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English Setter Ch. Daro of Maridor, who went Best in Show at Westminster in 1938, before he had even turned a year old.
Tue, 03/10/2020 - 2:31pm

The More Things Change

The days following the Westminster Kennel Club show are always a good time to ponder the sport of purebred dogs. It’s one of the best occasions of the year for people in the dog fancy, as well as the general public, to see some of the finest dogs of all breeds. It’s not unusual to hear calls throughout the year that various breeds have changed, over time, from their original appearance.


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. 

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