Posts with tag Christi McDonald

Waukesha Weekend Commences Today

The big Waukesha, Wis., dog show weekend begins today at the Waukesha County Exposition Center. The cluster opens with the Combined Specialty Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, including specialties for 15 breeds, and the Great Lakes All Terrier Association show, and continues with two Waukesha Kennel Club all-breed shows on Saturday and Sunday. In its 52nd… read more

Among the Shows Closing July 31, 2013

The last day of July is the closing date for entries for all-breed shows in 12 locations across the U.S., including two shows in Hawaii. The Danville, Greater Hickory and Carolina Kennel Clubs host the Carolina Cluster, five all-breed shows held at the Coliseum Complex, a nice big air-conditioned facility in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, August… read more

Christi McDonald

Fancy That: Wrapping Up Houston

The past few days Billy Wheeler reported from ringside at the big Houston shows, giving BISD readers a glimpse of what was happening at last week’s biggest shows in the country. Today I’ll give you a wrap-up of what happened where the country’s Number 1 and Number 2 dogs among all breeds were competing. Before… read more

Christi McDonald

Among the Shows Closing July 24, 2013

The weekend of August 10 and 11 will find all-breed shows in eight locations around the United States, all closing next Wednesday. The biggest cluster based on number of days will be the Adirondack Circuit, five all-breed shows beginning on Wednesday, August 7, hosted by the Saratoga (NY), Glen Falls, Mohawk Valley and Bennington County… read more

Fancy That: Two First-Time BIS Winners in California

The weather this past weekend in Carmel, Calif., for the two Del Monte Kennel Club dog shows couldn’t have been more perfect. With highs in the mid-60s, lows in the mid-50s and no precipitation, it was perfect for a dog show. It also turned out to be a perfect weekend for two newcomers to the… read more

BISD Polls: Nostalgia, Purebred Dog Welfare, Travel Plans and Dog Show Fun

Best In Show Daily readers can share their opinions with the dog world through our topical poll questions. Each week we ask readers to share their views on the widest range of dog-related topics, from training methods and veterinary practices, to presentation techniques and AKC policies and procedures. Today we’re taking a look at your… read more

Among the Shows Closing July 17, 2013

I believe the Steel Valley Cluster was the first one I was ever aware of that had armband raffles with gasoline gift cards as the prizes. They’re doing so again this year each of the four days, Thursday through Sunday, August 1 through 4. Shows are sponsored by the Fort Steuben Kennel Association and the Columbiana… 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

Among the Shows Closing July 10, 2013

The first time I ever attended the Waukesha cluster was almost 20 years ago as a handler, and it became one of my favorites show weekends, whether showing dogs or as a spectator. Although I haven’t been back for a number of years, I’ve heard that Mareth Kipp’s shows in Wisconsin in July are still worth… read more

Fancy That: Columbus’ Days in Wisconsin

The last two weeks in Fancy That I’ve looked at shows out west, in Idaho and Oregon, so this week I’m coming back toward the central part of the U.S., to the back-to-back shows of the Kettle Moraine Kennel Club held in West Bend, Wis., this past weekend. The entry on Saturday at the Washington… read more

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