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Westminster Flashback: When Sealys Owned the Garden

AKC Gazette, “Times Past”—The Sealyham Terrier joined the AKC in 1911. Within just a few years—thanks to shrewd imports, judicious breeding, and a small but enthusiastic U.S. fancy—the sturdy little Welshman was a force in the American show ring. Here

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8 Ways of Looking at a Dog Show Judge

AKC Gazette, “Times Past”—What makes a good judge? The judges themselves have been kicking around that question in our pages for 125 years. Here are some answers.   “It is first necessary for a judge to know dogs generally before

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The Purpose of Canine Events

AKC Gazette breed column, Whippets—For serious, dedicated, and ethical dog breeders, exhibition in numerous competitions devoted to purebred dogs is not a whim but a proving ground. Historians like to claim that the manipulation and selective breeding of purebred dogs

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Tom Crowe, Super Man

AKC Gazette, “Times Past”: Tom Crowe occupied a unique place in the sport of dogs. He was an Air Corps pilot during World War II and later a high-ranking officer in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He held a medical

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Time and My Dog: Thoughts on Aging

AKC Gazette, “Times Past”—This little gem by veteran newspaperman Boyd Wright first appeared in our January 1996 issue. Time has snuck up on me. About halfway through this past year, I turned 67; a month later my Golden Retriever, Sky,

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Breed Spotlight: A Devoted Clown, the Toy Fox Terrier

AKC Gazette breed column, Toy Fox Terriers—This talented little dog is a smart, adaptable companion. The Toy Fox Terrier, or TFT, is a truly American breed of dog. We have heard so many stories from people of all ages who

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“Can My Dog Do That?” You’ll Never Know Till You Try

AKC Gazette breed column, Bearded Collies: Try something new with your dog in 2015 — there’s a veritable feast of canine activities out there that he’s likely to enjoy. I recently spent a pleasant afternoon cruising on Lake Ontario in

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