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This week's "Mark's on the move" takes us to the Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club annual dog show. There's much more to showing a dog and judging its performance than many might think.

October 12, 2008


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While there are many similarities between the movie "Best in Show" and the actual sport of showing dogs, there are also many differences. For one, the sport is far more difficult than any movie can depict. Just like any other sport, the best in the biz make dog handling look easy. I was able to handle "splash," a Portuguese water dog who is a very well known locally, we see the results.

Many handler/owners show dogs for a living. Others call the sport a mere hobby. I call it dedication.


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