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IMHO – The Top Three Changes In Dog Shows Worldwide?

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For IMHO this month, I decided to put a world-wide slant to the questions and invite well respected American and foreign judges to respond. Mr. Michael Canalizo from New York, NY USA, Dr. John Reeve-Newson from Toronto, Canada, and Mr. Frank Kane from Yorkshire, United Kingdom–all icons of the dog world–kindly agreed to give us their insights into the changes they have seen in dog shows over their decades of participation and the differences in judging procedures they have experienced.

June 24th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

2020 Westminster Kennel Club Judging Panel

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Robert “Bob” Slay Tops Judging Panel at America’s Dog Show. Mr. Robert H. Slay of Cary, North Carolina has been given the most prestigious judging assignment in the sport of purebred dogs — deciding who will be the Best In Show winner at the 144th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden.

June 21st, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

A Tribute To Dog Show Moms

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Dog show moms are truly the unsung heroines of our sport. They are the greatest moms and the sport of purebred dogs just would not be the same without them. Marlene Groves, a colleague of mine, asked, “What about grandmas?” “Grand-mothers, count too,” I told her.

June 20th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Big E – ‘E’nergy ‘E’fficient

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In the Lessig household, the past six weeks have been fraught with domestic decisions. With unusual frequency, smaller appliances, larger ones, newer ones, and older ones all broke. The electronic gates at the bottom of the driveway ceased to function when a Fedex delivery truck hit the left one while executing a “K” turn which went awry.

June 19th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Looking Around With Lee – Our National Pastime

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It started with a simple phone call from my son who seemed a bit distracted during our usual chat…He tells me he’s busy watching the Irish Setter National on AKC.TV. It was being streamed live from Charlotte, NC.

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

Five Tips on Puppy and Co-Ownership Contracts

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“Acontract is only as good as the paper it’s written on.” It’s something I’ve heard countless times from friends or in discussions of contracts on social media. There seems to be a consensus among the dog community that, absent some blood contract or ancient ritual, contracts are completely worthless. I understand where a lot of the disappointment comes from.

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

The Power of Positive Judging

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Fault judging comes pretty easy for humans in everyday life and in the sport. We seem to be wired, at least to some degree, to find fault in each other. Maybe it helps us feel better about ourselves. As dog fanciers, we can’t help but find fault in each other’s dogs. Maybe it helps us feel better about our own dogs.

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

Around the Rings at the 2019 Woofstock, June 8 with Deb Cooper

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Around the Rings at the 2019 Woofstock, June 8 with Deb Cooper

June 8th, 2019 | Posted in Around The Ring Galleries,Featured | Read More »

Around the Rings at the 2019 Woofstock, June 7 with Deb Cooper

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Around the Rings at the 2019 Woofstock, June 8 with Deb Cooper

June 7th, 2019 | Posted in Around The Ring Galleries | Read More »

CC Working Group Hall Of Fame

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CC Working Group Hall Of Fame

June 6th, 2019 | Posted in The Canine Chronicle Hall of Fame | Read More »

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