Hello everyone and welcome to the new issue of The Working/Herding Dog Digest.
So nice to see things slowly but surely getting back to normal for all of us and our beloved world of dog shows.
Now our staff writer the unsinkable Leah James job to always gives her Rants and Cudos in every issue of our magazine, however this time I have a need to give out Cudos from me, myself and I.
A standing ovation to all the Rottweiler exhibitors for showing the highest level of good sportsmanship over and over again both in and out of the ring.
How refreshing it was to see the Breed’s top owners and Breeders be the first ones to congratulate a top competitors’ victory.
Well done Rottie people, well done.
After two decades of loving each other, working together, raising a great daughter (Love You Taylor), My dear friends Robert Chaffin & Terri Galle have FINALLY tied the knot and got married on Valentine’s Day. Sending my deepest love and congratulations to this hard-working Power Couple.
Talking about Robert & Terri always makes me think about The Southern Handler’s Charity league that they along with Jill Bell, David Williams, Susan Katzenstein, Ruth Booker and a host of other caring dog people started 17 years ago. Cudos to this great organization for helping so many individuals and families as well as currently stepping up and lending a helping hand in both setting up and working the local shows during a Pandemic.
All thoughts are turning towards Tarrytown, New York this coming June as Westminster Kennel Club makes history hosting its first-ever outdoor show at the famed Lyndhurst Estate. Please join us in our Westminster Issue that closes on March 5th. Give me a call @(817) 238-3274 so I can help you with all of your advertising needs.
Remember, “New York, New York....If You Can Make It There, You Can Make It Anywhere”.
The Illustrious Judging Panel for the 2021 A.K.C./ Royal Canin National Championship in Orlando, Florida has been announced and here it is.
Best In Show: Dana P. Cline
Working Group: Norman M. Kenney
Bred By Working Group: Mr. Terry W. Stacy
Herding Group: Mr. Charles L. Olvis
Bred By Herding Group: Mrs. Cathy H. Daugherty
Edd Bivin: Akitas, Black Russian Terriers, Boerboels, Boxers, Chinooks, Newfoundlands
Mr. Gary K. Newton: Dogos Argentinos, Dogues de Bordeaux, German Pinschers, Giant Schnauzers, Komondorok, Kuvaszok, Leonbergers, Standard Schnauzers
Pamela S. Lambie: Mastiffs
Mr. Darryl Vice: Rottweilers, Saint Bernards, Samoyeds, Tibetan Mastiff
Mrs. Abigail (Abby) S. Patrizio: Alaskan Malamutes, Anatolian Shepherd Dogs, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Great Danes, Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs
Mr. William (Bill) P. Shelton: Bullmastiffs, Cane Corsos, Great Pyrenees, Neopolitan Mastiffs, Portuguese Water Dogs, Siberian Huskies
Mr. James A. Moses: Doberman Pinschers
James A. Moses: Australian Cattle Dogs, Bergamasco Sheepdogs, Briards, Canaan Dogs, Entlebucher Mountain Dogs, Pyrenean Shepherds
Mrs. Nioma Stoner Coen: Australian Shepherds
Ms. Minna- Liisa Koltes: Bearded Collies, Berger Picards, Icelandic Sheepdogs, Old English Sheepdogs, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Swedish Vallhunds
Mr. Robert Stein: Beaucerons, Finnish Lapphunds, Norwegian Buhunds, Pulik, Pumik, Shetland Sheepdogs, Spanish Water Dogs
Mrs. Debbie L. Melgreen: Belgian Laekenois, Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheepdogs, Belgian Tervurens, Bouviers des Flandres, Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Polish Lowland Sheepdogs
Mr. Thomas Coen: Border Collies, Collies (both varieties), Miniature American Shepherds
Mr. Edd E. Bivin: German Shepherd Dogs
This show gets bigger and grander with each passing year and 2021 promises to be more of the same. I look forward to seeing my clients and many friends from all over the world at this spectacular event.
That’s All For Now My Friends, I’ll See You At The Shows!