Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Believe it or not our dog show weekend starts tomorrow with the first of five all breed shows in Fort Wayne IN. The Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club will open and close the stay, with shows hosted by the La Porte County, Sturgis, & Marion Kennel Clubs in between.

Cape Henry Lighthouse Virginia Beach

There are also four day clusters starting Thursday in Virginia Beach courtesy of the Middle Peninsula Kennel Club Of Virginia & the Virginia Beach Kennel Club and in Amarillo TX offered by the Panhandle Kennel Club Of Texas & the Clovis Portales Kennel Club. The Bald Eagle Kennel Club Of Williamsport, PA & the Back Mountain Kennel Club will team up for three shows in Bloomsburg PA beginning Friday.

Boca Raton Harbor

Standard Saturday and Sunday fare is available from the Tennessee Valley Kennel Club in Knoxville TN, from the Tri-state & Bartlesville Kennel Clubs in Joplin MO, and from the San Gabriel Valley & Antelope Valley Kennel Clubs in Pomona CA. Finally, the Boca Raton (FL) Dog Club will give us one show on Sunday in that fabled resort town.

We have heard much lately about how our dogs shows are getting smaller. We assure you that you will see lovely specimens at any AKC show. You can reverse the trend. Be an ambassador to our sport. Take your kids and let them see how much fun this sport is. Take a neighbor and introduce them to one of our rare breeds. Write to your elected official and tell them you expect to see them at an your next AKC event. It’s your sport. It’s up to you to save it.


  1. Report on the German Wirehaired Pointer National Specialty held the weekend of October 24. Ch. Ripsnorter's Mt. View Lookout ("Scout") went Best of Breed for the second time at the National Specialty on October 25. Scout's daughter, "Bling" was Best in Futurity. His daughter Eyema won the National Sweepstakes and his son Magnum and daughter "Bling" were Winners Dog and Winners Bitch at the National. Scout is producing in the show ring and by siring winning GWPs. Co-owner- Joyce Wilkinson

  2. The reason the shows are getting smaller is the entry fees are more and the handlers always win. I know of a handler who stacked entries at least three times in my breed. I personally was literally forgotten in the ring after the faces the judge knew went around. Yes, the handlers can be beat, but it should not take four years to finish a nice dog which is why people give up.