Thursday, September 18, 2014


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

We are constantly amazed at the level of competition found at some of the small “boutique” shows around the country.  While some in the fancy moan about how entries are down, many exhibitors (and judges) find the slower pace of the smaller shows much more entertaining.  There’s plenty of time to enjoy the company of fellow exhibitors and an unrushed feeling to the ring action.

GCH CH Dancy’s Rough Rider 
(photo by Derek Glas)

This past week the Panhandle Kennel Club of Texas gave us four such shows in Amarillo TX.  They started Thursday, ending the day with judge Charles Olvis in the final ring with the Brittany, GCH CH Rainbow Splash’s Ruggedly Handsome, the Pharaoh Hound, GCH CH Osiris Cowboy Casanova, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Dezperado’s  Halleluiah, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Dancy’s Rough Rider, the Papillon, GCH CH InVolo The king of Pop, the Bulldog, GCH CH Dowats The Gladiator, and the Australian Shepherd, GCH CH Copperridge What’s Your Dream.

Taking the set’s first BIS was the Brittany, Beckett.  The RBIS would go to the Norwich, Ted.  Beckett is the country’s Number One Brittany, Number One Sporting Dog, and Number Four Dog All Breeds with 14 BIS this year.

GCH CH Dowat’s The Gladiator 
(photo by Gay Glazbrook)

Beckett, Ted, the Doberman, Glory, the Papillon, Jackson, and the Bulldog, Don Juan, would all be back in the final ring on Friday to plead their case with judge Paula Hartinger.  Joining them were the Whippet, GCH CH Debmar Lovin’ Dixie, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, GCH CH Riverside Telltail Coco Posh.

Ted, the Norwich would move up to the BIS, leaving the RBIS for the Bulldog, Don Juan.  It was the first BIS for Ted, who has several Owner-Handled Series BIS to his credit.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Nancy & Dwain Lentz and handler Betty M Bossio.

 GCH CH InVolo The King of Pop 
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy) 

Judge Roger Hartinger would see the now familiar Brittany, Pharaoh Hound, Norwich, Papillon, Bulldog, & Corgi, along with the Boxer, GCH CH Cherkei’s Dick Tracy.  Finishing one/two were the Don Juan, the Bulldog, and Jackson, the Papillon.  It was the second BIS of the year for  the country’s Number One Bulldog and Number Seven Non-Sporting Dog.

GCH CH Dezperado’s Halleluiah
(photo by Gay Glazbrook)

Staying to the end for Sunday’s Closer were the Golden Retriever, GCH CH Wingold’s Eagle Scout JH RN, the aforementioned Whippet, the Doberman, Glory, the Norwich, Ted, the Papillon, Jackson, the Bulldog, Don Juan, and the Corgi, Coco.  Packing up the set’s last big rosette was Jackson, the Papillon.  Taking home the reserve ribbon was Glory, the Doberman.

Jackson is AKC’s Number One Papillon and Number Four Toy Dog with 11 BIS this season.


GCH CH Hjohoo's Save Hjour Love For Me 
(photo by Infocusbymiguel)

As a Cairn Terrier owner, we are delighted when we get to report an all too rare BIS by a Cairn.   The Cairn Terrier, GCH CH Hjohoo's Save Hjour Love For Me, provided us with that happy opportunity by taking the big rosette at Saturday’s Santa Ana Valley Kennel Club show in Costa Mesa CA.

GCH CH Mythical Traveling In Style

Judge Gregory Anderson might have chosen the Irish Setter, GCH CH Jadestar Ride 'Em Cowboy, the Basset Hound, GCH CH Splash's Oceanic Whitetip Shark, the Bernese Mountain Dog, GCH CH Alpenspirit It's Our Game, his RBIS, the Pomeranian, GCH CH Mythical Traveling In Style, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Karmel's Banana In Pajamas, or the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Covy Tucker Hills Kean Marc Flash Drive PT, but he didn’t. 

It is the third BIS of the year for Lexie.  Lexie is the only Cairn to have won a BIS in the last three seasons.

GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Limited Edition

On Sunday judge Patricia Ulloa would see the Weimaraner, GCH CH Simpatico Equal Justice, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Limited Edition, the Siberian Husky, GCH CH Livewire Rumor Has It @ Britestar, Lexie, the above named Pom, the Finnish Spitz, GCH CH Mickywins Mainio Skandia CGC, and the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Covy Tucker Hills Kean Marc Flash Drive PT.  She would choose the Bloodhound, Bob, for her BIS and the Pom, Diego, once again, as the RBIS.  It was the first of the year for Bob.  Congratulations to breeder/owner Susan Lacroix Hamil and handler Tara Schultz.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


GCH CH Ashdown Time to Thrill

Down here in the Mid-South we are known for our hospitality and  many of our nation’s top dogs spent four days in  Jackson MS for the Greenville Mississippi Kennel Club’s and the
Mississippi State Kennel Club’s shows this week.

GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire 
(photo by Derek Glas)

Judge Charlotte Patterson had the day one final at Thursday’s GMKC opener and her pick of the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Ashdown Time to Thrill, the Whippet, GCH CH Karasar’s Masterpiece, the Mastiff, GCH CH Willow Ridge’s Risky Business, the Scottish Terrier, GCH CH Kelwyn's Gm Freestyle Flyer, the Havanese, GCH CH That's Adorabull's Dreaming Of You, the Standard Poodle,  GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire, and the Puli, GCH CH Cordmaker Topsey  Turvey.

The two she chose were the Cocker, Alan, and the Poodle, Flame.  Alan is the nation’s Number One Cocker Spaniel and Number Six Sporting Dog with seven BIS in 2014.

GCH CH Cordmaker Topsey Turvey

At Friday’s MSKC show BIS judge Dr Michael Woods would see the returning Cocker, Whippet, Scottie, Standard Poodle, & Puli, and  the Boxer, GCH CH  Breho Fortuity Shared Treasure, & the Shih Tzu, Dancee I’ve Got A Secret At Purple Jade.  He would name Flame, the Standard Poodle, his Best and the Puli, Charlotte, as his Reserve winner.

GCH CH Kelwyn's Gm Freestyle Flyer
(photo by Rhonda Cassidy)

The Japanese Chin, GCH CH Dojo's Suikoden Tenmei, and the Bouvier des Flandres, GCH CH War Bouviator Ekabu's Deringer @ Dewerker, would join the now familiar, Cocker, Whippet, Mastiff, Scottie, and Standard Poodle in judge Clay Coady’s final at Saturday’s MSKC encore.  Judge Coady is known for his expertise on Terriers and he chose the Scottie as his Best In Show and Flame, the Standard Poodle, as his Reserve Best In Show.  It was the second of the year for the four year old bitch.

Judge Terry Carter would see it the other way round at Sunday’s GMKC closer giving the Poodle the BIS and the Scottie the RBIS.  Rounding out her final were the previously seen  Cocker, Whippet, Mastiff, Shih Tzu, and Bouvier.   Flame, the nation’s Number Three Dog All Breeds, leaves Mississippi with two more BIS brining her year’s take to 38.


GCH CH Stargaze'R 'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don'T Tell

Purina Farms outside of St Louis MO was the site of this weekend’s Three Rivers Kennel Club Of Missouri shows.  On Saturday the seven dogs BIS judge Dr Dale Simmons saw were the English Setter, GCH CH Stargaze'R 'N Wingfield Wait Wait Don'T Tell, the Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH Leoralee's Baywatch Mw, the Rottweiler, GCH CH Highwood's Call Of The Wild, the Welsh Terrier, GCH CH Abbeyrose Black Diamond, the Shih Tzu, GCH CH Xeralane's Music Lover, the Bichon Frise, GCH CH Bodacious Moon Reflection, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH Grandgables Jolie Victor Ludorum.

GCH CH Abbeyrose Black Diamond

The two he chose were his BIS, the English Setter, Teller, and the Welsh Terrier, Gigi.  It was the 13th BIS this season for AKC’s Number Six Dog All Breeds.

GCH CH Houla's Potter

Teller, Gigi, & the above named Shih Tzu, would return to the final ring on Sunday to seek the favor of judge Steven Gladstone.  Joining them were the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno, GCH CH Houla's Potter, the Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Ramahill Absolutes I Am Legend Of Rw, the Shiba Inu, GCH CH Morningstar's Dances With Wolves, and the Rough Collie, GCH CH Arrowhill Sword's Held High.

Getting his second BIS of the year as the Podengo, Harry, while Teller would add the RBIS to his weekend tally.  Harry is the only Portuguese Podengo Pequeno to win an AKC all breed Best In Show.

Monday, September 15, 2014


GCH CH Qbin's Strictly Confidential At Enginuity

The Greater Lafayette Kennel Club chose Lebanon IN for their two shows this weekend, ending Saturday with judge Carol Spritzer in the final ring with the Pointer, GCH CH Oncore Mykyna Run To Daylight, the Whippet, CH Copperridge’s I Love Lucy, the Great Dane, GCH CH Kings DSS Ransom Jp McLaren, the Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Camio's Educated Exemplar, the Havanese, GCH CH Qbin's Strictly Confidential At Enginuity, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Litilann's Show Time, and the Old English Sheepdog, GCH CH Lambluv's Sultry Sensation.

Going to the head of the line was the Havanese, Darby, followed by the Pointer, Zoom.  It is the second of the year for Darby.

GCH CH Rosendane's So This Is Heaven @ Spot-On

Darby and Zoom returned to the final ring Sunday along with the Norwich and OES.  They were joined in Ralph Lemcke’s ring by the American Foxhound, CH Devlon's American Trilogy, the Great Dane, GCH CH Rosendane's So This Is Heaven @ Spot-On, and the Chinese Shar-Pei, GCH CH Shine’s deck the Halls.

Finishing one/two were the Pointer, Zoom, and the Great Dane, Sofie.  It was the second BIS of the year for Zoom and breeder/owner/handler Patricia Haines DVM.