Terriers

Smoky, Yorkshire Terrier and WWII Working K9

Smoky, a four-pound Yorkshire terrier, went to war by happenstance. She was found in New Guinea near an American military base in 1944. No one was going to send home a lost dog, no matter how tiny.  She soon embedded with a unit of the U.S. 5th Air Force and was adopted by one of the photographers… read more

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Therein Lies a Tail

It is the morning after the biggest dog show in the world, Crufts, and the social media is abuzz with endless comments about the show, the Scottish terrier that won Best in Show, and the “horrid” handler that abused the poor dog in the Best in Show ring. Her sin? She picked the dog up… read more

Crufts Best in Show 2015

With titles from across the world adding Best in Show at Crufts to a long list of achievements was the Scottish Terrier GCh Mcvan’s To Russia With Love. In the past two days the Scottie, owned by Mariana Khenkina and handled by Rebecca Cross who has campaigned her in the US, has been declared the… read more

Breed Spotlight: The Charming Dandie Dinmont Terrier

AKC Gazette breed column: Survival of this rare terrier breed depends on getting the word out to potential owners about the Dandie’s charm and personality. Everyone smiles when they see a Dandie Dinmont Terrier. They can’t help it. Whether on show grounds, sidewalks, or parks, the smiles are always there. The general public will ask,… read more

A Salute to Top Dog WFT "Oliver"

THE RECORD for best in show wins at UK all-breeds championship shows was broken at Driffield last weekend when the Wire Fox Terrier Ch Travella Striking Steel won his 19th such award. Previously, the record was held by the Hungarian Vizsla Sh Ch/Aus Ch Hungargunn Bear Itn Mind, who won his 18th BIS at Crufts… read more

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Winifred Stout Named 2013 AKC Breeder Of the Year

New York, NY — Winifred Stout of Foster, Rhode Island was presented with the 2013 AKC Breeder of the Year Award for her Quissex Smooth Fox Terriers at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on Sunday, December 15, 2013. The annual award recognizes the hard work and commitment of breeders dedicated to improving the health, temperament and… read more

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My Favorite Things – Inspiration

One of my favorite aspects of being part of purebred dogs is remembering the people who inspired me, when I was young, to continue in the sport. As a kid who grew up around the Terrier rings, of course there were lots of great Terrier men who were inspiring, but there was one woman that… read more

A Weekend To Remember

The Jacksonville Dog Fanciers Association shows in Ocala, Florida won’t be something one set of sisters will forget for a very, very long time. I thought that the dog fancy should share in that weekend with them. Michelle Bryant and Sandy Carter are sisters and breed Staffordshire Bull Terriers in Florida. I was judging the… read more

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The Greatest Dog That Ever Lived

Think you know a great dog when you see one? Of course you do! If you’re a dog show junkie (and we know you are) you’ve seen more than your fair share of “great ones” over the years. Heck, you may have bred, owned or shown a great one yourself. “Great” dogs come in many… read more

Boykin Spaniel. Photo © Boykin Spaniel Club and Breeders Association of America.

It’s a Great Day to Celebrate Our American-Made Breeds

The United States is sometimes referred to as a cultural melting pot, a place where immigrants from around the world come together to form an entirely original society. Although this metaphor has been challenged in recent years, it cannot be denied that America’s roots stretch in the direction of every nation on Earth. The migration… read more

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