Saturday, July 30, 2016

Longview Kennel Club, Saturday July 30, 2016, Longview, TX

HAVANESE
TOBIN - 1st, WINNERS DOG, BEST OF WINNERS
UB - WINNERS BITCH 
TAFFY - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Timothy Robbins

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS 
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Terry Berrios

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI - WINNERS BITCH, BEST OF OPPOSITE
CASH - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Terry Berrios

AFGHAN HOUNDS
SOLOMON - 1st, WINNERS DOG
TAZI - no placement 
Breed & Group Judge Alberto Berrios

While we were glad to see Judge Alberto Berrios up and moving just these few weeks since his stroke, after today's results, maybe he could have stayed home for a few more days rest? 

Dan Emmett Kennel Club, Saturday July 30, 2016, Marion, OH

HAVANESE
BENNY - BEST OF BREED & OH BEST OF BREED 
GROUP 3 & OH GROUP 2 
Thank You Breed Judge Elliott Weiss
Thank You Group Judge Charlotte 'Clem' McGowan
Thank you OH Group Judge Diane Anderson

CAROL & BENNY HAVING A GREAT WEEKEND!
They continue to make us proud!
"Benny"
GCHB That's The Original Parti Dog At Maple Haven
Always Owner Handled by Carol Janes 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Dan Emmett Kennel Club, Friday July 29, 2016 Marion, OH

HAVANESE
BENNY - 
OWNER HANDLER BEST OF BREED
OWNER HANDLER GROUP 1
Thank You Breed Judge Leslie Hiltz 
Thank You OH Group Judge Norm Kenney 


CONGRATULATIONS TO 
OWNER-HANDLER CAROL JANES!!!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

Houston Kennel Club, Friday July 22, 2016, Houston, TX

Not much better than yesterday.  Not liking this show so far….

HAVANESE
IB - 1st 
TAFFY - SELECT
Breed Judge Vicki Abbott
Group Judge Norm Patton
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BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI - 1st - Dave had to leave to go show BRTs, so didn't get to show her for Winners, but made it back in time to show Cash. - He's the white one.
CASH - nada, nuttin, zippo.  
Breed Judge Sari Brewster Tietjen
Group Judge Arley Hussin

Two days in a row now, they have put up the Winners Dog for Best of Opposite, over the two dog specials.  They like the big ones in Texas I guess.  Even the puppy bitch that is getting Winners Bitch is bigger than Cash and Leilani.  The Breed winner is a big bitch, or at least looks it, compared to the rest of the dogs.  And before you start bitching about my opinion, remember THIS IS AMERICA, and I am entitled to my opinion.  You don't have to agree, and if you really don't like it, change the channel.
video
Bichon Frise Best of Breed Judging 
Houston, TX 07-22-2016 Judge Sari Tietjen
Line-up is 2 dog specials, 2 bitch specials, WD & WB
Placements were Bitch BOB, WD was BOW & BOS, 
the big male was Select Dog, and other bitch special was Select Bitch

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BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS 
SIPSEY - 1st, WINNERS BITCH (1 pt)
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 4
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. Ronald Menaker
Thank You Group Judge Mr. David Haddock

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AFGHAN HOUNDS 
SOLOMON - 2nd
TAZI - SELECT 
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Sari Brewster Tietjen
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Houston Kennel Club, Thursday July 21, 2016 Houston, TX

Well, today sucked.  
That's pretty much it.  
Taffy dumped, 
Varias dumped, 
Cash dumped, 
Tazi dumped.
See, I told you.  

There may have been a BOS or a Select, but not what we strive for, expect, or are used to.  There are probably ribbons that other people would be happy with, but not us, with the quality of dogs that Dave is showing.

Dave is sad about it all, and mad about some of it. 
I am thinking about sending breed standards to some of the judges.

It has been said that:  Yesterday is Past, Tomorrow is Future, and Today is a Gift.  That's why they call it 'The Present'  
Well I want to re-gift this one!

As Scarlett O'Hara would say "Tomorrow is another day."

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bichon Frise Club of Greater Houston, Wednesday July 20, 2016

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI - 2nd, Reserve Winners Bitch
CASH - SELECT 

Thank You Judge Dr. Robert A. Indeglia

Texas Working Dog Association of Greater Houston, Wednesday July 20, 2016

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
SIPSEY - 1st, Winners Bitch
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED 

Thank You Breed Judge Mr. Andrew Bruce Kidd
Group Judge Mrs. Shilon L. Bedford

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Bexar County Kennel Club, Saturday July 17, 2016

HAVANESE
TOBIN - 1st, WINNERS DOG, BEST OF WINNERS 
IB - 1st, Reserve Winners Bitch 
TAFFY - BEST OF BREED
Thank You Breed Judge Margo Klingler
Group Judge Bart Miller 

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS 
SIPSEY - 1st, Winners Bitch, Best of Opposite
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED, made the cut in a tough group
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Ms. Lew Olson

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI - Not shown due to ring conflict with client dogs
CASH - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Dana Cline
Group Judge Sharron Derrick

AGHAN HOUNDS 
SOLOMON - 2nd 
TAZI - BEST OF OPPOSITE
Thank You Breed Judge Anne Katona
Group Judge Dana Cline

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Comal County Kennel Club, Saturday July 16, 2016 San Antonio, TX

HAVANESE 
COREY - 1st, WINNERS DOG, BEST OF WINNERS - We left him in again to hold the points, handed him off, and he still won.  Darn good dog!  Sorry people, we tried to make him lose. 
TOBIN - 2nd - First time in the ring
IB - 1st, WINNERS BITCH 
TAFFY - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 2
Thank You Breed Judge Anne Katona
Thank You Group Judge Margo Klinger

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS 
SIPSEY - 1st, WINNERS BITCH, BEST OF OPPOSITE
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED
Thank you Breed & Group Judge Ronald Horn

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI - 1st, WINNERS BITCH, BEST OF OPPOSITE
CASH - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Anne Katona
Group Judge Jacqueline Stacy

AFGHAN HOUNDS
SOLOMON - 2nd  :(
TAZI - BEST OF OPPOSITE 
Thank You Breed Judge Dana Cline 
Group Judge Anne Katona

SAD NOTE ABOUT THE WEEKEND:  
AKC JUDGE LUIS SOSA IS THE PHOTOGRAPHER.  
WE HAVE ALL OF THESE WINS AND NO PHOTOS.  
I have strongly recommended to my husband David that he never take a show photo when this man is the show photographer.
We have NEVER had a good photo from this man, and we have had a letter threatening that he would refuse to take our win photos if we didn't start purchasing them off of his website.  WELL MR. SOSA, I would love to have good win photos of my dogs, but the key word is GOOD.  I don't enjoy paying $50 for a photo then having to spend time try to make it look like it should have looked to begin with.  As photographer, you are the only one who can see what my dog is going to look like in the photo.  If a stack or coat correction needs to be made, TELL ME!!!  I don't want to have my dog in a stack that feels right and have him take a step forward at the last minute or have hair going all the wrong direction.  When I take photos, I want them to look great.  It is my name on that as photographer and I take pride in my work.  I wish you did. - DARLENE SCHEIRIS

Friday, July 15, 2016

Bexar County Kennel Club, Friday, July 15, 2016 San Antonio, TX

HAVANESE
COREY - 1st, Winners Dog, buffer point! But we just left him in to hold the major.  Sorry folks, his brain kicked in, couldn't turn him off. 
Corey
AKC CH THAT'S HOW I LIKE EM AT ANGEBRATENS

IB - 1st, Reserve Winners Bitch
TAFFY - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Jacqueline Stacy 
Group Judge Anne Katona

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
SISPEY - 1st, Winners Bitch, Best of Opposite
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED
Thank You Breed Judge Sharron Derrick
Group Judge Dana Cline

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI 
CASH - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Sharron Derrick 
Group Judge Anne Katona

AFGHAN HOUNDS
SOLOMON - 3rd  :(
TAZI - BEST OF OPPOSITE
Thank You Breed Judge Terry Stacy 
Group Judge Bart Miller

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Comal County Kennel Club, Thursday July 14, 2016 San Antonio, TX

HAVANESE 
COREY - 1st, WINNERS DOG, BEST OF WINNERS, 
                  MAJOR #4, NEW CHAMPION !!!
IB - 1st, Winners Bitch 
TAFFY - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Terry Stacy 
Group Judge Sharron Derrick

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. Dana Cline
Group Judge Bart Miller 

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI - 1st, WINNERS BITCH, BEST OF OPPOSITE
CASH - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge & Group Judge Bart Miller

AFGHANS 
SOLOMON - 1st, RESERVE WINNERS DOG
TAZI - SELECT 
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Jacqueline Stacy

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Trinity Valley Kennel Club, Sunday July 10, 2016 Dallas, TX

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. Paul F. Willhauck
Thank You Group Judge Mr. Paul F. Willhauck

HAVANESE
COREY - 1st 
I.B. - 1st / Reserve Winners Bitch
TAFFY - BEST OF OPPOSITE
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. William Russell, Jr. 
Group Judge Mrs. Elaine Lessig

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI - not shown due to ring conflict
CASH - BEST OF OPPOSITE
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. Robin Stansell
Group Judge Mr. Robin Stansell

AFGHANS
SOLOMON - 1st / WINNERS DOG /  MAJOR
TAZI - SELECT - MAJOR 
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. William R. Russell, Jr. 
Thank You Group Judge Mr. William R. Russell, Jr.

Huntington Kennel Club, Sunday July 10, 2016 Huntington, WV

HAVANESE

BENNY - GCHB That's The Original Parti Dog At Maple Haven - BEST OF BREED & BEST OF BREED OWNER-HANDLER. OWNER-HANDLER GROUP 4

Thank You breed judge Ms. Marjorie Underwood
Thank You OH Group Judge Mrs. Carrie A. Chase
Group Judge Mr. Joseph Gregory

Huntington Kennel Club, Saturday, July 10, 2016

HAVANESE

FLINT - That's Firepower at Enginuity - 1st, Winners Dog, Best Bred By Exhibitor, BBE GROUP 1
Flint is out of our chocolate girl "Chocobeast" and last year's #1 Havanese "Darby"  Another spectacular breeding orchestrated by Dave!

BENNY - GCHB That's The Original Parti Dog At Maple Haven - SELECT, BEST OF BREED OWNER-HANDLER. OWNER-HANDLER GROUP 3

Thank You breed judge Ms. Shelley S. Hennessy
Thank You OH Group Judge Dr. Ronald Spritzer

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Texas Kennel Club, Saturday July 9, 2016 Dallas, TX

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. Robin Stansell  
Thank You Group Judge Kimberly Mederith-Cavanna

HAVANESE
COREY - 1st 
I.B. - 1st  
Piper - 1st / Winners Bitch / MAJOR - NEW CHAMPION
Well, spoiled rotten beastie Miss Piper pulled her normal.  She did this in Oklahoma City in May.  Super bad the first day, then great the second.  
"Piper"
May 21, 2016
Judge Janice Mercer

TAFFY - SELECT
Thank You Breed Judge Sharon Newcomb 
Group Judge Mrs. Mary Lou Kniola

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI - not shown
CASH - BEST OF OPPOSITE
Thank You Breed Judge Mrs. Mary Lou Kniola 
Group Judge Elaine Lessig

AFGHANS
SOLOMON - 2nd 
TAZI - SELECT - MAJOR 
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. Sidney Marx 
Thank You Group Judge Robert Robinson

Friday, July 8, 2016

Greater Collin Kennel Club, Friday July 8, 2016 Dallas, TX

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Paul Willhauck
Thank You Group Judge Mr. Robin Stansell

HAVANESE
COREY - 1st 
I.B. - 1st / Reserve Winners Bitch
Piper - 2nd - she was BAAADDDDD!
TAFFY - SELECT
Thank You Breed Judge Elaine Lessig
Group Judge Sharon Newcomb

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI 2nd 
CASH - SELECT
Thank You Breed Judge Elaine Lessig
Group Judge Mrs. Mary Lou Kniola

AFGHANS
SOLOMON - 1st / WINNERS DOG / BEST OF WINNERS -MAJOR 
TAZI - SELECT - MAJOR (over specials)
Thank You Breed Judge Robert Robinson
Thank You Group Judge Mr. Sidney Marx

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Bichon Frise Club of Dallas, Thursday July 7, 2017 Dallas, TX

BICHONS FRISES

LEILANI - 1st in BBE
CASH - BEST OF OPPOSITE
Judge Sharon Newcomb

Interesting turn of events in the dog classes.  Wynn, a dog who came from Norway, whose owner told Dave that when he was shown in the US, If Carolyne Cybulske didn't show him, Dave would be his handler, was Winners Dog.  The handler who was showing Wynn, won the 12-18 month class, then also won the Open class with a dog he co-bred and co-owns.  The handler stayed on the dog he owns. and put an assistant on Wynn who did everything in their power, short of tripping the dog to make Wynn lose.  Wynn would have none of that though, finally he moved out so much that the assistant had to move to keep up with him, and the judge couldn't not see him, so gave Wynn winners dog and best of winners.  Note to Wynn's owner:  We would not have a dog entered directly against your dog without your knowledge (not saying you didn't know), and if we did, and if both dogs won their classes, we would have stayed on your dog.  So, your dog won, because he is a great dog, in spite of who you hired.  Just sayin'….


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Oklahoma City Kennel Club, Sunday July 3, 2016 Oklahoma City, OK

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Steven Gladstone

HAVANESE
COREY - 1st / WINNERS DOG / BEST OF WINNERS - MAJOR (#3)
I.B. - 1st / WINNERS BITCH - MAJOR
Juliette - 1st / Reserve Winners Bitch 
TAFFY - BEST OF OPPOSITE  :(
Thank You Breed Judge Elliott Weiss
Group Judge Jon Cole

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI 1st / Winners Bitch / Best of Opposite
CASH - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge David Bolus
Group Judge Denys Janssen

AFGHANS
SOLOMON - 1st
TAZI - SELECT
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Ann Savory Bolus

As disappointed as we are that Solomon did not take the Winners Dog, and that Tazi did not take Best of Breed today, we do commend Judge Ann Bolus on her always consistent judging.  Today's Winners Dog, Winners Bitch, and Best of Breed Awards were all the same type and similar size.  Gotta love a judge who knows what she likes and sticks to it, even when it isn't always us. 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Oklahoma City Kennel Club, Saturday July 2, 2016 Oklahoma City, OK

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Donna Buxton
Group Judge Dr. Robert Indeglia

HAVANESE
COREY - 1st / Reserve Winners Dog
I.B. - 1st 
Juliette - 1st
TAFFY - BEST OF BREED - made the cut in  a tough group
Thank You Breed Judge Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine
Group Judge Ann Savory Bolus

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI 1st / Winners Bitch / Best of Opposite
CASH - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Donna Buxton
Group Judge Kenneth Buxton

AFGHANS
SOLOMON - 2nd
TAZI - SELECT
Thank You Breed Judge Catherine Bell
Group Judge Catherine Bell 

Lima Kennel Club, Saturday July 2, 2016 Lima, OH

HAVANESE

BUNNY - CH THAT'S ONE WHO SURVIVED NIRVANA 
SELECT  

Thank You Handler Nina Fetter 
Thank You Breed JudgeMark Lucas 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Sandusky Kennel Club, Friday July 1, 2016, Lima, OH

HAVANESE

BUNNY - CH THAT'S ONE WHO SURVIVED NIRVANA 
SELECT - 1st time out as a special!  
"Bunny"
CH That's One Who Survived Nirvana

Thank You Handler Nina Fetter 
Thank You Breed Judge James Reynolds. 

Mid-Del-Tinker Kennel Club, Friday, July 1, 2016, Oklahoma City, OK

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed JudgePeggy Beisel-McIlwaine
Thank You Group Judge David Bolus

HAVANESE
COREY - 1st - 
I.B. - 1st - Best Bred By - BBE Group 1
TAFFY - BEST OF OPPOSITE
Thank You Breed Judge Ann Savory Bolus
Group Judge Denys Janssen

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI 1st / Winners Bitch / Best of Opposite / Best Bred By / BRED BY GROUP 2
CASH - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Donna Buxton
Thank You Group Judge Leyda Lucia Perez

AFGHANS
SOLOMON - 1st / WINNERS DOG / MAJOR
TAZI SELECT 
Thank You Breed Judge Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine
Thank You Group Judge Dr. Robert Indeglia 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Lawton Dog Fanciers, Oklahoma City, OK Thursday, June 30, 2016

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED - made the cut in group
Thank You Breed Judge David Bolus
Group Judge Donna Buxton

HAVANESE
COREY - 1st
I.B. - 1st
TAFFY - BEST OF BREED (& Group 5so close!)
Thank You Breed Judge Jon Cole
Group Judge Leyda Lucia Perez

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI not shown due to ring conflict. 
CASH - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Jon Cole
Group Judge Donna Buxton

AFGHANS
SOLOMON - Ring conflict, Solomon not shown, missed it by about 2 minutes, because there were absentees!  The handler who was helping got delayed also!  Sol was at ringside but the person holding wasn't qualified to show him.  The best laid plans….
TAZI - SELECT 
Thank You Breed Judge Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine
Group Judge Ellieott Weiss

Lawton Dog Fanciers, Oklahoma City, OK Wednesday, June 29, 2016

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED
Breed & Judge Group Judge Kenneth Buxton

HAVANESE
Well, it was bridesmaid day in the Havanese ring.
COREY - 1st / Reserve Winners Dog
I.B. - 1st / Reserve Winners Bitch
TAFFY - BEST OF OPPOSITE
Thank You Breed Judge Jon Cole
Group Judge Elliott Weiss

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI - Another $$$ for entries, and another show with her as the only class entry. :( 
CASH - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Elliott Weiss
Group Judge Mrs. Anne Savory Bolus

AFGHANS
SOLOMON - 1st / WINNERS DOG !!!  First time out with Dave!
TAZI - SELECT (His first time out as a Specials!  GCH Major points over Specials!)
THANK YOU Breed & Group Judge David Bolus


Still waiting on these results: 
Junior Handler - SIERRA WILSON 
Junior Judge Jon Cole
JADE - Sierra's Standard Schnauzer
Breed Judge Denys Janssen
Group Judge Kenneth Buxton

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Space Coast Kennel Club of Palm Bay, Sunday June 26, 2016, Orlando, FL

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 4
Thank you Breed & Group  Judge James Moses



HAVANESE 
BUGS - Best of Opposite 
Thank You Breed Judge Joe Walton
Group Judge Eugene Blake

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Virginia Kennel Club, Saturday June 25, 2016, Richmond, VA

HAVANESE
BENNY - GCHB THAT'S THE ORIGINAL PARTI DOG AT MAPLE HAVEN
BEST OF BREED OWNER HANDLER
Thank You Judge Robert Hutton

CONGRATULATIONS OWNER HANDLER CAROL JANES
Benny & Carol

Friday, June 24, 2016

Orlando Cluster Breeders Showcase, Saturday June 25, 2016, Orlando, FL

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
VARIAS - BIS MBISS AM GCHB CAN COL FCI CH THAT'S WHAT'S IN A NAME - Best of Breed & GROUP 2
Thank You Breed & Group Judges.  Team of Judges…waiting for all names
Varias
BISS Mrs. Linda Berberich
Black Russian Terrier Club of Northern New Jersey
May 27, 2016


HAVANESE 
BUGS - AM GCH CAN CH THAT'S ONE NIRVANA COULDN'T KILL  - BEST OF BREED, GROUP 1, 
BEST ADULT IN SHOW !!!!
Thank You Breed, Group, & Best in Show Judges!!!  
Bugs
AM GCH CAN CH THAT'S ONE NIRVANA COULDN'T KILL


(waiting for all names, Dave was driving when he called me)

Central Florida Kennel Club, Saturday June 25, 2016 Orlando, FL

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
VARIAS - BIS MBISS AM GCHB CAN COL FCI CH THAT'S WHAT'S IN A NAME - Best of Breed
Thank You Breed Judge Joseph Napolitano

Group Judge Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna
Varias
BISS & Group 3 Dr. Roger Pritchard
Black Russian Terrier Club of Northern New Jersey
Union County Kennel Club of New Jersey
May 27, 2016

HAVANESE 
BUGS - AM GCH CAN CH THAT'S ONE NIRVANA COULDN'T KILL  - Best of Opposite
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Douglas Johnson



Brevard Kennel Club, Friday June 24, 2016 Orlando, FL

HAVANESE 
BUGS - AM GCH CAN CH THAT'S ONE NIRVANA COULDN'T KILL  - BEST OF OPPOSITE 

It's Bugs' first weekend back in the US, and entered him just to see how he is doing.  Evidently he blew it on the last go-round, as Bugs was in front and Brooklyn was behind, then Mr. Bassett switched them.  Still pleased with his performance, although Dave says that his coat has seen better days.  All that time getting to play in the grass, heat, wind, and dust in Colombia.  Exactly why we are overprotective of our coats.  Oh, well, he grows coat pretty fast, or used to, so we shall see. 

MASON - GCH THAT'S A NOTORIOUS DEFENDER - SELECT DOG 
Mason is a beautiful dog.  If his owner would send him on the road, we would have a tough time not showing him.  He is Taffy's sire.  Just his second weekend out with Larry, and technically he is not 'out with Larry.'  Connie takes him home and brings him to the shows.  Mason will figure it out.

Thank You Breed Judge Fred C. Bassett
Group Judge Joe C. Walton


BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
VARIAS - BIS MBISS AM GCHB CAN COL FCI CH THAT'S WHAT'S IN A NAME - BEST OF BREED

Thank You Breed and Group Judge Marcia P. Tucker

Friday, June 17, 2016

Greater Venice Dog Club, Friday June 17, 2016 Tampa, FL

HAVANESE 

MASON - GCH That's The Notorious Defender - SELECT 
Judge Mr. Dana Cline


First weekend out with Larry Cornelius

Congrats to Owner Connie Rousch!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Lake Minnetonka Kennel Club, Sunday, June 12, 2016 Jordan, MN

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
VARIAS -  BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Ms. Nikki Riggsbee
Thank You Group Judge Mrs. Cathy Daugherty


HAVANESE 
COREY - 1st / WINNERS DOG / BEST OF WINNERS / BEST OF OPPOSITE (over a specials!)  MAJOR!!!
#5 - ?
I.B. - ? 
TAFFY - SELECT
Thank You Breed Judge Ms. Sandra Bingham-Porter
Group Judge Mr. Dennis McCoy

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI - not shown
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. Dennis McCoy
Thank You Group Judge Mrs. Mary Lou Kniola

AFGHAN HOUNDS
TAZI - 1st / WINNERS DOG / BEST OF WINNERS - MAJOR
NEW AKC CHAMPION ZOSO'S SILVER SPIRIT
Thank You Breed Judge Kirlyn Fouts
Group Judge Mrs. Karen Wilson

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Lake Minnetonka Kennel Club, Saturday, June 11, 2016 Jordan, MN

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
VARIAS -  BEST OF BREED, made the cut in group 
Showed great in spite of the heat!
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Mr. Robert Slay


HAVANESE 
COREY - 1st / WINNERS DOG / BEST OF WINNERS / BEST OF OPPOSITE (over specials) - MAJOR
#5 - ?
I.B. - ? 
TAFFY - Select
Thank You Breed Judge Dennis McCoy
Thank You Group Judge Mrs. Mary Lou Kniola

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI - not shown
Thank You Breed Judge Mrs. Mary Lou Kniola
Thank You Group Judge Mr. Dennis McCoy

AFGHAN HOUNDS
TAZI - 1st / WINNERS DOG / BEST OF WINNERS - MAJOR
Thank You Breed Judge Karen Wilson
Thank You Group Judge Ms. Nikki Riggsbee

Friday, June 10, 2016

Lake Minnetonka Combined Specialties, Friday June 10, 2016 Jordan, MN

NORTHSTAR TOY DOG CLUB


HAVANESE 
COREY - 1st / Reserve Winners Dog
#5 - 1st / Reserve Winners Bitch
I.B. - 2nd in puppy That's Eh Mendota I.B. Special Bundle - A Zeus x Meg baby! 
Her first show.
TAFFY - BEST OF BREED
Thank You Breed Judge Ms. Nikki Riggsbee  (Judge Change)

Group Judge Mrs. Linn Klingel Brown 
Also a judge change.  Don't understand it though as she is scheduled to judge the Toy Group tomorrow.  Maybe they will have a judge change then as well?

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Salisbury NC Kennel Club, Sunday June 5, 2016 Concord, NC

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
SIPSEY - Karma's Reincarnated Roza Shanina - 2nd / Reserve Winners 
VARIAS -  BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. William Rodriguez
Thank You Group Judge Ms. Kim Ramey-LeBlanc 

HAVANESE 
#5 - 1st in BBE
TAFFY -   BEST OF OPPOSITE
Breed Judge Mr. Thomas D. Parrotti
Group Judge Ms. Shelly S. Hennessy

Havanese note for today and other comments around the ring:  Today's Winners Dog, Best of Winners, BOBOH, and OHG1 was Luv Bug's Champagne Toast to Devita.  BEAUTIFUL PUPPY AND BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED.  Could have easily taken the breed.  Showed wonderfully on a loose lead.  Grooming was fabulous.  GREAT JOB!!!

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI -   not shown
Breed Judge Ms. Kim Ramey-LeBlanc 
Group Judge Mrs. Peggy Hauck

AFGHAN HOUNDS
TAZI - 1st / Winners Dog / BEST OF BREED
Breed Judge Ms. Kim Ramey-LeBlanc 
Group Judge Ms. Kim Ramey-LeBlanc 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Salisbury NC Kennel Club, Saturday June 4, 2016, Concord, NC

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
SIPSEY - Karma's Reincarnated Roza Shanina -  2nd / Reserve Winners Bitch 
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED - made the cut in group
Thank You Breed Judge  Mr. John Constantine
Thank You Group Judge Mr. Peter Gaeta

HAVANESE 
#5 -  absent due to ring conflict - I should post his schedule for today.  An All-breed show, Working Dog Specialty, and Havanese Specialty, and to top it off, groups were split.  CRAZY, CRAZY, CRAZY!
TAFFY - Best of Opposite  Well, so far Miss Taffy is the most consistent loser.  4 shows, and 4 BOS.  Same male won twice, the other two shows were different males for BOS.  
Breed Judge Ms. Shelley S. Hennessy
Group Judge Mrs. Peggy Hauck - 

VERY ODD That the club would choose this judge for the Toy Group when she judges the Havanese Club Speciatly today as well.  But no surprise that the dog who won BOB (or any Havanese except as noted below) did not place in Group under this judge. 

Mrs. Hauck is definitely on our DO NOT SHOW TO list, at least with Havanese in the South East United States, or anyplace Harry Bennet may show up.  I just did a quick check on Infodog, and going back to 2005, checking 29 times that Peggy Hauck judged Havanese, EVERY time Harry has shown to her HE WON, from Ohio and Pennsylvania, to Florida.  How many judges, do you know who YOU can go to for a guaranteed win, no matter what you show.  I checked another breed as well, and results were the same for this pair.  THIS IS NOT JUST MY OPINION - THIS IS FACT BASED ON RESULTS POSTED ON THE INFODOG.COM WEBSITE.  Harry has taken up enough of my time for tonight, so do not feel like documenting any more stupid judge moves.  It's not Harry's fault.  Heck if I had a judge who I knew would put me up, I'd be showing to them all of the time too!
More details on the the post from the Havanese Specialty today.

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI -  not shown due to ring conflict
Breed Judge Mrs. Peggy Hauck
Group Judge Mr. Warner Cespedes  

AFGHAN HOUNDS
TAZI -  No Major, Judge Change, got the client their entry fee back.
Breed Judge Mr. Warner Cespedes
Group Judge Ms. Celeste M Gonzalez

Havanese Club of America, Saturday, June 4, 2016 Concord, NC

Sweepstakes
#5 - Absent - Ring Conflict
Thank You Judge Ms. Delene Travella

Regular Classes 
#5 - 2nd
TAFFY - Best of Opposite
Thank You Judge Peggy J. Hauck

Mrs. Hauck is definitely on our DO NOT SHOW TO list, at least with Havanese in the South East United States, or any place Harry Bennet may show up.  I just did a quick check on Infodog, and going back to 2005, checking 29 times that Peggy Hauck judged Havanese (at an MB-F show), EVERY time Harry Bennett has shown to Mrs. Peggy Hauch, HE WON, from Ohio and Pennsylvania, across the Southeast, and of course, in Florida.  I did not take the extra time to check the other show results through AKC.  How many judges, do you know who YOU can go to for a guaranteed win, no matter what you show, or whomever your competition?  I checked another breed as well, and results were the same for this pair.  THIS IS NOT JUST MY OPINION - THIS IS FACT BASED ON RESULTS POSTED ON THE INFODOG.COM WEBSITE.  Peggy Hauck & Harry Bennet have taken up enough of my time for tonight, so do not feel like documenting any more stupid judge moves.  It's not Harry's fault.  Heck if I had a judge who I knew would put me up, I'd be showing to them all of the time too!  But maybe not, because I wouldn't like the appearance of impropriety that would be projected upon the judge.  At some point the judge should say something to the handler, not necessarily face to face, as that could create it's own problem, but by the awards given in the ring.  Even if we didn't have a dog in this game, and we didn't at most of shows that I checked,  the facts are the facts, there were many, many great dogs, dumped by this judge in favor of a particular handler.  This is not the only handler/judge combo like this, and won't be the last.  This is not the first time I have mentioned this, and I am sure it won't be the last.  

The following is from the AKC Rules, Policies, and Guidelines for Conformation Dog Show Judges, page 5.  Perhaps it should be posted on the judges tables in the ring, just to remind them that we are watching:

A HANDY RULE OF THUMB
There will always be “gray areas” that perplex
judges. When faced with such a dilemma, ask yourself
whether the situation, however innocent, projects an
outward appearance of impropriety. A good rule of
thumb is:
If you have concerns about whether something
is inappropriate, you probably should avoid the

situation.

Carolina Working Group Association, Saturday June 4, 2016, Concord, NC

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
SIPSEY - Karma's Reincarnated Roza Shanina - 1st / Winners Bitch 
VARIAS -  BEST OF BREED

Thank You Breed Judge Mrs. Linda Berberich

Group Judge Dr. Linda M. Fowler

Northlake KC of Greater Covington, LA Saturday June 4, 2016, Biloxi, MS

HAVANESE

BENNY - BEST OF BREED & OH BOB & OH GROUP 4
Owner Handled by CAROL JANES!
THANK YOU BREED JUDGE GLORIA KERR
Group Judge Polly Smith 
THANK YOU OH GROUP JUDGE BONNIE THRELFALL

"Benny"
June 4, 2016 in Group 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Riverside West Kennel Club of Greater New Orleans, Friday, June 3, 2016 Biloxi, MS

HAVANESE

BENNY - OH BOB & SELECT - nice entry of very nice Havanese
Owner Handled by CAROL JANES!
THANK YOU BREED JUDGE CINDY VOGELS
"Benny"
June 3, 2016 OH Group 




OWNER HANDLER GROUP WAS TREATED LIKE A FUN MATCH, 
where some judges think it is just for practice and it doesn't matter who wins, so put up your buddy!  As for me, if I am paying my money, and taking the time to show, I want to win.  This is not just for practice - but that is a whole other post!

Seen outside the OH TOY GROUP RING: 
OH TOY GROUP JUDGE:  MR. LEE BROWN.  
SHOW CHAIR & CLUB TREASURER
Mr. Brown spent 30 minutes prior to the OH Toy Group chatting with the Shih Tzu people outside the ring, while their dog was, of course, on the ringside table.  He made no attempt to avoid the look of impropriety.  It was blatant.  Then when it was time for the OH Group to start, he only had eyes for the Shih Tzu, when there were other beautiful dogs in the ring…the Brussels, the Pug, and of course the Havanese.  

It's one thing to put up your buddy, but you don't sit ringside and chat with them for half an hour prior to judging their dog!  This is nothing against the Shih Tzu.  It may very well have deserved the OH Group 1, but now will anyone ever really know?  Even the owner/handler…did they win because they had the best dog at that moment in time, or did they win because of time spent with the Judge?  The AKC rep was notified about this appearance of impropriety and hopefully will have a chat with Mr. Lee Brown. 

Carolina Working Group Association, Friday June 3, 2016, Concord, NC

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
SIPSEY - Karma's Reincarnated Roza Shanina - 1st / Winners Bitch 
VARIAS -  BEST OF BREED
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. Lloyd Graser, Jr.
Group Judge Mrs. Linda Berberichs
 Disappointed in Group, as this judge awarded Varias Best of Breed just last week the BRT Specialty in New Jersey.  Things that make you go Hmmm...

Fayetteville Kennel Club, Friday, June 3, 2016 Concord, NC

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
SIPSEY - Karma's Reincarnated Roza Shanina - 2nd / Reserve Winners Bitch 
VARIAS -  BEST OF BREED, Made the cut in group 
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. Vladimir Mihaljcic (Serbia)
Thank You Group Judge Mr. Ronald Menaker

HAVANESE 
#5 - 1st in BBE - the largest class entry, then nothing :(
TAFFY - Best of Opposite
Breed Judge Mr. Mark Lucas
Group Judge  Mr. Mark Lucas

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI -  Not shown today due to ring conflict
Breed Judge Mr. William Rodriguez  
Group Judge Mr. Ronald Menaker

AFGHAN HOUNDS
TAZI -  Not shown today due to lack of points and ring conflict 
Breed Judge Mr. William Rodriguez
Group Judge Ms. Shelley Hennessy




BRT:  Mr. Vladimir Mihaljcic (Serbia) Group:  Mr. Ronald Menaker

Hav:  Mr. Mark Lucas,  Group:  Mr. Mark Lucas

Afghan:  Mr. William Rodriguez, Group: Ms. Shelley Hennessy

Bichons:  Mr. William Rodriguez, Group:  Mr. Ronald Menaker


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Greater Hickory Kennel Club, Thursday June 2, 2016 Concord, NC

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
SIPSEY - Karma's Reincarnated Roza Shanina - 2nd / Reserve Winners Bitch 
VARIAS -  BEST OF BREED, Made the cut in group 
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. Ronald Menaker

Thank You Group Judge Mr. Warner Cespedes

HAVANESE 
COREY - Well, Corey would have been shown this weekend, if one of our puppy people had entered this show as they said that they were going to.  But since we don't show dogs in direct competition with each other, without concurrence of all owners, and couldn't reach her, we didn't even enter Corey!   :(
#5 - I think Dave said that she was 1st in the BBE class, but not sure.
TAFFY - Best of Opposite
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. William Rodriguez (Costa Rica)
Thank You Group Judge Mr. Warner Cespedes (Costa Rica)

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI - 1st / Reserve Winners Bitch 
Thank You Breed Judge Ronald Menaker 
Thank You Group Judge Mr. William Rodriguez

AFGHAN HOUNDS
TAZI -  1st / Winners Dog / BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. Richard Reynolds
Thank You Group Judge Mr. Warner Cespedes

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Plainfield Kennel Club, Monday May 30, 2016 Freehold, NJ

HAVANESE 
COREY - 2nd
#5 - 1st 
TAFFY - Select
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Joan Beech

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
VARIAS - Select
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Sheila DiNardo

BICHONS FRISES
LEILANI - No points available today or the rest of the weekend, she hates the sticky grass and the heat, so no point in stressing her out - Dave too!
Breed & Group Judge Melvin Beech

AFGHAN HOUNDS
TAZI -  Not shown - no major.
Breed & Group Judge Melvin Beech