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About: Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz

Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz

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Norwegian Lundehund Means ‘Puffin Dog’

Kept for centuries as a bird-hunting dog on the tiny, isolated Norwegian island of Vaeroy, north of the Arctic Circle,  An unusual Breed with a minimum of six functioning toes on each foot and a neck that can turn 180 degrees on either side and bend back to touch its spine, the Lundehund developed naturally Continue Reading

Sealy + Scottie = Cesky

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz Few are the breeds that can trace their exact origin back to an original breeding pair – the Cesky Terrier is one that can. The Cesky – pronounced, “chess-key” – was created in the Czech Republic by Frantisek Horak and is latest breed to join the Terrier Group. The breed’s silky Continue Reading

New Coonhound Hits NYC on February 13

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz The latest member of the Hound Group, the American English Coonhound, or “English” as owners prefer to call this breed, makes an ideal hunting companion. Three are entered at the Garden this year. This intelligent hound possesses the sound, powerful body of a super athlete and a sonic-boom voice that echoes Continue Reading

Finnish Lapphunds to Herd Ribbons, Not Reindeer

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz Look for eight Finnish Lapphunds at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show this year. They won’t exactly have roamed from various points around the country as they did when the Sami, a tribe of semi-nomadic people roamed over Lapland – northern Finland, Sweden, and part of Russia. The show Lappies will Continue Reading

Four Entlebuchers to Bound into Westminster Ring

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the smallest, most agile, and perhaps the busiest of the four Swiss mountain breeds, but like the Bernese and Greater Swiss Mountain dogs and Appenzeller Sennenhund, it shows off the same black, white and brown tuxedo markings. Four Entlebuchers will make the breed’s presence known for Continue Reading

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