Westminster 2019 News: Colton Removed from Best in Show Competition

February 12, 2019

Schipperke sitting and panting, 2 years old , isolated on whiteColton, the Schipperke chosen last night as the winner of the Non-Sporting Group, will not be permitted to compete this evening in the Best in Show competition.

There is a conflict of interest involving the judge and Colton’s ownership team. No one did anything wrong, they are just removing the possibility that anyone could claim the judge showed favoritism to a team with which he had a closer relationship than with other teams. The judge cannot recuse, so the dog must be excused.

The runner-up does not get to complete in Colton’s place; the Non-Sporting Group simply will not be represented in the ring.

Westminster 2019: Herding Group Results

February 11, 2019

The winner of the Herding Group, progressing on to tomorrow night’s Best in Show, is: Bouviers des Flandres “Baby Lars” (Makes me think of Baby Shark – sorry!)

Runners up are:

2nd place: Border Collie “Slick”

3rd place: German Shepherd Dog “Tony”

4th place: Old English Shepherd “Elsa”

Come back tomorrow for the Sporting, Working, and Terrier Groups.

Westminster 2019: Masters Obedience Results

February 11, 2019

1st
Border Collie OTCH Rival’s Meant 2b Jenny UDX4 OM6 GN GO VER RM RAE PT NA OAJ NF

2nd
Labrador Retriever OTCH Sir Quacks A Lot UDX PCDX OM3 DE DM AS

3rd
Border Collie OTCH Katwalk Extra Special UDX5 OM9 BN

4th
Labrador Retriever OTCH Rhumbline’s Once In A Blue Moon UDX9 OGM BN GN VER RE JH ACT1 SCN CGC TKI

A Poem From Your Dog

November 19, 2018

Dog With Pencil At The OfficeYou feed me when I’m hungry
You keep water in my dish
You let me sleep on anything
Or in any place I wish [Read more]

A Dog’s Last Will

October 16, 2018

Last WillI just love this sentiment.

(I don’t know anything about where it came from, other than the watermark on the picture. If it’s yours, please let me know so I can link to your site.)

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Faithful Friends

May 3, 2018

Author Unknown

Author Unknown

Anybody besides me remember the children’s book called “I’ll Love You Forever”. I always thought it was kind of creepy because this lady sneaks into her adult son’s bedroom at night to sing her little bedtime song. Somehow, when it’s a pet, it’s not creepy at all!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

California’s First Dogs

March 29, 2018

Cali

Cali

Cali Brown has just been named California’s Deputy First Dog, second in command to Colusa “Lucy” Brown, the official first dog. It seems the state’s governor, Edmund Brown, has a nepotism habit, naming his dogs to official posts in state government. They even have their own web page! [Read more]

Animal Welfare Law Rankings by State

January 19, 2018

animal welfare, 3D rendering, red wax stamp with text
The Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals, released the 12th annual year-end report (2017) ranking the animal protection laws of all 50 states. For the 10th year in a row, Illinois is in first place—followed by Oregon (2), California (3), Maine (4), and Rhode Island (5). Kentucky holds firmly to last place for the 11th consecutive year. It trails Iowa (49), Wyoming (48), Utah (47), and North Dakota (46) as the state with the weakest animal protection laws. [Read more]

2017 National Dog Show Final

November 23, 2017

And the winner of Best in Show at the 2017 National Dog Show is…(drum roll please)… [Read more]

When Larry Met Kumler

September 23, 2017

Grady Vet

A friend of mine from high school, Jeff Grady, is now a vet near Cincinnati. Here are two of his adorable clients!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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