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IMHO – Questions Answered by Those Who Know

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If we look at the situation logically, weekday shows are here to stay. After checking with AKC, I am told there are approximately 6000 licensed clubs.

January 4th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Table Talk – January 3, 2018

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I was disappointed (as I am sure the competitors were) that they did not televise all four group placements.

January 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

A Dog’s Nose Knows

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The subtleties of color and the visible landscape that dominate perception in the human world are genuinely substituted with scent in the ca- nine panorama. To understand what is going on in the world around them, dogs smell everything.

January 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Breeders’ Competitions – If You Build it, Will They Come?

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The judge points, the crowd cheers, the handle poses with the big ribbon…the owner or backer gets congratulated. Later that night, somebody may remember to call the breeder — you know, the person who created the dog that made it all possible? Without breeders, the handlers would be trotting around with those invisible dogs on the ends of their leads.

January 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Year End Summary – An Incredible Race!

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Campaigning a dog is a a roller coaster of emotional highs and lows; nothing is ever guaranteed, and anything can happen –– that’s the only thing that is certain.

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

Table Talk – Dec. 21, 2018

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Orlando is one of our greatest opportunities for public outreach. We need to continue to be mindful of such outreach if we are going to continue to grow our sport and encourage newcomers to join us. The efforts at the Meet the Breed booths were very impressive, and I was very happy to see seasoned exhibitors, breeders and professional handlers pitch in and help their breeds.

December 21st, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles | Read More »

Regalia – Celebrating Purebred Dogs

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There’s another new addition creating buzz at the National Championship this year and not one person is competing for a prize. It’s called Regalia and it’s a Saturday night party to celebrate purebred dogs. The best part is it is held right outside the group ring at the show

December 15th, 2017 | Posted in Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Puppies Take Over Orlando!

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What’s the one thing that has been consistently disregarded in our version of purebred celebration and the biggest news this year…puppies!!!

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

The AKC National Championship Offers More Than Ever!

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By Amy Fernandez Seventeen years…it’s still hard to believe. Many of us didn’t quite know what to expect from that very first AKC National Championship that made its debut back in 2001. The big money, game show atmosphere – and especially AKC’s direct involvement – were just a few reasons why the whole thing rumbled [...]

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

A Gathering of Collies – Virtues and Tradition

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Much has been written about what is wrong in purebred dogs today, so it is a pleasure to find an event that embodies the fellowship, tradition, and simple joy that is the best of our sport. Since 1997, collie fanciers have celebrated their breed at an annual “Gathering” in August.

November 27th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

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