Saturday, July 4, 2015

FRIDAY IN WEST VIRGINIA

GCH CH Hill Country’s Tag I’m It 
(photo by Gay Glazbrook)

The Huntington Kennel Club opened a three day set in their West Virginia hometown Friday and asked judge Robert Slay to choose a BIS and RBIS. His options were the Clumber Spaniel, GCH CH Nexus Roundhay Cmdr Adam Dalgliesh, the Greyhound, GCH CH CrandCru Giaconda, the Boxer, GCH CH TKO’s Izzy’s Mr Twisted Oliver, the Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Angus Glen-Ayr’s Stevie Wonder, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country’s Tag I’m It, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Tiburcio da Maya, and the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, GCH CH Starpon’s Chere Brigitte. 

GCH CH CrandCru Giaconda 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Finishing one/two were the Pug, JJ, and the Greyhound, Gia. JJ is AKC’s Number One Pug and Number Five Toy Dog with four BIS and 20 Toy Groups this year.

FRIDAY IN VENTURA

GCH CH Round Town Queen of Hearts of Maryscot 
(photo by Diana Han)

Californian fanciers are spending their Fourth in beautiful Ventura CA. The Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Round Town Queen of Hearts of Maryscot, continued her winning ways taking Friday’s Channel City Kennel Club show. 

GCH CH Vjk-Myst Garbonita's California Journey 
(photo by Kayla Bertagnolli)

Challenging Queenie for the win were the RBIS, the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Vjk-Myst Garbonita's California Journey, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek's Limited Edition, the Newfoundland, GCH CH Seacrest's I'm Not What You Think, the Papillon, GCH CH InVolo Wanna Be Startin' Somethin', the Keeshond, GCH CH Skyline's Unit Of Measure, and the Bouvier des Flandres, and the GCH CH Brocade Lil Deuce Coupe Barjen. 

With six BIS in the last five weeksand a 2015 total of 15 BIS and 29 Terrier Groups, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Queenie in the Top Ten Dogs All Breeds by the end of the weekend.

FRIDAY IN DALLAS

GCH CH Derby’s Toast with Gusto 

If you are a dog show enthusiast July is the month to visit Texas. Exhibitors will work their way from Dallas this weekend to San Antonio the next, and end up in Houston the week after that. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog from Houston, GCH CH Derby’s Toast with Gusto, collected the first all-breed BIS of the Texas Tour at Friday’s Trinity Valley Kennel Club show in Dallas. 

GCH CH Hitimes What the Inferno 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Joining Gus and handler Scott Sommer in judge Delores Burkholder’s final were the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Ehrenvogel Achy Breaky Heart, the Whippet, GCH CH Karasar’s Resurgence, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH Hampton Court’s Monte Cristo, the RBIS, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Hitimes What the Inferno, the Bulldog, GCH CH Wilson's I'm Your Handyman, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Lockenhaus Rumor Has It v Kenlyn. Gus is the US’ Number Nine Working Dog with eight BIS and 37 Working Groups this year.

FRIDAY IN MARYLAND

GCH CH Militza's My Cherie Amour 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

Mid-Atlantic fanciers are in West Friendship MD for the long weekend. At Friday’s Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club show judge Debbie Campbell-Freeman named the Irish Setter, GCH CH Militza's My Cherie Amour, her Best and the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Gala Brighton Lakeridge Reflections of Me, her Reserve. 

GCH CH Gala Brighton Lakeridge Reflections of Me 

Rounding out her final were the Bloodhound, CH Hickoryhollow’s Candygram for Mongo, the Boxer, GCH CH Encore’s Mimosa, the Sealyham Terrier, CH Goodspice Efbe’s Know Easy Way Out, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH Brimar’s Spirit of a Storm. Adele is the nation’s Number One Irish Setter with six BIS and 16 Sporting Groups this year.

FRIDAY IN MASSACHUSETTS

GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie 
(photo by Michael McGuire)

Before we get into to our Independence Day shows, let’s catch you up on Friday’s shows. In West Springfield MA, the Skye Terrier from Florida, GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, took the BIS at the Kenilworth Kennel Club of Connecticut show.

GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power 

Joining Charlie and handler Larry Cornelius in judge Peter Green’s final were the Irish Setter, GCH CH Stoneypoint’s Time to Reign, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Boxer, GCH CH Shadigee’s Sequel to Legends, the RBIS, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the Dalmatian, GCH CH Merry Go round Coach Master, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Classical’s My Turn. 

Charlie is the country’s Number One Terrier and Number Three Dog All Breeds with 25 BIS and 62 Terrier Groups this year.

Friday, July 3, 2015

GODSPEED JANE FORSYTH



Jane and Bob Forsyth
(photo by Dan Sayers)

AKC judge and dog show icon Jane Kamp Forsyth, Mrs. Robert S. Forsyth, passed last night.  Jane literally spent a lifetime in dogs, more than three quarters of a century.  Jane’s dedication to the sport began in childhood.  When she married Bob in 1967, she was already among the most famous handlers of her day.  Jane’ stellar handling career included a Best In Show at the 1970 Westminster Kennel Club with the Boxer, CH Arriba’s Prima Donna, making her only the fifth woman to win at The Garden.   Bob and Jane remain the only married couple to have both won a BIS at Westminster.

When she retired from handling in 1981 to begin judging she had won the Kennel Review Handler of the Year three times and the Gaines Award three times, including Woman of the Year.  Jane’s judging career has been equally impressive.  She judged Best In Show at the inaugural AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in 2001 and was scheduled to judge the 2015 Morris and Essex Kennel Club show in October.

She and her husband, Bob Forsyth, are two of the most influential dog people ever. When we began showing our Maltese forty plus years ago, Bob and Jane Forsyth were the most famous couple in dogdom, dominating every show we went to on the east coast.  Jane was not only an accomplished handler, she was a role model for every young woman that wanted to succeed.  I remember her showcased on the front of one of the leading women’s magazines of the day as one of the most successful small business women in the US.  Both Bob and Jane were very kind to us and other newbies in the sport.  I would probably not still be here in the game 47 years later if not for the consideration they showed us. 

Thank you, Jane, for all of us you leave behind.  Godspeed.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

THURSDAY IN MARYLAND



GCH CH Gala Brighton Lakeridge Reflections of Me

Mid-Atlantic exhibitors are in West Friendship MD for a four day weekend.  The Catoctin Kennel Club kicked off the Independence Cluster, choosing judge Barbara Wood to put in the final ring.  Joining her were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GH CH Ashdown’s Time to Thrill, the Basenji, GCH CH C-Quest Jokuba No Matter What, the Great Pyrenees, GCH CH Rivergroves Enough Said, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CHC Teritail’s Loyal Knight, Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Gala Brighton Lakeridge Reflections of Me, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Shaggeybark Will I Am.

GCH CH Pequest General Tso 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

The two she chose were her BIS, the Standard Poodle, Roxy, and the Peke, The General.  It was the eighth BIS in 24 final appearances this year for Roxy and handler Kaz Hosaka.

DAY TWO IN MASSACHUSETTS



GCH CH Bagatelle Rolling Moon Stone

Donna Buxton had the day two final in West Springfield MA.  The seven dogs that made it to her final at today’s Holyoke Kennel Club show were English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Legacy Random Titleist, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the GCH CH Pebbles' Run Play It Again Ham, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Goodtime Charlie, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the Boston Terrier, GCH CH Sabe’s Simply Invincible, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Bagatelle Rolling Moon Stone.

GCH CH Sabe’s Simply Invincible 
(photo by Sharon Carvalho)

Her top two were the OES, Jagger, and the Boston, Vinnie.  It was the first for three year old Jagger.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Bernard & Joanne Charest, owner Roberta Corbett, and handler Clifford Steele.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WEDNESDAY IN MASSACHUSETTS

GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless 

New England fanciers are first in the show ring this week with today’s Naugatuck Valley Kennel Club show in West Springfield MA. Dr Joan Ioia took the day one final. The seven dogs that made it all the way through to the week’s first final were the Weimaraner, GCH CH Doc's Greyborn North Star Of Acadia, the Whippet, GCH CH Sporting Fields Shameless, the Great Dane, GCH CH Sweet's Firenrain V Saravilla BN RN CGC, the Skye Terrier, GCH CH Cragsmoor Goodtime Charlie, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power, the Coton de Tulear GCH Mi-Toi's Burberry At Just Incredible, and the Bearded Collie, GCH CH Classical’s My Turn. 

GCH CH Cragsmoor Goodtime Charlie 
(photo by Michael McGuire)

The two taking the top awards were the Whippet, Brazen with the BIS and the Skye Terrier, Charlie. Brazen is the country’s Number One Hound with nine BIS and 33 Hound Groups.

Monday, June 29, 2015

MONDAY IN RICHMOND VA

GCH CH Mephisto’s Speak of the Devil 

The Tidewater Kennel Club of Virginia wrapped the four day weekend in Richmond VA with judge Randy Garren in the final ring. Exgtending their weekend with him were the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Ashdown’s Time to Thrill, the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Regime’s Thriller of Elmo, the Boxer, GCH CH Mephisto’s Speak of the Devil, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Sharieab’s Bayleigh Wolverine, the Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest General Tso, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Gala Brighton Lakeridge Reflections of Me, and the Border Collie, GCH CH Majestic Elite Clever Endeavor PT. 

GCH CH Gala Brighton Lakeridge Reflections of Me 

Taking home the week’s last prizes were the BIS, the Boxer, Devlin, and RBIS, the Standard Poodle, Roxy. Devlin is the nation’s Number One Working Dog and Number Ten Dog All Breeds with nine BIS and 31 Working Groups this year.