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Biomarker Test for Lou Gehrig’s Disease Useful in Diagnosing Canine Neurodegenerative Disease

Mizzou Researchers Seek Clinical Trial Participants for Further Treatment Study COLUMBIA, Mo. – In 2009, Joan Coates, a veterinary neurologist, along with other researchers at the University of Missouri and the Broad Institute at MIT/Harvard, found a genetic link between degenerative myelopathy (DM) in dogs and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease in people. Now,… read more

May 8th Riverside Land Use Committee Meets – Ban of Retail Sales & Required Breeder Licensing

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 The Land Use Committee of the City of Riverside’s City Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, May 8th.  The agenda includes the consideration of drafting laws that would ban the retail sales of pets and require breeder licensing. As reported previously by AKC, the City is using nearby Long Beach’s… read more

Why Californians Need to Worry About AB485 – the Pet Shop Bill

As recent history has shown, many anti-breeder animal rights extremists continuously advocate for incremental breeding and sales restrictions that they hope will eventually lead to outright bans on all animal breeding and ownership.  They collectively consider all breeders and pet stores as substandard and inherently not interested in practicing or promoting animal welfare.  These politically-aware… read more

Celebrate National Purebred Dog Day!

National Purebred Dog Day was created in 2013 not only to celebrate the heritage, diversity and predictability of purebred dogs, but also to give a forum to the millions of people for whom these dogs are best friends, work mates, family companions, and service dogs. These have been difficult times for purebred dog owners who… read more

Purine Pro Plan Celebrates 20 Years of the Incredible Dog Challenge with Andy Roddick

FROM INCREDIBLE JUMPS TO RECORD-BREAKING DIVES, PURINA PRO PLAN CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF THE INCREDIBLE DOG CHALLENGE   Brand Partners with Andy Roddick and America’s VetDogs to Launch “Call for Incredible” Campaign Highlighting Incredible Dog Stories  ST. LOUIS, (April 25, 2017) – For two decades, the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge (IDC) has been giving… read more

Protect Your Rights to Breed & Sell Puppies: CA Assembly Bill 485 Moving Through Committee

  Friday, April 21, 2017 California Assembly Bill 485, which seeks to limit Californians from purchasing purposefully-bred dogs from regulated retail sources, passed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on Tuesday, April 18.  The bill has now been assigned to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, but has not yet been scheduled for a committee hearing. The… read more

AKC Legislative Conference – Sign up Today

AKC Legislative Conference April 30-May 1, 2017 Alexandria, Virginia & Washington, DC RSVP to akcgr.rsvp@akc.org Hotel Booking Deadline: Monday, April 17 (view RSVP details below) Purebred dog ownership is under attack. The radical animal rights agenda is determined to restrict our ability to own, breed and show purebred dogs. Please join us at this two-day, invitation-only… read more

National Purebred Dog Day Gains Ground

CONGRESSIONAL VETERINARIANS INTRODUCE RESOLUTION HONORING PUREBRED DOGS New York – U.S. Congressmen and veterinarians Ted Yoho [R-FL- 3], Ralph Abraham, [R-LA- 5], Kurt Schrader [D-OR-5] and have joined forces across the aisle to introduce a Congressional Resolution in support of National Purebred Dog Day. The resolution highlights the essential and important role that purebred dogs… read more

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2017 Tax Tips for Dog Breeders

Tax day is coming, just a little later than usual: the filing deadline is three days later this year, falling on April 18 instead of the usual April 15. That’s partly because of where the traditional April 15 tax deadline falls in the week in 2017. The deadline is always postponed if April 15 is… read more

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Tincture of Time: Watchful Waiting

“I used to think I could control ducks with my mind but it turns out ducks and I just have very similar ideas about what stuff ducks should do.” —Jacy Catlin  Humans have this little quirk in their brains: when two things occur at nearly the same time we tend to think they are related,… read more

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