Editor's Page: Moving Forward

By Christi McDonald | April 1, 2006

"To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.”  — John Dewey 1859-1952; American philosopher and educator.

As I move to the editor’s desk for Dogs In Review, having spent the past decade as an advertising sales representative and most of my life involved with showing dogs, so many things cross my mind. The most prominent thought is how fortunate I am to have the opportunity to stay involved with that about which I am most passionate, while testing my alternate abilities as this magazine’s editor. I well remember the beginning days of DR and my eagerness to be a part of it. From the first time I encountered the fledgling magazine, I knew it was a treasure the sport would enjoy and from which it would benefit.  I am sincerely honored to be a part of Dogs In Review, especially during our 10th anniversary year.

At the same time, I’ve become aware of the responsibilities that go along with this opportunity. Since its founding Dogs In Review has been produced with the utmost integrity, and with a goal of educating, informing and bringing a wide variety of information to those who participate in our sport. We have concentrated on subjects we consider to be of primary significance: educating breeders, judges, exhibitors and newcomers to the sport; discussing ideas, developments and controversies; and focusing on the history of our sport, since the past potentially influences the direction of our future.

We’re gratified that many of the well-respected people in our sport consider DR to be the most significant and highest-quality publication ever to have been published for dog show enthusiasts, in large part thanks to an outstanding group of writers and contributors.  Our parent company, BowTie, Inc., has provided us with additional resources, talent and opportunities to fulfill the vision Bo Bengtson set forth for Dogs In Review at its inception. We are also fortunate that Bo remains a part of our team as Editor-at-Large, in addition to Editor-in-Chief Allan Reznik, whose experience in the sport is a valued asset to the magazine. Each of us on the Dogs In Review team takes seriously our responsibility to produce a quality publication, and as we enter our 10th year, we will continue to set the benchmark for serious, educational publications for the sport of purebred dogs.


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