Dogs & People


Double Handling? Double Standards!

I can’t help but think the Kennel Club is taking a hefty sledgehammer to crack a nut in its ‘concern’ for the German Shepherd Dog in the UK. Among the items deserving of special attention by the General Committee is the practice of double handling. I am sure the GSD fraternity is thrilled that the… read more

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Rules, Ethics and Honesty in the Dog Show World

Social media is an amazing thing. Sites like Facebook allow us to keep in touch with friends and family, to reconnect with old friends and to share what is going on in our own lives. This should be a positive thing, but there is also a dark side. Facebook, forums and other social media allows… read more


Setting Up a Trust for Your Pet

A dear friend of mine just entered hospice care. After a courageous battle, she is finally surrendering to ovarian cancer. In a conversation shared yesterday, she told me that she wants her beloved horse Partner to go to one of our mutual friends along with her truck and trailer and money to take care of… read more


The American Kennel Club & Royal Canin Bring Nation’s Largest Canine Extravaganza To Orlando

– Fun-filled Dog Event Formerly Known As Celebrate Dogs – New York, NY (Oct. 18, 2016) — Canine Extravaganza, the nation’s largest celebration of dogs, returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center’s West Building this December 17th and 18th with exciting elements for all dog lovers.  Tickets are on sale this week. Formerly known as Celebrate Dogs! and presented by the… read more


Boy Who Saved Pennies for Years Finally Gets His Diabetic-Alert Dog

Aiden Heath knows a thing or two about patience and determination. For years he’s been collecting and saving pennies to purchase a diabetic-alert dog. Aiden is eight-years-old and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes four years ago. After learning about dogs who are trained to monitor glucose levels, Aiden began his project to save for… read more


As the Wheels Turn – Why I Came Back…

The question was put to my social media connections, resulting in a small and self-limiting sampling to be sure, but I received more than 70 individual stories about exhibitors’ first dog show experiences and why they came back. Interestingly enough, it was about the people. Some respondents liked the winning, the competition, the excitement and… read more

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NJ Alert: SB1013 Threatens Accepted Responsible Care Practices for Dog Shows and Traveling

The AKC is concerned with many aspects of the bill, and urges all concerned dog owners in New Jersey, especially purebred dog fanciers and enthusiasts, to request that the members of the committee amend the bill as recommended below to ensure that responsible dog owners and handlers are not unreasonably and unnecessarily impacted. New Jersey… read more


The Xoloitzcuintli

From the pages of Best In Show Daily’s September Edition of our Digital Magazine The Xoloitzcuintli is a primitive dog breed, evidence of which has been confirmed from the relics of indigenous peoples of Mexico dating back over 3000 years. It is important to remember where these dogs originated, they were not developed through artificial… read more


Rising Stars of the New Millenium (Part 1)

I hear a lot of folks decrying the woeful state of our sport populated, as I have been repeatedly assured by all-about-me millennials who never learned to work and requiring a participation ribbon for just showing up. I’ve even been known to mutter on this topic myself. Thus, it was with a bit of trepidation… read more


Hero Dogs Of 9/11 Legacy

Ten years after the World Trade Center attack, the working dog community comes together to honor the dog teams that worked at Ground Zero.

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