Dog Show News


05/19/2014   
The Last Word on Judges
In the past few months I've been writing a lot about AKC judges. Let me sum things up and make a few simple suggestions for how we — or, rather, AKC — might improve the situation.
05/19/2014   
Editor's Page: Road Trip!
A weeks ago I embarked on a 2,200-mile round trip, with dogs, to York, Pa., to attend the Celtic Classic all-breed shows and the Potomac Afghan Hound Club specialty. It’s been a few decades since I’ve done a road trip quite that ambitious.
05/05/2014   
Westminster Kennel Club Announces the 2015 Show's Judging Panel
The Hon. David Merriam of Bonsall, Calif., has been selected to judge Best in Show at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show, February 16-17, 2015.
04/29/2014   
Two Dog Breeds Receive Full AKC Recognition
Two new dog breeds — the Coton de Tulear and Wirehaired Vizsla — bring AKC's number of recognized breeds to 180.
04/24/2014   
The Purebred Dog Community Responds to HBO Real Sports’ "Unnatural Selection” Segment
The fancy fires back against a biased report about purebred and show dog health on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, which aired on April 22, 2014.

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04/18/2014   
04/18/2014   
You Said It: Let's Promote Our Rare Breeds
Showcasing these lesser-known AKC breeds offers the public an insight into our own past as we describe each breed’s uses and noteworthy traits.
04/18/2014   
Editor's Page: Reflecting on Westminster
Although Old Man Winter made it a challenge this year for many to arrive and depart, the magical week in Manhattan that is Westminster was as exciting as ever.
04/07/2014   
Rest in Peace, Richard G. ("Rick") Beauchamp
It is with profound sadness that the world learned of Rick Beauchamp’s passing on Saturday, April 5.
04/01/2014   
All-Breed and Group Conformation Dog Shows in July 2014
Find an AKC all-breed or group conformation dog show to attend in July 2014.

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04/01/2014   
All-Breed and Group Conformation Dog Shows in June 2014
Find an AKC all-breed or Group conformation dog show to attend in June 2014.
04/01/2014   
Advice for Junior Handlers
Most dog show enthusiasts advise that juniors keep it humble, remember that your dog is your teammate, and most of all, have fun!
04/01/2014   
Staying in Shape for the Show Ring
Most dog show exhibitors advise that long walks, running, swimming and roadwork are all good ways to condition a show dog for the ring.
03/31/2014   
All-Breed and Group Conformation Dog Shows in May 2014
Find an AKC all-breed or group conformation dog show to attend in May 2014.
03/21/2014   
03/20/2014   
Using a Positive Approach When Judging
Some dog judges may first eliminate the least desirable dog or dogs, but there are at least as many, if not more, who begin by pulling out the most representative of the lot and from those select the one (or two) with the most of the best.
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