Best In Show

Author: John Kenneth Muir
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BEST IN SHOW: THE FILMS OF CHRISTOPHER GUEST AND COMPANY

Best In Show

Author: Bo Bengtson
Editor: Fox Chapel Publishing
ISBN: 1620080532
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Bo Bengtson is regarded today as the foremost international authority on dog shows past and present, and his definitive volume Best in Show: The World of Show Dogs and Dog Shows has become an "instant classic," hailed by critics around the world as the most important book ever written about the sport of dogs. Richard G. Beauchamp, a revered judge and author, praises Best in Show: "At long last a factual and meticulously researched history of the purebred dog scene. It's an everything-you-ever-wanted-to know book about the fascinating world of show dogs;" Best in Show spans the history of dog shows from its beginnings in England to the present-day, highlighting the most important dogs, shows, judges, handlers, breeders, and more in 656 pages overflowing with over 700 full-color and historical black-and-white images.Bengtson is at once a student of dog-show history, an accomplished scholar, a highly regarded international judge, a breeder of champions, and, as Kerrin Winter-Churchill surmises, "the greatest living dog writer of our times." His ultimate achievement, the award-winning Best in Show begins with a history of the dog sport, "How Dog Shows Began," a chapter that talks about the development of pure breeds, the beginnings of the dog fancy, and the first dog shows. To understand the essence of dog shows, it's critical to understand what show judges are looking for, a topic that Bengtson covers in the chapter "The Breed Standards." "Without breed standards, dog shows could not exist. It would be impossible to conduct any meaningful comparison of dogs without universally accepted descriptions of each breed;. At their best, the standards;give a vivid, colorful word picture of the image each breed represents, in motion and standing, when alert and at rest." With illustrations from early and modern breed standards, this chapter discusses the evolution of the standards and addresses the variations in certain breed standards from country to country.The third chapter is devoted to dog shows and highlights the most important shows in Britain and the United States. A detailed discussion of England's most famous dog show, Crufts, begins with the origins of the show and traces its development through the 21st century. (A complete roster of the winners of Crufts is presented in the appendix of the book.) America's most highly regarded show, the Westminster Kennel Club is discussed, accompanied by many photographs of the show and its Best in Show winners. (Roster of WKC winners can also be found in the appendix.) Bengtson also discusses other premiere shows in the U.S. including Santa Barbara, Morris & Essex, AKC/Eukanuba as well as the Fdration Cynologique Internationale's annual event, the World Dog Show. The following chapter discusses specialty shows (shows for one breed or one group), addressing the importance and purpose of specialty shows as well as some of the anomalies of certain breed events. The chapter also highlights some top winners as well as America's most famous group specialty show, the Montgomery County Kennel Club's terrier classic.Separate chapters are dedicated to the judges, breeders, and handlers who have made their mark on the sport of purebred dogs. International in scope, each chapter highlights the most accomplished individuals in the sport, summarizing their accomplishments and their special areas of expertise. The chapters also explain what's required to become a professional in the sport. The historical photographs in these chapters do a splendid job of spotlighting the careers of some of the pillars of the sport, including Anne Rogers Clark, Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge, Anna H. Whitney, Alva Rosenberg, Louis Murr, Anna Katherine Nicholas, Percy Roberts, Robert and Jane Forsyth as well as many contemporary greats such as Peter Green, Maxine Beam, Corky Vroom, Patricia Craige-Trotter, Jimmy Moses, David Fitzpatrick, Sylvia Hammarström, Roger Rechler, Julia Gasow, and dozens of others.The author devotes individual chapters to the greatest dogs from Britain, the United States of America, and the international scene. It is in these insightful, detailed chapters that the interplay of breeders, handlers, and dogs takes focus and the complex picture of the purebred dog scene is exposed. From studying thousands of show records and breed books and from his five decades' experience in the sport, Bengtson is able to put the sport of dog showing into perspective. He highlights important kennels, breeders, and leading dogs in each country and manages to weave all of these individual threads into an elaborate quilt that depicts the history of the sport. Each chapter chronologically presents the dogs and breeds that had the greatest impact on the show world. In the chapter "The Best of Britain," the author traces the nation's history beginning with early Best in Show winners, the emergence of the Collie and Fox Terrier as leading breeds, how other terrier breeds came to the fore in the 1920s, as well as Cocker Spaniels, Great Danes, Irish Wolfhounds, and Irish Setters. In post-war Britain, the focus shifts to Chow Chows and Poodles and then to Toy breeds, like the Pekingese, Pomeranian, and Yorkshire Terrier. The depth and breadth of each chapter, accomplished through insightful, detailed information and exhilarating photography, must be experienced to be truly appreciated.The chapter "Tops in America" is a detailed 150-page chapter;a book in itself;retells the stories of America's most beloved and accomplished show dogs. Readers will feel bolstered by the amount of information and great photography on offer here, as they meet such iconic greats as the Boxer Ch. Bang Away of Sirrah Crest, arguably the most famous show dog in history and the first to win 100 Best in Show awards; Ch. Warren Remedy, the Wire Fox Terrier whose claim to fame is three consecutive Best in Show victories at the Westminster Kennel Club; the Afghan Hound Ch. Tryst of Grandeur; the German Shepherds Ch. Covy-Tucker Hill's Manhattan and Ch. Altana's Mystique, two top-winning dogs that each won over 200 Bests in Show; the famous English Setter Ch. Rock Fall's Colonel, Bang Away's rival and also the winner of 100 Best in Shows; plus the many great winners of the Westminster Kennel Club and other important shows.The author walks the reader through the decades in America, highlighting the breeds that made the greatest impact in the show rings, from the German Shepherds and Sealyham Terriers of the 1920s, the Wire and Smooth Fox Terriers of 1920s and 1930s, the English Setters and Cocker Spaniels of the 1940s and 1950s, to the Boxers, Doberman Pinschers, Pointers, and Poodles that later dominated the scene. Afghan Hound, English Springer Spaniel, and German Shepherd greats of the modern age are also featured in photography and great detail.The international chapter "On Top Around the World" offers a perspective on the greatest show dogs of Canada, Europe, Scandinavia, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and Asia. An archivist and journalist for the international dog scene, Bengtson, himself a Swedish import to the United States, has remained extremely well informed for decades, and he remains uniquely qualified to present the kind of global overview on offer in this chapter.

Best In Show

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The Dog

Author: Apple Jordan
Editor: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780545011846
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Photographs of and fun facts about dogs from a dogs perspective.--

Best In Show

Author: Edgar Peters Bowron
Editor: Museum of Fine Arts Houston
ISBN: 9780890901434
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Best In Show

Author: Laurien Berenson
Editor: Kensington Books
ISBN: 0758284500
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There are dog shows. And then there’s The Poodle Club of America National Specialty Dog Show. For poodle purists, it’s the pinnacle of the season, drawing competitors and spectators from all over the world. Once in Maryland, Melanie is put to work selling raffle tickets by the co-chairs of the raffle committee, Betty Jean and Edith Jean Boone. Sixty-ish steel magnolias from the South, the reclusive sisters make few appearances. But this year, they have a silver Toy puppy that has already caused quite a buzz on the show circuit. While the poodles remain well behaved, it’s their owners and handlers who start acting up. And when Betty Jean is found dead at the host hotel, murder takes center stage. But this is the PCA—and the show must go on. As Edith Jean staunchly resumes her duties, Melanie starts searching for clues, and comes up with a compelling cast of suspects whose actions prove that in the dog-eat-dog world of showing, a life can be as easily lost as a blue ribbon. And that unlike cats, dogs—and their owners—have only one to risk . . . “A dependable author for fans of pooch-oriented mysteries.” —Library Journal “Charming.” —Publishers Weekly

Best In Show

Author: Barbara Bakowski
Editor: Red Chair Press LLC
ISBN: 1936163551
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While trying to choose the very best type of dog, a young girl appreciates the differences between them all.

Best In Show Knit Your Own Farm

Author: Sally Muir
Editor: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1910904031
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The Best in Show series is an outstanding success. Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne are back with a collection of new patterns for farm animals. There is something here for everyone, with instructions for large farm favourites such as cows, bulls, horses and pigs as well as cute chicks, lambs and piglets. The animals are surprisingly easy to make. It will only take a few evenings to create yourself a loveable companion. These knitted animals in miniature are much easier to look after than the real things - they don't need feeding, they won't make a mess and they take up hardly any room. Join this evocative tour of the farmyard, with all the different animals you could hope to meet. Patterns include sheep and lamb, cow and calf, pig and piglet, goat and kid, chicken and chick, goose and gosling, horse and foal, llama, donkey, bull and even a rat. Idiosyncratic descriptions of the various species accompany beautiful photography, making this book irresistible for both keen knitters and animal enthusiasts.

Best In Show Spongebob Squarepants

Author: Nickelodeon Publishing
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Will teaching Gary some new tricks help SpongeBob SquarePants learn the meaning of true friendship?

Best In Show 24 Applique Quilts For Dog Lovers

Author: Carol Armstrong
Editor: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 160705115X
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Portraits in Appliqué that Practically Sit Up and Say Woof. Show off 24 dog breeds at their most appealing with these charming little appliqué portrait quilts. Save steps with Carol's easy light box appliqué technique. Give your canine friends added depth and dimension with relaxed, random quilting designs. Each pattern includes full-size appliqué templates. From the basset hound's mournful sincerity to the corgi's lively alertness, Carol Armstrong's designs capture that certain something that gives each breed its characteristic look. Now you can immortalize your own canine companion with her easy appliqué and quilting techniques.

Diy Dog Grooming From Puppy Cuts To Best In Show

Author: Jorge Bendersky
Editor: Quarry
ISBN: 1592538886
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Master dog groomer to the stars Jorge Bendersky bathes, brushes, trims and pampers some pretty important pooches. Nevertheless, the fundamental skills and techniques he uses every day in his Manhattan salon can and should be in every dog owner's repertoire. From breed identification to tool selection, clipping to scissoring, Bendersky shares, in his unmistakably playful way, the tricks of his trade, ensuring your canine companion will never again suffer a bad hair day.

Scholastic Reader Level 1 Max Spaniel Best In Show

Author: David Catrow
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545520886
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Come to the funniest dog show ever in the next Max Spaniel adventure: BEST IN SHOW! David Catrow's lovable spaniel is back, and this time he enters a dog show. Max competes in a diving contest, a barking contest, and a talent contest. Will he be best in show? Readers will laugh out loud as Max outperforms all the other contestants. In the end, all the dogs are best in show, and they put on their own performance for the audience.

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Fbr Best In Show

Author: BPI
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ISBN: 9386360284
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Best In Show

Author: David Catrow
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545122775
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Max Spaniel outperforms all of the other entrants in a dog show.

Best In Show

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Best in Show is a collection of photographs of well-groomed and award-winning dogs by New York City–based photographer Dolly Faibyshev. The images from the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and beyond focus on the unique—and often humorous—relationship between each dog and their handler. Dolly Faibyshev focuses on kitsch, irony, and the larger than life human and canine characters that make up Best in Show. The result is a colorful, vibrant, campy, and satirical take on this specific slice of Americana. • The colorful, closely cropped juxtapositions of each coiffed canine contestant and their dedicated human are both humorous and charming. • Sure to delight fans of all breeds of dogs • A universal and ideal gift for all canine lovers with a sense of humor Best in Show captures a specific subculture of dog devotees primarily from the infamous Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York. • A perfect gift for anyone who is completely and totally obsessed with dogs and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show • Photographers and contemporary art lovers will also love this celebration of Dolly Faibyshev's work • Great for fans of The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs by Elias Weiss Friedman, Dogs by Lewis Blackwell and Tim Flach, and Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel

Best In Show

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Best In Show

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Best In Show

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Best In Show Betty

Author: Katherine Mullen
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 164027524X
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Come with Alice as she begins a wonderful adventure, trying to help a neglected dog. From being almost arrested by the police, to walking up the ramp to Best in Show, it is one exciting ride. Read along as Alice transforms this little, dirty, matted dog into the princess puppy she was meant to be. Alice learns some of life’s important lessons along the way, like working hard, being kind, and caring about others.