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What’s in My Archives: Saving the Past

By Bo Bengtson

Few activities are focused on the present as much as dog shows. If you don’t win today the disappointment is all consuming: nothing else matters, and the feeling of rejection can be so strong it’s easy to lose all sense of proportion. It’s the same when you have a big win: you forget that this was just one show, a tiny spot in a vast universe of dog shows that take place all over the world, every weekend, year round, stretching back for well over a hundred years… What happens at dog shows is destined to be forgotten pretty soon by most people.

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French Bulldog No Longer a High-Profile Breed

By Dog World-UK

THE KENNEL Club said today that the reason why the French Bulldog had been removed from the high-profile list was that there was evidence that ‘a reasonable proportion’ of the dogs being shown were not severely affected by conditions from which the breed is known to suffer.

One of the criteria for removal, it said, was ‘a framework that in the long term will provide breeds with demonstrable evidence of breed health improvement’.

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The Current Top Three Junior Handlers

By Kayla Bertagnolli

Today I want to take the time to recognize the current top junior handlers in our sport. Three young ladies from three different areas of the country have been working hard with their dogs to make it to where they are thus far this year, and I’d like to share with you a little bit more about each of them.

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Montgomery County Wrap Up and Farewell to Mr. Goodman

By Bruce Schwartz

It had been beautiful weather all weekend long, and the Montgomery County Kennel Club day was no different. Our Club is very proud of our site (Montgomery County Community College) and the hard work of the grounds chair (Ken Kauffman) and show chair (Carol Carlson) to make it as easy and pleasurable for our exhibitors as possible. Montgomery is the largest terrier show in the world and it is unique because of the support of numerous National Specialty Clubs.

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Show Dog/Therapy Dog Part 4

By Deb Eldredge, D.V.M.

Now that you and your show dog have decided to give therapy work a try you need to find a certifying organization. Rarely you can “go it alone” but via an organization you will find resources, insurance coverage and some credibility if you approach a new facility. There are many therapy dog organizations across the united States. We will touch on the “Big Three” that certify or register therapy dog teams.

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DogWorld UK

Stuart Baillie

The Bottom Line

Bo Bengtson


Kayla Bertagnolli

Susan Chaney



Karl Donvil

Christi McDonald

Senior Editor

Dan Sayers

Editor in chief


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New York , NY – The American Kennel Club® (AKC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 AKC® Lifetime Achievement Awards: Pat Hastings (Conformation), Lynn Eggers (Companion Events) and Dr. Ray Calkins (Performance).

The AKC Lifetime Achievement Awards honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions on a national level. This year’s recipients have contributed decades of breeding, training, handling and judging knowledge to the sport of dogs.

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