Barbara "BJ" Andrews,

Editor-In-Chief, SAAB

Featured Writer Since 1998

 

Barbara J. "BJ" Andrews - Author, Editor and PublisherIn the late sixties, Mrs. Andrews became a masthead writer for Dog World which was the first nationally circulated full color magazine for dog owners.

 

She has since written for every major dog publication including Working Dogs, Kennel Review, Canine Chronicle, the AKC Gazette and in 1993 "BJ" became masthead columnist for ShowSight Magazine.

 

Barbara Andrews has authored eight Breed books published in multiple languages, including World Of The Akita (Breed Book Of The Year Nominee), The Chihuahua, and The Miniature Bull Terrier.

 

Taking time from their Tri-State Plumbing company, in 1998 she and husband Bill developed the world's first public web-site TheDogPlace.org. That was followed in 2002 by the first digital dog news, TheDogPress.com and in early 2005, TheJudgesPlace.

 

"BJ" and Bill set numerous AKC show ring and breed records as owner-handlers.  Barbara Andrews is the breeder of over 290 AKC Champions, record-breaking Group and Best In Show winners, All Time top Register Of Merit (ROM) Akitas (6 are still in the Akita Club Of America top 10 sires and dams) and countless international Champions from a breeding program never exceeding 12 dogs.

 

The Andrews fell in love with Bull Terriers and on a trip to the U.K., she discovered the Miniature version at the Crufts Dog Show! With the help of TKC (The Kennel Club) judge Meg Purnell-Carpenter they imported a total of 11 Mini-Bulls from England, placed most of them in pre-arranged homes and founded the AKC Miniature Bull Terrier Club Of America.

 

BJ is known for exploring and promoting new breeds but has been exclusively devoted to the Toy Fox Terrier since 1999.

 

Mrs. Andrews is a proud member of the dog world's first Science and Advisory Board and currently president of the NetPlaces Network.

 

Direct Comments/Questions to: BJA@NetPlacesNetwork.com

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