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Feb 14, 2012
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Hanging out with the top dog

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By Hyungwon Kang

Having been a dog-person all my life, I thought I knew a few things about dogs. That was until a tall and skinny breed called Scottish Deerhound, represented by a five-year old named Hickory, won the  “Best in Show,” the top award at the Westminster Dog Show in 2011.  I had not seen this breed in person and I couldn’t help googling, only to find the winning breeder lived near me.

After several weeks of phone tagging and many more email exchanges, I was finally invited to the home of the Westminster Dog Show champion, located about an hour and a half west of Washington, DC, at Hickory’s Virginia Deerhound breeder’s home in Flint Hill, Virginia.

Mar 17, 2011

Corrected: Scottish deerhound secret gem in dog world

(Corrects formal name of dog in paragraph 14)

By Hyungwon Kang

FLINT HILL, Virginia (Reuters Life!) – Until a lanky five-year-old Scottish deerhound won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York few people knew about the large, gentle breed.

But Hickory, the 85-pound (38-kg) grey and white female who nabbed the top prize from about 2,600 competitors in February, could change that.

Mar 17, 2011

Scottish deerhound secret gem in dog world

By Hyungwon Kang

FLINT HILL, Virginia (Reuters Life!) – Until a lanky five-year-old Scottish deerhound won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York few people knew about the large, gentle breed.

But Hickory, the 85-pound (38-kg) grey and white female who nabbed the top prize from about 2,600 competitors in February, could change that.

Nov 17, 2010

Korean Sapsaree dogs bounce back from the brink

By Hyungwon Kang

GYEONGSAN, South Korea (Reuters Life!) – Decades of colonial occupation, war and poverty took a deadly toll not just on millions of Koreans but also one of the country’s traditional and beloved breeds of dogs.

Sapsarees, shaggy-haired dogs long valued for their loyalty, were killed in large numbers by the Japanese military, which used their fur to make winter coats for its soldiers serving in the extreme cold of Manchuria, as documented in government records during the period of Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945).

    • About Hyungwon

      "As a photojournalist for more than a quarter of century, Hyungwon Kang has been a witness to history. Kang has worked for Reuters, The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times and TIME Magazine. During his tenure in journalism, Kang has served as a Photographer, Photo Editor, Front Page Photo Editor, Photo Assignment Editor, and as a Manager of Photo Department. Currently, Kang works as Senior Picture Editor at Reuters Pictures North America Desk. Duties include assigning and editing of news, sports and feature coverage of the U.S. and Canada as well as participating in news coverage as needed."
      Joined Reuters:
      2001
      Languages:
      English, Korean, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese
      Awards:
      Pulitzer, 1993
      Pulitzer, 1999
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