Posts with tag Anne Rogers Clark


Bill McFadden Judges Juniors at Crufts

Today I have very special guest who has taken time out of his busy, busy schedule to answer a few questions about his experience judging the International Junior Handling Competition at Crufts this year. Bill McFadden has been handling professionally, with his wife Taffe, for more than 25 years. He has shown several dogs to… read more

Mrs. Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge imported the fiery Doberman Pinscher Ferry von Rauhfelsen of Giralda from Germany that promptly went Best in Show at the Garden in 1939.

Memories of Westminsters Past

The weekend before Westminster the whole dog world is naturally wondering what will happen on Tuesday night during Best in Show at Madison Square Garden. I’ll be there, I’ll be watching, and I hope to help report from the show for BIS Daily – but as a counterweight to all the predictions about who will… read more


Bo Bengtson Joins Best In Show Daily

In the American dog show scene today only a handful of people can be classified among its most elite journalists. Indeed I count fewer than a half-dozen who can lay claim to that title, and one of them stands above even his closest peers. Bo Bengtson’s longevity and experience, coupled with an unwavering passion for… read more

Wood Wornall enjoys a carefree moment with family and friends before Group judging at the 2012 Montgomery County Kennel Club show in Blue Bell, Pa.: From left are Christian Rangel, Jenny Rangel, Wood, Suzie Schafer and Andrew Peel. Photo by Kayla Bertagnolli.

Say Hello to Wood Wornall

The list of champions that professional handler Wood Wornall has piloted to record-breaking wins includes some of the most notable names of the late 20th century. ‘Snooty,’ ‘Billy’ and ‘Mick’ are just three of the names that he helped make famous throughout his 42-year career in dogs. Wood’s resume consists of hundreds of Best in… read more


Breeder Buzzwords – The English Cocker Spaniel

Most canine historians accept the idea that the Spaniel is of Spanish derivation. Sporting dog authority C. Bede Maxwell, however, does not count herself among them. In her masterful work, “The Truth About Sporting Dogs,” published in 1972 by Howell Book House, Maxwell writes, “We know…,by available documentation from British archives, that by channels of… read more


How I Compete with the Pros

I grew up showing horses, and didn’t experience the world of dog shows until I was an adult. My first show dog was an English Setter. The breeder of this dog interviewed my husband, Russ, and me, and even made a home visit before selling us Chip. He came to us with a few points… read more

Christi McDonald

The Greatest Poodle Show on Earth

For many years, Poodle Club of America members, and indeed most Poodle fanciers, have thought of our National Specialty as “The Greatest Poodle Show on Earth.” We can even be accused of calling it the “Greatest Show on Earth,” and people from other breeds that come each year to watch PCA might agree. It is… read more


My First Show Catalog

Thirty years of attending dog shows have helped me to amass a serious collection of show catalogs. Most are from all-breed conformation shows, but many are from specialty shows, including the National Specialties I’ve attended as both spectator and exhibitor. Many of these booklets have been all but forgotten, taking up valuable storage space and… read more


Home Sweet Home

Madison Square Garden and the Westminster Kennel Club. By Christi McDonald Westminster Kennel Club is America’s second longest continuously held sporting event, after the Kentucky Derby. For all of its 135-year history, this classic event, now often referred to simply as “The Garden,” has been held in New York City, although not always at the same… read more