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From the CC Vault: Betty Regina Leininger – A Study in Elegance

Westminster 2012

From the CC Vault: Betty Regina Leininger

January 19th, 2023 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured | Read More »

Everything is Relative

CC-Chow Chow07.Choonam Chu Tang. Photo Arthur Weisz 1938

By Amy Fernandez There is no question that showing dogs is hard business. Achieving any degree of success requires 24/7 dedication with zero guarantees–and a million things that can and do go wrong.  That said, we sometimes forget how much easier it is today. Just think about showing Chows back in 1935. A brief review of [...]

December 24th, 2022 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured | Read More »

From The CC Vault: The First Dog Show


By Amy Fernandez Originally published: September 2015 Anyone acquainted with our sport knows that the first dog show happened in 1859. However, like most conventionally accepted historical facts, the truth is kinda, sorta different. “The Sporting Dog Show” staged at the Town Hall, Newcastle-on-Tyne on June 28 and 29, 1859 was actually an afterthought tacked [...]

November 7th, 2022 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured | Read More »

The Great Ones – Ch. Chinoes Adamant James

F The Great Ones

If you’ve ever given your entire heart to a dog, then you know the price you must eventually pay. The only thing that can ever cure the loss of a great love is another love, and even though it’s not easy to understand this at the time when your heart is breaking into little, shattered pieces, the best thing to do is to get another dog. Don’t look back, just throw your heart over and bring home another somebody to love.

October 21st, 2022 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured | Read More »

The Challenge


The perpetual question is whether this sport has gotten harder or easier over the decades. There is no end of opinionated discussion on both sides of that argument. However, everything is relative. Case in point, prior to 2015 there was non-stop talk about revising the Triple Crown requirements because no one had conquered that challenge since Affirmed crossed the finish line at Belmont way back in 1978.

October 5th, 2022 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured | Read More »

Remembering Oakley – MBIS MNBISS Am and Br GCh. Mountain View Ripsnorter’s Silver Charm · September 4, 2006 – August 1, 2022


We are sad to report the passing of the Top Winning German Wirehaired Pointer of All Time with 102 Best In Shows · #1 Dog Among All Breeds 2012 · Westminster Sporting Group Winner 2013

August 4th, 2022 | Posted in Dog Show History,Featured | Read More »

Heads Above Water…Just Bobbin’ Along


The economy is difficult in just about every city and state in this country. Monies are short, show entries are down for some clubs, and costs of putting together a show and paying for judges’ expenses are rising. I do not mean that judges’ fees are rising. I have NOT heard of a judge increasing the fee for judging under any circumstances! Most judges are very aware of how much it costs to put together a show and do not want to “bite the hand that (sometimes) feeds them” by pricing themselves out of judging assignments. If anything, many judges do not list all the expenses that are incurred in getting to and from a show including meals and incidentals. I hear judges discussing some of the expenses they “eat” in order to save the club money.

February 21st, 2022 | Posted in Dog Show History,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

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


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 »

#ThrowbackThursday – Guess Who? – Check Your Answer!

Susque Nango KC Oneonta New York July 2 1972

The answer is Vic Capone handling CH. Akobie Of Mardane shown going Best of Breed under Judge Dr. Martin Denio at the Susque-Nango KC show in Oneonta, NY, July 2, 1972.

February 7th, 2022 | Posted in Dog Show History,The Buzz | Read More »

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


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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