Patricia Trotter


The author congratulates Best in Show-winning breeder-owner-handler David Fitzpatrick. Photo by Christina Frausini, courtesy Westminster Kennel Club.
Best in Show judge and Dog News columnist Pat Craig-Trotter reflects on the appointment of a lifetime. Read More

Top-ranked dogs are pre-invited to Westminster. For everyone else, it's the luck of the draw.
Pat Trotter muses on the luck of the draw. Read More

Dorothy MacDonald awarding Best in Show at Westminster 2001 to the Bichon Frise Ch. Special Times Just Right.
Pat Trotter remembers her a good friend and talented dog woman. Read More
Pat Trotter shares an appreciation of the late handler and AKC rep. Read More

The Doodles are coming. Now what?
Mixed breeds and Junior Showmanship: What's wrong with this picture? Read More
Pat Trotter muses on how COVID has changed our sport – in some respects, for the better. Read More
It is amazing the things you find when you are stuck at home with ample time to begin processing your belongings accumulated for decades. Pat Trotter unpacks. Read More
Exactly what is a judge? One of the many definitions appearing in the dictionary for the word judge is a person who can decide on how good a thing is. Or in our case, how good a dog is — or is not. Opinion is also one of the many definitions appearing for the word "judgment." Read More

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