The Maltese has been a pampered pet on its Mediterranean island home for almost 3,000 years. The ancient Greeks and Romans so adored their little dogs that poems were written to celebrate their purity and gentle nature. Discover the many charms of the silky white Toy known originally in the U.S. as the Maltese Lion Dog.
Senior Editor Christi McDonald reports on a proposed bill in North Carolina that defines “aggressive dog breeds” and would require criminal background checks for owners of Rottweilers and any one of six other breeds and their mixes. Although fanciers in the state continue to educate lawmakers, much work remains to be done. Find out how you can show your support for dog owners in the Tar Heel State.
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.
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