Posts with tag David Frei

The ‘Today Show’ Fiasco: Looking Back and to the Future

You’ve all seen the headlines, and they weren’t pretty: “AKC-registered breeders raising dogs in ‘miserable’ conditions’”; “Link Between Puppy Mills and the AKC”; “AKC Approved Puppy Mill Pups”; etc., etc. It was enough to make any right-thinking dog fancier’s blood boil. It’s been a couple of weeks since NBC’s “Today Show” aired the now infamous… read more


Four Westminster Winners to Attend Angel On a Leash Benefit

For the third year in a row, past Westminster winners will join with celebrants at the Angel On a Leash benefit to honor this year’s recipients of the organization’s Halo Awards. Four living legends, Pekingese ‘Malachy,’ Ch. Palacegarden Malachy, Scottish Deerhound ‘Hickory,’ GCh. Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, Scottish Terrier ‘Sadie,’Ch. Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot, and Beagle ‘Uno,’ Ch…. read more


Press Conference Generates Excitement for Westminster 2013

A raucous crowd of reporters gathered at the Affinia Hotel Manhattan on Monday, January 28, 2013, to attend a press conference announcing several exciting changes planned for this year’s Westminster Kennel Club dog show. If the number of photographers and journalists packed into the hotel’s Wharton Room is any indication, interest in the world’s most famous… read more


The National Dog Show Is a Thanksgiving Day Tradition

Many of the nation’s top dogs will be spending this weekend at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., for the chance to be selected Best of Breed at the National Dog Show Presented by Purina. A breed win at Saturday’s show, hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, all but guarantees that the lucky… read more

Six Breeds to Debut at Westminster

A dog with thumbs and the ability to tip its head backward until it touches its back, a hairless natural healer from Mexico, and a night-hunting coonhound will make Westminster Kennel Club dog show history on February 13 and 14, 2012. The Norwegian Lundehund, left, and the Xoloitzcuintli. At the club’s 136th annual event, the… read more