Herding

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A recent weekend saw a big four-day cluster in upstate New York – the Wine Country circuit. Our first ever litter of Belgian Tervurens was not quite 7 months old, and five of the pups were making their conformation debuts. The results from the weekend were an incredible tribute to my daughter’s research in doing the… read more

The Australian Cattle Dog is a willing worker with a devotion to duty. Photo © Elisabeth Hammerschmid/Dreamstime.

Breeder Buzzwords – The Australian Cattle Dog

On a crisp autumn afternoon many years ago, I met a young lady and her curiously colored pup as they strolled through the neighborhood. Although plenty of dogs were out and about with their owners that day, this pair was hard to miss in their eye-catching camouflage coats. Hers was a standard issue army surplus… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The Cardigan Welsh Corgi

The former kingdom known as Ceredigion in mid-west Wales is the birthplace of the colorful companion and useful worker known as the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. The name Corgi is an Anglicization of the Welsh “cor gi,” a phrase sometimes translated as “dwarf dog.” Though short on leg, these ancient herding dogs have a long history… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The Border Collie

In the 1995 film, “Babe,” the protagonist piglet avoids becoming dinner by acting like a sheepdog. The intelligent little porcine’s good fortune is having a canine role model that some believe is the smartest of all dog breeds – the Border Collie. The film’s story of friendship and self-discovery – as told through the voices… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The Rough Collie

Breeders of purebred dogs speak a language all their own. Wherever they gather, at dog shows, seminars or in chat rooms, words and phrases are used that have very narrow definitions. Their usage makes it difficult for a novice to fully participate in the conversation, and all but impossible for the general public to follow… read more

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Monday Night at Westminster Kennel Club 2012

The first night of judging at the 136th Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Monday, February 13, 2012, included the finals of the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups. Viewers of the television broadcast were no doubt delighted when the USA Network’s broadcast opened with a visit with ‘Hickory,’ last year’s Best in Show winner,… read more

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Finnish Lapphunds to Herd Ribbons, Not Reindeer

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz Look for eight Finnish Lapphunds at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show this year. They won’t exactly have roamed from various points around the country as they did when the Sami, a tribe of semi-nomadic people roamed over Lapland – northern Finland, Sweden, and part of Russia. The show Lappies will… read more

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Four Entlebuchers to Bound into Westminster Ring

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the smallest, most agile, and perhaps the busiest of the four Swiss mountain breeds, but like the Bernese and Greater Swiss Mountain dogs and Appenzeller Sennenhund, it shows off the same black, white and brown tuxedo markings. Four Entlebuchers will make the breed’s presence known for… read more

DSSA Issues Poll on Proposed AKC Groups Realignment

AKC delegates will vote on March 13 whether to recommend to the board of directors that the current seven Groups be further split into 11. The realignment of breeds would make major changes to the Hound, Sporting and Working Groups. Hounds would be divided into Sight Hounds and Scent Hounds, the Sporting breeds would move… read more

2011 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship – Group Summary Results

THE SPORTING GROUP Group Placements 1st Place – Cocker Spaniel Black – GCH CH Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction 2nd Place – Pointer – GCH CH Chesterhope Sharp As 3rd Place – Weimaraner – GCH CH Northwoods Send Money Honey 4th Place – Irish Setter – GCH CH Greengate The Boss At Beaubriar RN Bred by Exhibitor… read more

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