Posts with tag Beth Sweigart


A Final Farewell with Morgan Mattioli, Part II

We first read about Morgan Mattioli’s journey competing for the last time in Junior Showmanship here, but what you didn’t see, hear or know are all of the details about what happened in between and after the fact. I had a chance to catch up with Morgan in person after her final time in the… read more


2013 Westminster Best Junior Handler Savannah Livingston

Today I bring to all of you DFR readers and junior handler supporters an interview with the one and only Savannah Livingston, the 16-year-old Open Senior from Burton, Mich. Savannah was chosen from more than 30 junior handlers from all over the United States for the top prize of Best Junior Handler at the 2013… read more


Bo Bengtson Joins Best In Show Daily – Part II

Yesterday we proudly announced that the iconic dog journalist Bo Bengtson has joined the Best In Show Daily team. In Part I of our interview with him, we explored where Bo came from: his early years in dogs, his breeding program and judging career, and the publications he has written for, founded and run the past… read more


Remembering Elisabeth Matell

Elisabeth Matell, 67, breeder and exhibitor of Cracknor Norfolk Terriers, passed away suddenly over the weekend at her home, Standhall Cottage, in Worcestershire, England. Elisabeth’s contribution to the welfare of the Norfolk Terrier began in Sweden in 1966. Just two years after the Kennel Club (England) separated the breed into Norwich and Norfolk Terriers, she… read more

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Say Hello to Ernesto Lara

Ernesto Lara’s journey toward becoming an all-breed professional handler began with an act of valor. While visiting an aunt in his hometown of Mexico City, the quiet 13-year-old overcame his fear of dogs in an instant by preventing a fight between the woman’s Airedale Terrier and another dog. “I didn’t think about it,” Ernesto says,… read more


The 2013 Westminster Judges

Is reading about Westminster in May something like finding Christmas decorations in your favorite store before Halloween? That may be, but the panel of judges for Westminster 2013 was released last week, so it’s an opportune time share the names of those who’ll make the decisions in February. Heading the panel as Best in Show… read more

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Legends Lost: Two Extraordinary Brits Laid to Rest

By Christi McDonald The purebred dog world lost two of its brightest stars, both imports from the United Kingdom, when, in late October and early November 2011, the Kerry Blue Terrier, Eng. Am. Ch. Torum’s Scarf Michael, and the Norfolk Terrier bitch, Eng. Am. Ch. Cracknor Cause Celebre, died just a week apart. MICK “Mick is a… read more