I was saddened to hear about Bernie Schwartz’ stroke. Bernie is back home now with 24-hour care. Please send Bernie and Fran a card if you get the chance. I know each of them could use the positive thoughts. Cards can be sent to: Bernie & Fran Schwartz, 24500 N. Elm Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045.
Probiotics are one of the current hot topics for canine care. But do you really understand what they are and how they benefit your dog? From general health to coat and physical performance, the canine gastro intestinal tract is a large factor. The following article is the first of two that will define the history and science, to ultimately assist you in making an educated choice regarding your dog’s well being.
There was many a tear shed as Larry Cornelius ran his last left-handed circle as a professional handler. Larry, we wish you well with your new career with the AKC and we are glad that we will still be able to see you at the shows. However, you will certainly be missed INSIDE the ring! I’d also like to extend most sincere congrats to you and Marcelo on the birth of your recent foal! There are so many exciting things happening in the world of Larry and Marcelo and we are all happy for you!
Several of our American dog fanciers had the good fortune to attend the Japanese Kennel Club show this past week. This event is truly one of the premier events of the Asian dog show scene. Bill Shelton judged Dobermans, Boxers and Pembroke Welsh Corgis. He and Steve visited Japan’s Disney World, among other wonderful sightseeing [...]
The Virginia Kennel Club will be offering a great educational opportunity at the end of April. A seminar focusing on Breed Type in a Breeding Program will be held on April 29 & 30, 2017. It will be presented by Pat Trotter, David Fitzpatrick, Beth Sweigart and Doug Johnson of Bugaboo Old English Sheepdog fame. That’s a lot of years of knowledge and experience! It’s not often that you can find this kind of breeding experience in one room, let alone have the chance to listen and talk to those experts at length. Folks can contact Dr. Robert Smith at (804) 769-0113 for more information.
NOHS Judge: Mrs. Karin Ashe NOHS Dog Reg: GCHS. Hobarras I Dreamed A Dream [Bitch] NOHS Breed: Scottish Deerhound NOHS Handler: Shawnine Cirincione NOHS Owner: S Hogan-Cirincione, A Cirincione & T Rizzitiello Breeder: Shawnine Hogan-Cirincione, Anthony Cirincione & Terry Rizzitiello
Over 10,000 dogs were exhibited on Saturday, and again on Sunday at AKC conformation events across the country. I truly hope that this is demonstrative of an upswing in participation in our sport!
Well, this year my friends the weather has caused grief once again. The York cluster has cancelled it’s show for today due to inclement weather: judges are having great difficulty getting in; hopefully the weather will calm down and all will be ready for the show Thursday! The building will open at 3 p.m. today for exhibitors to unload, etc.
The dog world was shocked by the sudden, unexpected passing of Joe Sanchez. Joe was a great breeder of Mastiffs and supporter of purebred dogs. He will be missed by all.
Joe’s service is this Thursday, March 9, at 12 noon at Forest Lawn, Covina Hills, 21300 Via Verde Drive, Covina, CA 91724. The family requests that anyone wishing to honor Mr. Sanchez make a donation to the Canine Health Foundation in his honor in lieu of flowers.