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Looking Back With Lee – Two Distinctive Ladies from Long Island


As I was getting in the zone this morning, getting my material together for the next CC column, I received an email from my old friend Terry Hundt. She reported the sad news of the passing of our mutual friend Natalie Stebbins. Now, many of you present day folks may ask, just who was Natalie Stebbins? Well, let me tell you who she was! In the “glory days” of dog shows in the northeast, Natalie was one of the strong, clever and quietly powerful forces behind some of the top winners of the time.

August 2nd, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Exactness of Meaning


Quite often when one participates in, or overhears, a conversation concerning the pedigreed dog the word ‘correct’ is seemingly used with great abandon. It has now apparently become one of those elements in our language which we employ with considerable frequency but yet do we oftentimes really consider what we mean when we use it and, as a result, is it always applied in proper context? Are we always aware of how it should be defined? Do we ever qualify it with a follow-up; correct in what sense, for what purpose? Has it now, perhaps, become so loosely and cursorily thrown in so as to lose its potency and intended meaning? Are we compromising a certain connotation here when we use it too casually?

August 1st, 2020 | Posted in Editorial,Featured,Uncategorized | Read More »

Knowing When To Stop


Within the judging community, knowing when to stop is for the most part related to either health or age. One’s inherent ability to pass judgment, given the subjective nature of the process, is seldom an issue unless, that is, a judge’s procedure is called into question and subsequently found to be flawed. At the same time,

August 1st, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Lighten Up, Folks

AKC Canine Chronicle Judge Chris Robinson

First, let me dispose of a couple of things. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to win. It’s always fun and it provides a little ego boost to boot. But, there’s a fine line between being competitive and overly competitive, between winning when it counts and when no one’s counting.

July 26th, 2020 | Posted in Editorial,Featured | Read More »

The Belgian Laekenois

Belgian Laekenois

The Laekenois, which entered Miscellaneous in 2011, has become our 196th recognized breed.

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

Dogs of North America

Coyote Hounds MN

America is the land of opportunity and it’s never been limited to humans. A surprising number of obsolete Old World breeds regained their momentum on these shores. Primarily, this occurred within the context of the East Coast show scene that dominated America’s purebred paradigm for over a century.

July 11th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Looking Back With Lee…Remembering Bea Godsol


Many of the keenest minds whose opinions you prize will freely admit much of what they learned (and more importantly…carry into their judgments on a regular basis) were gifts from this great sportswoman. Bea started in dogs in the early 1930s with her “Coastwise” Newfoundlands. She also had success in other breeds which included German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Shetland Sheepdogs, and both Sealyham and Dandie Dinmont Terriers. When I say “success” in these chosen breeds, I say it as humbly as Bea would have; she won National Specialties in each of those breeds over her years of her involvement.

June 29th, 2020 | Posted in Editorial,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »


Dunlap feb

We’ve all done it, myself included. Back in the mid-to-late seventies I placed a handsome young dog with a family willing to have him shown. In fact, the husband was open to the idea of handling the dog himself. The pup had a rather strong personality and I soon found myself regretting the placement. I became acutely aware that the pup was getting away with murder, the owners giggling over his stubborn and rather headstrong demeanor.

June 28th, 2020 | Posted in Dog Show History,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

Looking Back With Lee_ Remembering Chic Ceccarini

Chic showing in 1960 Look at the rings made of string and the big brown heavy tents.

From the archives of The Canine Chronicle, April 2011 By Lee Canalizo Chic showing in 1960 Look at the rings made of string and the big brown heavy tents. Once again it’s another “Look Back” to a family in our sport that left an indelible mark. In Boxers if you were a handler with a [...]

June 27th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

An Eye for a Dog

Eye BKG_web use

“She sure has an eye for a dog” is a compliment and an expression of respect. This honor and accolade is reserved for those few people who seem to be able to identify unerringly the highest quality dogs coming closest to the standard in many and even most breeds. Is this eye for a dog a natural gift, is it developed over time, and can anyone acquire it with enough time and effort?

June 21st, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »


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