Posts with tag GCh. Shaireab’s Bayleigh Maid of Honor

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

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

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

Wire Fox Terrier GCh. Afterall Painting The Sky was Best in Show at the 12th AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, handled by Gabriel Rangel. Photo courtesy of the American Kennel Club.

The Last Shows of 2012: Two Champions Crowned in Orlando

The last three dog shows of 2012 wrapped up on Sunday, with Best in Shows in Allentown, Pa., and Cleveland, Ohio, awarded to the Top Dog of all breeds, German Wirehaired Pointer ‘Oakley,’ handled by Phil Booth, and the top winning Harrier of all time, GCh. Downhome Hi-Tech Innovator, handled by Susie Olivera. Robin Novack… read more


Fancy That: Virginia’s Mountain Valley Cluster

The shows in Canfield, Ohio, drew the largest entries this past weekend, at least for shows east of the Mississippi. The four-day cluster had 1,301 dogs in competition on Thursday, with a high of 1,809 on Saturday. Even with an outdoor location in August, the Steel Valley Cluster continues to have large entries. While the… read more