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I Want Funnel Cake!

“Guilty as charged….” Aren’t we all? As dog fanciers, we seem to be on the road constantly, moving in and out of our so-called “normal lives.” Unfortunately, as we travel around we seem to get into this habit of snacking and munching on all sorts of goodies. Wait, did I say “unfortunately?”… Ha ha! Well,… read more

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The Top Best-in-Show-Winning Sporting Dog of All Time

Editor’s note: Determining the top AKC winners in any category is an inexact science. We explain why in a companion article: Biggest BIS Winner Tough To Call. The top Best In Show winning Sporting dog of all time is the Pointer bitch, Ch. Cookieland’s Seasyde Hollyberry. ‘Holly’ is the product of two all-breed Best In… read more

Westminster Breed Match Ups

For most of the general public the Westminster Kennel Club show is known for the six hours of live televison coverage of the Group & BIS judging. For most of exhibitors the focus is on the breed judging. In my book, winning the breed at the Garden carries as much weight as winning a Group… read more

AKC/EUKANUBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TO AIR ON ABC TELEVISION NETWORK FEBRUARY 4TH

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AKC/EUKANUBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TO AIR ON ABC TELEVISION NETWORK FEBRUARY 4TH — Watch the Top Dogs in the Nation Compete for Best in Show and $225,000 in Prizes — New York, NY (January 26, 2012) – Don’t miss the World’s Greatest Dog Show, the AKC Eukanuba National Championship. This year’s… read more

The Top Best-In-Show-Winning Dog of All Breeds of All Time

Editor’s note: Determining the top AKC winners in any category is an inexact science. We explain why in a companion article: Biggest BIS Winner Tough To Call. CH Altana’s Mystique is, to our knowledge, far and away the top Best-in-Show-winning Herding dog, and indeed the top Best-in-Show-winning dog or bitch of all breeds, of all… read more

Man's Oldest Friend

The worlds of science and archaeology are abuzz this morning about a domesticated dog skull found in a cave in Siberia. The skull was found in the Altai Mountains, in East-Central Asia, where Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan come together. The University of Arizona’s Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory has set the age of the skull… read more

What Will Westminster Judges Do?

As I prepare my annual Whom to Watch at Westminster (WWW) list for my Dog Show Poop site, I am perusing the judging assignments, trying to get some data that might help me with my predictions.  First, let me say that the Westminster Kennel Club show, like any dog show, is rarely predictable.  Few would… read more

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Social Butterfly

In a perfect world, we could protect our dogs from all things negative. But let’s face it, that’s not always how it goes. In the real world, we stress about helping our dogs to respond positively to different, and sometimes scary, situations. We teach them good manners, and we help them with their coping skills… read more

Westminster Grooming Over The Years

As I prepare for my February trip to New York for the 136th Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) show, I am reminded just what a wonderful on line site the WKC maintains.  If you haven’t spent some time meandering through their pages, you are missing one of the great pleasures of the dog world. CH Wilber… read more

Where Are We Headed?

One of the topics most often discussed these days among hard-core dog show devotees is the future of our sport. Several years ago it was brought to our attention that AKC registrations were declining, and since then the subject of what can be done to draw more people into the sport of showing dogs and… read more

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