2017, what a year we have had. I have to point out to those who not aware of something I am most proud of as the Publisher of the only Working & Herding Dog Magazine in the beautiful United States of America that, for the 4rd straight year either a Working or Herding Dog has held the utmost honor of being America’s #1 Dog All-Breeds. 2014 The Portuguese Water Dog “Matisse” in 2015 “Rumour” The GSD. In 2016 it was” Preston” The Pulik and now for 2017 “Ty” the Giant Schnauzer stands poised at the top. I can’t WAIT for 2018!
Westminster 2018 is on everyone’s mind. It is without a doubt the greatest show on earth .The deadline for our Westminster Preview issue is January 15th. Contact me today to reserve a special ad in this great issue.
This is truly the season to give thanks for all the things you are grateful for. I have so many I’m so thankful that after all these years I am still able to pursue my passion of publishing a first class coffee table quality national dog magazine. Going into our 16th year of business. We could not have came even close to this milestone if it were not for our amazing clients. What I find extra special is when clients come back to us to advertise their NEXT generation of winners. We actually have a treasured client: Mrs. Naomi Barksdale who has advertised 3 generations of her Best In Show winning Doberman Pinschers with us, and after speaking with Andy Linton the other day I was thrilled to hear a 4th generation is on the way.
I’m so thankful for my talented artist Mark Martinez for always being the wizard of imagery in the design world. He really is worth his weight in gold. Happy 60th Birthday!
I’m thankful for our printer Dave Sutherland Sr. for all these years of quality on time work. No matter how late I am getting all the files in the magazine always comes out on time. That my friend is a 100% guarantee.
I’m thankful for our wise writers who are able to educate, inspire and enlighten all in the same article. Always remember The PEN is mightier than the sword.
Like I said earlier in this column I really do have a lot to be thankful for including YOU for reading these words right now. You keep reading-we will keep doing what we love-and together we will work towards making 2018 the best year yet!
That’s all for now, I’ll see you at the shows!
James Perry Taylor, Publisher