCH CH Mickywins Mainio Skandia CGC, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Coventry Fly Me To The Moon. 

 Her Best was the Siberian, Reese, her Reserve, the Golden, Freedom. It’s the first BIS in eight final appearances this year for Reese. Congratulations to breeder/owner Cheryl French and handler Stephanie House. 

GCH CH Sandpiper’s Let Freedom Ring 

The Golden, Freedom, would be the only of Thursday’s finalists to make it back to judge Robert Widden’s BIS ring. She was joined by the Basenji, GCH CH Jasiri-Sukari Win Tin Tin, the Boxer, GCH CH Hi Jinx This Is How I Roll, the Miniature Bull Terrier, GCH CH Dytona VIP, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitimes What The Inferno, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Karmel’s Banana In Pajamas, and the Australian Cattle Dog, CH Kokopelli’s SoBe It. 

GCH CH Hitimes What The Inferno 

Freedom, the Golden, took the BIS, the second time around, and the Pom, Danny, scampered away with the RBIS. The Golden Retriever breed is always competitive and this year is no exception with three Goldens currently in the Top Twenty Sporting Dogs. Freedom is the country’s Number One Golden Retriever with two BIS and ten Sporting Groups to her name this year.

BRITTANY BEST IN IDAHO

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

The Palouse Hills Dog Fanciers show in Lewiston ID was one of five Friday offerings across the nation. Judge Loraine Boutwell had the day one final for the Lewiston Spring Cluster and her pick of the Brittany GCH CH Rainbow Splash's Ruggedly Handsome, the Harrier, GCH CH Pacific Happytail's Heartbreaker, the Alaskan Malamute CH Peace River's Gathers No Moss At Sunstra, the American Staffordshire Terrier, CH Sierra's Ground Zero, the Havanese, GCH CH Peluito's Papi Chulo, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Lakeridge Sovereign, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Tang Dynasty Rocky. 

CH Sierra's Ground Zero 

The Brittany, Beckett, was her BIS and the AmStaff, Trigger, was her RBIS. Beckett is the nation’s Number One Sporting Dog and Number Six Dog All Breeds with five BIS and 19 Sporting Groups.