Wow! What a weekend of dog shows! Master Blogger Billy Wheeler is heading home from Louisville, but he’s left us The Back Story to report on the final day of the Kentuckiana Cluster. You won’t want to miss his take on the Louisville Kennel Club’s second all-breed show of the weekend. He’s been watching the dogs closely and learning a lot in Louisville.
If you’ve been reading Social Media Maven Pilar Kuhn’s tweets and Facebook posts, you just might have more information than some of the people who were in Louisville this weekend. While they were busy setting up and grooming, winning and losing, breaking down and getting home, you had Best In Show Daily at your fingertips. We thank you for getting your information from us and look forward to hearing from you throughout the spring season. And check out today’s DFR to learn more about setting springtime goals.
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Learning a Lot in Louisville
By Billy Wheeler
I just made it home from Louisville KY and I can’t help but think how much I learned this trip. The Kentuckiana cluster is one of the best for seeing several representatives of one breed, including all ages from puppies to veterans. One of the nicest advantages was the presence of a number of judges at ringside who had come to Louisville to learn more about breeds for which they were applying. I sat with one judge who had traveled to Kentucky to watch the Sporting Dogs and picked up several points on English Setters. I don’t get that perk at most shows..
With 22 breed specialties including three parent club sponsored specialties, you get to meet breeders from all over the country and it’s the long time breeders that are our walking research libraries. more
It’s Time for Spring Training
By Kayla Bertagnolli
Yes, it’s finally here! The first official day of spring is – or is supposed to be – tomorrow, so if you’re not seeing sunny days now, they’re sure to come in the near future!!!
For the past few months, we’ve seen the show dogs that are “in it to win it,” going full throttle in the competition. In a sense, since the first of the year it’s been sort of a warm-up session for this year’s serious contenders. Or, as some might like to think of it, spring training..
Yes, spring training isn’t just for baseball! In actuality, it can be associated with many different sports, dog shows included. Spring-like weather makes this the perfect season to get your puppies out for some extra playtime. more