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Talking Hounds – Fred & Carol Vogel of Brodny Fame…

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The state of Connecticut is beautiful in every season, but fall is the prettiest and most harvest-like. Around the corner from Wolf Den Park used to be Kingsbury Tavern, dating back to 1740 according to the plaque that hung on the house.

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

The Death of a Legendary Border Collie

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his biggest training challenge was acclimating eight-year-old Piper to those jet engine noisy vibes. Otherwise, he was basically a natural, which really isn’t too surprising. The Border Collie’s intrinsic herding drive, natural agility, responsiveness, and boundless energy make it ideally suited to proactive wildlife management.

January 18th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Flying With Dogs

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Just when you thought flying with dogs couldn’t get any worse well it has. The new TSA ID requirements go into effect just in time for that annual grueling trek to Westminster. Specifically, beginning January 22, 2018, ID requirements at those delightful TSA airport security checkpoints will be stepped up. A detailed list of TSA acceptable forms of ID can be accessed at tsa.gov.

January 18th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The New Normal

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The title of this month’s article is in response to unexpected things now occurring at a dog show. It could also be titled, Prepare for the Unexpected.

January 18th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Big E – Education, Education, Education!

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As I was growing up, Sunday nights were spent as a family watching the Ed Sullivan Show on television. Live from the Ed Sullivan Theater in midtown Manhattan, wholesome entertainment filled the hour.

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

Restoring the Reputation of Purebred Dogs

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Anyone who asserts that breeding and showing dogs is exclusively about dogs and not related to the ego of the human is naive. Competition is a constant and inseparable part of human life.

January 15th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Largest Dog Show Ever – The World Dog Show

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The World Dog Show 2017 was held in Leipzig, Germany on November 9 through November 12. Every year, a different member country of the FCI (the Federacion Cynologique Internationale) organizes the World Dog Show; every member country may choose to compete for the right to hold the World Dog Show, and the voting by all member countries is held annually, 4 or so years in advance.

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

Death, Taxes & Revised AKC Judging Requirements

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Judging is not an entitlement. Judging becomes a farce if the person pointing has less experience in the breed than most of the other people in the ring. Judging, and specifically lack of breed-specific knowledge, is the #1 source of complaints from exhibitors.

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

Looking Around with Lee – The Golden Retriever

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The next breed we tackle in my ongoing series of interviews with breed experts is the Golden Retriever.

January 12th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Look – They Don’t Speak English, They Just Give us the Look

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We’ve all done something that causes our canine friends to question our intelligence. they don’t speak english, they just give us ‘The Look’.

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

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