A Measure of Excellence

Those of us who devote a substantial amount of our time to breeding and showing dogs often find ourselves in discussions ringside about the dogs we see.  We point to faults we can view from the front row and feel disheartened by wins that seem scripted or worse, set up.  But, if you discover somebody you can really talk dogs […]

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Meet Me In St. Louis, Bring Cats

Not satisfied to wait quietly in our home for the Denver shows, we entered the St. Charles Kennel Club shows in Missouri. They offered reserved grooming, were indoors and had a judging panel that didn’t make us cringe. Besides, we are showing a new dog that most judges haven’t seen. We usually enter to everybody […]

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An Acceptable Risk

Being a breeder in this age of scientific overload comes with more questions than science has answers.  Is it better to know of genetic conditions in your line, or breed in general, or proceed as if there were no tests available and make decisions based on pedigrees, personal tastes and magical thinking.  The Kerry Blue Terrier is a healthy breed.  It is […]

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