Sporting

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Breeder Buzzwords – The Vizsla

A thousand years ago, the ancestor of today’s Vizsla had already found its place as hunting partner with the nomadic people of the Greater Hungarian Kingdom. Magyar Vizslas (Hungarian Pointers) have worked alongside hunter and herder ever since, tracking and pointing wounded game. So successful was the partnership that the dogs were eventually welcomed into… read more

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An Owner-Handler Who’s Living Her Dreams

The American Kennel Club announced last December that, “to celebrate the dedication and enthusiasm of owner-handler exhibitors,” it would implement a new program called the AKC Owner-Handler Series, which began in January 2012. The stated purpose of this new offering is “to showcase quality dogs at a series of special competitions offered at dog shows… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The Chesapeake Bay Retriever

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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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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Breeder Buzzwords – The Pointer

By Dan Sayers 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… read more

Christi McDonald

Tuesday Night’s Westminster Finale

The Tuesday evening activities began at Madison Square Garden amid an air of eager anticipation. Three Group winners were left to be selected before the 2012 Best in Show winner would be crowned. Judge Terry Stacy officiated the first Group of the evening. What he did not find in his Sporting Group line-up was the… read more

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The Top Best-in-Show-Winning Sporting Dog of All Time

Editor’s note: Determining the top AKC winners in any category is an inexact science. We explain why in a companion article: Biggest BIS Winner Tough To Call. The top Best In Show winning Sporting dog of all time is the Pointer bitch, Ch. Cookieland’s Seasyde Hollyberry. ‘Holly’ is the product of two all-breed Best In… 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

Breeder Buzzwords – The Irish Red and White Setter

Known by many as the “other” Setter throughout the 20th century, the Irish Red and White Setter has gone from near total obscurity to become one of the Sporting Group’s most stylish and capable birddogs. According to the Irish Red and White Setter Association of America, the setting Spaniels of the Emerald Isle were originally… read more

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