Posts with tag Fancy That

Fancy That: Welsh Lad and Lassie Top North Carolina Shows

The biggest shows in the country this past weekend were out west, at “Woofstock” in Northern California, with really remarkable numbers for weekday shows of 1,616 on Thursday and 1,885 on Friday, jumping to more than 2,400 on the weekend. These terrific entry figures prove that if clubs go the extra mile to provide something… read more

Fancy That: Swagger Scores a Double in Colorado

Two of the largest all-breed shows in the U.S. this past weekend took place in Longmont, Colo., hosted by the Flatirons Kennel Club, and Old English Sheepdog GCh. Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect was Best in Show both days. Judges David Kirkland and Paula Nykiel selected the OES for the final awards following Group wins under Annella… read more

Fancy That: Memorial Weekend in Washington State

The Memorial Day holiday inspired many dog shows all over the United States, and most clusters are still going strong today. There are Monday shows in Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, and Northern and Southern California. In Washington state, however, folks attending the Spokane Kennel Club’s Saturday and Sunday… read more

On November 2, 1987, the New York Times Sports page included this note: “Bearded Collie Is Best: Ch. Ha'Penny Moon Shadow, the top-winning Bearded Collie in the history of the breed in the United States, was selected as best in show yesterday at the all-breed fixture of the Union County Kennel Club in Dunn Sports Center in Elizabeth, N.J. It was the 20th major award for the dog, who is owned by Robert Greitzer and Richard Schneider of New York and handled by Cliff Steele. On the way to the victory, the charcoal and white 6-year-old won his 96th Group.” Photo by John Ashbey.

Fancy That: Old Dominion and Baltimore County

Event statistics for last year have been released, and the Number 25 show, the February Central Indiana Kennel Club held in Indianapolis on the weekend before Westminster (which, in and of itself, is another story), had 2,085 dogs competing. Old Dominion KC of Northern Virginia came in at 30th, with 2,043. Back in the day,… read more

Fancy That: Pennsylvania’s Blue and Gray Cluster

Although they weren’t the largest shows of this past weekend, the three-day cluster in Harrisburg, Pa., had a very interesting variety of Group and Best in Show winners. Just as a basis of comparing numbers at the largest events in the country this past weekend, on Saturday the Atlanta KC had more than 2,400 dogs,… read more

Australian import Ch. Brodruggan Black Knight was the Number 1 Gordon in the U.S. 2006 through 2008.

Fancy That: American and Canadian Canines Share the Michigan Spotlight

I seldom write my weekly “Fancy That” column from a sentimental perspective, but today I’m going to take the liberty of doing just that. I’ll admit that one of the reasons I chose to write today about the Saginaw Valley Kennel Club shows is because what is for me the ultimate type of dog among… read more

Christi McDonald

Fancy That: Speedway Classic of the Carolinas

At the Speedway Classic of the Carolinas, four all-breed shows and a passel of specialties held in Concord, N.C., Thursday, March 28, through Sunday, March 31, one Working dog dominated by winning three of the four finals, and another from the Group took home the big rosette on day four. From Friday’s entry of 830,… read more

Christi McDonald

Fancy That: Mixing It Up in Fort Worth

Three locations had shows with nice-sized entries this past weekend. The Tar Heel circuit in Raleigh, N.C., opened on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, with 1,121 entries, and with a high for the five days of 1,892 on Saturday. Three days in Vallejo, in California’s Bay Area, had entries of 1,606, 1,880 and 1,794. But the… read more

Christi McDonald

Fancy That: Detroit Kennel Club

The city of Detroit is struggling to stay afloat these days, but when the Detroit Kennel Club held its 110th and 111th benched all-breed shows this past weekend, it did its part to help bring visitors to the metropolis. Detroit is not only one of the few benched shows left in the sport, it is… read more

Judge Loraine Boutwell’s BIS winner on Sunday was Wire Fox Terrier GCh. AfterAll Painting The Sky.

Fancy That: Chicago

The four shows of International Cluster in Chicago this past weekend had some surprising results, and quite a number of the Group winners are dogs I have not seen before. Let’s have a look at the winners. On Thursday at the Park Shore Kennel Club show, the entry was 849. Standard Poodle GCh. Jaset’s Satisfaction,… read more

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