Live from Louisville!
Master Blogger Billy Wheeler seems to be everywhere at once. Best In Show Daily’s man about town is in the thick of things in Louisville, reporting from ringside on the dog and handler teams that are off and running. For a look back at some of this weekend’s top contenders, go to Billy’s recent “Group Leaders” blog from Tuesday, March 13. Then, check out The Back Story to get his take on what happened at yesterday’s Mid-Kentucky Kennel Club’s all-breed show and what’s happening today.
Be sure to monitor the Twitter crawl on our home page or find us on Twitter for Pilar Kuhn’s timely reports of those big bluegrass wins. You’ll also find continuous updates on the Best In Show Daily Facebook page and, while you’re awaiting the results, we even have a podcast interview with Judy Kasper for you to enjoy.
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Editor in Chief
Lots of Louisville
By Billy Wheeler
Day one is over in Louisville and I am recovering from a day of dog show gluttony. I got an early start and managed to stop by several of the breed rings during the first couple of hours. As I have noted Louisville is one of the stops of the season where you expect to see the nation’s Top Dogs and this year was no different. Eleven of the top 15 dogs all breeds are in Louisville, seeking a share of the more than 12,500 all breed points to be distributed.
However, only one of the country’s Top Five Sporting Dogs is here competing, the nation’s Number Two Dog All Breeds, the English Springer Spaniel, GCH CH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova. I turned out to be a wonderful day for Peyton as her managed to grab the Sporting Group first place today. more
“Artists are trained to make their hands do what their eyes see.” So says longtime Bouvier fancier Judy Kasper. This educator turned groomer sits down with Pilar Kuhn to talk about how an article in the Los Angeles Times sparked her interest in the breed she has devoted herself to entirely. Listen in to discover how grooming trends have evolved since 1974, and how she managed to develop her own method of grooming by becoming a dedicated student. Learn how a class on construction and movement helped to train her eye for finding what’s under all that coat, and why she believes every dog has something to teach us, if we’re only willing to accept the lesson. more