Last week, Senior Editor Bo Bengtson considered the hype that surrounds a Best in Show win, pointing out that the National Specialty is really what it’s all about. Today he delves into the meaning of National Specialty wins: why they’re important, why we should all be attending our breed’s national whenever possible, and why we should go to other specialties to see the highest quality dogs of a particular breed and to learn what makes a successful specialty so great.
So, you got in your entries for that lovely, long Memorial Day weekend. As Senior Editor Christi McDonald points out today, there’s no time to sit back and take a break. It’s time to enter some excellent upcoming shows, like the Bow-Wow Luau Cluster in Gridley, Calif., and “The Great American Family Dog Show Weekend” in Dunkirk, N.Y. What are you waiting for?
Be sure to check out our photo galleries, where you’ll find recent winners and candid photos from shows held near and far. Just click on Show Scene below the masthead banner, or select any of the images in the left-hand column of our home page.
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