Live from Louisville

Blogger In Chief Billy Wheeler is live in Louisville for four days to give you The Back Story on the Kentuckiana Cluster. Check back regularly as he updates this blog. To see photographs of winners and the day’s results, click on the blue Kentuckiana logo at the top of the page. Louisville Kennel Club: Sunday,… read more


Lots of Louisville

Day One is over in Louisville and I am recovering from a day of dog show gluttony. I got an early start and managed to stop by several of the breed rings during the first couple of hours. As I have noted, Louisville is one of the stops of the season where you expect to… read more


Let’s Get the Louisville Party Started!

Photos by Christina Freitag The fun has begun at the 2012 Kentuckiana Cluster in Louisville. It commenced on Wednesday, March 14, with six big specialty shows, and the four all-breed shows begin today with the Mid-Kentucky Kennel Club. Every year Louisville, Ky., in March is such an exciting place to be, because not only do… read more


A Day Without a Dog

I’m a bit late checking in with you today as I have spent the day traveling to Louisville, KY, for the Kentuckiana Cluster. I had intended to get an early start, but a series of early morning phone calls delayed my departure. I am finally here in Louisville for four days of dog show fun…without… read more

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Group Leaders

After 10 weeks of competition this year, our rankings are starting to take form. If you read my blog, Dog Show Poop (and you should!), you know that I update the national Top Ten rankings every week. What a lot of people do not know is that I follow the Top 100 closely. Because it… read more


Loving Louisville

I love Louisville, Next week I will be Louisville KY for the Kentuckiana Cluster, traditionally the biggest weekend of the season. Now, the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship week may actually have more entries, but the restriction to champions and grand champions, means that there are only three all breed shows open to all. In 2010, the… read more


We Have Video!

As much as I wax nostalgic for the “good old days” in the dog game, I have to face the fact that I am addicted to modern technology. Let’s face it, you would not be reading my rambling ruminations were it not for the blogosphere, Facebook & Twitter. One of the additions to our Internet… read more

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New Faces This Weekend

I love this time of year on the dog show calendar, post-Westminster. Many of the multi-BIS winners have traded in weekends on the road for romps in the backyard, chasing squirrels rather than breed records. As last year’s A-listers fade from the scene, new faces start to emerge. This past weekend gave a glimpse of… read more


Louisville, Here We Come!

For the past several years, the Kentuckiana Cluster of dog shows, held in Louisville, Ky., in March, have been America’s largest dog shows, with entries of 2,300 to over 2,900 dogs each day. The popularity of the cluster is warranted, and there’s still time to make plans to go this year – entries close on… read more