Dogs Freakin' Rule!

Your Dream Starts Today

Today marks the forty-ninth anniversary of one of the pivotal moments in American history. “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation,” said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the opening statement to his “I Have… read more

Upset or a Glimpse of Greatness?

I hope you followed my rule not to bet the lunch money on a dog show. For if you did bet on the outcome of yesterday’s Inverness Florida Kennel Club in Brooksville, Fla., you are likely brown-bagging it today. While the eventual BIS winner was the 2011 Number Seven Dog All Breeds, the Whippet, GCH… read more

Christi McDonald

Biggest BIS Winner Tough to Call

Much to the dismay of those who have sought to verify the records of the all-time top winners in the AKC conformation world, there is not a central location in the dog sport where win records are compiled and stored from the earliest dog shows. Of course, the show records from the 1980s to the… read more

Countdown To Westminster

GCH CH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, 2011 WKC BIS Winner It’s just 29 days to the granddaddy of all dog shows, the Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) show. The second oldest continuously running sporting event in the US (Only the Kentucky Derby is older), the WKC will host the 136th iteration of the canine classic on February… read more

Don't Bet The Lunch Money

The Florida Marathon can be a brutal, even for those at the top of this sport. All seven of the finalists at yesterday’s Manatee Kennel Club opener were multi Best In Show winners. Three of them were among the Top Ten Dogs All Breeds in 2011. However, other multi BIS winners didn’t fare as well…. read more

Behind The Show Reports

The show year is fully underway and I have been poring through the early catalogs.  Here are a couple of things that I thought you might find interesting. First, the Fancy’s most respected Pekingese breeder and handler, David Fitzpatrick, went Best in Show yesterday, from the Bred By Exhibitor Class, at the Northern Neck Kennel… read more

Kennel Club of Palm Springs – Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday’s Best in Show Kuvasz with handler Diana Wilson. Kuvasz # 5 CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Penc (Tanner) Handler: Diana Wilson Breeders/Owners: Mercedes Villa & Lynn Brady, Constance Townsend & Claudia Muir Judge Robert Stein awards Sunday’s Best in Show Brace to Richard and Collette Gagne’s Siberian Huskies CH Echo Call’s Bullet Proof and Echo… read more

Kennel Club of Palm Springs – Saturday, January 7, 2012

Saturday’s Best in Show English Setter with handler Bruce Schultz. English Setter #48, GCH Oakley’s B’Dazzled (Dazzle) Handler: Bruce Schultz. Breeders: Jim Jannard and Paula Dempsey Owners: Donald & Georjean Jensen and Erik & Jennifer Strickland Saturday & Sunday’s Best Junior Handler, Sarah Dwight with English Cocker Spaniel GCH After Hours Look Who’s Talking. Saturday’s Best of Breed Japanese Chin, CH… read more

Kennel Club of Palm Springs 2012

Palm Springs, in the desert of Southern California, was a destination for pleasure seekers long before the Rat Pack started performing at the Racquet Club. The lure of this desert oasis has been favored by railroad executives, farmers and health and fitness enthusiasts, and made famous to the rest of the world by those notorious… read more

What Is The Purpose Of A Dog Show?

Today begins the five-show Celebrate Virginia cluster in Fredericksburg, Vir., I have always found this venue to be one of the most inviting in the Mid-Atlantic region. Housed at the 6-year-old Fredericksburg Expo & Convention Center, the cluster boasts modern facilities, a location supported by dog-friendly hotels, good restaurants & lots of shopping. Clearly show… read more

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