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sporting dog at Westminster dog show

Night #2 at Westminster KC Dog Show … and the winner is…

Night two one of the oldest sporting events in the U.S. – The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Controversy starts the night – a conflict with ownership means Colton, the stunning black Schipperke, isn’t permitted to compete in best of show tonight despite winning first best in […]

Night #1: Westminster Dog Show NYC 2019

Deck the halls with purple and gold, it’s that time of year again: The Westminster Dog show, now in its 143rd year. Follow along with me while it’s broadcast on TV – FOX Sports in the U.S. and National Geographic channel in Canada, 7:00 pm EST both Monday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 12, 2019. […]

 5 Bucket List Travel Destinations Inspired by the WKC Westminster Dog Show

Welcome to my favourite part of the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: the weekend Meet the Breeds component of Meet and Compete at Pier 92 that’s the prelude to the big finale – Best of Breed then Best of Show at Madison Square Gardens, Monday and Tuesday in NYC. They’re mostly here – the Meet […]

Happy New Year! Paint Your Own Pet … for the dogs of Colombia

“Have reasonable expectations,” Katie Favell reminds the crowd of about 20 participants who’ve gathered at Planted in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to paint their pets. Ok, paint a portrait of their pet. Almost everyone here paid $50 for the opportunity to capture their fur baby’s image using only the paint and brushes supplied, and a little […]

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Merry Christmas 2018 … Annual Dog Photo Celebration!

Woof Woof Woof. It’s that time of year again when I bundle the fur baby into some cute outfits (check out his Chilly Dog sweater – affiliate link) and whisk him off to see Santa. What secrets he shared, I don’t know … maybe to be done with photo shoots. But whatever he asked for […]

Canadian Christmas Pet Expo dogtrotting.net

Ruff Ruff. It’s that time of year again: Canadian Christmas Pet Expo Toronto

The Canadian Christmas Pet Expo in Toronto – if you have pets, and haven’t been here yet, you must be in the minority. Twice a year, two units at the International Conventional Centre near the Toronto airport fills with pet-lovers, a lot of dogs and vendors, vendors, vendors selling everything you can think of for […]

dog at dogtorber fest outdoor dog event at solitude nature reserve

Beer Flights, Dog Trails & the Shortest Tail Rule at Dogtober Fest 2018

Trails meander through the woods, and today Dogtober Fest participants are encouraged to participate in a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt. (I only found three items on the list). While giving it our best try, we discover several barbeque grills and picnic tables throughout the site, Muskoka chairs for lounging and watching nature go by, and a newly installed boardwalk weaving its way through the marshier sections of the woods. Most trails lead back to the reserve’s central pond.

Wiggle Waggle Walk 2018 Results Are In!

Whew. Home hours ago from our fifth Wiggle Waggle Walk September 9, 2018 and my dog Victor is sleeping at my feet already. (Check out last year here). Thanks to all who donated to our dogtrotting.net team. Our final tally was $320 … $425 if you include the likely successful silent auction bids I left […]

dog at Pawlooza 2018 pet festival

Travel London, ON: We survived Pawlooza 2018 … and you can too!

We survived Pawlooza 2018, with only minor incidents. I debated not taking my dog Victor along with me because this pet festival is crowded and dogs rushing Victor’s face are not greeted kindly, by him or me. But … ultimately, I’m glad I brought him for two reasons: He loved the little dog lease-free zone […]

National Sheep Dog Trials, Kingston, Ontario

Travel Kingston, ON: Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival. Yes, Sheep Herding.

With my dog Victor at my side, I got my first exposure to the sport of sheep dog herding at the Kingston, Sheep Dog Trials Festival August 10 to 12, 2018.
As some point, the dog must maneuver its crew through two gates and back eventually herding the sheep, with the help of the handler, into a gated pen.