kennel club's s ' A -, - Best in show I? By SUSAN JEFFRIES i Courier-Journal Special Writer ' Champion Lou-Gin's Kiss Me Kate, a ;white standard poodle, was named best An show yesterday at the Louisville Kennel Oub's all-breed dog show at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. It was the third consecutive win in Louisville for "Kate," currently the top dog in the country. t. "You will never find the perfect dog, Jwt she comes as close to it as any I've jever seen," said Joe Tacker of Carmel, Calif., who judged best in show. "She jgives you a thrill every time you go over her or move her. I've given Kate at least four best in shows, always in top competition. Her owners once thanked trie for putting Kate up, but I consider it a privilege to have her show under me. She's a neat animal." Kate is owned by Terri Meyers and Jack and Paulann Phelan of Manhattan, 111. Robert Walberg,.a professional handler from Hammond, Ind., has had Kate since she was 4 months old and has always shown her. Kate's record stands at 111 best in shows and 211 non-sporting group firsts. Her owners plan to continue her career long enough to try to break the all-time best-in-show record of 126. One of the six finalists competing with Kate for best in show was a Pembroke Welsh corgi from Louisville. Champion Pegasus Lori of Pennington, a 23-pound herding dog, defeated 575 competitors in capturing the working group. Lori was handled by her owner, Sue Vahaly. Champion Prelude's Echo, an English springer spaniel that is currently the top sporting dog in the country, won the, sporting group. The best terrier was Ch. Terrikane's Tulliver, a wire fox terrier. The top toy was Leecroft Rocky Mountain High, a toy poodle shown in the open class. Another herding dog won the obedience trial. Car-A-Lam's Eze Rider UD, a Shetland sheepdog owned and handled by Anna Aranda of Tecumseh, Mich., was high in trial in the Open B class with a score of 199. ' illptgi . , : ,-: :;:.;: :t a;.;,.; is: ;:. :.... gsa.ttaTattiMiaffiate'fc.fc. :;;mMsxm":. :: : Staff Photo by Bill Luster Lori, a Pembroke Welsh corgi owned by Louisville's Sue Vahaly, won the working group at the Louisville Kennel Club show. Btst In show: standard poodle, Ch. Lou-Gin's Kiss Ma Kate, owned by Terri Meyers and Jack and Paulann Phelan, Manhattan, Ml. Sporting group: 1. English springer spaniel, Ch. Prelude's Echo, owned by Julia Gasow and Jacquelyn Tousley, Troy, Mich.; 2. English cocker spaniel, Ch. Ce-darhurst Trac, owned by Marta W. Smith, Cleveland, N. Y., 3. German snorthaired pointer, Huntabird's Sporting Chance, owned by Patti Lohr Keller, Paris Crossing, Ind.; 4. black cocker spaniel, Ch. Rinky Dink's Socko, owned by Jean and William Petersen, Palatine, III. Hound group: I. basset hound, Ch. Wlndamohr's Gamble, owned by Sandra H. Campbell and Nancy C. Taylor, Greenville, S. C; 2. bloodhound, Ch. Rita's Do-minator ot Slo-Poke, owned by Alice and Marvin L. Schnepel, Dewitt, Iowa.; 3. black and tan coonhound, Ch. Stoneyhill's Gen Beauregard, owned by Mrs. Frank Richmond Jr., Kingsport, Tenn.; 4. saluki, Ch. Ananda Arak of North Pole, owned by Holly Trello and Kathie Murphy, Hoffman Estates, III. Working group: I. Pembroke Welsh corgi, Ch. Pegasus Lori of Pennington, owned by Sue K. Vahaly and John Vahaly Jr., Louisville; 2. Alaskan malamute, Ch. J-Len's Tribute to Mundy, owned by Joyce and Leonard Fahlslng, Prairie View, III.; 3. Newfoundland, Ch. Tuckamore's Dutch of Pouch Cove, owned by Barbara Finch and Margaret Helming, Putstown, N. J.; 4. bearded collie, Ch. Edenborough Happy Go Lucky, owned by James and Dlann Shannon, Westville, Ind. Terrier group: 1. wire fox terrier, Ch. Terrikane's Tulliver, owned by Mrs. T. H. Carruthers, III, Cincinnati; 2. Scottish terrier, Ch. Ruff-Me-Tuff Rabble Rous-er, owned by William and Judy Stanholtz, Auburn, ill.; 3. Cairn terrier, Ch. Lekewood's Jameson Maloney, owned by Mrs. R. J. Abhalter, New Port Richey, Fla.; 4. white bull terrier, Ch. Foyrl Electrify, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph B. Loucks, Chicago. Toy group: 1. toy poodle, Leecroft Rocky Mountain High, owned by Lee Paul, Clarkston, Mich.; 2. long coated Chihuahua, Ch. Flint's Lil Lucky Robin, owned by Gladys J. Monjar, Dayton, Ohio; 3. Yorkshire terrier, Ch. Wildweir Bumper Sticker, owned by Mrs. L. S. Gordon Jr. and Miss J. Bennett, Glenview, III.; 4. Shih Tiu, Abacus' Brass Ring, owned by J. D. Basil and Hol land c. smith, Louisville. Non-sporting group: I. standard poodle, Ch. Lou-Gin's Kiss Me Kate, owned by Terri Meyers and Jack and Paulann Phelan, Manhattan, III.; 2. bulldog, Ch. Marinebull's Andrew of Clwyd, owned by Frank A. Cox Jr., Chippewa Falls, Wis.; 3. chow chow, Ch. Snowden ku-ti's snon stun, owned oy uoroiny woore, uemon, Ariz.; 4. Tibetan terrier, Ch. Ka-Ba's Yser Gter-Ma, owned by Walter W. Kuehn, Lexington, and Robert J. Helton, Fern Creek. High in trial: Shetland sheepdog, Car-A-Lam's Eze Rider UD, owned by Anna Aranda, Tecumseh, Mich., score of 199 in Open B. SATURDAY'S SPECIALTIES 1 (at various sites) Greater Louisville Training Club: Ch. Meadowponds Dust Commander UD, golden retriever owned by Ber-nie Brown, Mundelein, III., score of 199 in Open B. Kentucklana Irish Setter Club: Ch. Scarlly's Showboat, owned by Penny and Glyn Nunnally, Oak Ridge, N.C. Kentucklana Basset Hound Club: Ch. Wlndamohr's Gamble, owned by Sandra H. Campbell and Nancy C. Taylor, Greenville, S. C. Blue Grass Boxer Club: Ch. Jodl's Jubilation, owned by Richard and Joan Johnson, Livonia, Mich. Derbytown Pekingese Club: Ch. St. Aubrey Yorklee Fanfare Royale, owned by Peggy Dielord and Houston Carr, Nashville, Tenn. Boston Terrier Club of Louisville: Ch. Chahary Crown Prince, owned by Edwin R. Luther, Waukegan, III. Kentucklana Bulldog Club: Hitchiker De Bowag (from open), owned by Beverly and O'Neill Wagner, Joppa, Md. Louisville Dachshund Club: Bethdach's King Kame-hameha, owned by Mary E. Spinney, Berkley, Mich.