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About: Bo Bengtson

Bo Bengtson

Bo Bengtson has been involved in dogs since the late 1950s and judged since the mid-1970s in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, France, Germany, Austria, Holland, Italy, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Japan, China and Russia. He has judged twice at Westminster, twice at Crufts and four times at the FCI World Show, as well as the U.S. national specialties for Scottish Deerhounds, Whippets, Greyhounds and Borzoi.

Recent Posts by Bo Bengtson

What’s in My Archives: Saving the Past

Few activities are focused on the present as much as dog shows. If you don’t win today the disappointment is all consuming: nothing else matters, and the feeling of rejection can be so strong it’s easy to lose all sense of proportion. It’s the same when you have a big win: you forget that this Continue Reading

How To Breed Dogs

Did you know that even just talking about dog breeding can get you in hot water? I don’t think most people realize this is such a heavily loaded subject that you will make instant enemies almost regardless of what you say. If you have read some of the many published comments (77 at last count!) Continue Reading

Puppy Mills and The American Kennel Club: A Response to Readers Comments

When I told a friend who is very involved in the dog sport that I would be writing about AKC and the puppy mills she warned I would be opening a can of worms. Sure, I expected things to get a little heated, but I did not anticipate either the number or the vehemence of Continue Reading

Puppy Mills and the American Kennel Club

Sometimes you literally cannot believe your ears. When a friend told me that the American Kennel Club had made a substantial financial contribution to the Missouri Pet Breeders Association I did not think that could possibly be true. This is, after all, probably the largest puppy mill organization in the world and represents everything that Continue Reading

Foreign Judges, Too Many Breeds – And What’s a Jämthund

Did you read Steven Seymour’s recent article about how judges are treated in the United Kingdom? If not, please do: go to http://www.bestinshowdaily.com/blog/an-undeniable-fear-to-speak-up/. Obviously it’s not just in America that there’s widespread discontent with how judges are allowed to progress and become approved for more breeds. The difference mostly is one of scale: There are Continue Reading

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