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Mon, 05/18/2020 - 12:55am

A Tentative Beginning

As most of the world hunkered down in quarantine, a South Korea kennel club took a first tentative post-pandemic step and held their first dogs shows. From temperature checks to masks at ringside, here are the lessons learned.

Photo by Mary Bloom
Sat, 05/16/2020 - 12:12pm

Westminster's Top Judge

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 she left the ring without the Best in Show rosette. But in 2021, Trotter returns for the dozenth time — as the show's Best in Show judge.

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 10:27pm

Triple Play

Join Carol, Honi and Fran Reisman as the three Afghan Hound-loving sisters take a walk down memory lane while hunkering down in quarantine at their shoreside Long Island, New York, home.

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 1:28pm

Look, But Don't Touch

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 to the AKC show ring.

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 6:26am

To Mask or Not to Mask?

With apologies to Willie Shakespeare, that is the question dog-show judges are asking themselves, around the country and indeed the world. How will they react to the reality of COVID-19? What is the best thing to do?


Sun, 04/26/2020 - 8:35pm

What's Cookin'

Dog News columnist Michael Faulkner is away from the keyboard and in the kitchen, whipping up an easy dish he calls "Sausage, Greens and Beans."

Ch. Milson O'Boy with his handler Harry Hartnett goes Best in Show at the 1935 Morris & Essex Kennel Club. Pictured with the trophy is show chair and heiress Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge.
Wed, 04/22/2020 - 6:46pm


The rediscovery of the book "O’Boy!" written by Dr. Jay Calhoun and published in 1964 leads to a reappraisal of this celebrated Irish Setter.

Fri, 04/17/2020 - 7:43pm

In the Name of Love

In a dog world filled with larger-than-life figures, Dachshund breeder and famous archaeologist Iris Love moved in circles almost as rarified as the ancient gods and goddesses to whose study she devoted her life.



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