Posts with tag Dan Sayers

America’s Most Popular Dog Is the ‘Rescue’

Listen carefully. Eventually you will hear someone mention it. You might be standing in line at the supermarket checkout, waiting for a table at your favorite restaurant or listening to the local radio station. It can happen anywhere. Sooner or later you are likely to overhear someone within earshot talking about his or her new… read more

The Basenji is known as the “barkless dog,” although the breed makes a yodel-like sound when excited. Photo © Sergey Rusakov/Dreamstime.

Breeder Buzzwords – The Basenji

Central Africa has been the home of the Basenji for thousands of years. Since the time of the pharaohs, “the dog of the forest” has hunted alongside local peoples in the Ubangi-Uele basin, eking out a living in the heart of Africa. Research studies of canine DNA suggest the Basenji is one of the few… 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

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

Breeder Buzzwords – The Cocker Spaniel

The American Spaniel Club Inc. predates the American Kennel Club by three years. Founded in 1881, the organization originally began to promote the interests of all sporting Spaniels, and eventually became the parent club of one of the world’s most beloved of all dog breeds – the (American) Cocker Spaniel. Spanyells were first mentioned in… read more

Dog Show Family Shows Support Following House Fire

The dog show community has once again demonstrated support for one of its own in the aftermath of a devastating fire that left a professional handler and her teenage daughter without a home. On Thursday, June 13, 2013, Lesley Potts and her daughter, Calley, left their Hannacroix, N.Y., home to run a few quick errands…. read more

Boykin Spaniel. Photo © Boykin Spaniel Club and Breeders Association of America.

It’s a Great Day to Celebrate Our American-Made Breeds

The United States is sometimes referred to as a cultural melting pot, a place where immigrants from around the world come together to form an entirely original society. Although this metaphor has been challenged in recent years, it cannot be denied that America’s roots stretch in the direction of every nation on Earth. The migration… read more

Breeder Buzzwords – The Norwegian Buhund

The Norwegian Buhund is one of nearly four dozen Nordic breeds and varieties developed in the Northern Hemisphere to function as herders, hunters, draft or companion animals. Buhund means “homestead” or “farm dog,” and it is as a multipurpose performer in and around the home that this unadulterated Spitz breed still excels today. The Buhund… read more

Breeder Buzzwords – The Parson Russell Terrier

In the world of purebred dogs, the list of breeds named for their originators is decidedly short. Amalgamated breeds such as the Boykin Spaniel and Doberman Pinscher – two contemporary canines that appeared largely due to the efforts of a single fancier – have granted immortality to their founders, L. Whitaker Boykin and Louis Dobermann…. read more

BISD Polls: Crates, Judging, Counter Attacks and National Specialties

Best In Show Daily’s weekly poll question gives readers a chance to weigh in on the dog-related topics addressed by our editors. Your responses, together with the comments posted at the end of each article, provide a glimpse into how the fancy feels about some of the cultural, political and legal issues that concern today’s… read more

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