with Richard (Rick) Beauchamp
05/15/2013: Eavesdropping is not the most polite thing in the world to do, but there are times when, short of stuffing your ears with cotton, overhearing conversations is all but impossible.
04/10/2013: Correct type is the ideal - perfection, if you will. We all know that perfection in purebred dogs is probably not going to be achieved in our lifetimes, if ever. We find that even our best dogs will fall either slightly to the left or a bit to the right of it. In this respect, some flexibility in interpreting the standard is allowed.
03/18/2013: My longtime experience with purebred dogs, and the great good fortune of having had knowledgeable mentors, has given me the ability and opportunity to pass along the result of both in the form of educational articles and books. At times I have been totally amazed at just how far the printed word can reach.
02/13/2013: In trying to catch up with my stacks of “must read” articles, I recently came across one written by Harry Bennett, a long-time breeder-exhibitor and all around dog man from Florida. He made several worthwhile points, but one in particular really got me thinking.
01/03/2013: It seems just about everyone watches at least one of the TV dance shows nowadays - ”Dancing With the Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” or “All the Right Moves.” I watch in awe as to what the professionals are capable of doing with their bodies and what they are able to teach the beginner.