Posts with tag GCh. Shine’s Deck the Halls

Fancy That: Lorain County Kennel Club

This will be my last Fancy That, at least for a while, and today I’ll cover the two Lorain County KC shows held in Oberlin, Ohio, this past weekend, August 10 and 11, 2013. Entries were 937 and 940 for the two days. On Saturday Whitney Coombs judged Best in Show and selected Ramon Podesta’s… 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


Spreading the Wealth in Louisville

Sunday, March 17, 2012, the last day of the Kentuckiana Cluster and the second Louisville Kennel Club show, found quite a few dogs placing in the Groups that had not placed the first three days, proving that at one of the largest clusters in the country there are so many quality dogs shown that the… read more


A New Day at the Kentuckiana Cluster

I suppose the results in Louisville on Saturday could be considered an upset, since our Number 1 dog of all breeds, ‘Sky,’ was second in her Group to the eventual Best in Show winner. This was the first day that Norman Patton’s choice for the final prize, the Swedish-bred Russell Terrier, GCh. Goldsand’s Columbus, was… read more


Day Two from Louisville

The country’s Number 1 Toy may have settled on Thursday for second place in Kentucky, but she went all the way to Best in Show on Friday at the Louisville Kennel Club. Judge Jan Paulk awarded GCh. Marlex Classic Red Glare the Toy Group, and Steve Keating gave the dynamic little Min Pin the red, white… 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

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