Dan Sayers

    Dan Sayers covers the sport of dogs with a particular interest in purebred dog history and breed preservation. His articles feature notable icons of the past as well as individuals who work tirelessly to promote purebred dogs today. A self-taught artist, Dan’s work is represented in collections worldwide and his illustrations appear in the award-winning Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology by Ed and Pat Gilbert. Since 1981, Dan has been an exhibitor of several Sporting and Hound breeds. He’s bred Irish Water Spaniels under the Quiet Storm prefix and judged Sweepstakes at the parent club’s National Specialty twice. Dan is a member of the Irish Water Spaniel Club of America and the Morris and Essex Kennel Club.
    Not everyone with a camera at a dog show is a show dog photographer. photo by Dan Sayers

    Photo Finish – Not Every Win Photo Is a Winning Photo

    Since dog shows and photographs are both inventions of the 19th century, win photos ...

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    Conformation – The ‘Other’ Performance Event?

    Conformation is all about the evaluation of breeding stock. Well, at least that’s what ...

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    Showing a Low Entry Breed

    Low entry breeds challenge the AKC and exhibitors, but they also offer unparalleled opportunities ...

    Dog Show Handling Classes

    Dog Show Handling Classes Can Make or Break the Owner Handler

    Dog show handling classes are not created equal, the choice of which classes to ...

    2022 Westminster Dog Show - Castle & Canines Shine at Lyndhurst

    2022 Westminster Dog Show – Castle & Canines Shine at Lyndhurst

    The year 2022 was an unusual year for the Westminster Dog Show. It's usually ...

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    Let’s Go to a Dog Show | A Poem by Dan Sayers

    Let’s Go to a Dog Show, a Poem by Dan Sayers - "Morning breaks ...