Westminster 2018

On Monday, the 12th of February was the start of the Westminster Dog Show in New York City, beyond the glamour and glitter of  the advertisements that cover Times Square to the great view of the Hudson and the city skyline from the piers, Westminster is an important event that starts from the piers and… read more

Allison Foley How to Campaign A Dog

 So you want to take a run at that #1 spot-whether top in your breed, in your group or the coveted run to be one of the top dogs all breeds in this country here is a guideline to help you figure out your goal and most importantly how to get there. As explained in… read more

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Fromm and Champion Petfoods’ Decision to Leave Chewy.com Lauded

Two pet food manufacturers have severed ties with Chewy.com. Fromm Family Foods in Mequon, Wis., and Champion Petfoods, which has U.S. offices in Auburn, Ky., announced that they will no longer sell their products through the online retailer, which was acquired by PetSmart in May, earning both companies praise from fast-growing pet retail chain Bentley’s… read more

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AKC HUMANE FUND DONATES $40,000 TO ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS -Funds donated to help animal organizations with disaster relief efforts

 New York, NY – In support of the people and pets affected by the recent natural disasters around the country, the AKC Humane Fund has donated $40,000, through its “Sandy Fund,” to four separate animal organizations.  The donations of $10,000 each were made to The Sato Project, The Houston SPCA, Napa Humane, Sonoma Humane Society. The AKC… read more

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The CBD Solution

Solving Problems Naturally Is a Big Driver Behind CBD Products the Category Can Reap Rewards for Retailers that Do the Research. Cannabidiol (CBD) oil-based supplements and treats for both cats and dogs continue to grow in popularity as more pet owners begin to recognize their potential benefits. Despite the fact that it’s still a relatively… read more


Resolving Eye Staining

This week, Allison walks your through caring for dogs with eye staining. Watch this awesome video that talks you through all the steps.

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You Think It Can’t Happen to You??!!

For years, those of us fighting the animal rights agenda have talked, shouted and screamed at the Dog Fancy – IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU. The ARs will lie, cheat, steal and destroy you. And now a breeder with 62 years in her breed, an AKC Breeder of the Year and more than 850 champions… read more

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The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to recognize breeding programs from the Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups as 2017 AKC Breeder of the Year group honorees.   “The breeders honored with this award are truly committed to excellence, consistency, breed standard and type,” said Dennis Sprung, AKC President and CEO. … read more



The AKC® Humane Fund is pleased to announce the winners of the 18th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). These awards celebrate five loyal, hard-working dogs that have significantly improved the lives of their owners and communities.   One award is presented in each of the following five categories: Uniformed Service K-9, Service, Therapy, Search and Rescue… read more


Eukanuba Performance Games Dock Divers Go For Record Breaking Distance

Eukanuba Performance Games, in Wilmington Ohio, hosted six events over the weekend with Friday’s focus on Dock Diving, with Finals on Sunday. Dock diving, if you’ve never seen it,  requires the dogs to run across a dock and jump after a toy thrown by their handler.  The game is not based upon catching the toy,… read more

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Are You Smarter than a Vet Student About Ear Infections? Take Quiz!

Ear infections are so darn common, particularly amongst dogs, and can be the cause of multiple veterinary hospital visits.If you care for a dog or cat with recurrent or chronic ear infections, it behooves you to become as informed about this issue as possible. Here’s an opportunity to test your knowledge about this common malady…. read more

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In support of the people and pets affected by Hurricane Harvey, the AKC Humane Fund has donated $10,000, through its “Sandy Fund,” to the city of Houston to aid in relief efforts.  The donation was made to the Greater Houston Community Foundation and the Hurricane Harvey Relief fund created by Mayor Sylvester Turner.   The… read more

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PAWS ON THE GROUND: 14 Search Teams Activated

As Deadly Flooding Continues in Houston and the Surrounding Areas, Two- and Four-Legged Rescuers From Across the Country Answer the Call for Help. With flood waters continuing to rise, millions of people along a 367 mile stretch of coast along the Gulf of Mexico are now affected by Tropical Storm Harvey. Downgraded from a Category 4… read more

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Stem Cell Treatment for Spina Bifida Helps Dogs and Children at UC Davis

Sibling bulldogs Darla and Spanky, born with spina bifida, are the first patients to be successfully treated with a unique therapy—a combination of surgery and stem cells—developed at UC Davis by a team of veterinary and human medicine researchers and clinicians. The breakthrough may lead to advancements in human treatments for babies with the disease…. read more

Poodle grooming techniques from Leadingedge as always special code!

Hey everyone, Leadingedge has a trailer for poodle grooming! As always Best in Show Daily has a Special Code on the bottom of the article! This trailer is for the grooming of your poodle and how to do some of her tips and tricks! Come and view! Leadingedge has a very generous offer for Best In… read more

New video from Leading Edge Dog Show Academy- How Dog Shows work

Hi everyone there’s a new video from Allison Foley’s Leading Edge Dog Show Academy. As always Special Code end of article! This video is about those who want to start the dog show process or those who want to know how a dog shows goes. Very helpful for not just a newcomer as well, come brush… read more

New Video from Leadingedge Dog Show Academy – Stack Boxes

Hey all, a new video from Allison Foley’s Leading Edge Academy and stay tuned for a Special code! In this one video, Leadingedge Dog Show, shows you how to handle a stacking box in this quick video. A quick run through and more will be available through her academy. Leadingedge has a very generous offer for… read more

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American Kennel Club and AKC Museum moves to Kalikow building

American Kennel Club, (AKC), and the Museum of the Dog are planned to move to the Kalikow building,  101 Park Avenue in New York City. The headquarters for the AKC will be moved in by early fall of 2018 and the museum will be planned to move in early 2019. AKC headquarter’s will be on the… read more


Minimal Invasive Surgery from U.C. Davis

A great story in dog health, a 7 year old yellow Labrador retriever named Makana, was diagnosed with bilateral adrenal cancer. Adrenal cancer is a difficult cancer for small animals. The adrenal gland is closely to vena canva, the largest vein in the abdomen as well as the renal arteries and veins (to the kidneys),… read more

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Form Versus Function

Having been involved with multiple sporting dog breeds, all have wrestled with the ongoing debate of how to not split the breed in to show lines versus hunting lines. My primary sporting breed has managed overall to produce dogs competing in the show ring that are also hunting dogs by far and large.  Wirehaired Pointing… read more

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Best In Show Daily Introduces Two New Contributors

Hi! My name is Style. Actually, it’s Puppy Style ‘cause I’m named after a human kid named Style, but I’m not so sure you are interested in all that. My big fancy name is Blackwoods She’s Got Brazile’n Style, STAR puppy, CGC. But no one EVER calls me that. I’m a 9 month old Rat… read more

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Allison Foley’s Leadingedge Dog Academy: Handling, Beginners

You have a show dog? Feeling overwhelmed? Then take this course! A comprehensive step-by-step visual guide to teach you all you need to know about showing your dog! 30 step-by-step videos, 5 printable diagrams, 35+ pdf’s and an e book to guide you through the process of showing your dog! Join Allison in her engaging classes and… read more

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Leadingedge Dog Show Academy: Knot Your Average Topknot

Does your poodle topknot have you tied in knots? Allison to the rescue! This is a step-by-step visual guide to mastering more than a dozen ways to keep your poodle’s topknot worry free. Never banded or wrapped a poodle before? Don’t even know what those words mean? This is the course for you! Allison’s clear instructions will… read more


A new competition addition for AKC National Championship in Orlando Florida

American Kennel Club (AKC) and Royal Canin joined together to release a new Stakes in the AKC National Championship in Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida in December 15th-17th, the new event will happen in 15th, while the championship starts 16th and 17th of December. The newest addition is AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy… read more

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Leadingedge Academy Launches New Handler Education Series- Special Offer at Article End

Are you looking for resources to improve your handling, training, grooming, dog show knowledge yet you’ve been limited by time or access? Want to improve your presentation in the juniors ring? Leadingedge Dog Show Academy, a new YouTube training series, is dedicated to answering these questions.  Leadingedge Academy’s curriculum ranges in content specific to a… read more

Dog World

Sad news today for publication side of the dog world. Joining Dogs In Review, another publication covering the fancy & the sport of purebred dogs has ceased publication. Dog World, has stopped reporting due to the high costs of producing paper-based publications along with other expenses such as marketing; and digital’s influence on advertising revenues…. read more


2017 : The Dog Show Circuit and Canine Influenza – My Story

Sunday, May 14, Perry GA. Best of breed in Black Russian Terriers has just finished. Arisha takes breed and will stay with her handler for the groups. My wife prepares to pack up the boys, Oli and Charlie, for the 10 hour drive home. It’s a good weekend for “the bears” as we call them…. read more

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Orthopedic Surgeons Successfully Utilize Bone Regrowth Technology

  Five years ago, UC Davis veterinary oral surgeons started using a bone growth stimulator to regrow jawbones in dogs. To date, they have successfully regrown nearly three dozen jawbones. Now, that technology has made its way to orthopedic surgery, and is being utilized to repair bone injuries in dogs’ legs. Dr. Amy Kapatkin, chief… read more



AKC Government Relations has learned that Assembly Bill 485—which seeks to prohibit pet retailers from selling pets (including dogs, cats and rabbits) unless the animals were obtained from a public animal control agency or shelter, a shelter maintained by a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, a humane society shelter, or a nonprofit… read more

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Support for Cancer Patients Using Herbs and Supplements

It’s estimated that 80 percent of people with cancer take herbs and/or supplements as part of their treatment regimen. This trend has extended to animals- more and more people are administering these products to pets diagnosed with cancer. More commonly used supplements and herbs are described below. Further studies on most if not all of… read more


Campaigners Rejoice as Dog Meat Banned at China Festival

  DOG meat is to be banned – at least temporarily – at the infamous Yulin festival in China following vigorous campaigning by animal welfare groups and general disapproval of the event. Tens of thousands of dogs are bludgeoned to death at the festival every year, but it now appears that the Government is to… read more

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Motion Analysis Lab Could Lead to Better Treatments for Small Animals, Orthopedic Procedures in Humans

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Diagnosing and treating service dogs and companion animals with orthopedic injuries can be challenging for clinicians and owners. Often, observable limps or the occasional whine may be the only clues for veterinarians when assessing arthritis or soft tissue injuries in pets. Now, using cutting-edge technologies, veterinarians at the University of Missouri are… read more

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Biomarker Test for Lou Gehrig’s Disease Useful in Diagnosing Canine Neurodegenerative Disease

Mizzou Researchers Seek Clinical Trial Participants for Further Treatment Study COLUMBIA, Mo. – In 2009, Joan Coates, a veterinary neurologist, along with other researchers at the University of Missouri and the Broad Institute at MIT/Harvard, found a genetic link between degenerative myelopathy (DM) in dogs and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease in people. Now,… read more

May 8th Riverside Land Use Committee Meets – Ban of Retail Sales & Required Breeder Licensing

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 The Land Use Committee of the City of Riverside’s City Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, May 8th.  The agenda includes the consideration of drafting laws that would ban the retail sales of pets and require breeder licensing. As reported previously by AKC, the City is using nearby Long Beach’s… read more

Why Californians Need to Worry About AB485 – the Pet Shop Bill

As recent history has shown, many anti-breeder animal rights extremists continuously advocate for incremental breeding and sales restrictions that they hope will eventually lead to outright bans on all animal breeding and ownership.  They collectively consider all breeders and pet stores as substandard and inherently not interested in practicing or promoting animal welfare.  These politically-aware… read more

Celebrate National Purebred Dog Day!

National Purebred Dog Day was created in 2013 not only to celebrate the heritage, diversity and predictability of purebred dogs, but also to give a forum to the millions of people for whom these dogs are best friends, work mates, family companions, and service dogs. These have been difficult times for purebred dog owners who… read more

Purine Pro Plan Celebrates 20 Years of the Incredible Dog Challenge with Andy Roddick

FROM INCREDIBLE JUMPS TO RECORD-BREAKING DIVES, PURINA PRO PLAN CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF THE INCREDIBLE DOG CHALLENGE   Brand Partners with Andy Roddick and America’s VetDogs to Launch “Call for Incredible” Campaign Highlighting Incredible Dog Stories  ST. LOUIS, (April 25, 2017) – For two decades, the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge (IDC) has been giving… read more

AKC Appoints Vice Presidents in Legal Department

THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB APPOINTS VICE PRESIDENTS IN LEGAL DEPARTMENT New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC ® ), the world’s largest dog registry and leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the promotion to Vice President of two key members of its legal team effective April 22 nd… read more

Protect Your Rights to Breed & Sell Puppies: CA Assembly Bill 485 Moving Through Committee

  Friday, April 21, 2017 California Assembly Bill 485, which seeks to limit Californians from purchasing purposefully-bred dogs from regulated retail sources, passed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on Tuesday, April 18.  The bill has now been assigned to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, but has not yet been scheduled for a committee hearing. The… read more

National Purebred Dog Day Gains Ground

CONGRESSIONAL VETERINARIANS INTRODUCE RESOLUTION HONORING PUREBRED DOGS New York – U.S. Congressmen and veterinarians Ted Yoho [R-FL- 3], Ralph Abraham, [R-LA- 5], Kurt Schrader [D-OR-5] and have joined forces across the aisle to introduce a Congressional Resolution in support of National Purebred Dog Day. The resolution highlights the essential and important role that purebred dogs… read more

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It’s a Great Day to Celebrate Our American-Made Breeds

The United States is sometimes referred to as a cultural melting pot, a place where immigrants from around the world come together to form an entirely original society. Although this metaphor has been challenged in recent years, it cannot be denied that America’s roots stretch in the direction of every nation on Earth. The migration… read more

Big news on Thursday, 14th of September, 2017.

Thursday, 14th of September was a great event for the dog world, as this was the inaugural of the Eukanuba Performance Games at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio. Four days packed with dog performance events designed to test a dog’s speed, agility & performance! Early Thursday morning, the event was officially opened with a ribbon… read more

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