SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, AND BARKARITAVILLE
“I DON’T HAVE A VOTE ON THE MATTER OF RECOGNIZING THE KOREAN KENNEL CLUB, BUT IF I DID, I CAN HONESTLY SAY THE QUALITY OF THEIR DOGS IS ON PAR WITH EVERYONE ELSE.”
It should also be noted that one only needs to look at the growth of new breeds being added by the AKC to the Foundation Stock Service and Miscellaneous Class to see that each country also has native breeds that we in the US rarely see. If we are going to be add- ing them, we need to have access to the best that these breeds have to offer. Limiting which registry is eligible may be counter-productive. I don’t have a vote on the matter of recog- nizing the Korean Kennel Club, but if I did, I can honestly say the quality of their dogs is on
par with everyone else. BARKARITAVILLE
Last month’s issue of SHOWSIGHT feartured numerous photos from the most recent Medina Kennel Club “Barkaritaville” show. I was again fortunate to be called in to cover substantial overloads, as they drew huge entries for their annual two-day event. The festive nature of this show is what makes it so enjoyable for both judges and exhibitors. The island attire theme in March was a fun idea and its popularity continues to grow. I commented that, since the majority of the exhibitors try to get into the theme, the judges should refuse entry to the “traditionalists” in their coats and ties. Sometimes we all need to just relax, let our hair down, and just have fun. That’s it, for now. Have a great spring!
84 | SHOWSIGHT MAGAZINE, APRIL 2023
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