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January 10, 2014

The RoundAbout crew traveled to Minneapolis, MN this past weekend for the Land O' Lakes Kennel Club dog show.  The show location was excellent, exhibitors and spectators were friendly, and we had lots of fun on the town. We are definitely adding this show to our annual...

February 13, 2012

Collaboration and communication are essential for long-term success in the sport of dogs. Such networking is especially important for rare breeds, like Skye Terriers, where their very survival may be at stake.  In order to overcome the threats associated with shrinking...

September 11, 2011

Much has been written on how to invigorate the purebred dog game, both at the breed and organizational levels. I can barely keep track of the articles I have filed on genetics, gamesmanship, and breed health.  Likewise, rarely a month goes by without new AKC initiative...

April 2, 2011

When asked to quickly summarize Skye Terrier breed type, most long-time devotees will respond, “Long, low, and level.”  And the Skye certainly is. However, these words are not the first used to frame the ideal specimen in the breed’s AKC standard.  In this breed bluepr...

October 3, 2010

     

Queen Victoria had it made!  While balancing the demands of Skye ownership and ruling a country was no easy task, she had the financial and human resources necessary to ensure the well-being of both her kennel and career.  Such supports allowed her to br...

July 2, 2010

I am not a newcomer to the world of dogs and dog showing--- it has been over fifteen years since my first Skye, Ethel, came to live with me. But, in many ways, I still feel like the new kid on the block.  With years spent in college, graduate school, and the demands of...

February 3, 2010

 

It must have been in the 5th grade that I decided I wanted to breed and show dogs.  I’m not sure exactly why I made this decision, or what informed it.  I was raised in a small working-class farm community in rural east Tennessee—though there were dogs around, they we...

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