Posts with tag Bill McFadden

Don’t Be an Over-Handler

Every single time I have the chance to actually sit down and watch Junior Showmanship judging, I learn something. I might be introduced to something new or reminded of something old, or maybe I’ll see a judging style that I think should really be talked about. So today I bring you something that I think… read more


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

Emma Goes to Crufts – Again!

Today, DFR readers, I bring to you the one and only Miss Emma Echols. Emma has just returned home from her second consecutive year representing the United States in the International Junior Handling Competition at the largest dog show in the world, Crufts. To become eligible to represent her country at Crufts, Emma first had… read more

On the right, Ch. Lake Cove That’s My Boy, then Ch. Fairview’s No Nonsense, Ch. Whisperwind On a Carousel and Ch. Spotlight’s Spectacular.

A Last Bit of Westminster

Westminster is over for the year, and Best In Show Daily has covered it from almost every angle. But there’s one more bit of history and sentiment I want to share with our readers. Many people noticed during the Toy Group judging that Dennis McCoy was wearing an unusual cummerbund, although it was difficult 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

Scottish Terrier Ch. Carmichael’s Fanfare was Best in Show at Montgomery in 1963 and 1964, handled by John Murphy. Photo by Tauskey.

Montgomery County Is Rich in History

Montgomery County is an iconic dog show renowned the world over, and each year Terrier people all over the U.S. spend months preparing their dogs for the fall event in Pennsylvania. Then, the first week of October, devotees travel from all points around the globe to see the cream of the crop of American Terriers,… read more


Great Western and Margaret Young Renihan

For people in every breed, there are shows they love to go to every year. For Terrier people, Montgomery County in October of course heads the list, but there’s another show on the opposite coast that Terrier fanciers and handlers have been going to for more than 40 years, and that remains the second most… read more

Christi McDonald

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