Posts with tag GCh. Banana Joe v Tani Kazari


Westminster and Crufts BIS Breeders Speak Out, plus Goldens and Cancer Research

If there’s anything we dog people feel more strongly about than health in our beloved pets, I don’t know what it would be. Last week’s article, “Inbreeding: A Force for Good — or a Skeleton in Our Closet?” generated a lot of response, both to the website and via emails sent directly to me. They… read more


Inbreeding: A Force for Good – or a Skeleton in Our Closet?

A lot of people in Great Britain heaved a deep sigh of relief when they realized that our Westminster Best in Show winner, the feisty Affenpinscher GCh. Banana Joe v. Tani Kazari, would not be going to Crufts this year. This had nothing to do with anyone being afraid of the competition: I have no… read more

AKC/Eukanuba: Day One Groups Begin with Hounds

The first day of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship has come and gone, and the Sporting, Hound, Toy and Non-Sporting Group judging is completed. As expected there were some surprises as well as some expected outcomes. Hounds were the first Group to be judged, and Carla Molinari of Portugal did the honors. First went to Saluki… read more

Top Hound GCh. Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box was the Best in Show winner on Friday. Photo by Carla Viggiano.

Three Down in Florida, and the Big Event Begins

The three Orlando all-breeds have wrapped up, and today AKC/Eukanuba has begun! Whether or not the results at the Wednesday through Friday shows are a preview of what will happen on the weekend remains, of course, to be seen. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the weekend was the reappearance of the 2011 Top Dog of… read more


Fancy That: Virginia’s Mountain Valley Cluster

The shows in Canfield, Ohio, drew the largest entries this past weekend, at least for shows east of the Mississippi. The four-day cluster had 1,301 dogs in competition on Thursday, with a high of 1,809 on Saturday. Even with an outdoor location in August, the Steel Valley Cluster continues to have large entries. While the… read more

Christi McDonald

Fancy That: The Carolina Foothills Cluster

Among the largest shows in the country this past weekend were the three days of the Carolina Foothills cluster in Greenville, S.C., on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 27 to 29, 2012, following a day of specialties at the same location. On Friday, Spartanburg KC had 1,781 dogs competing, with 2,047 on Saturday at Hendersonville… read more