New Years Wishes 2008
Compiled by Christi McDonald, Brian Cordova and Tammy Gincel
Good health for everyone.
That our troops come home safely and soon.
Though it may sound strange, I wish for a year of growth in our sport. The dog world, at least here in Canada, seems to grow smaller with every passing year. Entries and registrations continue to drop. So my hope is that we, as a community, find new and innovative ways to not only attract new dog breeders and fanciers but — perhaps more importantly — instill in them the enduring love of this sport they will need to persevere over time. (Oh, and while we’re on the subject, I’ll also take world peace, an end to global warming, a cure for cancer and a new Fendi purse.)
Toy Manchester breeder/owner, Editor -- Canine Review magazine
In addition to peace in the world and a solution for global warming, health for my family and friends.
AKC Assistant Vice-President
President George Clooney.
A serious wish for good health for all those I love.
Good health, happiness and prosperity for my family, friends and all good people around the world; safety and prosperity for our country; cures for all types of cancer; an end to all world conflicts; and, peace and understanding among all nations.
Lakeland Terrier breeder/owner
Health, happiness and more of the same!
No more anti-dog/breed legislation and good health for all those who have been having health issues this past year.
That dog shows become fun again. I am competitive, but shows should still be fun for the dogs and owners. And of course for everyone to have a safe and happy holiday season!
I wish everyone just one more day with their once-in-a-lifetime dog. I wish to all the blessing of knowing a very special dog, though it’s just for a while. I wish for each individual in the fancy health, prosperity, and the strength to do the right thing every time.
To win the lottery.
For things to keep going the way they went in 2007.
Assistant to Amy Rutherford
48 hour days.
Lisa Croft Elliot
Just to keep on going.
Breeder and owner
Happiness and joy, dahling!
Breeder, owner and handler, the U.K.
U.S. breeder/owner now living in the U.K.
Good weather for the Palm Springs dog show.
That every state could have young, handsome bull riders in tight-fitting Lees for their own state.
AKC Rep, recently moved to Texas
That the whole of dogdom would settle down and start having fun.
To attend Curves three times a week.
To go to Montgomery County with a “team” of four Smooth Fox Terriers and to have Brace classes offered at AKC/Eukanuba.
Smooth Fox Terrier breeder/owner
Relaxation with a few days off.
For my three girls to stay healthy.
For everyone’s wishes to come true!
To be here to see the next one!
No more poor dog legislation!
Number 1 Standard Poodle and that my company sells.
A few days off.
For Kay to have more qualified help.
To keep being happy!
Alaskan Malamute breeder/owner
Prosperity for Janice.
The ability to come up with clever answers on the spot!
Judge and owner
Health for my parents.
Fewer friends getting sick.
That Bush is gone.
For the U.S. to get the #$^)! out of Iraq… and to be thinner.
For AB 1634 to go away.
Happiness for everyone.
For my wife to be completely well.
Continued health for my aging parents.
To have as good a string of dogs in 2008 as I did in 2007 and great clients.
A green card.
Another top Yorkie.
Another “smooth” year!
Fox Terrier owner
That no more people die in the name of God, and that everyone is able to keep their homes and animals in good health and happiness.
That the world be a better place, one kind act at a time.
It might sound silly, but at a time like this our wish really is for peace throughout the world. We would hope that people learn to embrace our differences.
Tray Pittman and Paul Flores
Breeder/owners and professional handlers
More time at home.
To watch my daughter graduating with her Masters degree.
A real vacation.
A few less disasters in the world, both man-made and natural.
Breeder and Judge
That every stray, homeless, unwanted and abused animal finds a loving and deserving home.
Karelian Bear Dog breeder/owner
An end to the ridiculous anti-dog legislation.
Dr. John Ioia
An end to idiocracy in government.
Dr. Steve Lawrence
Puli and Havanese breeder/owner
A record-breaking year!
To win Miss Congeniality… and world peace.
A diamond ring.
Total defeat of AB 1634.
Manchester Terrier breeder/owner
A happy, fun-filled New Year meeting lots of new friends.
Shih Tzu breeder/owner
A life partner who loves dogs.
Publisher, editor, Shiba Inu owner
That all the people who should read Solving the Mysteries of Breed Type do read it.
Judge, author, breeder/owner
Return the focus to the dogs, which is what brings us together, and to continue to care about their welfare, too.
More healthy dogs.
Dr. Carmen Battaglia
Judge and author
That all my family and friends will enjoy a happy, peaceful and healthy year. It would be great if the rest of the world could enjoy that, too – especially the “peace” part!
Irish Setter breeder/owner
A new place to live that’s appropriate for me and my dogs, and from where I’ll never have to move again.
For my Neapolitan Mastiff to be a Top 20 Working dog.
A little red sports car for my wife.
World peace and good health.
Type, substance, and a democratic president.
Tibetan Mastiff breeder/owner
That all my dogs stay happy and healthy.
To be healthy and keep going to dog shows.
To be alive!
To keep on doing what I’m doing!
To live through it!
An easy year.
For my daughter to stay healthy.
(Olivia was born three weeks premature in mid-November.)
Lower gas prices!
To stay longer in Africa on vacation.
A 21-year-old eligible bachelor.
Assistant to Chris Manelopoulos and Rachel Corbin
To enjoy every day with my family, friends and dogs for each day with them is a gift to treasure and not to be taken for granted, and for 2008 to be a year of great joy for everyone whom I love.
Anne Marie Kubacz
Irish Setter breeder/owner
We’re wishing for warm weather; it’s 5 degrees and there’s a foot of snow on the ground!
Georgy and Bob Covey
To continue to have great clients, great dogs, good heath... and a happy wife!
To make it to 2009.
Howie Huber III
To continue to meet wonderful dogs and owners.
For Tom Bruni to get well, my parents to stay healthy and to get a new president.
Dalmatian breeder/owner, photographer
To retire with grace and dignity.
Health and happiness… and a Scottie beaded hat made in Johnny’s next therapy session!
To be voted cutest new couple/handling team.
Rhonda Pacchioli and Liz Volz
Breeder/owners and handlers
To have the Number 1 Beagle.
To be able to “1031” exchange properties so we can move to North Carolina.
A happy year.
Rottweiler breeder/owner and handler
For ‘Delilah’ to make it to Eukanuba in 2008.
For my Shar-Pei to win a Best in Show.
To drive fewer miles.
For my dogs to do real well in agility.
To love and enjoy our dogs so they become the greatest winners.
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog breeder/owner
To have as much fun in 2008 in the ring with ‘Cooper’ as we did in 2007.
To get my first CD on my Dandie and a championship on my baby.
Dandie Dinmont Terrier owner
That Neos would get the respectability they deserve.
Neapolitan Mastiff owner
That my Neo Mastiff win a Best in Show.
Neapolitan Mastiff breeder/owner
To be the best Junior Handler around.
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