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Out in Oklahoma City, Day Four

Oklahoma City Kennel Club
Day Four, Sunday, July, 1, 2012

8 a.m.

Mildred Bryant examines a Great Dane in the mantle pattern.

Mildred Bryant drew an entry of 46 Great Danes to the closer for the OKC Summer Classic. I started in the sport before we had all the color-pattern variations in Great Danes. As usual, I sought out a breeder/owner to lead me through the colors and patterns. One pattern I had not seen a lot was the Boston Terrier-like mantle.

GCH CH Lobato’s Code Red

The dog that judge Bryant chose as her Best, GCH CH Lobato’s Code Red, is a fawn.

9:45 a.m.

GCH CH Wolfblitz Crimson of Seraphim

I dropped by Nikki Riggsbee’s ring to see her 11 Borzoi, an entry that included several colors, patterns and types. I’ve been a fan of the Borzoi ever since seeing a photo of Jean Harlow in a white satin gown, being pulled along by two white Borzoi. Today’s breed winner, GCH CH Wolfblitz Crimson Seraphim, a striking red and white, would have looked very much at home with Miss Harlow.

11 a.m.

GCH CH Voici Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire

I left my own Italian Greyhound, Pepe, at home this trip. So we won’t tell him I am here at Bradley Jenkins’ ring to see him go over 14 Iggies. While many prefer the Irish pattern (think Basenji) on an IG, I like the pieds (think racy Smooth Fox Terrier). Judge Jenkins sided with the former, selecting GCH CH Voici Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire, a seal and white in the Irish pattern.

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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.