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Come to Ocala for a Sporting Dog Association A Match!


The Mid-Florida Sporting Dog Association is holding an A match August 8 at 6 PM. at the Ocala Dog Show grounds. There will be classes for 6-9, 9-12, Bred-by, American-Bred and Open.

July 13th, 2020 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »


©Lisa Croft-Elliott

I have been actively handling dogs for 16 years, and for the last 3½ months I, amongst others, have not been able to work at or do what we love. Due to the fear of the CoVid-19, a lot of shows have been canceled or rescheduled for future dates which has caused so many in our sport significant hardship.

July 13th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Dog Show Game at a Crossroads


Now that I have taken Emeritus status from the dog show judges ranks having survived hundreds of shows, twenty three of them overseas, I thought it a good time to survey where we have been and where, perhaps, we are going.

I entered the fray when Ch. Rock Falls Colonel, the English Setter, and Bang Away of Sirrah Crest, the Boxer, were at the top of their form. For many that seems like a long time ago. For me, it seems only yesterday.

July 12th, 2020 | Posted in Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Broholmer – An Old Danish Dog

In 1982, the breed was officially recognized by the FCI,  which used the description from 1886, the only difference  being acceptance of the color black. (Photographer unknown)

It’s believed Danish and Norwegian Vikings who organized marauding expeditions to the British Islands from the 8th till the 11th century took Mastiff-like dogs home with them to Scandinavia, as stolen goods. A dog skeleton found by archaeologists in an old Viking village on the Island of Fyn had the form and shape of the Broholmer dog of today. Because local dogs in that time were far smaller and of a Spitz type, the theory about the ‘Viking dogs’ is considered correct. Additional proof is the so-called ‘Dalbo dog’, also a Mastiff type. This type of dog lived in Sweden until the end of the 19th century – another reason the Broholmer is considered a distant descendant of the dogs the Vikings took home with them ages ago.

July 10th, 2020 | Posted in Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Can a Breeder/Owner/Handler Win Westminster?

Ch. My Own Brucie 1941BIS

It’s 30 years and counting since a breeder/owner/handler worked that magic. According to Westminster spokesman David Frei… “Will it ever happen again? I believe it will …” We’ll find out on February 17th. See you there!

July 10th, 2020 | Posted in Dog Show History,Featured | Read More »

An Unlikely Palace Dog


One thing I can say for this dog, he has good taste, wandering onto the grounds of the presidential palace where the guards immediately befriended him. That didn’t last long. He soon caught the attention of Brazil’s president, who is none too popular these days.

July 8th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Up-Close And Personal With Walter Goodman


By Deborah Wood It’s the most famous story in the history of dog shows. It was Westminster in 1969. New York was in the grip of a horrific snowstorm. The streets had grown icy as the weather had gotten colder. Walter Goodman was stepping carefully through the ice and snow outside the brand new Madison [...]

July 5th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Remembering Bobby Barlow


From the archives of The Canine Chronicle, March, 2012 By Lee Canalizo Forty years ago we had in our dog show presence a veritable example of Clifton Odets “Golden Boy”. His name was Bobby Barlow. He was a handsome, talented, freckled-faced young man who looked somewhat like a young Robert Redford. Well, maybe not quite [...]

July 4th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured | Read More »

Looking Back With Lee – Remembering Derek Rayne

akc057 Derek Rayne

“A judge new to any breed is unable to recognize that the current winners may be of a far different type than those of another era. . . . Frequently today we hear exhibitors and judges say a certain dog is the greatest living example of that breed. Unfortunately, this dog may be very showy and sound but is not, in reality, the true type of this breed as were the winners of 20 or 30 years ago.

Many breeds today have lost their true type. . . We must realize that true type is the quintessence of any breed. A healthy farm dog trotting down a country lane has all the attributes that are found in most standards of most breeds – all it lacks is type!”

July 3rd, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

American Heart Association’s Healthy Bond for Life™ bring back Best Friend Fridays


Here’s how pets can help if you’re WFH or heading back to an office. Companion animals are wonderful stress-buffers. And with millions of Americans working from home during COVID-19, it’s well-documented that pets are helpful under times of stress reports the American Heart Association. June is the perfect time to think about the psychological benefits [...]

July 3rd, 2020 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »


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