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‘Tis a Gift to Be Simple – Good Hunting at Shakertown


The Shakers were a religious order founded in 1774 by an English factory worker named Ann Lee. (They were actually called the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, but their practice of ecstatic dancing earned them the more memorable name of “Shakers.”)

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

#ThrowbackThursday – Guess Who?


Here is another fun photo to share for this #ThrowbackThursday. Can you guess the respected judge and successful breeder that is pictured in this week’s Throwback? Guess who? Check back on Monday for the correct answer! Do you have a fun photo that you would like to share for #ThrowbackThursday? Email Cheslie at cheslie@caninechronicle with [...]

May 24th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

Meghan Markle’s Guy Sparks Rise in Beagle Searches


Interest in Beagles surged after Guy became the unexpected star of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding, which is not the first time that royal canines have had an impact on their breed. Regal Beagle, Guy – the Duchess of Sussex’s rescue dog who was seen riding in a car with the Queen and reported [...]

May 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Featured,World News | Read More »

Table Talk – May 23, 2018


You don’t take home the best dog, you take home the one you love the best…

May 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

The Nose Knows


Have you ever stopped to think about what a wondrous thing a dog’s nose is? And, not just because it is the perfect target for a kiss when we want to tell a dog how proud we are of them or how much we love them?

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

AKC Statement Regarding the Movie “Show Dogs”


The movie is not an accurate depiction of our sport or its participants.

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

Are We Short-Changing Our Juniors?


Prepare to read blasphemy. I am not a huge fan of today’s AKC Junior Showmanship competition. Yes, I want Juniors in the sport. And yes, Jr. Showmanship has created Juniors who can outhandle most adults, many of whom have gone on to be leaders in the sport and successful professional handlers. The sport not only produces young people with superior handling skills, but also with heightened poise, confidence and sportsmanship outside the ring. So what’s not to like?

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

Frank & Dorothy Hardy – The Visible ‘Invisible’ Handlers


The art of handling, it’s often said, is all about being straight out of Hollywood. “Throughout his career Frank was invisible. The greatest handlers go down in history for their dogs-not their celebrity. That’s a remarkable talent and nobody did that better than Frank Hardy. I know, some of you are saying, who’s Frank Hardy?

May 21st, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

How To Be a Great In-Ring Apprentice Judge


It is after extensive interviews of exhibitors and judges that this article is written. OK, so it is really after a long weekend in Perry, Georgia where I did in-ring apprenticeships with two judges, had one judge say (s)he no longer allows in-rings, and listened as several other judges answered my questions about their experiences with apprentice judges in their rings.

May 19th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

IMHO – Q&A with Today’s Experienced Judges and Exhibitors


We asked 3 experienced AKC judges 2 questions about current issues affecting our sport. Here’s what they had to say…

May 18th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »


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