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.
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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