Posts with tag Christi McDonald

Published in New York in 1859, the plate for “The First Landing of the Pilgrims, 1620” was drawn by Charles Lucey and engraved by T. Phillibrown. Notice the dog beside the little girl, fourth from the right.

Pilgrims and Dogs Land in the New World

When the Mayflower landed on the rocky coast of New England in the winter of 1620, the 100 people aboard had survived a storm at sea, which blew them off course and precipitated an initial landing at what is now Newfoundland, Canada. There they took on fresh supplies and water. When they set sail again… read more


Remembering Our Canine War Heroes

On this Veterans Day, it’s fitting that we remember those who have served to defend and protect our country, both human and canine. More than 2,000 military working dogs are currently deployed around the world, working for the United States Department of Defense as sentries, scouts and explosives detectors to help safeguard American military bases… read more

Lindsey and Jim Stanek with Sarge. Photo by Kim Jackson.

Dogs Help Make Veterans’ Lives Whole Again

On September 5, 2012, the Federal Register confirmed that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) would amend its regulations regarding funding for service dogs for veteran military personnel. The new rule, which went into effect October 5, eliminated funding to provide service dogs for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. The… read more

Two Norwich dams are perfectly content to share their litters, and a whelping box, with each another.

My Favorite Things: Surprises That Come With Raising Dogs

One of my favorite things about being involved with dogs is whelping and raising puppies. There’s nothing like holding those wriggling babies in your hands for the first time, hearing their first little cries, seeing those beloved dams nurturing their own, then watching them grow and develop over the following few months. I’ve found over… read more

Angie with the Scottish Deerhound GCh. Foxcliffe Hickory Wind. ‘Hickory’ was the 2010 Number 5 Hound and the 2011 Westminster Best in Show winner. She was owned by Sally Sweatt and her breeders, Cecilia and Scott Dove.

Best In Show Daily’s Who’s Who: Angela Lloyd

Professional handler Angela Lloyd is a second-generation dog show person who, at a fairly young age, has had great success so far in the sport. She handled the 2011 Westminster Best in Show-winning Scottish Deerhound, GCh. Foxcliffe Hickory Wind. Angie answered our Who’s Who questions. 1. Where were you born? Washington, D.C. 2. What roles… read more


A Wealth of Knowledge in One Book: ‘Keys to Top Breeding’

If your hobby is breeding and showing dogs and you’re not learning something new almost every day, you’re probably not paying attention. But some sources of information about our hobby and the sport of dogs are superior to others, and I recently discovered one that is almost exactly the kind of book I would put… read more


Dogs in Art: Matilda Lotz at the AKC Museum of the Dog

As part of Best In Show Daily’s ongoing series highlighting artwork on display at the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, today we feature a painting by artist Matilda Lotz entitled “At the Garden Gate.” This piece was a gift to the museum from former AKC Chairman Ron Menaker and his wife, Kathy. Matilda Lotz… read more

The Purina P5 App Is Perfect for Punkin

For the millions of people who like to track their activities on their IPhones, and for anyone who wants a little introduction or refresher about the variety of activities available to help you and your dog stay active, Purina has developed the new P5 app for Apple products. (P5 will be available shortly in an… read more


What’s in a Kennel Name?

Is there prestige in having a well-known kennel name today, as there was in the days of the big, grand kennels? Are kennel names as important to hobby breeders and dog show people today as they were to fanciers of old? I remember when I was just a girl, raised with Cairn Terriers, learning that… read more


My Favorite Things – Inspiration

One of my favorite aspects of being part of purebred dogs is remembering the people who inspired me, when I was young, to continue in the sport. As a kid who grew up around the Terrier rings, of course there were lots of great Terrier men who were inspiring, but there was one woman that… read more

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