WELKS Championship Show: Western Ladies say 'Thank you Sheila'

AT THE START of the week the forecast was not too promising, but they do say that the sun shines on the righteous, so the ladies of the West of England Ladies’ Kennel Society committee must be a very well behaved bunch, as the weather gods were certainly smiling on this year’s show.   The… read more


New Proposed Judges Approval Process

The AKC Board has been evaluating a variety of possible changes to the Conformation Judging Approval Process. During our study, we received input from a variety of sources. One example involves the breed educational components, which were established based on a poll of all Parent Clubs. We now need your insightful personal comments and suggestions… read more

Crufts – Highest Entry For Three Years

THERE is no way we can talk about anything other than Crufts this week because this time next we’ll all be there, and you will hopefully be sharing the experience because if you are not able to get there then your favourite canine websites will make sure you don’t miss any of the important bits…. read more

Looking Back: How It All Started, Stud Books and Show Dogs of the 1800s

Whether you think of purebred dogs as a relatively modern invention or as something as old as time itself depends on a couple of different things. For one, what do you mean by “purebred dogs”? There’s no question that distinct types of dogs were carefully bred for specific purposes thousands of years ago. It is… read more

Share the Magic – Eukanuba Photo Galleries

Once again, AKC Eukanuba National Championship provided all the pageantry, passion, and thrills that we expect as fanciers. We invite you to view our photo galleries documenting this historic show.


Thanksgiving Day Traditions: Family, Football and Man's Best Friend

Welcome to another Thanksgiving Day Tradition! The 137th Kennel Club of Philadelphia Dog Show and the 12th National Dog Show went off beautifully. We had an entry of 1580 dogs of 179 breeds. The large spectator attendance of 10,000 adults and children were present to enjoy the event. With a record number of vendors (54),… read more

Montgomery County Wrap Up and Farewell to Mr. Goodman

It had been beautiful weather all weekend long, and the Montgomery County Kennel Club day was no different. Our Club is very proud of our site (Montgomery County Community College) and the hard work of the grounds chair (Ken Kauffman) and show chair (Carol Carlson) to make it as easy and pleasurable for our exhibitors… read more


Top Three Status Quo

My Monday Morning Mop Up this week follows familiar ground. Six of the 21 all-breed shows in the lower 48 this week were won by four of our Top Ten Dogs All Breeds, eight more were won by dogs ranked in the Top 100, and seven were won by dogs not yet in the Top… read more


Quality Not Quantity

We had far fewer shows this week than last, just 17 all-breed shows in six locations. Last week there were 43 all breeds in 15 venues. The fewer shows meant larger entries and more of our top-ranked dogs in the same show hall.  If you’ve been following Best In Show Daily and my blog, Dog… read more

Here in Houston: Day Three

It’s the final day of the Reliant Series of Dog Shows here in Houston, and none of the excitement has waned. Everyone is wondering whether we will see another head-to-head match between our Top Two Dogs All Breeds at today’s Galveston County Kennel Club show. I say don’t bet the lunch money. There are plenty… read more

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