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January 19, 2013 Subscribe

The ‘Emotional Value’ of Dogs, plus a Rose City Rumble

In today’s Legislative Updates, Senior Editor Christi McDonald reports that the Texas Supreme Court is currently considering whether or not an owner can collect for the “sentimental value” of a pet when another party is responsible for its loss. Find out what led to this case being brought before the state’s highest court, and how it might impact veterinarians and other providers of pet-care services if the justices uphold a lower court ruling.

Blogger-in-Chief Billy Wheeler is at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center where he’s reporting live from ringside at the Dog Fanciers Association of Oregon and the Tualatin Kennel Club shows and trials. The Northwest’s top competitors are in town this weekend, and both the professionals and owner-handlers are already battling for position. Learn how your favorite teams are faring in the Rose City.

Be sure to check out our photo galleries, where you’ll find recent winners and candid photos 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.

Dan Sayers

Editor in Chief

Legislative Updates: Can Dog Owners Sue for ‘Emotional Value’?

By Christi McDonald

In Austin, Texas, last week, the state’s supreme court began considering whether or not an owner can sue for the “emotional value” of a dog if the animal dies and another party is found responsible. The Dallas Morning News reports that the case was filed after a shelter in Fort Worth “mistakenly euthanized” a dog that belonged to Jeremy and Kathryn Medlen. more

Rose City Rumble, Day Two

By Billy Wheeler

The Rose City Classic resumes this morning with the Dog Fanciers Association Of Oregon’s first outing. The entry is about 10 percent higher than yesterday, and we will look for a couple of dogs that we know are in the hall, but did not make it to the ring yesterday. more

On the Road Again

By Billy Wheeler

How Dogs Rule Our Worlds

By Kayla Bertagnolli

Snow Day!

By Kayla Bertagnolli

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The Back Story

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Dog Show Poop

Billy Wheeler

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