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As the Wheels Turn – Riot Grrls and the Glass Ceiling

A couple weeks ago we talked about the struggles and satisfaction of campaigning a bitch. That spawned questions about how our women fare in the sport. The purebred dog fancy’s early days were dominated by men. The sport of dogs evolved gradually from the fields of houndsmen and bird hunters in 19th century England, so… read more


Helping Fearful Show Dogs

I work with fearful show dogs constantly and have some solid methods and advice to offer on helping them.  This article couldn’t possibly cover everything, but will give you some tools to help your fearful dog or your client’s fearful dog.  In working with fearful dogs, I always hope that people look for help because… read more


Social Media Spoilt by Nastiness

The power of the internet can be a force for good. Many of us have made new friends from all around the world through social media sites. We can share pedigrees and even dogs far more easily than we could previously. News of births – and deaths – can be passed on. Show results are… read more

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As The Wheels Turn – Rising Stars: The Future of Our Sport

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 just for showing up. I’ve even been known to mutter on this topic myself. Thus, it was with a bit of trepidation… read more

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Breeder Bulletin – Jennifer Kofron, Sun Devil Curlies

Jennifer Kofron, Sun Devil Curlies An interview with Jennifer Kofron. Jennifer talks about her success in the breed, how form to function is key, and her recent trip to Australia. Where are you located? We are located in Brighton, Wisconsin. A small, rural town in Western Kenosha County. What is your kennel’s slogan/motto/goal? I always… read more


Russian Kennel Club Appoints Acting Chairman for World Show – Observations by Bo Bengtson & Ekaterina Domogatskaya

THE RUSSIAN Kennel Federation (RKF) has appointed Leonid Tyagachev as acting chairman of its World Dog Show organising committee. Mr Tyagachev’s credentials include being honorary president of the Russian Olympic Committee, member of the organising committee’s supervisory board for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, a senator and an experienced professional in managing big events…. read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Ribbons

Winning is not success. They are not synonymous in this sport and you are going to be disappointed if that is what you believe. — Bryce Richardson, “Taking the Long Spot” This was actually written by a young man about riding horses over jumps, but it is as applicable in the dog fancy as it… read more


As the Wheels Turn – Perspective

I’m sitting in the passenger seat. Literally and figuratively, this is not a place I frequent. But this rare opportunity lets me see a whole new side of the road. At the moment, I have an excellent view of the nonexistent shoulder. We’re hurtling down the skinny little goat path known as Highway 140 winding… read more


As the Wheels Turn – The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

I first met the most adorable, smiling, “pug girls” at the Blackfoot, ID shows in 2011. I have watched them grow up, mostly from afar, for the last five years and remain tremendously impressed by their involvement with the fancy. At just 13 and 11 years old, Hunter and Taryn Sessions of Rigby, Idaho are… read more


Achieving Goals with Dreams, Focus & Occasionally Letting Go

“Set a goal so big you can’t achieve it until you grow into the person who can.” -unknown I was told many years ago by a friend that the reason I hadn’t reached my goals yet was because I wanted them too much. That I was too focused. I needed to forget about it, to… read more

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