Past Dogs

The Dogs of Ronald Reagan

Ronald and Nancy Reagan were definitely “animal people” and had several dogs. Before, during, and after the presidency (spanning from 1981-89), Ronald Reagan also was frequently seen on horseback, often accompanied by Nancy. In 1987, the press was nearby when he was in Nebraska about to go off on a ride and he left them… read more

Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat Nor Gloom of Night

The recent winter weather sweeping through Wyoming and the rest of the country prompted me to think of how Dog People manage to arrive at the ring no matter what Mother Nature throws in our path. How many of you know folks who simply said, “well its storming so we are staying home?” How many… read more

Sinbad: Coast Guard Mascot

The story goes that in 1937 two Coast Guardsmen were returning to their ship, The U.S.S. George W. Campbell, that was at a dock in Staten Island. That night they carried with them a bag they were trying to conceal. Once in their bunk they opened the bag to reveal to some of the other… read more

A Champion Doberman Paves the Way for Dog-Friendly Hotels

In 1931 a Massachusetts executive, Colyar Dodson, was traveling to Russia on business. His wife was on shipboard with him, so to make the trip more enjoyable, they got off to visit at some of the ports where the ship docked. One of their stops was in Hamburg, Germany, a city that was well-known for… read more

The Afterglow Saga – Part 2 by Simon Parsons

Following their triumph at Crufts on Sunday night we thought it would be interesting to dig out this feature originally printed in the Dog World Annual in 2012 and written by Simon Parsons which charts the development and success of the Afterglow kennel. To read part one click here… Continued… For someone with Mike’s restless… read more

John Steinbeck's Poodle, Charley

By 1960 John Steinbeck (1902-1968) had achieved both fame and fortune. He and his third wife, Elaine, split their time primarily in New York City and Sag Harbor, and most of their trips were to Europe. Because Steinbeck had been ill the previous year, he began to re-consider how he wanted to spend the next… read more

The Top Best-in-Show-Winning Non-Sporting Dog of All Time - NonSportingTreson_1-3tb

The Top Best-in-Show-Winning Non-Sporting Dog 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.   Professional handlers Dennis McCoy and Randy Garren showed the white Standard Poodle, CH Whisperwind On A Carousel, to more than 100 Best in Shows, including the top… read more

The Top Best-in-Show-Winning Terrier of All Time -Terrier_Lacey_1_tb

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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The Top Best-in-Show-Winning Toy 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.” For many, many years, the Best in Show record in the Toy Group was held by the legendary Pekingese Ch. Chik T’Sun of Caversham, shown… 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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