Crufts

The Final Five Comes to Dog Shows

April 10, 2013

I’m not sure if I’m typical of most Americans with this, but I love lists. I rely on a list to keep me on the straight and narrow at Costco, spell out what I’m supposed to get done in a day, remind me of all the things I don’t want to forget before leaving for […]

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Back to the Future. Can an “extinct” breed reveal our progress?

April 2, 2012
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I did some thinking during a bike ride this week, something I often do to distract me from the fact that I’m wearing Lycra bicycle shorts in public.  My thoughts range from prayer (Please God, keep me upright on these skinny tires) to casual observations that convince me that people are laughing at me for […]

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Why Crufts Should Worry Us

March 15, 2012
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The hair has been standing up on the back of my neck since several breeds were disqualified at Crufts last week following the introduction of the new scheme calling for veterinary checks for the Best of Breed winners. This is a very, very slippery slope and as dog fanciers, we’re standing at the edge of […]

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The World Challenge: Eukanuba in the Rear View Mirror

December 20, 2010
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Of all the things I saw at Eukanuba, it was the World Challenge that most had the makings of international pageantry and drama. It was also the one event I least understood, and the one I came to suspect had yet to live up to its potential. When it does, I think it’ll be big. Really big. […]

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