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American Dogs – Where Did They Come From?

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America’s native canines are sort of like the dinosaurs: they were all over the place; then they suddenly disappeared. The prehistoric dog world was similar to how it is now. From the Arctic Circle to Tierra Del Fuego; no matter where you went, the place was overrun with dogs of every shape and size.

August 16th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Four Factors Portend the Future of the Sport – Part 4

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Historically the conformation sport has been the primary venue used by breeders and exhibitors to observe stud dogs, brood bitches and the results of breedings along with the progress and development of their breed.

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Is Heartworm Prevention a Scam?

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Not a year goes by that somebody doesn’t post a link to an article “exposing” the money-grubbing conspiracy that is supposedly behind heartworm prevention. At first reading, their claims can be pretty convincing. Are we really being duped into dosing our dogs with expensive medication against a disease that barely exists? Let’stake a look.

August 13th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Judging Junior Showmanship

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Junior Showmanship is the hardest thing at the dog show to judge! And arguably the most important! It behooves those of us tasked with this responsibility to take it very seriously. We study hard to become licensed to judge the various breeds. Our juniors deserve our best efforts at educating ourselves and pursuing excellent judging.

August 10th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Terrier Group Hall of Fame

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August 9th, 2018 | Posted in The Canine Chronicle Hall of Fame | Read More »

The Big E – Exhibitors = Influencers?

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“Good judges owe their success to those exhibitors who recognize the quality of their work, the way they interact with the entrants… ”

August 9th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Hey Newbies – Here’s What Judges Want You to Know – Part 2

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Ah,the inner workings of a judge’s brain – when you’re in the ring, wouldn’t it be nice to know what the judge was thinking? It’s with that premise that a recent survey went out, asking judges to weigh in on newbie exhibitors. Guess what – even those of us who have been around a long time can learn from these survey responses!

August 8th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Between The Lines – The 1926 Sesqui Centennial

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Though I can feel the whack of Professor Klukoff’s wooden ruler on my knuckles as I type this, my most cherished book from 1926 is not Sinclair Lewis’ social satire, Elmer Gantry.

August 7th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Breed Priorities – The Belgian Malinois

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AKC recognizes the three Belgian herding dogs – Sheepdog, Tervuren, and Malinois – as three separate breeds. For AKC, the Belgian Laekenois is in Miscellaneous. FCI countries categorize the four breeds as varieties of one Belgian Sheepdog breed, including the Laekenois variety. In FCI countries, the AKC Belgian Sheepdog variety is known as Groenendael.

July 20th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Looking Around With Lee – Immigrant Handlers’ Stories

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My article this month is in response to the news we hear daily with regard to new people coming to our shores. I can only write about what I know and the following is a bit about those I know who immigrated to the USA and found their place in our dog show world!

July 19th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

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