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Here We Go

I was a football fan once, back when I lived in San Francisco during Joe Montana’s years with the 49ers. Now I only watch football occasionally–the games conflict with my dogs shows–, but like most of Americans I watch the Superbowl. While I find the game fun, I live for the commercials. I think the… read more

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Four Entlebuchers to Bound into Westminster Ring

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the smallest, most agile, and perhaps the busiest of the four Swiss mountain breeds, but like the Bernese and Greater Swiss Mountain dogs and Appenzeller Sennenhund, it shows off the same black, white and brown tuxedo markings. Four Entlebuchers will make the breed’s presence known for… read more

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The Road to the Garden

By Kayla Bertagnolli A whole year’s worth of determination and effort, and now it’s finally here! The time has come. The Garden is just one week away! For all you junior handlers out there, the anticipation is building and all of your hard work and effort this past year are about to pay off. This… read more

Around the Ring this Weekend

After this weekend, most of last year’s top dogs will be heading to New York for the Westminster Kennel Club show.  The show’s February date makes it a kind of canine all star game.  The season is already over and all the final rankings are out.  It will be the last hurrah for many of… read more

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Come To A Garden Party

I just finished a two hour Twitter Party with 11 of my fellow bloggers during the initial broadcast of December’s AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC). It was a great opportunity for all of us to share our experience of being at ringside during the Group and Best In Show judging at what was 2011’s biggest show…. read more

Westminster Circa 1976

As I prepare for my trip to New York for this year’s Westminster Kennel Club show at New York’s Madison Square Garden, I remember my last time showing at “The Garden”. It’s been 36 years since the last time I had a dog at the show. It was a major milestone for us. I had… read more

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Dogs on the Walls

New York gallery mounts Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge exhibit. By Christi McDonald The William Secord Gallery, located in New York City, is a popular annual destination for many fanciers when they visit Manhattan in February each year for Westminster. Bill Secord is a recognized authority – in fact the authority worldwide – on 19th century dog… read more

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Can You Say Xoloitzcuintli?

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz It takes some time to learn to pronounce the name of one of the Non-Sporting breeds that will enter Westminster Kennel Club dog show rings for the first time this year. But break Xoloitzcuintli down a few times to “show-low-eats-queen-tlee,” or “show-low” for short, and it’s a snap. This hairless dog… read more

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A Book About Us

One of the recent trends in journalism is the practice of “embedded journalists.”  Growing out of reality television, it began as serious journalism with the coverage of U.S. military action in Iraq and has evolved into reporting on the current political campaigns for the Republican nomination for President. About two years ago I was approached… read more

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The Top Best-In-Show-Winning Hound 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. Only one Hound has ever won more than 100 all-breed Best in Shows – the Number 1 dog among all breeds in 1995, CH Tryst of Grandeur, won… read more

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