History of Blue Rose

The name Blue Rose, 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.


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Phil 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 Kennel Club. This dog became his first Champion and needless to say Phil was hooked.

Approximately 10 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.

GCh. Ripsnorter's Sliver Charm - "Oakley" With Best In Show Judge Mrs. Gloria Geringer

GCh. Ripsnorter’s Sliver Charm – “Oakley” With Best In Show Judge Mrs. Gloria Geringer

Over 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”.

Amy 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 committee.

GCh. J’Cobe Broxden Vigilante Justice - “Dodger” With Best In Show Judge Mrs. Michele Billings

GCh. J’Cobe Broxden Vigilante Justice – “Dodger” With Best In Show Judge Mrs. Michele Billings

In 1996, Amy created the Broxden kennel name and has bred Brittanys, Golden Retrievers, and Smooth Fox Terriers under the Broxden name.

Since 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. Amy 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 Is Up SDHF – “Newton”. Her 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”.

The Blue Rose 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. Blue Rose is motivated to properly feed, exercise, train and trimTravel in style 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 showing dogs.

Phil & Amy Booth
1094 Truhn Road · Fowlerville, MI 48836 – USA
Phone: (517) 552-8737 · Fax: (517) 552-8038
Phil’s Cell: (517) 518-2641 · Amy’s Cell: (517) 518-2170
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