Fri, 06/28/2024 - 10:08am

10 Questions ...

... asked of Dale Martenson

Profession: Retired

Dog-sport involvement: AKC judge and occasional exhibitor

Hometown: Rapid City, South Dakota

Astrological sign: Libra


1. Do you have any dog-show superstitions? 

Never make a Chin walk through a ring gate.


2. TV-show guilty pleasure?

Old reruns of “Law and Order.”


3. If you were president of AKC for one day, what would you do? 

Allow “day of show” entries.


4. Most valued material possession?

The Homestead.


5. What is something no one would guess about you?

Twenty-plus years pescatarian diet.


6. Who would you compare yourself to?

Clients’ children were absolutely convinced I was Negan from “The Walking Dead.”


7. What are you “famous” for?

Not sure about famous, but we have bred some good type Japanese Chin.


8. What website do you visit most often?

AKC Searchable Directory.

9. What was more memorable, your most satisfying win or disappointing defeat? And what was it?

Was left in front position for a multitude of “Take them arounds” and then went second. Promised myself if I ever judged, the contenders would exchange positions.

10. What do you wish someone would ask you?

If someone needed help with their puppies, just ask.


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