P1010178Karen Norteman is an award-winning writer and blogger who also works as a web designer/developer and a technical writer. She has contributed articles to Cottage Dog Magazine, Downeast Dog News, MaineToday.com, the Tale’s End (newsletter for New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue), the Telegram (newsletter for the Piscataqua Obedience Club), and Hair of the Dog (newsletter for the Bearded Collie Club of Maine).

As Dog Show Newbie, she has reported on the Bay Colony Dog Shows at the invitation of the show’s PR agency, and has been a Guest MC for the Rescue Parade. She has been interviewed by Monica Collins of Ask Dog Lady for Monica’s newspaper column and blog, and appeared on the Ask Dog Lady weekly radio show to discuss the Westminster Dog Show and other topics.

She served two terms as Corresponding Secretary for the Bearded Collie Club of America and is currently the club’s Webmaster. In addition, she has served on multiple National Specialty Committees and is a founding member, secretary, and webmaster for the Bearded Collie Club of Maine. She also belongs to the York County Kennel Club of Maine, United Dog Sports of Northern New England, and the Piscataqua Obedience Club. She regularly stewards in the conformation ring and has served as an all-breed match judge.

Karen is also a member of the Dog Writers’ Association of America, and is a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator. She lives with four Bearded Collies and the classical composer Gregory Hall.

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  • Hi there!
    We’re an Emmy award-winning documentary and reality TV production company with several series on air. Right now, we are in the early stages of developing a new TV show about the competitive dog show world and are looking to speak with handlers, owners, and breeders. Specifically, we’re looking for people with big personalities who are proud, competitive, and passionate about their work.
    We’re very impressed by your blog and are wondering if you would post our casting notice on your site or in your facility. Below is the casting notice. If you have any questions, I’d be happy to speak with you about the show in greater detail.
    Do You Own a Show Dog?
    You could be cast in a new show on a Major Cable Network.
    Do you own a dog that you enter into competitions? Or do you own a dog you’re thinking about entering into competitions, but haven’t yet?
    Do you participate in, or plan to participate in, any type of obedience and agility shows, all-breed shows or specialty shows?
    Do you have a big personality and a desire to be on TV?
    If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, we want to hear from you for a new documentary series on a major cable network.
    Please email us today with the following info:


    Many thanks,
    Sam Gerhardt
    Casting and Development
    Punched in the Head Productions

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