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The John Wayne of dogs has left the show grounds. I’m saddened to hear of the passing of a rare individual and a true icon in the sport of showing dogs. Robert Forsyth was a man who stood above other men in his field in both stature and talent. My deepest condolences to his legions of friends and especially his beloved & loyal daughter Sioux.

Flew in to beautiful Denver to cover The Akita National the second week in September. I really debated about going this year as the Specialty was coinciding with a lot of work to do in the office. I had to make a choice and I’m thrilled to report I decided on experiencing the Akita national and making memories trumped staying in the office working all weekend.

Congratulations to Stacey Borrmann of Mojo Akitas on having a National that you couldn’t dream up. As Breeder/Owner of both the BOB dog and his daughter who she showed in Bred-By to Winners Bitch/Best Of Winners. I can only imagine how quick that long drive was home to Gilroy, California.

I had the most wonderful trip to the State of Washington to judge the Sweepstakes Group at the Mount Rainier Working Dog Club where the first place winner won $500.00 and the other 3 placements were awarded $100.00 each. My winner was a twelve and a half month old bitch Susitna’s She’s The One. Thank you club members Faye Strauss, Stan & Joan Zilenski, Christie & Manny Martinez and our very own Wendy Sorrell for putting on a great show.

“I’ve Been Waiting For This” Should be the slogan for the Tom & Chris Levy Pumi “Gumby”. This group placing Champion boy is an unbelievable 14 years of age.

Attention ALL OWNER Handlers. If you have never done an ad let your first one be in our next issue that we will have distributed by myself and staff ALL WEEK long this year in Orlando, Florida during the prestigious A.K.C. National Championship extravaganza. Give yourself the credit you deserve on a great 2015 as well as a jump-start on the 2017 Show Season. All participating in the NOHS event shall receive Lower Advertising rates. Deadline is November:15th.

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


289 Jonesboro Road # 371
McDonough, Georgia 30253


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