Tuesday, July 29, 2014

TWO TWO CONTINUE TO THRILL

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

The hometown Greenville Kennel Club closed the four day set in that South Carolina City with judge Lesley Hiltz in the final ring with the a powerhouse seven of the Vizsla, GCH CH Szizlin Rhapsody Never Say Never, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, the Pug, GCH CH Caper’s Sirius Endeavor, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Spotted Bliss Oreo Delight, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect. 

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 
 (photo by Rhonda Cassidy) 

Best went to AKC’s Number Two Dog All Breeds, the OES, Swagger, Reserve to the Number One Dog, the PWD, Matisse. The win brings Swagger’s 2014 record to 49 BIS and 88 Herding Groups. Swagger and Matisse have treated fanciers to seven consecutive head-to-head performances over the last two weeks with Swagger winning four and Matisse three. We are so grateful to the two teams that have bought us these two dogs this year for making this one of the most memorable seasons we have seen.

SPRINGER REPEATS IN RHODE ISLAND

GCH CH Cerise Celtic Thunder 

We return to the East Coast where the Providence County Kennel Club wrapped their two day stop in Kingston RI on Sunday. BIS judge Joy Brewster would see the same seven that judge Theresa saw on Saturday, the English springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Celtic Thunder, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Lacey’s Deck Plate Leader, the Boxer, GCH CH Shadigee’s Sequel To Legends, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Br’Er Fox Philippa Of Hunterston, the Pug, GCH CH Charchen’s Billy The Kid, the Chow Chow, GCH CH Chowlamar’s Rebelrun Mr Kidd, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Bramley’s Green Mountain Boy. 

GCH CH Lacey’s Deck Plate Leader 

And she would chose the same BIS, the Springer, Liam. However, she would name a different RBIS, the PBGV, Chief. Liam now has five BIS and 16 Sporting Groups on the year.

Monday, July 28, 2014

LONGVIEW KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Copperridge What’s Your Dream 

The Longview Kennel Club was in their east Texas hometown this weekend for two shows. Saturday’s final saw judge Nikki Riggsbee going over the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Ehrenvogel Achy Breaky Heart, the Saluki, GCH CH Appalachia’s Allamyrra Hajji, the Akita, GCH CH Stardust’s See You At The Show RN, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Gangways Mission Engineer, the King Charles & Ruby English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH Novel Backroads Run For The Roses, the Tibetan Terrier, GCH CH Bluvali Players Paradigm, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Copperridge What’s Your Dream. 

GCH CH Gangways Mission Engineer 

Best went to the Aussie, Vivian, and Reserve to the Schnauzer, Diesel. The win puts Vivian in a dead heat for Number One Australian Shepherd with three BIS and 14 Herding groups this season. 

Sunday BIS judge Randy Garren would see and all new seven, the Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Iceage V Tum-Tums Vriendjes, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Dezperado’s Hallelujah, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, CH Aranisles Brute Force, the Papillon, GCH CH InVolo The King of Pop, the Standard Poodle, CH Harwood Cookies For Breakfast, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Tang Dynasty Rocky. 

GCH CH InVolo The King of Pop

His Best would be the PBGV, Scoop, and his Reserve would be the Papillon, Jackson. It was the first BIS this year for Scoop and handler Clint Livingston. Congratulations to Clint, breeder Gwen Huikeshoven , and owner Nick Frost.

LOMPOC KENNEL CLUB


GCH CH Brocair’s HRH Prince Harry 
(photo by Infocusbymiguel)

A cursory view of this blog may lead one to think that our primary focus is on the Top Ten Dogs All Breeds. While it is true that the names of the top ranked canines are repeated frequently here, the fact is we show case every dog that wins a group and keep detailed statistics on every dog that has won a BIS or RBIS, a group that numbers nearly 400 so far this year. 

We start our Monday Morning Mop Up out on the West Coast where one of those less well-known names claimed a Best In Show. The Lakeland Terrier, GCH CH Brocair’s HRH Prince Harry, was Houston Clark’s BIS at Saturday’s Lompoc Kennel Club show in that California town. Joining Harry in the final ring were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Foxboro N Shardust Authentic, the Borzoi, GCH CH Majenkir Bookstor Vintage Glamour, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Marienburg’s Special Ops Commando, the RBIS, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, GCH CH Forestcreek Louisiana Lagniappe, the Keeshond, GCH CH Skylines Unit Of Measure, and the Australian Cattle Dog, GCH CH Kokopelli’s SoBe It. Harry is the nation’s Number One Lakeland Terrier with two BIS and four Terrier Groups this year. 

GCH CH Thaon’s Wallstreet 

Harry would be the only of Saturday’s finalists to make it back to the final ring on Sunday. Joining him in judge June Penta’s ring were the German Shorthaired Pointer, CH VJK-Myst Garbonita’s California Journey, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Thaon’s Wallstreet, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Chancellor Flirts High Flyin Gladiator, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitimes What The Inferno, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Newtnine Crown Of Queen, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Copper Hills No Reservations.

GCH CH Newtnine Crown Of Queen 

She would choose the Afghan, Wally, as her Best and the Bichon, Queenie, as her Reserve. Wally does not maintain a campaigner’s show schedule, but still has four BIS and 21 Hound Groups in 2014 to make him the Number Two Afghan Hound.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

TOP TWO ON TOP AGAIN

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 
 (photo by Jeffrey Hanlin) 

 Our Top Two Dogs All Breeds, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect, continue to thrill fanciers in Greenville SC where they finished one/two in judge Marjorie Martorella’s final at Saturday’s Piedmont Kennel Club show. 

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect 

Rounding out the seven were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Evergreen Good Intentions, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Connacht A Ha Penny Will Do, the Pug, GCH CH Caper’s Sirius Endeavor, and the Schipperke, GCH CH Bonchien Bee-Utiful Ba-Bee. 

The win brings Matisse’s 2014 record to 75 BIS and 100 Working Groups. Yup. He has won 75 percent of the finals in which he has appeared.

SCOTTIE BEST IN PENNSYLVANIA

GCH CH McVan’s To Russia With Love 

When last we visited Bloomsburg PA we told you that judge Lowell Davis chose the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble, and the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH McVan’s To Russia With Love, as his BIS and RBIS at Friday’s Lakawanna Kennel Club show. At Saturday’s LKC redux judge James Reynolds would see it the other way round, choosing the Scottie, Knopa, as his Best and the Beagle, Miss P, as his Reserve. 

GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble 
 (photo by Kayla Bertagnolli) 

Joining the fun were the ASCOB Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Blondheim’s Easy Matters, the Akita, GCH CH Cr-Wicca’s Trade Secret, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Surrey Cherry Garcia, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Classical’s My Turn. Knopa is the nation’s Number One Scottish Terrier, and the Number Five Terrier with four BIS and 25 Terrier Groups.

SPRINGER BEST IN RHODE ISLAND

GCH CH Cerise Celtic Thunder 

We will start our report on Saturday’s shows in New England where the Providence Kennel Club opened a two day set in Kingston RI. Lining up in judge Theresa Hundt’s final were the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Cerise Celtic Thunder, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GCH CH Lacey’s Deck Plate Leader, the Boxer, GCH CH Shadigee’s Sequel To Legends, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Br’Er Fox Philippa Of Hunterston, the Pug, GCH CH Charchen’s Billy The Kid, the Chow Chow, GCH CH Chowlamar’s Rebelrun Mr Kidd, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Bramley’s Green Mountain Boy. 

Her Best was the Springer, Liam, and her Reserve was the Pug, Billy. Liam now has four BIS and 15 Sporting Groups this year.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

LAKAWANNA KENNEL CLUB

GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble 

Before we start with today’s results let’s tell you about Friday’s Lackawanna Kennel Club show. Judge Lowell Davis’ final featured the Irish setter, GCH CH Stoneypoint’s Time To Reign, the 15” Beagle, GCH CH Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble, the Akita, GCH CH CR-Wicca’s Trade Secret, the Scottish Terrier, CCH CH McVan’s To Russia With Love, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Miniature Poodle, GCH CH Surrey Cherry Garcia, and the Finnish Lapphund, GCH CH Lumiturpa Tapakka. 

CCH CH McVan’s To Russia With Love 

Taking the BIS was the Beagle, Miss P. Grabbing the RBIS was the Scottie, Knopa. It was the eighth BIS in 34 final appearances this year for Miss P.

Friday, July 25, 2014

TOP TWO MEET AGAIN

GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect 

The hometown Greenville Kennel Club had the day two spot in that South Carolina city and they put judge Mary Ann Alston in the final ring with the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Legacy Random Titleist, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded, the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Goodtime Charlie, the Pug, GCH CH Caper's Sirius Endeavor, the Bulldog, GCH CH Imperious HamItUp Southern Bell, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect. 

GCH CH Claircreek’s Impression de Matisse 

She would name the country’s Number Two Dog All Breeds, OES, Swagger, her Best and the Number One Dog All Breeds, the Portie, Matisse, her Reserve. It has become common for the top dogs to avoid one another through much of the season. We have been lucky this year to see several of our Top Ten Dogs frequently meeting at the same venue. Our Top Two have been particularly entertaining to watch. Swagger’s 2014 record now stands at 48 BIS and 86 Herding Groups.

POODLE BEST IN OHIO

GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire 

The nation’s Number Three Dog, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, was judge Pat Trotter’s BIS at today’s Dan Emmett Kennel Club opener in Marion OH. Challenging Flame for the win were the RBIS, the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Telltale American Ride, the Black & Tan Coonhound, GCH CH Foxfire Full Force Gale, the Boxer, GCH CH Brisbane "N" Blue Monday's Diamonds Are Decadent, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Sanherpinc Poporopo At Teritails, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCH CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez), and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv’s Sultry Sensation. 


GCH CH Telltale American Ride 

Flame is AKC’s Number One Non-Sporting Dog with 29 BIS in 76 final appearances this year.