Posts with tag Purina

A Most Unique Offering: Art Show at the Dog Show

The 2013 Sunflower Cluster, which opens tomorrow, April 4, in Valley Center, Kan., has a host of activities that accompany its four all-breed shows and numerous specialties, but perhaps the most innovative of these offerings is the Art Show at the Dog Show, now in its 27th year. Art Show at the Dog Show is… read more


Among the Shows Closing March 6, 2013

Entries for North Carolina’s Tar Heel Cluster, hosted by the Cary, Alamance, Durham, Raleigh and Fayetteville Kennel Clubs, close next week. In the interest of full disclosure, I am a member of the Raleigh Kennel Club, but this set of shows has plenty of good things going on in any case. The cluster’s five all-breed… read more


Among the Shows Closing January 16, 2013

By the time entries close on Wednesday, January 16, for shows around the country, the all too brief period that dog show folks were off for the holidays will be a distant memory, and everything will be more or less back to what is normal for the dog show world – one dog show after… 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