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The Essence of the Maltese

Call Name: KENO     Breed: Maltese
Owned by: L. Sarah Lawrence & Judy E. McQuiston
Bred by: Pat Keen-Fernandes & Judy McQuiston

Award: Toy Group Second
Judge: Dr. John Reeve-Newson
Show: Troy Kennel Club
Date: April 7, 2012

Sire: Ch. White Field Here Comes Trouble
Dam: Richelieu American Beauty
Handled by: L. Sarah Lawrence


The #1 Wire Fox Terrer* - World/French/American Champion
2011 World Dog Show Group Winner - Multiple Best in Show Winner

Call Name: Sky     Breed: Wire Fox Terrier
Owned by: Victor Malzoni Jr. & Torie Steele
Co-Owners: Mary and Scott Olund & Diane Ryan
Bred by: A. J. Pertuit Jr. & Betty Seaton

Award: Best in Show
Judge: Mr. William (Bill) P. Shelton
Show: Kachina Kennel Club
Date: April 7, 2012

Sire: Ch. Fyrewyre Fast And Furious
Dam: Fyrewyre Forget-Me-Not
Handled by: Gabriel and Ivonne Rangel

*System/Date: CC All Breed System, 2/12


One of Facebook's Top Show Dogs, with over 23,000 followers!
As Featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal - CentralBark.com

Call Name: Oscar     Breed: Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Owned by: David Moskowitz

Award: Award of Merit, Working Dog Show
Judge: Mr. Bob Busby
Show: Connecticut River Working Group Association
Date: March 3, 2012

Sire: GCh. Korona Rossii Yaroslav
Dam: Ch. Whispering Palm's Heaven Can Wait
Handled by: Ashley Cuzzolino and Kelly Rauschmeier
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*System/Date: CC Breed & All Breed Systems, 2/12


13 Bests in Specialty Show - 21 Bests in Show
THE NUMBER 1 OES* - First OES to earn Gold Level GCh.

Call Name: Elvis     Breed: Old English Sheepdog
Owned by: Kay Richardson & Jere Marder
Bred by: Jere Marder & Gail Radke - Lambluv.com

Award: Best in Specialty Show
Judge: Mr. Garry K. Newton
Show: Chicagoland Old English
Sheepdog Club
Date: April 7, 2012

Sire: Ch. Gambolon Lambluv Tumbelweed
Dam: Ch. Lambluv's The Devine Miss M
Handled by: Jere Marder
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*System/Date: All Systems

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Call Name: Rory     Breed: Gordon Setter
Owned by: Ellen Shanahan
Bred by: Mike Brnger & Ellen Shanahan and Donnah Brnger - AKC Breeders of Merit

Award: Best of Breed
Judge: Mrs. Sheila Smith
Show: Maryland Sporting Dog Association
Date: March 4, 2012

Sire: Ch. Sandpiper's Brynbar For Damn Shore JH
Dam: Ch. Brynbar's Good Golly Miss Molly CD JH
Handled by: Stacy Snyder


Canada's #1 Karelian Bear Dog & #5 Working Dog*
14 Bests in Show

Call Name: Kosto     Breed: Karelian Bear Dog
Owned by: Olli Rahi & Doug Belter
Bred by: Dawne Deeley - AKC Breeder of Merit

Award: Three Group Firsts
Judges: Mr. Allen Bennett & Mrs. Deborah Graffmann & Mr. Stephen Dainard
Show: Norfolk Kennel and Obedience Club (1 & 2 & 3)
Date: April 2-4, 2012

Sire: Multi Ch. Tsarshadow's The Beserker
Dam: Ch. Kosselon Mimmi
Handled by: Dawne Deeley
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*System/Date: canukdogs.com


The Grand Entrance

Breed: Boxer
Owned by: Steve and Ann Anderson
Bred by: Carol Hobbs & Marla Parsons

Award: Best in Show & Back-to-Back
Group Firsts
Judges: Mr. Charles E. Trotter (G1) &
Mrs. Paula Hartinger (BIS) & Mr. Roger R. Hartinger (G1)
Show: Birmingham KC & Tuscaloosa KC
Date: April 6-7, 2012

Sire: GCh. Carillon MVP
Dam: Ch. Ho-Pa's Penny For Your Thoughts
Handled by: Rick Justice


A Top 10 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog*
Multiple Group Placements

Call Name: LUKE     Breed: Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Owned by: Joanne Schottinger & Pamela Cosner
Bred by: Rita Rimler & Pamela Cosner

Award: Working Group Fourth
Judge: Mrs. Eva E. Berg
Show: Silver State Kennel Club
Date: April 1, 2012

Sire: Ch. Rippling Waters Justus
Dam: Ch. Trout Creek's Dunluce O'Conerstone
Handled by: Stephen & Linn Cabral
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*System/Date: CC Breed & All Breed Systems, 2/12

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2012 Number 6 Dog All Breeds*
Rare Breed - Rare Dog

Call Name: Tanner     Breed: Kuvasz
Owned by: Mercedes Vila & Lynn Brady & Connie Townsend & Claudia Muir
Bred by: AKC Breeders of Merit: Connie Townsend & Lynn Brady & Bea Page & Clay Page

Award: Best in Show
Judge: Mrs. Paula Hartinger
Show: Forth Worth Kennel Club
Date: March 25, 2012

Sire: Ch. Szumeria's Irish By Nature
Dam: Ch. Szumeria's One For The Money CD RE NAP
Handled by: Diana Wilson

*System/Date: AKC Reporting System, for events processed through March 23, 2012


The New Team is off to a Great Start
One Weekend, Two Breed Wins!

Call Name: Molly     Breed: Brittany
Owned by: Brig. General Mike and Julie Lee & Brittany Rosener & Olivia Rosener
Bred by: Beth and Brittany Rosener and Valerie Dombrowski - AKC Breeders of Merit

Award: Two Bests of Breed
Judges: Mrs. Judy Webb & Ms. Edweena (Teddy) McDowell
Show: Salina KC & Huttchinson KC
Date: April 6 & 8, 2012

Sire: Ch. Mustangs Leading Man at Treasure JH
Dam: Ch. Klearly Rivals Red Sky at Nite JH
Handled by: Amy Booth


Stars Fell on Alabama

Call Name: Zoe     Breed: Black Russian Terrier
Owned by: Victoria Vest & Beverly Sothcott
Bred by: Dana Kellerman & Julie Parker - AKC Breeder of Merit

Award: Working Group Second
Judge: Mr. Charles E. Trotter
Show: Birmingham Kennel Club
Date: April 6, 2012

Sire: Ch. Setextra Velikaross Pavel
Dam: Ch. Setextra Ain't Misbehavin'
Handled by: Jennifer Harper


Back-to-Back Group Firsts one weekend and a Best in Show the next!

Call Name: Cam     Breed: Brittany
Owned by: Chris Robinson & Leslie Robinson & Katherine Sullivan
Bred by: AKC Breeders of Merit: Herbert Harrison & Donna Harrison & Louise Brown

Award: Back-to-Back Sporting Group Firsts
Judges: Mr. Robert H. Slay & Mr. Robert L. Vandiver (pictured)
Show: Newnan KC & Douglasville KC of Georgia
Date: March 31-April 1, 2012

Sire: Ch. Dualan Marsport Supercharger
Dam: Ch. Zax Chilcote Dixieland Big Oak
Handled by: David and Jennifer Harper

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Whatever Lola wants Lola gets

Call Name: Lola     Breed: Miniature Bull Terrier
Owned by: Robin Kennedy & Giselle Simonds
Bred by: Robin Kennedy & Giselle Simonds - AKC Breeder of Merit

Award: Terrier Group First
Judge: Mr. Jon R. Cole
Show: Yosemite Kennel Club
Date: April 8, 2012

Sire: A Elfhere Storm Troopa
Dam: Ch. Bonsai Genuine Risk
Handled by: Adrian Ghione & Owners: Robin Kennedy and Giselle Simonds


Back-to-Back Bests of Breed
Multiple Group Winning - Silver Grand Champion - # 6 Vizsla in Breed*

Call Name: Mac     Breed: Vizsla
Owned by: Constance Ward & Laurel Medley
Bred by: Constance Ward & Melinda Robinson & Jan Fowler - AKC Breeder of Merit

Award: Back-to-Back Bests of Breed
Judges: Ms. Jane Roppolo &
Ms. Linda Robey
Show: Greater Orange Park Dog
Club (1 & 2)
Date: April 7-8, 2012

Sire: Ch. Skipfire's Street Fighting Man JH
Dam: Ch. Lyons Rusty Dory JH
Handled by: Janice Granda

*System/Date: CC Breed System, 2011


A Top 10 Collie*

Call Name: Mick     Breed: Rough Collie
Owned by: Rosemary George
Bred by: Robert E. Hawkins Jr.

Award: Top 10 Rough Collie
Show: Collie Club of America National Specialty Top 10 Invitational
Date: March 28, 2012

Sire: Kingsmark the Rest O' The Story
Dam: Lynloch Adelita Rose
Handled by: Katherine Preddy

*System/Date: All Systems, 2011

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Ch. Tsarshadow's I Speak of War
Ch. AfterAll Painting the Sky
GCh. Lambluv's Gambolon Blue Thunder
GCh. Cornerstone's Cool Hand Luke

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Ch. Richelieu's Here Comes Trouble Again
Ch. Ho-Pa's Grand Slam

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GCh. Szumeria's Wildwood Silver Six Pence

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GCh. Bluewater's Fionn MacCumhaill of Skipfire RA

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