Senior Editor Christi McDonald highlights some of the many special offerings at shows closing on September 26, 2012. From Las Vegas to East Texas and at show sites along the east coast, dog clubs are providing support for their communities while offering exhibitors a memorable experience. Find out where donations may be made to local food banks, and learn where a health clinic is scheduled for BAER, patella and cardiac testing.
It’s not every dog show that experiences a tornado warning. But that’s exactly what happened when DFR Blogger Kayla Bertagnolli attended the Golden Retriever Club of America’s National Specialty in Gray Summit, Mo. Find out how our favorite photographer handled the excitement while on assignment at Purina Farms.
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Among the Shows Closing September 26, 2012…
By Christi McDonald
On October 13 and 14, 2012, the Black Mountain Kennel Club will celebrate its 25th anniversary with back-to-back all-breed shows at the Palace Station Hotel, Conference Center and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. On Friday there will be five specialty shows at the same location, including the American Toy Fox Terrier Club National Specialty, the English Springer Spaniel Club of Greater Las Vegas, Las Vegas Bulldog Club, Irish Setter Club of Las Vegas and the Shetland Sheepdog Club of Southern Nevada. more
Tornado Warnings at the 2012 Golden Retriever National Specialty
By Kayla Bertagnolli
Where I live, tornado warnings are not a frequent happening. So when I heard the tornado warning siren at the Golden Retriever National Specialty last week, I wasn’t even positive what it was.
Personally, and for everyone else who was at Purina Farms in Gray Summit Mo., Thursday, September 6 will be a day we won’t soon forget. Luckily all people and dogs were safe in the end, and the storm passed right on by. But in that 90-minute lockdown, there was some worry in the building. more