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Breed Priorities – The Belgian Malinois

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AKC recognizes the three Belgian herding dogs – Sheepdog, Tervuren, and Malinois – as three separate breeds. For AKC, the Belgian Laekenois is in Miscellaneous. FCI countries categorize the four breeds as varieties of one Belgian Sheepdog breed, including the Laekenois variety. In FCI countries, the AKC Belgian Sheepdog variety is known as Groenendael.

July 20th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Looking Around With Lee – Immigrant Handlers’ Stories

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My article this month is in response to the news we hear daily with regard to new people coming to our shores. I can only write about what I know and the following is a bit about those I know who immigrated to the USA and found their place in our dog show world!

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

The Smiling Dog – The History of the Samoyed

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In the countries of the frozen far north, where vast herds of reindeer are kept by the indigenous people, several breeds of dog have been bred to control the movements of these docile, though somewhat stubborn animals. They also provided protection from packs of marauding wolves and bears.

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

Security at Shows – Protecting Dogs & Exhbitors

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This year, the Westminster show and Crufts were disrupted by animal rights activists. The recently held Coronado Kennel Club dog show in Albuquerque, New Mexico was delayed due to an active shooter incident and thankfully no one was injured. And, this past weekend at the Woofstock shows in Vallejo, California, at least three two-person teams set themselves to the task of releasing dogs from their kennels.

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Dogs in Art – Britain’s Royalty and Their Fondness for Dogs

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Dogs in paintings run, play, follow the prey, take care of their puppies and look at us. Such paintings are indispensable for unraveling the history of dogs.

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

Evolution of The Dog Show – Part 3

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MORE GROUPS AND MORE CHANGES! Precisely 100 years ago AKC unveiled its third version of Rules Governing Dog Shows.

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

K9 Trauma Course

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A recent Tactical Medical K9 Handler Course for Law Enforcement Officers conducted by Valkyries Austere Medical Solutions & Consultants LLC located in Anniston, Alabama had 15 law enforcement officer K9 handlers who participated.

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

Puppies’ Love

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A few weeks ago, my Chesapeake Bay Retriever Bo spent throat and a sick feeling in the pit of his stomach, he ran to Bo’s the night with Craig Klein, his professional trainer, at his kennel after a hunt test. When I arrived to pick him up the following morning, Craig went to get him. In the same kennel section, he had five just weaned Chesapeake puppies and a Labrador pup.

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

IMHO – Advice for Juniors

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We asked akc junior showmanship judges the following questions: What is the one piece of advice you have for every junior? And when you judge, what is the most important consideration in your decision on placements?

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

Gene Blake – Standards Matter

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The progression is familiar—it has been repeated over and over in the purebred dog fancy. A child grows up loving dogs, learns to groom and show, becomes a professional handler, then retires from handling to become a judge.

July 11th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

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