Introducing The Berger Picard

Berger Picard history will be made July 1, 2015 as the Berger Picard officially enters the American Kennel Club Herding Group. The story of the Berger Picard began with the second Celtic invasion of Northern France around 400 BC; the modern breed is believed to be descended from dogs brought to the region by the… read more


Three Breeds to Debut at Westminster

This year the Westminster Kennel Club welcomes three new breeds to the green carpet: the Rat Terrier (entry 20), The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno (entry 8) and the Chinook (entry 4). We want to thank Westminster Kennel Club & the breed clubs for working with us to introduce our audience to these unqiue breeds. RAT TERRIER… read more

Christi McDonald

How a Breed Moves from AKC’s FSS to the Miscellaneous Class

How often do you see a breed of dog that you can’t quite identify? There are well over 300 recognized breeds of dogs in the world, and today it seems that American dog show enthusiasts are more likely than ever to come across a purebred dog unfamiliar to them. The American Kennel Club currently recognizes… 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