Posts with tag Doberman Pinscher


Is Your Dog’s Heart ‘Talking’ to You?

All kinds of health conditions can affect our dogs, from treatment-defying cancer to patience-testing dermatitis to nobody-to-blame-but-myself parasites. But somehow, when the heart is involved, it strikes us to our core. So, we thought we’d take a look at one of the more troubling potential signs of heart problems – murmurs. It’s one of those… read more


Breeder Buzzwords – The Doberman Pinscher

On top of the War Dog Memorial at the U.S. Naval Base Guam sits a life-size bronze sculpture of a Doberman Pinscher named Kurt, by California artist Susan Bahary. Titled “Always Faithful,” the memorial is a tribute to the dogs that served in the Battle of Guam during World War II. The inscription on its… read more

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New Faces This Weekend

I love this time of year on the dog show calendar, post-Westminster. Many of the multi-BIS winners have traded in weekends on the road for romps in the backyard, chasing squirrels rather than breed records. As last year’s A-listers fade from the scene, new faces start to emerge. This past weekend gave a glimpse of… read more


Introducing the Great Ones

We dog show fanciers live in what essentially seems to be a “BIG world.” To everyone else, however, the idea of dog shows must seem very foreign. Some people who visit a dog show might get the wrong impression or be skeptical about some things that, to us, seem so normal. On my way home… read more

Christi McDonald

Tuesday Night’s Westminster Finale

The Tuesday evening activities began at Madison Square Garden amid an air of eager anticipation. Three Group winners were left to be selected before the 2012 Best in Show winner would be crowned. Judge Terry Stacy officiated the first Group of the evening. What he did not find in his Sporting Group line-up was the… read more

Christi McDonald

The Top Best-in-Show-Winning Working Dog of All Time

By Christi McDonald Editor’s note: Determining the top AKC winners in any category is an inexact science. We explain why in a companion article: Biggest BIS Winner Tough to Call. Only two Working dogs in history have won more than 100 all-breed Best In Shows. The first, and for many decades the only one, was… read more