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Cocker Spaniel Ch. My Own Brucie, shown by owner-breeder-handler Herman Mellenthin, winning BIS over 4,456 entries at Morris & Essex KC 1939. Judge William H. Pym.
Bo Bengtson takes the measure of some famous dogs of the past. Read More
Ever wonder what goes through a judge’s mind? What was he or she thinking? Truth is, judges are real people just like you and me.  Read More
Professional handler and Rottweiler breeder Jane Hobson of New Jersey made this video to demonstrate how the hands-off exams of German-style Sieger shows could be adapted to the AKC show ring. Read More
With apologies to Willie Shakespeare, that is the question dog-show judges are asking themselves, around the country and indeed the world. How will they react to the reality of COVID-19? What is the best thing to do?   Read More

English Setter Ch. Daro of Maridor, who went Best in Show at Westminster in 1938, before he had even turned a year old.
The days following the Westminster Kennel Club show are always a good time to ponder the sport of purebred dogs. It’s one of the best occasions of the year for people in the dog fancy, as well as the general public, to see some of the finest dogs of all breeds. It’s not unusual to hear calls... Read More

George Ward with the Scottish Terrier Ch. Braeburn’s Close Encounter, #1 All Breeds 1983. Photo Martin Booth. Courtesy Bo Bengtson.
As we face the future, do we let go of the past? Or should we try to return to the “glory days” of yesterday?  Read More

The Morris & Essex show, shown here in 2010, is held only every five years because of the high cost of producing it. Photo courtesy Morris & Essex Kennel Club.
What does it cost to put on a dog show? Is it lucrative? Read on for the answers. Read More
Cyberbullying has entered our sport in many guises, tand no one is exempt from being targeted. Nowadays, everyone is fair game. Read More

Walter Goodman and 1969's Westminster Best in Show winner, Skye Terrier Ch. Glamoor Good News.
Westminster and New York City are forever etched together in the minds of dog-show aficionados as well as anyone else who ever heard of a dog show.  Read More
For decades, Mary Bloom was a familiar presence at Westminster, with her long tresses and flowing skirts to match. And a camera. Always a camera. Read More

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