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Welcome to an exciting new issue the Working & Herding Dog Digest.

I have waited far too long to say those beautiful words. 

This issue is packed full of beautiful ads of the best Herding & Working Dogs, but also great articles by The Doberman Pinscher Club Of America on proper front assembly, Dr. Lee Cera explains how the  Corona virus started  as well as interviews with Linda Robey, Dana Cline and Vicki Seiler-Cushman with so much more. Enjoy.

So excited to announce, Pat Craige Trotter has the incredible honor to Judge Best in show at the 2021 Westminster Kennel Club Show. Considered one of the greatest Breeder’s of all time her Vin-Melca Norwegian Elkhounds have won Group Firsts at Westminster Kennel Club an amazing 11 times! All masterfully shown, by Pat herself.  

Mrs. Trotter began her journey in the dog world as a young   girl of 13, dedicating her entire life to the sport of dogs.

When I heard the exciting news I just had to call Pat personally to congratulate her...all I could say was “They Got it right this time...they got it right”!

 Growing up in dogs my heroes were Gene Blake, Pat Craige & Ric Chashoudian. I could not have asked for 3 better role models. Not sure if Ric every really even knew my name, as he never called me anything except “Kid”. Gene was in the Midwest, so I had to admire his great talents from afar. The Teacher from Carmel, California however, I saw working her magic quite a bit in my Jr. High & High School years in Southern , California. 

What an honor it was for me years later to contribute in my small way to her great book~ “Born to Win”. I was given the pleasure to write the chapter: Identifying the Four Legged Players. Enjoy your special night Pat. I can’t wait to hear your speech and see what worthy dog get awarded dogdom’s highest award.

First time Group Judges at Madison Square Garden are Judy Harrington presiding over the Working Group and Bill Shelton the Herding Group. Two highly respected judges both get their first chance to officiate on such a prestigious level. Congratulations to you both.

Now that shows have started back up, These are the good things I’m hearing: extra space for your dogs in the ring-Judges are  thoroughly enjoying the new picture taking process, where their photo is taken in the morning and then photoshopped on to the win pictures of the dogs. Most noted is the great attitude and appreciation everyone is sharing, doing what we love to do on the weekend, show dogs!

We are looking for a talented Sales Person to add to our close knit team at The Working & Herding Dog Digest. If you or someone you know loves to talk about your favorite subject…”Dogs” and has a tenacious attitude when it comes to work. This could be the perfect job for the right individual. 

Our deadline for the next issue is November 15th. Contact me today at 678-759-1601 or to reserve an ad in this yearend special edition.

That’s All For Now My Friends, I’ll See You At The Shows!

James Perry Taylor, Publisher


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McDonough, Georgia 30253


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