By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz Few are the breeds that can trace their exact origin back to an original breeding pair – the Cesky Terrier is one that can. The Cesky – pronounced, “chess-key” – was created in the Czech Republic by Frantisek Horak and is latest breed to join the Terrier Group. The breed’s silky… read more
Finnish Lapphunds to Herd Ribbons, Not Reindeer
By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz Look for eight Finnish Lapphunds at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show this year. They won’t exactly have roamed from various points around the country as they did when the Sami, a tribe of semi-nomadic people roamed over Lapland – northern Finland, Sweden, and part of Russia. The show Lappies will… read more
Four Entlebuchers to Bound into Westminster Ring
By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the smallest, most agile, and perhaps the busiest of the four Swiss mountain breeds, but like the Bernese and Greater Swiss Mountain dogs and Appenzeller Sennenhund, it shows off the same black, white and brown tuxedo markings. Four Entlebuchers will make the breed’s presence known for… read more
Can You Say Xoloitzcuintli?
By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz It takes some time to learn to pronounce the name of one of the Non-Sporting breeds that will enter Westminster Kennel Club dog show rings for the first time this year. But break Xoloitzcuintli down a few times to “show-low-eats-queen-tlee,” or “show-low” for short, and it’s a snap. This hairless dog… read more