Posts with tag dog shows

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As the Wheels Turn – Commentary: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Here’s a memo. Everybody wants it, but nobody wants to earn it. It’s a novel concept these days, that respect isn’t just handed out with the participation ribbons. Find out what it means to me. Respect is earned. Showing up on time. Every time. Doing the job right. Every time. In the real world, you… read more


Owner Handlers: What’s Your Next Chapter?

Sunsetting In business, we refer to ‘sunsetting’ a program, service, or product when it has passed its prime and it is now time to bring in a replacement (or not depending on your business). The importance of knowing when to let your product exit gracefully stage left is critical and ignoring that need can be… read more

As The Wheels Turn – Yondering

Yondering… Nighttime on Interstate 40, coming in to Albuquerque from the west. It’s pitch black and clear, with a full moon rising. The sky is so dark and the moon is so bright, it appears as if a halogen beam is shining through a hole drilled in ebony. It’s December and cold. Approaching single digits…. read more

Last Word on Judges — and What Breeds Win the Most

May I add a few last words on AKC judges? Nothing I have experienced in my many years in dogs has caused even close to the response I got to a couple of articles about the way judges are approved (or not approved) by AKC. This obviously touched a sore spot. It’s a subject that… read more


Fast Judges Earn Incomplete Grade

THIS WEEK I’d like to introduce you to another of our columnists, this time Geraldine Cove-Print. Geraldine writes a weekly column usually focussing on issues surrounding rescue but every so often she looks more widely at the show scene and gives us the benefit of her experience as an exhibitor and observer. In a column… read more

Malamutes in the Desert

The Israeli’s Alaskan Malamutes have a new kennel club: The Israel Nordic Dog Club, a member of the Israel Kennel Club and FCI. Israel is a small country, but the Israeli people love dogs and love to breed purebreds. Although it rarely snows and the average Winter temperatures are about 10 degrees Celsius, the Arctic… read more

Take The Lead: 20 years of Helping Dog People – 2,500 Members, $3.5 Million in Aid

The dog fancy is not always for the faint of heart. The life blood of dog shows is competition, and since the success of anyone — dog or person — is predicated on the fact that others should lose, you might think those of us who are seriously involved in dog shows must be a… read more

Streamlining the show world by Steven Seymour

THE WORDS in the column this week are not mine, they were written for the newspaper last week by one of our regular columnists, Steven Seymour. Steven is Austalian but settled in the UK a few years ago and is well known for his Beagriff Griffons. He became a columnist during my time as editor… read more