BISS & Multi BIS AKC Bronze Grand CH & Can CH Darwyn’s I’m Not Arguing That (Joe)

Top BIS Winning Welsh Terrier in Canadian History

August 2008 — September 2021

  • 29 Best in Shows, includes 1 BIS in the US ! PLUS 13 Reserve BIS !
  • Multiple Best in Show Specialty Wins (in both Canada & the US)
  • 148 Group 1st Wins! 6 in the US in very limited showing (a few months in California)
  • 265 Group Placements ! 39 of these were in the US (California), in very limited showing (only a few months being shown in California)
  • BOB on Montgomery County (MCKC) weekend and Group 2nd (1000 terriers that day)
  • #7 Dog among ALL BREEDS shown! (2012, Canada)
  • #10 Dog among ALL BREEDS shown! (2011, Canada)
  • In limited breeding (sired only a few litters), Joe is the sire of multiple top winning Welsh Terriers (BIS, BISS, Montgomery weekend winners, multiple top Welsh Terriers in Canada)
  • At the time of writing this, he is 11.5 years old, and is in very good health …. he still acts like a top show dog! He wants to get back in there.

Health Clearances

Primary Lens Luxation (PLL) DNA – carrier;  Thyroid – normal; CERF (eyes) – normal; Cardiac – normal;  Patella – normal

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Sire & Dam

13 Reserve Best in Shows !
148 Terrier Group FIRST Wins ! SIX in the USA
265 Group Placements ! THIRTY-NINE in the US

Some of JOE's AKC wins in the USA

WTCA Specialty BOB Winner and GROUP 2 (over 1000 terriers!) at Devon on MCKC; 2010
All-Breed BEST IN SHOW Winner
6 Group 1st wins, in the highly competitive California terrier competitions
39 Group Placements, in California, a strong-hold of terrier competition in the US
Less than 6 months being shown in the US, starting out as a class dog, 2 years old
Came back to the US show rings at 9 years old to get 25 more Grand CH points to be awarded the Bronze Level AKC Grand CH …. 9 years old and still looked and showed awesome!  I even had some handlers ask me …. “was this my new specials dog?”
One of the more memorable wins is pictured below — Group 1st in California, judge Mr. Ken McDermott, handled by Mr. Wood Wornall.

Mr. McDermott is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable and respected Terrier men in the world.  To read more about him, please click here , and another interesting one where he was judging the Westminster Kennel Club Terrier Group in 2016.

Group 1st; California; Judge - Mr. Ken McDermott;

JOE Wins BOB and Group 2 OVER 1000 TERRRIERS on MCKC Weekend!

YEAR – 2010

While MCKC is the official National Specialty for the WTCA, it is well-known that most of the dogs are shown all 4 days on Montgomery weekend.  In 2010, the other 3 days were designated at WTCA specialties.

Joe won Select Dog the other days on this weekend, including the National Specialty.  Joe’s sire won BOB at the National that year.

At Devon Dog Show Association, a WTCA designated specialty, Joe won BOB and on to a TERRIER GROUP 2nd.  There were 1,000 terriers  in attendance that day for competition!  That is huge!

Some of JOE's Wins in Canada

HISTORY MAKER — Top Best in Show Winning Welsh Terrier in Canadian History !
28 Best in Shows and 13 Reserve Best in Shows
142 Terrier Group 1st Wins
226 Terrier Group Placements
#7 DOG AMONG ALL BREEDS (#2 Terrier, missing #1 but just a few points); 2012

Some Home Photos of Joe

To be added…

Some of Joe's Certificates

Canadian CH Title to be added