It was a clean sweep this weekend for the nation's top dog as a charismatic black Scottish Terrier won Sunday's second of two Kennel Club of Philadelphia Dog Shows at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks.
Nearly 1,400 dogs in 160 breeds and varieties had paraded through the rings on Nov. 15, but despite stellar competition, "Sadie" prevailed once again in Best in Show after having won the first KCP show the night before.
Registered with the American Kennel Club as Champion Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot, Sadie is owned by Amelia Musser of Mackinac Island, MI.
The sprightly coal-black Scottie is only the third Scottish Terrier to win here during the Kennel Club of Philadelphia's 130-year history. Sadie won her 102nd career Best in Show on Sunday after winning her 101st at the KCP's Saturday show. That followed her Best in Show performances at the unbenched shows held here Thursday and Friday. Never before had a dog swept the four shows in the Philadelphia cluster, but Sadie's credentials were impeccable, as she entered the weekend ranked No. 1 in America during 2009.
Group winners are listed below; complete Show results for The KCP Dog Show on Sunday are available at http://www.infodog.com/results/2009037501/2009037501MAP.HTM, and for Saturday are available at http://www.infodog.com/results/2009037502/2009037502MAP.HTM.
Scottish Terrier, Ch. Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot
Owner: Amelia Musser, Mackinac Island, MI
Border Collie, Ch. Bon-Clyde's Take One
Owner: Bonnie Buchanan., Sanford, NC
Beagle, Ch. Torquay Midnight Confession
Owner: Marcelo Chagas & M.F. & Alessandra Botelho, Macungie, PA
Keeshonden, Ch, Quest Stand By Me
Owner: Maureen Winters & Jennifer Sturgeon, Grantham, NH
Miniature Pinscher, Ch. Kimro's Soldier Boy
Owner: Richard & Linda Stark & Kim Pastella Calvacca, Westbury, NH
Labrador Retriever, Ch. Casbar's Hart to Hart J.H.
Owner: Diane Ammerman, Mahwah, NJ
Doberman Pinscher, Ch. Allure Blazing Star Alisaton
Owner: Nancy Bosley, Julie Porter, Carmen Pitts, Cary, NC