Welcome to our annual concern dedicated to Westminster and the numerous actions that occupy this most essential week of the yr for all of us within the sport. This yr the present took on much more significance as historical past was made with the crowning of a Scottish Deerhound for the primary time. ‘Hickory’ was chosen Best in Show by choose Paolo Dondina of Monterchi, Italy.
Handling the highly effective, elegant sighthound with equal grace was one of our youthful professionals, Angela Lloyd, who has come up by means of the ranks and is a real credit score to the flamboyant. All in all, it was a magical finale to an all the time particular present.
It was a memorable week for an additional much-loved member of our canine present household with the ebook launch of Karen LeFrak’s latest undertaking, Best in Show. This is a completely charming ebook written by Karen about a little lady who falls in love with a white Standard Poodle and takes her to the highest, due to the help of mentors like Aunt Nancy and canine coach Wendell.
A case of artwork imitating life with utmost fashion. Andrew Day gives the pleasant illustrations and also you’ll need to purchase a minimum of two: copies for the youngsters and grandchildren in your life, and one to remain by yourself bookshelf. Karen was busy signing books over each days of the present and is donating her proceeds to the AKC Canine Health Foundation and Take the Lead. Find out extra at Karen’s web site, www.karenlefrak.com
Speaking of publishing, Dogs in Review and BowTie Press had a successful day on the Alliance of Purebred Dog Writers Awards luncheon, held at Sardi’s on the Sunday earlier than Westminster. Pictured are Jeffrey Pepper, creator of The Golden Retriever, chosen Best Breed Book; Allan Reznik, Best Editorial, Dogs in Review; and Amy Fernandez, Best Article 1,500-Three,000 phrases, “The Baker Institute,” in Dogs in Review. Absent was Rick Beauchamp who gained Best Column for “National Specialties,” Dogs in Review.
Allan Reznik, Editor-in-Chief
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