Terriers

Ranger was AKC registered as a Norwich Terrier, and sired numerous litters. Photo courtesy of the NTCA.

The Loss of Integrity of the Norwich Terrier Registry – Cairn Terriers Registered as Norwich Terriers

Members of the Norwich Terrier Club of America have for a number of years been working to monitor dogs that are registered with AKC as Norwich, as well as Norwich puppies being sold on the Internet, because in the past they have found dogs registered as Norwich Terriers that they believe are Cairn Terriers or… read more

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AKC’s Next New Breed – The Russell Terrier

The Terrier Group at AKC shows will welcome a new contender on June 27, 2012. The Russell Terrier has been in the Miscellaneous class since January 2010, and since then, the small, sturdy dogs have been seen at many shows around the country. The Russell Terrier breed descends from the working terrier stock that the… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The West Highland White Terrier

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

Breeder Buzzwords – The Irish Terrier

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

Everybody Loves Elvis

Penn Oak Love Me Tender, otherwise known as Elvis, is a spry four-year old Norfolk Terrier with a career busy enough to rival that of his superstar namesake. Frank Rogers of Merchantville, NJ, bred the little dog and placed him with Patti and Marty Shenkman of Tenafly. Patti had seen ‘Coco,’ Ch. Cracknor Cause Celebre,… read more

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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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Sealy + Scottie = Cesky

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz Few are the breeds that can trace their exact origin back to an original breeding pair – the Cesky Terrier is one that can. The Cesky – pronounced, “chess-key” – was created in the Czech Republic by Frantisek Horak and is latest breed to join the Terrier Group. The breed’s silky… read more

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The Top Best-in-Show-Winning Terrier of All Time

By Christi McDonald 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.   Among the seven Groups, the contest for top Best-in-Show winner has been most hotly contested in Terriers. The first Terrier to reach the pinnacle… read more

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Legends Lost: Two Extraordinary Brits Laid to Rest

By Christi McDonald The purebred dog world lost two of its brightest stars, both imports from the United Kingdom, when, in late October and early November 2011, the Kerry Blue Terrier, Eng. Am. Ch. Torum’s Scarf Michael, and the Norfolk Terrier bitch, Eng. Am. Ch. Cracknor Cause Celebre, died just a week apart. MICK “Mick is a… read more

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Dogs on the Walls

New York gallery mounts Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge exhibit. By Christi McDonald The William Secord Gallery, located in New York City, is a popular annual destination for many fanciers when they visit Manhattan in February each year for Westminster. Bill Secord is a recognized authority – in fact the authority worldwide – on 19th century dog… read more

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