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Breed Essence with Jane


Many breeds have an epigram. That short distinctive line, or quote that instantly gives you a mental picture of the essence of the breed. That little something maybe a breeder, judge or exhibitor mentioned or a sentence from the breed standard. These one-liners hit the nail on the head and are thought provoking.

April 15th, 2021 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Table Talk · April 14, 2021


was saddened to hear that Ted Hoots, a member of the Apple Valley Kennel Club, was hit by a car on his way home from the Apple Valley Shows this past Sunday. Sadly, Ted did not survive the accident. Ted was a hard-working member of the club and had just finished volunteering for the cluster. Our most sincere condolences to Ted’s wife, Shari, and the rest of their family. A GoFundMe campaign has been established to assist with funeral expenses for Ted.

April 14th, 2021 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

CC Photo of the Day – Cow Dog


They say a good Cutting horse “has some cow in him.” We think this little guy is taking that saying to heart!

April 8th, 2021 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Table Talk · April 7, 2021


Celebrating birthdays this week are: Ron Scott, Carla Sanchez, Will Alexander, Susie Olivera, Beth Sweigart, Leslie Smith, Ken Murray, Jen Milani, Gwen DeMilta, BJ Whitlow, Roxanne Chumbley, Johann Emedi, Robin Stansell and Melinda Lyon.

April 7th, 2021 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Breed Priorities – German Wirehaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Pointers

German Wirehaired Pointers were developed in Germany in the late 1800s. It is a rugged, versatile hunting dog that can work in different terrains. This medium sized breed is known for his distinctive protective wire coat with facial furnishings.

April 5th, 2021 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Starting from the Bottom Modest Beginnings Lead to a Lifetime of Memories in the Sport


…“The only thing I could do was put the tip of her tail between my teeth and smile as the judge approached. He tried to be so serious, but his smile and giggle could not be contained…”

April 1st, 2021 | Posted in Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Table Talk · March 31, 2021


Healing thoughts to Red Tatro who missed the Fort Worth KC show on Sunday due to illness. Red went in for exploratory surgery due to an obstruction. He and Denise have had a rough time recently and they are in our thoughts and prayers. Here’s to better days ahead!

March 31st, 2021 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Table Talk · March 24, 2021


In February of this year, all AKC Executive Field Representatives were required to complete a training program conducted by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Effective this year, the training program is also a continuing education requirement for AKC Registered Handlers. The U.S. Center for SafeSport is an independent, non-profit organization committed to building a sport community where participants can work and learn together free of emotional, physical and sexual abuse and misconduct. Requiring the AKC Registered Handlers and Field Representatives to participate in this training is the beginning of an effort to make our sport a safer environment for all.

March 24th, 2021 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Looking Back With Lee On Teddy Young

Teddy Young Cocker Spaniel - 1993

Teddy was part of the local dog establishment and he was also, many times, a dinner companion or house guest to many of us during or after the shows.

March 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Looking Back With Lee – Remembering Pat Gellerman

Pat Gellerman BIS

We met regularly at shows we judged, and our friendship remained a close one. Maybe too close at times! We were gal pals, and both felt the need for someone to bounce things off.

March 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »


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