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Today marks the first day of the North Florida Classic Cluster cluster in Tallahassee, FL. Day one includes two shows in one day. I’d love to hear from folks about how they feel about the two-shows-in-one-day concept. It would be interesting to hear the exhibitor’s perspective and their opinion of the impact on dogs. I took a quick look at the show schedule and felt badly for the professional handlers. I continue to be hesitant about this concept, especially for young dogs. I am not sure the “more show the better” concept is the right approach. It certainly didn’t work for Starbucks. Here’s hoping all goes smoothly.

February 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Westminster 2017 from the Exhibitor’s Perspective

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Another change exhibitors experienced this year was the ring surface. New carpet was used in the breed rings at the Pier and in the group ring at the Garden. Unfortunately, the new carpet gave many dogs and humans some trouble. Many exhibitors had bloody knees and several dogs experienced raw pads which resulted in an inability for them to move at their best.

February 20th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

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Hats off to Harry Miller and his team who worked endless hours and stood in the rain to manage the shuttle service to and from the Pier at Westminster. This team also managed the traffic outside the venue. One of Harry’s shuttle drivers walked off the job the first day because he didn’t like dogs… sadly, the replacement didn’t have strong driving skills and caused a bit of a wreck at 8th and 34th Streets.

Despite the excitement, Harry managed to keep the buses running and get everyone to their destination safely and in a timely manner…

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Editorial,Featured | Read More »

WKC Press Coverage Lacks Bite

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What is going on with Westminster’s press coverage this year?

February 14th, 2017 | Posted in Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Never Too Old

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By Amy Fernandez “I’m getting too old for this” is a common refrain this week. Then again, “you’re as old as you feel.” And one old girl is definitely proving that point this weekend. A little Smooth Coat Chihuahua, GCh. Ayrwen Star Kissed Delight, better known as Dee Dee, made the last flight out of [...]

February 14th, 2017 | Posted in Dog Show History,Editorial | Read More »

Chucky Breaks the Mold

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By Amy Fernandez The biggest star to emerge from the weekend so far is Ch. Pequest Pickwick. Since rolling into town he won Progressive on Friday, the Pekingese Club of New Jersey specialty on Saturday, and the Pekingese Association of New York specialty on Sunday. Naturally, curiosity is running high. Fans flock around for a [...]

February 14th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,Editorial | Read More »

A Surprise at Progressive

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By Amy Fernandez Everybody’s got a bucket list of fabulous things they dream of doing someday. However, you don’t wake up one day and suddenly find yourself buzzing around Maui or checking out the nice view from the top of Kilimanjaro. Those are big time, long range dreams that take time and effort, but once [...]

February 13th, 2017 | Posted in Editorial,Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

Progressive Features the Best of the Best

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Progressive had a couple strikes against it before judging started at Westminster weekend’s kickoff event. It took the brunt of New York’s weather drama, which translated into a drizzling leak of melting snow through the ceiling of the Penn Top Ballroom. Then, to top that, half of the judging panel was missing in action. It was a no-go for both Luc Boileau, coming from Wisconsin, and Norm Patton, trying to get out of Arizona.

February 11th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will air LIVE in Canada

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The 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will air LIVE in Canada on the National Geographic Channel…

February 9th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

A Snowy Start to Westminster Week!

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Safe travels to everyone heading into the city today! This is the view from the Stewart Hotel (formerly the Affinia) looking onto Madison Square Garden

February 9th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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