Writers Honored With Prestigious Writing Award

March 5, 2009

IRVINE, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire/ — BowTie, Inc., the world’s largest publisher of pet and animal magazines and websites, is pleased to announce that Bo Bengtson, Amy Fernandez and Richard G. Beauchamp received The Alliance of Purebred Dog Writers (APDW) Arthur Frederick Jones Award at the annual awards luncheon on February 8, 2009, in New York City.

The APDW is an organization dedicated to excellence in writing about purebred dogs and issues of interest to owners, breeders and others in the fancy. It recognizes exceptional writers yearly with the Arthur Frederick Jones Award, named in memory of acclaimed purebred dog writer and longtime editor of the AKC Gazette.

Fernandez took home an award for her feature article “History of Grooming” in the September 2008 issue of Dogs in Review. Another win for Dogs in Review was for Beauchamp’s February 2008 column “Understanding Fronts.” Beauchamp is also the author of the book Solving the Mysteries of Breed Type, published by Kennel Club Books, a division of BowTie.

Bo Bengtson, founder and editor-at-large of Dogs in Review, was honored twice. He was awarded the Arthur Frederick Jones Award for Best Book of the Year, the 656-page Best in Show that traces the history of dog shows and show dogs, which was published by Kennel Club Books. Bengtson, who has been an international influence in the dog fancy for more than 50 years, was also honored with the 2009 Stonehenge Award, APDW’s lifetime achievement award.

“We take great pride in publishing magazines and books that are targeted for niche audiences. Thanks to a great editorial team and a wonderful group of writers and photographers, we hit the mark with the dog-showing crowd with every issue of Dogs in Review and with Bo’s Best in Show. It’s gratifying to receive recognition from the APDW for doing something we love,” said Editorial Director June Kikuchi.

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About BowTie, Inc.

BowTie, Inc. is the leader in special interest pet magazines, trade magazines, books and websites dedicated to pet-loving consumers, pet-supply retailers, veterinarians, breeders and pet professionals worldwide. Divisions of BowTie, Inc. include BowTie Magazines, BowTie Press, BowTie News, Thoroughbred Times Company, Global Distribution Services and www.AnimalNetwork.com.

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