Show Spotlight

Fancy That: Two First-Time BIS Winners in California

The weather this past weekend in Carmel, Calif., for the two Del Monte Kennel Club dog shows couldn’t have been more perfect. With highs in the mid-60s, lows in the mid-50s and no precipitation, it was perfect for a dog show. It also turned out to be a perfect weekend for two newcomers to the… read more

Among the Shows Closing July 17, 2013

I believe the Steel Valley Cluster was the first one I was ever aware of that had armband raffles with gasoline gift cards as the prizes. They’re doing so again this year each of the four days, Thursday through Sunday, August 1 through 4. Shows are sponsored by the Fort Steuben Kennel Association and the Columbiana… read more

Christi McDonald

Fancy That: Three Big Days in ‘the Big D’

The days surrounding the Fourth of July found several big clusters around the U.S. Beginning on Wednesday, July 3, the Yankee Classic in West Springfield, Mass., had entries ranging from 1,037 on day one (a good number for a mid-week show) to 1,724 on Saturday. In Maryland the Independence Cluster started on Thursday with 1,025… read more

Fancy That: Columbus’ Days in Wisconsin

The last two weeks in Fancy That I’ve looked at shows out west, in Idaho and Oregon, so this week I’m coming back toward the central part of the U.S., to the back-to-back shows of the Kettle Moraine Kennel Club held in West Bend, Wis., this past weekend. The entry on Saturday at the Washington… read more

Whippet Wins Total Dog at 20th UKC Premier

The 20th annual United Kennel Club Premier, featuring numerous performance trials as well as several conformation shows, drew about 1,600 dogs to the Kalamazoo County Expo Center and Fairground in Kalamazoo, Mich., from June 13-16, 2013. Besting the other 247 dogs in this year’s Total Dog competition was Whippet Ch. Wildwood’s All Four On The… read more

Fancy That: ‘Classie’ and ‘Gryf’ Trade Places in Oregon

There were all-breed shows in no fewer than 14 locations around the U.S. this past Saturday, as well as the all-Terrier Great Western in Southern California and, in Hawaii, the Aloha State Sporting Dog Association show. Entry figures were good for several clubs on Saturday –1,622 at Central Florida KC, 1,552 at Oklahoma City’s five-day… read more

Among the Shows Closing June 26, 2013

Summer is the perfect time for clubs to find creative ways to engage young people in the sport of showing dogs. While they’re on break from school, many are likely looking for something constructive to do, and we all know that in order to survive, we must encourage more young people to become involved in… read more

Fancy That: A Variety of Winners in Idaho

The Idaho-Montana summer circuit began last week, on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, with two shows in Filer, Idaho, followed by four all-breeds in Blackfoot, about a two-and-a-half hour drive northeast. Filer is just 35 miles north of the Nevada state line and Blackfoot the same distance from the Utah state line. Filer is a nine-hour… read more

Fancy That: Welsh Lad and Lassie Top North Carolina Shows

The biggest shows in the country this past weekend were out west, at “Woofstock” in Northern California, with really remarkable numbers for weekday shows of 1,616 on Thursday and 1,885 on Friday, jumping to more than 2,400 on the weekend. These terrific entry figures prove that if clubs go the extra mile to provide something… read more

Fancy That: Swagger Scores a Double in Colorado

Two of the largest all-breed shows in the U.S. this past weekend took place in Longmont, Colo., hosted by the Flatirons Kennel Club, and Old English Sheepdog GCh. Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect was Best in Show both days. Judges David Kirkland and Paula Nykiel selected the OES for the final awards following Group wins under Annella… read more

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