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Spay/Neuter Recommendations

Next month I’ll be speaking to veterinarians at the North American Veterinary Conference about, “Current Spay/Neuter Research: Tips for Counseling Your Clients.” I love this topic for a couple of reasons. Based on results of some relatively recent and compelling research, the veterinary profession must now question some of its long-held beliefs about neutering dogs…. read more

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Skills for Both Ends of the Lead – Fabulous Focus, Part 1

One of the nicest compliments I receive when out and about with my girl, Willow, a three-and-a-half year old Australian Shepherd, is, “Look at the way she watches you!” That comment is usually followed by something like, “My dog could never do that. He just wont listen to me!” Then the conversation often flows to… read more

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What Would You Do, Doc?

I’d venture to say that almost every veterinarian has been asked at least once in his or her career: “What would you do if this was your own pet, doc?” In veterinary school, many of us were taught to avoid answering the question. So we have developed a few common responses, such as “I can’t… read more

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Fox Sports Names ‘Pick of The Litter’ For Presentation of 2017 Westminster Dog Show

FS1, Nat Geo WILD & FOX Sports GO Combine to Showcase ‘Westminster Week’ With More Coverage than Ever Before  New York – With little more than a month until the world’s top dogs converge upon New York City’s Madison Square Garden to vie for the coveted title of Best in Show, FOX Sports today names… read more

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AKC Government Relations 2016 Legislative Year in Review

2016 was a very busy year for AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) and for AKC state federations, clubs, legislative liaisons, and all who advocate on behalf of dogs and responsible dog ownership. The number of legislative proposals impacting dogs that AKC GR tracked in 2016 increase to more than 2,200, from a previous high of… read more

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Jeff Horswell Talks about the Future of Judging in the UK

WHEN DOG WORLD reporter Simon Baillie interviewed respected all-rounder and Crufts 2017 best in show judge, Jeff Horswell, at LKA championship show the conversation soon turned to the future of dog show judging in the UK. Mr Horswell, who had been judging Mastiffs and Estrela Mountain Dogs on the day, was asked if dog shows… read more

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Vets Need More Balanced View of Pedigree Dogs

Vets need more balanced and less critical view of pedigree dogs, says KC vet VETS should get more involved with the world of showing and breeding by working more closely with breed clubs and directly with breeders.   This is the view of Kennel Club veterinary advisor Nick Blayney who, speaking at the recent British… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – You Win. I Lose.

Many of us involved with purebred dogs find purpose, excitement and enjoyment in the heat of competition. The adrenaline rush is part of the passion we bring to the game. Whether it is realized in the whelping box, in the show ring or in competitive performance venues. It becomes ingrained deep in the grooves of… read more

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Puerto Rico Senator Jose Luis Dalmau Receives AKC Legislator of the Year Award

In December 2016, the Caribe Kennel Club presented an AKC Legislator of the Year Award to the Honorable Senator Jose Luis Dalmau Santiago in a brief ceremony at the Capitol Building in San Juan.  The award, according to club Show Chair Teresa Y. Santana, DMD, was to demonstrate the club’s appreciation for the Senator’s “balanced… read more

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Best Booth in Show at the 2016 AKC National Championship Meet the Breeds

Exhibitors at Meet the Breeds at the 2016 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin created extravagant booths designed to highlight the history, function, and noted characteristics of their respective breeds. Rhodesian Ridgebacks took the top prize of Best Booth in Show. Winners were chosen by a secret panel of judges who considered the following… read more

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