A New Generation

GCH CH Coventry Allure at Wyndstar One of the most fun things about this time of year is the chance to become familair with a whole new generation of show dogs.  Yesterday on Dog Show Poop I wrote up the Best In Show post for Saturday’s San Fernando Kennel Club Show, won by the Pembroke… read more

New Jersey Tries Again to Regulate Small-Scale Breeders by Susan Chaney

New Jersey Tries Again to Regulate Small-Scale Breeders

Since 2006 various legislators in New Jersey have tried to enact a law to regulate breeders who sell more than five puppies per year or have more than two breeding dogs. The latest is out of the Assembly, sponsored by Assemblyman Timothy J. Eustace (D) of Paramus, N.J. A736 was introduced on Jan. 10, 2012,… read more

An Early Peek at the Rankings

All my life I have been fascinated by numbers. I spent most of my work life as a management consultant, relying on a wide range of mathematical tools. So when I began my blog, Dog Show Poop, including a ranking system was a natural addition.  This time of year, rankings are very volatile.   Just witness… read more

Getting Around at the Garden

This will be my first trip back to the Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) show in three decades. Though I exhibited there frequently in the 1970s, in recent years I have preferred to enjoy the competition from the comfort of my family room armchair. There is no exhilaration like being physically present at a major sporting… read more

A Symbiotic Performance

The extraordinary thing about domestic dogs, as everyone knows, is how they so completely share their lives with us. We provide them with security and a safe environment, and they give us companionship, protection and, for some, a livelihood. Our relationship with dogs is an ancient alliance. It’s symbiotic. This symbiosis is demonstrated everywhere, but… read more


Flash Drives & Horcruxes

It should come as no surprise to anyone who reads my blog, Dog Show Poop, that I spend a lot of my time online. After spending two hours on the phone this morning with my new online pharmacy, I began to realize just how dependent I am on cyberspace. In addition to ordering all my… read more

Dogs Freakin' Rule!

A Helping Hand

No matter how you’re involved in dog shows, I think we can all agree on one thing: “The more the merrier.” This is especially true for those traveling to shows every week with a big string of dogs. Of course the people at the top of that list are the Professional Handlers. But whether you’re… read more


Good Book Hunting

Philadelphia was once the center of publishing in the United States. That center eventually moved north to Manhattan and was further scattered with the advent of desktop publishing. Nevertheless, my hometown had long maintained its literary legacy through the many fine bookstores that could be found throughout the city and its surrounding communities. Sadly, most… read more


Heavy Petting

I know what you’re thinking, and you’re way off the mark. There are times when the supply of available puppies exceeds the demand for them. When this occurs, breeders must work extra hard to find suitable homes and are genuinely happy when a “pet home” comes along. The desire of “pet people” to own a… read more

stop sopa


While I don’t normally get political in my public writings, I feel obliged to join the hundreds of thousands of on line information providers in protesting our federal government’s attempt to censor the Internet. Pending before your US House of Representative is a bill known as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Your US Senate… read more

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