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Mastering the Memorial Day Shows

GCH CH Skyscots Texas Hold'Em by Annette McDonald

I have reviewed all the results from this past week’s 53 all-breed shows, and there are some clear winners that emerged from the multiple show clusters.

First out of the gate was the country’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm. Oakley & handler Phil Booth copped the first two big rosettes in Kalamazoo, MI, then added three more Sporting Group firsts to the tally. The English Setter, GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova, went one better, grabbing three large BIS in Pomona, CA, and an extra Sporting Group Two for good measure. Peyton and handler Robin Novack started the week in the Number Four All Breeds spot and finished just shy of the Number Two position.

Back on the East Coast, the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe v Tani Kazari, roared into the Number One Toy Dog spot on the strength of three BIS in Hampton, VA. The nation’s Number One Hound, the American Foxhound, GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box, has been stuck in the bottom half of the Top Twenty for the past several weeks. Jewel and breeder/owner-handler Lisa Miller collected two BIS, as well as two Group Ones and a Group Two in New Castle, PA, good enough to put her at the Top Ten’s doorstep.

One of our DOGS2WATCH had a very good week. The Norwich Terrier, GCH CH Skyscots Texas Hold’Em, scampered away with three of the four BIS in Tulsa, OK, as well as all four Terrier Group Firsts. Decker and handler Brenda Combs have five big rosettes this year all coming in the last six weeks.

All of our Top Ten did well enough this week to remain in that exclusive club. Picking up single BIS this past week were the Number Five Dog All Breeds, the Miniature Pinscher GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare; Number Eight, the Wire Fox Terrier GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky; & Number Nine, the Standard Poodle GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction.

2012 remains one of the closest races in recent memory. Remember you will get the latest rankings at Dog Show Poop and all The Back Story here on Best In Show Daily.

Written by

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.
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    Nori Goodhue June 1, 2012 at 7:09 AM

    Ha! What a poker face on that dog! LOL

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