The good news is more and more people are reading and enjoying this blog. The bad news is that as the newcomers read our older posts, our corrections are becoming less and less timely.
One reader points out that we erroneously reported on 8 December that the Welsh Springer Spaniel, CH Royailes Hasta B A Cut Above, was the BIS winner at the 7 December Greater Clark County Kennel Club in Ridgefield WA. The actual winner was the Afghan Hound, CH Polo’s The Aviator. Our apologies to “Ace” and breeder/owner/handler Lorianne Amadeo.
Not many of you have read our inaugural post, but we will reiterate that our first AKC show was here in Memphis some 40 years ago. The winner of that show was a spectacular Afghan Hound handled by the very striking Michelle Billings. We're not sure who impressed us more, dog or handler, but we do know we’ve been addicted to dog shows ever since. Anyway, thanks to the reader who brought our error to our attention and gave us a chance to find this photo of Ace and remember our first dog show.