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Papillons In Paradise – The 65th Papillon National Specialty

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65th Annual Papillon Club of America National Specialty was held on June 1st through June 9th 2018 at the Park Inn by Radisson Resort in Kissimmee, Florida.

July 10th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Big E – “Expectations” – Great Ones

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“The puppies thought this class was strictly an opportunity to meet, greet, and wrestle with any and all dogs in close proximity. ”

July 9th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Hey Newbies – Here’s What Judges Want You to Know

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Do you remember your first dog show as a spectator? I sure do – it was Rock Creek Kennel Club in a park in suburban Washington DC. The only thing I knew about dog shows was that mean old joke, “she’s so ugly I wouldn’t take her to a dog show.”

July 6th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Breed Priorities – The Mastiff

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Mastiffs are 28th in popularity out of 190 breeds according to AKC’s registration statistics. They are the seventh most popular working breed and the second most popular giant breed. AKC recognized Mastiffs in 1885, one of the initial breeds registered, not one of the newer breeds. We found just fourteen Mastiff breeder-judges to invite to take the survey on their breed priorities. When asked about the low number, one of the experts said they were pleased with the number, since earlier there were only two Mastiff breeder-judges.

June 29th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Newfoundland – The Cause of a Fatal Duel

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Surprisingly, the origin of the Newfoundland is a very debatable matter. Although the breed has obviously been in existence for hundreds of years, few early breeders recorded the history of their canine companions; even Cabot, the famed explorer, whose name is so closely linked with Newfoundland, never made mention of these huge dogs.

June 28th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Doberman – A History of Success & Versatility

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The Choking Doberman. As far as urban legends go, that chestnut was a mutating virus in our cultural landscape long before social media commandeered fake news distribution. It’s far from the only sour note that’s marred the Doberman’s public image over the years. They come in all flavors, but basically reiterate the same frightening theme of demonic canines run amok.

June 27th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Dog Statues – The Ulmer Dog

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Click here to read the complete article 264 – June, 2018 by RIA HöRTER 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. Dog Statue: Ulmer Dog (Le Chien – Le Chien Vert) – [...]

June 26th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

IMHO – Q&A with Today’s Experienced Judges

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What goes into your decision to weigh or measure a dog? When an exhibit enters the ring which appears to be too tall, short, heavy or light for a particular breed, I call for the scale for a weight concern or the wicket if height is the issue and the standard for that breed has a required height or weight which if not met disqualifies.

June 25th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

This Time… It’s Personal

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Do you ever look around you and think…the world really is going crazy? It seems that every day brings a story that makes you scratch your head in disbelief and ask, ‘how did we get to this point?’. Black is now white, up is now down, wrong is now right and our strong, long-held beliefs, traditions, values of decency and common sense are increasingly being turned on their head and subjected to scorn and ridicule. Increasingly many of us feel that the lunatics have finally taken over the asylum.

June 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Art Of War In The Conformation Ring

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Sun Tzu was an ancient Chinese philosopher, strategist and tactician, and a highly successful general in the late sixth century B.C. It is said that his many victories motivated him to write the Art of War.

June 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

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