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A Note From Our Publisher

By Best In Show Daily

We apologize to all our readers for yesterday's inconvenience. Our server provider was updating our site to make it handle more requests, graphics, photos & increase performance before, you guessed it, The Garden. We are re-running yesterday's follow-on article to Bo Bengtson's recent column on the judge's approval process. It's powerful and well worth the read. As always, we encourage your comments on the article or our facebook wall. It's our intent to bring you the best of the dog fancy, with the best user experience.

AKC Judges On Strike? Spoiled Prima Donnas or Unfairly Maligned?

By Bo Bengtson

A lot has been written about dog show judges recently. This is obviously a subject that concerns a lot of people: 38 readers submitted published comments to my article last month about the AKC Judges Approval system, which may be some sort of personal record, and I haven’t been able to go anywhere without people wanting to talk to me about it.

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Home Sweet Home

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 address.

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Nose Work and Nosework

By Sonja Nordstrom

A well-muscled Malinois strains against his collar, nose reaching and twitching to catch any trace of odor. His whole body quivers with excitement and anticipation as he maintains his position behind the doorway’s threshold. Finally, his handler commands, “Zoek!” He shoots through the door, sniffs a perimeter pattern around the edge of the room

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The 27th Annual UKC Winter Classic

By Cynthia Grooms

The 27th Annual UKC Winter Classic was held in Batesville, MS January 23-25, 2014. There are two nights of hunting and the bench show has grown so large that it is now held over the two days. On Friday, there were 127 dogs entered. This included the dogs in the Top Ten competition

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The State of the Union – Radical Ideas for Modernizing the UK Fancy

By Stuart Baillie

I’VE MENTIONED it before but when I was in the US last year one of the things that surprised me most was how the dog scene in the US and the dog scene in the UK are facing very similar problems.

And so it is with falling entries. But before I go further on that subject one thing I will say is that enthusiasm for the sport does not seem to be diminished

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Westminster Kennel Club Launches New Version of Smartphone App for 2014

In 2013, Westminster introduced an official smartphone application and had more than 80,000 users download the free digital show guide. The Smartphone app helped veteran Westminster attendees navigate Piers 92/94, the new home to breed judging with maps, directions and transportation information. The app helped newcomers navigate the show with information on every breed more
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