The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

11 February 2004


Our congratulations to Ch. Darbydale's All Rise Pouchcove — you can call him Josh — the four-year-old Newfoundland who won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club show last night.

Posted at 6:44 AM to Almost Yogurt

Yes, this is truly the Event of the Millennium, as my ten year old Newf, Bruno, would tell you. Of course, it's a rather young millennium, but still...!

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at 4:10 PM on 11 February 2004

One of my favorite book titles comes from a breeder of Newfs: Great Balls of Fur by Nita Jager. Goodness, gracious.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:33 PM on 11 February 2004

"Pouchcove"? That has got to be the most bizarre compound word that I have ever heard.

And it sounds somewhat...dirty, for some reason.

Posted by: David at 9:20 PM on 11 February 2004

It's actually the name of the Helmings' kennel: Pouch Cove Newfoundlands. They're the most prestigious Newf breeders in the country, and have been for a few years now. Their dogs routinely take home the National Specialty Winner trophy, and of course Josh is now an international superstar who trails reporters, paparazzi, and shaggy black groupies wherever he goes.

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at 3:48 AM on 12 February 2004