Judging

Sid Marx reminds that words matter, in the ring and out. Read More
Dyed dogs, unhappy exhibits, and trust but verify ... Read More
A look back at Rick Beauchamp’s classic “Solving the Mysteries of Breed Type.” Read More
Bo Bengtson explains what dog people can learn from pig showing. Read More

The Miniature Pinscher standard says the tail is "docked in proportion to size of dog."
Attitudes about the necessity of docking vary from judge to judge. Read More

Foxhounds in a 19th-Century kennel.
Andrew Brace traces the transformation of purebred dog breeding. Read More

Judges may disagree over how to interpret certain terms in standards, such as the "clear islands of red color" called for in the Irish Red and White Setter.
Who is right and who is wrong? Read More

Ch. Bukany's Carbon Copy moving with his handler Robert Forsyth.
Breed experts guide us through a retrospective from the 1920s to 2000s. Read More

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