Laurie Schweizer, x3 National Champion

October 15, 2021  •  2 Comments
There was a big question mark who would be the top IGP dogs in the USA after the pause of competition in 2020 due to the pandemic. Sadly, a few of the best dogs missed a prime year and some retired for 2021. There were new dogs to the top stage that had a lot of people excited. The top honors were up for grabs more than any year in recent memory. I...
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Jessica Vampola, photographer

October 11, 2021  •  1 Comment
This post is about Jessica Aghajani and the how and why that, for the first time, we had *two* photographers at a National IGP Championship. I normally operate as solo photographer for all events I book. Once Jessica and I started to travel to events together, she started shooting videography of the events and this served as a terrific artistic ex...
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A Tribute to Gazze von der kleinen Birke

March 15, 2021  •  3 Comments
This is a tribute to Gazze von der kleinen Birke, who passed away on February 3 rd 2021. In ancient Chinese philosophy yin and yang is a concept of dualism, describing how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other or they inter...
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Ajay Singh, GSD Ambassador

January 01, 2021  •  9 Comments
This blog post is about Ajay Singh, a GSD breed expert and IGP competitor. He is also someone who was instrumental in introducing me to dog sport. I met Ajay in 2000. I had a young German Shepherd Dog named Otto that I had found in the local newspaper. I was inexperienced as a handler having only owned house dogs before. When Otto was a litt...
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Frank Phillips IGP Renaissance Man

December 27, 2020  •  5 Comments
This blog post is about Frank Phillips. In 2021 he will be the Judge for obedience phase at the WUSV IGP World Championship and will be a competitor at the FMBB IGP World Championship with his dog Ender. In my travels to photograph IGP championships, there are familiar faces that I see frequently. The ranks of Judges and helpers selected for a R...
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