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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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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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Duc: The Toast of Blakeen

AKC Gazette “Times Past”— A popular subspecies of dog writing is the canine eulogy. Writers from Lord Byron to Stephen King have immortalized their once-in-a-lifetime dog in words.  AKC Gazette breed columnists have written many such tributes, including this December

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5 Ways of Looking at a Poodle

AKC Gazette, “Times Past” “Charley’s combed columns of legs were noble things, his cap of silver-blue fur was rakish, and he carried the pompom of his tail like the baton of a bandmaster. … If manners maketh man, then manner

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Pantroversy! Should Women Wear Pants in the Ring?

AKC Gazette “Times Past”— In the January 14, 1973, New York Times, dog columnist Walter Fletcher asked fanciers a contentious question: Should women wear pants in the ring? Here are some responses. Jeanette Cross I’ve made a practice of wearing

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