… of Sighthound Review has been mailed out from the printer. If you are a subscriber, you should get the magazine in the mail later this month. Not sure how many “extra” copies we get, but you may be able to purchase a copy if you email me at email@example.com.
There's so much to read in this issue. Denise
Flaim's article about "The AKC Judges-Approval Process" has the
subtitle "There's No Approval Like Self-Approval" and should be
required reading for anyone who ever complained about a dog show judge. Gail
Burnham's treatise on Sighthound movement ("Why a Fast Trot Equals a Slow
Gallop") will no doubt be requested for reprints, just like those in the
past. Patience Renzulli explains why our breeds can make such good Therapy
Dogs, especially for children, while Pat Murkland writes about Sighthound veterans,
listing some who outclassed younger dogs in the show ring.
Allan Reznik reports from the World
Congress for Afghan Hounds. Caroline Coile presents fascinating information
about the "Country of Origin" imports in breeds where it's still
possible to bring in a dog straight from the desert (e.g. Salukis) or jungle
(Basenjis) — with the possibility, after some complicated maneuvers, to
incorporate that dog into the breed's gene pool. There's also Part II of
"The Owner-Handlers Speak Out," with Karen Cartabona (Majenkir
Borzois), Kerri Kuper (Karasar Whippets), Prudence Hlatky (Soyara Borzois) and
Conchetta Jez (Nashira Rhodesian Ridgebacks) sharing their experiences.
Gretchen Bernardi reports from a
fascinating show for 250 Irish Wolfhounds that she judged in Germany, complete
with castle, medieval outfits and draft horses. Harold Tatro writes about his
judging visit to Sweden, Anna Szabo sends photos and news from the anniversary
show of the Sighthound club in Norway, and I compiled some impressions from the
Whippet Club championship show in England that had 339 dogs entered. (My ring
steward took photos of all the class placements, and we're printing a dozen or
so of them.)
There's also the Hound Classic show
report and national specialty reports for Borzois, Whippets, Irish Wolfhounds
and Scottish Deerhounds that offer fascinating reading for anyone who's
interested in dog shows, regardless of breed. By now, everyone knows who won
what at these shows, so it's not the news value we're emphasizing so much as
the fact that experienced specialists are worth listening to when they write
about their breeds. We're grateful to Dr. Ron Spritzer, Jon Reimer, Thomas
Powers, Jill Bregy, Dr. Barbara Henderson, Jean Balint, Grahm Miller, William
Shelton and Alistair Sutherland for sharing their impressions with Sighthound Review's readers.
Speaking of judges: We were told that AKC
judges get so many free publications in the mail that they don't have time to
read them … so we wrote to a few hundred judges who receive Sighthound Review on a complimentary
basis to find if that's true. Well, there's no question they read at least this magazine: We got more comments to
the tune of "Sighthound Review
is the ONLY dog magazine I read!" than we could print … You may be almost
as impressed as we were to find how many Sighthound judges really want to learn
about these breeds … and that they choose to do so by reading Sighthound Review very carefully.
It's not too early to start thinking of
the Fall issue already. The deadline is August 15, but as usual we will
whenever possible accept ads after that date. We may have to limit the size of
that issue, however, so please contact Theresa at SighthoundAds@aol.com or me
at SighthoundReview@impulse.net as soon as possible to reserve space.
always, we look forward to hearing from you.
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