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America's #1 Shih Tzu*
#5 Toy Dog*
Awarded 7 All Breed BIS & 2 Reserve BIS in June

Call Name: Rocket     Breed: Shih Tzu
Owned by: Patricia Hearst Shaw & Luke and Diane Ehricht
Bred by: Luke and Diane Ehricht

Award: Four Bests in Show & Two Reserve Bests in Show, & Four Toy Group Firsts
Judge: Mrs. Barbara D. Alderman (BIS & G1) & Mrs. Paula Hartinger (BIS) & Mr. Roger R. Hartinger (BIS) & Mr. Jon R. Cole (BIS) & Mrs. Keke Kahn (RBIS & G1) & Col. Joe B. Purkhiser (RBIS) & Mr. Joseph E. Gregory (G1) & Mr. James Frederiksen (G1)
Show: Midland Michigan KC (1 & 2) & Mount Pleasant KC (1 & 2) & Grand Traverse KC (1-3)
Date: June 5-15, 2014

Sire: GCh. Hallmark Jolei Austin Powers
Dam: Hallmark Jolei Surprise Party
Handled by: Luke Ehricht

*System/Date: CC All Systems, 5/14


FCI/PR Jr./SICALAM Jr. 2012/Las Am. & Carib Jr./FCPR Pan. Am./AKC Grand Champion
America's Number One* French Bulldog Bitch
All-Breed Best in Show Winner
Specialty Best in Show Winner
Reserve Best in Show Winner

Call Name: Freda     Breed: French Bulldog
Owned by: Patricia Hearst Shaw
Bred by: Patricia Hearst Shaw

Award: Four Non-Sporting Group Firsts & Three Non-Sporting Group Seconds
Judge: Mrs. Alice M. Watkins (G1) & Mrs. Rita Holloway (G1) & Mr. Richard Camacho (G2) & Mr. Gary L. Doerge (G2) & Mrs. Robert S. Forsyth (G2) & Ms. Betsy Dale (G1) & Ms. Sharon R. Lyons (G1)
Show: Shenandoah Valley KC (1 & 2) & Delaware County KC & Western Pennsylvania KC & Wilmington KC & Greater Kingsport KC & Staten Island KC
Date: March 8-16, 2014 & April 4-26, 2014
May 17-23, 2014

Sire: GCh. Idefix De La Parure
Dam: Ch. Illustre De La Parure
Handled by: Jodi Longmire

*System/Date: CC All Systems, 5/14

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#3 Siberian Husky Bitch*
Back-to-Back Working Group Placements

Call Name: Ruby     Breed: Siberian Husky
Owned by: Michael S. Patton
Bred by: Anne and Brian Palmer &
Lisa and Clay Hall - AKC Breeder of Merit

Award: Working Group Second & Working Group Fourth
Judge: Mrs. Loraine Boutwell (G2) & Mr. Edgar L. Bajona (G4)
Show: Palouse Hills Dog Fanciers & Lewis and Clark KC
Date: April 19-20, 2014

Sire: GCh. Innisfree Chuck A Luck
Dam: Highlander Head Over Heels
Handled by: Soni Jager

*System/Date: CC Breed Standings, 5/14


2012 American Shih Tzu Club National Specialty Winner's Bitch
& A Bred By Exhibitor Best in Show Winner

Call Name: Cascada     Breed: Shih Tzu
Owned by: L. Sarah Lawrence & Jennifer Farias
Bred by: Jennifer Miller & Joann Miller & L. Sarah Lawrence

Award: Three Bests of Breed
Judge: Mr. Chuck Winslow & Mrs. Loraine Boutwell & Mr. Jeffery M. Bazell
Show: Brevard KC & Central Florida KC & Spcae Coast KC of Palm Bay
Date: June 20-22, 2014

Sire: Ch. Ultra's I'm A Girl Watcher
Dam: Ch. Krissy's Pieces Of A Dream
Handled by: Jennifer Farias

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Thank you Mrs. Barbara D. Alderman for the Group First and
Col. Joe B. Purkhiser for Driver's Third Best in Show!

Call Name: Driver     Breed: Collie (Smooth)
Owned by: Rebecca Tehon, Candace Ardizzone, & Elizabeth Miller
Bred by: Rebecca Tehon, Candace Ardizzone, Bree Anne Ardizzone, & Garrison Lewis

Award: Herding Group First & Best in Show
Judge: Mrs. Barbara D. Alderman (G1) & Col. Joe B. Purkhiser (BIS)
Show: Mount Pleasant Michigan KC
Date: June 7, 2014

Sire: GCh. Marnus Lucky Strike
Dam: GCh. Travler's Liberty Sport
Handled by: Laurie Jeff Greer

*System/Date: CC All Systems, 5/14


National Specialty Winner
Thank You to Ms. Barbara W. Keenan for this Group First Win!

Call Name: Isaac     Breed: Airedale Terrier
Owned by: Fernando Salas & Edward Gualtieri
Bred by: Yu Geller & N. Vorobyova & V. Matsenko

Award: Terrier Group First
Judge: Ms. Barbara W. Keenan
Show: Shawangunk Kennel Club
Date: June 20, 2014

Sire: Ch. Joval-Arily Grand Illusion
Dam: Est Etiam Grandibera
Handled by: Fernando Salas

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At the Top of His Standard!
#6 Ridgeback in Breed and All-Breed Rankings
3 Group Wins & 11 Group Placements!
Thank You, Honorable Judges: Lisa Warren, Whitney Coombs and Susan Carr for This Year's Group Wins!

Call Name: Johnnie     Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback
Owned by: Kent and Robin MacFarlane
Bred by: Bonnie Johnson - AKC Breeder of Merit

Award: Hound Group First
Judge: Mrs. Lisa Warren
Show: Union County Kennel Club
Date: May 26, 2014

Sire: Ch. Atemis LayonMcduff of Shabani
Dam: Ch. Shabani's A Shot of Brandi
Handled by: Kent MacFarlane and Paul Levesque

*System/Date: CC All Systems, 5/14


#5 Border Collie*
Our Sincere Appreciation to Mrs. Deborah L. Anthony for This Honor

Call Name: Frankie     Breed: Border Collie
Owned by: Stephanie McLoughlin
Bred by: Kristof Benyi

Award: Herding Group First
Judge: Mrs. Deborah L. Anthony
Show: Lancaster Kennel Club
Date: May 11, 2014

Sire: Crazy Rocket at United Colors BC
Dam: Lucky For You Babyface
Handled by: Michael Reed - mkreedgsd@yahoo.com

*System/Date: CC All-Breed System, 5/14

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Photo Credits

Ethan & Co. (D)
Diva's Bastille My Heart
GCh. Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power
Ch. Krissy's Never Ending Dream

Annie Oster (D)
GCh. Highlander Halo's Georgia Peach

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