MESSAGE FROMTHE PUBLISHER A YEAR IN REVIEW
Every year the dog show world brings more than its fair share of triumphs and challenges. You might even say that dog show years are a lot like dog years. ShowSight Magazine may be only 25 years old, but we packed several lifetimes of experience into our history-there is literally that much going on at any given time. That kind of experience has taught me to appreciate each year for its uniqueness. This year in particular, I will recall with a special fondness. It is perhaps, one of the finest and most impressive I’ve experienced to date. We have several ini- tiatives underway that will continue to give you top quality publications and most importantly expand and promote the sport of dogs, purebred dogs and its breeders to millions of dog lovers who aren’t familiar with purebred dogs and our fancy. From this point on almost everything we do, will be showcased not only to people within our sport but to millions outside of it as well. I am a huge believer that positive changes will start happening within our fancy as a whole, as more people are exposed to and educated about purebred dogs. Starting December 14th at the AKC National Championship we will start releasing details on how we will start reaching these millions of dog lovers outside our sport. I would like to thank the thousands of fanciers, who have dedicated most of their lives to this sport, who spent months help- ing us bring these initiatives to fruition. Now it is time to turn the talk into reality one step at a time. Meanwhile we were confronted with some of the biggest storms to hit the United States in decades: Hurricanes Irma, Maria and Harvey. I have witnessed and heard that many of our fanciers have responded to these natural disasters with fortitude, perseverance and resiliency. I am proud of our efforts to help people in need. Through the challenges and triumphs over the year, I have witnessed the Heart of our Fancy shine brighter than ever. For that, I’ll be forever grateful and proud to share the sport of dogs with you.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my daughters Iryna & Adrianna, my wife Hanifa, our Aramedia Group employees, their families and me.
REMEMBER: “POSITIVE CHANGE IS POSSIBLE WHEN WE ACTIVATE CARING”
48 • S HOW S IGHT M AGAZINE , D ECEMBER 2017
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