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August 9, 2013  Subscribe

Evaluating Balance in Dogs, plus the Latest Poll Results

“One of the foundation principles for evaluating dogs rests on an understanding of what ‘balance’ means.” So writes Senior Editor Christi McDonald in Part II of her Evaluating Dogs series. As an apprentice to a successful Poodle handler, Christi learned the value of balance from a retired Standard Poodle with moderate angles and an effortless gait. Although balanced angulation between front and rear is required of every dog, other aspects of correct balance are breed-specific.

Best In Show Daily’s weekly poll question gives readers a chance to chime in on a variety of topical issues that affect the dog sport. This month we’re taking a look at exhibitors’ lucky charms, consecutive dog shows, welcoming newbies and finding majors. Be sure to let us know your thoughts by participating in our latest online poll.

Best In Show Daily invites you to share your knowledge and experience with our readers – among the most active participants in the dog game. If you’ve written an article you’d like to see published on Best In Show Daily or would like to pen one, please email me at dan@bestinshowdaily.

Dan Sayers
Editor in Chief

Evaluating Dogs – Part II: Balance
By Christi McDonald

One of the foundation principles for evaluating dogs rests on an understanding of what “balance” means. Webster’s defines balance as “a state of bodily equilibrium” or “to bring into or keep in equal or satisfying harmony or proportion.” The AKC “Complete Dog Book” defines balance as “a condition wherein all proportions of a dog are in static and dynamic harmony. more
 

BISD Polls: Dog Show Attire, Consecutive Shows, Welcoming Newbies and Finding Majors
By Dan Sayers


Each week Best In Show Daily asks readers to chime in on a topical dog-related question derived from a recently published article or blog. Today we’re taking a look at your views on lucky charms in the ring, the number of consecutive days you’re willing to show your dogs, the best way to welcome new exhibitors and the frequency of finding majors. more
 

Who Gets the Dog?

By Billy Wheeler

The Current Top Three Junior Handlers

By Kayla Bertagnolli

Among the Shows Closing August 14, 2013

By Christi McDonald

A Sighthound Weekend and a 50th Anniversary in Art

By Bo Bengtson

What to Do About Motion Sickness

By Tracy A. Leonard, D.V.M.

Junior Handlers Have Months to Qualify

By Kayla Bertagnolli

 



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