Columnist, Content Contributor.

Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz

Columnist, Content Contributor.

Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz

I’ve specialized in covering all canine subjects for 25-plus years. These include:

Script consultant Animal Planet Breed All About It Series.

PR assistant to David Frei, NBC Sports, Beverly Hills Kennel Club - 5 years

Regular contributions to and AKC Family Dog Magazine. 

Other contributions include: LA Times,, New Roads (Chevrolet), Today’s Breeder (Purina), Fear Free, and Canine Chronicle, and two monthly columns for Fancy Publications, plus hundreds of articles for a variety of pubs.

A former top conformation breeder-owner-handler, I also teach conformation classes.

Area Of Expertise

Dogs–all aspects including breed, care, conformation, health, nutrition, performance, product, rescue, training, and travel.

Education & Training

Bachelor of Arts Degree - California State University, Northridge, (CSUN), Master’s Degree credits Professional Writing Designation - University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Master’s Degree credential Ghostwriting - California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).

Activity & Honors

Fifteen Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) Maxwell Medallion Awards for Writing, Eukanuba Special Writing Award, ASPCA Humane Issues Award, Howell Best Book Award, AKC Distinguished Writing Award, Hartz Mountain Writing Award, and the AKC Reunite Microchip Awareness Writing Award.


The American Pit Bull Terrier (Animal Planet-tfh Pub)

Beagle (Happy Healthy Pet

Bichon Frises (Animal Planet-tfh Pub)

Boston Terrier (Happy Healthy Pet Series - Howell)

Boston Terrier (Dog Life Series - tfh)

Bulldogs (Eldorado Ink)

Chihuahuas (Happy Healthy Pet Series - Howell)

The Chihuahua (Eldorado Ink)

Everything Natural Health Book for Dogs (Adams Media)

Fetch This Book (Training - Eldorado Ink)

Mastiffs (tfh)

Miniature Schnauzers (Happy Healthy Pet Series - Howell)

Rottweilers (Kennel Club Books Dog Fancy Pubs)

Your Yorkshire Terrier’s Life (Prima)

Contributed to:

The New Complete Dog Book (AKC)

Dogs: The Ultimate Care Guide (Rodale)

Socials and Websites

Recent Blog posts by Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz

puppy socialization

When, Why and How to Socialize a Puppy

When you bring a new puppy home, begin planning a socialization schedule. Although this sounds complicated, it's not. Spending a...