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AKC National Agility Championship and a Language of Our Own

The American Kennel Club’s 2012 National Agility Championship drew 918 entries to the Reno Sparks Livestock Event Center in Reno, Nev., this year. Editor Susan Chaney spoke with AKC Director of Agility Carrie DeYoung to report that the arena is in the running to become one of three locations nationwide where the NAC would be rotated. With entries high in the competitive breeds as expected, the Preferred classes offer dogs a place to run no matter their size or shape. Discover how exhibitors have warmly welcomed Canine Partners to this event and how 4H Club members were given an opportunity to learn about agility as well as the American Kennel Club.

Dog people tend to speak a language of our own. In today’s DFR, Kayla Bertagnolli reminds readers how ordinary words we use in conversation can sometimes elicit strange responses from people out in the “real world.” Learn some of the words and phrases that cause restaurant servers to linger at our tables, and find out how Fed-Ex employees react when they discover the contents of our overnight packages.

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Reno in the Running as West Coast ‘Permanent’ Site of AKC National Agility Championship
By Susan Chaney

With a successful National Agility Championship in Reno under its belt, the American Kennel Club may commit to having the competition in that city every third year, according to AKC Director of Agility Carrie DeYoung.

“Our ultimate goal is to find three locations that work well for us and set up a permanent rotation,” she said on Monday from Plymouth Rock, Mass., where she was taking a vacation day with her family. The AKC has committed to holding the championship in Tulsa, Okla., next year, in 2016 and in 2019. more

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Our Very Own Language
By Kayla Bertagnolli

Doggie people like us have our own way of talking, a kind of language of our own. Well, at least that’s how it sounds to people who have no idea what we’re talking about!

Out and about in the “real world,” people overhear us talking about lots of dog-related topics like dog shows, dog wins, dog breeding, and the list goes on and on. Our conversations can seem so strange at times, it’s almost like we need to hand out a “dog language book” when we’re talking with non-doggie people. That way, they won’t think we’re crazy! more

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