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In Their Own Words – The Judges Discuss Their Choices

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Westminster Group and BIS Judges Comment on Their Placements

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

Progressive Dog Club – A Recap

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Neither rain, nor snow, nor loss of half the judging panel could stop this historic show in its 84th year.

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

Breed Priorities – Pembroke Welsh Corgis

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Survey results vary from breed to breed in how much the 6. Topline firm and level experts agree with each other on what is most and least important in their breed. The greater the consistency, the more confident I am in the results.

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

Ego or Passion? – Responding to Criticism

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Last month the Westminster Kennel Club show was held in New York. People from all over the world and the country came to New York to exhibit their purebred dogs in conformation and performance.

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

The 1967 Westminster Dog Show

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Since moving to the Piers Westminster has been rapidly reinventing itself. The multifaceted, all-encompassing event unfolding over there really isn’t a break with tradition as much as a return to it.

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

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The dog world was shocked by the sudden, unexpected passing of Joe Sanchez. Joe was a great breeder of Mastiffs and supporter of purebred dogs. He will be missed by all.

March 8th, 2017 | Posted in Editorial,Featured | Read More »

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The Beverly Hills Kennel Club shows are being held this coming weekend at the Pomona Fairgrounds. As most of you know, this show will air on television Easter Sunday.

March 1st, 2017 | Posted in Editorial,Featured | Read More »

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Today marks the first day of the North Florida Classic Cluster cluster in Tallahassee, FL. Day one includes two shows in one day. I’d love to hear from folks about how they feel about the two-shows-in-one-day concept. It would be interesting to hear the exhibitor’s perspective and their opinion of the impact on dogs. I took a quick look at the show schedule and felt badly for the professional handlers. I continue to be hesitant about this concept, especially for young dogs. I am not sure the “more show the better” concept is the right approach. It certainly didn’t work for Starbucks. Here’s hoping all goes smoothly.

February 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

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 »

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