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About: Christi McDonald

Christi McDonald

Christi McDonald is a second-generation dog person, raised with a kennel full of Cairn Terriers. After more than a decade as a professional handler’s apprentice and handling professionally on her own, primarily Poodles and Cairns, she landed a fortuitous position in advertising sales with the monthly all-breed magazine ShowSight. This led to an 11-year run at Dogs in Review, where she wore several hats, including advertising sales rep, ad sales manager and, finally, editor for five years. Christi is proud to be part of the editorial team for the cutting-edge Best In Show Daily. She lives in Apex, N.C., with two homebred black Toy Poodles, the last of her Foxfire line, and a Norwich Terrier.

Recent Posts by Christi McDonald

Pilgrims and Dogs Land in the New World

When the Mayflower landed on the rocky coast of New England in the winter of 1620, the 100 people aboard had survived a storm at sea, which blew them off course and precipitated an initial landing at what is now Newfoundland, Canada. There they took on fresh supplies and water. When they set sail again Continue Reading

A Tribute To A Legend – Bob Bartos

Best In Show Daily is deeply saddened to report the passing of a legend, Mr. Bob Bartos, on March 25th 2014. He was 100 years old. Known far and wide as a true Gentleman, Dogman, wonderful Ambassador of the Dog Fancy and loved by all. We will remember Mr. Bartos as an accomplished Handler of Continue Reading

Remembering Our Canine War Heroes

On this Veterans Day, it’s fitting that we remember those who have served to defend and protect our country, both human and canine. More than 2,000 military working dogs are currently deployed around the world, working for the United States Department of Defense as sentries, scouts and explosives detectors to help safeguard American military bases Continue Reading

Dogs Help Make Veterans’ Lives Whole Again

On September 5, 2012, the Federal Register confirmed that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) would amend its regulations regarding funding for service dogs for veteran military personnel. The new rule, which went into effect October 5, eliminated funding to provide service dogs for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. The Continue Reading

My Favorite Things: Surprises That Come With Raising Dogs

One of my favorite things about being involved with dogs is whelping and raising puppies. There’s nothing like holding those wriggling babies in your hands for the first time, hearing their first little cries, seeing those beloved dams nurturing their own, then watching them grow and develop over the following few months. I’ve found over Continue Reading