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Saturday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2014.
There are 319 days left in the year.


2012: With a blinding flash and a booming shock wave, a meteor blazed across Russia's western Siberian sky and exploded, injuring more than 1,000 people as it blasted out windows.

1965, Canada's new maple-leaf flag was unfurled in ceremonies in Ottawa.

WKC Trivia:

True or false: Westminster pre-dates the invention of the light bulb and the automobile, the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Washington Monument, the invention of basketball and the establishment of the World Series.

The first telecast of Westminster was three years before "I Love Lucy" premiered. What year was that?

Jon Patch - Host
Dr. Linda Register - Vet / Co Host
Amanda Page - Producer
Bob Page - Exec. Producer


U.S. Olympic team continues to adopt all of Russia's stray dogs...

Amanda Bird already was missing her Australian shepherd puppy Sammy when she arrived for the Sochi Olympics.

Then her first sight stepping out of the airport was of one of the many stray dogs around the Olympic Park in Adler and even here in the mountains whose safety has become a cause among animal rights supporters and some athletes such as American ski slopestyle silver medalist Gus Kenworthy.

Kenworthy is arranging for a litter of four puppies to return with him to the United States for adoption. Bird, U.S. press officer for bobsled/skeleton and former athlete in those sports, also plans to adopt a dog, sparing it from exterminators hired by the government to rid the Olympic area of pets left behind when families were forced to move for construction and a population swelled by lack of spaying and neutering.

Bird first read about the plight of the dogs in the newspaper then made contact with a dog shelter attempting to save as many animals as possible.

“I got in touch with them, and they’ve been wonderful to work with,” Bird said. “They are just very excited to have someone inquire about it, and they’re willing to work with me through the process. I plan on going on Monday to the shelter and bringing one of my co-workers with me because I’m sure it’s going to be really difficult to walk in and see 100 dogs and be like which one.

“I’d like to take an older dog because those are the dogs that usually aren’t adopted. Everyone up here will adopt a puppy. Right now I’m running into some issues because I can’t take the dog on the charter flight so I need to figure out how to get the dog to Munich. When I get to Munich, I can check the dog in with me or carry it on.”

Bird, who also has a cat at her home in Clarksville, Tenn., ran the idea of adopting a dog to her husband Jason Hartman by e-mailing him the newspaper story with “souvenir” in the subject line. Hartman is a trainer for skeleton slider Noelle Pikus-Pace.

“He responded and said we’ll name her Sochi,” Bird said. “Right then I was like alright, he’s in.”
Bird is so passionate about animals that she cried over leaving Sammy behind to come here. When she is on Skype with her husband, she wants to see her dog to know how she’s doing and growing.

“I’m not trying to make a statement, I just want to bring a dog home,” she said. “I’ve been amazed how much people have been coming up to me and asking me about it.

“I need a billionaire who has a plane who’s willing to let me take 100 dogs on the flight with me back to the U.S. When the lottery gets above $50 million, we play. I always tell my husband if I ever hit the lottery, we’re going to buy acres of land and we’re going to save horses, save dogs. I don’t care where they’re from. I’m just one of those ridiculous people.”


Westminster recap...

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which held its Best In Show competition last Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, has been running for 138 years, making it the second longest continuous sporting event in America. Only the similarly animal-powered Kentucky Derby has been at it longer.

It’s not quite sufficient to say that Westminster has been slow to modernize. Recent changes aside, it has steadfastly resisted anything that even looks like change for years. But this year's event included "mutts" --i.e. non-purebred dogs-- which qualifies as a veritable breakthrough by Westminster standards. Sure, the non-purebreds were relegated to the agility contest and barred from the Best In Show beauty contest, but this was a real ideological shift all the same. Fifteen mutts participated against more than 200 purebreds in the agility round, which was eventually won by a purebred border collie named Kelso.

Even the Best In Show winner, a wire fox terrier named Sky -- he has his own website, if you were wondering -- was the 14th wire fox terrier to claim the honor. The breed averages a little better than one Best In Show win per decade.

Westminster’s winning dog gets to play tourist in Manhattan on the day after the big win. It is tradition that the Best In Show winner enjoys lunch at the famous Theater District restaurant, Sardi’s. In 2012, the city’s Department of Health threatened to put a stop to the practice, as it breaks a rule against animals in restaurants. At the last minute, Mayor Bloomberg and his health commissioner reached an agreement and allowed the Best In Show lunch date to go forward.


New Breeds for 2014

RAT TERRIER (Terrier Group)
Beyond being a farm dog, Rat Terriers have proven themselves to be a versatile, multipurpose breed with a playful, happy-go-lucky attitude. They are an all-in-one dog-able to do virtually anything they are trained to do-and they are easily trainable and exceptionally intelligent. They excel in conformation, agility, obedience, rally obedience, terrier racing, earthdog, barn hunt and lure coursing. They are capable of hunting rodents and vermin above and below ground. They make fine therapy and service dogs. And they are loyal friends and companions-especially for families.

The smallest of the Podengo family, this active rabbit hunter has a history that goes back to antiquity. He is still used today by avid huntsmen in his native Portugal. To manage the terrain in different parts of Portugal, the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno come in two coat varieties, smooth and wire. The word Pequeno means small or miniature. He is the smallest of three sizes... Grand, Medio and Pequeno. The Pequeno is the only of the three that should be longer than tall. With proper socialization this intelligent breed is a delightful companion and willing participant in agility, obedience, hunting and lure coursing, as well as conformation.

CHINOOK (Working Group)
Developed in New Hampshire in the 1920s, the Chinook is a true American breed. In 2009, the Chinook was named New Hampshire's State Dog. Chinooks are highly trainable, intelligent, athletic, working dogs that excel in obedience, agility, therapy work, tracking, and lure coursing, as well as dog powered sports such as sledding, bikejoring, scootering, and carting. Above all, the Chinook is cherished as a loving companion, happily going wherever the family ventures. Chinooks require only an occasional bath, brushing, and toenail trimming. Chinooks are a healthy, robust breed with a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.


The 2014 Best In Show Trophy was awarded to "GCH Afterall Painting The Sky" a.k.a. "Sky," a Wire Fox Terrier.

B/G1/BIS     11     GCH Afterall Painting The Sky
Breed: Fox Terrier (Wire)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: RN 17023004
Date of Birth: June 18, 2008
Breeder: A J Pertuit Jr & Betty Seton
Sire: Ch Fyrewyre Fast And Furious
Dam: Fyrewyre Forget-Me-Not
Owner: Victor Malzoni Jr & Torie Steele & S & M Olund & D Ryan

2014 Reserve Best In Show was awarded to "GCH Brighton Lakeridge Encore," a Standard Poodle.
Bred by Exhibitor Dogs

1/W/B/BW/G1/RBIS     30     GCH Brighton Lakeridge Encore
Breed: Poodle (Standard)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: PR 11970702
Date of Birth: May 21, 2008
Breeder: L'Dyne Brennan & Debra Ferguson-Jones
Sire: Ch Ale Kai Mikimoto On Fifth
Dam: Ch Brighton Curtain Call
Owner: Toni Sosnoff & Martin Sosnoff


JUDGE: Mr. Douglas Johnson

1st     5     GCH Flessner's International S'Cess
Breed: Bloodhound
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 38692603
Date of Birth: September 01, 2010
Breeder: Bryan & Chris Flessner & Heather Buehner
Sire: GCH Flessner's International Harvester
Dam: Ch Flessner's Let It Ride
Owner: Shirley VanCamp & Heather Buehner & Zack Helmer

1st     14     GCH Sporting Fields Bahama Sands
Breed: Whippet
Sex: Bitch
AKC: HP 28248109
Date of Birth: September 29, 2007
Breeder: Dionne Butt & Jesse Martin
Sire: Ch Sporting Fields Live On
Dam: Ch Mill Landing's Bahama Breeze
Owner: Jane Cooney-Waterhouse & Dionne Butt

1st     7     GCH Topsfield-Sanchu Eenie Meenie Miney Moe
Breed: Basset Hound
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 35430003
Date of Birth: August 19, 2009
Breeder: Claudia Orlandi & Claire Steidel
Sire: Ch Maredge Good To Go
Dam: Ch Topsfield-Sanchu Teeter Totter
Owner: Suzanne Sukey Shor & Claudia Orlandi & Claire Steidel

1st     11     Ch Kuriann Of First Avenue
Breed: Irish Wolfhound
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 44576201
Date of Birth: October 05, 2011
Breeder: Regine Vandamme
Sire: Pitlochry's O Bryan-Orak
Dam: Emerald Of First Avenue
Owner: Judith P Ryan


JUDGE: Mrs. Keke Kahn

1st     5     GCH Marlex Classic Red Glare
Breed: Miniature Pinscher
Sex: Bitch
AKC: TR 89128901
Date of Birth: July 11, 2009
Breeder: Carole A Mohr-Rio
Sire: Ch Marlex Mister Chips
Dam: Ch Lulin Banana Smoothie
Owner: Leah Monte & Armando Angelbello

1st     5     GCH Grantilley Galaxy Moon
Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Sex: Dog
AKC: TR 49966601
Date of Birth: April 27, 2005
Breeder: D Cooper
Sire: Ch Grantilley Shadow Moon
Dam: Grantilley Loves Design
Owner: Dr David & Millie Talley

1st     8     GCH CR Chase What Matters
Breed: Pomeranian
Sex: Dog
AKC: TR 89396302
Date of Birth: August 27, 2009
Breeder: Robert & Celeste Solano
Sire: Ch CR Tuff Guy Of Isabella
Dam: CR N Bachman's Full Of Mischief
Owner: Pamela Fielder & David B Ford

1st     7     Ch Yakee Easily Persuaded
Breed: Pekingese
Sex: Dog
AKC: TR 96260001
Date of Birth: November 07, 2008
Breeder: Albert Easdon
Sire: Yakee And Don't Forget It
Dam: Yakee Follow This
Owner: Sandra M Middlebrooks & David Fitzpatrick


JUDGE: Mrs. Jacqueline Stacy of Chapel Hill

1st     30     GCH Brighton Lakeridge Encore
Breed: Poodle (Standard)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: PR 11970702
Date of Birth: May 21, 2008
Breeder: L'Dyne Brennan & Debra Ferguson-Jones
Sire: Ch Ale Kai Mikimoto On Fifth
Dam: Ch Brighton Curtain Call
Owner: Toni Sosnoff & Martin Sosnoff

1st     16     GCH Kan Sing's Tenzin
Breed: Tibetan Spaniel
Sex: Dog
AKC: NP 26114401
Date of Birth: May 08, 2010
Breeder: M Feltenstein & D Garcia
Sire: Ch Lorac's Yeshe Wongchhu
Dam: Ch Ambrier's Nanda Devi
Owner: Martha Feltenstein

1st     23     GCH Bellefleet's Living In The Fast Lane
Breed: Poodle (Miniature)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: PR 14376502
Date of Birth: June 18, 2010
Breeder: Sally Jordan
Sire: Ch Clarion Camelot Quill
Dam: Ch Jordan Minuet
Owner: William Lee & Alysia Reichertz

1st     18     GCH Spotted Bliss Oreo Delight
Breed: Dalmatian
Sex: Dog
AKC: NP 29897101
Date of Birth: September 18, 2011
Breeder: Daniel Brumfield & Kevin Smith & Cheryl Worden Coe
Sire: GCH Spotlight's Storm Chaser
Dam: GCH Chermar's Princess Perdita
Owner: Daniel Brumfield & Kevin Smith


JUDGE: Mr. Walter Sommerfelt

1st     25     GCH Riverside Telltail Coco Posh
Breed: Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Sex: Bitch
AKC: DN 24131501
Date of Birth: December 22, 2008
Breeder: Julie & Bill Divens & Deb Shindle
Sire: Ch Twinroc Santa Paws
Dam: Ch Telltails Showgirl
Owner: Dina Planche & Deb Shindle & Julie & Bill Divens

1st     7     GCH Cordmaker Topsy Turvey
Breed: Puli
Sex: Bitch
AKC: DN 21001902
Date of Birth: May 04, 2006
Breeder: Sue Huebner
Sire: Ch Bokar Artful Dodger
Dam: Catsun Corroboree
Owner: Jacquelyn Beaudoin & Sue Huebner & Penny Kelly

1st     9     GCH Wolf Creek Galaxy Of Merivern
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Sex: Dog
AKC: DN 24708203
Date of Birth: April 26, 2009
Breeder: Pat Walker & Mary Ann Imhoff
Sire: Ch Kenlyn's Aries V Hi-Cliff
Dam: Tazzaman's Demilo Of Merivern
Owner: Edward Farrell & Pat Walker

1st     8     GCH Bugaboo's Picture Perfect
Breed: Old English Sheepdog
Sex: Dog
AKC: DN 31271401
Date of Birth: May 18, 2011
Breeder: Colton & Heather Johnson
Sire: GCH Bugaboos Big Shot
Dam: Ch Bugaboos Georgie Girl
Owner: Ron Scott & Debbie Burke & Colton & Heather Johnson


JUDGE: Mr. Sam Houston McDonald

1st     6     GCH Whistlestop's Riley On Fire
Breed: Spaniel (Irish Water)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: SR 57455808
Date of Birth: July 17, 2009
Breeder: Colleen McDaniel & Stacy Duncan
Sire: GCH Poole's Ide Got Water RN
Dam: Ch Whistle Stop's The Wind Moriah CD RA JH
Owner: Tom & Bethany Urban & Gregory M Siner

1st     19     Ch Casablanca's Thrilling Seduction
Breed: Spaniel (Cocker) Black
Sex: Dog
AKC: SR 51103103
Date of Birth: April 18, 2008
Breeder: Linda Moore
Sire: Ch Coldry's Sweet Seduction
Dam: Ch Casablanca Thrilling Indiscretion
Owner: B Vandeman & C Douglas & M Walker & L Moore

1st     27     GCH Kalm Sea's To Have And To Hold
Breed: Retriever (Golden)
Sex: Dog
AKC: SR 40429701
Date of Birth: January 31, 2007
Breeder: Susan Robins
Sire: Ch Clarkcreek Force Of Nature
Dam: Kalm Sea's Charlotte Russe
Owner: Susan Robins

1st     21     Ch Telltale American Ride
Breed: Spaniel (English Springer)
Sex: Dog
AKC: SR 67743204
Date of Birth: January 30, 2011
Breeder: C Florence & D Streng & R Novack & B Fink
Sire: Telltale Do The Dew
Dam: Telltale Miss Independent
Owner: C Florence & D Streng & R Novack & B Fink


JUDGE: Mr. Clay Coady

1st     14     GCH Claircreek Impression De Matisse
Breed: Portuguese Water Dog
Sex: Dog
AKC: WS 39134601
Date of Birth: June 16, 2011
Breeder: Donna Gottdenker
Sire: Ch Pouch Cove Caribe
Dam: Ch Claircreek Femme Fatale
Owner: Milan Lint & Peggy Helming & Donna Gottdenker
Photos: Breed judging / Group judging

1st     9     GCH Willow Ridges Risky Business
Breed: Mastiff
Sex: Dog
AKC: WS 33782304
Date of Birth: April 16, 2010
Breeder: Anna Page & Cole Harvey
Sire: Lazy D's Play It Again Sam
Dam: GCH Kingmonts Kalifornia Dreamin
Owner: Jill Swarts & Nancy Walker & Mark Tichenor

1st     8     GCH CR-Wicca's Trade Secret
Breed: Akita
Sex: Dog
AKC: WS 26365801
Date of Birth: March 14, 2008
Breeder: Carla Burke & Jo Ann Charnik
Sire: Ch Regalia's-CR Crossfyre
Dam: Ch CR-Wicca's Reign Of Fire
Owner: Thomas Bavaria & Ann Bavaria & Joann Charnik & Carla Burke

1st     6     GCH Brisbane N Blue Monday's Diamonds Are Decadent
Breed: Boxer
Sex: Bitch
AKC: WS 39809002
Date of Birth: January 24, 2012
Breeder: Misty McKamey
Sire: GCH Sharledar's Simply Decadent
Dam: Ch She Shines Like Black Diamonds
Owner: Dr & Mrs William Truesdale & Joseph Vegnetti & Misty & Elizabeth C McKamey


JUDGE: Mr. Bruce Schwartz

1st     11     GCH Afterall Painting The Sky
Breed: Fox Terrier (Wire)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: RN 17023004
Date of Birth: June 18, 2008
Breeder: A J Pertuit Jr & Betty Seton
Sire: Ch Fyrewyre Fast And Furious
Dam: Fyrewyre Forget-Me-Not
Owner: Victor Malzoni Jr & Torie Steele & S & M Olund & D Ryan

1st     5     GCH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie
Breed: Skye Terrier
Sex: Dog
AKC: RN 22996101
Date of Birth: May 29, 2011
Breeder: Eugene Z Zaphiris & Matthew H Stander
Sire: Ch Finnsky Oliver
Dam: Ch Cragsmoor Adele Goodwoman
Owner: Victor Malzoni Jr & Cragsmoor Kennels Reg

1st     8     GCH Meadowlake Simply Sinful
Breed: Border Terrier
Sex: Bitch
AKC: RN 16408402
Date of Birth: May 21, 2008
Breeder: Karen Fitzpatrick & Tracy VanNiel
Sire: Ch Kandu's Marathon Man SE RE
Dam: Ch Meadowlake Angel In My Pocket NA NAJ JE
Owner: Kiki Courtelis & Karen Fitzpatrick & Joyce Wilkinson & David Fitzpatrick DVM

1st     10     GCH Goldsand's Columbus
Breed: Russell Terrier
Sex: Dog
AKC: RN 23865401
Date of Birth: July 31, 2008
Breeder: Madeleine Sandell-Bark
Sire: Saltisgardens Snille O Smak
Dam: Brosing's Australian Ivory
Owner: Mark Ulrich & Christina Areskough


Jrs. Finals
Limited Dogs

JSF/1/BJ     48     Kristen O'Brien
Entry: Ch Dal Primo's Oliver With A Twist
Breed: Bullmastiffs
Sex: Dog
AKC: WS 41244303
Date of Birth: July 02, 2012
Breeder: Crystal Corner & Katie Martin
Sire: GCH Dal Primo's Magic Moment
Dam: Ch Dal Primo's Rowdy Rodi Piper
Owner: Kristen O'Brien
Limited Bitches

JSF/2     26     Devon Lynn Kipp
Entry: Ch Emery's Alice In Wonderland
Breed: Retrievers (Golden)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: SR 67012301
Date of Birth: January 19, 2011
Breeder: Brianna Bischoff & Beth Johnson
Sire: Ch Xcelerate Twenty X Stetson
Dam: GCH Summits Into The Mystic RN
Owner: Ryan Tepera & Brianna Bischoff & Devon Kipp & Pam & Richard Sherry

JSF/3     66     Kaitlyn Benedict
Entry: GCH Beringstrait's Northshore Dragonfly CGC
Breed: Newfoundlands
Sex: Bitch
AKC: WS 32148102
Date of Birth: August 12, 2009
Breeder: Kelly Benedict & Claire Hernandez
Sire: GCH Council Cup's Star Of Kodiak Acres RN
Dam: GCH NorthShore's Northern Light CGC
Owner: Kaitlyn Benedict & Claire Hernandez

JSF/4     33     Ashleigh Rutzel
Entry: GCH Socialite's En Garde!
Breed: Havanese
Sex: Dog
AKC: TR 88173901
Date of Birth: June 04, 2009
Breeder: Ann T Barbaccia & Lynn Neito
Sire: Ch Los Perritos Strike A Match
Dam: Ch Los Perritos Dancin' Daze
Owner: Cara Ann Rutzel & Ann T Barbaccia

Preliminary Winners

JUDGE: Mrs. Julie Virosteck & Ms. Bonnie Threlfall
Best of Breed Competition

77     Morgan Campbell
Entry: GCH Vinelake's Painted Desert
Breed: Australian Shepherds
Sex: Dog
AKC: DN 27628003
Date of Birth: April 28, 2010
Breeder: Sandra Landry & James Landry
Sire: Vinelake Collinswood Fly Away Home
Dam: Ch Vinelake's All Tax Included
Owner: Alicia Campbell & Morgan Campbell
Limited Bitches

45     Abigail M Adams
Entry: Ch Blumonts Redemption Road V Notori RN
Breed: Doberman Pinschers
Sex: Bitch
AKC: WS 25820802
Date of Birth: March 16, 2008
Breeder: Robyn Sparks & Elizabeth Patterson
Sire: Ch Promise's Amish Red V Olympia
Dam: Ch Notori's Romancing The Stone
Owner: Jennifer Adams & Robyn Sparks & Elizabeth Patterson

52     Amber Leonard
Entry: GCH Hunderbar Ditch Witch SL
Breed: Dachshunds (Longhaired)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: HP 29527305
Date of Birth: December 21, 2007
Breeder: Mary K Freibert
Sire: DC Solo's Premiere SL
Dam: DC Hundelben Xcavatrix SL ME
Owner: Mary K Freibert & Amber Leonard

JSF     88     Taylor Schwartz
Entry: Foxfire's Legend Of A Lady
Breed: Doberman Pinschers
Sex: Bitch
AKC: WS 38706101
Date of Birth: August 14, 2011
Breeder: Michelle Santana
Sire: Ch Foxfire's I Am Legend
Dam: Foxfire's Monster In The Garden
Owner: Taylor & Ray Schwartz & Michelle Santana
Sire: Ch Los Perritos Strike A Match
Dam: Ch Los Perritos Dancin' Daze
Owner: Cara Ann Rutzel & Ann T Barbaccia


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