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Breeder Bulletin – Jennifer Kofron, Sun Devil Curlies

Jennifer Kofron, Sun Devil Curlies An interview with Jennifer Kofron. Jennifer talks about her success in the breed, how form to function is key, and her recent trip to Australia. Where are you located? We are located in Brighton, Wisconsin. A small, rural town in Western Kenosha County. What is your kennel’s slogan/motto/goal? I always… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – In a World Gone Mad…

Everything is politicized, polarized and pontificated upon. Discussion and moderate are words rapidly disappearing from the English language in this country. Fear and loathing lead the way in every media outlet. Difference, whether of opinion or appearance or culture, is vilified. Even presenting rational, educated commentary makes one a target, so few are willing to… read more


They have haunted me the last three weekends. Every run I find myself mentally calculating the maximum number of points I think will be possible to earn. I wonder how tightly the judge has wheeled the course and what that means for us. I never thought like this before– ever, ever. It has snaked its… read more

Amanda & Vito Ciaravino – Interview

An interview with Amanda & Vito Ciaravino. Amanda & Vito discuss proudest moments in their career, maintaining active hobbies in their down time, and the importance of family. BISD: How long have you been handling? A/V: Vito has been handling for over 25 years, and Amanda has been handling for over 15 years. Who is… read more

Owner Handlers: Why Do We Go to Nationals?

When talking to regular (ie not dog show) people, I always have a difficult time relaying just how big our National Specialty is. I’ve tried sports analogies like the US Open (golf or tennis, take your pick); or, the Olympics (but every year). That is usually met with a polite smile. I have tried entertainment… read more


Introducing Best In Show Daily's New Digital Magazine

Welcome everyone to our inaugural edition of Best In Show Daily Magazine. For the last four years, Best In Show Daily has grown from a community in single digits to now the largest multi-channel, multimedia, online-only publication covering the world of purebred dogs with in-depth coverage of shows, performance events, health, politics, and essays from… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Under the Big Top

I was introduced to the joy of traveling to National specialties in my teens. The 1985 Clumber Spaniel Club of America National Specialty. Two teenagers and two cranky parents. And you thought the Chevy Chase “Vacation” movie was fictional…. Four people. Four Clumbers. A big, stick shift maroon Dodge van that Dad built crates into,… read more



What’s a smuggle? Harry Potter had his “muggles” who didn’t quite get it. Dog breeders have our “smuggles”.  A smuggle is a breeder who believes THEIR breeding is superior to everyone else and they are very SMUG about it. They believe that everyone should strive to attain THEIR level of superiority and if they don’t… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Lost Dog found…

Ours is a story to which every single dog lover can relate. Either you have lost a dog or you live in perpetual fear of the day it happens to you. TiMI, the light of my life and last year’s #1 GWP, had gone to visit my friend and Spinone client in Carson City, NV… read more

The Secret Lives of Veterinarians

There are dozens of peculiar and fascinating things about your veterinarian that you’ve probably never considered. And certainly these aren’t concepts they would ever bring up with you in routine conversation. As with most professions, the perception of a typical “day in the life” of a veterinarian differs greatly from what transpires in reality. Here’… read more

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