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Entries Open For The AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin

AKC Royal Canin

-Premium List Available Now- New York, NY (September 21, 2017) –  Entries are now open for the 2017 AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin, which returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) North/South Concourse this December 16 and 17.  Entries are also open for the inaugural AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and [...]

September 21st, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

#ThrowbackThursday – Guess Who?


We have yet another fun photo to share on this Thursday. Can you guess the respected judge that is pictured handling an Afghan Hound to Best of Winners at the Afghan Hound Club of SW Ohio? Can you name the judge pictured as well? Guess who? Check back on Monday for the correct answer to [...]

September 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

The Big E’s – A Short Story by Elaine Lessig


Where to begin?? Let’s start at the beginning. For most of us dog show folk, the place where it all starts is the first time you go to a dog show, prepared or not.

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

Table Talk


Some people send group 1 or Best In Show photos to the judge AFTER a big win. This, in my opinion, is the maximum “gift” that would be deemed appropriate, and frankly, I have never really been comfortable sending photographs to a judge unless the judge requests it. It is not appropriate to send photos PRIOR to showing to a judge, and sending gifts after a win is also inappropriate and puts the judge in a very awkward position. Promising of judging assignments is also covered on the language above taken directly from the AKC Rules Concerning Misconduct and is a definite “no-no”. As a very dear departed AKC rep always said when asked about things that may have been considered a “gray area” – If you must ask, DON’T DO IT!

September 20th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Adapt, Change…Survive – The Story of the Pomeranian


All our toy breeds have fascinating histories but none demonstrate the skill, ingenuity and adaptability of pedigree dog breeders quite so well as the history of the Pomeranian.

September 20th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Remembering Sheila Balch

Sheila Balch

We received the sad news that longtime judge and Alaskan Malamute breeder, Mrs. Sheila Balch passed away this past weekend. Mrs. Balch was an AKC Judge of the Working Group, several Herding Breeds, as well as Best in Show. She judged several National Specialties and her judging assignments took her all over the world. She [...]

September 20th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

Pat Craige-Trotter – Owner-Handlers Get Advice from an Expert


Owner-handlers looking to grow in the sport of purebred dogs could find no better example to follow than someone who has won 11 Hound Groups at the Garden. It’s almost not necessary to mention her name—but of course, we’re referring to Patricia Craige Trotter.

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Royal Canin and Eukanuba Petcare Brands Come Together to Unveil World Class Competition Facilities at The Roberts Centre


Two of the most respected names in pet health nutrition are coming together to provide a best-in-class venue to honor incredible breeds and extraordinary performances. Today, Royal Canin® and Eukanuba™, two Mars Petcare brands dedicated to providing premium nutrition to cats and dogs, came together with Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor and The Roberts Centre to unveil ROYAL [...]

September 18th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

New Innovative Dog Probiotic for Digestive Health & Immune Function

Bil Jac

Introducing BreakThru Biotics Probiotic Spray by Bil-Jac, Puts Pet Health and Probiotics in Reach Bil-Jac, a family-owned and operated, leading manufacturer of Super Premium Dog Foods and Treats, has announced the launch of BreakThru® Biotics Probiotic Food Spray. BreakThru Biotics offers dog parents an easy, natural, proactive way to provide their dogs with daily probiotics.  Probiotics [...]

September 18th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training,The Buzz | Read More »

The Case For How Dogs Train Us


Good morning, your honor and may it please the court: It never ceases to amaze me how adept dogs are at training people. If we were half as good at training them as they are at training us, every dog would be field, obedience, agility or tracking champions, no question about it.

September 18th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »


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