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The Morris & Essex show, shown here in 2010, is held only every five years because of the high cost of producing it. Photo courtesy Morris & Essex Kennel Club.
Mon, 03/02/2020 - 8:07am

Show Expenses

What does it cost to put on a dog show? Is it lucrative? Read on for the answers.

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 3:37pm

Bully Pulpit

Cyberbullying has entered our sport in many guises, tand no one is exempt from being targeted. Nowadays, everyone is fair game.

The breeds for Meet the Breeds don't just come off the shelf -- dedicated breeders must bring them to these AKC events, along with their hard-won expertise.
Fri, 02/07/2020 - 10:52pm

Meet the Parents

AKC’s Meet the Breeds is arguably the best event it puts on, in that it gives the dog-loving public what it craves:  approachable, well-bred, well-behaved, dogs of all breeds (including some that the public never gets to see), all in one location, where petting, hugging, and kissing <sorry, my lawyer self still cringes> are not only allowed, they’re encouraged. 

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 7:34pm


Cinch up your bathrobe. Grab your valuables. The hotel alarm has gone off — and tomorrow's judges are assembled on the front lawn.

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 4:24pm


With the American Kennel Club recognizing almost 200 breeds, is it realistic to think that judges will have the exact amount of passion for each?


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