In The Back Story, Master Blogger Billy Wheeler talks about the popular ranking system of his other blog, Dog Show Poop. Billy maintains a Top 10 list of his own, and today he explains its intended purpose and the criteria he uses for maintaining the list. He’s crunched the latest numbers to present the names of the dogs that are currently in contention for this year’s top spot.
Keeping a clean house with a pack of dogs around is a challenge many have faced – with varying degrees of success. As my white kitchen floor was constantly under assault from an army of paw prints, I tried everything I could to manage the mess. Nothing seemed to work until I stumbled upon a modest floor mat that can handle just about anything the dogs bring in from the backyard.
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The Dog Show Poop Top Ten
By Billy Wheeler
Over on my blog, Dog Show Poop, there is a lot of emphasis on what I call the “Traditional Top Ten.” One thing you’ll notice this year is three dogs from the Sporting Group, three dogs from the Working Group and no dog from either the Hound Group or the Herding Group. One of the reasons that there are so many Sporting and Working dogs in the Top Ten is that overall entries are greater in those groups. At the average all-breed show, the Sporting and Working Groups will have 50 percent more entries than the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting or Herding groups and more than twice the number of entries of the Terrier group. more
My Favorite Things – a Floor Mat that Works
By Dan Sayers
Keeping happy housedogs along with a clean house can seem like mutually exclusive propositions.
When the previous owners updated the kitchen of our circa 1920s house, I don’t think they considered the impact a couple of active dogs would have on the renovation. more