Posts with tag Ch. Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry

Say Hello to Miguel Betancourt

A nor’easter that ravaged the northeastern U.S. in 1994 was in full swing when the airliner carrying dog man Miguel Betancourt touched down at Philadelphia International Airport. “I never had seen snow coming down,” says the internationally acclaimed photographer who has spent the two decades since perfecting his craft and building his business empire. “I… read more

Christi McDonald

Fancy That: Three Big Days in ‘the Big D’

The days surrounding the Fourth of July found several big clusters around the U.S. Beginning on Wednesday, July 3, the Yankee Classic in West Springfield, Mass., had entries ranging from 1,037 on day one (a good number for a mid-week show) to 1,724 on Saturday. In Maryland the Independence Cluster started on Thursday with 1,025… read more

Earning 100 Best in Shows gains a dog entry into the exclusive Century Club. Photo © Igor Sokalski / Dreamstime

The Century Club

Do you remember your first Best in Show win? Me neither. For most of us, earning that top award remains a fixture on our annual list of New Year’s resolutions. For others, owner-handers and professionals alike, the goal is not winning a Best in Show, it’s how many all-breed Bests can be achieved. Select fanciers… read more

Bracco Italiano from Italy, Ch. Axel Del Monte Alago, won the 2009 World Challenge under Frank Sabella, handled by his owner, Bitte Ahrens.

Unique Among Shows Across the Globe: The Eukanuba World Challenge

There is one single element of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship dog show that definitively sets it apart from every other event on the planet, and that is the Eukanuba World Challenge. No place else do fanciers have the opportunity to see, in the flesh and in one place, top winning dogs from all across the… read more


The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship: A Retrospective

December 15 and 16, 2012, will mark the 12th year of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship dog show, this year to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. In December 2001 the American Kennel Club teamed up for the first time with pet food company Eukanuba to host the inaugural invitational dog… read more