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As the Wheels Turn – Perspective

I’m sitting in the passenger seat. Literally and figuratively, this is not a place I frequent. But this rare opportunity lets me see a whole new side of the road. At the moment, I have an excellent view of the nonexistent shoulder. We’re hurtling down the skinny little goat path known as Highway 140 winding… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

I first met the most adorable, smiling, “pug girls” at the Blackfoot, ID shows in 2011. I have watched them grow up, mostly from afar, for the last five years and remain tremendously impressed by their involvement with the fancy. At just 13 and 11 years old, Hunter and Taryn Sessions of Rigby, Idaho are… read more

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Overreach, Dark Motives, the Sad Case of Paul Upton and his German Shepherds

Picture if you will a hardworking man who has pulled himself up by his bootstraps from a childhood of poverty. He builds a successful kennel business from the ground up and runs that business for 30 years raising and showing dogs, training and boarding. This is a man who has never asked anyone for help…. read more

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Around the Dog World Looks Back at the ‘Greatest Dog Show on Earth’

THE LATEST episode of Around the Dog World is a big one! It features highlights of the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts 2016, and the Pawscars awards ceremony – the best part of five days spent at the NEC celebrating the very best, most successful and hard working exhibitors, breeders and judges who make this… read more

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Explosive-Detection K-9s Flock to US Airports, Subways in Wake of Brussels Attacks

If you live in or are traveling through a major U.S. city today, expect to see more working dogs on the way to your destination. After a series of terrorist attacks in Brussels earlier this morning, including two explosions at the airport and one in the subway, which have left at least 34 people dead… read more

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Tracking Animal Cruelty FBI Collecting Data on Crimes Against Animals

Acts of cruelty against animals are now counted alongside felony crimes like arson, burglary, assault, and homicide in the FBI’s expansive criminal database. On January 1, the Bureau’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) began collecting detailed data from participating law enforcement agencies on acts of animal cruelty, including gross neglect, torture, organized abuse, and sexual… read more

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The American Kennel Club Recognizes Working Dogs With AKC Canine Officer Program

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry, today announces that it is launching the AKC Canine Officer Program, in an effort to highlight the contributions of dogs working in public service. This program will recognize dogs that work for government agencies including police, military, border patrol, TSA,… read more

Continuing live coverage… Toys

Toy group with Jason Hoke, from Madison, WI. I’m seeing quite a few upsets in this group tonight. Quite a few top ranked dogs didn’t make it through. Havanese, Pugs and Papillions breed wins particularly were the stuff of which dreams are made. Danny the Pomeranian and Curtiss Smith, David Fitzpatrick and the pekingese, Kathy… read more

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Live coverage from the Garden floor….

Hound group is on the carpet. Ginny Lyne, from British Columbia, Canada, presiding over 32 gorgeous Best of Breed winners. Sighthounds and scent hounds representing some of the most ancient breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club. Our first excitement of the night is breeder/owner/handler Karen Wagner with Afghan Hound GCH  Pahlavi Itz Not my… read more

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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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