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Pluis Eukanuba

AKC Breeder of the Year Uses Dog Skills for a Better World

“Gob-smacked” is how Pluis Davern describes feeling the moment she learned she was named AKC Breeder of the Year. The founder of a “boutique” kennel of Sussex Spaniels in Royal Oaks, Calif., she describes that memorable moment as “surreal. I thought of my fellow nominees and those breeders who’ve been nominated before me. Being chosen… read more

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Group Realignment

The Simon and Garfunkel song, “At the Zoo,” notes that “Orangutans are skeptical of changes in their cages.” That pretty much describes me and the dog game. I would just as soon that the dog game be as it was in the 1960s when I first started going to shows. However, even this anachronism will… 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

Why 'Breeder Buzzwords?'

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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Can You Say Xoloitzcuintli?

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz It takes some time to learn to pronounce the name of one of the Non-Sporting breeds that will enter Westminster Kennel Club dog show rings for the first time this year. But break Xoloitzcuintli down a few times to “show-low-eats-queen-tlee,” or “show-low” for short, and it’s a snap. This hairless dog… 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

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2011 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship – BEST IN SHOW

GCH Jaset’s Satisfaction – Standard Poodle Handled by Ann Rairigh Owned by Beth Harris & Michel Molnar & Jamie Danburg Bred by Sandra Tompkins & Chris Bailey Best In Show judged by Mrs. Robert D. Smith The Non-Sporting Group judged by Mr. Frank T. Sabella Best of Variety judged by Mrs. Michele L. Billings

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

2011 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship – TERRIER GROUP WINNERS Photos

1st Place – Wire Fox Terrier – GCH CH Steele Your Heart 2nd Place – Smooth Fox Terrier – GCH CH Slyfox Sneak’s A Peek 3rd Place – Skye Terrier – GCH CH Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman 4th Place – Border Terrier – GCH CH Meadowlake Simply Sinful

2011 AENC – Day 2 Bred By Winners – Photos

1st Place – Boxer – GCH CH Breho Fortuity Shared Treasure 1st Place – Border Terrier – GCH CH Meadowlake Simply Sinful 1st Place – Belgian Tervuren – GCH CH Sky Acres Flying Solo

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