August 7, 2012 Subscribe

An Interview with Pat Trotter, plus First Impressions

In her interview with Pat Craige Trotter, Social Media Maven Pilar Kuhn talks with the master breeder of Vin-Melca Norwegian Elkhounds about consistency in the whelping box and in the breed ring. The author of “Born to Win, Breed to Succeed” talks about the thrill of finding a dog that comes down from an old favorite, and the need to preserve the qualities of its forebears. Learn what this popular judge sees as the biggest threat to hobby breeders today.

DFR blogger Kayla Bertagnolli knows that we have only one chance to make a first impression. Our favorite photographer and self-described “Beagle Girl” is always meeting new people, and every introduction is an opportunity to be an ambassador for purebred dogs. Find out how we all can do our part for the dog sport.

Many of this year’s top show dogs are featured in their own beautiful mini-websites on Best In Show Daily. Simply click on a banner ad to see the dog’s up-to-date show history, plus a slide show of photos that reveals exactly why it’s a top dog.

Dan Sayers
Editor in Chief

First Impressions
By Kayla Bertagnolli

You know what they say about first impressions. Well, what is it exactly that they say?

Oh yeah, first impressions are lasting.

It takes just a quick glance, maybe two or three seconds, for someone to evaluate you when you meet for the first time. In one brief moment, the other person – without you knowing – creates an opinion about you based on your appearance, your demeanor, how you’re dressed, and even your smile and how you interact with others. more

Listen to Our Pat Trotter Interview
By Pilar Kuhn

Pat Trotter finds inspiration in a great bitch, and considers her greatest achievement in dogs to be the productive bitch line of her Vin-Melca Norwegian Elkhounds. Click to hear just how much consistency of type matters to this breeder and judge. play

Dog Show Poop

By Billy Wheeler

Traveling with Pets

By Kelly Robins

Facing a Fear of Dogs

By Pilar Kuhn

Click Here!

The Back Story
Billy Wheeler
The Down and Back
Pilar Kuhn
Kayla Bertagnolli
Dog Show Poop
Billy Wheeler

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