A Best in Show win at an all-breed show can place a dog’s name on a very exclusive list. For many conformation exhibitors, “going Best” is the ultimate reward for their dedication to perfecting both pedigree and performance. In The Back Story today, Master Blogger Billy Wheeler introduces several of the fresh faces that have recently won their first Best in Shows.
Dog fanciers in the U.S. must remain aware of proposed legislation that threatens to restrict our ability to breed, house, sell and exhibit purebred dogs. To that end, Senior Editor Christi McDonald introduces a new biweekly feature that provides information about legislation pending around the country. Find out where threats are being made and how you can exercise your freedom of speech to make your voice heard.
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Editor in Chief
By Billy Wheeler
Over on Dog Show Poop I give a lot of attention to the Top Ten Dogs in AKC, but I am always on the hunt for some fresh face, the dog that catches my eye as I walk through the show hall. Despite the fact that we are half way through the year, there are still new dogs showing up on the show scene. Some of these dogs are true newbies who have just begun their show careers. Others are dogs that have done some winning in the past, but have suddenly caught fire. more
Legislative Update: New Laws May Impact You and Your Dogs
By Christi McDonald
Fanciers today know they have to remain aware of what is going on around the country, as new legislation is proposed on a regular basis that has the potential to impact their relationships with their dogs and how they keep, breed and even show them. Best In Show Daily will now bring readers a biweekly report on what’s happening on the legislative front around the United States.
On June 13, 2012, the New York State Assembly passed a bill that would ban surgical devocalization (called simply “debarking” in dogs) for dogs and cats in the state. more