This article about search and rescue dog Pearl, a black Labrador Retriever and her handler Ron Horetski was one of three finalists t0 compete for a Maxwell Medallion Award in the 2011 Writing Competition sponsored by the Dog Writers Association of America. Cori received a Certificate of Nomination for excellence in the category of Internet Features.
This is the week of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which ended last night. Exhibitors find this prestigious show a great honor and privilege. Those who watch on television see some of the beautiful dogs, but there’s more to the competition and the event behind the scenes. Last year was my first visit to