Hitting 100 Is a Good Thing

I am staying over in California for a couple of days before heading home to Tennessee. This was a weekend to linger over. While the Woofstock cluster is one of the most enjoyable dog show experiences I have had, there were lots of other important happenings around the dog world. First among those were the… read more

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Woofstock Watch Day Four

It’s a cool 60 degrees here at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo CA, where the Contra Costa County Kènnel Club is hosting the last day of Woofstock. Mr. Weatherman promises that temperatures will rise no more than 10, 11 degrees, perfect weather for a doggy day. I’m going to take advantage of the cool… read more

Woofstock Watch Day Three

If you only do one day at Woofstock, Saturday is the day.  Everyone is dressed in their most creative hippie-era costumes (photos to follow), and almost 2,500 dogs are here to laugh at the people. We have a cool start to what will be a moderately hot day (mid-80s). 8:00 AM When I arrived at… read more


Make It to These Marquee Shows

As I await my plane to take me to California for a week of peace, love & dogs with the four-show cluster known as Woofstock, I am thinking of how this hippie-themed canine fun fest reached the level of “marquee.” Marquee shows are shows that everyone has heard of, that draw dogs from across the… read more


Cane Corso BIS!

Last month I told you about some of the breeds that I thought were overdue for a Best in Show. I am happy to report, however, that the biggest news of the week comes in from Biloxi MS where the Cane Corso, GCH CH Liberty’s Armed and Dangerous, won the first Best in Show for… read more


Woofstock by the Numbers

Pressing family issues have kept me close to home since Westminster, but next week I will be in the San Francisco Bay Area for the always fun Woofstock. It’s a four-show cluster held in Vallejo CA on the north shore of San Francisco Bay and hosted by the Lake County Kennel Club and the Contra… read more


Memorial Day Remembered

Most of my life I looked forward to the Memorial Day weekend as the beginning of summer. As a child, the weekend meant the first of four family picnic gatherings. We would always gather at my grandmother’s house for Memorial Day, then her birthday in June, again on July 4th and finally for Labor Day…. read more


Brave, New World

I see last week’s World Dog Show as one of the four premier canine events held each year, with the Westminster Kennel Club Show, the Crufts dog show and the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, being the others. Each year we see increased competition by Americans in Europe and vice versa. As we hurtle toward mid-century, this… read more

The Hungarian Old English Sheepdog,  Bottom Shaker My Secret, owned by József Koroknai of Hungary, was Best in Show under judge Dr. Tamás Jakkel. All photos by Karl Donvil.

Old English Sheepdog Wins World Dog Show 2013

The 2013 World Dog Show concluded yesterday in Budapest, Hungary, with the awarding of Best in Show by Dr. Tamás Jakkel to Old English Sheepdog Multi-Ch. Bottom Shaker My Secret, bred by Dr. István Szetmár, owned by József Koroknai and handled by Zsolt Hano. A press conference was held at the Hungexpo with new FCI… read more

Dog lovers from throughout Hungary and beyond have traveled to the Hungexpo in Budapest to attend the 2013 World Dog Show. All photos by Karl Donvil.

World Dog Show Day Two – Budapest, Hungary

It was somewhat cloudy on the second day of the World Show, but no rain was to be expected. This is important, as at Hungexpo, the showground and the pavilions are not linked, and going from one hall to another means going outdoors. But so far, with the nice weather, this is the perfect place… read more

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