Showing content tagged with: conformation

Expert Advice: Did You Know? The Charming , Funny, and Lovable Havanese Is Impossible to Resist
It’s a cold heart, indeed, that can resist a Havanese. Even if you prefer large dogs, working dogs, or no dogs at all, this bundle of charm can turn you into a fan. What’s so winning about this toy breed?   1. Just look at him! That silky coat, arched tail, and soulful brown eyes […] | March 14, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Meet the Loyal and Intelligent Cesky Terrier
The short-legged but muscular Cesky Terrier is relatively rare in the United States, with less than 600 dogs to be found in the country. These fairly small terriers are sensitive and full of energy, but are not quite as excitable as some other terrier breeds. Cesky is pronounced "chess-key" after the breed’s country of origin, […] | March 9, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Dedicated to Health & Education – Hear from a Bred with H.E.A.R.T. Breeder
Laura Haas has loved bringing puppies into the world for as long as she can remember. As a child through young adulthood, she helped her family with their hobby of breeding German Shepherd Dogs. She stopped the endeavor after she married and started raising a family of her own. But an encounter with a new […] | March 9, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature Instagram, Training, Junior Showmanship, and More: This Girl Does It All
Samantha Van Buren is no ordinary teenager. Like most kids her age, she goes to high school and hangs out with friends... but unlike others, she shows her dogs, participates in agility, and is an Instagram superstar. Van Buren details her experiences with her dogs on the account @sunnyandjudy showing everything from incredible tricks to […] | February 24, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature ​For Allie, Home is Where the Calling is—In the Field or Conformation Ring
With a registered name like DC Jewels Peridot & Pearls MLC SAR-W, the dog you'd expect to see might be a prissy homebody that lavishes attention on people and strolls about in elegant attire. Not this little blonde dynamo, believed to be the first of her breed to earn an AKC search and rescue (SAR) […] | February 14, 2017
Expert Advice: Conformation How Judges Learn to Evaluate a Newly Recognized Breed
Newly recognized American Kennel Club breeds are a major aspect of the buzz at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina® Pro Plan® each year. This year’s three newcomers reflect plenty of crowd-pleasing and judging diversity from just about every angle. The American Hairless Terrier developed in the United States in the early […] | February 7, 2017
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 4 Fun Characteristics of the Papillon Dog Breed
Sometimes called the "butterfly dog" because of its unusual ear shape—"papillon" means butterfly in French—the Papillon is one of the oldest toy breeds. Originally called the Dwarf Spaniel or Continental Toy Spaniel, the Papillon was depicted in artwork as early as the 16th century. Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette were known fans of the breed. […] | February 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 9 Fun Facts About the Mastiff—the Gentle Giant
The calm, sensitive, and self-assured Mastiff is an enormous, powerful dog with a long history. These excellent guard dogs from the Working Group also make perfect foot warmers and couch-potato companions. Here are nine interesting facts about this good-natured and courageous breed. 1. Today’s Mastiff descended from the ancient Alaunt and Molosser dogs. There is […] | February 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Conformation An Inside Look into the World of Professional Dog Handling
For many dog lovers, dog shows can be equal parts magic and mystery. Ever wonder how the top dogs get to the top? And just who is that human on the other end of the lead? Quite often, it’s a breeder or an owner who lovingly presents his or her dog to the judges. In […] | January 30, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature Meet Mara Rose: the Little Girl Becoming a Dog Show Warrior
Leo Roar gives his best friend some loving. Their love affair is mutual and seemingly nonstop. Tiny road warrior Mara Rose attended her second American Kennel Club National Championship last month in Orlando, Fla. But there was a big difference and an entirely new perspective for her this time around. In 2015, she was still […] | January 26, 2017

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