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Hidden Gems, Great Beginnings and Non-Ranked Legends

The other day I heard about a dog with a show record that really impressed me. I know, we hear about big winners all the time, so what’s so unusual about that? Just look at the ads for any of the top-ranked campaigners, and you’ll see so many Best in Show ribbons it makes your… 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


Breeder Buzzwords – The German Shepherd Dog

The German Shepherd Dog, sometimes referred to as the “German Shepherd” – or simply “Shepherd” – is one of the world’s most recognizable purebred dogs. Its strong, muscular body and innate intelligence have made it the breed of choice for countless families and law enforcement officials for more than a century. A popular breed in… 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

Bichon Frise ‘JR,’ Ch. Special Times Just Right, was Best in Show at Westminster in 2001, handled by Scott Sommer for owners Cecilia Ruggles and breeder/owners Eleanor McDonald and Flavio Werneck. Also pictured, standing from left, WKC President Chester F. Collier, judge Dorothy M. Macdonald and show chairman Ronald H. Menaker. Photo by John Ashbey.

Three Legends Leave Their Mark

The purebred dog world lost three of its finest goodwill ambassadors recently when a trio of past Westminster winners died within weeks of each other. The legacy left by the Bichon Frise, ‘JR,’ Ch. Special Times Just Right; the Colored Bull Terrier, ‘Rufus,’ Ch. Rocky Top’s Sundance Kid; and the Sussex Spaniel, ‘Stump,’ Ch. Clussexx… read more

The Top Best-In-Show-Winning Dog of All Breeds of All Time

Editor’s note: Determining the top AKC winners in any category is an inexact science. We explain why in a companion article: Biggest BIS Winner Tough To Call. CH Altana’s Mystique is, to our knowledge, far and away the top Best-in-Show-winning Herding dog, and indeed the top Best-in-Show-winning dog or bitch of all breeds, of all… read more