Show Dogs Introduction
| Show Dogs Slideshow
Top of The Bay Pet Lodge, Inc. is the home of some of Americas top show dogs. From the #1 Welsh Terrier in the country in 1989, 1991 and 2000, the #1 Irish Setter in the USA in 1999 and 2000, to the more recent winners like the #1 Lowchen 2006 and the #1 PBGV (Petite Basset Griffon Vendeen) in 2005 and 2006. "Fairchild" (the PBGV) our most recent star has been featured on Good Morning America, 3 times on the front page of The Star Democrat, The New York Times, Animal Planet, USA Network and the NBC Network. She has been televised at the AKC Eukanuba Classic in California, Westminster Kennel Club held at Madison Square Garden and the National Dog Show in Philadelphia. In 2008 and 2009 "Lillybelle" (Italian Greyhound) finishes both years at the number 1 spot. Also at number 1 Briard in America for 2009 was "Sage" and number 1 Lowchen in 2009 was "Cuba." (Pictured above; Our Dog show transportation.
These dogs are owned by enthusiasts all around the country and shown by Professional Handler/Owner of Top of The Bay, Greg Strong. Some of our local celebrities include Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Ch. Bay Fox Ranger Rick, owned by Nancy Matthews of Cordova, Maryland; Boxer, Winlands I Hope You Can Dance, owned by Ginny Nicholson of Bel Air, Maryland; English Setter, Windsjammer Ritzy Carleton, owned by Nancy Snyder of Trappe, Maryland; and Standard Schnauzer, Centara Carrabelle's Curtsey, owned by Dr. Elizabeth Callahan and Robert Drysdale of Oxford Maryland. Rhodesian Ridgeback Ch. Spring Valley's Hampton, Italian Greyhound Ch. Honore's LilyBelle, Italian Greyhound Ch. Honore's Answr'd Prayer-A Bravehound, all three owned and loved by Jerry and Denise Milko of Berlin, MD. Newfoundland Ch. Bear N Mind's The Guardian, owned by Dwight and Chris Gorsuch of Rock Hall, MD. Norfolk Terrier Avalons Stowaway At Spring Cove, owned by Dr. Marion Shaw of Queenstown, MD., Portuguese Water Dog Tagalong's High Tea For Two, owned by Benita Bottom Svitchan of Kensington, MD. Australian Terrier Samabel-AKA Inu Shine On Me At Celestial, owned by Pamela Helmer of Cordova, MD.
Handler Greg Strong and his assistants, which includes 2007 Westminster Junior Handling finalist Nick Viggiano, AKC Registered Apprentice, and Sara Miller, a well-established breeder and owner of Standard Schnauzers and Newfoundlands as Assistant Handler. Together as a team they travel throughout the country to shows, specializing in exhibiting Terriers, Sporting breeds and long coated breeds. (Place cursor over images below to see full-size image.)
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