Posts with tag Fancy That

Ch. Topsfield Bumper Cars was the Number 1 Basset 2000 through 2002 and the nation’s Top Hound in 2001. He was handled by Bryan Martin for breeder/owners Claudia and Dom Orlandi, and co-owner Kitty Steidel.

Fancy That: Denver Mixes Old and New

Exhibitors and handlers who were at Westminster and also entered at the Rocky Mountain Cluster in Colorado had a fairly small window of time to recover from the Garden before going at it again at Friday’s all-breed show in Denver. But many made the trip to these shows that draw more than 2,000 dogs per… read more


Fancy That: A New Crop of Winners in Pennsylvania

This past weekend, the Erie KC Shows were held at the Bayfront Convention Center, which overlooks Lake Erie’s Presque Isle Bay. Entries both days were in the 900s. On Saturday judge Gary Anderson found for Best in Show the Welsh Terrier, GCh. Darwyn Esmeralda in Sanherpinc. ‘Emme’ was bred by Bruce Schwartz, longtime Welsh breeder,… read more

Giant Schnauzer GCh. Kenro’s Witching Hour was Best in Show on Friday in Ocala, Fla., under judge Jay Richardson.

Fancy That: ‘Classie’ Takes Two and ‘Dora’ Scores One in Ocala

Three all-breed shows took place in Ocala, Fla., this past weekend as part of the long Florida circuit, and although many of the winners were the top contenders from 2012 and very familiar to us, a couple of dogs will be new to Fancy That readers, and we’ll take a look at where they’ve come… read more

Full brother and sister Eng. Am. Ch. Afterglow Woody Woodpecker and Am. Ch. Soletrader Maggie May.

Fancy That: New Faces Join Familiar Ones in Washington

I love reporting on the backgrounds of the country’s top winning dogs, learning where they came from and sharing those stories with Best In Show Daily readers. But as I scanned the show results today, I realized anew that so many of this past weekend’s Group and Best in Show winners are dogs that you’ve… read more


Fancy That: No Limit For ‘Sky’ at KC of Palm Springs

We reported yesterday on the winners around the country, but in particular at the Kennel Club of Palm Springs, which will no doubt be among the biggest shows of 2013 with more than 3,400 dogs entered both days. The Sunday results were just as interesting as those on Saturday. Toy was the first Group judged,… read more

Elliott Weiss handled Irish Setter Ch. Meadowlark’s Anticipation to many Best in Show wins in the early 1980s, as well as a National Specialty win in 1983 and the Group at Westminster in 1984.

Fancy That: The Innovator Takes Washington State

Two shows in Washington this past weekend drew entries over 1,700 dogs, quite a nice figure since there were also two sets of shows in California. I was so pleased to find that several of the Group winners at the Greater Clark County KC shows were dogs that haven’t yet been featured in Fancy That…. read more

Doberman Pinscher Ch. Foxfire All Star was breeder/owner-handled by Michelle Santana to win Best in Show at the Eukanuba Breeder Stake in 2010. He was tied for Top Sire in the Working Group in 2009. His dam, Ch. Foxfire’s Take That, was a multiple Group winner handled by Michelle.

Fancy That: Top Dogs Top Ingham County

Of the eight sets of shows taking place around the country this past weekend, three drew entry numbers fewer than 900. Entries at the four shows in Georgia ranged from 600 to 850, and Kankakee, Ill., and south Florida drew about 500 each. Shows in Yuma, Ariz., Texas and Massachusetts drew just over 1,000 dogs,… read more


My Favorite Thing: A Bit of Dog Show Insight – Finally

I’ve spent more than a decade now editing articles about dogs, researching various canine-related topics and, for the last three years, writing about them. The thousands of stories I’ve polished for other writers and the hundreds I’ve penned myself are never from an insider’s perspective. My background is in journalism, not in dogs. In my… read more


Fancy That: Three Days, Three Different Winners in Maryland

I hope all of our readers enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know many fanciers, owner-handlers and professionals alike, sat down for a traditional holiday dinner like most of the rest of the nation, only to jump up as soon as dinner finished to get in their vehicles and head off for a dog show. Only… read more

The weekend’s back-to-back Best in Show winner is a double-granddaughter of Ch. Lake Cove That’s My Boy, the top Best-in-Show-winning Non-Sporting dog of all time. Photo by Missy Yuhl.

Fancy That: ‘Ally’ Scores Back-to-Back Wins in California

It’s been three months since I’ve written about anything happening on the West Coast, and a lot longer than that since Fancy That has visited California, so today we’ll take a look at the dogs that won at the two San Luis Obispo Kennel Club shows this past weekend. San Luis Obispo sits on the… read more

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