Posts with tag Geoff Corish


Fancy That: ‘Jilly’ Best at Crufts

It seems that Crufts 2013 went off much better than last year, in large part thanks to the fact that, as far as I can tell, all of the high profile breeds made it through to the Group judging. I found the Groups just filled with extraordinary dogs, at least from what could be seen… read more


Britain’s Top Dog Wins Crufts

The top dog won Crufts, but it was not at all a sure thing. That’s what judge Geoff Corish told me just a few minutes after he had awarded ‘Jilly,’ the PBGV Ch. Soletrader Peek a Boo, the momentous win at this storied show, making her the first of her breed to top all breeds… read more


Fancy That: Strong Genes Play a Part in Central Texas

I haven’t reported on shows in my home state of Texas for some time, but shows there this past weekend drew my attention, so here we go. Belton, Texas, about 60 miles north of Austin, was the location for four all-breed shows, Thursday through Sunday, hosted by the Stephenville KC of Texas and the Bell… read more

‘Knotty’ and Ken Griffith after winning the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship show in 2005.

Fancy That: Chihuahua Wins Back-to-Back BIS in Illinois

At two shows hosted by the Rockford-Freeport Kennel Club in Freeport, Ill., on September 29 and 30, 2012, judges Murrel Purkhiser and Richard Miller awarded back-to-back Best in Shows to Smooth Coat Chihuahua GCh. Stonehill Great Escape, owner-handled by Patricia Holzkopf. Billy Wheeler reported last weekend that ‘Stevie,’ who is co-owned by Tracy Potts and… read more

Dawne Deeley

Crufts 2012 Day One: Expect the Unexpected

As I mentioned in closing yesterday, first time visitors to Crufts should arrive with every intention of experiencing four days of the unexpected. While reaching Birmingham, England, by air is no more difficult than flying into any other trans-oceanic city (and truthfully, given the number of carriers crisscrossing the British Isles, is really a good… read more