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Hacking The Illustrated Standard – with Darle Heck


What’s worse than serving on a Breed Standard committee? How about an Illustrated Standard committee? This has become an essential plank of the purebred education package over the past few decades and many clubs are currently into their second or third revision of this delightful task.

April 17th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

IMHO – Is Social Media a Positive or Negative Influence?


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

April 16th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

New Discoveries – Helping Us Understand Our Dogs


Every dog breeder is well aware of the importance of early socialization in puppies. Scott and Fuller’s research indicating the prime time for puppy socialization is from 3 to 14 weeks of age is among the most often quoted studies when talk- ing of puppies. Now a new study has shown that socializing at an even earlier age is beneficial.

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

NEW Canine Chronicle Statistics Are Online Now!

GCHS Clerwood Silhouette Speed Of Light BIS

The Stats Through 3/31/18 are posted!

April 12th, 2018 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

#ThrowbackThursday – Guess Who? – Check Your Answer!


Here is another fun photo to share for this #ThrowbackThursday. Can you guess the Poodle icon that is pictured handling a Standard Poodle? Guess who? Check back on Monday for the correct answer! The correct answer is Mr. Wendell Sammet of Ale Kai Standard Poodle fame. Do you have a fun photo that you would [...]

April 12th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

AKC Canine Health Foundation Welcomes Two New Members to their Board of Directors

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The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization committed to better health for all dogs, is pleased to announce that Dr. Kristin Bloink and Ms. Karolynne McAteer were elected to serve on the Board of Directors at the CHF board meeting on March 11, 2018.

April 12th, 2018 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

The Big E – How To Improve The Experience For Exhibitors


Who remembers high school? A better question is who doesn’t? Before most of us returned to school each year, the football team and cheerleaders had been practicing for weeks.

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

Why a Dog Show is NOTHING and EVERYTHING Like a Horse Show


By: Brittany Bevis You might think that after 18 years of showing horses, some 10 equine partners, 5 World titles, 5 Reserve, and a #1 Top 20 Youth title that I might know a little something about competing with animals. Showing a dog has to be like showing a horse, right? Wrong. Very wrong. In [...]

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

Crufts – 127 Years Of Dedication To Man’s Best Friend


Over the years, Crufts has become one of the largest and most prized dog shows in the world. In fact, more than just a dog show, it now celebrates every aspect of the role that dogs play in our lives. It has changed in ways that couldn’t possibly have been imagined when the show was set up in Victorian times by the late Charles Cruft.

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

Table Talk – 4/11/18


The truth of the matter is there are simply too many dog shows.

April 11th, 2018 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured,Uncategorized | Read More »


  • April 2018