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The Shifting Demographics of Our Sport

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Our sport is not one which has been blessed with a great many young competitors, at least after these young peo- ple age out of Junior Showmanship.

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

Intro to Field Judging

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Click here to read the complete article 346 – The Annual, 2016-2017 By Chris Robinson Back when I was a university student, sometime around the end of the second ice age, every major in the college of liberal arts began with a required introductory course– Journalism 1, Introduction to the Theater, Freshman English, French 1, [...]

January 19th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Evolving Our Attitude on Selecting Stud Dogs

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For many decades, the prevailing advice to bitch owners about selecting a stud dog involved picking a mate that had the phenotypic attributes called for in the breed standard.

January 19th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Jack Lafore – AKC’s Revolutionary Leader

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AKC may exist in a bubble as many contend, but there have been moments when it has awakened and reacted to life outside the ivory tower.

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

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One of the body building coaches that I follow wrote us all an inspirational note at the beginning of the year. I thought it applies to our sport as well. Every January, we see what we call “Temporaries” at the gym. These are the people that have made a New Year’s resolution to get in [...]

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

Gail Miller Bisher – The Road to Westminster

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Second-generation fancier Gail Miller Bisher has been on her own Road to Westminster ever since she was a junior handler showing Bearded Collies with her parents.

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

Death by a Thousand Cuts

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One question that is regularly asked in Dogdom is ‘How can we attract more people to our ranks?’ and it is a very important question for any hobby. In fact, for the health and continuation of our sport it is vital that we continue to attract new blood and it appears to be a problem that is facing most of the world’s kennel clubs.

January 12th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

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Best wishes to Pat Jones, her daughter Chris, and family. Pat is fighting the good fight against cancer and this lovely lady deserves all of our best wishes. Pat always has a smile on her face, and I always enjoy seeing her Facebook posts (vbg!).

January 11th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Dog Statues Around The World

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They are frozen in time and sometimes deceptively real. Perpetuated in stone or bronze, looking over water, streets, parks or squares, dog statues can be found all over the world.

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

Judy Russell – Telling It Like It Is

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Russell is just such a breeder. When asked if she’d like to talk about her kennel’s records or wins that were especially cherished, she simply replies “no.” Not that there aren’t accomplishments of which to be proud. Her website gives the statistics, but Russell admits that it’s out-of-date—she’s well past the 22 generations of her own breeding and more than 400 champions the site indicates. She’s been a board member of the Siberian Husky Club of America and was named their breeder of the year for three consecutive years. Her dogs have won their breed at Westminster and the Siberian Club of America National. But this is not what is important to her—rather, it’s the breed itself.

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

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