Part of the mission of the American Kennel Club is to “Take whatever actions necessary to protect and assure the continuation of the sport of purebred dogs.” The AKC’s Junior Showmanship program is just one example of the kennel club’s commitment to fulfilling this portion of its charter statement. Most fanciers agree that everyone should do… read more
Today was a day full of surprises. I’m not sure you can call them upsets, but there were plenty of dogs with multiple BIS before their name beaten by dogs who had received their first big rosette. Among the surprises was in Pharaoh Hounds where the winnignest Pharaoh, in history, GCH CH Northgate’s As You… read more
Come on In! The Party Room Is Open!
Welcome to Our Garden Party. Tune your TV to USA Network and join us for the dogdom’s ultimate armchair quarterbacking. Please say hello to your host when you come in and then feel free to mingle. It’s like any other open house. There are very few rules. Feel free to cheer for your favorites and… read more
Norwegian Lundehund Means ‘Puffin Dog’
By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz Kept for centuries as a bird-hunting dog on the tiny, isolated Norwegian island of Vaeroy, north of the Arctic Circle, the five Norwegian Lundehunds entered at Westminster next week will show the judge and spectators what a breed with unusual characteristics really looks like. With a minimum of six functioning toes… read more