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Experienced Dog People as Judges, plus Memorial Day Masters

“Every breed has iconic members who for one reason or another elect not to pursue judging approval from AKC, but whose opinions on our breeding stock are as valuable as gold.” So writes Senior Editor Christi McDonald as she reminds readers of a long overdue revision to the AKC’s judging approval process. Discover the rule change that could ensure that National Specialties remain the showcase for evaluating breeding stock.

Last weekend, dog shows were hosted around the country by 53 different all-breed clubs and many more limited-breed and specialty organizations. With so many Best in Show awards up for grabs, Master Blogger Billy Wheeler has been awfully busy crunching the numbers. Discover who the weekend’s big winners were in today’s Back Story.

Best In Show Daily welcomes news and information from breed specialists. We invite you to share your knowledge 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

My Take – Experienced Dog People as Judges
By Christi McDonald
The new AKC judging approval process that went into effect on March 1, 2012, includes some very interesting points that are, in my opinion, improvements over the previous process. Whether they will in fact make a noticeable difference in how well judges carry out their assignments – that is, whether or not we’ll get better judges – remains to be seen. In the next few weeks, we’ll review some of the changes to the process and I’ll talk to some judges, and possibly some exhibitors as well, to see what they think. more

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Mastering the Memorial Day Shows

By Billy Wheeler
I have reviewed all the results from this past week’s 53 all-breed shows, and there are some clear winners that emerged from the multiple show clusters.

First out of the gate was the country’s Number One Dog All Breeds, the German Wirehaired Pointer, GCH CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm. Oakley & handler Phil Booth copped the first two big rosettes in Kalamazoo, MI, then added three more Sporting Group firsts to the tally. more

Traveling and Packing

By Kayla Bertagnolli

The 2013 Westminster Judges

By Christi McDonald

Lessons Learned

By Billy Wheeler

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The Back Story
Billy Wheeler
The Down and Back
Pilar Kuhn
Kayla Bertagnolli
Dog Show Poop
Billy Wheeler

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