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Rising Stars of the New Millenium (Part 2)

These young men and women express the insight, the work ethic,the commitment and the passion to lead us forward into what may well become a new “Golden Age” of the sport. I see an awful lot of talent and smarts in this group Shine on Twentysomethings! Click here for Part 1 Julia Johns, 24, breeder/owner/handler,… read more

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Rising Stars of the New Millenium (Part 1)

I hear a lot of folks decrying the woeful state of our sport populated, as I have been repeatedly assured by all-about-me millennials who never learned to work and requiring a participation ribbon for just showing up. I’ve even been known to mutter on this topic myself. Thus, it was with a bit of trepidation… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Being There for Our Pets

Guest Column by: Jennifer L. Amundsen Laura had great advice last week regarding preparation for emergencies—anticipating the possibility that you might be unable to care for your dogs, either at home or while traveling. As a follow-up, she asked me to provide information about additional advance planning that you can and should do to ensure that… read more

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The AKC Announces 2016’s Breeder of the Year Group Honorees

The American Kennel Club is thrilled to announce breeding programs from the Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting andHerding groups as 2016 AKC Breeder of the Year group honorees. “We are proud to honor some of the nation’s finest breeders with this award,” said Dennis Sprung, AKC President and CEO. “The dogs that carry the… read more

AKC Judge Opens Owner Handling Mentoring Program

DOG SHOW MENTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2016 Lee Whittier, Founder DogShowMentor@gmail.com 802.369.0380   PRESS RELEASE AKC judge opens owner-handler mentoring program October 30, 2016 Vancouver, WA – Many dog world insiders are lamenting the sad state of American Kennel Club dog shows, and while Judge Lee Whittier recognizes the issues, she also rejoices… read more

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Are You Ashamed to Admit to Being a Dog Breeder?

If so you aren’t alone. In the past 30 plus years, the relentless propaganda of the animal rights movement has presented dog breeders in a very negative light. They have brainwashed the public that there is a “pet overpopulation” and that every puppy bred by a breeder “kills” a shelter dog. Nothing could be further… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – The Words No One Wants to Hear — In Case of Emergency

None of us, really, want to consider our own or a loved one’s demise or destiny. It’s pretty much human nature to tell the Reaper to kiss off. Reality checks are invariably unsettling and often life changing. It was a pretty normal busy dog show Sunday, right up until I had a call from my… read more

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As The Wheels Turn – Front and Center

The following is a reprint of an article I wrote for my national breed magazine. Front assemblies are so poorly understood on such a large scale, that I thought perhaps more readers would find this of interest. While not all breeds should have a 90-degree shoulder, this piece has application and description that is useful… read more

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Being Smart About Those First Dog Shows

By now, you have figured out that I am all about making sure that dog shows are fun for dogs.  It’s only fair that if we are going to ask our dogs to participate in a sport with us, that we make sure that they enjoy it.  Not only is it the only ethical way… read more

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Pedigree Walk Will Defy Negative Press

‘It’s Good News Week, someone’s dropped a bomb somewhere contaminating atmosphere and blackening the sky’ – these are the opening lines from the biggest hit of British band Hedgehoppers Anonymous back in 1965.   The song takes a satirical swipe at the media’s all-consuming obsession with bad news and the lyrics couldn’t be more apt… read more

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