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IMHO – Three Ways To Improve The NOHS Experience


We asked experienced AKC judges two questions about current issues affecting our sport. Here’s what they had to say…

April 18th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Looking Back with Lee – A Love Letter to Ron Menaker


MARCH 12th. was a sad day for the AKC and, more importantly, the sport of purebred dogs in general. This month ended the twenty-year tenure of probably the best friend the dog world ever had.

April 17th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Why the Show Community Has to Speak Out


We have to speak out if we want the sport of dogs to survive. And we have to stop our own mouths from denigrating this sport we love while we’re at it.

April 15th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Doug Johnson & Jamie Hubbard – Passion for Dogs


It all started with a $300 puppy. In the 1980s, Douglas Johnson was growing up in the rural Virginia town of Waynesboro — “Walton’s Mountain” country. Since junior high school, he’d worked for a local veterinarian, cleaning kennels and walking dogs out front. The job paid $1 per hour, which Johnson’s parents matched. He’d saved his earnings, and knew just how to spend them.

April 12th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The F Litter


So what’s the all-time top fantasy of dog breeders? Winning the national specialty? Going BIS from the classes? An all champion litter? Few of us ever experience any of those glorious highs, but Salgray Boxers turned them into a routine.

April 10th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Can Breed Entry Size Change A Breed?


In the first three months of every year, we are treated to the world’s two most storied and spectacular all-breed dog shows: Westminster and Crufts. Both events are steeped in century-old tradition and serve to showcase the best purebred dogs in the world. But as anyone who has attended both can attest, they are also as different as night and day.

April 9th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Canine Chronicle Sporting Hall of Fame


Canine Chronicle Sporting Hall of Fame

April 4th, 2019 | Posted in The Canine Chronicle Hall of Fame | Read More »

The Group Winners Speak – The Handlers’ Story


The Handlers of the 2019 Westminster Group Winners Tell Their Story. The seven group winners at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club show contained some crowd favorites (the Longhaired Dachshund and the Sussex Spaniel), as well as a win that was a bit of a surprise, as the Schipperke made Westminster history by winning the Non-Sporting Group.

April 1st, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

In Their Own Words – WKC Judges Critiques


2019 Westminster Group and BIS and Junior Showmanship Judges Comment on Their Placements. The 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 12 and 13 had an entry of more than 2,800 dogs in 203 breeds and varieties.

March 27th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles | Read More »

What the Westminster BIS Lineup Says About Us


How wonderful to have two ne plus ultra events in AKC conformation – The AKC National Championship and Westminster. Both inspire hopes and dreams in nearly every person to ever set foot in a show ring, and both showcase the best of the best of the best by the time the judges have winnowed things down to Best In Show competition.

March 26th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »


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