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DOG SHOW JUDGING THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY by Chris Walkowicz

2009-12-11 more ...


THE GREAT AMERICAN DOG SHOW GAME by Dr Alvin Grossman

Well, well, this is an interesting read, for the experienced exhibitor and official. For the novice or someone thinking about showing, perhaps it is a bit too true to inspire the new blood to continue, and a show is only as good as its exhibits and to have exhibits a show needs exhibitors. Sub-titled "A Humorous and Informative Look at the Sport of PURE-DOG Dogs", Grossman in this first edition provides an entertaining, although not side splitting, look at the diverse fields of dog exhibition, from getting a first purebred dog as a show aspirant, finding out about shows, choosing a professional handler, campaigning, advertising, breeding, and yes, evolution lead to considering whether to undertake judging. 2007-10-21 more ...


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THE LEONBERGER by Guido Perosino

published 2006 I had noted a scarcity of literature in English on the Leonberger over the years, but this is an EXCELLENT book - in fact it is a revised edition. Considering the breed is one of the first German breeds recognized (1846) it is a shame more English language material hasn't been available, however, this smallish book of 135pp is an excellent resource. Covering the formation of the breed by the interbreeding of several large breeds, the book also comprehensively covers breed type, conformation and gait. 2007-01-02 more ...


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SO WHY IS IT CALLED SHOW RING SECRETS?

I hit upon a board game idea, a combination of monopoly and the film Best in Show, with a serious side, but also a lighted laugh at ourselves as dog exhibitors. Of course "Best in Show" was a brilliant choice of name, and the board game became known as that amongst those who I was consulting. Then a bit of research showed the American dog board game, endorsed by the American Kennel Club, had that name. Drats. It really wouldn't have been good form to have another board game of the same era about with the same name. 2007-01-01 more ...