Posts with tag AKC


Chairmans Report – A Summer of Positive Action For AKC

New York, NY – It is back to school time across America and students are being asked that time-tested question – “What did you do over the summer?” For my wife and I, it’s a rather easy question to sum up in just five words – “We had 13 Bullmastiff puppies.” Enough said. For the… read more

Introducing The Berger Picard

Berger Picard history will be made July 1, 2015 as the Berger Picard officially enters the American Kennel Club Herding Group. The story of the Berger Picard began with the second Celtic invasion of Northern France around 400 BC; the modern breed is believed to be descended from dogs brought to the region by the… read more

Last Word on Judges — and What Breeds Win the Most

May I add a few last words on AKC judges? Nothing I have experienced in my many years in dogs has caused even close to the response I got to a couple of articles about the way judges are approved (or not approved) by AKC. This obviously touched a sore spot. It’s a subject that… read more


Fast Judges Earn Incomplete Grade

THIS WEEK I’d like to introduce you to another of our columnists, this time Geraldine Cove-Print. Geraldine writes a weekly column usually focussing on issues surrounding rescue but every so often she looks more widely at the show scene and gives us the benefit of her experience as an exhibitor and observer. In a column… read more

AKC Judges On Strike? Spoiled Prima Donnas or Unfairly Maligned?

A lot has been written about dog show judges recently. This is obviously a subject that concerns a lot of people: 38 readers submitted published comments to my article last month about the AKC Judges Approval system, which may be some sort of personal record, and I haven’t been able to go anywhere without people… read more

An Owner Handler Experience At Eukanuba

On my bucket list has been to show on the blue carpet at Eukanuba (note – not pushing for the TV version and being in the group, simply hoping to make it there at all). To make it an “honest” venture – I felt it had to be by invitation. So I was thrilled when… read more

The AKC Judges Approval System: “Worse Than It Ever Was Before”

An Open Letter to the Dog Fancy The following article should be read, and preferably re-read, slowly and carefully, by anyone who contemplates becoming an AKC judge, or is already an AKC judge but plans on adding additional breeds, or is just interested in how the AKC Judges Approval process works. I have heard from… read more


"Matisse" Wins Best In Show At Annual AENC & Day Two Judging

Dateline: Orlando Top breeders, top Judges, top dogs and an enthusiastic audience entered the main ring last night to win the largest purse in the Sport but more importantly, to win the coveted top spot on the trophy for one year. Last night’s event will be one for the ages as the World Challenge Dog,… read more


Winifred Stout Named 2013 AKC Breeder Of the Year

New York, NY — Winifred Stout of Foster, Rhode Island was presented with the 2013 AKC Breeder of the Year Award for her Quissex Smooth Fox Terriers at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on Sunday, December 15, 2013. The annual award recognizes the hard work and commitment of breeders dedicated to improving the health, temperament and… read more


AKC Eukanuba National Championship Day 1

Dateline: Orlando Forget the Mouse House this week, Orlando has gone to the dogs. It’s been a terrific week as the top dogs from around the world meet on the blue carpet. More than 4000 dogs will compete for top prizes and to earn top spot on the coveted Trophy. Yesterday’s judging awarded ribbons to… read more

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