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Stories written by ralbee

– Breed Priorities – Alaskan Malamute

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Alaskan Malamute mentors have always emphasized function. They pull heavy loads (freight). They work in brutally cold conditions.

May 19th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Dansk-Svensk Gårdshund (Danish-Swedish Farmdog)

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The FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale), the World Canine Organization, includes 87 member countries and contract partners (one member per country). Each issues its own pedigrees and trains its own judges. The FCI ensures that the pedigrees and judges are mutually recognized by all FCI members.

May 17th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Breed Priorities – The Boxer

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The Boxer is the most popular working breed based on AKC’s registrations. And they are often one of the larger entries at dog shows. And the quality often has one or more individual dogs competing successfully at high levels.

May 17th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Is Blood Really Thicker Than Water?

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In some ways, we live in a great time to be breeding dogs. Genome projects in both humans and dogs have yielded information about genetic disease and inheritability of traits that have improved our ability to make better breeding decisions and produce dogs more precisely tailored to our preferences.

May 3rd, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Breed Priorities – Borzoi

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Borzoi, once known as Russian Wolfhounds, are one of the largest sighthound breeds. They aren’t among the biggest entries at dog shows, and they are 99th on AKC’s ranked list of breeds based on registrations. A very beautiful breed, they were often included in art deco pieces, contributing to the elegance and style of the artwork. Today’s Borzoi experts put more emphasis on the form and function of the breed.

April 26th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Looking Back · Down In Flames – The William MacKay Story

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In this case, that game included outright bribery. However, MacKay didn’t simply bribe judges; he put them onto the company payroll. Better yet, he paid himself to do it. Interesting revelations in MacKay’s business expenses included over $400,000 in fees to his personal executive recruitment firm that hired outside consultants and new employees.

April 18th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Lone Star Poodle Club II – Thursday, July 7, 2016

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Lone Star Poodle Club II Thursday, July 7, 2016 Dallas, TX Judge Mr. Richard D. Albee Best in Specialty Show: GCh. Dawin In Hot Pursuit Handler: Sara J. Perchick Owner: Linda Campbell

July 9th, 2016 | Posted in Specialty & Group Show Results,Uncategorized | Read More »

Tara Afghan Hound Club – Sunday, May 29, 2016

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Show Name: Tara Afghan Hound Club Show Date: Sunday, May 29, 2016 Show Location: Atlanta, GA Judge Dr. Gareth Morgan-Jones Best in Specialty Show: Ch. Criston Athena Richmond  Owner: Maryln Gilley Handler: Jennifer Pierce   Best of Opposite Sex/Winners Bitch: Winsong Enchanted Owners: Ed McCrary & Nikki Gardner   Best of Winners/Winners Dog: Sharja Sudden Impact [...]

May 29th, 2016 | Posted in Specialty & Group Show Results | Read More »

Health Testing – Education or Elimination?

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In each and every breed of dog there are health tests recommended or required by parent clubs and fellow breeders before considering a dog or bitch for carrying on and taking their foray into the whelping box.

April 21st, 2016 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Breed Priorities – The English Setter

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The English Setter was one of nine Sporting breeds first recognized when AKC was formed in 1878, and an English Setter was the first registered with registration number 1.

April 20th, 2016 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

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