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Labrador Retriever Tops The Popularity Charts for 28th Year


- German Shorthaired Pointer Continues its Ascent Up the List  New York, NY – The Labrador Retriever once again breaks records!  The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced at a press conference today at the AKC Museum of the Dog that the loveable Lab remains the number one most popular breed in the United States.  Additionally, [...]

March 20th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

Table Talk – March 20, 2019


When I was leaving the Kentucky Expo building on Sunday, I was a bit disappointed. Several of the setups had been broken down and the exhibitors were long gone and on their way home. There was a lot of dry kibble, garbage, sawdust, hair, etc. left on the floor. Is this the image we want to leave behind to those who might not be so enthusiastic about purebred dogs? This kind of disrespect leaves a poor impression of exhibitors and gives our sport a bad name. Someone has to clean up that mess. It is sad to think that it may be necessary to walk the building upon exit time in order to police such behavior. We should all have enough pride to take a moment to clean up our grooming/crating setups before we leave. We may have to bring the Pig Pen award back, guys! (My apologies for the soap box my friends!)

March 20th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Bouncing Back from a Loss – A Judge’s Perspective


As a judge, I see it all the time. It’s the final day of a cluster. Exhibitors walk into the ring, self-defeated before they start. I can see negative thinking, “loss” thinking in people’s eyes. They are on a losing streak.

March 20th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Are We Doing Enough to Keep Our Sport Alive?


“Our sport is dying.” These words have been said and printed so many times. August 19, 2018 is the date I went to my first dog show. I had seen plenty on TV; we have adopted the relatively new tradition of watching the Philadelphia Kennel Club show on Thanksgiving Day and we, of course, have watched Westminster.

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

AKC Crowns New National Champions in Agility, Obedience and Rally


New York, NY – The top dogs in the nation were crowned from an overall combined entry of more than 1,800 dogs this past weekend at the AKC National Agility Championship, AKC Preferred National Agility Championship, AKC National Obedience Championship and AKC Rally National Championship . Competitions were held March 15 – 17 th , [...]

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

AKC Canine Health Foundation and AKC Reunite Support Canine Health Research Related to Natural Disasters

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The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce that AKC Reunite has donated $50,000 to research and grants support related to infectious diseases that are on the rise in dogs concurrent with natural disasters, especially floods and hurricanes. AKC Reunite is North America’s largest not-for-profit pet identification and recovery service. In [...]

March 18th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

The Bullmastiff – The Keeper’s Night Dog


Anyone delving into the rather murky history of the Bullmastiff will frequently encounter lines like this: ‘The original Mastiff of Britain is one of the country’s oldest breeds, but its descendant, the Bullmastiff, is a comparatively recent development.’

March 16th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

IMHO – Does Overall Condition Affect Your Decision?


We asked experienced AKC judges two questions about current issues affecting our sport. Here’s what they had to say…

March 15th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

#Throwback Thursday – Guess Who? – Check Your Answer!


We have another fun #ThrowbackThursday photo to share with our readers on this Thursday. Can you guess the respected breeder pictured in this week’s throwback? Can you name the judge? Guess Who? Check back Monday for the correct answer! The correct answer is Agnes Rodriguez pictured with Ralph DelDeo. Thanks to all for your participation! [...]

March 14th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

Type vs. Style – Is Breed Type Fluid?


The quintessential “Type vs. Soundness” debate endures. In our sport centered on subjective evaluation, continuing the debate is healthy and necessary for properly assessing the dogs we see. There is, however, another debate that increasingly deserves an active, unbiased, and respectful discussion. That debate is: “Type vs Style.”

March 14th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »


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