Tongren was smart, opinionated, sarcastic, opinionated, funny, opinionated,
revered, opinionated. Babbie had a point of view and, guess what, it turned
right all the time. Oh, did I say she was opinionated?
The Best of Babbie, and meet Babbie Tongren yourself."
Dr. Jerry Klein, breeder, judge and the American Kennel Club's chief veterinary
her famously witty
on the Afghan Hound
back, in a new collection
won't want to miss
Breeder, judge, exhibitor
and perennial gadfly, Babbie Tongren was the grande
dame of Afghan Hounds,
writing incisively and unflinchingly about the breed
she loved. Here, for
the first time, is a collection of her famous essays from
Afghan Hound Review
magazine. As educational as they are acerbic, these
musings on the King
of Hounds are required reading for anyone who appreciates
Afghan Hounds - and
the impassioned preservation of purebred dogs.
here to order the print edition of "The Best of Babbie."
here to order the digital Kindle edition.
MORE RAVE REVIEWS
must-read for anyone who has even the slightest interest in our wonderful
Afghan Hounds and their history!
- Lee Canalizo, Kandahara Afghan Hounds and AKC judge
Tongren was truly one of a kind - a great dogwoman, a brilliant human being
and an entertaining character who was always her own person. Her intuitive
understanding of breed type was remarkable, and she left her mark as a
exhibitor and judge. I still miss her wit and her wisdom, and am delighted
to find it
again in these pages.
- Patricia Trotter, internationally respected author, breeder and