Westminster 2022 By The Numbers

Rocket (Photo:  Westminster Kennel Club)
Rocket (Photo: Westminster Kennel Club)

The Westminster Kennel Club welcomes over 200 breeds and varieties of dogs to the 146th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Presented by Purina Pro Plan on January 24-26, 2022. The iconic dog show is set to return to Madison Square Garden for the evening competitions after the 2021 event was held outside of New York City for the first time in history due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will again celebrate dog breeds, including those lesser-known breeds such as the American Foxhound, Skye Terrier, Sussex Spaniel, and Bergamasco Sheepdog. These hidden gems will be part of the 19.5 hours of live FOX Sports television coverage culminating with Best in Show on the evening of Wednesday, January 26, on FS1. Continue reading Westminster 2022 By The Numbers

Christmas Day Is Going To The Dogs


Are you tired of watching A Christmas Story marathon all day long on Christmas? Check out this ESPN2 programming announcement from the AKC.

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and advocate for all dogs, is pleased to announce six and a half hours of exciting canine competition coming to ESPN2 this Christmas Day beginning at noon. The programming will kick off with the speediest dogs in the country during the premiere of the second annual AKC Fastest Dogs USA competition. Continue reading Christmas Day Is Going To The Dogs

Welcoming a New Commander

From the Twitter feed of @POTUS:


In my opinion, no White House (or any other house) is complete without a dog. After Champ died and Major went to live with family friends due to a few biting incidents, the White House may have seemed a little empty. President Biden’s brother and sister-in-law solved the problem by gifting the President with a new puppy for his birthday in November. Enter Commander, a German Shepherd like his predecessors. The 3-month old will soon be joined by a cat, according to Dr. Biden.

Look at the size of those paws!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

2021 AKC Breeder of the Year

Photo:  Pequest Pekingese
Photo: Pequest Pekingese

The 2021 AKC Breeder of the Year has just been announced at the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin. David Fitzpatrick was presented with the 2021 AKC Breeder of the Year award for Pequest Pekingese. The annual award honors those breeders who have made an impact on their breed and dedicate their lives to improving the health, temperament and quality of purebred dogs.

“We are thrilled to honor David Fitzpatrick with the 2021 AKC Breeder of the Year award,” said Dennis B. Sprung, AKC President and CEO. “The Pequest prefix has been associated with top quality, healthy Pekingese in the United States and his positive influence on the breed will be seen for many more years to come.” Continue reading 2021 AKC Breeder of the Year

AKC 2022 Meet The Breeds Tour


The AKC and GF Sports and Entertainment announce the 2022 tour schedule for AKC Meet the Breeds®, America’s largest in-person dog breed educational showcase. The event is perfect for the whole family with children’s tickets less than $20 and a variety of ticket options. AKC Meet the Breeds® will bring the two-day breed showcase to multiple cities in 2022. Continue reading AKC 2022 Meet The Breeds Tour


Mayfield Lorenzo

If you’ve been following the news, you’ve heard the awfulness that is coming out of Mayfield, Kentucky, following the monster tornado that hit a candle factory there.

Here are links to the closest animal shelters, which I suspect are about to get very busy, very soon.

Murray-Calloway County Animal Shelter

Humane Society of Calloway County

And if you want to help the humans, too, here are a couple of places to donate:

Blue Grass Community Foundation

American Red Cross
(You can specify Disaster Relief, if you’d like to.)

Please give til it helps. Christmas is going to be rough for these folks.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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