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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

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

Russia: Politics,Dogs and Eurasia Show ’14

The big question that faced nearly 70 foreign judges who had been invited to the Eurasia show in Moscow on March 22 and 23 was whether they should cancel their assignments or not. Russia’s recent annexation of Crimea has met with such opposition from the West that several of the country’s leading political figures — Continue Reading

Last Word on Judges — and What Breeds Win the Most

May I add a few last words on AKC judges? Nothing I have experienced in my many years in dogs has caused even close to the response I got to a couple of articles about the way judges are approved (or not approved) by AKC. This obviously touched a sore spot. It’s a subject that Continue Reading

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