Deja Vu All Over Again

In one of my earlier posts I was reminiscing about all the breed records that fell in 2011. As I head to Palm Springs CA for the first show of the year, I am getting a sense of déjà vu for I have learned that several of the past season’s dogs will be followed by… read more

Federal PUPS Legislation Information Update

The American Kennel Club and our Washington, D.C.-based advocacy team continue to closely monitor the federal Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) legislation introduced last spring as Senate Bill 707 (S.707) and House Bill 835 (H.R. 835). Each of the bills has been assigned to the Agriculture Committees of their respective chambers. To date, no… read more

2012 Terriers2Watch

Yesterday I asked you where were all the Terriers in 2011.  Here are four Terriers who made my Dog Show Poop DOGS2WATCH list last year and are likely to be among the Top Dogs All Breeds in 2012. Two are based in California and could get a big lead on the 2012 race with wins… read more

Where Are The Terriers?

On Thursday we will be at one of the first dog shows of the year, the Desert Empire Terrier Club Of Southern California day one limited breed warm up to the big Kennel Club of Palm Springs weekend. As a Terrier guy we would be remiss if we did not point out a milestone in… read more

Anticipation

Today begins my daily visit with you all here on Best In Show Daily. I hope to bring you a little closer to the world of AKC dog shows and all the Back Stories from one of the greatest hobbies around. I can’t remember when I have looked forward to the new year with such… read more

AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB CELEBRATES OWNER/HANDLERS IN THE SPORT WITH NEW SERIES

AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB CELEBRATES OWNER/HANDLERS IN THE SPORT WITH NEW SERIES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: AKC Communications Phone: 212-696-8228 Email: communications@akc.org Date: December 21, 2011 New York, NY— More than 80% of the dogs being exhibited in the show ring today are family dogs shown by their owners. To celebrate the dedication and enthusiasm of… read more

AKC/EUKANUBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 JUDGING PANEL RELEASED

NEW YORK, NY (December 20, 2011) – The American Kennel Club® is pleased to announce the judging panel for the 12th Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship to be held in Orlando, Fla. on Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. The 2012 event will once again showcase the nation’s top AKC-registered and international dogs as… read more

Get An Early Start

I have barely wrapped this dog show year and I am already looking forward to the new year and the January shows that will set the pace for 2012. There are three venues in that critical first month of the year that provide dogs the opportunity to build an early lead. The dog show year… read more

Be Part of History

As I sort through all the events of the past week, I keep going back to what encourages me to visit these large “marquee” shows.   While I freely admit that I still think of the Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) show, the second longest continuous sporting event in America, as the premier event in the dog… read more

DFR, Dogs Freakin' Rule!

Kayla's Premier DFR Blog!

Hey everyone! Welcome to Best in Show Daily, the new fresh outlook with instant updates and features for all you dog show lovers out there! I’m Kayla, and I will be bringing you regular reports on what’s going on in the lives of juniors, assistants & more! If you didn’t already know, DFR my friends… read more

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