Senior Editor Christi McDonald reports on a proposed ordinance in one community that seeks to restrict the number of intact dogs per household, and another that allows dogs to join their owners on the outdoor patios of local restaurants. Find out how responsible dog owners in one state can voice their concern, and where diners in another can share a meal with their dogs al fresco.
The Bull Terrier is a “canine gladiator” that abandoned its fighting ways in favor of a more comical lifestyle. The powerfully agile clown with the piercing glint in its eyes is a genuine individualist in the dog world. Learn a bit about the breed’s raucous beginnings, and discover a few of the characteristics that are prized by devoted loyalists.
Many of this year’s top show dogs are featured in their own beautiful mini-websites on Best In Show Daily. Simply click on a banner ad to see the dog’s up-to-date show history, plus a slide show of photos that reveals exactly why it’s a top dog.
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Legislative Updates: Good News and Not-So-Good News
By Christi McDonald
On October 1, 2012, the Delaware Township, N.J., Board of Health will review, for final adoption, new ownership and breeding limits for dog-owning residents.
Proposed Ordinance #2012-10 BH seeks to restrict the number of intact dogs allowed per household to six over the age of 7 months, and says that “no household may shelter more than two litters of pups within a consecutive 24-month period.” more
Breeder Buzzwords – The Bull Terrier
By Dan Sayers
In Richard Harding Davis’, “The Bar Sinister,” published in 1903 by Charles Scribner’s Sons, the protagonist is a Bull Terrier named Kid that overcomes his rough-and-tumble beginnings as a street fighter to become a much-celebrated bench champion. The rags-to-riches tale, told from the dog’s point of view, highlights the strong will and exuberant nature of the breed nicknamed “the canine gladiator.” more