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GCH CH TullyBloom's Covert Commander Chaos, CGC, ThD

"Commander Chaos"
(click on the photo for Chaos' pedigree with links)

Commander Chaos earned his name as a young puppy by directing search and destroy missions throughout the house and enlisting his littermates as eager aides-de-camp.

Commander Chaos had his show ring debut in October 2011 at six months of age in Belton, Texas, where he competed in the Bred-by Exhibitor class with the big boys.  Chaos took early command of the ring, winning a three-point major his first time out at the Stephenville Kennel Club of Texas show under Judge Dr. E. Carolyn Hensley, followed by a reserve major win at the Bell County Kennel Club show on Saturday, October 22, 2011, under Judge Pamela Wilson.  He cleaned up at his next outing at the Cypress Creek Kennel Club shows on November 12 and 13, 2011, under Judges Betsy Dale and Christine Erickson, taking Winners Dog both days from the Bred-by Exhibitor class (and Best of Winners on Saturday).  At eight months of age, Commander Chaos won his second major (4 points) from the Bred-by Exhibitor class at the North Texas Terrier Club show on Thursday, December 8, 2011, under Breeder Judge Linda L. Wells (with reserve major wins two other days) at the Lone Star State Classic cluster in Dallas, finishing out the year with 9 of his 15 championship points.

At his next shows, February 18-19, 2012 (Guadalupe Valley Dog Fanciers) in San Marcos, Texas, Commander Chaos had back-to-back wins under Judge Alfred J. Ferruggiaro (WD/BW) and Judge Sandra Anderson (WD).  He then won his first Best of Breed, from the Bred-by Exhibitor class, at the Houston Kennel Club show on Saturday, March 17, 2012, under Terrier Judge Lydia Coleman Hutchinson.  In April 2012, Commander Chaos flew with Paula to Maryland for the Columbia Terrier Association show (4/20) and for the West Highland White Terrier Club of America National Roving Sweepstakes and Specialty (4/21) in Lutherville-Timonium, where he made a strong showing against the national competition, winning the Bred-by Exhibitor class both days and placing third in his National Puppy Sweepstakes class.  At 14 months, on the first day (June 7, 2012) of the four-day Cajun Cowboy Cluster in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Commander Chaos won his third major (4 point) and his championship title from the Bred-by Exhibitor class; then Judge Barbara Dempsey Alderman put him up for Best of Breed over the special.

Commander Chaos ended the year 2012 with a Best of Breed win and Grand Champion major the first day of the Lone Star State Classic dog show cluster in Dallas, Texas (December 6-9, 2012), earning his Grand Champion title under Breeder/Judge Dr. Frederic B. Askin at the North Texas Terrier Club show, supported by the Trinity Valley West Highland White Terrier Club.  Commander Chaos went on to take Best of Breed wins the next two days under Judges Betsy Dale and Robert Stein (making the cut in the large Terrier Group on Saturday under Judge Betsy Dale) and was Select Dog on Sunday under Judge Dr. H. Scott Kellogg.

In addition to retiring from the show ring as a new Grand Champion at 20 months of age, Commander Chaos had also earned a spot of distinction as one of the Top Ten Westie dogs in the country for 2012.  In April 2013, Commander Chaos took official command of his new residence with Eric Phifer and Eric Shreiber.  Under the training and guidance of his new parents, Commander achieved the suffix title of CGC (Canine Good Citizen) in August 2013; and after many more hours of work, including more than 50 volunteer service hours, Commander achieved the title of Therapy Dog (ThD) in October 2014.

Commander Chaos' Vital Statistics
Date of Birth
April 5, 2011
AKC Registration Number
Paula Christie Cohen, Charles S. Cohen and Judith A. White
Paula Christie Cohen and Charles S. Cohen**
Height at Withers
10.50 inches (not measured with an official AKC wicket)
15.5 - 16.5 Pounds
CHIC Registry
CHIC No. 89657
Good (24 mos.), OFA # WH-284G24M-VPI
Legg-Calve-Perthes Test
Normal (24 mos.), OFA # WH-LP91/24M-VPI
Normal (24 mos.), OFA # WH-PA319/24M/P-VPI
Normal/Unaffected, OFA # WH-EYE27/20M-VPI (E1 Cataract - Significance Unknown)*

*For annual CERF exam on 12/26/12, Dr. Glaze's handwritten comments were: "Anterior capsular opacities of no consequence.  Progression unlikely".

** New parents Eric Phifer and Eric Shreiber becames co-owners of Commander following Commander's retirement from the conformation ring.

Chaos with his littermates at about five weeks of age

Commander Chaos at six months of age following his show ring debut, and first major win, in October 2011
Commander Chaos after winning a four-point major (his second major) from the Bred-by Exhibitor class at the North Texas Terrier Club show in Dallas in December 2011 under Breeder Judge Linda L. Wells
Commander Chaos at Guadalupe Valley Dog Fanciers, San Marcos, Texas, February 18, 2012, Winners Dog/Best of Winners under Judge Alfred J. Ferruggiaro
11-month-old Commander Chaos winning his first Best of Breed, from the Bred-by Exhibitor class, at the Houston Kennel Club show on Saturday, March 17, 2012, under Terrier Judge Lydia Coleman Hutchinson
New CH Commander Chaos: Winners Dog, Best of Winners (4 pt. major) and BOB over the special at Acadiana KC show on June 7, 2012 (Judge Barbara Dempsey Alderman)
Commander Chaos following his Best of Breed win for a 5-point Grand Champion major at the Greater Collin Kennel Club show (July 2012) under Judge David M. Krogh
Commander Chaos in the ring earning another Best of Breed win toward his Grand Champion title
Commander Chaos with new dad Eric Phifer in July 2013
Commander Chaos with new dad Eric Shreiber in July 2013