Posts with tag Peter Green


Crufts 2013: Terriers and Hounds on Day One

If there’s one thing I’m sure of, it’s that everyone who’s seriously interested in dogs and dog shows should go to Crufts at least once in their lifetime. There’s no other place that dogs play such an important part in the general life of the human population as they do in England, and nowhere is this… 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

Mrs. Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge imported the fiery Doberman Pinscher Ferry von Rauhfelsen of Giralda from Germany that promptly went Best in Show at the Garden in 1939.

Memories of Westminsters Past

The weekend before Westminster the whole dog world is naturally wondering what will happen on Tuesday night during Best in Show at Madison Square Garden. I’ll be there, I’ll be watching, and I hope to help report from the show for BIS Daily – but as a counterweight to all the predictions about who will… read more


Bo Bengtson Joins Best In Show Daily – Part II

Yesterday we proudly announced that the iconic dog journalist Bo Bengtson has joined the Best In Show Daily team. In Part I of our interview with him, we explored where Bo came from: his early years in dogs, his breeding program and judging career, and the publications he has written for, founded and run the past… read more


Bo Bengtson Joins Best In Show Daily

In the American dog show scene today only a handful of people can be classified among its most elite journalists. Indeed I count fewer than a half-dozen who can lay claim to that title, and one of them stands above even his closest peers. Bo Bengtson’s longevity and experience, coupled with an unwavering passion for… read more


Remembering Elisabeth Matell

Elisabeth Matell, 67, breeder and exhibitor of Cracknor Norfolk Terriers, passed away suddenly over the weekend at her home, Standhall Cottage, in Worcestershire, England. Elisabeth’s contribution to the welfare of the Norfolk Terrier began in Sweden in 1966. Just two years after the Kennel Club (England) separated the breed into Norwich and Norfolk Terriers, she… read more

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Say Hello to Ernesto Lara

Ernesto Lara’s journey toward becoming an all-breed professional handler began with an act of valor. While visiting an aunt in his hometown of Mexico City, the quiet 13-year-old overcame his fear of dogs in an instant by preventing a fight between the woman’s Airedale Terrier and another dog. “I didn’t think about it,” Ernesto says,… read more


The 2013 Westminster Judges

Is reading about Westminster in May something like finding Christmas decorations in your favorite store before Halloween? That may be, but the panel of judges for Westminster 2013 was released last week, so it’s an opportune time share the names of those who’ll make the decisions in February. Heading the panel as Best in Show… read more


Venerable Old Dominion Is More Than Just a Dog Show

Cherry blossoms are the symbol of springtime in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area, and the Cherry Blossom Cluster signals the start of the region’s spring show season. This year, a dozen specialty clubs will welcome exhibitors on Friday, April 20, 2012, to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium for the first of four days of… read more


My First Show Catalog

Thirty years of attending dog shows have helped me to amass a serious collection of show catalogs. Most are from all-breed conformation shows, but many are from specialty shows, including the National Specialties I’ve attended as both spectator and exhibitor. Many of these booklets have been all but forgotten, taking up valuable storage space and… read more

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