Why walk when you can run? The AKC/ASFA Lure Coursing Trials in Ocala Special Photo-Feature With an explosion of sight-hounds entering Florida homes now, Lure Coursing has a special importance in the goal of seeing all of our dogs have full happy lives.
http://lurecoursing-fl0320.badazzdogz.net The Greater Ocala & Gainsville Club Coursing Club (GOGLCA) hosted a weekend of both American Kennel Club (AKC) and American Sighthound Field Association (ASFA) trials in
The Sunshine Was on the Inside Despite One of the Worst Storms of the Year. With heart and determination overcoming mother nature throwing a tantrum on Friday, the first day of the 2019 All-Breed Agility Trials at The Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale, Florida. An annual event hosted by the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club (MFGRC) was hammered by one of the most severe wind and rain storms of the year. This year’s event shined bright in example of people and dogs at their best.
The oldest game of man and dog in the backwoods of Central Florida Category: Competition Special Photo-Feature (A full AKC Hunting/Field Trials feature will come later in 2019) The central Florida "spine" north of the I-4 corridor is a different landscape than most think of as Florida, but it truly is the heart of the state. Things slow down and the countryside changes from flat areas of cedar and palms to gentle slopes of dense undergrowth farms. In this landscape you can fi
Great weather and fast dogs highlighted an exciting weekend Category: Competition Special Photo-Feature An early Spring comes to Florida and the Suwannee Valley Kennel Club Dog Show near Gainesville, Florida hosted two great days of all-breed AKC Fast CAT. For those who do no know, this sport is the canine equivalent of doggy drag racing. Times are taken as the dogs pursue the lure down a 1000 foot track and it makes for great images. The Suwannee Valley Kennel Club had help
A beautiful Friday in Florida kicks off the March gathering of herding dogs. Category: Competition Special Photo-Feature Near perfect weather welcomed the first day of the three day Mid-Florida AKC Herding Trials in March 2019. Though I couldn't attend the whole event, I was able to head to Acorn Acres for the first day of early birds taking on the Mintzer families cattle and those always tricky ducks!
Herding requires constant practice and commitment to perform well with yo
No berries but plenty of goodies! Category: Competitions Lakeland, Florida 2019 Strawberry Cluster The Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace center in Lakeland, Florida had all four on the ground as the large facility was taken over by the 2019 Strawberry Cluster dog show. The February weather in C. Florida was especially kind for the four-day indoor and outdoor competitions that brought dogs from all corners of the world to play or show off in events from conformation and obedience to dock d
Hercules stands watch for many veterans James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa Florida is a massive facility that sprawls across several blocks in Tampa, Florida. Thousands of military veterans visit the hospital each week for care and support from surgery, rehabilitation and assistance. For many it can be a stressful experience, but at James A Haley there is a special member there to ease your time, needs no forms filled out and is always happy to see you. Meet "Hercules
2018 AKC Nationals shows a new AKC and its people are as wonderful as their dogs. Though the American Kennel Club (AKC) was founded in 1884 and has presented dog shows since anyone alive can remember, the AKC National Championship started in 2001 and the new “Millenia” saw a new AKC. Evolution of the AKC Sports and “All Breed” programs to include a much more diverse and inclusive membership has paid dividends and was clear at the 2018 event in Orlando, Florida. Fans, owners,
C. Florida Sighthound Holiday Classic 2018 Category: Sports Clubs 8-9 Dec. 2018 Ocala Florida Thunder rolled, and the winds burst tents as a crowd of people and their sighthounds huddled under the shelters in the boiling Florida storm on a Sunday in C. Florida. Despite the occasional thunder and gusts, they remained upbeat and good humored of the wrath around them. Nearby were two sand mix tracks in the large green fields. One two-hundred-yard-long straight and the other an o