Best in Show

Performance Anxiety in the Ring: The Great Equalizer

September 16, 2015

The Best in Show ring had seven marvelous dogs handled by seven experienced handlers, but one, a friend, was in trouble.  She was uncharacteristically sweaty and grim-faced, and her intensity was throwing her off her game. This was a new and unexpected look for a person who had as many Best in Show rosettes at […]

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Your First Time, or How Not to Experience Best in Show

July 11, 2013
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The average life span of someone entering the dog fancy is said to be about five to seven years: Time enough to finish a dog, maybe campaign it, breed it, then start over again with a new puppy.  Since it’s not as easy as it sounds and turns out to take a whole lot more […]

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Eukanuba 2011. It was all about me ’til it became about the dogs

December 28, 2011
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If you’re like me, and I know I am,  we find ourselves to be wonderful points of reference. So you’ll understand that as I resume my report on Eukanuba’s 2011 National Dog Show, today I find it helpful to talk about me.  Me me me. Here I am holding the $50,000 check awarded to the […]

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Can you Tebow?

November 29, 2011
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Tim Tebow won another game yesterday. He didn’t do it alone, of course, and like his other recent wins, it wasn’t pretty – but it was a thing of beauty. For the uninitiated, Tim Tebow is the quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Since starting for the team this season, he’s has a 5-1 record, but […]

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What Happens After Best in Show? Eukanuba in the Rear View Mirror

December 14, 2010
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What happens at the Eukanuba National Championship after the Best in Show trophy has been awarded, the audience clears their seats and other competitors have left the building? As it turns out, a lot. Over the weekend of December 4th, judges decided the winners of Best of Breed all the way through to Best in […]

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You Want Me to Do What? Eukanuba in the Rear View Mirror

December 13, 2010
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  Twenty four hours after arriving in Long Beach to blog from the Eukanuba National Championship, I was asked to help judge the “Meet the Breeds” competition. When Eukanuba’s Manager of External Relations, Jason Taylor, first asked me, I think I actually turned around to see who he really had in mind. But forehead-to-forehead eye […]

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Eukanuba in the Rear View Mirror: The Feet of Eukanuba

December 10, 2010
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It’s been almost 72 hours since I’ve returned from Eukanuba’s National Championship in Long Beach, and my feet are just now forgiving me for what I did to them. It seems as if I was in a dozen places at once, and while I have no actual recollection of how I got to any of […]

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