This has been one of the most interesting years statistically since I began publishing my blog, Dog Show Poop. It’s rare at this point in the year for dogs to be within striking distance of our Top Ten Dogs All Breeds. However, several dogs just keep moving on up the rankings. Here’s some of the dogs that have been climbing the rankings this last month.
Our current Number Nine Dog All Breeds is the Afghan Hound, GCH CH Tells Matrix Reloaded. A month ago Matrix had just broken into the Top Twenty, but eight big Hound Group firsts and a BIS at the Valdosta Kennel Club show in Atlanta GA, catapulted the country’s Number Two Hound 11 spots up the rankings. The Number Ten Dog, the Pug, GCH CH Hill Country Tag I’m It, also made the most of the month, picking up two BIS in four final appearances. His latest BIS in Harrisburg PA was good enough to climb 9 rungs up the ladder from the Number 19 position.
Waiting just outside the door is the Number 11 Dog, the Great Dane, GCH CH Longo Miller N Lore’s Diamond Lil. Scout had the most impressive run of our up and coming crew, grabbing five straight Best In Shows over two weekends in Nebraska and Florida. The wins were worth 16 steps up the rankings, all the way from the Number 27 spot. The Giant Schnauzer, GCH CH Kenro’s Witching Hour, was recently all the way back at Number 34 in the All Breeds rankings, but eight final appearances, including two BIS in Michigan and North Carolina, has brought Dora all the way up to the Number 16 slot. That’s 18 spots thanks to those big Working Group Numbers.
The Maltese, GCH CH Scylla’s Small Kraft Re-Lit, has been among the Top Toys all year and is back in the Top Twenty as the Number 19 Dog All Breeds, after collecting one BIS in four visits to the final ring. The BIS came at the Mason & Dixon Kennel Club show in Harrisburg PA, supplying enough points to make up the nine steps from Number 28. Still not in the Top Twenty is the King Charles & Ruby English Toy Spaniel, GCH CH LTO Prosperity, sitting back at Number 30. But don’t go feeling sorry for Prosperity. Just a month ago he had a seat all the way down at Number 71. You may remember we told you about Prosperity’s hat trick in Grove OK. I can’t remember a Toy Spaniel ever picking up the three-peat. The three wins came after Prosperity had already started the month with a BIS, and that doesn’t even include two additional Toy Group Firsts.
So just when you think things are getting boring, look over your shoulder. Those dogs in your review mirror may be closer than you think. And that’s today’s Back Story.