Posts with tag Mari-Beth O’Neill

Emma Goes to Crufts – Again!

Today, DFR readers, I bring to you the one and only Miss Emma Echols. Emma has just returned home from her second consecutive year representing the United States in the International Junior Handling Competition at the largest dog show in the world, Crufts. To become eligible to represent her country at Crufts, Emma first had… read more

On the right, Ch. Lake Cove That’s My Boy, then Ch. Fairview’s No Nonsense, Ch. Whisperwind On a Carousel and Ch. Spotlight’s Spectacular.

A Last Bit of Westminster

Westminster is over for the year, and Best In Show Daily has covered it from almost every angle. But there’s one more bit of history and sentiment I want to share with our readers. Many people noticed during the Toy Group judging that Dennis McCoy was wearing an unusual cummerbund, although it was difficult to… read more


Rick Krieger Receives 2012 William J. Trainor Award

Each year since 1999 the clubs of the Thanksgiving Classic Cluster – the Holyoke, SouthWindsor, Springfield and Windham County Kennel Clubs – have selected a fancier who has performed “meritorious service to the dog world signifying the ideals manifested by William J. Trainor.” Trainor, a successful professional handler from 1950 until 1994, was a past… read more


Exciting New Titles at AKC

In an ongoing effort to increase revenue and allow proud owners to tack newly earned titles onto their dogs’ names, the American Kennel Club has approved numerous new titles for AKC-registered, Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) and Foundation Stock Service dogs, as well as AKC Canine Partners. Although two of the newer titles were approved in… read more


An Afternoon with the Professionals

For the second year running, the American Kennel Club Registered Handlers Program, in conjunction with the Durham Kennel Club in Raleigh, N.C., and Purina, held a special event and learning opportunity just for junior handlers and anyone interested in becoming a junior called “An Afternoon with the Professionals.” This event was indeed a full afternoon… read more