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The mighty Flash, king of the impossible, he's for everyone of us (from the Flash Gordon theme song by Queen). Flash showed his brilliance at the Baytown Kennel Club show in Crosby, Texas, on May 1, 2016, with his first win under Judge Roger R. Hartinger.  Flash was Winners Dog, Best of Winners, and Best Opposite Sex over the male special.  Flash picked up two majors during the Lone Star State Classic cluster in Dallas (July 7 - 10, 2016): Flash was Winners Dog from the Bred-by class at the Trinity Valley West Highland White Terrier Club Specialty show on Thursday under Judge Dianne Ivey for a four-point major; and Flash won a three-point major at Saturday's Texas Kennel Club show under Judge Mareth K. Kipp (above), putting him more than halfway to his Championship title at ten months.  During the Houston World Series of Dog Shows July 20-24, 2016, Flash picked up another win under Judge Robert J. Shreve, along with a couple of Reserve wins.  Flash was then handled by the A-Team of Alfonso Escobedo and Ashlie Whitmore, picking up a few more points, leaving him one point shy of his Champion title going into the Lone Star State Classic cluster in Dallas December 8-11, 2016. Due to a ring conflict, Paula had the honor of taking Flash in on Friday of the show where he won a four-point major (WD/BW) and his Championship. A-Team assistant Connery Cole then showed Flash the next two days where he picked up Grand Champion Select Dog majors. Flash's next appearance was at the Mardi Gras cluster of shows (Baton Rouge and Alexandria KC shows) in Alexandria, Louisiana, with Alfonso Escobedo and Ashlie Whitmore, where he picked up a Select Dog GCH major under Judge Edd E. Bivin plus two Best of Breed wins under Judges Jack Ireland and Denys Janssen, plus a Terrier Group Fourth under Judge Ireland.  Flash ended the weekend five points shy of his Grand Champion title. The following weekend at the Heart of the Desert Classic cluster in Phoenix, Arizona, handlers Alfonso Escobedo and Ashlie Whitmore showed Flash to his Grand Champion title.  Flash picked up Select Dog wins at the Sun Counry Terrier Club show under Judge Dr. Thomas Lee Hossfeld and at the Valley of the Sun West Highland White Terrier Club Specialty under Judge Fred C. Bassett; and he was Best Opposite and then Best of Breed at the Lost Dutchman Kennel Club shows under Judges Robert Stein and Alice M. Watkins, finishing the weekend with a five-point GCH major, giving him 29 GCH points and his Grand Champion title at 17 months.
In May 2017, Flash, named after the superhero astronaut, very fittingly retired to the home of a retired NASA engineer in Austin, Texas.  Flash loves his new parents, Don and Sue Travis, and is sure to have many fun adventures with his new sidekick, Scout. 

Flash's Vital Statistics
Date of Birth
August 31, 2015
AKC Registration Number
Paula Christie Cohen and Charles S. Cohen
Paula Christie Cohen and Charles S. Cohen (while shown)

Flash at 18 days
Flash's First Win, WD and OS over the male special, under Judge Roger Hartinger at 9 mos.
Flash - Winners Dog at the Trinity Valley Specialty, Judge Dianne Ivey (July 2016)
Flash - Winners Dog for a four-point major and his Champion title at the Trinity Valley Kennel Club, Judge David Krogh (December 2016)
Flash - Earning a Terrier Group Four at the Alexandria Kennel Club show under Judge Jack H. Ireland (January 2017), with handler Ashlie Whitmore
Flash - Earning Select Dog at the Valley of the Sun WHWTC Specialty in Phoenix, Arizona, under Judge Fred C. Bassett (February 2017), with handler Alfonso Escobedo
Flash meets his new sidekick, Scout, in Austin, Texas
Scout and Flash in Austin, Texas