Senior Editor Christi McDonald reviews the AKC Code of Sportsmanship today, adding her own take on each of the points that encourage ethical behavior from those who participate in the organization’s many and varied events. In the heat of competition, lapses in judgment can occur. This code is an important reminder that we should place the welfare of our dogs first and always conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity.
Have you noticed the many recent wins that have been awarded to dogs – and bitches – within certain breeds? Well, Master Blogger Billy Wheeler has, and today he’s taking a closer look at some of the individual dogs who are keeping things exciting in the breed rings. Find out in The Back Story where Billy’s turned his attention.
Many of this year’s top show dogs are featured in their own beautiful mini-websites on Best In Show Daily. Simply click on a banner ad to see the dog’s up-to-date show history, plus a slide show of photos that reveals exactly why it’s a top dog.
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My Take – The AKC Code of Sportsmanship
By Christi McDonald
Did you know that the American Kennel Club has a code of sportsmanship? Almost every point in the document is one that most civilized human beings, at least in theory, aspire to when participating in a sport they love. On the other hand, in the heat of competition, and when what many of us want more than anything is to win, I think it’s a good idea to review this code of sportsmanship now and then. more
Breed Matchups to Look For
By Billy Wheeler
As I updated the statistics this week on AKC’s Top 100 Dogs All Breeds, I noticed that we have some interesting breed matchups. Now some breeds consistently have multiple BIS winning dogs every year, e.g., English Springer Spaniels, Boxers, Doberman Pinschers, Standard Poodles, etc. Others may see only one dog winning the occasional all-breed Best. more