name BlueRose, is the result of the combined efforts and energies
of handlers Phil & Amy Booth (formerly Rodrigues). Created in
May of 2006, it represents their professional dog show handling services.
It was created by combining Phil's favorite color with Amy's long-time
love of roses.
Booth began his involvement in the sport of dogs in 1984.
It was then that he purchased his first purebred dog, a Gordon Setter.
The short version of a long story is that he won a major from the
Am-Bred class at his first dog show, Detroit K.C. This dog
became his first Champion and needless to say Phil was hooked.
years later, after showing and finishing many dogs for himself and
friends, Phil decided to change how he showed dogs from as a hobby
to as a professional. Phil never worked for a handler nor
did his family raise him in the sport. His eye for a good dog, his
skill training, trimming and handling dogs is truly innate.
He enjoyed sitting at shows and studying handlers in order to pick
up tricks and tips that helped him develop his own style.
He began many friendships with several handlers who became mentors
that still to this day exist. The two biggest influences and
friends are Tom Glassford and the late George Ward. In Phil's
opinion, no one could love and care for dogs more than George.
Phil takes great pride in following in this mentor's footsteps in
loving and caring for all the dogs entrusted to him.
the past twenty years, Phil has finished numerous dogs of various
breeds. He has won several Best in Shows and Best in Specialty Shows
with multiple breeds. He won the 2007 Giant Schnauzer Club of America's
National Specialty Show and the 2011 & 2012 German Wirehaired
Pointer Club of America National Specialty Shows. He has also successfully
shown many of the nation's top-ranked dogs including several Irish
Setters, Dalmatians, German Wirehaired Pointers, Giant Schnauzers,
as well as an Irish Wolfhound, an Australian Shepherd. His most
recent accomplishment was winning the 2012 Top Dog Award for the
#1 Dog Amongst All-Breeds with German Wirehaired Pointer GCH Ripsnorter's
Sliver Charm "Oakley".
Booth was raised with Brittanys, which her parents, Joseph and Agnes
Rodrigues competed in Obedience Trials as well as All-Breed Dog
Shows. Amy's first time in the ring was when she was 6 years
old. By the age of 9, she and her dog, Ch. Greenfield's Le
Duc De Cannelle, won the 1980 American Brittany Club National Specialty
Show. The funny thing was the dog was one month older than
Amy. Since the age of 12, Amy also apprenticed with some of
the nation's best professional handlers. Amy's eldest sister,
Linda continues to breed Brittanys with their family under the kennel
name Rojas. Linda has had a lot of success with both show and
field trial Brittanys and has produced their family's first Master
Hunter, Dual Champion and Amateur Field Champion. As of 2003,
Linda is also an AKC Licensed Field Trial judge. Amy, Linda, and
Agnes are all members of the American Brittany Club Breed mentorship
1996, Amy created the Broxden kennel name and has bred Brittanys,
Golden Retrievers, and Smooth Fox Terriers under that name.
she was a young girl, Amy has handled some of America's Top Brittanys
and Golden Retrievers, and
won her first Best in Show at 12 years of age. She is the owner/handler
of America's All-Time Winningest Smooth Fox Terrier and one of the
top breeder/owner/handled Terriers of All-Time. She won the 2007
AKC/Eukanuba Best Bred-by Exhibitor Best In Show with her Golden
Retriever CH Easthill Broxden The Fig The Is Up SDHF "Newton".
most notable accomplishment was winning the 2010 Top Dog Award for
the #1 Dog Amongst All-Breeds with Smooth Fox Terrier GCH J'Cobe
Broxden Vigilante Justice "Dodger".
BlueRose professional handling primary goal will always be the
safety and well being of the dogs and as such both handlers are
Registered American Kennel Club Handlers. BlueRose is motivated
to properly feed, exercise, train and trim their dogs. A commitment
is made to quality not quantity handling only the dogs that are
good examples of their respective breeds. Blue Rose is not a boarding
kennel and only keeps dogs that they show. They also heavily rely
on their co-owners across the country to continue with their breeding
programs since they have limited time at home due to traveling and