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Today, readers of Best In Show Daily are “a part of it”, just as competition begins at so many specialty shows in and around New York. Pilar Kuhn’s podcast with Gabriel Rangel underscores the 2010 Westminster-winning handler’s views on breeding and showing great dogs. The exemplary career of Cindy Vogels, this year’s Westminster Best in Show judge, is profiled just days before she appears center stage at Madison Square Garden. Senior Editor Christi McDonald remembers the top Best-in-Show-winning Non-Sporting dog of all time, the Standard Poodle Ch. Lake Cove That’s My Boy. And a new Bohemian arrives in town – the Cesky Terrier appears at the Garden for the very first time.
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Gabriel Rangel Podcast with Pilar
By Pilar Kuhn
Don’t you sometimes wish you could pick the brains of the most successful handlers in our sport? Breeder and professional handler Gabriel Rangel handled the Top Dog of all breeds in 2009, the Scottie Ch. Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot. In a chat with Best In Show Daily’s Pilar Kuhn, he shares his perspective on breeding the “great ones,” and how sometimes the best breeding stock isn’t necessarily the dog or bitch that had the most successful show career. more
Say Hello To Cindy Vogels
By Dan Sayers
When Cindy Vogels steps onto the floor at Madison Square Garden on Valentine’s Day, 2012, her selection for Best in Show will determine the dog that will become America’s next canine sweetheart.
This year, the Greenwood Village, Colo., resident will join the luminaries who have awarded perhaps the most coveted title in the dog world – Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. more
The Top Best-in-Show-Winning Non-Sporting Dog of All Time
By Christi McDonald
Professional handlers Dennis McCoy and Randy Garren showed the white Standard Poodle, CH Whisperwind On A Carousel, to more than 100 Best in Shows, including the top award at Westminster KC in 1991. Five years later they began showing his grandson, Lake Cove That’s My Boy.
‘Treson,’ bred by Doris Lilienthal, had an interesting pedigree that combined Whisperwind On A Carousel with his younger brother, CH Whisperwind Brass Band, Treson’s maternal grandsire. Treson’s sire, CH Trelarken’s Turn Back Time, was a multiple all-breed BIS and National Specialty winner. more
Sealy + Scottie = Cesky
By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz
Few are the breeds that can trace their exact origin back to an original breeding pair – the Cesky Terrier is one that can. The Cesky – pronounced, “chess-key” – was created in the Czech Republic by Frantisek Horak and is latest breed to join the Terrier Group. The breed’s silky silhouette will sparkle for the first time at Westminster with an entry of three.
Breeding a male Sealyham Terrier, Buganier Urquelle, to a Scottish Terrier bitch, Donka Lovu Zdar, Horak wanted to create a Czech dog to hunt in packs with other Ceskys above and below ground by tracking and digging. more