What’s It All About

What Makes a Great Competitor?

What makes a competitor great? I’ve been mulling this question over for quite a while. Because I think, at the heart of it, a great competitor is composed of much more than just what can be gleaned from the surface. Is it based solely on results? On how many nationals/ invitationals/ tryouts/ worlds an individual… read more

AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Judge Change

Mrs. Kathleen B. Kolbert will take over the assignment of Mrs. Sari B. Tietjen due to illness. Mrs. Kolbert will now judge the following breeds: English Toy Spaniels (King Charles & Ruby), English Toy Spaniels (Blenheim & Prince Charles), Japanese Chin, Toy Fox Terriers, Cotons de Tulear, Poodles (Miniature), Poodles (Standard).

Be Satisfied

This thought process occurred on the flight home– between hour-late departures out of Houston and racing down the concourse to the connecting flight. The urge to write always seems to strike at the most inopportune moments. Like driving, or at work, or at 2am, or when the battery of my phone is close to dying… read more

The 2015 Morris & Essex Kennel Club Judges, Specialties, & Supporteds Lists Revealed

SOMERSET, NJ – The curtain rises on one of the dog show world’s most carefully guarded secrets: Morris & Essex Kennel Club President Wayne Ferguson, due to overwhelming requests, has decided to release the judge’s list months earlier than in past years. “We are releasing the names in October because, for the first time in… read more

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Treat/Retreat: a Strategy for Introducing Your Reactive Dog to Houseguests

Folks sometimes hire me to help with dogs who feel threatened or frightened by strangers entering their homes. These dogs bark, growl, snap or otherwise display signs of fear-based aggression on encountering new people. Owners sometimes attempt to have guests hand the dog a treat, but find that this earnest attempt at establishing a human/canine… read more

It Takes A Village

As I sit here in Boise, Idaho for the four day cluster with many of the top dogs in the country here battling it out for the top ribbons, it all seems so unimportant to me. I have always said that dogs, while they are our pride and joy and we wish them to live… read more

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Junior Handler Edition

Best In Show Daily is pleased to publish the  Junior Handlers’ Edition, our newest publication dedicated exclusively to Juniors. JHE will publish weekly and highlight different Juniors from around the Country. Each week, we’ll select five accomplished Juniors, letting them tell in their own words & own formats what makes them “tick”. Our next group of Juniors… read more

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As The Wheels Turn

“Hey Jude, don’t make it bad, Take a sad song and make it better” Just the other day I ran across a most disturbing article in Dog News. In it, licensed AKC judge James Tomsic assured the readers that pretty much every single problem facing dog shows today could be traced to the bad influence… read more

Junior Handlers Edition

Best In Show Daily is pleased to announce the debut of Junior Handlers’ Edition, our newest publication dedicated exclusively to Juniors. JHE will publish weekly and highlight different Juniors from around the Country. Each week, we’ll select five accomplished Juniors, letting them tell in their own words & own formats what makes them “tick”. Our… read more

As The Wheels Turn – Yondering

Yondering… Nighttime on Interstate 40, coming in to Albuquerque from the west. It’s pitch black and clear, with a full moon rising. The sky is so dark and the moon is so bright, it appears as if a halogen beam is shining through a hole drilled in ebony. It’s December and cold. Approaching single digits…. read more

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