A 3-year-old tricolor male Wire Fox Terrier named “Vinny”rocked the 2020 Country Music Cluster in Franklin, Tennessee. GCHB Irvonhill Voignier had just won three weeks before Terrier Group First at the 2020 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Kennel stress aﬀects dogs in many ways. If steps are taken early when signs ﬁrst appear, problems can be averted before they become serious. On the other hand, prolonged severe stress can compromise immune function and put an entire kennel at risk.
Shimmer Ring Standard Poodle breeder Valerie Wilmot of Euless, Texas, believes in breeding dogs that are beautiful and healthy. Her dedication to the breed spans more than 25 years so when she introduced a sire to her breeding program a few years ago that was later diagnosed with Addison’s disease, she was crushed.