Posts tagged "Mary Bloom"

Dog Writer's Association of America Banquet

Author and VP of Dog Writer's Association of America  Su Ewing, Hall of Fame Dog Writer members Ranny Green and Tom O'Shea, author-blogger/dog trainer Sarah Hodgson
Dog Writer’s Association of America (DWAA) Annual Awards Dinner and Banquet is one of many swanky events just before or after the Westminster Dog Show in New York City, held at the Affinia Hotel. Well over a hundred people who write and broadcast about dogs, and are members of DWAA, give awards to the best... Read more »

New Dogs to the AKC, See Some at Chicago Dog Show

The Finnish Lapphund is a reindeer herding dog from the northern parts of Scandinavia. The breed is thought to have existed for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, as the helper dog of the native tribes. In modern day, Lapphunds are popular as family pets in their native Finland. They are devoted to their family, friendly with all people, highly intelligent and eager to learn. The dogs have a thick, dense coat that comes in a variety of colors and beautiful, soft, expressive faces. They are strong but very agile. (photo by Rob Gerity)
Six new breeds added to the American Kennel Club, many may be seen at the International Kennel Club of Chicago cluster of shows,

Barking at Dog Writer's Association Dinner

For about 20 years the Dog Writer's Association of America Banquet has been held the night before the Westminster Dog Show at the Affinia Hotel, across from the Madison Square Garden. This is an awards banquet to celebrate achievements of those who write and broadcast about dogs. There are several 'special' awards, as dozens of Maxwell Medallions presented. Colleagues judge other colleagues. I've been honored about a few dozen of these Maxwell's - but this night far more was to come.
Here are some images from the Annual Dog Writer’s Association of America Awards Banquet. Here are details of the DWAA Hall of Fame.

Great American Dog Writer Exits Stage Left

Mordecai Siegal passed away April 1. He was the most influential and prolific pet writer, authoring many top selling pet books. Here’s the tribute piece I just wrote about Mordecai Siegal’s career for my Tribune Media Services column. Morty authored 38 columns for Good News for Pets, and Lea-Ann Germinder has made those available. I... Read more »

Thanksgiving Dogs

Whoa! No wonder Native Americans were taken aback….not only did scores of pilgrims march off the Mayflower, according to the American Kennel Club so did several 200 pound plus Mastiff dogs. Also English Springer Spaniels made he trip. Mastiff (photo by Mary Bloom) Hear dog show guru David Frei talk about the National Dog Show... Read more »