Posts By Leah Bertagnolli


The Phantom Blue Dog of Blue Dog Hill, Maryland

Hundreds of years ago, probably in the late seventeen hundreds, there was a soldier and his beloved dog. The soldier and dog were the very best of companions and supposedly this particular soldier was fairly wealthy. He and his dog companion lived in the Port Tobacco area of Charles County and were walking home from… read more


Hero Dogs Of 9/11 Legacy

Ten years after the World Trade Center attack, the working dog community comes together to honor the dog teams that worked at Ground Zero.


Westminster 2016, From the Eyes of a Junior

My name is Karissa Grove. I am 14 years old and started showing dogs at the age of 9 years. I am a freshman at Elizabeth High School, in Elizabeth, Colorado. I am also a competitive gymnast, so I am not an every-weekend-kind-of-dog-show kid, and I don’t work for or with a handler; but I… read more


Shelters & Rescues Succeed in Changing Dog Ownership Law

Washington D.C. In a bold move, Congress announced today that dog ownership would now be truly transitive. Having given up on the Animal Rights Agenda that all animals are to be returned to the wild, Congress, has sensitively authored and passed new rules for ownership. A bi-partisan supported bill “SB20160401 Dog Ownership for All” passed… read more


Crufts Best In Show 2016 – Video

Day 4 / Sunday 13th March – Full coverage of the Best In Show Judging and Presentation at Crufts 2016.

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Around the Show on Day 2 | Crufts 2016

Go backstage at Crufts 2016 on Day 2 to see what it’s like around the show!


Young Agility Star Crowned Winner at Crufts

Tink, an eight-year old German Spitz, and Holly Ryan, aged 14 from West Parley, Dorsethave won the Young Kennel Club Agility Dog of the Year competition at Crufts on Thursday 10th March. The competition, which was open to Young Kennel Club (YKC) members between the ages of 6-17 years and their dogs, saw top young… read more


Westminster Photo Gallery – Agility and Monday

Welcome to our WKC photo Gallery for Agility and Mondays show.   We’ll continue to update this throughout the day. Click here for Gallery


Good Eats Near MSG!

Looking for good eats near MSG during Westminster week? Who isn’t? BISD has compiled a list of must try restaurants and pubs from cafe’s to elegant dining and everything in between. The Breslin With all that scene and style at the anchor canteen of the Ace Hotel in the heart of the newly emerged NoMad… read more

LOWER LAKE, CA - JULY 31:  Goats run away from their pen after firefighters freed them as the Rocky Fire approaches on July 31, 2015 in Lower Lake, California. Over 900 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that erupted to over 15,000 acres since it started on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is currently five percent contained and has destroyed 3 homes.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Animals Injured In California’s Devastating Wildfires Continue To Be Treated

It’s been two months since the massive wildfires in Calaveras and Lake Counties, and some injured animals are still being treated at the UC Davis Veterinarian Hospital. But now some of those pets whose owners could not be found are finding new homes. Wilbur, a 500-pound pig, is among the animals rescued from the flames… read more

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