Posts with tag NBC

The ‘Today Show’ Fiasco: Looking Back and to the Future

You’ve all seen the headlines, and they weren’t pretty: “AKC-registered breeders raising dogs in ‘miserable’ conditions’”; “Link Between Puppy Mills and the AKC”; “AKC Approved Puppy Mill Pups”; etc., etc. It was enough to make any right-thinking dog fancier’s blood boil. It’s been a couple of weeks since NBC’s “Today Show” aired the now infamous… read more

Tuning in to watch the National Dog Show, with co-hosts David Frei and John O’Hurley, has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition for millions of American families. Photo by Dan Sayers.

The National Dog Show in Your Living Room

What once was called a “crazy idea” is now most likely a Thanksgiving Day tradition in your house. It’s called the National Dog Show Presented by Purina. But just 10 years ago, the brass at NBC barely thought it viable as a holiday broadcasting option. In fact, one executive said, “We’re not going to do… read more

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‘Hickory’ Makes Proud Return to New York as Dam of Nine

“Nine on the ninth.” That’s how Cecilia Dove and her husband, Scott, refer to the nine puppies that GCh. Foxcliffe Hickory Wind had on October 9, 2011. A Scottish Deerhound whelping nine puppies isn’t unheard of, but it’s big news when the dam is the first of her breed to win Best in Show at… read more