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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

The Story of the Crufts 2014 Group Winners and Junior Handlers

What an amazing line-up will greet Crufts best in show judge Jack Bispham this evening – and there is still one more finalist yet to be decided, today’s gundog group winner. From the first day we have Frank Kane’s choice to head the working group, Robert and Donna Taylor’s homebred Rottweiler male Ch Minaelea’s Black… read more

The 27th Annual UKC Winter Classic

The 27th Annual UKC Winter Classic was held in Batesville, MS January 23-25, 2014. There are two nights of hunting and the bench show has grown so large that it is now held over the two days. On Friday, there were 127 dogs entered. This included the dogs in the Top Ten competition, Dual Champions… read more

An Owner Handler Experience At Eukanuba

On my bucket list has been to show on the blue carpet at Eukanuba (note – not pushing for the TV version and being in the group, simply hoping to make it there at all). To make it an “honest” venture – I felt it had to be by invitation. So I was thrilled when… read more

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"Matisse" Wins Best In Show At Annual AENC & Day Two Judging

Dateline: Orlando Top breeders, top Judges, top dogs and an enthusiastic audience entered the main ring last night to win the largest purse in the Sport but more importantly, to win the coveted top spot on the trophy for one year. Last night’s event will be one for the ages as the World Challenge Dog,… read more

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AKC Eukanuba National Championship Day 1

Dateline: Orlando Forget the Mouse House this week, Orlando has gone to the dogs. It’s been a terrific week as the top dogs from around the world meet on the blue carpet. More than 4000 dogs will compete for top prizes and to earn top spot on the coveted Trophy. Yesterday’s judging awarded ribbons to… read more

Breeder Buzzwords – The Entlebucher Mountain Dog

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog, also known as the Entlebucher Cattle Dog and the Entlebucher Sennenhund, is one of four Sennenhund (herding dogs) developed in the Swiss Alps. The Entlebucher, Appenzeller Sennenhund, Bernese Mountain Dog and Greater Swiss Mountain Dog are all tri-colored dogs originally put to work on dairy farms throughout several Swiss communities. Entlebuch… read more

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Colorado Artist Colors Our World

Suzanne Schirra has been drawn to art since she was a child using crayons. “My work has always been about vivid, bold color. In painting dogs,” she says, “I aim to capture their expressions precisely, then add intensity through my use of color.” In fact it is her use of bright colors, combined with the… read more

The Guisachan Gathering 2013

A sea of 222 Golden Retrievers, their owners and enthusiasts descended on a derelict old building in a remote part of the Highlands of Scotland. But it was not just any old building, it is the remains of Guisachan House, the iconic birthplace of the breed. The Golden Retriever Club of Scotland (GRCS) hosted a… read more

Breeder Buzzwords – The Tibetan Terrier

Take a look at the Tibetan Terrier and you’re likely seeing one of the world’s oldest breeds of domesticated dog. Recent DNA analysis confirms its ancient roots on “The Roof of the World,” though legend and romance remain a large part of the breed’s biographical record. In “The Tibetan Terrier Book,” published in 1984 by… read more

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