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NJ Bill Impacting Responsible Practices for Dog Shows and Travelling to be Considered Mon 12/12

New Jersey Senate Bill 1013 will be considered by the Senate Economic Growth Committee on Monday, December 12, 2016. As originally introduced, this measure contained numerous prohibitions on the crating, confinement, transportation and keeping of dogs that would have arbitrarily and unnecessarily banned standard, humane temporary care practices utilized at dog shows and events. AKC… read more

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Around the Dog World – Champions and Puppies 2016

This month’s Around the Dog World gives you the to experience at the UK’s highest quality canine competition. The the Dog World/Eukanuba Pup of the Year and Champion Stakes Final the dogs on show have had to qualify through classes of hundreds at championship shows throughout the year, meaning each qualifier has had their work… read more

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Should judges be Monitored on the Showground, Asks KC Board Member

SHOULD ‘impartial observers’ be appointed at shows to intervene if a judge’s performance is not up to scratch? Could they be given the power to ‘have a quiet word’ with the judge, hold them to account and if necessary report them to the Kennel Club? This suggestion comes from Board member Jeff Horswell who tackles… read more

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EUKANUBA Brand Dog Foods Returns To AKC National Championship As Companion Events Sponsor

EUKANUBA™ brand dog foods will return to the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin and hosted in Orlando, Florida on December 13-18, 2016, as the sponsor of the companion events. This year the brand, which helped the American Kennel Club create the event in 2001, celebrates 16 years of partnership with the largest dog… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Jody’s Juniors Part 2

Last week we talked with Jody Davidson, a long-time exhibitor and breeder of Clumber Spaniels who has created a cohesive group of junior handlers in the Scottsdale, Ariz. area. Similar to a 4-H club, Jody emphasizes responsibility, sportsmanship and a dogs first mindset with her kids. Today, we hear from the current group of juniors,… read more

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The “Trainwreck” Incident

The human mind can only tolerate so much wonder, stress, or misery. When faced with a constant stream of anything exceptional of either the good or bad variety, it finds a way to nudge those extremes towards the middle in order to survive. Veterinary school is far from a war zone or prison, but it… read more

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AKC Offers Test That Gives Dog Owners and Breeders the Power of Early Cancer Detection

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the leading advocate for canine health, is making available a groundbreaking new health test for canine bladder cancer detection, the CADETSM BRAF Mutation Detection Assay, in The AKC® Shop. Created by Sentinel Biomedical, the CADETSM BRAF Mutation Detection Assay is an early detection system for canine… read more

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PureDogTalk Product Launch

Those long drives to dog events now have a new entertainment option. A brand new podcast by and for purebred dog fanciers debuted this month. PureDogTalk is designed to answer some of the pressing challenges of the 21st century purebred dog exhibitor. A podcast, much like old time radio shows, is a continuing series available… read more

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If You Want to be A veterinarian, You Better Like People!

My advice to anyone aspiring to be a veterinarian? Get used to talking to people. Pursuing a career in veterinary medicine is tough. Just considering the process of applying to veterinary school is daunting. There are numerous standardized tests, the need for superior letters of recommendation, and the stress associated with composing the perfect personal… read more

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AKC Introduces Junior Showcase Events

The AKC is pleased to announce the launch of Junior Showcase events meant to promote and increase youth participation in the sports of agility, obedience and rally. “Junior Showcase events provide clubs the option to limit entries to junior handlers only and to tailor the events to their interests. Our experience with junior events has shown… read more

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