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Westminster 2017 from the Exhibitor’s Perspective

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Another change exhibitors experienced this year was the ring surface. New carpet was used in the breed rings at the Pier and in the group ring at the Garden. Unfortunately, the new carpet gave many dogs and humans some trouble. Many exhibitors had bloody knees and several dogs experienced raw pads which resulted in an inability for them to move at their best.

February 20th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

From Spectator to Judge

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It’s a good thing he thought to pack a suit because guess what Bert, you’re not busy tomorrow, how about stepping in as a last minute replacement judge at Progressive?

February 18th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured,Uncategorized | Read More »

The Non-Sporting Group – A Marvelous Menagerie

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Everyone’s been there. Ringside with a bewildered novice patiently explaining the basics of competition as they frantically scan from ring to catalog desperately trying to grasp the obviously significant events unfolding before their eyes.

February 18th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Wacky World of Dogs

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There is a reason why the folks at the Disney Studios named the tall, anthropomorphic dog-like character “Goofy.”

February 18th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Breed Priorities – The Italian Greyhound

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Click here to read the complete article 210 – February 2017 by Nikki Riggsbee The Italian Greyhound is both a small hound and a toy dog. Both are important to breed type. Ideally, the IG should have both the diminutive size, fine bone, and elegance of the toy coupled with the S-curved, graceful outline of [...]

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Table Talk

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Hats off to Harry Miller and his team who worked endless hours and stood in the rain to manage the shuttle service to and from the Pier at Westminster. This team also managed the traffic outside the venue. One of Harry’s shuttle drivers walked off the job the first day because he didn’t like dogs… sadly, the replacement didn’t have strong driving skills and caused a bit of a wreck at 8th and 34th Streets.

Despite the excitement, Harry managed to keep the buses running and get everyone to their destination safely and in a timely manner…

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Sociology of Dogs

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Dogs have been the center of attention for quite a while. Everyone who works in the marketing industry knows pretty well that any commercial advertisement will perform much better with a child and a dog in it. Somehow we react more emotionally.

February 16th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The St. Bernard – A Storied History

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Click here to read the complete article 274 – February 2017 BY LEE CONNOR Isn’t it incredible that despite the plethora of channels on TV we are often at a loss when looking for something to enter- tain us, and I’m certainly finding that when I do finally settle on something it is invariably a [...]

February 15th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Restyling Man’s Best Friend

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Street level knowledge of genetics expands by the minute thanks to the ongoing tsunami of discoveries that qualify as mainstream news.

February 15th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Judging the Judges

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As always, when my family and puppy people are competing in other parts of the country, I stay close to my phone an- ticipating a call to report the results and such.

February 14th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

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