The career of English artist Arthur Wardle peaked as dog shows and field trials reached the height of popularity in the early 20th century. The prolific artist painted many of the day’s top dogs for his demanding clients, although a significant number of his paintings were also reproduced for mass consumption. Senior Editor Christi McDonald takes a look at a few examples that demonstrate the artist’s adept use of paint and his unwavering eye for a dog.
Competition at all-breed shows can vary dramatically by Group and geographic region, and this has a measurable effect on the rankings. Blogger-in-Chief Billy Wheeler has donned his numbers-nerd cap again, and today he’s taking a look at the current distribution of entries around the U.S. Find out why Sporting and Working breeds might just have the upper paw in the ratings race.
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Which Groups Are Dominating Your Local Show?
By Billy Wheeler
I have been a numbers nerd all my life. It’s combination of the entertainment factor…I was doing number puzzles before there was an Xbox…and insecurity…I trust numbers more than hunches. Lots of people think they know what reality is, but numbers are reality. Numbers are a universal communication tool. I once saw a Sci-Fi movie where a signal from outer space generated a conversation based on Pi. (That’s 3.14159265359, not apple) more
Dogs in Art: Art Wardle at the AKC Museum of the Dog
By Chisti McDondald
The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog was originally conceived in the early 1970s by fanciers who were not only devoted to dogs, but also to establishing a repository for fine art and books related to them. In 1979 the AKC Foundation was formed to raise funds to establish such an entity, and by 1985 the museum had found a permanent home at the historic Jarville House just west of St. Louis, Mo. Today the museum houses what is arguably the most extensive and valuable collection of art in the world devoted to dogs. more