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Ch. Palacegarden Malachy Wins Best In Show At Westminster 2012!

February 15th, 2012

Ch. Palacegarden Malachy (Malachy), a Pekingese, won the elite title of Best In Show at Westminster last night! The competition was fierce – he beat out a Dalmatian, German Shepherd, Doberman Pinscher, Irish Setter, Kerry Blue Terrier and a Wire-haired Dachshund for the big win. Photo by (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Malachy is no newcomer to […]

New Westminster Breed 2012 – Spotlight On The Finnish Lapphund

February 14th, 2012

The Finnish Lapphund joins the Herding Group at Westminster this year. In Finland it sometimes known as the “Suomenlapinkoira” or simply “Lapinkoira.” History: The Finnish Lapphund is said to have had its beginnings as early as 7000 BC. Bred to help a nomadic tribe of Reindeer herders (The Sami), the dogs evolved from hunters into […]

New Westminster Breed 2012 – Spotlight On The Norwegian Lundehund

February 14th, 2012

The Norwegian Lundehund joins the Xolo as a new addition to the Non-Sporting Group at Westminster this year! Also known as the Puffin Dog, this breed helped farmers retrieve the birds from cliffs – they’re especially bred for the task having at least 6 toes on each foot! History: Mentioned in texts dating as far […]

New Westminster Breed 2012 – Spotlight On The Xoloitzcuintli

February 14th, 2012

We’ve previously featured the unique Xoloitzcuintle before on The Dog Guide, but this year it makes it’s debut on the WKC circuit in the Non-Sporting Group! Fondly known as the Xolo (pronounced “show-low”) to its fanciers, this dog was formally known as the Mexican Hairless. History: The Xolo is an ancient breed, similar to the […]

New Westminster Breed 2012 – Spotlight On The Cesky Terrier

February 13th, 2012

The Cesky (chess – key) is the newest addition to the Terrier Group this year at Westminster. This little dog is considered one of the national breeds of the Czech Republic. History: The Cesky originated when Dr. Frantisek Horak (of the Czech Republic) sought to develop a breed that would excel at pack hunting, in […]

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