Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Connecticut River Working Group Association, Sunday, March 1, 2015

Black Russian Terrier 
Varias - Best of Breed 

Thank You Breed Judge Garry Newton
Thank You Group Judge Robert Indeglia


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Connecticut River Working Group Association, Saturday, February 28, 2015

Black Russian Terrier 
Varias - Best of Breed - made the cut in Group

Thank You Breed Judge Marjorie Martorella
Thank You Group Judge Robert Stein



Boy, do these people take their working dogs seriously!!! An entry of over 700 WORKING DOGS!!!
Top ranked dogs in almost every breed.  Group placing dogs from The Garden and Eukanuba.  Highly advertised dogs.  What a tough competition it is here, but fun and hearing lots of great compliments from judges and spectators alike about Varias. 

AND SPEAKING OF "TOP RANKED DOGS"


Here are Varias' 2015 rankings as of January 31, 2015:

# 5 BRT in All-Breed Standings 
#3 in Breed points
#4 in GCH Points 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Rockland County Kennel Club, Suffern, NY Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sorry, I don't have the judges available right now but thought I would post the results.  Now updated below.  My computer (a MacBook Pro) keeps getting popups saying that I need to update my Windows Vista on my PC!!!  Every time I click on an email, or any other page for that matter, it takes forever to open and advertisements start popping up.  I can't search so if I need anything I can't just type in a word, I litterally have to scroll through every file to find it.  This all started a couple of months ago with i-tunes saying it had a problem.  I have never used i-tunes.  AAACCCKKK !!!!!  
If it wasn't for the gazillion dollars worth of programs that I cannot switch to a PC I would chuck this darn thing out the window! 

If we aren't answering emails right away, that is part of the reason.  I am currently using the hotel computer to try to catch up but there is now a line so I need to get going.

So, back to the show...

Havanese -
Taffy - That's Pullin' At Your Heart Strings - BBE 1st / Reserve Winners Bitch
Selena - Best of Opposite

Thank You Judge Kenneth McDermott

Bichon Frise -
Cheeto - Victoire That's The Cheesiest - 1st/ Reserve Winners Dog

Nurple - GCH That's A Little Twisted - BEST of BREED
Thank You Judge Angela Porpora

Black Russian Terrier
Varias - GCH That's What's In A Name - BEST of BREED
Thank You Judge William Hossler

 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Rockland County KC, Suffern, NY - Saturday February 21, 2015

Havanese -
Taffy - That's Pullin' At Your Heart Strings - BBE 1st / Reserve Winners Bitch 
Selena - Best of Opposite 
Thank You Breed Judge Alfred Ferruggiaro 

Bichon Frise - 
Cheeto - Victoire That's The Cheesiest - 1st/ Winners Dog 2 pts - 1st time in the ring!!!





Nurple - nuttin, nada, zippo
Thank You Judge Alfred Ferruggiaro

Black Russian Terrier
Varias - Best of Breed & Group 3 !!!
Thank You Breed Judge Angela Porpora 
Thank You Group Judge Douglas Windsor

  

 

Walkill Kennel Club, Suffern, NY - Friday, February 20, 2015

Havanese -
Taffy - That's Pullin' At Your Heart Strings - BBE 1st / Winners Bitch 
Selena - Best of Breed - Group 4 
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Raymond Filburn 

Bichon Frise - 
Nurple - Select Dog
Thank You Judge Alfred Ferruggiaro

Black Russian Terrier
Varias - Best of Breed 
Thank You Judge Wendy Schira 

Varias was not shown in Group because he seemed to be feeling poorly in the afternoon, so we opted to spend 3 hours at the Vet in New Jersey with him, and check out a few more things.  Still on antibiotics.  I sure hope he doesn't have to go through what I did from November through January!  

Please say a prayer for him to be back to 100% very soon. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

WHAT RIGHT DOES HE HAVE????

OK PEOPLE.
I AM SO EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED
and SAD. 
Sad for us, sad for the people who do not think before they type, and sad for all of the people who believe things that are written without confirmation or verification.

I am so tired of people saying and writing crap about us and now that we have a winning BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER in the ring again, those people are starting again.

The following was posted on facebook about our BRT Varias, who successfully completed his OFFA Certification for ELBOWS, HEART, HIPS, PATELLAS, and DENTITION last September.  He also had his CERF done, but I have it sitting on the computer at home and need to send it in.
http://www.offa.org/display.html?appnum=1680903#animal

As posted on facebook:
Remove
‪Richard Hawkes Watch Dave Scheris dog go around turns. He can't walk straight.
Yesterday at 10:36am · Like




           
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‪Laura Young Texter i have problems walking straight. LOL
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‪Richard Hawkes Bad elbows.
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‪Richard Hawkes Ringo looks good
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‪Laura Young Texter ‪Richard I saw Dave's dog running crooked. sasha does the same thing - you say that's bad elbows?
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‪Richard Hawkes Something off in the front. Prolly elbows
Yesterday at 10:49am · Like





I have gone onto Dave's facebook page and posted this response:
OK PEOPLE…DARLENE SCHEIRIS HERE.  AND I AM PISSED OFF!!!  Richard Hawkes, a BRTCA Member, and I just found out that he is also a vet,  posted on facebook that my BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER dog Varias 'probably' has bad elbows, because he didn't make the turn well, moved less than perfectly straight, and slipped on the corner in the ring at Westminster.  Varias was trying to cut in front of Dave.  He has only been shown since October 2014.  It's not like he is an experienced show dog with all surfaces and environments.  WTF !!!!  Have you checked the OFFA PAGE?  How can you say that against any dog without an exam or x-ray?  

AND ARE YOU AN ORTHOPEDIC VETERINARIAN?  On September 29, 2014 we had Varias' HIPS, ELBOWS, PATELLAS, CARIDAC and DENTION OFFAS done and he has NORMAL ELBOWS, GOOD HIPS, NORMAL PATELLAS & CARDIAC, AND FULL DENTITION.  His CERF was also Normal, however it is sitting on my computer at home waiting to be sent in. 

GCH THAT'S WHAT'S IN A NAME
http://www.offa.org/display.html?appnum=1680903#animal

If you want to suggest to someone, as you did, that they might want to have the elbows checked on their bitch, that's one thing, but do not insinuate that because their bitch might move as my dog did that one time in the ring, that my dog has a genetic defect because he was a dorky young dog and did not show his best.  We have had several people call and email concern for our dog based on your posts.   

DR. HAWKES, THIS WAS A TOTALLY UNPROFESSIONAL,  AND WE ARE WAITING FOR YOUR RETRACTION AND APOLOGY.   And maybe next time the appropriate response, if you were truly concerned, would have been to email David Scheiris​ privately and express your concern for the health of our dog rather than make it look like you know what you are talking about and telling the world that our dog has bad elbows, WHEN CLEARLY HE DOES NOT.  

And another note:
RICHARD HAWKES, if you had bothered to ask, I would have told you exactly that PLUS the fact that we almost pulled him because he was under the weather had been on antibiotics for just a few days before the show, under veterinarian care.  His new owner was in town and this was her first experience at a show, after getting Varias.  We wanted her to be able to see him in the ring in person.  He felt well enough to get around, but was not at 100%.  Not an excuse, just the facts.  A very nice dog won the breed, and that is all that matters.  Varias did not show well enough to win on Tuesday, and I will be the first to admit that.  
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Varias truly seemed to enjoy all of the attention he was getting in the benching area, as did his owner, Dr. Charlene M. Cassidy, who also enjoyed seeing him in the NY Times, The NY Post, the Vogue website, Fox 5 NY, and several other media outlets. 
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And now that I am thinking more about this, Mr. Hawkes, is this just sour grapes because Varias beat your male for WINNERS DOG at NATIONALS, has already earned his GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP and been awarded a GROUP PLACEMENT?  And Varias has also beaten your bitch special, shown by Rhanda Glenn, several times?  Can't you just say congratulations and move on? 
'Varias'
GCH THAT'S WHAT'S IN A NAME
Thank You Judges Garry Newton & Honey Glendinning
Breeder Owner Handled by David Scheiris

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB, New York City, NY Tuesday, February 19, 2015

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS

VARIAS - No placement today :(  

Judge John Ramirez

Varias was definitely not on his best game today.  He went off of his food last Sunday/Monday.  That is not unusual for a BRT to self-regulate and not eat for a couple of days.  (I wish I had that kind of control :)  BUT, when he still didn't eat much at all when we got to NY, we called the vet.  He had already lost a bit of weight, and was lethargic.  We got him on antibiotics right away and by the next morning he was better, but the damage was already done.  He is still on the antibiotics and feeling much better, but he is just like us, even when you are feeling better it is not 100%.  I am just glad that he felt well enough to show and visit with 100s of people at the show.  It was a good day with his new owner Char, and her first experience at a dog show with Varias.  It would have been better if she had a ribbon to take home, but maybe next year!


Monday, February 16, 2015

WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB, New York City, NY February 16, 2015

HAVANESE

SELENA - SELECT

Thank You Judge Cindy Vogels


BICHON FRISE 

NURPLE - 1st AWARD OF MERIT

Thank You Judge James Reynolds

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Greater NY Havanese Club, New York City, NY Saturday< February 14, 2015

HAVANESE

SWEEPSTAKES:

BABY BELLE - 1st - BEST JUNIOR & 
               BEST IN SWEEPSTAKES !!!!

THANK YOU JUDGE RICH WEYRICH



'BABY BELLE'
GREATER NEW YORK HAVANESE CLUB
BEST IN SWEEPSTAKES
CH THAT'S LA BELLE EPOQUE

THANK YOU JUDGE RICH WEYRICH


REGULAR CLASSES:

BABY BELLE - 1st - Reserve

ZEUS - nuttin' honey

SELENA - BEST OF OPPOSITE. 

THANK YOU JUDGE DR. JOHN V. IOIA


'THE LINE-UP'
GREATER NEW YORK HAVANESE CLUB 
JUDGE JOHN IOIA



Friday, February 13, 2015

Progressive Toy Specialty, New York, NY Friday, February 13, 2015

HAVANESE

BABY BELLE - 1st - Reserve 

ZEUS - nothing :(  Which surprised me since Mr. Winslow looked at Zeus several times and I thought he liked him. 

SELENA - BEST OF OPPOSITE.  I really wanted another picture of her winning BOB at the Progressive.  Of the 3 times that she has shown here, 2 BOS and 1 BOB.  Not a bad run!

THANK YOU JUDGE CHUCK WINSLOW.

HOW SHE HAS CHANGED AND HOW SHE HAS STAYED THE SAME:  FABULOUS !!!

SELENA and DARLENE 2011
SELENA at 1 year of age
MBINS BISS AM PLATINUM GCH CAN GCH THAT'S ADORABULL'S DREAMING OF YOU
THANK YOU JUDGE SARI TIETJEN



SELENA and DAVE 2014 
SELENA at 3 years of age
MBINS BISS AM PLATINUM GCH CAN GCH THAT'S ADORABULL'S DREAMING OF YOU
THANK YOU JUDGE JUDY WEBB


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Walmart is at it again!!!

With all of the problems with people stealing credit card information I cannot believe Walmart has started a new policy.  

Last year some scam artists walked right into our local Walmart put in all new credit card swiping machines and stole everyones card and PIN numbers.  

I went into Walmart yesterday and they no longer require a PIN number for a debit or credit card purchase in any amount.  New corporate policy they say.  

I am a big fan of PIN numbers and zip codes (like some gas stations require).  It isn't much but at least it is something. 

So I guess I am not only warning people, but informing the bad guys:  If your card is stolen, Walmart is going to be the first place they will be going.  No PIN numbers, no signatures, no other ID required.  

UNBELIVEABLE !!!


Monday, February 2, 2015

Lawrenceville Kennel Club, Atlanta, GA Sunday February 1, 2015

Havanese:
Selena - BEST of BREED
Thank You Judge Sari Brewster Tietjen

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - nothing :(
Judge Patricia Sosa
Well, we kind of knew that this might happen today, but still had to try to see if Sosa would recognize how much better Varias is that the dog she gave a group placement to yesterday.  No such luck, it takes a judge with a lot of self confidence in their knowledge of the breed to put a different dog up for breed the day after they placed them in the group. They all have their types, and I guess our boy isn't hers. 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Conyers KC of Georgia, Atlanta, GA Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Better Day at the Dog Show:

Havanese:
Baby Belle - 1st/Winners - MAJOR !!!! NEW CHAMPION
New AKC Champion That's La Belle Epoque
"Baby Belle"
AM CH That's One Nirvana Couldn't Kill x AM GCH CAN CH That's So Adorabull - Just Spank Me

 http://www.havanesegallery.hu/pair_en.php?id1=35441&id2=35806
"Baby Belle"
At 8 weeks

Selena - BEST OF BREED  
THANK YOU BREED JUDGE DENNIS MCCOY 
'Selena'
MBINS BISS AM GCH CAN GCH That's Adorabull's Dreaming of You
Judges Ekarat Sangkunakup and Maribel Sy 

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - zippo :(  
It's been a different dog for BOB every day, maybe tomorrow will be his day!  Fingers, toes, and eyes crossed.
Judge Jay Richardson

Friday, January 30, 2015

Sawnee Mountain KC, Atlanta, GA Friday, January 30, 2015

A partially stinky day at the dog show :(

Havanese:
Baby Belle - 2nd in BBE - 
C'mon Connie Bannit - Baby Belle only needs 2 points to finish!! 
Selena - BEST of BREED
Thank You Judge Randy Garren  

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - Nada :(
Judge Donna Buxton

Another Example Of Why Handlers Get A Bad Rap

Well, I guess it's just like anything thing else, you have the good handlers and the ones that make the rest of them look bad, for one reason or another.  Sometimes they are in both categories, it just depends who you ask.  But I think this latest stunt just put Handler X onto my 'Naughty' list.

Hander 'X' has been showing for Owner 'A' for several years.  She has good dogs.  X has won at multiple National Specialties & Eukanuba with her dogs.  My husband actually referred her to him when she was looking for a handler in her area of the country.  Owner A has contracted with X to show her bitch this year and he has been doing so.  Last weekend or so a really 'bad' handler, let's call her 'YYY' (because that is what most people thought when they would see her, for one reason or another) was suspended from the AKC.  The reason at this point is not the issue, but it was a big suspension, which generally means that is wasn't a first offense.  YYY was handling a decent dog for Owner B.  Since that YYY is suspended, she cannot go to shows.  I do not know who approached who, (or is it whom?) but now Handler X is showing the dog for Owner B.  Did X approach B because he heard about the suspension and saw more $$$.  Did Owner B approach Handler X because she didn't know better and knew that he showed that breed?  Did B have an ulterior motive to lure X away from A to better her chances in the ring?  Who knows?  That is not the point right now.

But now X has dumped A as a client and taken on the dog from B.  How much notice?  Last weekend, the day A was supposed to bring her bitch to X, so that he would have her to bring to this weekend's show that started yesterday.  He just dumped her and left her high and dry.  No transportation to the show for her dog, no handler for her dog.

THIS IS JUST NOT RIGHT.   If it were the other way around, and A wanted a new handler, she would have to give notice to X, or be liable for the handling fees for the shows already contracted.  At the very least X should have transported A's bitch to the show and found another handler to take the bitch in the ring, if that is what A wanted.

When X was asked why the bitch was not in the ring, his response was 'She is being bred.'  After discussions with Owner A, the bitch is entered and was to be shown by X, at this show.  She is NOT in season.  X said that she was 'flagging' while on the Florida Circuit.  This handler has bred dogs for over 20 years, he knows that means that she was ready to be bred.  X knew that A wanted to breed her, but it would appear that he knew she was in season but wasn't willing to give up the money or the ring exposure and send her home.  Owner A would still have been responsible for the handling fees for the shows that were contracted, whether the bitch was shown or not, if she brought her home for breeding.  Now, Owner A did not only probably miss a chance to breed her bitch, but has been left out in the cold by a handler to whom she has been dedicated for at least 4 or 5 years (by my count, but it could be longer).

When handlers do crap like this, it makes the rest of them look bad.  At the very least, X should have had an in depth conversation with A, and come to a mutual agreement about what is fair.  X should have tried to get her another handler.  What about X's wife?  Or is she already showing another special in that breed?  They regularly take dogs in direct competition with each other.  At least A's bitch would be in the ring.  Are they now at least reimbursing A for her entries?  The money isn't the point, it's about what is professional, and what is right and fair to all parties.

SORRY FOLKS, but it looks like our handling contract will be getting a little longer, to add more protection for the client.  Just like our puppy contracts, I can tell you stories about most of the paragraphs, and who got screwed by whom, prompting us to add another protection to the contract, for us and the purchasers.

Everyone who doesn't get exactly what they think they should, tends to remember things from their prospective.  Clients do need to remember that this is how the Handlers make their living.  This is not their 'weekend away for a dog show.'  When an appointment is scheduled you need to be there or we could be with another client.  But that also works both ways.  If they tell you to be there at 2 and they aren't ready for you, well, I guess it's like going to the doctor, you just hope they are late for a really good reason, but now had better give you all of the attention that you deserve!  We have some fabulous clients that understand the heirarchy, the stress, and the schedule  They are a joy to be around.  On the other hand, many clients that we have had in the past don't take this seriously.  Of course they want to win, but will not listen to instructions (don't walk the white dog in the dirt, or on the black parking lot, this is how to brush them, etc) or think that when given a time to arrive to have their dog groomed, is just a suggestion and really means 'sometime that day.'  When Dave has 10 dogs to groom for the next day and your time to be there is 2:00 and you don't show up until 7, and the dog is not even dematted, you get what you get.  He already has his evening planned out until the building closes and again from the time it opens the next day.

It is a handler's responsibility to present the dog to the best of his/her ability, but it is the client's responsibility to make sure that the dog is not totally trashed when they show up.  Giving a dog a bath, means that you must also blow it dry properly.  If you can't do that, it makes the handler's job that much harder, and takes more time.  Many clients don't want to leave the dog with the handler, however doing so allows the handler to bond with the dog, tweak the grooming bit by bit throughout the weekend, and if the dog needs another bath, it's the handler's fault not the owners.

I could go on, but will probably have to do that in another post.
BIG HUGS TO ALL THE GREAT CLIENTS WE HAVE!!!!
Little Hugs to all of the less that stellar clients we have had, as we definitely learned something from you. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Griffin Georgia Kennel Club, Atlanta, GA Thursday January 29, 2015

Stinky day at the dog show :(

Havanese:
Baby Belle - 2nd in BBE
Selena - Best of Opposite
Judge Desmond Murphy 

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - Nuttin' honey :(
Judge Audrey Lycan

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Greater Gainesville Kennel Club, Ocala, FL Sunday January 25, 2015

HAPPY  BIRTHDAY  TIM !!!!!

Havanese:
Moriah - 3rd in 12 -18 mo (left her in to hold the major today & Baby Belle thanks her!)
Baby Belle - That's La Belle Epoque - 1st in BBE/ Winners Bitch/ MAJOR !!!  (This is her 3rd major!)
Selena -Best of Opposite  :(  
Thank You Judge Mr. Rodney Herner
Good luck to Darby in Group!

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - BEST of BREED
Thank You Judge Jacqueline Rayner 

Bichon Frise:

Nurple - BEST of BREED & GROUP 4
Thank You Breed and Group Judge Mrs. Christie Martinez

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Greater Gainesville Kennel Club, Ocala, FL Saturday January 24, 2015

Well, the scheduling gods were not good to Dave again today.  Nurple did not get shown, and trying to make the other two rings was crazy.

Havanese:
Baby Belle - That's La Belle Epoque - 2nd in BBE 
Selena Select
ZEUSBEST of BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Joy Brewster 
Group Judge Jacqueline Rayner

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - Select 
Thank You Breed Judge Christie Smith

Bichon Frise:
Nurple - not shown today - ring conflict
Judge Rodney Herner 

Is it wrong?

OK, I am feeling kind of happy about something, but also feel kind of bad that I am happy:  

I am glad that the dog of someone who threatened us, and has been taking 'indirect' digs at Dave, on Facebook for the last two+ weeks, lost the every day for last two weeks.  I am glad that the dog the handler came off of, to show this particular dog, won every day.  I feel vindicated for that absentee owner.  

I feel that by taking the high road and not replying to any of those posts, GOD got 'em!  

Yeah, I feel bad that I feel glad. 

IS IT WRONG???

meow… :)


Friday, January 23, 2015

Lake Eustis Kennel Club, Ocala, FL Friday, January 23, 2015

Havanese:
Moriah - 1st in 12 -18 mo/ Winners Bitch / Best of Winners / MAJOR  -  NEW CHAMPION !!!!
CH THAT'S THE COLOURS OF THE WIND 
a BeBe x Bugs baby! 
Baby Belle - That's La Belle Epoque - 1st in BBE Bitch
Selena - Best of Opposite
Thank You Judge Pamela Peat

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 4 
- NEW GRAND CHAMPION
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. Jim Briley & Group Judge Thomson Stanfield 

Bichon Frise:
Nurple - not shown today 
Judge Steve Keating

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lake Eustis KC, Ocala, FL Thursday, January 22, 2015

Havanese:
Moriah - 1st in 12 -18 mo
Baby Belle - That's La Belle Epoque - 1st in BBE/ Winners Bitch/ MAJOR !!!  (This is her 2nd major!)
Selena - nuttin, nada, zippo, zilch :( 
Thank You Judge MrJim Briley

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - Select
Judge Mr. Thomson Stanfield, Jr. 

Bichon Frise:
Nurple - Select 
Judge Elliot Weiss (thanks for making sure Ellen made it into the ring, calling her by name, when she didn't respond to the ring stewards multiple calls.  I look forward to the same courtesy for Dave the next time he gets talking and doesn't hear the steward call his armband number. )

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pasco Kennel Club, Brooksville, FL Sunday January 18, 2015


Havanese:
Moriah - 1st in 12 -18 mo
Baby Belle - That's La Belle Epoque - 1st in BBE/Reserve
Selena - Best of Opposite 
Thank You Judge Jason Hoke

Congratulations to Darby, GCH Qbin's Strictly Confidential at Enginuity, on the Breed Win today.  What a handsome boy.  Great mover, beautiful coat.  (Of course I still wish Selena would have beat him! :)  Good Luck in Group.   update:  Group 3!

By my count, Selena is #1 Havanese in the US so far this year.  Yeah, I know, it's only January 18, but HEY, #1 is #1 !!! 

Woo Hoo!!! Way to Go Selena and Dave.   
10 Shows, 7 Breed Wins, 3 Group Placements!!!  

Hey Dave:  Need to up the percentage on those Group placements!  (just sayin')

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - Select
Thank You Judge Mrs. Joan Alselm
So proud of young Varias!  Just finishing his CH weeks ago, he is only 2 points away from his GRAND Championship!

Bichon Frise:
Nurple - BEST of BREED 
Thank You Judge Dr. Robert Indeglia

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Clearwater KC, Brooksville, FL Saturday January 17, 2015


Havanese:
Moriah - 1st in 12 -18 mo
Baby Belle - That's La Belle Epoque - 1st in BBE
Selena - Best of Breed 
Thank You Judge Gloria Geringer 

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - Select
Thank You Judge Pete Dawkins

Bichon Frise:
Nurple - Select 
Thank You Judge Gloria Geringer