And the Winners Are...

This list of Curly Best in Show winners was initially compiled for the Curly Commentator, based on information from Doris Hodges, John Heyn, Mary Meek, Susan Chow, John Mello, Yvonne Cooper, Michelle McGroarty and others, as well as extensive research of available records. It was officially verified by the AKC Records Department in October 2011. Please send any updates to Mary Kay Morel at

Note:  Judges are listed in the following order: BIS/Sporting/Breed

1. BIS BISS Ch Summerwind’s Charles Dickens,CD, WC, TDI, HOF, ROM
Call Name: “Charlie”
Color/Sex: Liver Male
DOB: 7/13/1987  DOD: 1991
Breeder(s): Doris Hodges & Sandra Jaremczuk
Owner(s): Sue Tokolics & D. Wales
(1) Best in Show:
8/27/1989 - Mid Susquehanna Valley K.C., Inc. – Middleburg, PA (894 dogs)
Council Parker / A.E. Maurer, Jr / Council Parker


2. BIS MBISS Ch Karakul Titan, ROM
Call Name: “Titan”
Color/Sex: Black/Male
DOB: 11/20/1986  DOD: 1999
Breeder(s): Sheila Anderson
Owner(s): John Mello
(1) Best in Show:
03/12/1994 – Greater Savannah – Beaufort, SC (846 Dogs)
Ed R. Sledzik / Bob Humphrey / Bob Humphrey<\p>


3. MBIS Ch Mayhem’s Gentlemen’s Agreement, ROMX
Call Name: “Baron”
Color/Sex: Black/Male
DOB: 1/17/1994  DOD: 2007
Breeder: MaryAlice Hembree
Owner: Jane Anderson
(2) Best in Shows:
10/29/1995 – Fargo-Moorhead Kennel Club - Fargo, ND (342 dogs)
F.W. McCoy / Dr. Robert Smith / Dr. Robert Smith

05/12/1996 – Cambridge Minnesota Kennel Club - Cambridge, MN (1,259 dogs)
Dr. Ronald I. Spritzer / Lester Mapes / Lester Mapes


4. BIS Ch Ptarmigan Groovin’
Call Name: Gilligan
Color/Sex: Black/Male
DOB: 09/21/1999   DOD:N/A
Breeder: Janean Marti
Owner: Janean Marti
(1) Best in Show:
07/14/2001 – Kishwaukee Kennel Club, Inc. – Belvidere, IL (974 dogs)
Ken A. Buxton / Mrs. D. Kodner / Mrs. D. Kodner


5. MBIS, MBISS, SR Ch Fairway It's My Party, JH, WCX, CGC, ROM
Call name: “Rebel”
DOB: 1/1/1999  DOD: 2011
Breeder: Kim Kiernan
Owner: Susan Chow
(4) Best in Shows: 10/05/2001 – San Luis Obispo K.C., San Luis Obispo, CA (457 dogs)
Dana P. Cline / Elliot Weiss / Judith Goodin
03/31/2002 - Kern County K.C., Bakersfield, CA (1,284 dogs)
Carolyn Herbel / Virginia Lyne / Dick Webb
3/30/2003 - Kern County K.C., Bakersfield, CA (1,388 dogs)
John Rowles / Paula Nykiel / Jane Roppolo
07/12/2003 - Portland Kennel Club, Portland, OR (2,177 dogs)
Kent Delaney/ Paula Nykiel / Pete Dawkins


6. BIS Ch Kurly Kreek Marshall Dillon Boyerie, WC, TDI, CGC
Call name: “Dillon”
Color/Sex: Black/Male
DOB: 3/4/1997  DOD:2009
Breeder(s): Scott & Kathy Shifflett
Owner(s): George & Yvonne Cooper
(1) Best in Show:
01/26/2002 – Greater Orange Park Dog Club, Inc. – Starke, FL (894 dogs)
Alan Addicott / Marjorie Martorella / Marjorie Martorella


7. MBIS BISS Ch Riverwatch Southern Cross, RN, CGC
Call name: “Curlew”
Color/Sex: Black/Male
DOB: 10/01/2001  DOD: N/A
Breeder(s): Gary & Mary Meek & John Mello
Owner(s): Gary & Mary Meek & Conrad & Ann Clippert
(5) Best in Shows:
01/29/2005 – Park Shore Kennel Club – Grayslake, IL (1,236 dogs)
Mrs. Robert D. Smith / Dr. Klaus Anselm/ Dr. Klaus Anselm
09/11/2005 – Pontiac Kennel Club – Davisburg, MI (565 dogs)
Richard Beauchamp/ Douglas Johnson/ Douglas Johnson
10/23/2005 – Battle Creek Kennel Club – Marshall, MI (814 dogs)
Dr. Ronald I. Spritzer / Arley Hussin / Arley Hussin
04/02/2006 - Clinton Iowa Kennel Club – De Witt, IA (901 dogs)
Mrs. Robert D. Smith / KeKe Kahn / KeKe Kahn
04/16/2006 – Steel City Kennel Club – Crown Point, IN (985 dogs)
Kent Delaney / Michelle Billings / Michelle Billings


8. BIS Ch Gladrags Original Buttonfly
Call Name: “Levi”
Color/Sex: Black/Male
DOB: 1/13/2006   DOD: N/A
Breeder(s): R. Nelson & L. Holton, R. Cataldo& M. McGroarty
Owner(s): Robert Cataldo & Michele McGroarty
(1) Best in Show:
08/16/2008 – Tioga County K.C. – Oswego, NY (613 dogs)
Col. Jerry H. Weiss / Douglas Windsor / Col. Jerry H. Weiss


9. MBIS MBISS Ch Pizzazz Trigger, TDI, CGC
Call Name: “Trigger”
Color/Sex: Black/Male
DOB: 9/28/2003   DOD: N/A
Breeder: Iris Andre
Owner(s): Iris Andre and Sammie & Colleen McDowell
(2) Best in Shows:
05/24/2009 – Tanana Valley K.C. – Fairbanks, AK (331 dogs)
Linda C. More / Loraine Boutwell / Loraine Boutwell
5/30/2010 – Tanana Valley K.C. – Fairbanks, AK (381 dogs)
Denise Cornelssen / Cindy Vogels / Cindy Vogels


10. BIS BISS GCH Down DaTrail Hunting Thrills, CD
Call Name: “Thriller”
Color/Sex: Black/Male
DOB: 1/30/2005   DOD: N/A
Breeder: D. Akins/U. Akins
Owner(s): Suzanne Macre and Dennis Akins
(1) Best in Show:
01/15/2012 – Ashtabula K.C. – Hamburg, NY (865 dogs)
Gregory A. Anderson / Rita Bell / Gregroy A. Anderson


11. BIS Am GCH/AUS CH Sun Devil I've Got A Feeling For Cudyncae
Call Name: “Stewart”
Color/Sex: Liver/Male
DOB: 10/5/2009   DOD: N/A
Breeder: Jennifer & Grace Kofron
Owner(s): A Eales & J & G Kofron
(1) Best in Shows:
05/24/2015 – Illinois Valley Kennel Club of Peoria– Peoria, IL (665 dogs)
Mrs Sue Goldberg / Mrs Sue Goldberg / Mrs. Kitty Steidel


12. BIS BISS CH Kurly Kreek Hudson's Mayhem
Call Name: “Hudson”
Color/Sex: Black/Male
DOB: 10/17/2007 DOD: N/A
Breeder/Owners: Mary K. Shifflett and Scott Shifflett
(1) Best in Show:
10/16/2016 – Tri-Star Kennel Club of Williamson County, Tennessee (570 dogs)
Ms. Claudia J. Seaberg / Ms. Linda L. Robey / Ms. Mary Holkenbrink