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Table Talk · December 11, 2019


It is hard to believe that I am in Orlando for the last cluster of 2019! It seems it was just yesterday that I was flying home from the 2018 National Championship week! Spirits here are high and everyone is working feverishly to set up and get their dogs looking their best for what is [...]

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Table Talk · December 4, 2019


December 1st was World AIDS Day and once again it brought to mind how significantly the AIDS epidemic has impacted our sport. In 1981, a group of researchers and scientists published a report in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) about cases of an uncommon type of [...]

December 4th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Table Talk · November 27, 2019


I am sure that you have all heard the saying, “if you see it on the internet, it must be true…”. Of course, we know that is a sarcastic statement! Social media has changed the landscape of the sport of purebred dogs–mostly for the good, but with those positive aspects come negative aspects as well. [...]

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

Join us at Canines & Cocktails, a gala to benefit the AKC Canine Health Foundation

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Canines & Cocktails on Thursday, December 12, 2019.

November 21st, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »



For whatever reason, someone has started several rumors concerning the dog show property in Brooksville

November 20th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

Table Talk · November 20, 2019


Celebrating birthdays this week are: Jason Hoke, Michael Hill, Michele Abati, Linda Rowley, Don Gillett, Carla Link Vaughn, Shari Smith, Ray Harrington and Courtney Bastian.

November 20th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Uncategorized | Read More »

Selecting a Dog Show Venue: 10 things you need to know

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Press Release: By Angela Reagan, Director of Sales and Marketing, Holiday Inn Roberts Centre & Royal Canin Ring. Choosing a dog show venue can be extremely daunting, especially if you have never been a show chair. There are a number of considerations and logistics involved, and the variety of indoor and outdoor canine activities can [...]

November 19th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,World News | Read More »

In Memory of Ellen Fetter


By Deb Cooper We are saddened to report the passing of Rose Ellen Fetter, known to those close to her as Ms. Ellie or Ellen, who passed away on November 13th, her 77th birthday. We all knew Ellie as an AKC licensed judge and long-time fancier, and mother of Nina Fetter; however, she was also [...]

November 17th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

Table Talk · November 13, 2019


This week we celebrate all of the men and women who have served, as well as those who are currently serving our country. It warms my heart to see all of the notes of thanks on social media. I want to extend a very special thank you to all who have sacrificed for our great [...]

November 13th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Table Talk · November 6, 2019


It was great to be “back home” at the dog shows in Ft. Wayne this past weekend! I was thrilled to see so many friends that I don’t see much anymore. With an entry of almost 1100 on the largest day–which also happened to be the largest entry in the country for the weekend–the Old [...]

November 6th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »


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