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Stories written by ralbee

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 »

The Evolution of the Sporting Dog

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The Sporting Group may rank as the premier showcase of dog breeding artistry and/or canine genetic versatility, depending on personal perspective.

April 19th, 2016 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Party’s or Parties?

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Happiness is never getting sued. However, when people are in conflict over an animal, deciding to sue is an easy choice.

April 18th, 2016 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Be A Clown, Be A Clown

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In 1948, Metro Goldwyn Mayer released a musical romance starring Gene Kelly and Judy Garland titled “The Pirate.” Among the songs written for this musical by the late, great American songwriter Cole Porter (“Anything Goes,” “In the Still of the Night,” “Begin the Beguine” etc. etc.) was a ditty titled “Be a Clown” in which Kelly twice, the second time with Garland, extolled the virtues of a clown’s life (“Wear the cap and the bells and you’ll rate with all the great swells.”)

April 15th, 2016 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

A Guide To Puppy Development

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What a puppy will become starts while it is a puppy.

April 14th, 2016 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

The Purpose of Breeding

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The American Kennel Club recognizes 189 breeds and the Federation Cynologique Internationale more than 400 breeds.

April 13th, 2016 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Meet the Breeds – Giving Back

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Owning a purebred dog makes you a de facto ambassador for the breed every time the two of you leave your home.

April 12th, 2016 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

The Art of Breeding

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Relative Newcomers Chart a Path to 40 Years of Success in the Ring

April 11th, 2016 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Presentation Malpractice

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At least once a year, all exhibitors should go to a dog show unencumbered with a dog, grooming table and equipment. They should go for the sole purpose of observing the handling of their breed in particular, and a variety of breeds in general.

April 10th, 2016 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

From The Publisher

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During my travels to shows recently, one topic kept coming up again during conversations with seasoned exhibitors and breeders. There is a feeling amongst many in the fancy that they cannot approach the majority of judges to discuss their decisions that day.

April 9th, 2016 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

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