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GCH CH Protocol's Veni Vidi Vici & Nephew

We have been going over the results of this weekend, and we can tell you that we had expected the Top Ten to get even more chummy as the new week begins. While the Number One Dog All Breeds, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici, took the weekend off for some quality family time, the rest of the field was trying to make up ground. However, the sheer number of shows, 39 all-breed options, resulted in some lower than average entries.

Number Two, the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, put in a full four days, picking up two Group Ones in Illinois and two Group Twos in Ohio, finishing shy of the Number One spot. Meantime, the Number Three Dog, the Kuvasz, GCH CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Pence, was in Iowa for the weekend and walked away with a BIS and an extra Group One, but the counts will not change his position either.

Number Four, the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova, spent Thursday and Friday in Lewisburg, WV, where the counts were small, but the competition was brutal. Peyton picked up the Group One on Thursday, but Friday went Group Two behind the Number Six Dog All Breeds, the black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, who went on to a record-tying BIS. Peyton Spent Saturday & Sunday in Ohio with the GWP, Oakley, winning both Sporting Groups and the BIS on Sunday. Again, the wins would still be insufficient to catch the dog ahead of him. The Cocker Spaniel, Beckham, 2011’s Number One Dog, finished the week with his 107th career BIS, a new record for the breed.

The Number Ten Dog, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, who picked up a BIS and two additional Terrier Group wins, may have overtaken the Number Nine Dog, but we will have to wait until we hear how the rest of the Top Ten fared this weekend. And that’s today’s Back Story.

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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.