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Paradigm Shift – Evolution of Breeding Methods

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Throughout history there have been many patterns of change which Webster defines as a paradigm shift. Many such events have occurred in the breeding and development of dogs and breeds.

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

IMHO – Questions Answered by Those Who Know

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On my own path to judge breeds with knowledge and passion, I took advantage of the opportunity to be an apprentice judge several times. My learning pattern is to layer and weave as many opportunities as I can until I feel prepared to judge a breed.

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

Looking Around with Lee – The Ibizan Hound

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The next breed we tackle in my ongoing series of inter- views with breed experts is the Ibizan Hound. Anyone who has interacted with an Ibizan Hound knows they are described as “a bit aloof, but a sweet-natured, family-oriented housemate… These dogs are very active; World-class sprinters and leapers, Beezers need ample, secure space to air out their engines”.

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

Kennel Blindness

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In the “good old days,” and I can still remember back that far, the term “kennel-blindness” applied to the man (or woman) who believed his or her dog(s) were perfect, could not be improved upon, and took every opportunity to share their opinion with all those who would listen. Today, the definition has seemingly become a bit darker and more biting.

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

The Big E – Education, Education, Education!

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In my last semester as an undergraduate, I was a student teacher. On late Wednesday afternoons, I attended my last required course, Philosophy of Education.

November 13th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Old English Sheepdog – The ‘Dulux’ Dog

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I just celebrated my 45th birthday (I know, it’s something people always find hard to believe, looking at my glowing ever-youthful complexion!) however it’s an inescapable fact that I was indeed born in 1972.

November 10th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

NOHS – Five Years Later

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When the AKC announced six years ago they were going to start a separate competition just for owner-handlers, it seemed too good to be true for many who felt they were up against impossible odds.

November 9th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

In the Eyes of the Artist – The Dalmatian

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Looking at a dog breed in old and new depictions is more or less the same as skating. Just as you think it’s going well, the ice is not yet thick enough and you end up in cold water.

October 27th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Preservation Breeders – Inspired Mentoring

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John Buddie’s Breeder Wisdom on Facebook are the highlight of my day. John is a generous and caring mentor because of his intuitive way of asking questions instead of presenting information.

October 26th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Big E – More Than Enough

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On a spectacular fall day with the bright red, orange, and yel- low leaves moving gently in the wind, I walked briskly, reveling in the crisp, cool air and bright sunshine. What a relief it was to actually enjoy a fall day after so many unusually hot and humid ones.

October 25th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

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