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Christi McDonald

Tuesday Night’s Westminster Finale

The Tuesday evening activities began at Madison Square Garden amid an air of eager anticipation. Three Group winners were left to be selected before the 2012 Best in Show winner would be crowned. Judge Terry Stacy officiated the first Group of the evening. What he did not find in his Sporting Group line-up was the… read more

Christi McDonald

Westminster Judge Is a Sentimental Soul

Judging the Non-Sporting Group at Westminster Kennel Club 2012 was one of the high points in Randy Garren’s life in purebred dogs. And when he stepped into the ring at Madison Square Garden on Monday night, he wasn’t the first person ever to mark a special event by wearing something with particular sentimental value. Both… read more

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Meadowlands Specialty Association – Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday’s judging at the Meadowlands Specialty Association’s Combined Specialty shows saw three days of competition draw to a close. Ten specialties and one limited-breed club held their conformation events for the third day at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. The total entry for the day was 849. Irish Setters had the largest entry… read more

Westminster: The Group Judges

An invitation to judge at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show is extended to very few AKC-licensed judges. This year, the honor is bestowed on 38 individuals from 19 states. They will select the best of the 185 breeds and varieties currently recognized by the nation’s oldest purebred dog registry. Mrs. Cindy Vogels of Greenwood… read more

‘Malachy’ Repeats 2011 Progressive Win

By Christi McDonald Photos by Krista Droop One of the first big rosettes of the Westminster weekend was handed out late Friday afternoon when judge Dennis McCoy awarded GCh. Palacegarden Malachy Best in Show at Progressive Toy Dog Club. Handled by David Fitzpatrick, the Pekingese was the Top Toy in the U.S. and Number 2… read more

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The Whole Story

Master blogger Billy Wheeler has been telling “The Back Story” to Best In Show Daily readers since the year began. From his ringside reporting to his book reviews, Billy brings the world of the show dog to life with an inimitable voice that makes everyone feel like an insider. The thousands of devotees who read… read more

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The Top Best-in-Show-Winning Non-Sporting Dog of All Time

By Christi McDonald Editor’s note: Determining the top AKC winners in any category is an inexact science. We explain why in a companion article: Biggest BIS Winner Tough to Call.   Professional handlers Dennis McCoy and Randy Garren showed the white Standard Poodle, CH Whisperwind On A Carousel, to more than 100 Best in Shows, including the top… read more

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The Top Best-in-Show-Winning Terrier of All Time

By Christi McDonald Editor’s note: Determining the top AKC winners in any category is an inexact science. We explain why in a companion article: Biggest BIS Winner Tough to Call.   Among the seven Groups, the contest for top Best-in-Show winner has been most hotly contested in Terriers. The first Terrier to reach the pinnacle… read more

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An Interview with Casandra Clark

By Kayla Bertagnolli To all my DFR readers, I am more than ecstatic to introduce you to Casandra Clark. I cannot put into words how incredible this woman is and what an amazing dog show career she’s had. So I’m going to let her tell you the story of her juniors career and where she… read more

Christi McDonald

The Top Best-in-Show-Winning Toy of All Time

By Christi McDonald Editor’s note: Determining the top AKC winners in any category is an inexact science. We explain why in a companion article: “Biggest BIS Winner Tough to Call.” For many, many years, the Best in Show record in the Toy Group was held by the legendary Pekingese Ch. Chik T’Sun of Caversham, shown… read more

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