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My Favorite Things: Pet Poetry

By Dan Sayers

Your Dog and My Dog is a charming little book filled with poems about our favorite canine companions. Published in 1935 by the Reilly & Lee Co. of Chicago, the collection of works was assembled by Tony Wons, a popular radio personality of the day.

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Who's Top Dog?

By Billy Wheeler

I am a numbers nerd. I spent most of my professional life as a management analyst/consultant pouring over statistical data trying to interpret it. When I began writing the blog, Dog Show Poop, I fell back on my statistical background to support my dog show habit. In maintaining an up to date ranking of the top dogs, I began to question the whole concept. How do you judge who are the top players in the game?

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Divide and Conquer: How to Classify Breeds into Groups

By Bo Bengtson

What makes a Terrier a Terrier and a Hound a Hound? How do we determine which characteristics define a particular kind of dog, and what possible reason can any kennel club give when trying to divide all the existing breeds into separate groups for the purpose of dog show competition? And, come to think of it, what exactly is it that makes a breed a breed instead of just a type of dog?

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‘P’ Is for Punctual

By Kayla Bertagnolli

Let’s face it. We all have a lot on our plate between managing our dogs, going to shows and trying to have a real life, not to mention everything else that comes our way. One way to help minimize the day-to-day stress, I think, is to be on time.

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The Top Best-in-Show-Winning Non-Sporting Dog of All Time

By Christi McDonald

Professional handlers Dennis McCoy and Randy Garren showed the white Standard Poodle, CH Whisperwind On A Carousel, to more than 100 Best in Shows, including the top award at Westminster KC in 1991. Five years later they began showing his grandson, Lake Cove That’s My Boy.

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AKC Community Donates $14,250 to secure Newtown's new K-9 Officer 'Saint Michael

Newtown’s newest K-9 Officer ‘Saint Michael’, a two-year-old German Shepherd Dog, was sworn in today during a ceremony to pay tribute to the Newtown Police Department’s recently deceased K-9 officer ‘Baro’ at the Newtown Municipal Center. The new police dog’s purchase and training was made possible by $14,250 in donations and grants from the American Kennel Club community of non-profit affiliates AKC Reunite and the AKC Humane Fund; AKC member clubs, Trap Falls Kennel Club, Newtown Kennel Club, and Farmington Kennel Club, as well as delegates and local residents..  more

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