Posts with tag Dan Sayers


Show Dogs: Mathematical Beauties?

Dog shows are sometimes criticized as being mere canine beauty pageants, self-aggrandizing spectacles where dogs are paraded around for the chance to win a blue ribbon and a title or two. To the uninitiated, the backstage bottles of hair spray and assorted flat irons certainly seem to suggest that physical beauty – or at least… read more


Breeder Buzzwords – The Brussels Griffon

In the 1997 film, “As Good as It Gets,” a little dog, named Verdell, manages to steal the show from his Academy Award-winning co-star. The tiny Toy is a Brussels Griffon, and the movie’s box office success introduced audiences to the charms of the delightfully energetic Belgian breed – very much at Jack Nicholson’s expense…. 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

A P5 Video’s Worth a Thousand Words

Perhaps the greatest asset of P5, besides the training expertise of course, is the app’s videos. I can read how to do something with my dog 10 times, and still manage to mess it up. But when I can actually see someone else do it, I can easily mimic the action. No matter what activity… read more

P5 App Useful for New Dog Owners

I found Purina’s P5 app a very useful tool for new or newer dog owners who wish to become more active with their dogs. Downloading the app, however, was not as easy for me as it could have been. I rarely have reason to download any apps at all, so inexperience in this regard was… read more

Diving Into P5

The Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge, a trio of invitational competitions sponsored annually by the dog food manufacturer, is the inspiration behind the company’s revolutionary new app. Launched in January of this year, P5 allows any dog the chance to measure its participation in the kinds of activities usually reserved for serious canine competitors…. read more


P5 Is Fun and Easy to Use

My Old English Sheepdog, Scarlett, has been a big part of my family for over 10 years. As a mature dog, she doesn’t run around like a puppy anymore, but I still need to make sure that she exercises enough. I need the exercise, too! So to track our physical activity, I decided to try… read more

Breeder Buzzwords – The Alaskan Malamute

Alaska occupies the northwestern corner of North America, where temperature extremes and harsh living conditions require a particular toughness of its inhabitants – both man and beast. It is in this challenging environment that one dog breed was developed for a life of heavy labor and subsistence living within isolated human societies – the Alaskan… read more

BISD Polls: Dog Show Attire, Consecutive Shows, Welcoming Newbies and Finding Majors

Each week Best In Show Daily asks readers to chime in on a topical dog-related question derived from a recently published article or blog. Today we’re taking a look at your views on lucky charms in the ring, the number of consecutive days you’re willing to show your dogs, the best way to welcome new… read more

Breeder Buzzwords – The Tibetan Terrier

Take a look at the Tibetan Terrier and you’re likely seeing one of the world’s oldest breeds of domesticated dog. Recent DNA analysis confirms its ancient roots on “The Roof of the World,” though legend and romance remain a large part of the breed’s biographical record. In “The Tibetan Terrier Book,” published in 1984 by… read more

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