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Hail the Queen—Lhasa Apso Wins Crufts 2012!

Congratulations to Ch. Zentarr Elizabeth for last night’s victory at Crufts 2012. The ultimate choice of Mr. Frank Kane was selected from seven celebrated Group finalists, including yesterday’s Terrier Group winner, the Norwich Terrier Ragus Merry Gentleman, chosen by Mr. Paolo Dondina, and Mr. Charles Keith Thornton’s selection in the Hound Group, the Borzoi Ch. Rothesby Sholwood Snow Hawk. Joining them center stage last night were the Irish Water Spaniel, the Newfoundland, the Pomeranian, the Lhasa Apso and the Old English Sheepdog. Reserve Best in Show went to the Newfoundland multi-Ch. King of Helluland Feel the Win. Best In Show Daily celebrates each of these dogs for their accomplishments, and would like to thank our readers for following the proceedings here with us.

In today’s DFR, Kayla Bertagnolli talks about the step ladder system where juniors become assistants, and assistants become apprentices. Moving from one to another takes time and patience, but each step is a move towards your ultimate goal. Best in Show at Crufts, perhaps?

Dan Sayers
Editor in Chief

Best In Show DailyCrufts 2012 Day Four: Long Awaited, Greatly Anticipated
By Dawne Deeley

Day 4 at Crufts—long awaited, greatly anticipated. For 2012, tongues wagged as much as tails, not just with the veteran ring-watcher’s usual “Who’s Who” and who-is-winning-what predictions, but with a nagging sense of where the show would be headed, and what the effects of the previous day’s announcements had wrought. It would be deceptive not to address the impact of the Kennel Club’s newly announced health schemes, and as mentioned before, for four days during Crufts, conjecture mingled with truth and rumor to form an uneasy atmosphere. Nonetheless, just as Westminster is the driving force behind many an American show campaign, the panache of a Crufts challenge certificate is still regarded by many to be the pinnacle of an English dog’s career. more

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The Step Ladder System
By Kayla Bertagnolli

The beauty for dog fanciers is that there are many roles we can choose from to be involved in this business: breeder, owner, handler, junior, AKC rep, judge, vendor… and the list goes on! Moving from one to another takes time and patience, but each step will move you higher and closer to your ultimate goal.

In my last few posts here at DFR, I shared my own personal story about how I came to assist a professional handler, and I gave you all the details about how a day in the life of an assistant goes. Now, to follow that trend, I want to get into the different steps that are commonly taken by assistants on their way to becoming professional handlers. There are a few different directions, along with steps that are a necessity in order to get to that point. more

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

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