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The Dog Days of Summer and a Legislative Update

In The Back Story today, Master Blogger Billy Wheeler comes in from the heat to look at this weekend’s sizzlin’ selection of summer shows. From Houston to Portland, Ore. and Stockton, Calif., exhibitors will pick up red, white and blue rosettes at a scant half-dozen or so locations around the U.S. Learn where Billy expects to find the hottest Best in Show lineups.

Senior Editor Christi McDonald’s Legislative Update reports on recent victories for responsible dog breeders in two U.S. states. While there’s good news coming out of New York and Indiana, a new battle is waging in California. Find out about the proposed legislation in the Golden State that’s targeting the pet-grooming industry.

Be sure to check out Best In Show Daily’s many photo galleries, where you’ll find recent winners and candid snapshots from shows held near and far. Just click on Show Scene below the masthead banner, or select any of the images in the left-hand column of our home page.

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Legislative Update: Victories in New York and Indiana; New Battle in California
By Christi McDonald

New York

In my last biweekly legislative update I reported that Ballston Spa, N.Y., was considering imposing a limit on the number of dogs kept at a residence within the city limits, even if they were not owned by the resident or were being housed temporarily. On July 9, 2012, the Ballston Spa Village Board rejected the proposed new limit of five dogs per household, reportedly “after hearing from many concerned, responsible AKC club members and dog owners.” more


Dog Days of Summer

By Billy Wheeler

Like much of the U.S., these past three weeks here in Memphis have been scorchingly hot. Two weeks of 100-degree-plus weather, punctuated by some spectacular thunderstorms, have settled into a balmy mid-90s test of the air conditioners in cars, malls & homes. It is truly the Dog Days of Summer. more

Ring Side Wrap-up

By Christi McDonald


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