May 23, 2012 Subscribe
World Dog Show Alliances, plus a Neighbor’s Nightmare

The results of this year’s World Dog Show in Salzburg, Austria, demonstrate how alliances between breeders and fanciers around the world can lead to international success in the show ring. Senior Editor Christi McDonald reports on many of this year’s breed winners with American roots and global connections. When good dog people come together, the dog world – and purebred dogs – can benefit.

When a neighbor’s dog wanders from its yard and into Social Media Maven Pilar Kuhn’s life, it’s her worst nightmare come true. The German Shepherd represents all that can happen to any pet that finds itself lost and alone. Find out how the lucky dog is reunited with its owners, thanks to the quick thinking of our kindly blogger.

Beginning tomorrow, we’ll be bringing you highlights from the Mission Circuit in Pomona, Calif., the West Michigan Apple Blossom Cluster in Kalamazoo, Mich., and the Atlantic Shore Memorial Classic in Freehold, N.J.

Dan Sayers
Editor in Chief

Alliances Create Winners at the 2012 World Dog Show
By Christi McDonald
The 2012 World Dog Show in Salzburg, Austria, is now relegated to the annals of dog show history, after the final award was handed out on Sunday evening, May 19, 2012. From all accounts, the show was a success, in a beautiful location with plenty of room for big rings and all the spectators who wanted to watch the judging. Americans who attended have reported a very well-run event.

A total of 18,607 dogs were entered from 56 countries at this year’s World Show. Germany sent the largest number of entries with 2,632, followed by Italy with 2,517; Russia, 2,286; the Czech Republic, 1,374; and Austria itself, 1,176. more

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My Worst Nightmare

By Pilar Kuhn
We’re out of town without the dogs. One of our dogs gets out of the yard, and, without a collar on, is picked up by animal control. They don’t scan for a microchip and before we can get back home, our dog is neutered and eliminated from our breeding program.

This is my worst nightmare.

I start off this scenario by stating, “We’re out of town,” because my husband and I so rarely go away without taking the dogs with us. Most of the time, the dogs are by our side constantly. more

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The Down and Back
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Dog Show Poop
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