About: 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
I know that you know that keeping our dogs’ teeth clean is as important to their health as anything we do for them. But I was at my veterinarian’s office this week and noticed the poster for “National Pet Dental Health Month,” and because I’ve recently learned a few new things about how dental disease Continue Reading
Written on February 18, 2014 at 8:04 AM
Categories: Canine Health, Learn!, Preparation, Right Now!
Tags: Best in Show Daily, BISD, Christi McDonald, health, National Pet Dental Health Month, teeth cleaning
Madison Square Garden and the Westminster Kennel Club. By Christi McDonald Westminster Kennel Club is America’s second longest continuously held sporting event, after the Kentucky Derby. For all of its 135-year history, this classic event, now often referred to simply as “The Garden,” has been held in New York City, although not always at the same Continue Reading
Written on February 2, 2014 at 7:15 AM
Categories: Show Spotlight, Shows, Westminster-2014
Tags: Anne Hone Rogers, Anne Rogers Clark, Best in Show Daily, BISD, CH Stingray of Derryabah, Christi McDonald, history, Madison Square Garden, Percy Roberts, Peter Green, Westminster Kennel Club, WKC
Much of New York City is dog friendly, in part out of necessity since an estimated 600,000 dogs live with their owners in the city, according to a 2012 report by the New York City Economic Development Corporation. That’s slightly lower than the national average of about 60 percent of households that own a pet, Continue Reading
Written on January 28, 2014 at 6:05 AM
Categories: The Scene, Travel, Westminster-2014
Tags: Affinia, Best in Show Daily, BISD, Central Park, Christi McDonald, De Witt Clinton Park, Hotel Pennsylvania, Madison Square Garden, Madison Square Park, New York City, New Yorker, outdoor spaces, Piers 92/94, Riverside Park, Union Square Park, Westminster
The program at our kennel club meeting was a viewing of the PBS show, “Dogs Decoded.” Although an avid follower of research surrounding the canine-human bond, I had not seen this program. Now that I have, I want everyone who loves dogs to see it as well. The show was released in 2010, and many Continue Reading
Showing in the Bred-by-Exhibitor class used to be “the thing” when an exhibitor had something they were really proud to present to the fancy. It still is an important class at specialty shows, and especially at the National Specialty, but I’ve noticed in recent years that at the typical all-breed show, the entry in Bred-by Continue Reading
Recent Comments by Christi McDonald
- January 14, 2013 on What is your biggest concern about the dog sport today?
- December 28, 2012 on Fancy That: Strong Genes Play a Part in Central Texas
- December 17, 2012 on AKC/Eukanuba: Day One Groups Begin with Hounds
- December 12, 2012 on Fancy That: The Innovator Takes Washington State
- December 5, 2012 on Dogs in Art: Bang Away, the 1951 Westminster BIS Winner