Sid Marx

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind ...
How will our decisions and actions as judges, breeders and exhibitors affect the future of our breeds?   Read More
Sid Marx details the drawbacks of two shows in a day. Read More
The pros and cons of the Grand Champion prefix. Read More

If may not be Lassie's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but many parent clubs have Halls of Fame or Registers of Merit for the most accomplished dogs in their breed.
How do parent clubs determine what dogs get this high honor? Read More
At least, that's what Sid Marx hopes he's hearing in his head. Read More
Sid Marx reminds that words matter, in the ring and out. Read More
Dyed dogs, unhappy exhibits, and trust but verify ... 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

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


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