Sunday, March 17, 2012, the last day of the Kentuckiana Cluster and the second Louisville Kennel Club show, found quite a few dogs placing in the Groups that had not placed the first three days, proving that at one of the largest clusters in the country there are so many quality dogs shown that the… read more
A New Day at the Kentuckiana Cluster
I suppose the results in Louisville on Saturday could be considered an upset, since our Number 1 dog of all breeds, ‘Sky,’ was second in her Group to the eventual Best in Show winner. This was the first day that Norman Patton’s choice for the final prize, the Swedish-bred Russell Terrier, GCh. Goldsand’s Columbus, was… read more
Day Two from Louisville
The country’s Number 1 Toy may have settled on Thursday for second place in Kentucky, but she went all the way to Best in Show on Friday at the Louisville Kennel Club. Judge Jan Paulk awarded GCh. Marlex Classic Red Glare the Toy Group, and Steve Keating gave the dynamic little Min Pin the red, white… read more
Day One from Louisville
The first all-breed show of the Kentuckiana Cluster was held yesterday, Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville. For a Thursday show, the entry of 2,290 was terrific, and a testament to how much exhibitors and fanciers love this cluster. The show included the Otterhound Club of America regional specialty and… read more
Among the Shows Closing February 27, 2013
The Kentuckiana Cluster, probably my favorite cluster in the U.S. overall, closes next week. The Mid-Kentucky, Louisville and Evansville Kennel Clubs host four all-breed shows Thursday through Sunday in Louisville, with the Combined Specialty Clubs of Louisville on Wednesday. And boy, do they have a lot going on. I should first mention that this year… read more
Live from Louisville
Blogger In Chief Billy Wheeler is live in Louisville for four days to give you The Back Story on the Kentuckiana Cluster. Check back regularly as he updates this blog. To see photographs of winners and the day’s results, click on the blue Kentuckiana logo at the top of the page. Louisville Kennel Club: Sunday,… read more
I love Louisville, Next week I will be Louisville KY for the Kentuckiana Cluster, traditionally the biggest weekend of the season. Now, the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship week may actually have more entries, but the restriction to champions and grand champions, means that there are only three all breed shows open to all. In 2010, the… read more
We Have Video!
As much as I wax nostalgic for the “good old days” in the dog game, I have to face the fact that I am addicted to modern technology. Let’s face it, you would not be reading my rambling ruminations were it not for the blogosphere, Facebook & Twitter. One of the additions to our Internet… read more
Louisville, Here We Come!
For the past several years, the Kentuckiana Cluster of dog shows, held in Louisville, Ky., in March, have been America’s largest dog shows, with entries of 2,300 to over 2,900 dogs each day. The popularity of the cluster is warranted, and there’s still time to make plans to go this year – entries close on… read more