Breeds & Breeders

Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine

161 – Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine on Judging Dogs as Breeding Stock

Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine was recently nominated for the third time as judge of the year by the ShowDog of the Year Committee.  A judge of four groups, Beisel-McIlwaine is well respected within the fancy for her over-arching mission to judge dogs as breeding stock. She’s judged the Garden, Montgomery and Great Western, as well as internationally. Her gentle hands on the dogs, discerning eye for a “good one” and her pleasant demeanor with exhibitors have made her a favorite.


159 – Dana Cline: 2018 Judge of the Year

AKC judge and Great Dane breeder, Dana Cline was voted by the purebred dog fancy as Judge of the Year in the Dog News/Purina awards announced Feb. 10, 2018. Cline fell in love with his breed as a child “when the Great Dane was taller than I was.” From Junior Showmanship to Great Dane breeder to Judge of the Year…

Cordmaker Mister Blue Sky ‘PRESTON’

149 – Pedigrees Produce Top Winners|Sue Huebner

Sue Huebner, Cordmaker Pulik, shares how she built the pedigrees that consistently produce top winners, including Preston.

Cordmaker Wearing of the Green

148 – Sue Huebner on Breeding Basics|Cordmaker Pulik

Legendary Sue Huebner, of Cordmaker Pulik on Breeding Basics and how to develop a champion line of dogs. “Preston” won the 2016 AKC National Championship.

Breeder's Voice: Lorrie Carlton on Bichon Frise - Photo by Derek Glass

142 – Lorrie Carlton|Bichon Frise Breeder of Flynn

Lorrie Carlton, Bichon Frise breeder of “Flynn”, GCH Belle Creek’s All I Care About Is Love, came to her breeding program with a background in sporting, hound and working breeds. Her firmly ingrained focus on structure and movement has continued through more than 40 years.

Katie Bernardin and Ty the Giant Schnauzer

141 – How to Rise to the Top|Katie Bernardin and Giant Schnauzer Ty

Katie Bernardin and her rise to the top with Ty the Giant Schnauzer exemplifies strong mentorship, patience, and hard work.

Newfoundland Dog - Katherine Payne Photography

119 – Heroic Newfoundland Dogs: Water Rescue with Lou Ann Lenner and Sue Raney

Developed in the eponymous islands off the east coast of Canada, the Newfoundland is an outstanding water dog. The dogs worked on fishing boats in the rugged, icy, stormy seas around their home island.

Saint Bernards

101 – Saint Bernards of Stoan and Lasqueti Island with Joan Zielinski

Joan Zielinski talks of her Stoan’s Saint Bernards and the Saint Bernards of Lasqueti Island, British Columbia, bred by Tikki Smith and handled by Marty Glover.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers

99 – Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers and Mother Daughter Bonds: Cindy Vogels Part 2

Cindy Vogels and her mother, Jackie Gottlieb, traveled, showed, bred and whelped dogs together. Jackie only stopped showing the Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers at the young age of 89.

Cindy Vogels Westminster Kennel Club 2012

98 – Cindy Vogels: Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Westminster BIS Judge, Take the Lead and AKC Canine Health Foundation Treasurer

Cindy Vogels: Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Westminster BIS Judge, Take the Lead and AKC Canine Health Foundation Treasurer Cindy Vogels and her mother, Jackie Gottlieb, have bred over 100 Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Champions. Selected to judge Best in Show at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2012 Board Member of Take the Lead Founding…