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Looking Back With Lee – Remembering Kay Finch

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The year is 1947. A loving husband gives his wife a silver blue Afghan Hound for their 25th silver anniversary. Thus begins the extremely successful tale of the Crown Crest Afghan Hounds under the guidance of the lady receiving the gift, the fabulous Kay Finch.

September 12th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Looking Back…To “The One and Only” Dorothy Nickles

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On paper, one might be surprised Dorothy would be our poster child for all things bright and beautiful. Many would fondly say she was more of a pin-up girl than a poster child; she had that obsequious innocence that cast off a hint of sultriness and sex appeal. She was born in 1910 as one of seven siblings.

September 6th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Looking Back With Lee – Remembering The Top Dogs Of The Past

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I may not be out in the trenches every week like I used to be, but I still know everything that is happening in our little world. Sorry, not going to chat about anything gossipy or titillating… that’s not what I care about. What brings a smile to my face is when I look at today’s top dogs vying for their little piece of history.

September 4th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Looking Back With Lee-Remembering Steve Shaw

February 14, 1972 Steve Shaw with  Ch. Balachan Naughty Gal

I want to “Look Back” to a close friend that we lost a few years ago whose level of participation had been limited for a number of years before his passing. Many will have memories of R. Stephen Shaw. Many of those memories will be decidedly different and I can say that does not surprise me for one second.

September 2nd, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Editorial,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Andelys Kennel

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Quite a few breeders have the resources to buy the best and do things on a grand scale. That approach typically ensures instant recognition and transitory success, but rarely translates into a lasting contribution. That requires an element that money can’t buy, an uncompromising focus on quality. Barbara Fallass and her daughter Susan Mason made historic contributions to the development of Smooth Fox Terriers, Greyhounds, and Welsh Pembroke Corgis.

August 16th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

One Man’s Opinion – Politics & Copouts

photo ©Lisa Croft-Elliott

Don’t bitch when a good one beats you. Try harder next time, or get a better dog. Do not show under judges you feel are incompetent.

August 15th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Emmons de Mund – Making Borzoi History

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Therefore, it’s amazing to realize the AKC’s first skirmish on this front was quick and clear. Of course that was way, way back in 1924, and AKC had a unique advantage that time around. Its president, John Emmons de Mund M.D., had already been around the block with AKC and lawsuits.

August 8th, 2020 | Posted in Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Looking Back With Lee – Remembering Shirley Thomas

Shirley Thomas

Oh, how I remember Jimmy Trullinger sitting with me during Best In Show at Westminster when a dog with a missing piece of this anatomy (the ear) was awarded the highest prize. Yikes! He was most upset and equally verbal in his dissatisfaction of that selection. The old guard was never timid when they felt strongly about something.

August 8th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Memories of Dr. Elsie

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Dogs are luckier than people, and some owners like “Elsie” are great.

July 25th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Others Are Called Great To Many Fanciers Bea Godsol Was The Greatest Of Them All

Al Levine showing to Bea Godsol

Truly gifted judges are few and far between. Decades later, their remarkable ability remains the benchmark of excellence for the sport of purebred dogs. They confidently, efficiently sort through large mediocre classes, discover a diamond-in-the-rough presented by an uncertain novice, and fearlessly reward the potential greatness of a puppy. Most importantly, they act on the courage of their convictions. To many fanciers, Bea Godsol was the greatest of them all. “She was a lovely lady and really knew dogs,”

July 25th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

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