May 19, 2012 Subscribe
World Dog Show: Day One, Plus Getting Ticked Off

The first day’s competition at the World Dog Show in Salzburg, Austria, is complete, and we’ve got photos and results from yesterday’s Groups. Four dogs were selected to compete in Sunday’s Best in Show finale. Find out which dogs will be representing Group 3 (Terriers), Group 7 (Pointers and Setters), Group 8 (Retrievers/Flushing Dogs/Water Dogs) and Group 10 (Sighthounds.)

The loquat tree in Social Media Maven Pilar Kuhn’s backyard seems to be responsible for a spate of several recent – and unwelcome – houseguests. The fruit of the tree has attracted the attention of birds and squirrels, but it’s the ticks that arrived with them that have Pilar fighting mad. While she’s finding a way to keep her dogs free from parasites, the dogs have invented a game for keeping the yard free from birds and squirrels.

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World Dog Show Day One – Salzburg, Austria
By Karl Donvil (Belgium)
Four Groups were scheduled for Day One, Friday, May 18, 2012, at the World Show: Group III, the Terriers; Group VII; the Hunting Dogs; Group VIII, the Waterdogs; and Group X, the Sighthounds.

The first day of the World Show always involves getting used to everything. Most of the setup at this year’s show was very promising and well arranged. Since the last big event in Vienna, there has been a huge improvement with regard to organization. Unfortunately, certain things over which the Austrian Kennel Club had no control turned into a real horror for the exhibitors. more

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Ticked Off This Year
By Pilar Kuhn
For the first time in all my years living in California, I’m ticked off. Why? Because of ticks.

I hate ticks.

I hate everything about them. I hate their nasty little legs. I hate their tiny little pinchers that bite into my dogs. I even hate the should-be-satisfying-but-it’s-not sound of squishing them with a pair of tweezers. I hate ticks!

I remember having to deal with ticks while growing up in Texas, visiting my aunt’s farm in Illinois, and riding horses all day long with my best friend in Kansas. more

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