FIRST FOR DOGS, FIRST VIDEOS, FIRST ONLINE
TheDogPlace.org launched February 1998 as the world's first website for animal owners. It was followed by TheDogPress.com and TheJudgesPlace.com, thus providing the world's first canine health, nutrition and training, plus insider information on dog shows and judges by credentialed dog breeders, judges, and veterinarians.
But before home computers and public internet, there was Video Express, launched by Bill and Barbara Andrews in 1997 to record dog shows. With their videos in high demand, the Andrews were asked to produce another "first" in the dog show world, educational videos for the AKC Judges Education Seminars developed by Lt. Colonel Wallace H. Pede.
Word spread and Video Express received an invitation to officially videotape the world's largest dog event, the Crufts Dog Show in London, England. That video caught the attention of Lawrence Lindsey, a prominent television producer. Mr. Lindsey invited the Andrews to be his guests at the 1998 National Association Of Broadcasters (NAB) in Dallas, TX.
Our African Embassies had just been bombed and tensions were high but Bill and Barbara Andrews were the security-cleared guests of Mr. Lindsey, who gave the feature seminar "Presenting Network News" for the NAB Convention.
During that 3-day event, the Andrews shared a drink with Ted Turner, founder of Turner Broadcasting which became CNN. Mr. Turner introduced them to Rupert Murdoch, President of News Corp, today known as Fox News.
Encouraged by the media giants and an emerging internet, Bill Andrews decided the world would welcome a website by and for dog owners. The computer tech for the Andrews' Tri-State Plumbing Company knew a guy who was building an "on line" inventory website for Nike Shoes... That fortuitous connection enabled the Andrews to launch the world's first dog-site.
www.TheDogPlace.org went live in early 1998 but it made even more history as the first website allowed into China. World politics were very different back then. China was a closed country but Lana Tsan, a NYC stock broker, had purchased every video tape produced by Mrs. Andrews and they had became close phone-friends.
It turned out that Lana Tsan had bought the videos for Jiang Zemin, Leader (President) of China. When Lana explained and said he had questions, Mrs. Andrews agreed to try to answer them and Lana arranged the international phone call in which she acted as interpreter.
President Zemin was friendly, impressed by the dog-videos Lana had purchased for him and extremely interesting to "talk" to. The President of China and his American emissary left Barbara Andrews with an incurable interest in Chinese dogs and culture which is deeply explored in the NetPlaces Network websites.
Then, as hundreds of "Place" users quickly became thousands, the Andrews launched the first professional dog news site, www.TheDogPress.com
Lauded and applauded, the www.TheDogPress.com features world-wide news affecting dog owners. TheDogPress.com also became one of the rare American websites allowed to be viewed in China.
As dog shows grew ever more political "know before you go" became the byword so www.TheJudgesPlace.com was launched.
That website features AKC judges' interviews, background information plus a listing of the Breeds and Groups for which dog show judges are approved by AKC. Those interviews also explore the individual preferences dog show judges hold as as regards type, soundness and movement.
NetPlaces Network Demographics
The Place, Press, and Judges websites serve the full spectrum of dog lovers: pet owners, dog breeders, dog show exhibitors, judges and professional handlers. Thus the NetPlaces Network guarantees results for your product, service, show dog and breeding program or your money back!
TheDogPlace.org is the world's first global website (1998) "From Animal health to Vaccines."
TheDogPress.com launched in 2002, is the first online dog news by/for the global dog fancy.
TheJudgesPlace.com followed in 2005, a welcome first in "Judges Education" and interactive communication.
Today you can stay informed on everything that affects dogs and their owners, from canine health, genetics, training and dog shows, to advances in animal AND human health, including politics and legal issues.
All Netplaces Network information is by credentialed dog breeders, dog show judges, esteemed college professors, medical doctors and veterinarians.
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