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Home » February 28th, 2019 Entries posted on “February, 2019”

American Kennel Club Presents Legislator of the Year Award to Representative Vicky Hartzler

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Washington, DC – The American Kennel Club (AKC) is pleased to present U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler of Missouri’s 4th Congressional District with an “AKC Legislator of the Year” award. Representative Hartzler has earned this accolade for her strong advocacy for the inclusion of responsible pet importation language in the 2018 Farm Bill. “The risks to [...]

February 28th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News | Read More »

The GBGV Makes a Grand Entrance to Westminster

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As we know, AKC’s 192nd breed, the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen makes its Westminster debut in this year’s Hound Group. All things considered, it’s fair to wonder why it took so long. Its purebred heritage is respectably ancient. Moreover, the compact model, the PBGV–recog- nized way back in 1990–justifiably ranks among AKC’s greatest modern success stories, a fact that has also heightened anticipation for the arrival of the super- sized version.

February 28th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

#ThrowbackThursday – Guess Who? – Check Your Answer!

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We have another fun #ThrowbackThursday photo to share with our readers on this Thursday. Can you guess the respected AKC judge that is pictured showing at the Mad River Valley KC in 1990? Guess Who? Check back Monday for the correct answer! The correct answer this week is Helen Stein. Thanks to all for your [...]

February 28th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

Table Talk – February 27, 2019

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I was shocked to read that the Armory Art show scheduled to be held at Pier 92 in New York beginning March 7th has been relocated to alternative Piers as a result of a city inspection revealing the Pier is structurally unsafe. Pier 92 was the site for the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club breed judging just a couple of weeks ago. The parking facility on the roof of Pier 92 was closed during Westminster due to the structure’s instability. It seems now that city officials have declared the entire structure to be unsafe, not just the parking structure. It makes one wonder if this will affect next year’s Westminster breed judging?

February 27th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Natl. Championship Group & BIS Judges Critiques

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After the AKC National Championship in Orlando, Florida on December 15 and 16, the Canine Chronicle asked the Group and Best in Show Judges for their comments. This show is well-known for its recognition of owner-handlers and breeders with its Bred by Exhibitor Best in Show and National Owner-Handled Series finals, as well as its Junior Handler completion. The judges of those events were also asked for their comments.

February 27th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

NY Times: Manhattan Pier Is Deemed Unsafe, Forcing Cancellation of an Art Show

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Organizers of the high-profile art fair, set to open on March 7, have decided to relocate most of its exhibitors from damaged Pier 92 to nearby Pier 90, where the show’s sister art fair, Volta, had been scheduled to run concurrently.

February 27th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

Crufts on TV!

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Dog lovers can look forward to 13 hours of television coverage when Crufts returns to Channel 4 and More4 this March to celebrate the world’s greatest dog show. With Clare Balding at the helm, Channel 4 and More4 will broadcast all the action from the show, leading up to the grand finale on Sunday when [...]

February 26th, 2019 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Surf Dog Ricochet Stars in IMAX Film “Superpower Dogs” – An Inspiring True Story of Extraordinary Dogs

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The World Premiere of Superpower Dogs, an inspiring true story of extraordinary dogs and their life-saving superpowers, opens on March 9th at the California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA. It starts at 11 am with a red carpet, followed by the screening and a reception. The following week on March 15th, [...]

February 26th, 2019 | Posted in The Buzz | Read More »

IMHO – Questions Answered by Experienced WKC Judges

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This month, in honor of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, three icons of the judging community share their unique perspectives and experiences from the first time they judged breeds, to the times they judged groups, and even Best In Show. How did they feel? What were they thinking? What makes it all so memorable? Here are their thoughts and recollections.

February 26th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Remembering Roy Murray

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We received the sad news that Roy Murray passed away on Wednesday, February 20th following symptoms of the flu. Roy was a past successful handler based out of Texas. Roy was known as a gentleman and a mentor and friend to many. There will be a celebration of Roy’s life on Thursday, March 14, 2019 [...]

February 25th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

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