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Good Eats Near MSG!

Looking for good eats near MSG during Westminster week? Who isn’t? BISD has compiled a list of must try restaurants and pubs from cafe’s to elegant dining and everything in between. The Breslin With all that scene and style at the anchor canteen of the Ace Hotel in the heart of the newly emerged NoMad… read more

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2016 National Championship Judging Panel Now Available

The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) and Royal Canin are pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2016 National Championship to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18, 2016. The 2016 event will showcase the top national and international dogs and will also… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – The Magic that Is THE Garden

“My friends are making dinner reservations at fancy restaurants in Little Italy and booking Broadway shows….. I’m all, hey, I’m getting on an airplane, doesn’t that count?” Seriously, ramping up to the Garden is always exciting, nervous making, thrilling, tedious, awe-inspiring and anxiety-inducing. Dreams of spot lights and green carpet get mixed up with nightmares… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Fairy Tales and the Judging Corps

Judge A and Judge B walk in to a dog show. Judge A studies standards, works a full-time job, breeds her own dogs to the standard of the breed, judges multiple venues, considers dog shows a place to evaluate breeding stock and places dogs with that in mind. Judge B judges dog shows full-time, hasn’t… read more

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As The Wheels Turn – Kids and Dogs

Kids and dogs make the world go ‘round. The cuteness factor is undeniable. In fact, basic Advertising 101 includes an entire chapter on incorporating kids and animals for maximum impact in a product launch. At AKC dog shows, the generational aspect of dog people having children, raising them at the shows and watching them continue… read more

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Line Breeding Myths and Italian Greyhounds

As anyone who has researched their symptoms of an illness online would tell you the internet isn’t always the best place to obtain information! And the same is true when it comes to pedigree dogs; the net is a veritable minefield of inaccuracies and misinformation (as the writer of a recent article concerning Pugs in… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – I wouldn’t feed that to my dog!

Dog shows are teeming with foodies — of the discerning and, perhaps, not so vigilant variety. Far too many folks seem to subsist wholly on bad “show” food… Greasy nasty cheeseburgers, greasier fries, soda, energy drinks, doughnuts, gallons of coffee, and the occasional olive on a pizza slice for balance. Eek! We’d die before we… read more

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Pet Guests for the Holidays

Holidays in our family wouldn’t be the same without pets: standard poodles in reindeer antlers, a pit bull in a fisherman’s sweater and light up Christmas collar, an otherwise proper relative (identity hidden to avoid coal in my stocking this year) startled into yelling “Crotch Dog!” at the holiday feast. Ah, the memories. Then, there… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – It’s a Dog’s Life

I had an interesting conversation recently with a gal whose dog placed last in his class four days running. She asked for an honest evaluation of the dog, which I provided. And then she said, “Poor guy.” As if somehow the yellow or white ribbon was going to give him a complex. This isn’t a… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Education is the key — to everything

A few months ago we talked about brain-storming. The concept of throwing out ideas with no judgement and waiting to see what “stuck to the wall,” as they say. One of the fortunate rewards of that article was a fascinating conversation with Paul Lepiane, editor of Poodle Variety. He opened for me a whole new… read more

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