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Guidelines for End-of-Life Care

Some truly lovely guidelines pertaining to end-of-life care for pets have recently been published. I use the word lovely because everything within this document feels exceptionally loving and humane, not only for the animals, but also for their human companions. The guidelines were a collaborative effort, created by the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care… read more

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Bests of Breed to Get Additional Check in Collecting Ring at Crufts

A basic final check of each Best of Breed will be undertaken in the collecting ring at Crufts by officials from the show management and vet teams. The Crufts Committee is mindful that it has a duty of care to all dogs entered at the show and particularly those competing in the arena at Crufts,… read more

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AKC Hosts First-of-its-Kind Regional Legislative Conference

Since 2012, the AKC Government Relations team has hosted Conferences on Canine Legislation for AKC legislative liaisons and state federation leaders. The popular biennial conference brings together in Raleigh, North Carolina, grassroots leaders from across the country — from as far as Hawaii to Maine Raleigh, North Carolina for two days of training and networking…. read more

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Pinellas CO. (FL): Proposed Ordinance Regulates Sellers of One Litter as “Pet Dealers”

The Pinellas County Board of Commissioners is scheduled vote on problematic changes to the county animal ordinance at its February 21, 2017 meeting. Among other provisions of concern, the proposed ordinance would define a person who sells one litter of cats or dogs per year as “pet dealer” and require compliance with kennel and breeder… read more

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Those Pesky Veterinary Myths

Back in the last century when I was in veterinary school, I distinctly remember a dermatology lecture given to our junior class. The lecturer, an internationally respected veterinary dermatologist, stopped mid-way through a talk about nutrition and skin disease to ask: Does anyone in this room believe that when a dog eats bacon grease, the grease… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Nevertheless, She Persisted

Nevertheless, She Persisted A popular political slogan, this can be aptly applied to one of the icons of our sport today. When Pat Trotter stepped into the center ring Tuesday night with a strong willed Norwegian Elkhound to compete in her ELEVENTH best in show at WKC, she took the hearts and dreams of a… read more

Cunard presents Rumor, a German shepherd, winner of Westminster Kennel ClubÕs ÒBest in Show,Ó and her family, Kent Boyles, Daniel Oster, Maria Oster and Liz Oster, left to right, with a sailing on Queen Mary 2 during a photo op in New YorkÕs Times Square, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.  Cunard, a first-time sponsor of the Westminster show, is the only passenger liner to carry pets across the Atlantic on its signature Transatlantic Crossing. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Cunard/AP Images)

Cunard Presents 2017 Westminster Kennel Club “Best in Show” Winner with Transatlantic Crossing on Queen Mary 2

VALENCIA, Calif., Feb. 15, 2017 – Cunard, the only line to carry pets across the Atlantic, presented Rumor, the Westminster Kennel Club’s Best in Show winner, with an invitation to sail on a Transatlantic Crossing on Queen Mary 2 today in New York’s Times Square. Rumor will have an opportunity to take his place in history among… read more

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Rumor the German Shepherd Dog Wins 2017 Westminster Best in Show

Following two nights of challenging competition, GCh. Ch. Lockenhaus’ Rumor Has It V Kenlyn, a German Shepherd Dog known as “Rumor,” has been awarded with the coveted Best in Show title at the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina® Pro Plan® at Madison Square Garden in New York on Feb. 14. The… read more

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Junior Showmanship – Results and LIVE video on BISD Facebook

Junior Showmanship Live video ONLY here and the winners are: Mallori Seifert Beagles, Over 13 In. But Not Exceeding 15 In. CH Double D’s The Land Of Smiles At Copper Rose Grace A Freeman Setters (English) GCH CH Stargazr ‘N Wingfield Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Corinne Kolzow Spaniels (English Springer) GCH CH Foxboro I’ll Have… read more

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Live with Laura Reeves from WKC – Day Two & BIS

Watch here for Live with Laura Reeves Tonight at Madison Square Garden! Live blogging through BIS! and catch Laura at her website http://puredogtalk.com/ The sporting group is judged this evening by Paula Nykiel Mrs. Nykiel began in the ‘70s as a breeder-owner-handler of Pointers and has bred over 50 champions under the Sydmar kennel name…. read more

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