Show Spotlight

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Crufts entry highest for four years

MORE THAN 21,500 dogs are entered at Crufts this year, the highest since 2010 when the total was 21,947. This year’s entry of 21,564 dogs, including the Obedience Championships and gamekeepers’ classes – but not the Agility Championships which have another 50 dogs – is an increase of nearly five per cent on 2013’s figure… read more

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Westminster: The Best In Show and Group Judges

Breaking News: The Westminster Kennel Club announced two substitutions to their 2014 Judge’s Panel. Mrs. Beverly Vics of Poinciana, FL is replacing Peter Baynes, judging Bullmastiffs, Cane Corsos, Chinooks, German Pinschers, Tibetan Mastiffs; and Mrs. Jacqueline Stacy of Chapel Hill, NC is replacing Mrs. Virginia Lyne, judging the Non-Sporting Group. An invitation to judge at… read more

An Owner Handler Experience At Eukanuba

On my bucket list has been to show on the blue carpet at Eukanuba (note – not pushing for the TV version and being in the group, simply hoping to make it there at all). To make it an “honest” venture – I felt it had to be by invitation. So I was thrilled when… read more

Share the Magic – Eukanuba Photo Galleries

Once again, AKC Eukanuba National Championship provided all the pageantry, passion, and thrills that we expect as fanciers. We invite you to view our photo galleries documenting this historic show.

Save the Date in 2015: The Fourth “Modern” Morris & Essex Kennel Club

There’s still nearly two years go to, but I can’t wait… Newer fanciers may not even have heard of Morris & Essex Kennel Club, the historical dog show event that’s held only once every five years, but that shouldn’t stop you from setting aside Thursday, October 1st, 2015 for a visit to this legendary show…. read more

The Guisachan Gathering 2013

A sea of 222 Golden Retrievers, their owners and enthusiasts descended on a derelict old building in a remote part of the Highlands of Scotland. But it was not just any old building, it is the remains of Guisachan House, the iconic birthplace of the breed. The Golden Retriever Club of Scotland (GRCS) hosted a… read more

Mechelen Entries Down Slightly

While last year’s August temperatures in Mechelen, Belgium, were almost unbearable for the International All Breed Dog Show, this year it was warm, but OK. And inside the Nekkerhalls, the dogs, handlers and visitors felt comfortable on both days. There was a loss in entries, but nothing to panic for. There were still 1,542 dogs… read more

Another Japan Story

May 3-5, 2013, set the ball rolling in Japan when a three-show cluster got under way in Hiroshima, the largest city on western Honchu Island, the largest island in Japan. Founded in 1589 on the Delta coastline of the Seto Inland Sea, this city had been under siege by several warlords. However, in 1871 the… read more

The Santa Barbara Experience

By now the results from the Santa Barbara dog show weekend on August 23-26, 2013, are old news to anyone who cares about these things. We know the Corgi beat the Wire the first two days, the Fox Terrier came back and won the Sunday show, and the last big ribbon of the weekend went to… read more

European Dog Show 2013 Day 2

The results for Day 1 of the European Dog Show in Geneva, Switzerland, finally came on the website during the night, but still no statistics as promised. But it was another day of sunshine and pleasant weather, and that made the start of the day more than OK. I forgot about the weekend schedule for… read more

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