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Good Hair Days and Submarine Races

Having a good hair day can mean the difference between winning and losing in the show ring. In today’s DFR, Kayla Bertagnolli reminds readers that good grooming is as important for handlers as it is for the dogs. An unkempt head of hair can be a big distraction for everyone. Learn some of the hairstyles that work best for ladies, and find out what gentlemen want to avoid when it comes to facial hair.

Contributing writer Carol Hamilton says, “Earthdog is kind of like watching submarine races.” In her report on a pair of wet and wild trials in Southern California, you’ll be reminded that – no matter the weather – Terrier (and Dachshund) folk are a hardy lot. Discover how earthdog trials are a combination of underground agility and field trial, and meet some of the conformation champions that excel both on – and below – the playing field.

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Earthdogs and Submarine Races
By Carol Hamilton

It never rains in Southern California. Ha! Don’t you believe it. We just had a day of high winds and heavy, torrential rains in South El Monte, Calif., about 14 miles east of Los Angeles. The only thing missing was lightning, thank goodness! But – as with almost any good dog event – the show must go on!

Earthdog might at first seem kind of like watching submarine races. With experience though, we can actually tell what’s happening just by the noises we hear. Plus, we can almost always tell the outcome by the handlers’ faces. more

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Hair Do’s

By Kayla Bertagnolli
So, today I thought I would present you with one of the dog show world’s lighter topics. That’s right, we’re going to talk about hair. Your hair!

Our dogs are not the only one’s in the ring with hair, you know. In fact, some people say that our very own hair, if “groomed” the wrong way, can be distracting and cause us to lose focus on our dogs. This is not much of a problem for the guys, but the ladies definitely have more hair to work with!

A question that I hear coming up constantly in conversation is, “Does your hair style affect the way you are judged?” Everybody’s answer is usually, “Yes.” but some people say, “No, it has absolutely no effect.” So which is it? Yes, or no…? more

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