What’s It All About

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


Age Is a State of Mind – Readers Choice

Dateline: Deland, Florida From time-to-time, Best In Show Daily checks in with handlers to see the world from their eyes. We’ve been following a young lady that’s been turning heads in Florida. This week, we put the Spotlight on Emily Cloudman, a golden retriever handler recently returned from the Golden Retriever Club of America’s National…. read more

The Krew Cleans Up and Is Crate Safe

This week, the Krew is off sniffing out great products to keep dogs fresh, safe, and tidy PetHead ($6.99-$12.99) www.pethead.com Problem: recommending products for your puppy, pet clients that aren’t overly complicated, and are fun to use. We love our pet clients. We want them to feel good about getting our puppies or retired dogs… read more

Poodle Day in California: A Very Different “Dog Show”

How many shows can you think of that attract more than 500 dogs of one single breed? Even the biggest national specialties seldom have that many canine participants, and most have far fewer. Yet it’s a fact that a very informal, single-breed charity event for Poodles that’s been held in California over the past four… read more


Krew's Reviews – Spotlight on Products

Introducing our newest Blogger Kristina Estlund.  Each week, Kristina and her happy pack of staffies will be reviewing products for simplifying a handler’s world, improving dog health & maintenance, dog safety, nutrition and playtime.   Relying on years of experience in the fancy, Kristina & her dog experts will pursue the question “is this really what… read more

A Life in Art: Debi Lampert-Rudman's Love Affair with Dogs

Purebred dogs are often described as “works of art” and we all talk of the “art” of breeding. Some people go a step further and truly have dogs and art as integral parts of their lives. Debi Lampert-Rudman is a perfect example of this. Debi grew up on a dairy farm with dogs of various… read more

Robin Nuttall

The Start of a New Dog Sport – Barn Hunt

I really didn’t intend to start a new dog sport. I don’t have the time for one thing, and for another I’m not exactly sure what I’m doing. I mean, yeah, I’ve been in dogs a long time, have trained and trialed in a lot of sports, been a club president, and I ran our… read more

Show Dogs – Therapy Dogs Training-Part 3

Before we look at what skills a good therapy dog will need it is important to note that a therapy dog is NOT a service dog. Service dogs train for months or more to perfect skills need to assist a person with specific disabilities. That may be as a diabetic or seizure alert dog, a… read more

Owner Handlers and the Two Minute Rule

It’s one of the first things we are taught when we start showing: in general, judges will take 2 minutes per dog to judge their assignment. Later you learn that this isn’t so much a tool to estimate when you are actually going in the ring, and more a real rule, the enforcement of which… read more

Take The Lead: 20 years of Helping Dog People – 2,500 Members, $3.5 Million in Aid

The dog fancy is not always for the faint of heart. The life blood of dog shows is competition, and since the success of anyone — dog or person — is predicated on the fact that others should lose, you might think those of us who are seriously involved in dog shows must be a… read more

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