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“Author Archive”
Stories written by Alex

Do You See What I See? – Mobility And Know-How

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Those who judge know that faults and virtues vary in their degree of severity and in the frequency of their occurrence from dog to dog and from breed to breed. Because virtues and faults occur in all breeds the challenge is to recognize the average dog from the better and the best ones.

February 19th, 2022 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured | Read More »

Table Talk Live – Tom Pincus, Cluster Chair of the Houston World Series of Dog Shows

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Tom Pincus, Cluster Chair of the Houston World Series of Dog Shows chats with Deb Cooper about what exhibitors can expect at the Houston shows this year.

February 17th, 2022 | Posted in Featured,Videos | Read More »

Table Talk Live – Sergio Brown

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Deb Cooper chats with Sergio Brown from The Crew about how The Crew began and ways to reach out to the community to get help with putting on dog shows.

February 12th, 2022 | Posted in Featured,Videos | Read More »

Table Talk Live – David Johnson, Chair of the Kentuckiana Cluster

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David Johnson, Cluster Chair of the Kentuckiana Cluster chats with Deb Cooper about the upcoming Kentuckiana Cluster in Louisville, Kentucky.

February 11th, 2022 | Posted in Featured,Videos | Read More »

Three Phases of Judging – Are You Among the Best?

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Judging dogs is a complicated process with many factors in play. Politics, biases and preferences are common human traits. A judge may be extremely knowledgeable but may have some unwitting or unconscious biases running around in their head. Some may be knowledgeable but not confident enough to stay on track – for example, when one handler has the best dog, bitch, and special in two back-to-back breeds.

February 5th, 2022 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Decay Of Sportsmanship

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“Sports do not build character, they define it.”

February 5th, 2022 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Say Something (Anything) Nice

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Sometimes, I interrupt rants to ask people point blank: If you hate dog shows so much, why do you do it? They backpedal and say they don’t really hate it, then the conversation pivots toward the good things that have kept them there.

February 3rd, 2022 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Greats from the Past – John James Holgate

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Britain was the nucleus of the modern dog world, but most of the breeds that propelled its success had strictly working class roots. Moreover, a very small group was primarily responsible for their advancement.

January 30th, 2022 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Breed Priorities – The Brittany

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Two thoughts were expressed over and over again by the Brittany experts. First, Brittanys cannot be evaluated unless you see them move. So understand that with the priorities listed below and especially with the placement of the outlines, the experts would reserve final judgment until they could see the dogs move.

January 30th, 2022 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Looking Back With Lee – Remembering The Top Dogs Of The Past

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I may not be out in the trenches every week like I used to be, but I still know everything that is happening in our little world. Sorry, not going to chat about anything gossipy or titillating… that’s not what I care about. What brings a smile to my face is when I look at today’s top dogs vying for their little piece of history.

January 28th, 2022 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

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