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April 6, 2013 Subscribe

Merging Lives, Loves and Lines, plus the Up-To-Date Numbers

Editor Susan Chaney introduces a pair of Sporting dog enthusiasts whose common love for their breed led to a merging of their lives and a blending of their kennels. Doug Ljungren and Judy Cheshire are partners in life as well as in German Wirehaired Pointers. Meet the couple that breeds gundogs that look as good as they hunt.

The current list of Top 10 show dogs is an impressive collection of performers from nearly every AKC Group. Blogger-In-Chief Billy Wheeler examines the remarkable record to date of the nation’s top conformation competitors as they move with confidence into the second quarter of 2013. See how your favorites are doing so far this year.

Be sure to check out our photo galleries, where you’ll find recent winners and candid photos from shows held near and far. Just click on Show Scene below the masthead banner, or select any of the images in the left-hand column of our home page.

Dan Sayers
Editor in Chief

Up-To-Date Numbers
By Billy Wheeler

Some pressing family issues and a bout with the flu have kept me from updating my statistics, but I spent this morning compiling the latest numbers for you. The Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, maintains an impressive lead over the field, with better than 26,500 points. The Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, and the German Wirehaired Pointer, Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, are in a virtual tie at just over 20,000 points and the Portuguese Water Dog, GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse. more
 

Merging Lives, Loves and Lines
By Susan Chaney

A funny thing happened on the way to writing this article. I read about GCh. Heywire ’N Highfield’s Hey Look Me Over, when I was proofreading Billy Wheeler’s Back Story for February 18 and went to the Heywire and Sure Shot website to double-check the spelling of her call name – ‘Heyleigh.’ As is typical, I found myself reading about the kennel and was impressed by the blend of conformation and fieldwork. Even after seeing Doug Ljungren’s name as one of the kennel owners, it didn’t dawn on me that he was the Doug Ljungren who is the vice president of performance and companion events for the American Kennel Club. more
 

 

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