Wednesday, 10 July 2013


GCH CH Newcastle's Blame it on the Sun

We’re going to steel and country for our next reports, first to Vandergrift PA, some 20 miles east of Pittsburgh, where the Bushy Run Kennel Club gave us two shows two weeks ago.  Saturday’s opener saw judge Angela Porpora in the final ring with the Black Cocker Spaniel, CH Sovran's Aranjuez, the Black & Tan Coonhound, GCH CH Foxfire Full Force Gale, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Amorok's Light Brigade At Kadi, the White Bull Terrier, GCH CH Global Mighty White At Kilacabar, the Papillon, GCH CH Fenice Le Beaudreaux, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Glenleigh Gang's 'N Roses, and the Briard, GCH CH Lighting Strike El Xargall.

Taking the top awards was the Coonhound with the Best and the Siberian with the Reserve.  It’s the first for the two year old bitch.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Robert Urban and owner Andrea McIlwaine.  Perhaps some of their friends can tell them we would be happy to post the BIS & RBIS photos if provided.

Sunday, Frank Washabaugh would see the same Coonhound, Papillon, Bichon, & Briard, the Vizsla, GCH CH Double Gun's A Royal Flush, the Bullmastiff, GCH CH Newcastle's Blame it on the Sun, and the Bedlington Terrier, GCH CH Lamz Heads I Win Tails You Lose.

Fenice Le Beaudreaux

His Best was the Bullmastiff, Soleil, and his Reserve was the Papillon, Beaudreaux.   It’s the first BIS of the year for Soleil.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Anthony Scully, co-breeders Dr James & Marilyn Schaap, owner Kathy Spenser, and handler Lindsey Cook.

GCH CH Yarrow Venerie Ticket To Ride
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

This past weekend the Norfolk Terrier, GCH CH Yarrow Venerie Ticket To Ride, was 275 miles south of Pittsburgh in Huntington WV where he took both of the BIS at the hometown Huntington Kennel Club two shows.  On Saturday Rider was Randy Garren’s pick for BIS and the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Vogelflight’s “Honor” to Pillowtalk was his RBIS.  Rounding out the seven finalists were the Pointer, GCH CH Oncore Mykyna Storm, the Whippet, GCH CH Bo-Bett’s Speed Bump, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Snowmist's Quidditch Seeker, the Pomeranian, CH Canton Jet Li, and the Belgian Tervuren, CH Axel Du Voie De Louve.

GCH CH Vogelflight’s “Honor” to Pillowtalk 
(Photo by Tom Weigand, The Winning Image)

Sunday judge Dana Kirkland would see it the same way placing Rider and Honor one/two while the same Pointer, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, GCH CH Camelot's Ventura Adventure, the Samoyed, CH White Eagle's Full Moon Rising On Alpine Glo, the Long Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Mini Cooper (Lamuno), and the Belgian Malinois, CH Mersons Juan In A Million.

Rider is the country’s Number One Norfolk Terrier and Number Five Terrier with four BIS and 29 Terrier Groups.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013


GCH CH Sandstorm Blue Nile Bubbles of Jatara

Yesterday we told you how well the Saluki, GCH CH Sandstorm Blue Nile Bubbles of Jatara, and the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, did a week ago out in the Pacific Northwest.  This week Bubbles and Classie were in Missouri and Michigan collecting BIS.

GCH CH Grandgables Jolie Victor Ludorum 
(Photo by Diane Larson)

Bubbles was in Sedalia MO on Friday for the Jefferson City Missouri Kennel Club’s opener.  Joining her in Susan St John-Brown’s final were the Labrador Retriever, Charm’s No More Credit, the Black Russian Terrier, GCH CH Valkyrie’s Funny Girl RN, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, GCH CH Cumhill Hellraiser, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Xela’s Party Hat, the Miniature Poodle, CH Raziel She’s A Star For Juniper, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgables Jolie Victor Ludorum.  Bubbles took home her first of two big rosettes of the stop and the Sheltie, Ludo, collected the reserve ribbon.

GCH CH Mcmatt’s Autumn Breeze

At Saturday’s day two show judge Thomas Touzel went over the Parti-Color Cocker Spaniel, Sugarfrance Shasta Sunshine, the Saluki, Bubbles, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Blue Max Pretty Woman V Encore, the same StaffyBull, the Chinese Crested, GCH CH Deja Vu I Want A Talk About Me, the Standard Poodle, Vic-Tori’s Love Letters, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Mcmatt’s Autumn Breeze. 

Judge Touzel would like the Australian Shepherd, Breezy, for the BIS and the Cocker, Shasta, as his RBIS.  It’s the second this year for Breezy and handler Paul Catterson in six trips to the final ring.

GCH CH Foxbend Colour Me More

Bubbles and handler Erin Roberts would be back on Sunday to collect another BIS win, this one from judge Jack Ireland.  Judge Ireland would also like the Parsons Russell Terrier, GCH CH Foxbend Colour Me More, more than he liked the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Kan-Point’s Makin’ The Chase, the Bullmastiff, CH Newcastle’s Cutting Edge, the above named Affenpinscher, the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Nustar Dolly Pardon Me Boys, or the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Kingsbury Tail Ridge Road.

Bubbles is the country’s Number One Saluki and the Number Five Hound with seven BIS and 36 Hound Groups.

The Min Pin, Classie, took in the Ann Arbor Kennel Club’s two shows in Monroe MI and went home with two more Toy Groups and another BIS.  The BIS came at Saturday’s day one show under judge Patti Widdick Neale.  Joining them were the American Water Spaniel, GCH CH Waterway Game Crk Hot Diggity JH, a Smooth Dachshund from the classes, Grandgables Ms French Kiss, the Newfoundland, CH Pouch Cove’s Seabrook Enough Said, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Goldsands Columbus, her RBIS, the Standard Poodle, CH By Request Bon Mot, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Stonepillar’s Steel Blu.

CH By Request Bon Mot

The win brings Classie’s official BIS total at 34 BIS and 63 Toy Groups. 

GCH CH Longo Miller N Lore's Diamond Lil

On Sunday judge Debra Thornton would make the Great Dane, GCH CH Longo Miller N Lore's Diamond Lil, BIS and the Treeing Walker Coonhound, GCH CH Alexanders Gold Rush Xcetera, RBIS while Classie, the Brittany, GCH CH Brookewood's Just Too Hot CDX MX MXB MXJ MJB XF, the same Russell Terrier, Bosse, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Bret D N Engine Co To The Rescue, and the Bearded Collie, CH Daybar’s For Your Eyes Only.

GCH CH Alexanders Gold Rush Xcetera

Scout is the nation’s Number One Great Dane, Number Two Working Dog, and Number Nine Dog All Breeds with 14 BIS and 28 Working Groups.

Monday, 8 July 2013


GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore

Let’s check in with the Pacific Northwest where some of our biggest numbers have been the last two weeks.  A week ago in Mt Vernon WA the Bell Vernon Kennel Association hosted two shows and the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, made the most of the close to home venue, taking both of the BIS offered.

GCH CH Whistlestop's Fire & Ice
(Photo by Kayla Bertagnolli courtesy of Best In Show Daily)

On Saturday Ally and handler Tim Brazier impressed judge Kent Delaney more than did the Irish Water Spaniel, GCH CH Whistlestop's Fire & Ice, who impressed him more than did his remaining five finalists, the Smooth Dachshund, GCH CH Spellbound's You Go First, the Newfoundland, CH Susitna's Deal Me In, the West Highland White Terrier, CH Camcrest Andsurely Jasmine, the Pug, CH Moonstruck's Smooth Sailing, and the Belgian Tervuren, CH Blackfyres Wyld Kazmanian Devil CD.

GCH CH Sanbar’s Ride The Winds

At Sunday’s closer Lou Guerrero liked Ally more than he did his Reserve, the Brittany, GCH CH Sanbar’s Ride The Winds, an Afghan Hound from the classes, Kaimar’s The Truth Will Set You Free, the same Newfoundland, the Parson Russell Terrier, GCH CH Shasta N Sonship It’s A Skip, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Full Of Malarky Miles Of Aisles, and an Australian Shepherd from the Bred By Exhibitor class, Polaris Goldcrest Notorious B.I.G.

Ally is the Number One Standard Poodle, the Number One Non-Sporting Dog, and the Number Ten Dog All Breeds with 12 BIS this year.

GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare
(Photo by Lisa Uhacz)

Meanwhile down in Redmond OR, AKC’s Number Three Dog All Breeds, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, was enjoying her west coast visit, snapping up all three big rosettes offered by the Mount Bachelor Kennel Club. 

GCH CH Flying Ford I'll Lasso The Moon For Ya

On Friday Classie and the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Flying Ford I'll Lasso The Moon For Ya, finished one/two under judge Christie Smith.  We suppose she might have chosen the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Hil-N-Don & Canyonwood Seemore Of Me, the Saluki, GCH CH Sandstorm Blue Nile Bubbles of Jatara, the Siberian Husky, Kaniska' Kauz For Komotion at Talkeetna, the above named Parson Russell Terrier, or the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Woodstock’s Belle Star, but she didn’t.

GCH CH Woodstock’s Belle Star

Charlotte Patterson had Saturday’s final and she chose Classie as her Best and the returning Australian Shepherd, Belle, as her Reserve.   Also on hand were the same Springer, Saluki, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Tiburon’s Arsenal, the Smooth Fox Terrier, GCH CH Absolutely Talk of the Town, and the Dalmatian, CH Alfredrich Indigo Dark Roast of Robbsdale.

CH Absolutely Talk of the Town

At Sunday’s closer judge Terry Stacy pulled Classie and the aforementioned Smooth Fox, Taylor, for his top awards.  Joining them were the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH C H Mountain View National Acclaim, the now familiar Saluki, Doberman, & Australian Shepherd, and the Dalmatian, Merry Go Round Express.  The three wins would bring Classie’s 2013 take to 33 BIS in 61 final appearances.

GCH CH Alpine’s Ring of Fire CGC

This past weekend, Classie would head back to the east coast and Oregon fanciers would move to Bandon OR for the Coos Kennel Club’s two offerings.  Mike Macbeth had the day one final and assembled the Sussex Spaniel, GCH CH Chatapa Jason And The Argonauts, the Whippet, GCH CH Cottonwood Versace at Coreymore, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Highwood Call of The Wild, the American Staffordshire Terrier, GCH CH Alpine’s Ring of Fire CGC, the Silky Terrier, GCH CH Tawny Mist Myan Mystic, the Keeshond, GCH CH Jen’ndi’s Lyrical Dreams For Jo-Lyn, and the Border Collie, Lacey Cashel Ewe Green Eyed Monster Ewe.

GCH CH Chatapa Jason And The Argonauts

It was the AmStaff, Phoenix, taking the BIS and the Sussex, Jason, with the RBIS.  It was Phoenix’s second BIS of the year.  Both have come in the last six weeks.

GCH CH Penndragon Owain

Phoenix and the above named Whippet were back on Sunday for judge Charles Trotter’s final along with the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Hil-N-Don & Canyonwood Seemore of Me, the Newfoundland, GCH CH Linkville’s What About Me, the Pomeranian, GCH CH AC Dynasty Dream Works, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Penndragon Owain, and the Puli, GCH CH Mt Hood Leapin Linni Of Tordor.  This time Phoenix would get the RBIS.  The BIS would go to the Poodle, Owain.  The white Standard Poodle has two BIS in 19 visits to the final ring this year.


GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)

In four of the six seasons that we have been bringing you Dog Show Poop, the race has been between two dogs and this season is shaping up to finish that way.  As we reportedyesterday, the Number Two Dog All Breeds, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse, spent last week in New England collecting five BIS and six Working Groups.  The wins were worth better than 5000 points.  One might have thought that this would gain some ground on the Number One Dog, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, who leads all dogs by more than 11,000 points. 

GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell

(Photo by Infocusbymiguel) 

Sky took in three shows in California.  However, the three shows were the Channel City Kennel Club, the Santa Maria Kennel Club, and the Ventura County Dog Fanciers Association, making for one of the largest weekends on the west coast this year.  And, as we have come to expect, Sky swept all three shows.  At Friday’s CCKC final Sky was Paula Niekel’s BIS and the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell, was her RBIS.  Also making the day one final were the Field Spaniel, CH Promenade’s Pay It Forward, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Soquel’s Chocolate Rocks, the Maltese, GCH CH Scylla’s Small Kraft Re-lit, the Keeshond, GCH CH Summerwind’s Rumor Has It, and the Canaan Dog, GCH CH Pleasant Hill Magnum Of Samara.

GCH CH Durandel Bella Donna

Finishing one/two at Saturday’s SMKC show were Sky and the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Durandel Bella Donna.  Joining them in Carl Anderson’s final were the German Shothaired Pointer, GCH CH Dogwdcreek’s La Vita E Belle, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Thaon’s Wall Street, the Great Pyrenees, GCH CH Honor’s Promise Of The Future, the same Maltese, Hank, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Woodstock’s Belle Starr.

GCH CH Dogwdcreek’s La Vita E Belle 
(Photo by Kayla Bertagnolli courtesy of Best In Show Daily)

At Sunday’s VDFA closer, judge Charlotte McGowen would make Sky her Best and the GSP. Belle, her Reserve.  Staying hopeful to the end were the previously seen Bloodhound, Kissy, the Alaskan Malamute, GCH CH Peace River Silverice Summer Solstice, the Silky Terrier, GCH CH Karisma Heart And Soul, the aforementioned Miniature Poodle, and the returning Australian Shepherd.

The three wins brought Sky around 5100 points, actually increasing her lead slightly over the Portie, Matisse.  Sky and handler Gabriel Rangel now have 34 BIS and 69 Terrier Groups this year.  The question is, "How long can these two sustain this pace?".  You might remember that our top two last year actually picked up the pace after midyear.  Stay tuned.  You don’t want miss any of this.