Senior Editor Christi McDonald reminds readers that the July 16, 2012, deadline for public comment on proposed changes to U.S. Department of Agriculture breeding regulations is fast approaching. If implemented, hobby breeders will not be able to sell dogs to anyone who does not go directly to their homes or kennels. Learn all the details about the proposed policy changes and what they will mean to you.
Master Blogger Billy Wheeler has prepared his midyear report, now that we’re halfway through this year’s show season. The top dogs have already proven themselves, but a few key shows could make all the difference in the race to finish the year in the Number One spot. Find out where the leading competitors are most likely to show up to claim another Best.
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Calling All Fanciers: USDA/APHIS Deadline for Comments Nears
By Christi McDonald
In reaction to the proposed changes to U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations that could seriously impact hobby breeders, the American Kennel Club is asking fanciers to familiarize themselves with the proposed changes and to sign its petition.
On June 11, 2012, Best In Show Daily reported on what the new regulations could mean for hobby breeders. more
The View at Midyear
By Billy Wheeler
I have always liked heights. At the age of 3, I had to be rescued from my older cousin’s treehouse after scampering up into the older boys’ refuge when they vacated. I would spend part of my childhood in Colorado, climbing every rocky hillside I could. Later, I would be the only member of my construction crew that would sit in a swing dangling 100 feet above the ground to put a sprinkler pipe on a water tower. Why? Because the higher you climb, the more you can see. more