If you read my Best In Show report on yesterday’s Brevard County Kennel Club show here in Orlando, you know that some of our top dogs are shuttling between Orlando and Cleveland where there are four all breed shows competing with the big dance here in Florida. Both the Numbers One and Two Dogs All Breeds, the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, and the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova, were in Cleveland OH hoping to snag a BIS. However, the dog bringing the big rosette back to Orlando was the Harrier, GCH CH Downhome Hitech Innovator.
We are going to start our day here at the Central Florida Kennel Club show at Roger Hartinger’s Cane Corso ring. While most members of the public could not name this breed, everyone recognizes it as the three-headed dog, Fluffy, from the first Harry Potter movie. The Cane Corso is a guard dog and should be properly trained when young, but their owners assure me the reputation for aggressiveness is mere urban legend. Judge Hartinger had an impressive 24 entries today, and his Best of Breed was GCH CH Blueridge Rocco.
After a press briefing featuring a Hungarian Old English Sheepdog hat will be shown in the World Challenge by a Hungarian Olympic Gold Medalist, I hurried over to Dr. Gerard Penta’s ring to watch him go over 18 Clumber Spaniels. You may recall that the Clumber was the first breed to be stripped of its breed win after failing the anti-extreme dog breed rules. Today Dr. Penta’s Best of Breed was GCH CH Nexus Total Eclipse, who now has won three breeds in a row over fierce competition.
Diane Burvee’s ring was Poodle central with a total of 63 Poodles in the three varieties, with 20 Toys, 13 Miniatures and 30 Standards. Poodle handler extraordinaire Kazari Hosaka’s GCH CH Smash JP Sakura & GCH CH Surrey Sugar Baby took the Toy & Miniature varieties, while the Standard BOV went to GCH CH Dawin Hearts on Fire.
On our way to the Group ring, I stopped by June Penta’s ring where she had an entry of 47 Chinese Crested. Among her 47 entries were several dogs of the powderpuff variety, that is with hair, including one that had a whispered muzzle which I had not previously seen. Today’s breed winner was GCH CH Dejavu I Want a Talk About Me.
I’m off to the Groups. You can read my BIS report on Dog Show Poop later this evening.