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An Everyman Best In Show

CH Imperials Truth Hurts

Mondays are my busiest day over on Dog Show Poop. It’s the day for the Monday Morning Mop Up, reports on all the shows I haven’t reported on over the weekend. Unlike all the other show reports out there, I actually talk to a lot of the folks on site and get some input about what went on at the shows. I also go through the catalogs and do some preliminary numbers to see what was significant at the shows.

For those of you complaining that the judges keep putting up the same dogs, this was a weekend for you to be out. It was a tough week for our Top Ten Dogs All Breeds, with only three scoring big rosettes this week: the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici, the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, and the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova. The Springer Peyton’s win came Saturday at the Atlanta Kennel Club Show and was the largest point total of the week with over 2,500 entries.

The dogs in the bottom half of the Top Twenty fared even worse with only one taking home the BIS, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH After All Painting the Sky, who had a very good weekend with a BIS and two additional, very big Terrier Groups. Sky was one of the big winners of the weekend, moving up from Number 15 to Number 12.

As noted, the biggest numbers of the week were in Perry, GA, and last year’s Number One Herding Dog, the German Shepherd Dog, GCH CH Babheim’s Captain Crunch, made the most of it, grabbing consecutive BIS and the lion’s share of the points, good enough to move him into the Top 50 all breeds. Another dog that had consecutive BIS was the nation’s Number One Havanese, GCH CH Bellatak McDreamy, who managed to pick up both of the big rosettes at the Terry All Kennel Club’s shows in Brighton, CO.

However, the dog who ends the weekend with the biggest bragging rights is the white Bull Terrier, CH Imperials Truth Hurts, Desmond Murphy’s BIS at Sunday’s Steel City Kennel Club show in Crown Point, IN. It was Assajj’s first BIS, and it came in a final in which all the other six finalists were multi-BIS-winning dogs, including the current Number One & Number Two dogs. Our congratulations to breeders/owners Jake & Heather Jones, co-breeder Chuck Nelson and owner Marcy Bakus. So quitcha bitchin’ and get out there and get your own BIS. And that’s today’s Back Story.

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Billy Wheeler has been attending dog shows as a spectator and exhibitor for over 40 years. Billy is the man behind the popular Dog Show Poop. He is a retired management consultant who has advised multiple organizations affiliated with the AKC and the Cat Fanciers Association on business management, long range planning, customer service, and legislative matters. After 25 years of living in the big cities of New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, he now resides in his hometown of Memphis TN with his wife, Brenda, her Toy Poodle and his Cairn, Scottie, & IG. When he is not blogging, Billy can be found in the kitchen cooking, and listening to opera.