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Sealy + Scottie = Cesky - cesky

Sealy + Scottie = Cesky

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz Few are the breeds that can trace their exact origin back to an original breeding pair – the Cesky Terrier is one that can. The Cesky – pronounced, “chess-key” – was created in the Czech Republic by Frantisek Horak and is latest breed to join the Terrier Group. The breed’s silky… read more


New Coonhound Hits NYC on February 13

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz The latest member of the Hound Group, the American English Coonhound, or “English” as owners prefer to call this breed, makes an ideal hunting companion. Three are entered at the Garden this year. This intelligent hound possesses the sound, powerful body of a super athlete and a sonic-boom voice that echoes… read more

Norwegian Lundehund Means ‘Puffin Dog ’- norlundehund

Norwegian Lundehund Means ‘Puffin Dog’

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz Kept for centuries as a bird-hunting dog on the tiny, isolated Norwegian island of Vaeroy, north of the Arctic Circle, the five Norwegian Lundehunds entered at Westminster next week will show the judge and spectators what a breed with unusual characteristics really looks like. With a minimum of six functioning toes… read more


Finnish Lapphunds to Herd Ribbons, Not Reindeer

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz Look for eight Finnish Lapphunds at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show this year. They won’t exactly have roamed from various points around the country as they did when the Sami, a tribe of semi-nomadic people roamed over Lapland – northern Finland, Sweden, and part of Russia. The show Lappies will… read more


Four Entlebuchers to Bound into Westminster Ring

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the smallest, most agile, and perhaps the busiest of the four Swiss mountain breeds, but like the Bernese and Greater Swiss Mountain dogs and Appenzeller Sennenhund, it shows off the same black, white and brown tuxedo markings. Four Entlebuchers will make the breed’s presence known for… read more

Can You Say Xoloitzcuintli? - XolobyDan

Can You Say Xoloitzcuintli?

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz It takes some time to learn to pronounce the name of one of the Non-Sporting breeds that will enter Westminster Kennel Club dog show rings for the first time this year. But break Xoloitzcuintli down a few times to “show-low-eats-queen-tlee,” or “show-low” for short, and it’s a snap. This hairless dog… read more

Six Breeds to Debut at Westminster

A dog with thumbs and the ability to tip its head backward until it touches its back, a hairless natural healer from Mexico, and a night-hunting coonhound will make Westminster Kennel Club dog show history on February 13 and 14, 2012. The Norwegian Lundehund, left, and the Xoloitzcuintli. At the club’s 136th annual event, the… read more