It’s been a wild and wooly couple of weeks in the dog game. Our Top Two Dogs All Breeds, the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova, and the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, have been going at it head to head like two heavyweight prize fighters. The two dogs and their handlers have kept up an exhausting pace and have kept us all on the edge of our seats.
Before we get into discussing the numbers, let me give you a couple of admonitions. These are not official numbers. The numbers I am providing are official through 31 July 2012, but estimated afterwards through the use of my own proprietary mathematical model. While my model has been proven to be accurate within 0.5 percent (0.005), when you are dealing with big numbers, a half of a percentage point can matter. Also, these numbers are for your amusement. If you have to have the official numbers, you can purchase them from AKC in about three weeks, or wait four weeks and get them for free from Showsight Statistics or wait five weeks for Dog News’ numbers. In the meantime, Dog Show Poop will try to give you a peek at the here and now.
The Springer, Peyton, started the month 2,183 points behind the GWP, Oakley. However, Peyton has collected more than 7,000 points in the last three weeks and now leads Oakley by about 1,500 points. While each has his share of BIS, Peyton has been outscoring Oakley by a two to one margin over the last three weeks. Oakley and Peyton started their week in Greensboro NC and were joined by two more of the Top Five, Number Three, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici, and Number Five, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari.
I like to tell my children that only a fool goes hungry in a food fight. While the Top Two were slugging it out, the Number Three Dog was busy collecting three BIS this past week, as well as a Group One & a Group Four. FiFi still trails the leaders by 9,000 points, but Peyton has just proven that such a disadvantage can be overcome. The Affenpinscher, Joey, also had another good week, collecting five Group Ones and a BIS in Greensboro. Out in the Pacific Northwest, the Number Four Dog, the Wire Fox Terrier, managed to stay ahead of Joey by picking up a BIS and another Group One at the Olympic Kennel Club’s two big shows.
Meanwhile, the Number Seven Dog, the Number Two Toy Dog, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, was in Wisconsin getting BACK2BACK BIS. However, the wins were not big enough to gain on the Affenpinscher. One more of our Top Ten had two all-breed Bests this weekend, the Number Ten Dog, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction. London was in Indiana where he took home all the Group One ribbons and two of the big rosettes.
When all the numbers were added up, only the Top Two changed positions. We are beginning crunch time in this year’s race. Check back with me on Friday, and we will talk about how to survive the final stretch. And that’s today’s Back Story.