“Susi” is a writer/editor by profession with television, radio and by-lined print media to her credit including Dogs in Review, ShowSight, Sight & Scent, Dog Fancy, Dogs in Canada, AKC Gazette, PBS (Public Broadcasting Station), Colorado Daily and the Rocky Mountain JournalShe writes social media for a nationally televised dog show, and is the creator of National Purebred Dog Day, KnobNots pet safety signs, and, of course, “DogKnobit.”

She’s been an owner/breeder/handler of Pulik since 1978 and is active in the dog fancy; she is a co-chair of Judges Education for the Puli Club of America for which she was also a Corresponding Secretary. She also edited Puli News. 

When Susi is able to stay upright, she’s a road cyclist. Scratch that. Eddy Merchx is a cyclist. Susi pedals a road bike.

This cyclist with amazing form? That’s not me. It’s Lance Armstrong before he admitted to doping. Here’s the thing, They all doped. And he was still better. Just saying.


That rider in the lead? That’s not me, either. Thanks, though.


Nope, not me either.

This is me early in my cycling career. Even then I couldn’t be bothered to keep my eyes on the road.

The cyclist in the pictures above?  My daughter.


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Barbara Axel August 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Are you aware that Lewis Goldstein delegate to the Democratic Convenion from the Bronx, NY, is planning to hold an animal rights caucus and to present an animal rights agenda to be used as one of the platforms of the Democratic Convention in Charlotte? My group, North Carolina Responsible Animal Owners Alliance got an invitation this week. We are alertng all from every area of the US to try to stop this effort.
Email me or call for more information.
Barbara Axel


Susi August 20, 2012 at 11:16 pm

No, I didn’t know, Barbara. I can’t say I’m surprised but I need a hard, unbiased source to spread the word. Can you send me to links I can use that can’t be disputed by readers who are Democrats and would accuse me of bias?


mary dukes October 24, 2012 at 6:04 am

Can you please contact me about reprinting one of your blog pieces in the AKC RHP Newsletter? Thanks.


Mary Hewitt December 30, 2012 at 7:48 am

Love your thorough
& candid article on Eukanuba . I had the
Opportunity to attend in 2011 & watched
Many groups setting up their Meet theBreed
Booths- some very elaborate. I wish Suzi
had had space to point out the many
Foreign dogs brought in for this prestigious
Event & the revenue & attention brought
to Orlando & the presence of numerous
Foreign Press. A fantastic article.
How about some follow up on Search&
Rescue, Support dogs for handicap,
Including dogs alerting on seizures in
humans, Police & custom working dogs
& many others such as Autistic children.


Susi December 30, 2012 at 10:44 am

All fine ideas! I’ve actually covered some of them a year or two ago. Meet the Breeds was covered here: http://dogknobit.com/2010/12/13/you-want-me-to-do-what-eukanuba-in-the-rear-view-mirror/ and the World Challenge I wrote about here: http://dogknobit.com/2010/12/20/the-world-challenge-eukanuba-in-the-rear-view-mirror/ and a little bit here: http://dogknobit.com/2010/12/04/eukanuba-eve/.


Trish Mahon August 15, 2013 at 3:08 am

I loved your common sense piece on carrying information relating to pets at home in case of an accident. I have a few things in common with you: dogs, my love of cycling, and had a bleed on the brain. The latter happened when I got locked out of my home with 3 dogs and no-one with me for that night. I climbed over a wall to get to my backyard having put my dogs in a sit/stay on the front doorstep. The climb did not go well and I fell through the roof of my neighbour shed. I broke my back, skull, a few ribs and had the bleed on the brain too. My life was saved by my dogs fantastic stay on the doorstep because a neighbour found them hours later and raised the alarm. No one knew to look for me and if my dogs had simply gone walkabout I would not have been found. Luckily a neighbour took my dogs in but she struggled with their size and needs. My husband arrived home from working overseas the next day to a different world than he had left two days earlier. I made a complete recovery with my back due to lots of cycling and swinging kettlebells. Two of my dogs needed help with anxiety following that night. As a dog trainer I will now advise all my clients to follow your advice. Nice to meet you. Trish Mahon


Susi August 15, 2013 at 10:05 am

Wow. What a compelling story, Trish!! Your injuries sound horrific – but I’m especially staggered by your dogs’ remarkable training to have held their sit/stay for all that time. They very likely saved your life and I’m truly in awe. The pleasure in our “meeting” is all mine, Trish. I’m glad you’ve recovered. As they say in the cycling world, “keep the rubber side down!” Stay in touch?


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