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To See the End, Start at the Beginning

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162 – September, 2020

By Amy Fernandez

Shows are starting up again, hallelujah. Entries of more than 3,500 at the recent Canfield shows puts an end to speculation about the end of our world.

We’re facing a long road back to normal, but like I said from the beginning, dog people are the best in a crisis. Whelping box or national specialty implosion, we know how to manage a situation and stay on course. Just consider the fact that Westminster 2020 DID NOT morph into the Diamond Princess. Every element for that catastrophe was in the right place at the right time. Didn’t happen. That’s not to discount the fact that we are in a pandemic. But judging by recent entries, it’s definitely not the death knell of our sport.

Before you know it, we can again revel in the luxury of revisiting all those pre-pandemic complaints. Remember when AKC was called the death knell of our sport? I realize they haven’t made any friends lately, but they do some things right. The thing to remember is that although our current situation is not great it could be much worse.

Because the truth is that no matter what missteps they’ve taken–and crikey, some qualify as falling down the whole damn staircase–there is abundant precedent for consumer dissatisfaction, as well as subsequent recovery of the status quo (that’s when everybody’s whining but things are basically okay). In fact, that pattern defines the entire history of kennel club evolution. Skeptical? I expected that, so here we go.

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162 – September, 2020

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