Posts with tag national specialty


The National Specialty – Just Another Show?

Would you consider your breed’s National Specialty “just another dog show”? I think not. This year, for the first time in many years, my mother and mentor, Leah, and I were unable to attend our breed’s National Specialty. Sadly, this made us both realize how special our National is and how much we enjoy being… read more

Christi McDonald

My Take – Experienced Dog People as Judges

The new AKC judging approval process that went into effect on March 1, 2012, includes some very interesting points that are, in my opinion, improvements over the previous process. Whether they will in fact make a noticeable difference in how well judges carry out their assignments – that is, whether or not we’ll get better… read more


How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

A couple of years ago, I was having lunch with a group of owners and handlers, all of whom were campaigning dogs in the Top 100 Dogs All Breeds. All were hoping to get their dogs higher in the rankings. I asked if anyone could name the top five dogs from the previous year. Not… read more