May 5, 2012 Subscribe
UKC Hunting Beagle Nationals and Taking Time Off

What happens when nearly 500 people bring 342 Beagles to a town with a population of 12,000? In her report on the United Kennel Club’s Hunting Beagle Nationals, Editor Susan Chaney finds the answer and shares the complete results with Best In Show Daily readers. Find out how the city of Coshocton, Ohio, welcomes the visitors who come from 15 states to compete in the three-day event, and learn just how well a hometown dog fared among some of the nation’s top competing hounds.

In today’s Down and Back, Social Media Maven Pilar Kuhn recounts her recent visit to a dog show – as a spectator! A self-imposed sabbatical allowed her to sleep in for once, but the experience of being at a show without a schedule to keep proved a little too weird for Pilar and also, apparently, for the show dog she’d brought along just for company.

If you’re in South Jordan, Utah, this weekend for the Beehive Cluster, be sure to say hello to our DFR blogger Kayla Bertagnolli.

Dan Sayers
Editor in Chief

Local Dog Wins UKC Hunting Beagle Nationals
By Susan Chaney

The United Kennel Club Hunting Beagle Nationals descended on Coshocton, Ohio, in April 2012 as they have for the past several years. Hometown dog, Grand Hunting Beagle Champion Circle H Hurry Up Blue Regis, owned by David and Douglas Hummell, was the overall National Grand winner after three days of hunt tests..

Nearly 500 people and 342 Beagles in a town of about 12,000 are quite a presence.

“Between filling up the hotels every night, and the restaurants and the bars in the evening, I would say we kind of invade the town,” says UKC Beagle Programs Manager Jed Nichols. more

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Taking a Little Time Off
By Pilar Kuhn
My husband Rod and I have been saying we’re taking a break from showing dogs for most of May – and we’re sticking to it.

The big push with our Bouviers has been to show through April 30, the end of our parent club’s Top 20 qualification period. So this past weekend, I stopped by a dog show in my plain clothes – no skirt and no schedule!

I didn’t have to get up early, and I didn’t have to worry about my setup, or ring times, or any of the normal things I’ve been focused on week in and week out for almost two years straight. It felt weird. more

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