AKC’s New Directors, America’s Top Dogs and a Flea Circus
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Best In Show Daily’s Master Blogger Billy Wheeler takes a look at the current top dogs in each of the seven Groups. Find out those teams that are currently leading the pack based on breed points and Group wins. Editor Susan Chaney introduces readers to her little dog ‘Max’ and to the big problem created by his adoption. Although he came with a bed, blanket, toys, treats, a bag of food, a new leash and collar, and even an ID tag etched with his name and telephone number, he didn’t arrive with any flea preventive… and oh, the circus that ensued!
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By Billy Wheeler
After ten weeks of competition this year, our rankings are starting to take form. If you read my blog, Dog Show Poop (and you should!), you know that I update the national Top Ten rankings every week. What a lot of people do not know is that I follow the Top 100 closely. Because it is difficult to keep truly accurate numbers on that many dogs I normally only share the top ten.
However, I am a Terrier guy and for the last two years it’s been tough for the earth dogs to break into the Top Ten. Therefore, I am going to share with all of you who the Top Dogs in each group are and where they sit relative to the other group leaders. Take a look at out Top Ten All Breeds. You will note that there are four…count ’em, four…Sporting Dogs in the Top Ten. more
I love it when something works really well. That’s why I wanted to write about managing a flea infestation for My Favorite Things.
We took in a little rescued dog several years ago. At the time, we had no flea issues, though we live in an area that has more than its fair share of the pesky parasites and a moderate climate that doesn’t seem to slow them down in any season.
A day or so after we got ‘Max,’ I saw a couple of fleas on him. I tried to reach the fosterer from whom we’d gotten him to find out what preventive she’d been using. (He’d been in foster care for almost six months because of his apparent lack of socialization as a puppy and possible mistreatment, and I didn’t want to bombard him with more changes than necessary.) more