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Doing Devon

We have moved 50 miles west from the Hatboro Dog Club’s show site in Wrightstown PA to Ludwigs Corner PA for today’s Devon Dog Show Association’s event. We’re expecting cooler temperatures, cloudy skies and the most dogs we will see all weekend.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

9:00 AM

Macbrechin’s Monopoly Beinnein

With all the large entries, I will not have the luxury of sitting all the way through many of the breeds. I will bounce back and forth between rings. I start today at Cindy Vogels’ ring to watch the first part of the 80 Scottish Terriers. Ann Rogers Clark once said, “You can always tell where the Scotties are in the hall. They’re the ones using the bad language.” That was an apt description of her seven puppy dogs in the 9- to 12-month-old class as they swaggered and scrapped like a group of teenage boys in the schoolyard. The winner was the most pugnacious of the bunch, Macbrechin’s Monopoly Beinnein. A Scottie’s attitude counts (it also helps to have a beautiful head & great movement), and the barely 9-month-old puppy would go on to take the Winners ribbon.

11:00 AM

I’ve been at Kerry Lee’s Norwich Terrier ring to watch the second half of his 81 entries, the biggest assembly of Norwich this year. His breed winner was the country’s Number One Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Skyscots Texas Hold’em.

11:30 AM

I made it back to the Scottish Terrier ring just in time to see Cindy Vogels go over her final cut in Best Of Breed. Her BOB today  was the country’s Number Two Terrier, GCH CH Lomondview Clementina.

12:00 PM

CH McScots Karascotts Ruffton’s Six Shooter

By the time I got to Kathi Brown’s Miniature Schnauzer ring, she had whittled down her 81 hopefuls to the 14 she was considering for the breed. She chose CH McScots Karascotts Ruffton’s Six Shooter over some very stiff competition, including the country’s Number Four Terrier, GCH CH Allaruth Just Kidding V Sole Baye.

1:00 PM

CH Of Skyeline Captain Hook

In a touch of serendipity, my stop at Neville Hodgkins’ ring to see his 21 Skye Terriers included his 25 Bichons Frises. His Bichon Best was CH Saks Winning Card. We don’t often get to see 21 Skye Terriers in one spot, and today’s collection was exceptional. Best Of Breed was AKC’s Number One Skye Terrier, CH Of Skyeline Captain Hook.

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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.