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Four Factors Portend the Future of the Sport – Part 4


Historically the conformation sport has been the primary venue used by breeders and exhibitors to observe stud dogs, brood bitches and the results of breedings along with the progress and development of their breed.

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Is Heartworm Prevention a Scam?


Not a year goes by that somebody doesn’t post a link to an article “exposing” the money-grubbing conspiracy that is supposedly behind heartworm prevention. At first reading, their claims can be pretty convincing. Are we really being duped into dosing our dogs with expensive medication against a disease that barely exists? Let’stake a look.

August 13th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

2018 World Dog Show Best in Show – Frosty Snowman

Frosty Snowman

To follow are the Best in Show Results from the 2018 World Dog Show in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Congratulations to all! 1.  Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen – Frosty Snowman Owner: Gwen Huikeshoven 2. Bouvier Des Flandres – Family Flight Fine Chanel Owner: Irina Meshcheriakova 3. Bulldog – Cappelli Bulls-Argentina Rodo Owner: Jinwoo Lee 4. Italian Pointing [...]

August 13th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,World News | Read More »

Never Fear

dog and hand

By Caroline Coile Ph.D. Meet Jake. He gave up on a dog show career because he won’t let the judge touch him. He’s so afraid of the vet that he has to be held down and muzzled to take blood. But at home he’s a great dog. Too bad nobody else ever gets to see [...]

August 12th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

In Case of Accident…

Van9 Inside

By Caroline Coile Ph.D. “I’m sorry, dogs.” These were my last thoughts right before slamming head-on into a concrete interstate barrier at 65 mph. This being my first try at high speed collisions, I wasn’t sure if I would live, but I was sure my loose dogs would not. Yes, I knew they should have [...]

August 11th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Judging Junior Showmanship


Junior Showmanship is the hardest thing at the dog show to judge! And arguably the most important! It behooves those of us tasked with this responsibility to take it very seriously. We study hard to become licensed to judge the various breeds. Our juniors deserve our best efforts at educating ourselves and pursuing excellent judging.

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

#ThrowbackThursday – Guess Who? – Check Your Answer!


Here is another fun photo to share for this #ThrowbackThursday. Can you guess the respected AKC Judge that is pictured going Best in Show with a Golden Retriever at the Louisville Kennel Club? Can you name the Judge? Guess who? Check back on Monday for the correct answer! The correct answer is none other than [...]

August 9th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

2018 World Dog Show Live Streaming Video Information


The 2018 World Dog Show in Amsterdam, Netherlands begins on Thursday, August 9th with the Benelux Winner Show. The World Dog Show begins on Friday, August 10th through Sunday August 12th. To view the live streaming video of the events, click here. The schedule of events is below: Thursday, August 9th Benelux Winner Show Friday, [...]

August 9th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,World News | Read More »

The Big E – Exhibitors = Influencers?


“Good judges owe their success to those exhibitors who recognize the quality of their work, the way they interact with the entrants… ”

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

Remembering William Russell

Mr. William Russell

It is with great regret that we report the passing of Mr. William Russell of Milton, Washington. Mr. Russell passed away yesterday, August 8th 2018, following complications from cancer. Mr. Russell was a popular and respected AKC Judge of many breeds, including All Sporting, Hound and Toy breeds. Prior to becoming a judge, he and [...]

August 9th, 2018 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »


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