In a jam-packed week of glamorous Westminster events, the Show Dog of the Year Awards are probably the most exclusive of all. 
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Over the past 50 years, Patricia V. Trotter has stepped into the finale at Westminster 11 times with one of her world-famous Vin-Melca Norwegian Elkhounds. And on each occasion... Read More
I have been a professional handler and Rottweiler breeder for 35 years, and I made this video to demonstrate how the hands-off exam of German-style Sieger shows could be adapted... 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.

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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
With apologies to the Caped Crusader, incessant Zoom sessions are taking a toll on our image-conscious columnist.   Read More
Wikipedia defines an expert as "a person with extensive knowledge or ability based on research, experience or occupation and in a particular area of study," and notes that experts don't always agree. Certainly sounds like a conformation judge to me.  Read More

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