Posts with tag CH Shirkhan of Grandeur

Mrs. Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge imported the fiery Doberman Pinscher Ferry von Rauhfelsen of Giralda from Germany that promptly went Best in Show at the Garden in 1939.

Memories of Westminsters Past

The weekend before Westminster the whole dog world is naturally wondering what will happen on Tuesday night during Best in Show at Madison Square Garden. I’ll be there, I’ll be watching, and I hope to help report from the show for BIS Daily – but as a counterweight to all the predictions about who will… read more


Bo Bengtson Joins Best In Show Daily

In the American dog show scene today only a handful of people can be classified among its most elite journalists. Indeed I count fewer than a half-dozen who can lay claim to that title, and one of them stands above even his closest peers. Bo Bengtson’s longevity and experience, coupled with an unwavering passion for… read more

Old Dog, New Tricks: An Aspiring Judge’s Journal

A couple of weeks ago, in an email, a friend sent me a copy of an old ad. I think she found the picture on someone’s Facebook page and thought I would enjoy the ad and a trip down memory lane. Done by the indomitable Sunny Shay, the ad was for her remarkable Afghan Hound,… read more

Bichon Frise ‘JR,’ Ch. Special Times Just Right, was Best in Show at Westminster in 2001, handled by Scott Sommer for owners Cecilia Ruggles and breeder/owners Eleanor McDonald and Flavio Werneck. Also pictured, standing from left, WKC President Chester F. Collier, judge Dorothy M. Macdonald and show chairman Ronald H. Menaker. Photo by John Ashbey.

Three Legends Leave Their Mark

The purebred dog world lost three of its finest goodwill ambassadors recently when a trio of past Westminster winners died within weeks of each other. The legacy left by the Bichon Frise, ‘JR,’ Ch. Special Times Just Right; the Colored Bull Terrier, ‘Rufus,’ Ch. Rocky Top’s Sundance Kid; and the Sussex Spaniel, ‘Stump,’ Ch. Clussexx… read more

Tryst of Grandeur – The Only Hound to win more than 100 BIS. - Hound_Tryst_1

The Top Best-In-Show-Winning Hound of All Time

Editor’s note: Determining the top AKC winners in any category is an inexact science. We explain why in a companion article: Biggest BIS Winner Tough To Call. Only one Hound has ever won more than 100 all-breed Best in Shows – the Number 1 dog among all breeds in 1995, CH Tryst of Grandeur, won… read more