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Table Talk · September 27, 2023


As breeders, many of our proudest moments include wins from the Bred-By Exhibitor Class, wins at the “big” shows like Westminster and the AKC National Championship, nods at the National Specialty, etc.  For some breeders there are other moments of great joy and satisfaction.  Michelle Piercy-Jones of Kingdom Shepherds recently realized this dream first-hand when [...]

September 27th, 2023 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Table Talk · September 20, 2023


  I attended the Chinese Shar-Pei National for a few days this past week. It was close enough to my house that I could go back and forth (80 miles or 1.5 hours is about my limit and that was exactly the distance one way). While traveling home Thursday evening–after a very enjoyable dinner with [...]

September 20th, 2023 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Live Stream of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum Commemoration Ceremony


The live stream of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum commemoration ceremony – marking the 22nd anniversary of the attacks – begins at 8:40 a.m. (EDT) on Monday, September 11.

September 11th, 2023 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Table Talk · September 6, 2023


  It is hard to believe that Labor Day has come and gone! This is a sad time for me as I truly love summer and Labor Day is the “official” close of my favorite season. As we tumble into fall, it also means that our show year is only a few months from ending. [...]

September 6th, 2023 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Table Talk · August 30, 2023


Congratulations to Margery Good and co-owners France Bergeron, Emily Bennett, Lucy Spiegel and Sandra Middlebrooks! Their Sealyham Terrier, Stache, won the first Chicago Challenge Cup sponsored by The Canine Chronicle in Chicago this past weekend! Marge was presented with a check for $20,000 and was able to choose from three wonderful charities to donate an additional $5,000. The charities were the AKC Canine Health Foundation, Take the Lead, or the American Heart Association. Team Stache chose the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

August 30th, 2023 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Hurricane Idalia Tips to Keep You, Your Family, and Your Pets Safe Before, During, and After the Storm


As Hurricane Idalia strengthens Floridians are already battening down the hatches in preparation for what could be a historic weather event. Hurricane Idalia is expected to make landfall sometime in the next few days and bring with it potentially devastating rains, winds, and flooding. To keep you, your family, and your pets safe

August 28th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

Table Talk · August 23, 2023


If your travels bring you to Chicago, be sure to stop by the Chronicle booth at McCormick Place and see me! We will have our latest issue of The Canine Chronicle, and I will be visiting with fanciers for Table Talk Live!

August 23rd, 2023 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

The Westminster Kennel Club Announces Judging Panel For The Historic 148th Event


Mrs. Kramer brings a lifetime of experience as a preservation breeder, professional dog handler, American Kennel Club Executive Field Representative, and judge to the most prestigious assignment in the sport. As a child, Mrs. Kramer started in the sport showing her Wire Fox Terriers. She later worked for a top Scottish Terrier breeder after school and on weekends, to learn animal husbandry, and gain more experience showing dogs. Later she apprenticed under a prominent professional dog handler and eventually became a highly successful top handler herself while continuing to be a preservation breeder. Mrs. Kramer has bred National Specialty and All-Breed Best In Show winners, and numerous top-ranked dogs. She handled top-winning Terriers and Toy dogs setting

August 22nd, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

A Costume Does NOT Make the Collie (Man)!

Costume Collie Man

That was my first thought when I checked out Toco, the Japanese media sensation who reportedly has spent $14,000 to satisfy his lifelong dream of transforming himself into a Collie. His journey from human to Collie has already garnered an enormous social media fan club–32,000 YouTube subscribers according to a recent NY Post story. By way of explanation he said, “Do you remember your dreams from when you are little? You want to be a hero or a wizard…” Yeah well, I wanted to be a mermaid and I’m still waiting for that one.

August 17th, 2023 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Table Talk · August 16, 2023


Prior to July 2022, AKC required that Juniors own the dog they show in Junior Showmanship. One can assume the rule was in place to ensure Juniors were taking full responsibility for the dog they showed since Junior Showmanship is meant to give youngsters the opportunity to learn all facets of preparing and presenting show dogs. In July 2022 the American Kennel Club launched a pilot program to allow Juniors to participate in Junior Showmanship with dogs they do not own. AKC has given the policy that enabled the pilot program to happen permanency by making it a rule. As we all know, many rules, laws, etc. have unintended consequences.

August 16th, 2023 | Posted in Featured | Read More »


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