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AKC Judges On Strike? Spoiled Prima Donnas or Unfairly Maligned?

By Bo Bengtson

Home Sweet Home – Westminster KC History

By Christi McDonald

February 7, 2014

Westminster Junior Roundup

By Kendyl Schultze

It is a Junior’s’ dream come true to show on the green carpet. To receive that special invitation from The Westminster Kennel Club, the show of shows is the pinnacle of achievement for a Junior. Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with three Junior Handlers headed to the 2014 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden

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Fast Judges Earn Incomplete Grade

By Stuart Baillie

THIS WEEK I’d like to introduce you to another of our columnists, this time Geraldine Cove-Print. Geraldine writes a weekly column usually focussing on issues surrounding rescue but every so often she looks more widely at the show scene and gives us the benefit of her experience as an exhibitor and observer.

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What Junior Showmanship Judges Expect in the Ring

By Kayla Bertagnolli

Part of the mission of the American Kennel Club is to “Take whatever actions necessary to protect and assure the continuation of the sport of purebred dogs.” The AKC’s Junior Showmanship program is just one example of the kennel club’s commitment to fulfilling this portion of its charter statement.

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We’re In a New York Frame of Mind!

By Kristina Estlund

While The Krew is not heading to the Garden this year, they did want to share some of their fav products for their followers. From yummy dog treats to luggage to travel clocks to tired feet to fancy socks, there’s a thoughtful recommendation for you. As with all their recommendations, The Krew only endorses products they use – or eat! – and are not paid for their reviews. Be sure to read to the end for Special programs.

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Fifty Restaurants Near the Piers

By Best In Show Daily

Spending Monday and Tuesday at Piers 92/94 opens up a whole new menu of restaurants to try. We’ve mined the area to locate most of the restaurants within 10 blocks.

Here you’ll find a variety of restaurants offering almost every kind of food. Whether you’re looking for lunch or an early dinner, check out this list, divided by cuisine

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Press Releases

Congress Passes Farm Bill – Improvements Made to the Animal Welfare Act

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) applauds the US Senate today for passing a new five-year farm bill that addresses AKC concerns regarding recent regulatory changes to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regarding the redefinition of retail pet stores and licensing exemptions….more

Crufts Entry Highest for Four Years

MORE THAN 21,500 dogs are entered at Crufts this year, the highest since 2010 when the total was 21,947. This year’s entry of 21,564 dogs, including the Obedience Championships and gamekeepers’ classes – but not the Agility Championships which have another 50 dogs – is an increase of nearly five per cent on 2013’s figure …more

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