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Meet the Berger Picard Who Is Both A Show Champion and Instinctive Diabetic Alert Dog

What you see isn’t always what you get when purchasing a puppy. It will sometimes evolve into a surprise package like Loupy – and even a lifesaver. The fawn-colored, 54-pound Berger Picard was purchased almost seven years ago by Wadia Mulla and her husband, Steve Pahides, of Media, Pa., after the family’s Labradoodle died at… read more

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Real Vets Use Duct Tape: And Other ‘Tails’ of Veterinary Improv

A black cotton dress, a science fiction novel, and a roll of duct tape have a lot in common. As I turned the last pages of The Martian and set it on my hotel nightstand, I heard myself sigh. I was in a hotel and my luggage was lost. In the bathroom, I attacked the same… read more

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KC is Adapting to Meet Expectations, Says Chairman

KEEPING the Kennel Club adaptable and flexible, the acquisition of show sites, vetchecks, dog health and the mutual recognition of judges was all touched upon by chairman SimonLuxmoore during the traditional ‘state of the nation’ speech at the Welsh Kennel Club championship show dinner.   The last year had made the KC realise that it… read more

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What’s the Point in Showing?

Why do we show dogs? Yes I know the arguments – that it is a means of ensuring that standards are maintained; that breeders have an opportunity to compare the results of their breeding program with that of others; that the progeny of a particular stud dog can be evaluated…. But let us be honest…. read more

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As The Wheels Turn – Front and Center

The following is a reprint of an article I wrote for my national breed magazine. Front assemblies are so poorly understood on such a large scale, that I thought perhaps more readers would find this of interest. While not all breeds should have a 90-degree shoulder, this piece has application and description that is useful… read more

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Followup: Canine Cruciate Ligament Disease

In response to my recent blog post comparing surgery of canine cruciate ligament disease to treatment with a brace (orthosis), I received several excellent comments, one of which I want to be sure you have the opportunity to read. The comment contains detailed information about orthoses (knee braces), how they work, how they are fitted,… read more

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Strength, Among Other Things

August—already? Welcome you hot, uncomfortable month, you. The summer has been slipping past, a blur of celebrations, and joy, mingling with a profound pain for my family and for a good friend. It’s been a confusing one, a good one, a terrible one, the best—and worst— all wrapped up in one. That’s the gorgeously complicated… read more

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Being Smart About Those First Dog Shows

By now, you have figured out that I am all about making sure that dog shows are fun for dogs.  It’s only fair that if we are going to ask our dogs to participate in a sport with us, that we make sure that they enjoy it.  Not only is it the only ethical way… read more

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What if? Communicating CPR Status

Cardiac arrest. Sometimes the unthinkable happens, and if it’s your pet you’d want the medical team caring for them to be prepared for it. You’d also want them to know your wishes and act accordingly. One basic fact that you need to know: CPR in pets isn’t like CPR on TV (or even CPR for… read more

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AKC Humane Fund Announces Winners of the 2016 Sir John D. Spurling, OBE,KCVO Scholarship

Today the AKC Humane Fund, Inc. is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s Sir John D. Spurling Scholarship, which celebrates the human-canine bond. This honor is bestowed every year on five full-time students who are enrolled in courses of study that contribute to the well-being of dogs and the advancement of responsible pet… read more

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