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The Start of a New Dog Sport – Barn Hunt

By Robin Nuttall

I really didn’t intend to start a new dog sport. I don’t have the time for one thing, and for another I’m not exactly sure what I’m doing. I mean, yeah, I’ve been in dogs a long time, have trained and trialed in a lot of sports, been a club president, and I ran our club’s AKC agility trials for seven years. But start an entire sport organization? I think maybe I’ve gone a little nuts.

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By Stuart Baillie

LAST WEEK I promised a column that was bit more upbeat, that focused on something positive going on in the world of dogs here in the UK and I’m pleased to say it’s a project that I am very closely involved with.

You have all heard of Jilly’s Jolly Jaunt, and hopefully you’ll have seen some of the video that was filmed during the week-long 140 mile walk undertaken by Gavin Robertson and Amelia Siddle back in June.

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Breeder Buzzwords – The Brussels Griffon

By Dan Sayers

In the 1997 film, “As Good as It Gets,” a little dog, named Verdell, manages to steal the show from his Academy Award-winning co-star. The tiny Toy is a Brussels Griffon, and the movie’s box office success introduced audiences to the charms of the delightfully energetic Belgian breed – very much at Jack Nicholson’s expense.

The alert and intelligent Brussels Griffon sprang from the streets of the capital city where it was originally developed to rid stables of vermin.

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French Bulldog No Longer a High-Profile Breed

By Dog World-UK

THE KENNEL Club said today that the reason why the French Bulldog had been removed from the high-profile list was that there was evidence that ‘a reasonable proportion’ of the dogs being shown were not severely affected by conditions from which the breed is known to suffer.

One of the criteria for removal, it said, was ‘a framework that in the long term will provide breeds with demonstrable evidence of breed health improvement’.

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Show Dog/Therapy Dog Part 4

By Deb Eldredge, D.V.M.

Now that you and your show dog have decided to give therapy work a try you need to find a certifying organization. Rarely you can “go it alone” but via an organization you will find resources, insurance coverage and some credibility if you approach a new facility. There are many therapy dog organizations across the united States. We will touch on the “Big Three” that certify or register therapy dog teams.

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DogWorld UK

Stuart Baillie

The Bottom Line

Bo Bengtson


Kayla Bertagnolli

Susan Chaney



Karl Donvil

Christi McDonald

Senior Editor

Dan Sayers

Editor in chief


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New York , NY – The American Kennel Club® (AKC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 AKC® Lifetime Achievement Awards: Pat Hastings (Conformation), Lynn Eggers (Companion Events) and Dr. Ray Calkins (Performance).

The AKC Lifetime Achievement Awards honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions on a national level. This year’s recipients have contributed decades of breeding, training, handling and judging knowledge to the sport of dogs.

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