Westminster Winner, Rumor, Gives Birth to Eight Puppies!

October 7, 2017

Westminster Kennel Club is pleased to announce the birth of eight puppies to 2017 big show winner Rumor, the German Shepherd.

Channel 3000 in Madison, Wisconsin has video of the puppies, but wouldn’t let me share it. You can view it on their site.

Owner/Handler Kent Boyles says Rumor is being a great mother to her four baby girls and four baby boys, born in August. Rumor was bred to two dogs, so DNA testing will be required to determine the paternal side of each puppy’s bloodline.

No decision yet on who will raise the pups once they leave Boyles’ Kenlynn German Sheperds kennel, or what their show potential may be.

Congrats to all involved!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Entries Now Open for AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin

September 21, 2017

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For all you crazy show dog people out there (and I’m right there with you!), this was in my mail bag today. I attended last year and had a blast!

Entries are now open for the 2017 AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin, which returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) North/South Concourse this December 16 and 17. Entries are also open for the inaugural AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes, which will take place on December 15 at the OCCC. Both premium lists can be found at www.akc.org. [Read more]

New on Animal Planet

August 5, 2017

I’ve been seeing commercials today for a new series on Animal Planet called Rescue Dog to Super Dog. The premiere is scheduled for Saturday, August 12th at 10 pm Eastern.

And don’t miss tonight’s 2-hour season premiere of PitBulls and Parolees at 9 pm Eastern.

Happy watching!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

UKC Show

July 15, 2017

Tyler and Tizzy took the blue ribbon!

Tyler and Tizzy took the blue ribbon!

Sighted today at the UKC show sponsored by the Tuscarawas County Coonhunters and held at Red Star Vet Clinic in East Canton, Ohio. [Read more]

Megan Leavey Movie

May 31, 2017

I’m looking forward to the premiere of this movie on June 8th. Here’s the text that accompanies this trailer on YouTube: MEGAN LEAVEY is based on the true life story of a young marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Saturday Survey: Ugly Dog Contests

April 15, 2017

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This week, we announced the winner of the 22nd annual Ugly Dog Contest in Del Mar. Although this particular one redeems itself by raising money for local charities, I have mixed feelings about these contests. Overall they look fun, but I have a basic problem with making fun of anyone’s looks. What do you think?

What do you think of ugly dog contests?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Westminster 2017: And the Winner Is…

February 14, 2017

Winning a lot of hearts on this Valentines Day, and taking Best in Show at the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club’s 141st Annual Show is… [Read more]

The Field for Best in Show, Westminster 2017

February 14, 2017

These seven dogs will go into the ring next, vying for the coveted Best in Show title.

From the Hound Group: Duffy, the Norwegian Elkhound

From the Toy Group: Chuckie, the Pekingese, son of 2012 Best in Show Malachy

From the Non-Sporting Group: Aftin, the Miniature Poodle

From the Herding Group: Rumor, the German Shepherd, in a repeat of last year’s performance

From the Sporting Group: Adrian, the Irish Setter

From the Working Group: Devlin, the Boxer

From the Terrier Group: Tanner, the Norwich

I’m torn between the Irish Setter and the Norwegian Elkhound. Fingers crossed!

Who will the winner be?

Terrier Group Winner, Westminster 2017

February 14, 2017

Photo:  Canine Chronicle

Photo: Canine Chronicle

Terrier Group Winners

Best in Group: Norwich, Tanner

2nd Place: Westhighland White, Rondo

3rd Place: American Staffordshire, Louie

4th Place: Norfolk, Winston

Don’t change that channel. The all-important Best in Show competition is coming up next!

Working Group Winner, Westminster 2017

February 14, 2017

Photo:  Naja Boxers

Photo: Naja Boxers

Working Group Winners

Best in Group: Boxer, Devlin

2nd Place: Akita, Nik

3rd Place: Standard Schnauzer, Hannah

4th Place: Bernese Mountain Dog, Tag

And, last but not least, the terrier group will enter the ring soon.

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