Mentoring New Exhibitors

tricolor bull terrier front view

I received a surprising email in late May, 2023 from Jussi Kakkonen, a newer Bull Terrier exhibitor who lives in Finland. He had seen my show tips page and handouts and asked if I minded looking over how he stacked his dog. He asked if I could give him some feedback on his stacking methods, … Read more

Bull Terrier Specialty Judging in Morgantown WV

I had my second Bull Terrier specialty judging assignment on June 16, 2019 at the Clarksburg Kennel Club in Morgantown West Virginia. This was the last show of the Golden Triangle Bull Terrier Club’s supported weekend, and as often happens over the course of 3 days of shows, there were a number of absentees. Since … Read more

Judging my first Bull Terrier Specialty shows

Best of Variety/Best of Breed Winners My first Bull Terrier and Miniature Bull Terrier specialty judging assignment was in Pasadena CA on June 1, 2019. I was invited by the Golden State Bull Terrier Club and judged concurrent specialties for both Golden State and the Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America. What a Nice Entry! … Read more

Dog Show Weekend

Bull Terrier Club of St Louis Shows Amy and I headed out this morning for St Louis, traveling through Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and finally Missouri. We arrived at our hotel about 2:15 local time, then moved on to the show site. Amy showed well, but ran into some tough competition, going 2nd in her … Read more

Winter Dog Classic


One of the biggest dog events in Southeastern Michigan happened last weekend. Billed the Michigan Winter Dog Classic, it includes all breed shows hosted by the Livonia Kennel Club and Oakland County Kennel Club, Obedience and Rally Obedience trials, Agility trials, Barn Hunt trials, a flyball tournament, CGC and Trick Dog testing, dock diving, a … Read more