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Welcome to our friends and readers from all over the world to the beautiful June/July Issue of The Working/Herding Dog Digest. The prestigious Westminster Kennel Club has announced its  2020 Judging panel. At the top of the list having the honor of deciding Best In Show is the one and only Bob Slay. Long time German Shepherd dog man and highly respected judge by all. Our next issue is doing special features on German Pinschers, Samoyeds, Portuguese Water Dogs, Black Russian Terriers, Bearded Collies, Briards & German Shepherd Dogs–  Deadline is July 21st.

Our great sport has lost some of its best lately and we are all still mourning the great loss of these special friends.

Linda Moore– a lady in every sense of the word. An accomplished Sheltie breeder and Professional Handler for many years before she became a Judge. Upon retiring Linda did something few would have had the courage to do– she went to Law School and became a lawyer. Proving it’s never too late to make your dreams come true.

David Rich– Big David as I always called him had a heart the size of a bowling ball and a voice to go with it. So many funny stories I shared with David. Once, years ago I judged the Sweepstakes at the very FIRST Black Russian Terrier National in Harrisburg, PA. The night before as I was getting ready for bed someone started knocking at my door. I looked thru the peep hole saw it was David– to be funny I asked in a deep voice “Who is it?”... His reply “It’s David, I’m not showing to you in the morning, let me in... I got Beer”... needless to say I let him in and we had a great time laughing and talking about god knows what.

Bob Smith– this really came as a shock to his legions of friends as Bob had a car accident while driving to get the mail and passed away the next morning.  My heart goes out to his wife Polly and family. 

Robby  Hughes– If there was ever someone who would give you the shirt off his back it was dear Robbie. Known far and wide as the Australian Cattle dog guy.  Robbie loved, loved, loved those he considered a friend and was always willing to lend a helping hand to any fellow dog person in need.  To say he is missed is a huge understatement.

Heaven has gained some amazing angels.

We are looking to add to our team and seeking new distributors to pass the magazine out at the shows in your area. This is a perfect position for an owner-handler that may not have extra money to advertise their dogs. And would like to meet a lot of new people. Contact me direct at workingdogdigest@aol.com or 678-759-1601.

That’s all for now, I’ll see you at the shows.

James Perry Taylor, Publisher


 

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