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Starting from the Bottom Modest Beginnings Lead to a Lifetime of Memories in the Sport

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…“The only thing I could do was put the tip of her tail between my teeth and smile as the judge approached. He tried to be so serious, but his smile and giggle could not be contained…”

April 1st, 2021 | Posted in Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Looking Back With Lee On Teddy Young

Teddy Young Cocker Spaniel - 1993

Teddy was part of the local dog establishment and he was also, many times, a dinner companion or house guest to many of us during or after the shows.

March 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Looking Back With Lee – Remembering Pat Gellerman

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We met regularly at shows we judged, and our friendship remained a close one. Maybe too close at times! We were gal pals, and both felt the need for someone to bounce things off.

March 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

One Man’s Opinion

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I judged this dog, shown by Harry, in Ireland at the ST. PATRICK’S DAY SHOW. When I got back from Ireland…

March 17th, 2021 | Posted in Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

The Dog Show Game at a Crossroads

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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.

March 2nd, 2021 | Posted in Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

One Man’s Opinion – Politics & Copouts

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Don’t bitch when a good one beats you. Try harder next time, or get a better dog. Do not show under judges you feel are incompetent.

January 29th, 2021 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Great Non-Sporting Dogs From The Past

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There were so many great Non-Sporting dogs shown in the 1940s and ’50s that have been forgotten. Here are five outstanding Non-Sporting Dogs from that era you should know about. Look for more Great Non-Sporting Dogs of the Past in the coming days!

December 25th, 2020 | Posted in Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past?,Uncategorized | Read More »

A Family Rivalry – Madeline & James Austin

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Throughout the 1930s and ‘40s Madeleine and James Austin campaigned some of the era’s most legendary dogs under their respective Catawba and Wissaboo banners. Of course, many famous couples have reigned at the top of the dog game. Their substantial accomplishments are generally attributed to cooperative effort. The Austins revised that formula in one notable respect. When it came to that perennially cutthroat business of campaigning specials, they were definitely not teammates.

November 25th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | 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.

November 7th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Looking Back With Lee – How It Used To Be Done

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This month I’m looking back, not at persons who made up the interesting fiber of our dog show world, but at the way they arrived at the point in their dog lives that made them a household name in the sport.

October 6th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Featured,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

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