Snake Oil or Cure All? How Can We Tell the Difference?

Have you ever heard of snake oil? It’s an expression generally reserved for unproven remedies for various ailments or maladies, but is also often used to describe any product with questionable or unverifiable benefit. Chinese workers, building the First Transcontinental Railroad in the mid-19th century, used snake oil to treat the painful inflammatory joint conditions… read more



At long last, a compelling and dramatic new dog movie is coming out. The Dog Lover opens in select theatres nationwide and on Video on Demand from Sony Home Entertainment on July 8. If you love dogs you need to see this film. Based on a true story, The Dog Lover tells the story of… read more


Scottish Kennel Club 2016 – Best in Show

At SKC championship dog show 2016 Tom Mather got his hands on the seven group winners to choose the Best in Show winner. Coming out on top of them all was the Papillon, last year’s Top Dog, Travis – Ch Gleniren Shootin Starmaker Sunshoo with Crufts Reserve Best in Show winner taking the same prize… read more


AGM Decision to Drop FCI Agreement ‘Another Nail in Coffin’, Says Judge

THE DECISION to drop the judges’ reciprocal agreement with the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) is ‘another nail in the coffin of the British all-rounder on the international dog scene’, according to one opponent to the plan.   At last week’s annual meeting of the Kennel Club, Alan Hedges’ proposal that the KC should drop the ‘unwanted, unneeded… read more


As the Wheels Turn – Riot Grrls and the Glass Ceiling

A couple weeks ago we talked about the struggles and satisfaction of campaigning a bitch. That spawned questions about how our women fare in the sport. The purebred dog fancy’s early days were dominated by men. The sport of dogs evolved gradually from the fields of houndsmen and bird hunters in 19th century England, so… read more


Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Receives Grant to Subsidize Cancer Treatment for Pets

ITHACA – Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has received a three-year, $350,000 grant to subsidize the cost of cancer treatment for dogs and cats. By establishing a “Petco Foundation & Blue Buffalo Foundation Cancer Treatment Support Fund,” the Cornell University Hospital for Animals will be able to provide financial assistance for owners who could… read more


Addison’s Disease in Dogs

In 1855 Dr. Thomas Addison was the first person to describe a human affliction he dubbed Addison’s disease. Since that time, this disease has become a well-recognized syndrome in both people and dogs. The scientific name for Addison’s disease is hypoadrenocorticism– an insufficient production of essential hormones manufactured by the adrenal glands. Addison’s disease can… read more


Four Dogs Earn Fast Cat Titles at Tullahoma Kennel Club Event

By Debbie Hill, Secretary, Tullahoma Kennel Club It was a beautiful, sunny weekend in Manchester, Tennessee on April 23rd and 24th, when the first Fast CAT events were hosted by the Tullahoma Kennel Club. More than 40 dogs ran in each event and four of them earned new titles — BeBe (Whippet), Wee Willow (Boston Terrier), and Chance and Meg… read more


Veterinarians: Active supervision, understanding dog’s body language key to preventing bites

​With 4.5 million Americans bitten by dogs annually, a record number of attacks on letter carriers and soaring insurance claims, it is clear that dog bites cut deep. Veterinarians realize that while even the gentlest dog can bite, most bites can be prevented. As a founding sponsor of National Dog Bite Prevention Week®, held this… read more

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The American Kennel Club Announces Recipients of AKC Paw of Courage Award

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry, announces the launch of its newest award, the AKC Paw of Courage, in an effort to show appreciation for the many sacrifices that working dogs make while serving and protecting our country. This award specifically recognizes the extraordinary sacrifices of dogs who have been… read more

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