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Dr. Gerda M. Kennedy – Vun More Time…


244 – April, 2013 Click here to read the full article in our digital edition. From the archives of The Canine Chronicle By Trisha Murphy-Horman, Sharrah Afghans, est. 1971 “Vun more time a-vound da ring!”, Judge Dr. Gerda Kennedy commanded in her native Austrian tongue. As she twirled her long pointer finger, only brave, hard-bodied individuals [...]

February 1st, 2022 | Posted in Current Articles,In The Spotlight | Read More »

Ernest Huntley Hart – Artist Extraordinaire

Leon Whitney, with son George Whitney

Although Leon Whitney was 15 years older than Ernie Hart their lifetime friendship ultimately produced two generations of innovative contributions to the dog world.
When Whitney moved his family to Orange, Connecticut in 1930 it was all about location. Then a tiny rural farming community, Orange was conveniently close to New Haven and Yale. It offered access to cutting edge research and space for his growing kennel. In his 2007 blog, son George describes one of his father’s most ambitious projects, which commenced soon after their arrival. “With the ever-growing numbers of dogs came the expense of feeding so many.

December 4th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured | Read More »

Looking Back With Lee – How It Used To Be Done

Morris & Essex TerrierGroup CanineChronicle

This month I’m looking back, not at persons who made up the interesting fiber of our dog show world, but at the way they arrived at the point in their dog lives that made them a household name in the sport.

October 6th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

The Affenpinscher – A Historical Perspective

Etty Haven

In 1950 Arthur Frederick Jones profiled the Affenpinscher for the AKC Gazette. He had been there since 1926 and served as editor since 1941. In other words, he had watched the dog business long and hard for most of his life. His article was prompted by an encouraging spike in Affenpinscher registrations after a decade of inactivity. His introduction noted that the breed had been “handicapped by inaccurate publicity” since its arrival in America. We may need to brace ourselves for another round of that. Banana Joe’s historic Westminster win is bound to trigger new interest in this fascinating breed. So, let’s set the record straight right now.

September 26th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Retriever Field Trials – The Early Days

1925 - The Duchess Of York

Averell Harriman faced many tests and triumphs during his long, varied career. Surprisingly, he considered a 1936 retriever field trial one of his most challenging ordeals. At AKC’s request, it was held at his posh Sands Point estate on Long Island’s gold coast. The Great Gatsby perfectly portrayed its aristocratic cachet during that era. The trial was organized by Harriman’s brother-in-law, Charley Lawrence, and his friends Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Field, which indicates the exclusive nature of the 1930s retriever world.

August 26th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured | Read More »

Looking Back With Lee – Remembering Shirley Thomas

Shirley Thomas

Oh, how I remember Jimmy Trullinger sitting with me during Best In Show at Westminster when a dog with a missing piece of this anatomy (the ear) was awarded the highest prize. Yikes! He was most upset and equally verbal in his dissatisfaction of that selection. The old guard was never timid when they felt strongly about something.

August 8th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Remembering Alexander “Sandy” C. Schwartz

Kentucky Derby winner Bold Venture

By Lee Canalizo To read the complete article click here 210 – September, 2012 From the archives of The Canine Chronicle, September, 2012 Sometimes I have a“plan for my next article and sometimes someone’s name just pops into my head and I say, “Where did he/she/that come from?” I seldom question the who, what or [...]

July 6th, 2020 | Posted in Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Breed Priorities – The Border Terrier

Border Terrier BKG

274 – August, 2013 (click here for full digital article) By Nikki Riggsbee The Border Terrier experts emphasized time and again that this breed is a working terrier, and that the important characteristics were those that support that activity. Some experts expressed doubts that this survey could identify the important features of Border Terriers, that [...]

June 13th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured,Uncategorized | Read More »

Judges Selection


“I am not one of the multi-group judges who judges numerous shows each year, but even so I have to be careful of conflicts when agreeing on the phone to judge a certain show.”

May 2nd, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured | Read More »

Going With The Flo … 2013 World Dog Show


From our house to the exhibition center in Budapest is 1,200 miles across the English Channel, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria and into Hungary – a long way to go but a World Show is not to be missed!

September 5th, 2013 | Posted in Current Articles | Read More »


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