Did we confuse you? In our Winter 2012 issue of the magazine we had photos and coverage of the CKCSC, USA's National Specialty Show. However, under Ch. Miletree Northern Star at Shirmont's photo we said he was Best in Show/WD/Best Blenheim and Best in Sweepstakes. Woops... Although he did win the other honors, he's a little too old for the Puppy Sweepstakes. So we thought we'd share a photo of the actual Best Puppy in Sweepstake Winner, his daughter, Ch. Pinecrest Shirmont Moonlight Madness, JW, whose dam is Orchardhill Party Manners. "Maddie" was bred by Mary Grace and Ted Eubank and is owned by Dr. Bruce and Shirley Henry. Sweepstakes Judge in the photo is Brenda Martz and photo was by Shelly Fields.
On February 12, 2012 in New York City, the Dog Writers Association of America held it's annual writing competition. I am so pleased to announce that The Royal Spaniels magazine was the Maxwell Medallion winner for three different categories: Best Single Breed Magazine ~~ Best Editorial/Opinion by Rachel Venier ~~ and Best Series in a Magazine by Dr. Larry Bernstein. A special thank you to all of our readers, contributors, and advertisers who have made our magazine a success. We couldn't have done it without YOU!