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California, Advocate for Animal Welfare: Write Senators to Oppose AB 485 Before the July 17 Hearing!

Be a true advocate for animal welfare. Write Senators to oppose AB 485, the inhumane bill that will endanger California’s pet population! Despite good intentions, some California lawmakers are placing the surplus of foreign stray and unwanted animals above the health and safety of the citizen pet population through AB 485. One need only look… read more

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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

Leadingedge Dog Show Academy, Mastering the Leash

There is a special code at the end of the article! Ever looked at certain lead and wonder how do you do handle this leash? Ever ponder on better methods to use the lead to allow better movement? Have you ever looked at a dog with lots of skin and wondered could this cloth lead work?… read more

Smoky, Yorkshire Terrier and WWII Working K9

Smoky, a four-pound Yorkshire terrier, went to war by happenstance. She was found in New Guinea near an American military base in 1944. No one was going to send home a lost dog, no matter how tiny.  She soon embedded with a unit of the U.S. 5th Air Force and was adopted by one of the photographers… 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

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Saving Lives – A Step-by-Step Tutorial for Dog CPR

Knowing how to behave in an emergency could save the life of your furry friend. To many of us, our animals are part of the family, but would you know what to do if things went wrong?  Could you do even the most basic of things such as checking if your dog’s heart is still… 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

Thank You for the Wonderful Warm Welcome!

Hi, my name is Karissa Groves, I am a junior handler and an avid dog show enthusiast.  I began dog showing at 9 years old, with a miniature wire-haired dachshund named Sherman, who I showed in both breed and juniors and was fortunate enough to secure many breed wins, as well as group and junior… read more

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World Pet Association Announces Good Works Social Media Contest for 2017

World Pet Association Announces Good Works Social Media Contest for 2017, Encouraging Pet Industry Businesses to Showcase Good Work in their Communities   Enter for a chance to win a first place prize of $1,000 donated to a charity of the winner’s choice, $500 for the second place winner and $250 for third place. Winners… read more

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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

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URGENT – STATE OF CA to VOTE ON AB485 – CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE

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

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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

Ticks and Their Hiding Spaces

Tick season is here and it is important to keep the parasites off of your dog for their safety. Here are just some spots you want to check right after passing tall grass or just checking ticks. The first spot you want to check out is the ear. Ticks like tall grass and as we… read more

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DO YOU KNOW A CANINE HERO?

NOMINATE A DOG FOR AN AKC HUMANE FUND AWARD FOR CANINE EXCELLENCE!  New York, NY – To celebrate the dogs who do extraordinary things in the service of humankind, the AKC Humane FundSM is seeking YOUR nominations for its AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE).  Nominations are now open and winners will be announced… read more

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