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About: Susan Chaney

Susan Chaney

Susan Chaney has been on the editorial side of publishing since 1990, starting her career as a newspaper features writer and editor. A lifelong lover of dogs, Susan has lived with German Shepherds, Labs, Yorkies, an Irish Setter, a Great Dane-Bloodhound mix, a Sheltie and currently a Chihuahua mix of unknown pedigree. She was the editor of Dog Fancy magazine, content editor of DogChannel.com and group editor of Dog World, Dogs USA, Puppies USA, Natural Dog, Cat Fancy, Cats USA and Kittens USA from March 2005 to December 2009 when she left her position to work at home, part-time. Susan lives in Long Beach, Calif., with her artist husband, Tim, that Chi mix and two big cats. As an editor and writer for Best In Show Daily, she is reveling in the amalgam of three loves: writing, editing and dogs.

Recent Posts by Susan Chaney

Shape, Words and Your Dogs

Researchers, led by Emile van der Zee, Ph.D.,of the University of Lincoln School of Psychology in Lincoln, England, have learned that dogs do not associate words to objects in the same way that people do. Van der Zee, a cognitive psychology specialist, and his colleagues studied a single Border Collie named Gable, coming to the Continue Reading

My Favorite Things: Performance Event Videos

One of the great parts of my job is writing about the amazing dogs and people who compete in agility, flyball, lure coursing, dock jumping and other performance events. As an added bonus, I often come across videos of these trials and competitions. Some videos are professionally done. Others almost look professional. And still others Continue Reading

My Favorite Things: Cool, Fun Stuff for Dogs and Their Owners

I spent a couple of days recently at one of the biggest pet products trade shows in the United States – SuperZoo – and I saw a few things that I’d love to have for my little Maxie. I think you might like some of them in your canine household too. One of the great Continue Reading

Dam’s Lack of Milk Is Rare, but Likely Genetic

It’s a good thing that agalactia, the lack of milk in a dam, is a “really uncommon” condition in healthy dogs because “sadly, there’s not very much information about it,” says Margret L. Casal, D.V.M., Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia. “There’s a lot more information Continue Reading

Look! There’s a Dog on the Football Field!

What’s a dog – a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever to be specific – doing on the sidelines of a college football game? That’s what you might be asking yourself if you’re at a University of California, Davis, football game in the fall. Watch until the kickoff, and you’ll soon find out. He’s retrieving, of course. Continue Reading