Posts with tag Ron Menaker


Dogs in Art: Matilda Lotz at the AKC Museum of the Dog

As part of Best In Show Daily’s ongoing series highlighting artwork on display at the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, today we feature a painting by artist Matilda Lotz entitled “At the Garden Gate.” This piece was a gift to the museum from former AKC Chairman Ron Menaker and his wife, Kathy. Matilda Lotz… read more

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


The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship: A Retrospective

December 15 and 16, 2012, will mark the 12th year of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship dog show, this year to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. In December 2001 the American Kennel Club teamed up for the first time with pet food company Eukanuba to host the inaugural invitational dog… read more


Rick Krieger Receives 2012 William J. Trainor Award

Each year since 1999 the clubs of the Thanksgiving Classic Cluster – the Holyoke, SouthWindsor, Springfield and Windham County Kennel Clubs – have selected a fancier who has performed “meritorious service to the dog world signifying the ideals manifested by William J. Trainor.” Trainor, a successful professional handler from 1950 until 1994, was a past… read more


Bucharest Show Draws 6,157 Dogs

Never before has the European Winner Show had so much bad luck. I still remember the sight of Petru Muntean, vice president of the Romanian Kennel Club, jumping for joy next to Christian Stefanescu, president, when the FCI flag was handed over to them in 2011 in Leeuwarden. But then, when the August 31 deadline… read more


The 2012 World Show – Austria

Each year the Fédération Cynologique Internationale sponsors the World Dog Show in a different country. In 2011 the location was Paris, and in 2012 it moves to Salzburg, Austria. The enormous event started today at the Salzburg Exhibition Centre and continues through Sunday, May 20. It is sponsored by the Austrian Kennel Club. Austria is… read more


Canine Partners Program Sees 30,000 Entries in Two Years

Thousands of dogs of mixed-breed or unknown pedigree have entered American Kennel Club agility, obedience, rally and coursing ability events more than 30,000 times in the last two years as members of the Canine Partners program. Spayed or neutered mixed-breed dogs, purebred dogs that can’t be registered with the AKC or in its Foundation Stock… read more