Posts with tag Groups

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"Matisse" Wins Best In Show At Annual AENC & Day Two Judging

Dateline: Orlando Top breeders, top Judges, top dogs and an enthusiastic audience entered the main ring last night to win the largest purse in the Sport but more importantly, to win the coveted top spot on the trophy for one year. Last night’s event will be one for the ages as the World Challenge Dog,… read more

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AKC Eukanuba National Championship Day 1

Dateline: Orlando Forget the Mouse House this week, Orlando has gone to the dogs. It’s been a terrific week as the top dogs from around the world meet on the blue carpet. More than 4000 dogs will compete for top prizes and to earn top spot on the coveted Trophy. Yesterday’s judging awarded ribbons to… read more

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AKC Delegates Say ‘No’ to Group Realignment

American Kennel Club delegates voted down a proposal to split the existing seven Groups into 11 that would have mainly affected the Sporting, Hound and Working Groups. With three new delegates elected and seated earlier in the quarterly delegates meeting on March 13, the recommendation of a special 4-year-old committee was defeated by a vote… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The Afghan Hound

Breeders of purebred dogs speak a language all their own. Wherever they gather, at dog shows, seminars or in chat rooms, words and phrases are used that have very narrow definitions. Their usage makes it difficult for a novice to fully participate in the conversation, and all but impossible for the general public to follow… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The Japanese Chin

Breeders of purebred dogs speak a language all their own. Wherever they gather, at dog shows, seminars or in chat rooms, words and phrases are used that have very narrow definitions. Their usage makes it difficult for a novice to fully participate in the conversation, and all but impossible for the general public to follow… read more

IT WAS 7 TO 10 – IT'S NOT TIME YET NOW IT'S 7 TO 11 AND COULD STILL BE TOO EARLY

(This is an updated message from September 2009 with changes underlined) Dear Member Clubs and Delegates, The Dog Show Superintendents Association (DSSA) understands the reasoning behind the move to re-align the Variety Groups and understands both sides of the argument. We see its merits but, at the same time, believe there are problems to be… read more

DSSA Issues Poll on Proposed AKC Groups Realignment

AKC delegates will vote on March 13 whether to recommend to the board of directors that the current seven Groups be further split into 11. The realignment of breeds would make major changes to the Hound, Sporting and Working Groups. Hounds would be divided into Sight Hounds and Scent Hounds, the Sporting breeds would move… read more