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The American-Made Breeds and Fireworks Season

The United States is home to many unique breeds of dog. Throughout its relatively short history, this nation has produced a wide variety of homegrown dogs that have served their country well. On Independence Day, we’re taking a look at the American-made breeds that were developed out of necessity to become indispensible partners and treasured companions to dog lovers around the world.

Social Media Maven Pilar Kuhn enjoyed going to fireworks displays as a kid growing up in Dallas. But in her California neighborhood, our resident blogger has noticed that there seems to be a fireworks season that lasts all summer long. Although the light show in the sky is fanciful enough, the loud “kaboom” of the fireworks manages to unnerve the dogs – and our blogger too.

And DFR Blogger Kayla Bertagnolli encourages Best In Show Daily readers to celebrate the Fourth by starting a new tradition that includes the dogs such as remembering to invite four-legged friends to the barbeque.

Many of this year’s top show dogs are featured in their own beautiful mini-websites on Best In Show Daily. Simply click on a banner ad to see the dog’s up-to-date show history, plus a slide show of photos that reveals exactly why it’s a top dog.

Dan Sayers
Editor in Chief

It’s a Great Day to Celebrate Our American-Made Breeds
By Dan Sayers

The United States is sometimes referred to as a cultural melting pot, a place where immigrants from around the world come together to form an entirely original society. Although this metaphor has been challenged in recent years, it cannot be denied that America’s roots stretch in the direction of every nation on Earth.

The migration to these shores has not been limited to people, however. more

Kaboom! It’s Fireworks Season Again
By Pilar Kuhn

Fireworks! It’s that time of year again.

Today is the Fourth of July. But in our neighborhood – and apparently in other parts of the country too, according to friends’ Facebook posts – this means having to endure fireworks being set off nightly. Not just today and yesterday and tomorrow, or even the whole week surrounding the Independence Day celebration, but pretty much any summer night that someone decides to party with pyrotechnics. more

Celebrating Independence Day Traditions
By Kayla Bertagnolli

If you’re a regular DFR reader, by now you probably know that I have this addiction to holidays. Is that even possible?

Well, maybe it’s not an addiction, but every year when each holiday comes around, I like to remind myself of what the day is really all about.

So on this Fourth of July, I want to celebrate not only the holiday’s history, but I want to know what makes today exciting and unique. more

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