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Meet the Breeds in Connecticut, plus Breed Standards: Long and Short

A Meet the Breeds Showcase is a fantastic way for dog clubs to send a positive message about purebred dogs to their communities. Senior Editor Christi McDonald interviews the president of the South Windsor Kennel Club, which has been holding its event for 20 years. Discover how many New England clubs participated in the most recent showcase and how many breeds showed up to encourage the public to get a dog from a responsible breeder.

The American Kennel Club has established a common format for breed standards, although not every breed’s written description complies. Some parent clubs have elected to maintain their current abbreviated standards, while others have gone to great lengths to conform to the guidelines. Find out how two standards use very different language to describe the ideal in two very different breeds.

Best In Show Daily invites you to share your knowledge and experience with our readers – among the most active participants in the dog game. If you’ve written an article you’d like to see published on Best In Show Daily or would like to pen one, please email me at dan@bestinshowdaily.

Dan Sayers
Editor in Chief

Breed Standards: The Long and Short Forms
By Dan Sayers

In a 1983 AKC Gazette column titled, “Whose Breed Standard Is It, Anyway,” Poodle columnist and popular all-round judge Dr. Jacklyn Hungerland wrote, “As a member of the breed standard committee that produced the current standard for the Poodle (in 1978), I am well aware of the difficulties encountered in trying to describe explicitly in words what we want the eye to see.” more

Fanciers Do Good Work in Connecticut
By Christi McDonald

Twenty years ago, the South Windsor Kennel Club began holding a Meet the Breeds event in Hartford, Conn., in hopes that it would help the general public learn a little something about purebred dogs. On October 21 and 22, 2012, more than 30,000 people attended what is now the Connecticut Pet Expo, and local AKC club members and fanciers provided more than 300 dogs for the Meet the Breeds Showcase of American Kennel Club purebred dogs. more

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