|The Buzz from Louisville
The Evansville Kennel Club had its moment in the spotlight yesterday at the Kentuckiana Cluster, where Best In Show Daily’s Master Blogger Billy Wheeler has been reporting from ringside all weekend. Top dogs and their handlers are in town to battle it out for a guaranteed spot in the Top Ten, and Billy’s been keeping score. Have there been major upsets in the breed rings? Have the Group winners been a surprise? Are the current Top Ten still on top? Find the answers in today’s Back Story.
Social Media Maven Pilar Kuhn is back at it today, tweeting with wild abandon and posting on Facebook the results from the Louisville Kennel Club’s second all-breed show of the weekend. With 3,429 entries, it’s going to be a busy day, but trust Pilar to keep you informed. You’ll find her tweets on our home page where you’ll also see a new Breeder Buzzwords about an animated canine daredevil.
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Live from Louisville
By Billy Wheeler
Blogger In Chief Billy Wheeler is live in Louisville for four days to give you The Back Story on the Kentuckiana Cluster. Check back regularly as he updates this blog.
1:30 p.m Bouvier Casper Going to Group for Third Time This Week
My last breed stop of the day was to watch Bill Shelton take on 20 Bouvier des Flandres, including the top two Bouviers, both of whom are in the Top Five Herding Dogs, GCh. Rocheuses Me and My Shadow of Cornus & GCh. Quiche’s Grand Finale. His Best was the former, Casper. Handler Heather Johnson and Casper advance to the Herding Group for the third time this week. more
Breeder Buzzwords – The Irish Terrier
By Dan Sayers
Breeders of purebred dogs speak a language all their own. Wherever they gather, at dog shows, seminars or in chat rooms, words and phrases are used that have very narrow definitions. Their usage makes it difficult for a novice to fully participate in the conversation, and all but impossible for the general public to follow along.
Much of the breeder’s language is derived from domesticated livestock or veterinary science. Veterans who’ve spent a lifetime perfecting their own family of purebreds use agricultural and medical terms with confidence. When noted breed authorities get together, the dialog that results can effortlessly span the broadest topics, although the words spoken will often have the narrowest of definitions. more