Trio of Hat Tricks

If last week had a shortage of multiple BIS winners, this week has more than made up for it. It’s a rare week where there are three dogs getting a hat trick, three shows in one stop. The country’s Number Two Dog All Breeds, the Miniature Pinscher, GCH CH Marlex Classic Red Glare, a Florida… read more


Biggest Weekend of the Year

Just about everywhere you turned this week there were dog shows. We have had six straight days of shows, 42 all-breed shows in 15 different locations. If that’s not enough, consider that we still have shows going on in Montana and Virginia. Add in the big Terrier gathering in Long Beach, the Great Western Terrier… read more


Road Trip!

As I reviewed the results this week, I was reminded of one aspect of the sport I have not really participated in – the extended road trip. I am, by nature, lazy. Well, my wife thinks I am lazy. I like to think I use my resources efficiently. Accordingly, when I take in a dog show… read more


12-Show Winning Streak Ends

I’m not sure most people noticed, but this weekend we saw the end of one of the longest winning streaks of the past several years. On Sunday in Topsfield MA, the French Bulldog, GCH CH Bella Ridge Imperiale Shady Harbor Mafia Campcovo, took the BIS at the Middlesex County Kennel Club show, ending the 12-show… read more


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

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