It is always nice to see fine art work of any breed. Of course, it is even nicer when the artist is also infatuated with your own breed. While Jennifer Stewart started off obsessed with horses, she quickly moved on to dogs and has never looked back. “About 20 years ago I met and fell… read more
World News: The Russians Are Coming!
Russia is more in the news now than ever, especially in dogs. We hear of huge shows, beautiful dogs, talented breeders and aggressive campaigns that force a lot of experienced European dog people to look to their laurels. Russian dogs have already won at Crufts and the World Show, and I’m sure it’s just a… read more
Luxembourg’s 85th Biannual Show Draws 3,841 Entries
The Luxembourg Kennel Club hosts two shows a year, so the editions follow each other quickly. The show on September 1 and 2, 2012, was the 85th edition in the city of the same name as the small country north of France. Last year, the show had to be postponed due to the festivities around… read more
Breeder Buzzwords – The Borzoi
In the early 20th century, the impossibly elegant Borzoi became an icon of streamlined beauty and elegant efficiency. The breed formerly known as the Russian Wolfhound perfectly symbolized Western society’s desire to shake off old cultural confines in the aftermath of World War I. Known as the Russkaya Psovaya Borzaya in its homeland, the Borzoi… read more
Crufts 2012 Day Four: Long Awaited, Greatly Anticipated
Day 4 at Crufts—long awaited, greatly anticipated. For 2012, tongues wagged as much as tails, not just with the veteran ring-watcher’s usual “Who’s Who” and who-is-winning-what predictions, but with a nagging sense of where the show would be headed, and what the effects of the previous day’s announcements had wrought. It would be deceptive not… read more
Elizabeth Becomes the Crufts 'Queen for a Day'
Photos by Karl Donvil The Sunday evening festivities for Crufts opened in the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham, England, with the fanfare to which those in attendance have become accustomed. There was electricity in the air as spectators and exhibitors looked forward to seeing who would become the Crufts Supreme Champion for 2012. But the… read more