Purina® Pro Plan®-Fueled Show Dogs Finish Strong in 2014
Purina® Pro Plan®-dogs are ending the year with a bang! Read on for the latest conformation results of 2014.
Lone Star State Classic Dog Shows
Dec. 5-7, 2014
The first Best in Show of the three-day cluster went to GCH TullyBloom’s Classified Credentials, the current No. 1 West Highland White Terrier in the country, and handler Alfonso Escobedo at the Greater Collin Kennel Club Dog Show. “CC” is a 3 ½-year-old bitch who was co-bred by owners Paula and Charles Cohen with Judith White.
Next up, GCH Aubrey’s Moon River, won the Texas Kennel Club Dog Show. Sherri Hurst handles the No. 1 Pembroke Welsh Corgi in the country. “Rebecca,” a 4-year-old bitch, is co-owned by breeders Cynthia and Vincent Savioli with Roberta Lord.
Last but not least, GCH Saks Winning Card, a 4 ½-year-old male Bichon Frise handled by Scott Sommer, captured Best in Show the Trinity Valley Kennel Club Dog Show. Bred by Roberta Bleecker and Shirley Hamilton, “Bingo,” the No. 2 Non-Sporting dog in the country, is owned by Sarah Ayers, Cecilia Ruggles, and Sandra and Keith Hanson.
Dec. 5-8, 2014
Costa Mesa, CA
A 2 ½-year-old male Pomeranian called “Danny” captured two Bests in Show at shows hosted by the Malibu Kennel Club.GCH HiTimes What The Inferno is handled by Curtiss Smith and co-owned by Bonnie Bird with Udomisin Littichun. Danny, who was bred by Joan and Ashley Carcasole, currently is the No. 2 Toy and No. 6 all-breed dog in the country.
Handled by owner Jean Gauchat-Hargis, GCH Skyline’s Unit of Measure, the No. 1 Keeshond and No. 6 Non-Sporting Dog in the country, won the Shoreline Dog Fanciers Association of Orange County Dog Show. “Cubit,” a 5-year-old male, is co-owned by breeders Kristen and Susan Cullen with Joshua Hargis.
Finally, in another show hosted by the Shoreline Dog Fanciers Association of Orange County, GCH Seacrest’s I’m Not What You Think took home Best in Show under handler Lizzy Jordan-Nelson. The 3 ½-year-old male Newfoundland was bred by Danielle Nelson and Debra Nelson, who co-own “Dexter” with Joyce Taylor.
Crown Classic Dog Shows
Dec. 11-14, 2014
GCH Tashtin’s Lookin’ For Trouble, a 15-inch Beagle handled by Will Alexander, kicked off the Crown Classic with a Best in Show at the Richland County Kennel Club Dog Show. “Miss P,” an almost 5-year-old bitch, was bred by Lori Crandlemire, who co-owns the No.1 Hound and No. 14 dog all-breed in the country with Eddie Dziuk and Kaitlyn Crandlemire.
Taking Best in Show at the Medina Kennel Club Dog Show was GCH Brisbane ‘N’ Blue Monday’s Diamonds Are Decadent, a 2-year-old female Boxer presented by professional handler Kim Calvacca. The No. 12 Working dog in the country, “Suri” was bred by Misty McKamey, who co-owns the dog with Dr. and Mrs. William Truesdale, Joseph Vergnetti, and Elizabeth McKamey.
Closing out the four-day cluster with two Bests in Show from the Richland County and Western Reserve kennel clubs was GCH Shine’s Deck the Halls, a Chinese Shar-Pei handled by Nina Fetter. “Tinsel” was bred by Dr. Rebecca Pentecost, who co-owns the 4-year-old bitch with Linda Teitelbaum and Deb and Robert Cooper.
AKC National Championship
Dec. 13-14, 2014
GCH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, a 3 ½-year-old male Skye Terrier, took Best in Show at the 2014 AKC National Championship. Presented by professional handler Larry Cornelius, “Charlie” is owned by Victor Malzoni. Eugene Zaphiris and Matthew Stander co-bred the current No. 4 all-breed dog in the country.
Congratulations to all Purina® Pro Plan® dogs, and best of luck in 2015!