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Breed Priorities: Cardigan Welsh Corgi

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There are two Corgis from Wales, one with a tail (Cardigan) and one without (Pembroke). But there are more differences beyond the tail. They were developed in different parts and geographies in Wales.

January 24th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Hunting Without a Dog is Like Playing Air Guitar

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There are actually people in this country who don’t hunt birds with a dog. I have to confess that I’ll never understand those folks.

January 22nd, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Service Dog Quandry and Solutions

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It took a little trip into NYC recently, Lincoln Center to be precise. For all the inconvenience, the city’s holiday rep is well deserved. An instamatic moment wherever you turn. So, here’s the newsworthy thing I noticed-dogs everywhere.

January 20th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Gos d’Atura Català – The Catalan Sheepdog

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Although dogs have been our companions for millennia, we have to guess at what prehistoric dogs looked like exactly. One thing we do know for sure, though, is the work they did. They followed the prey, drove the flocks and herds, guarded livestock and defended their owners’ property.

January 18th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Big E – Elation, Relation, Equation

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“What is important is to get into the moment. Appreciate the good things when they come your way whether in Dogdom or in any other place.”

January 16th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Fun, Dogs and Videotape

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At a recent dog show I sat next to some people who were having way too much fun. They were (supposedly) drinking, commenting on the groups, and filming themselves doing it. The idea, they said, was to make dog shows seem fun, not stodgy, and to that end they were starting a YouTube series called Drunken Dog Show, modeled after the television series Drunken History.

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

From Junior Showmanship to Professional Handler

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Over the course of my thirty-plus years in the sport of purebred dogs, I have heard more than just a handful of young people express their desire to become a professional handler when they grow up. And, when the remark is directed at me, I find it easy to be encouraging because it simply requires time, dedication and hard work to master the skills necessary to make their dream a reality.

January 12th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

IMHO – Judges Talk About Current Issues in the Sport


At this holiday season, IMHO celebrates the timeless nov-el by Charles Dickens, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, by asking judges to share their favorite things from dog shows past and present, and their wishes for the future. Who will be Mr. Scrooge or Tiny Tim? Read and find out! Wishing all of Dogdom the joys of the holiday season and the very best of New Years. ~ Elaine Lessig

January 10th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

New Year’s Resolution – Fighting Apathy!

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Yes, it’s 2020, and as we start a brand new year, all bright and shiny and so full of optimism, it is always traditional to plan a new year’s resolution.

January 8th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Demise of Dog Shows? Never?!! But Maybe…

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What’s going wrong with judges’ approval these days? Since AKC isn’t talking, speculation is mandatory.
Granted, the entire subject has always been kind of messed up. I mean the mere idea of objectively evaluating a subjective process seems predestined to fail. In that sense, the fact that it EVER works seems rather marvelous.

January 4th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »


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