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June 14, 2013 Subscribe

‘Jilly’ Achieves Goal, plus an Aspiring Judge’s Journal and BISD Poll Results

Contributing writer Patrick Guilfoyle’s recent participation in an AKC Judges’ Institute gave the aspiring judge plenty of things to consider. In part two of his journal for Best In Show Daily, Patrick admits to a little trepidation at the prospect of meeting expectations. Discover how a talented instructor and a 163-page workbook helped to coin a new phrase, “TGFI.”

Best In Show Daily’s weekly poll question continues to offer fanciers a chance to share opinions on a variety of topics that impact the dog sport. This month we’re taking a look at your views on the use of crates, the importance of judging, responding to attacks on purebred dogs and the value in attending your breed’s national specialty. See if you agree with how our readers voted.

Best In Show Daily invites you to share your knowledge and experience with our readers – among the most active participants in the dog game. If you’ve written an article you’d like to see published on Best In Show Daily or would like to pen one, please email me at dan@bestinshowdaily.

Dan Sayers
Editor in Chief

Old Dog, New Tricks: The AKC Judges’ Institute
By Patrick Guilfoyle

Patrick Guilfoyle, who spent several decades immersed in the sport of dogs before a self-imposed absence beginning some 20 years ago, continues with part two of his “Aspiring Judge’s Journal,” his off-beat and passionate account of returning to the fold and the sometimes arduous journey to become an AKC judge.

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Be afraid of the 163-page spiral bound “Basic Judges’ Institute” workbook. Be afraid of the reps’ observation report. That observation report is your report card as an AKC judge! more

BISD Polls: Crates, Judging, Counter Attacks and National Specialties
By Dan Sayers

Best In Show Daily’s weekly poll question gives readers a chance to weigh in on the dog-related topics addressed by our editors. Your responses, together with the comments posted at the end of each article, provide a glimpse into how the fancy feels about some of the cultural, political and legal issues that concern today’s purebred dog breeders and exhibitors. more

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The Back Story
Billy Wheeler
The Bottom Line
Bo Bengtson
Karl Donvil
Kayla Bertagnolli
Dog Show Poop
Billy Wheeler

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