Greetings again from sunny Orlando! As the first day of the Royal Canin AKC Championship wraps up and we head into day 2, I would like to extend my most sincere congrats to all the winners. So many folks from all over the world have come to get that very special win. Let us not forget that a big win for one may be significantly different than a big win for someone else. I get so happy, teared up in fact, when I see someone get so excited over a win that they tear up, jump for joy, and demonstrate pure elation!
Click here to read the complete article 124 – November/December, 2016 by Joan Harrigan The Genetic Diversity Test developed by Dr. Niels Pedersen and his team at the University of California-Davis Veterinary School opened a door for breeders. Instead of relying on pedigrees and calculating Coefficients of Inbreeding (COIs), breeders could compare the genes carried [...]
Finally, our deepest condolences to Frank Baylis on the loss of his mother this past week. She was 91 years young and her influence on Frank is very apparent. Ask him to tell you a story about her next time you see him. He has a million of them.
Children’s handling classes at dog events developed in a variety of ways depending on the country and the local circumstances. For most of the major show-giving bodies throughout the world, Junior Showmanship is an apprenticeship program in dog handling and a mechanism for preparing young people for careers in dog handling, breeding and training.
Frank Baylis of Bayshore Kennel and Farm in Toms Brook, Va. has lived the equivalent of several lives in his six decades. “If I ever write about my life, I think I’ll call it ‘Life in the Fast Lane,’” he says.
Lately it’s been interesting reading the AKC Gazette secretary’s pages re:new judges. We will be “blessed” with more judges for just about any breed and/or group than any time in our sport’s history!
There you stand at the photo area, cell phone in hand (or if you are an amateur photographer, with a camera hung around your neck) while the official
The late great reggae singer, Bob Marley, summed it up most succinctly with these few lines in his iconic song, ‘Buffalo Soldier’; ‘If you know your history, then you would know where you coming from.’
Please keep Ron and Debbie Scott in your prayers, too. Ron had a setback in his recovery from a subdural hematoma and is back in the hospital. We hope he is back on his feet soon!
Credibility and expertise take time to develop and become respected. Writing a blog, which used to function as a diary on the internet, is time-consuming and requires patience and perseverance, but it bears fruit in the long run.