Eight Tips for Coping With Your Dog’s Age-Related Hearing Loss

The most common form of deafness in dogs is age-related hearing loss (ARHL). Most dogs experience some degree of ARHL, beginning sometime during their “third trimester” of life. ARHL begins by impairing perception of middle to high frequency sounds. As the hearing loss progresses it encompasses the entire range of sound frequencies. I suspect that… read more

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Holiday Gluttony

This week marks the start of that magical time of year — full of bright hopes and dashed expectations. To help maintain your holiday glow, I want to share some of the holiday hazards that can cause you unneeded stress and trips to the veterinary emergency room. After all, there’s just no fun in the… read more


November 2015 President’s Letter

Each year, we celebrate the core of our sport at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC): our breeders. The Best Bred-By Exhibitor in Show competition continues to make up a large percentage of the AENC entry, with cash prizes for the winners. We honor seven stellar breeding programs that have greatly contributed to the sport in… read more


Free Webinar on Itchy Dogs: Causes and Treatments

Tomorrow evening, Monday, November 23 at 8 p.m. EST, the AKC Canine Health Foundation is partnering with VetVine to present a free educational webinar on Itchy Dogs: Causes and Treatment Options. This special event will feature Dr. Andrew Hillier, BVSc, MANZCVS, DACVD, senior veterinary specialist at Zoetis. Dr. Hillier will provide dog lovers with information on why dogs itch, treatment options,… read more


See How Dogs Can Detect Cancer Better Than Lab Tests

A dog named Lucy is able to effectively sniff out bladder, kidney, and prostate cancer with more than 95 percent accuracy. According to CNN, she is one of eight dogs currently being used in a new clinical trial by Medical Detection Dogs to sniff out cancer in 3,000 patients in Britain. Since dogs have such… read more

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AKC Breeder Webinar: Planning Breedings

AKC’s Arliss Paddock speaks with breeder Debbie Owczarzak (Golden Gait English Cocker Spaniels) about what to consider when planning a breeding.


Eukanuba/Dog World Pup of the Year Final 2015 – Video

It was a new look for the long established and prestigious competition, for the first time it was being run under the sponsorship of both Eukanuba and Dog World. Jean Lanning, the UK’s longest serving judge having first awarded CCs around 60 years ago, was the judge in 2015. Her winner was an extremely popular… read more

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Mrs H. Handley – Spicer of the Famous Copthorne Griffons

There are a whole host of great names and personalities in the history of pedigree dogs that I would have loved to have met. From James Hinks of Bull Terrier fame, Mr Rawdon B Lee (writer and exhibitor), Captain G A Graham (who resuscitated the Irish Wolfhound) through to Madam Rikovsky (Smooth Dachshund breeder after… read more


As the Wheels Turn – Education is the key — to everything

A few months ago we talked about brain-storming. The concept of throwing out ideas with no judgement and waiting to see what “stuck to the wall,” as they say. One of the fortunate rewards of that article was a fascinating conversation with Paul Lepiane, editor of Poodle Variety. He opened for me a whole new… read more


P is for Prostate

The prostate, and its associated problems, is one thing that connects dogs and their male owners. A recent lecture at the NYS Veterinary Conference at Cornell University addressed prostate conditions in dogs. Dr. Bruce Christensen DVM MS from the University of California at Davis started out by saying that 80% of intact male dogs over… read more

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Delta to Stop Accepting Pets as Checked Baggage

Delta will no longer accept pets as checked baggage, but will continue to transport allowable pets in all cabins of service except Delta One, effective March 1, 2016. Customers may also ship pets for travel within the United States as freight through Delta Cargo. One notable exception to this new policy: Members of the military… read more


A World Without the AKC?

It’s time to start thinking about a world without the American Kennel Club.  Unless the AKC matches the political machine in every state capital put there by the Humane Society of the United States, it’s only a matter of time until the great ship that is the AKC sinks below the waves. It is not… read more

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