Breeder Buzzwords – The Lakeland Terrier

The Lake District is a mountainous region of northwest England that gave rise to one of Britain’s prototypical Terriers. Descended from the area’s indigenous Fell Terrier, the Lakeland has worked in and around the rocky crags of local farms for generations. One of the oldest working Terriers still in existence today, the Lakeland was bred… read more


Breeder Buzzwords – The Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Bull and Terrier breeds are extremely popular companions throughout the world, and perhaps none is better designed – or more maligned – for the job as is the highly intelligent and affectionate Staffordshire Bull Terrier. In most English-speaking countries the “Staffy Bull” or “Stafford,” as fans sometimes refer to the breed, is well-known among… read more

Wood Wornall enjoys a carefree moment with family and friends before Group judging at the 2012 Montgomery County Kennel Club show in Blue Bell, Pa.: From left are Christian Rangel, Jenny Rangel, Wood, Suzie Schafer and Andrew Peel. Photo by Kayla Bertagnolli.

Say Hello to Wood Wornall

The list of champions that professional handler Wood Wornall has piloted to record-breaking wins includes some of the most notable names of the late 20th century. ‘Snooty,’ ‘Billy’ and ‘Mick’ are just three of the names that he helped make famous throughout his 42-year career in dogs. Wood’s resume consists of hundreds of Best in… read more


Breeder Buzzwords – The Welsh Terrier

It’s not every day that a Terrier of one of the lesser-known breeds passes you by on the street. But this is not a particularly unusual occurrence in the town where I live. On any given day, I am apt to cross paths with a Kerry Blue, a Bedlington, a Dandie Dinmont, a Wire Fox,… read more


If Only Dogs Ran the Canine Country…

Today is the day to voice your opinion and vote for what you believe in, of course, but this whole election thing got me thinking that I personally would much rather be voting for dogs. So I decided to suggest some potential doggie candidates that I think, in the dog world, would do a great… read more


Breeder Buzzwords – The Bull Terrier

In Richard Harding Davis’, “The Bar Sinister,” published in 1903 by Charles Scribner’s Sons, the protagonist is a Bull Terrier named Kid that overcomes his rough-and-tumble beginnings as a street fighter to become a much-celebrated bench champion. The rags-to-riches tale, told from the dog’s point of view, highlights the strong will and exuberant nature of the… read more

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Say Hello to Ernesto Lara

Ernesto Lara’s journey toward becoming an all-breed professional handler began with an act of valor. While visiting an aunt in his hometown of Mexico City, the quiet 13-year-old overcame his fear of dogs in an instant by preventing a fight between the woman’s Airedale Terrier and another dog. “I didn’t think about it,” Ernesto says,… read more


How I Compete with the Pros

I grew up showing horses, and didn’t experience the world of dog shows until I was an adult. My first show dog was an English Setter. The breeder of this dog interviewed my husband, Russ, and me, and even made a home visit before selling us Chip. He came to us with a few points… read more


Breeder Buzzwords – The Bedlington Terrier

The distinctive appearance of the Bedlington Terrier sets it apart from every other breed of dog. So unique is this racy ratter’s make and shape that many who meet the breed for the first time think they’re seeing a lamb instead of a dog. But make no mistake; the Bedlington is no lamb. The breed’s… read more


Breeder Buzzwords – The Scottish Terrier

Her name was Sassie. She belonged to the family of a childhood friend and was not especially well-liked by her neighbors. Though small, she was mighty and ruled her piece of this world with absolute authority. She had a big mouth and an even bigger bark. Everyone who met her had trouble deciding which was… read more

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