We are down to the last three weeks of the show season, and our Top Ten are scrambling around looking for the last of the points. While there is a mathematical possibility that we will see some shift in our current Top Ten, I don’t expect any dog to break into that distinguished group before year’s end. The Number Ten Dog, the Boxer, GCH CH R and G’s Mystical Dancer, has a 4,000-point lead over the Number 11 Dog, the Black Cocker Spaniel, GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction, a dog that has not been out at the shows for several weeks. In turn, the Cocker, Beckham, is 1,500 points ahead of the Number 12 Dog, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Brighton Lakeridge Encore.

Among the Top Ten, we still have room for movement. The most watched race is between our Top Two Dogs, the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, and the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova, who are more than 27,000 points ahead of the field. The two met again at yesterday’s Savannah Kennel Club show in that Georgia city, with the GWP advancing to take the BIS and increase his lead to 2,200 points.

Our Number Three Dog, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici, has an almost 5,000-point lead over the Number Four Dog, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky. FiFi also leads the Number Two Working Dog, the Kuvasz, GCH CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Pence, by over 19,000 points. The race between the Top Two Toy Dogs, who are the Number Five and Six Dogs All Breeds, is much closer with the Affenpinscher, GCH CH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari, leading the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, by 2,400 points.

The Kuvasz, Tanner, is 3,900 points ahead of the Number Eight Dog, the Standard Poodle, GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction, who leads the American Foxhound, GCH CH Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box, by 2,600 points. The Number Ten Dog, the Boxer, Danny, is just 800 points behind.

Now if you read our post on the huge entry at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship and its warmups in Orlando, you know that there are lots of points still to be had. I expect the entries at the Crown Classic in Cleveland to be among the largest of the year as well. We still have lots of excitement yet to come, and Dog Show Poop and Best In Show Daily will be the first to bring it to you. And that’s today’s Back Story.